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Recent reviews of the studio from our airbnb site:
Outstanding Place to Stay
Bonne Terre is an outstanding place to stay. Having stayed there once before, I already had high expectations. It was even better the second time! Wished I could have stayed longer. Jennifer is a fabulous hostess. People, stay here!
Our stay at the Studio was outstanding. The farm was quiet and picturesque and gave us the respite we needed in our travels. Jen has added so many unique and personal touches to the studio that make you feel so at home. We ended up staying in and exploring her extensive record collection and had the best time doing so. Would’ve loved to stay longer – one of the best Airbnb experiences I’ve ever had!
A Magical Little Farm
Wow! Just, Wow! If you’re looking for style, comfort and good old fashioned southern hospitality, you can’t go wrong with Jennifer’s Bonne Terre Studio! A beautiful, tasteful and positively serene studio on a magical little farm, hosted by a wonderful human, Bonne Terre Studio exceeds all expectations from the moment you turn down the driveway! Worth the price of admission for the record collection alone! Jennifer not only knows everything about her area of Louisiana, you can tell she genuinely loves sharing it with her guests! It’s already on my list of places to revisit as soon as time allows!
I’d highly recommend visiting
Jen’s place is very relaxing and scenically beautiful. I was amazed at how clean and organized her farm and studio was. All of the animals are so happy and I can understand why. I enjoyed sitting on the deck, playing the guitar with a cup of her signature roast coffee. I’d highly recommend visiting.
One of the Best airbnb Stays
This was one of the best airbnb stays I have ever had! Jen was a truly welcoming and delightful host and the studio was an extraordinary space. An incredible spot that I really hope to return to.
This place is a charmer! Beautiful surroundings and quiet. Love all the records, musical instruments, books, and artwork. There is plenty of sitting room outside to catch fresh air, or view the night sky with a glass of wine. I highly recommend this location and was treated with such great hospitality! Fresh farm eggs, and herbal water upon arrival is just a few of the great things that were a pleasant welcome. I will be back!
Over the years the cottage, and then the main house, were listed at VRBO. We have gotten 5-star reviews from over 50 guests. Below is just a sampling.
Very nice getaway for rest & relaxation
This was a quick getaway for our 16th wedding anniversary and we couldn’t have chosen a better place, or area, for a quiet place out in the country, but still close to the most amazing place in America for foodies like us! We decided against Hot Springs, AR, and decided to go south, instead. We had one very high expectation, though, and that was some good coffee, which was provided by Jen there at the house. We made a cup not long after arriving and used the handy milk frother. I sat down on the little sofa in the sunroom, took a sip and my cares immediately slipped away.
The house was just beautiful, clean, & had plenty of room. The kitchen had everything we needed and I especially enjoyed the library of books. The local places we recommend, and enjoyed ourselves, are Joie de Vivre, Café des Amis, The Blue Dog Café, Prejean’s & Reve (since we needed to go there to purchase more of the delicious coffee Jen had introduced us to). We took a morning swamp tour on Sunday, had brunch afterwards in town, & took a long peaceful nap at the house before leaving town. Bliss. Jen was a remarkable host, very sweet & thoughtful. I can’t say enough how happy my husband & I are to have stumbled upon this quiet place to retreat to as often as we get the chance.
Bonne Terre Main House
When you turn onto Lawless Tauzin Road, your first sight will be tranquil oak trees draped with Spanish moss. The Bonne Terre main house sits back off of the road nestled in a grove of trees. The house itself is well adorned with everything a vacationer might need. If there’s anything you’ve forgotten or are missing, Jennifer is a quick phone call or text away, happy to help.
The house is a spacious two bedroom, two bath with a dining room and a kitchen pleasing to any home chef. The fridge was stocked with a breakfast items, half n half for our coffee and assorted soft drinks. The beds are comfy and towels are plush. The hardwood floors reminded me of my grandfather’s house, softly creaking as you walk….bringing back loving memories of years gone by. At the front of the house is a sun room with screened windows and a view of animals on the property: horses, goats, chickens and a cow. It’s such a peaceful place to sip your morning coffee (Jennifer brought us fresh coffee beans from a local shop) or afternoon glass of wine. The open back porch has a lovely morning breeze and there is a hammock, tire swing and traditional swing hanging from trees in the back yard.
This house is gorgeous and Jen has thought of everything. From the placement of furniture to make sure that each area is comfortable and welcoming to the amazingly well stocked kitchen with everything you’ll ever need to enjoy feasting during your stay and books, DVDs and anything you’d need to while away the hours relaxing. Her attention to detail extends well beyond the house to the entire property, which is beautiful. Jen is the ultimate hostess who believes in gracious living.
True Southern Hospitality!
The main house at Bonne Terre is an inviting, tranquil and amazingly comfortable home set in the heart of Cajun country. You’ll enjoy the quiet countryside but be within short driving distance of several wonderful cities offering Cajun culture, fabulous dining, wonderful music and some of the friendliest folks on earth. Hostess Jen is so hospitable and will assist with anything you need.
If you’re looking for a comfortable, peaceful getaway, this is the perfect spot. And your hostess couldn’t be any nicer.
A Perfect Artist Retreat
A friend and I stayed for 3 days as an end of school art retreat. Jen is a perfect hostess. She checked with us everyday to see if we needed anything. The house was completely stocked with anything we needed. It was like being at home. The front porch was my favorite place to be and create art. The view of sweet Mathilda made it perfect!
I will definitely be going back! Thanks Jen!
A perfect place for our Honeymoon
My husband and I stayed at Bonne Terre while we were on our honeymoon, and we could not have chosen a more perfect place. The artistic and homey cottage has such a vital energy to it, no doubt in large part because of the creative energy that radiates from Jen herself. Every detail is considered, from the thoughtfully stocked kitchen to the record collection featuring local musicians to the welcome basket left for us upon arrival. As environmental professionals, we appreciated the respect Jen clearly has for the earth and enjoyed spending afternoons watching and interacting with the horses, goats and chickens on the farm. Bonne Terre was the perfect home base for exploring the region, which is rich with music and Southern culture. It is truly a magical place, and we hope to return!