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Little River Bluffs: A Nature Preserve & Retreat

11082 Garden Lane , Folsom, LA 70437-3600 USA (Show map)
105 Reviews
$150 - $325
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Offering four deluxe fully equipped cabins in 30 acres of mature woods with extensive frontage along the cool artesian-fed Tchefuncte River, protected under Louisiana's Scenic Rivers Act. Each with its own access to the river and its own private site. Guests may play in the waters or build a sand castle. Discover nature trails through woodland and meadow habitats. Walk along the banks and track an otter or see a great blue heron. Enjoy the calming sites and sounds of nature. Snooze in a hammock. Read a book. Write one. Spend your whole vacation here in nature.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.2

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Very Relaxing

5 on September 27, 2014

Thank you, David and Doris for a very relaxing stay. We hope to visit again this winter!

Good retreat close to New Orleans

4.0 on August 10, 2014

Very clean and roomy cabin situated in the woods nearby a pond and creek. Games such as croquet and horse shoes were provided, as was breakfast food. Full kitchen, great porch and charcoal grill. Also less than an hour from New Orleans. Easy to drive up for the weekend.

The Meadow Cabin is awesome! The grounds are wonderful.

5 on July 16, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at LRB. The cabin is so beautiful; The sceened-in porch did not disappoint. We were able to cook all of the meals that we brougnt along with us. We also enjoyed the ride to the little village of Folsom. You must stop by Gene's country store for crawfish boudin and also Hot Tamale Mama. The gumbo and beef tamales are wonderful! Don't forget to sit out on the porch at night and enjoy the lighting bug show. David also provides some home made bread for every guest, and it is delicious. The pond is so relaxing and beautiful. The trails are well maintained if you are up for a walk. I would recommend LRB with pleasure.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much. We love the fact nearly 80% of our guests are "repeats" and some have retreated here many times over the years....and still keep coming! We love it.

Perfect getaway!

4.6 on July 09, 2014

As always,, Little River Bluffs is a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy the best part of life--friends, loved ones and nature. David is always so gracious and my family looks forward to the visit every year! Can't wait to get back!

June stay at our favorite getaway place

4.0 on July 05, 2014

One of the most peaceful and beautiful places we know.

Awesome house, view, outdoor art, quiet pond, peaceful!

3.6 on June 19, 2014

Wonderful artistic architecture like Frank Loyd Wright houses, Large windows of spectatular wilderness. Peaceful private retreat to unwind and enjoy art and nature in private.

Off The Grid

4.8 on June 16, 2014

If your looking for a place to really "fall off the grid" from the stress of work, this is definitely the place. Great southern hospitality and very private and a comfortable feeling of seclusion. David and his family go out of their way and take pride in this place and it shows.

Overpriced, and Other Issues

1.4 on May 27, 2014

We stayed in the Meadow Cabin--so this review does not address the other facilities. While the size and location of the cabin were fine, there were maintenance issues that were very troubling given the cost. The screened in porch had tears that would allow mosquitos in. The refrigerator was not clean. There were cockroaches in the kitchen. The towels and sheets were obviously quite old. Some of the food items that were provided were not in great shape. We have stayed in other cabins with similar problems but the cost MUCH less. We have actually stayed in a 2 bedroom river facing condo at the foot of the Smokies that was less than this. And, it is not a private as we expected. There is a lovely outdoor shower, but shortly after using it, we were totally caught by surprise when the owner pulled up in a golf cart unannounced. The golf cart was so silent we didn't realize anyone was coming until we saw him at the screen door to the porch. Some people might see this as providing a personal touch, but having just been unclothed in what was supposed to be a secluded outdoor shower, we felt intruded upon.

Innkeeper Response
The Meadow Cabin was scheduled to be re-screened and was 3 days after the last guests departed. We also added "animal wire" on top of the mosquito screen. Also kitchen deep-cleaned. Guests' privacy is our foremost goal. If the Innkeeper should come to any cabin, it is rare and only because we have not heard that guests have arrived or otherwise been able to receive returned phone calls to them, as in a recent case. The back porch shower is purposely out of sight of the entrance, and private even if the Innkeeper should arrive on a golf cart. Since last guests, Meadow Cabin repairs put it up to its best.

Most beautiful, peaceful retreat ever

5 on May 14, 2014

This was by far the most beautiful retreat I have ever experienced. If you want privacy, nature, beauty, and an overall gorgeous place to get away, this is the place for you!!

Like visiting the Ozarks

5 on May 13, 2014

Our family spent a weekend at The Lodge. What a beautiful home - I can hardly consider it a cabin. Everything was immaculate and the "do it yourself" breakfast was tasty, especially the homemade bread. The furnishings are beautiful and the views from every window are breathtaking. The surroundings are amazing. Acres of hills and streams covered with native Louisiana foliage and hardwood trees. Thank you David and Doris for sharing this piece of heaven on earth with us!

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Location Type

Mature Woods, New Orleans Northshore, Riverside, Countryside


New Orleans, LA (MSY) 50 miles

Directions to property:

1. Take I-12 to Exit 57 (Goodbee/ Madisonville) and go north on LA Hwy. 1077. 2. Continue north nine miles across US Hwy. 190 and Goodbee Amoco (supplies and homecooking) and turn right at LA Hwy. 1077 sign (small, green, on right). 3. Go two miles (passing Gene's Grocery on right) and always bearing right, leaving Hwy. 1077 onto Hwy. 1078 (Bennett Bridge Road) and turn at first right onto Donnie Road. 4. Go one half mile. For Chalet, turn right at Garden Lane to dead end. For Meadow Cabin and Treehouse, turn right on Cooper Road. Open, then close gate behind you.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Birdwatching, Global Wildlife Center, Historic Covington, Madisonville and Mandeville , Plant Nurseries, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer , Native flora & fauna, Nature trails &stocked pond, Privacy, Refreshing little river w/ beaches, Screened porches & hammocks, Kayaks available under separate arrangement

Room amenities

Air conditioning, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 1:00pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoors; porches; no butts on grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No toddlers; close adult supervision
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Fifty percent to confirm reservation.
  • Cancellations: Deposit returned if notice received at least ten days prior to date reserved.



David Campbell and Doris Harrell

Languages spoken

Limited Spanish, Limited French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Native flora & fauna; gardening; kayaking; bridge; yoga; horses; historic preservation; cooking;

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Country continental

  • Time Served: Self-served
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Signature Dish

David's Hearty Tea Bread
Fresh baked four grain loaf hand-made by Proprietor David Campbell.


11082 Garden Lane , Folsom, LA 70437-3600 USA (Show map)

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