Spent my birthday weekend here and had a WONDERFUL time.John was informative, very friendly and a AWESOME chef! The quiet atmosphere at the B&B was perfect for my husband and me when we wanted to just sit and relax..the town was walking distance for most of the things we did...GREAT WEEKEND!
First off the room and upstairs as hot. asked for the air to be turned down and they did not cool down to after dark and into the night. I had to ask for a ice bucket and the ice machine only had a tiny bit of ice in due to the ice machine was not working properly. When I asked for more ice I was told I filled up a ice chest which I put some ice in it. due to the place being so hot. I have the same ice machine at my home and had the same problems with it not making ice. I also seen a lot of maintenance that needed to be done around the place. For the money and the point you have to be gone by 1030 in the AM. I would not recommend this place. Also parking is a pain, when we first arrived I had to go in and ask one of the workers to move their Truck and no directions on where to find the parking lot.
B&b is very beautiful and clean but the owner doesn't live here so it is a little bit impersonal. The breakfast is huge but it is served once at 8h30 and the ladie begins to cook it at 6.00 in the morning so it is very noisy and it was no more possible to sleep No dining in this b&b
My wife and I spent her birthday weekend here and visiting Natchitoches. Great, Great place to stay!!! Rooms were VERY cool, John the owner, proprietor and chef was really welcoming and charming. There was nothing we wanted for. He managed to cater to our every need and yet was nearly invisible the whole time. We had the run of the place and were able to enjoy our weekend on our own schedule. I would heartily recommend this place to anyone!!!
Our weekend stay was absolutely perfect! We wouldn't have changed one thing. It was the most relaxing weekend we have ever spent ! John and Kathy were the most gracious hosts! On a side note, Maglieaux's on the Cane restaurant is within walking distance of Sweet Cane Inn and has great service, delicious cuisine, and reasonable prices. We have found OUR weekend getaway and we WILL be back soon! Emmett and Teri
What a wonderful B & B. We frequent B & B' s through-out the year and I would say, without hesitation the Rusca House is one of our favorites. The rooms are very well maintained and the grounds are beautiful with wonderful sitting areas and fountains. The breakfasts are always delicious. and our host, Debbie is such a delightful person that makes the time even that much more enjoyable. It is also in walking distance to all the restaurants, shopping, etc. We highly recommend the Rusca House.
We were so completely satisfied with our stay at the Rusca House. Debbie, the hostess, did a fantastic job of preparing our breakfast, refreshing our rooms, and making sure our stay was comfortable. I highly recommend the Rusca House and plan on returning soon.
My first stay at a B&B. Exceeded my expectation. Gardens were lovely. Able to watch fireworks while sitting in the garden. Very clean, southern hospitality was what I've heard and was able to experience it first hand. Will definitely go back and take other family members.picture
We are very familiar with Natchitoches but this was our first time at The Rusca House. We would not hesitate to stay there on our next visit. The rooms were perfect, service was great, the house is beautiful. We have some dietary needs (Celiac Disease so we must eat gluten free) and they were very accommodating and without hesitation. I would definitely recommend this beautiful B&B!
I used this B&B to kickoff my wife's birthday. When we arrived they had champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting on us. The room and house was beautiful. The staff was fantastic and very friendly. We felt like part of a large family with the other guest. We would highly recommend this establishment.
Wonderful experience, we truly enjoyed our stay at the Sweet Cane Inn! The rooms were very comfortable and quiet, yet they were decorated with beautiful furnishings and featured modern conveniences. To top it off, everyday we stayed, the breakfasts were delicious. We also enjoyed a complimentary glass of wine on the porch in the evening.
My son was getting married March 22, 2014. My Husband,myself and daughter had stayed at the Violet Hill prior and instantly fell in love with the home and outstanding service. So when my son proposed, we booked the entire house for family and friends flying/driving in from out of state, so we would have a wonderful place to stay the entire weekend March21-March24th. Every one had their own beautiful private room and bath to get ready for the wedding and then an absolutely wonderful place for us to gather before and after the wedding. I have to say, that I have stayed at many Bed and Breakfasts, but the Violet Hill is by far my favorite. We were treated like family, every thing our hearts desired was provided, including wonderful breakfasts served at a time we chose to make sure every one was up and ready (in our jammies) for breakfast. John (Innkeeper/Owner) Served us the most delicious breakfasts and we were able to pick which kind of breakfast we wanted. He accommodated our every need, any thing we did need, just a call and he was there lickedey split! The river view from the back veranda and covered boat dock is amazing. We had a wonderful Sunday morning family get together, playing guitar and singing, with many little cousins enjoying the back yard. It was perfectly wonderful. The rooms are outstanding, clean and spacious, with comfy beds and pillows. A room for everyone's needs. Our visitors from out of town were so impressed with the home and service provided by the housekeepers and John. It couldn't have been more perfect. I want to thank John and his staff personally for making my sons wedding so wonderful before and after.Thank you John for making this special occasion even better. have a family reunion, The Violet Hill will be the spot!!!! I can go on and on, but I wont. Unbelievable John, Thank you so much for your never ending hospitality and making every one feel as if they were home.
We arrived late in the evening but Kathy had left a key for us and encouraged us to call if we needed anything. The Inn is lovely -- the rooms were clean and cosy and the beds were extremely comfortable. The full breakfast (French Toast, scrambled eggs and sausage) was delicious! The hospitality prior to (reservations) and during our stay was exceptional and I loved the stories of the original owners as well as the process of restoration of the inn. The inn is well-located -- a short walk to the historic section of town. I hope we will have an opportunity to return!
We have only stayed in two other B & B's, but The Sweet Cane Inn surpassed our every expectation in all aspects. The hosts were gracious and personable, the room was immaculate and the breakfast was divine! We awakened each morning to the smell of coffee, pancakes and sausage.Then at 4 pm upon returning from enjoying the beauty of Natchitoches, we were greeted with wine, coffee and the best chocolate chips cookies we have ever tasted! Our bedding was perfect, the decor of the room was pleasing and the bathroom had every convenience at our fingertips. We loved hearing the history of the home and the hosts entertained us with their own story of acquiring this treasure. But I think the best testimony came from a guest who has stayed at The Sweet Cane Inn 17 times in a little over three years!! She has become a part of the family and my husband and I know when we return for the Festival of Lights we will be greeted by John and Kathy as family too. We had a wonderful stay there and we made many happy memories. Looking forward to returning in December!