Little River Bluffs: A Nature Preserve & Retreat

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


Offering two deluxe fully equipped cabins on 30 acres of mature pine and hardwood forrest with extensive frontage along the cool artesian-fed Tchefuncte River that is protected under Louisiana's Scenic Rivers Act. Each cabin has its own access to the river and its own private site. Guests can enjoy the cool river waters by swimming or kayaking, go fishing in our stocked pond or river, discover nature trails through the woodland and meadow habitats, walk along the banks and track wildlife, birdwatch, enjoy the calming sites and sounds of nature in a hammock, read a book or even write one. We are a short distance to beautiful downtown Covington where we have all the amenities of a metropolitan city making this stay a wonderful way to spend your vacations.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Most magical weekend

5 on April 27, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed in the meadow cabin for three nights. It was the most relaxing and fulfilling vacation I have ever had. The surrounding forest is beautiful. We had a swim in the river and laid out on the sandbar to catch some sun. We barbecued outside and sat on the porch swing. We bathed in the amazing outdoor shower. We made fires on the deck at the pond every night and saw fireflies. It rained for two full days but that just added magic to the experience. We will definitely be going back to this amazing place


3.0 on March 21, 2015

It was like staying at a family camp by the river. Very peaceful and beautiful scenery!

Love at First Sight at The Lodge

5 on January 09, 2015

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of being David's guests at Little Rive Bluffs over the New Year's weekend. We were "first timers" coming from New Orleans and stayed at the Lodge House. I cannot say enough about the property, setting, and service that Little River Bluffs has to offer. We are already planning our next trip back. The property was immaculately clean. The master bedroom was such a romantic setting, huge windows, a fireplace, and an entrance onto the balcony that wraps around to the other side of the building. We watched fireflies from our bed the first evening, and in the morning both woke with a gasp at how beautiful everything looked from our spot in the comfy bed (we'd arrived when it was dark out the night prior). David had everything ready for us, the heater on and the lights lit up for when we arrived. Following the maps provided and discovering all the little hidden trails was so much fun. We had breakfast at Tom's Point and enjoyed our peaceful view and just time to "be". We really had a weekend to just detach, sip cocoa under a patchwork quilt, and toast to the New Year in the private hot tub. We both absolutely fell in love with both the lodge house and Little River Bluffs and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for their own little piece of heave on earth.

Memorable New Years experience

5 on January 06, 2015

LRB is an amazing place to stay. The warmth and hospitiity of its' owner David are felt everywhere. It's secluded and peaceful and the perfect place to get away and escape the chaos of life. We will definitely be back!!


5 on December 29, 2014

I can not believe this has been here all this time. Will be back in the summer.

What a beautiful piece of heaven on earth

5 on December 22, 2014

The retreat is a magical place. As you enter the gates with the beautiful fountain and drive up to your cozy Chalet cabin, everything is serene, green and relaxing. The road to get to the cabin is a bit tricky, but don't give up. Once your there you open the doors to a cabin with a huge jacuzzi tub, glass windows that see all of nature and yummy home bread at the table. Breakfast for you to help your self for a couple days in in the refrigerator with delicious juice and well water from the land. The deck out back is great for Yoga, Tai Chi, Qui gong and Meditation. The pathways through the land will bring out the adventurous kid in you. The pond is great for kayaking too! Birds are singing in the morning. A great place to just relax and get away from all technology and stresses of life these days. A place you can be thankful for. Even though to some folks the place may be close, it still seems like it is far away....from a distant land. A place to come back to again and again.

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.

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!

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Rooms & Rates

River Chalet

The River Chalet overlooks a forested crescent view of the river and offers 1500 square feet of country style living and has all the amenities of home. There are 2 queens, 2 twins, 2 futons, and 2.5 baths (1-whirlpool bathtub), Soap Stone Fireplace, A/C and gas heaters, fully equipped kitchen and a Bar-B-Que Pit for enjoying the outdoors. We also provide Kayaks for river trips.

  • Maximum Capacity: 9
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $178.50 - $229.50

The Meadow Cabin

The Meadow Cabin is great for Romantics and Families looking for a great place to retreat. Set back in the tall pines and close to our stocked pond, this cabin offers over 1200 square feet of real Louisiana living complete with a cypress interior and spacious kitchen. Also included is a king suite, 2 single beds, full bath with whirlpool tub, screened porch and a outside private shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $153 - $178.50

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Location Type

Mature Woods, New Orleans Northshore, Riverside, Countryside, Rural, Secluded, Small town


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, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Birdwatching, Global Wildlife Center, Historic Covington, Madisonville and Mandeville , Plant Nurseries, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Cabin, Chalet

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Copier, Fax Machine, Sports equipment rental , 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, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Fifty percent to confirm reservation.
  • Cancellations: Payment/Deposits: A deposit of 50% is required to secure your reservation and are confirmed upon receipt of deposit. For certain special events and holidays, payments in full are due 60 days prior to arrival and are non-refundable. Holidays and special events, require minimum stays and maybe subject to rate changes, please check. Cancellations: Deposits are not refundable however; if notice is given 30 days prior to the original reservation dates and the rental property is re-booked for the same dates, the deposit may be applied to a future stay, this transfer of deposit can only be transferred one time. If you have rescheduled from a prior cancellation more than once a new deposit will be required.
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Blaine & Loretta DuBose

Languages spoken


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

Signature Dish

David's Hearty Tea Bread
Fresh baked four grain loaf hand-made by Proprietors Loretta & Blaine DuBose.

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