The Rusca House

124 Poete Street , Natchitoches, LA 71457 USA (Show map)


Tastful elegance and charm await you as you step back in time into a 1920's bungalow, which has been lovingly restored. The Rusca house provides you with private spacious bathrooms, multi-course breakfast, and a landscaped garden and fountains. Please check out our website for availability. Come and experience what Southern charm is all about!!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Excellent!! Will be back.

5 on May 15, 2016

This was our very first stay in a bed and breakfast and our stay was excellent! Will be returning. Thanks for a great experience.


5 on May 05, 2016

We loved it!

The RH: An Outstanding Stay!

5 on April 26, 2016

The Rusca House in "Knack-I-Tish", LA is a gem. We do lots of B n B's. This was one of the best. Easy access to our rooms on a quiet street. Big spacious, tastefully-appointed room with big bathroom. Great breakfasts served by Bridget. Beautiful posters graced the walls throughout. Comfortable, homey front living room to visit in with your pre-breakfast coffee. This is a "can't-miss" choice. Go for it!

A little piece of Heaven

5 on April 22, 2016

Our stay was wonderful The house was beautiful. We loved the front porch and swing. Breakfast was amazing

Lovely place, gracious hospitality

4.8 on April 11, 2016

We stayed three nights at the Rusca House. The home is lovely and well maintained; the rooms are comfortable and spacious with everything a guest needs. Decor is lovely and the gardens were an unexpected treat. Very convenient to walk into heart of downtown, as well as for strolling in the historic district. We look forward to the chance to return to Natchitoches, and to stay again at the Rusca House. Thanks Bridget! It was a lovely experience. Jennifer and Greg

Our lovely visit to Natchitoches

5 on April 10, 2016

Every year we meet up with an old friend and explore an area we've never been to before. This year Natchitoches was part of our trip. Our rooms in Rusca House were comfortable, the gardens peaceful and filled with birdsong, and Bridget provided a delicious breakfast each morning. The location of the house was excellent as it was an easy walk to shops and restaurants, but off the main street with little traffic.


5 on March 23, 2016

Absolutely perfect! The location is right in the middle of everything. Within walking distance of Front Street shopping, and not far from other places. Bridget was very accomadating. Each room has a private entrance so you don't have to bother the other guests. The breakfast was AWESOME both days. The rooms were clean, the bathroom was clean, and the overall house was clean. The price was right on the money too. All of the other places were priced fairly high, and with a newborn on the way we were looking for a decently priced place, yet still one with the traditional bed and breakfast feel, this place did it all!!!

First stay at a B & B

3.2 on March 10, 2016

We stayed one night for our anniversary- it was nice.

Home away from home and more

5 on March 07, 2016

Always the best place for a get away day or two with Bridget as the hostess. Close to downtown shopping and a nice area for a morning walk. You can view the small park dedicated to the lady around whom the Steel Magnolia movie was made. Close to lots of history and well worth the money.

Excellent Valentine's Day

5 on February 29, 2016

My wife and I went to Natchitoches for Valentine's Day and stayed at the Rusca House. We stayed in the Pearl room, which is huge with it's own entrance, a whirlpool tub, and it's own porch complete with 2 rocking chairs. The house was immaculate, and the bed was one of the most comfortable we had ever slept in. The next morning we had another surprise; breakfast. Bridget made huge cinnamon rolls for the first course, and for the second course a folded egg omelet that was excellent. We couldn't eat it all and were so full that we skipped lunch. We will definitely be staying at the Rusca House again.

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Location Type

Historic District, Walking distance to shops and restaurants


Shreveport, LA (SHV)

Directions to property:

From I-49, take the Many/Natchitoches exit. Follow Highway 6 to Natchitoches and take a left on Second Street approximately 5 miles. Rue Poete will be the second street on the right. We are the second to last house on the left. We have parking located at the back of the house.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Plantations, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

, soft drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite), Bottled spring water, Snacks, 100% cotton sheets and towels, DVD collection

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Antique shopping, The American Cementery, Sight-seeing, Southern dining, Historical sites, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 1:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Only on the weekends in the month of December and certain holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required
  • Cancellations: Full payment is due unless we are notified 7 days per room in advance of your scheduled reservation date. If we are able to re-book your room(s), we will offer a refund for the number of room(s)re-booked.



Bridget P. Williams

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room