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Bienvenue House

421 N Main St , Saint Martinville, LA 70582 USA (Show map)
29 Reviews
$120 - $120
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Bienvenue House, circe 1830, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A truly beautiful antebellumm gem, its colorful history has been preserved for you to experience first hand by your hostess, Jill Kuhn. Bienvenue House, The Evangeline Oak, Bayou Teche, St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, est. 1765...crawfish, coffee, hot, sweet and strong - shrimp and crab boils, Mardi Gras and the romance of legends deeply rooted in the lives of those you're apt to meet during your stay. "Connaisseur da la bonne vie. Enfin", life is good in St. Martinville, yes! Come join us in the heart of "Cajun Country".



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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The best!!

5 on April 20, 2014

Jill and Skip were the most welcoming and generous hosts, and as a group of five family members coming together after some time, we couldn't have found a more wonderful place to stay. Their home is absolutely beautiful, with spacious and immaculate rooms, decorated most beautifully with attention to every detail. The breakfast was delicious and presented elegantly. Welcome, comfort, kindness, advice, warmth, beauty, history - all were offered and all very gratefully accepted. Worth a detour in your trip!

A Cajun Country Gem

4.8 on March 25, 2014

What a wonderful time we had at this beautiful antebellum home. Beautifully appointed, appropriately for the period, more than made up for the sporadic internet service and lack of television. Our hosts, Jill and Skip, provided us with local history and sights to see, even arranging a Swamp Tour for us. We had many wonderful conversations with them over our scrumptious breakfasts and Jill even sent us on our way with a delicious homemade pumpkin loaf for the long trek back to Canada! I couldn't recommend a place to stay any higher!

Enjoyed stay

4.6 on August 22, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and our gracious hosts.

Great Place to Stay

5 on August 16, 2013

We stayed here a few months ago. It was wonderful. I enjoyed the home, the location, and the owners. They made the stay even more enjoyable.

Fun on the Bayous

4.8 on June 11, 2013

Excellent stay. Jill and Skip were the best hosts anyone could ask for. They supplied any information and directions for the many places we visited. They took the time to visit with us and give us information on the area and history. felt like family when we left. The breakfast was five-star.

A great place to stay!

4.6 on September 25, 2012

I had never stayed at a B&B and found Bienvenue House online. I was pleasantly surprised at the sweet hospitality of Jill and Skip and the atmosphere and ambiance of the house. I enjoyed hearing the history and the ghost stories. Jill and Skip could not have been nicer and more accommodating, and the breakfast was the best I've ever eaten. Loved it!

Bienvenue House

5 on August 12, 2012

Everything was great. Thank you.

Our 1st B&B and it was Outstanding!

5 on July 30, 2012

Great experience staying at the home of Jill & Skip. They were warm & friendly and their home was clean, cozy, and comfortable. Breakfast was a special treat. Jill & Skip went out of their way to ensure that we had a good time by recommending great restaurants & fun things to see & do. We will definitely go back!


5 on May 06, 2012

Best B&B ever! Everybody should visit this B&B.

An unexpected pleasure

5 on April 23, 2012

We consider ourselves established B&B devotees and Louisiana natives. This is an outstanding residence with gracious and interesting owners. They passed on some excellent places to visit during our short stay, each of which were superlative. The breakfast was awesome. The only negative I can think of is the tub-only bath. Otherwise, Jill and Skip could not have been more interesting and interested in their guests.

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Small town


Lafayette / New Iberia, LA, USA (LFT) - Municipal 13 miles

Directions to property:

Follow I-90 (Evangeline Freeway) to St. Martinville exit to the left (Lake Fosse St. Park). Drive straight following HWY 31 to Main St., St. Martinville approximately 13 miles. Take a left on Main St. and go three blocks to Robertson St., take a left (across from Dave's Texaco and Catholic Retreat Center).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, St. Martin de Tours Church (circa 1765), Avery Island Tobasco Factory, Vermillion Village, Lake Martin swamp, Longellow-Evangeline Statek, Shadows on the Teche, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Historic Inn

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Library, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, festivals, Cajun-Zydeco music, dining, historical sites, Civil war sites, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00 or prior a
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children are encouraged!
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: Cancellation must be made within 10 days of stay or a 10% charge is accessed.



Jill Kuhn and Skip Littlefield

Languages spoken

., English

About the innkeepers

Gardening, history, fishing, dancing, reading, sewing, painting and eating.

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30/as arranged
  • Serving Location: breakfast may be served on gallery or in back yard, Dining Room

Special meal options

, Cajun specialities

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Details Diamond Collection

  • Nightly Rate $120 - $120
  • Reviews (29) 4.8
  • Rooms 4
  • Phone 1-3373949100 1-3373949100
421 N Main St , Saint Martinville, LA 70582 USA (Show map)

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