The Caldwell House

105 East Vermilion Street , Abbeville, LA 70510 USA (Show map)


The Caldwell has five guest rooms available to house a family reunion, off-site business meeting or special weekend retreat. Reserve a room or the entire house for your special visit to Abbeville and South Louisiana. Furnished with queen and king-sized beds, Caldwell rooms afford spacious sitting areas as well as sleeping comfort. All have private baths. Some rooms have special amenities such as gas fireplaces or Jacuzzi spa, and all are equipped with television, wireless internet and the unmistakable Caldwell ambiance!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great stay!!

5 on May 09, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Caldwell one night with another couple from Austin. We so enjoyed having a drink on your porch and being able to walk to dinner. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The highlight was breakfast and getting to talk with Caroline. Wonderful person.

Very awesome and romantic

5 on February 18, 2016

Stayed in the master suite. Bed was amazing! Hot tub was too. I highly recommend it. Will go again. Food was best I have had from a bed and breakfast

Couldn't have been better!

5 on February 10, 2016

The place was very beautiful, quite, and very comfortable! The people that worked there were very helpful and generous offering to help in any way possible. They really made our stay worth while. The food provided along with the service in the morning was great and was punctual with the time frame given. If you are looking for an elegant, comfortable, and quiet place to stay I would totally recomend this place. My bride and I were very pleased with our choice to stay there.

Great cottage for our family

4.4 on October 26, 2015

Our family of five stayed in the cottage for a wedding in town. We were very comfortable and found the manager Carolyn to be welcoming and friendly! The cottage was attractive and well furnished especially the kitchen where we prepared our own meals and snacks. We would recommend this for an Abbeville getaway.

Basic B/B

2.6 on May 12, 2015

The Caldwell House has an excellent location and is only a short walk from several great restaurants such as Blacks and Dupuis. However, the rooms, while quaint, needed renovations and perhaps a few upgrades. The bathroom had a tub but no shower curtain so the water tended to splash onto the floor. The fixtures needed replacement as did the tiles. Breakfast was a disappointment. The meal consisted of bacon, eggs, and potatoes. Having been in hundreds of B/Bs, I fully expected fruit, toast with jelly, and a variety of teas to accompany the main courses. Such was not the case. Value is also an issue. Though we enjoyed our stay and had a wonderful conversation with the housekeeper, the overall experience was pricey.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, while the overwhelming majority of our guests rate The Caldwell House high for experience and value, we take it seriously whenever we fall short of any guest's expectations. We regret that hostess may not have offered your choice of tea, toast or fruit; we also realize that staff was in the process of installing new shower curtain liners during your stay. We sincerely hope that you will visit again and enjoy the full guest experience at The Caldwell House.

M and M at the Caldwell House

5 on March 30, 2015

We stayed two nights and had to leave too early in the morning to have our second breakfast We were traveling to Austin. We enjoyed dinner in Abbeville. Felt like we were in a small town especially as we drove around in the area. Went to Avery Island to visit the Tabasco plant and also the Jefferson House. The breakfast that was served was creative and plentiful.

Great B&B

4.4 on March 15, 2015

Lovely old home in a beautiful setting. Always enjoyable.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. It seems that you may be a returning guest. Can you suggest a new feature, service or event that we might add to make The Caldwell House event better?

Great weekend getaway

5 on January 19, 2015

There was a wedding reception for a local couple scheduled the night of our first night's stay. The family of the bride invited us to join them and we had a great time. Saturday it rained all day and we all sat out on the front porch and read books visited, and just had a very relaxing day. The local restaraunts were amazing.

Takes you back to another time.

4.4 on November 27, 2014

This is a like finding a diamond in the rough. The rooms are hugh and our bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was nothing special (there were only 2 of us there), but the hospitality was fantastic. The house was already decorated for Christmas and every room (reception rooms, bedrooms and dining room) had decorations and a tree in it. The furniture, decor, lighting fixtures were all antiques and transported one to another less hectic time. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Lavish home setting in Abbeville!

4.0 on November 10, 2014

The review website won't let me enter OUTSTANDING, so I want to be clear that the rooms really are OUTSTANDING. My sisters & I felt that we were being welcomed into a lavish family home. Beds are super comfortable & Gretchen prepared a fantastic breakfast for us. Thank you!

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Rooms & Rates

Evangeline Master Suite

Spacious room, sitting area with gas fireplace. King bed, luxury bedding. Attached bath suite with double whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

Morning Glory

Large sunlit second floor room. Suitable for singles traveling together - king bed can be separated into twin beds. Sitting area with gas fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Garden View

Large second floor room. Private bath with shower only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Bayou Retreat

First floor room with handicapped access. Cast iron bed can be set as king or two twins. Bath with claw foot tub and wheelchair shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Evening Shade

Carved twin daybed and mirrored vanity and spacious sitting area. Hall bath is keyed for private use of guest in this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Fleur de Lis

Large room with queen bed and daybed with trundle. Private bath with tub/shower combination. Will accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location Type

Vermilion Parish Courthouse, Charming small town appeal, Walk to town center, Cajun Country, Walk to restaurants, Small town


Lafayette / New Iberia, LA, USA (LFT) - Municipal 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Lafayette and points north: take 167 south to Abbeville; turn left onto the LA 14 bypass; at the traffic light (Burger King corner), turn right onto State Street to East Vermilion. From New Iberia and points east: take LA 14 west to Abbeville; at the traffic light (McDonalds corner), turn left onto State Street to East Vermilion. From State Street: just before the first traffic light at the Episcopal Church, turn left into the Caldwell parking lot.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Museum, Nature area, Cajun heritage sites, Cajun food, Cajun music and dancing, Performing Theater, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On outside porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Please call for details
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's room rental is non-refundable.
  • Cancellations: Your deposit of the first night room rental is non-refundable and will be charged upon confirmation of your reservation. For multi-night stays, changes and cancellations will be accepted up to noon on the day of departure.



Carolyn Segrera

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Taking care of our guests.

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  • Time Served: 8:00am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Downstairs Porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian With 24 hour notice

Signature Dish

Pecan Praline French Toast
Thick slice of french toast baked in egg mixture, covered with pecans in a caramel sauce.