Testimonials

We recently were written up in Community Chronicles.  Read the article.

See recent awards.

Recent reviews of the studio from our airbnb site:

A Little Gem

The reviews on here are spot on; this space is everything and more you can ask for! Jen’s attentiveness and attention to detail is unmatched. All the amenities you’d ever need and more are available! She is a gracious and wonderful host, the place is serene, clean, and really just perfect. What a little gem! I will be back!

Leah

Best Stay Ever!

Book this place today. You can thank me later. The best stay I have ever had by a long shot.

George

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!

Nicola

Book this place today!

Book this place today. You can thank me later. The best stay I have ever had by a long shot.

George

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.

Tristan

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!

Kevin

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.

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!

Samantha Wittchen

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.

 

Sue H.

Gorgeous getaway

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.

corgitwins – New Orleans

Artistic touches galore!

I highly recommend choosing to stay in this clean and well-maintained cottage in the country. It truly is an artist’s retreat…so many unique collectibles and artistic touches inside and out. My 1 week stay was quiet, comfy, and cozy. Every aspect of what a guest would need or want was well thought out and provided. Owners were respectful of my privacy yet helpful with their delightful southern hospitality to ensure my needs were being met. I felt like I was at my own retreat spa. What a gift it was to wake up to country views…horses cantering around the pond, goats playing together like children, vegetable gardens beautifully designed and maintained, again with many artistic touches. That’s where I first learned about bottle trees! I can’t wait to return for another stay.

Jay’s Mom – Hawaii

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!

Marcie

Exceptional travel destination

Bonne Terre is an awesome destination. It is an excellent central location for day trips in the surrounding area. Additionally, the cottage itself contains a vast and diverse blend of resources to help a traveler become intimately acquainted with the area (history, natural history, music, arts, food). The cottage host was also very open to assist with any questions or directions that we needed.

I have stayed at many cottages over the past twenty years, both in the U.S. and in Europe, and Bonne Terre is the cleanest cottage I have ever stayed in. The owners take exceptional care of this cottage.

I was happy that the cottage was equipped with exclusively environmentally friendly cleaning products and laundry detergents. Also, as advertised, there was no sign of pets or smoking in the cottage (excellent for those with allergies).

The location is very picturesque, with lots of wildlife. Ideal for birdwatching.

Bob – Grand Rapids, MI

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