Sweet Cane Inn

926 Washington Street , Natchitoches, LA 71457-4730 USA (Show map)


An elegant, century old Victorian home, Sweet Cane Inn welcomes you to relax and enjoy the comfort and hospitality that will certainly set the standard for your visits to historic Natchitoches for years to come. Sweet Cane Inn was built for Congressman Phanor Breazeale in the late 1800’s. Among its many unique features, Sweet Cane Inn’s stately presence boasts of 12 foot ceilings, 11 fireplaces, and wall of stained glass windows at the top of the stairs which curve and lead to seven beautifully spacious rooms and suites. Conveniently located in the heart of Natchitoches’ Landmark Historic District, Sweet Cane Inn is within walking distance of beautiful Front Street, a brick thoroughfare where wrought iron balconies, restaurants, shops and attractions face beautiful Cane River Lake. Guests enjoy nearby historic fort sites, museums, and year around cultural events and festivals.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Lovely location! Great Service and they handled a group event beautifully!

5 on April 05, 2016

Loved this lovely old home setting, and the service was excellent! Breakfast was very special and they were able to arrange a special gathering for our group! Could not be more pleased!! Innkeepers were fabulous!

Pampered In Natchitoches!

5 on February 11, 2016

Our stay at the Sweet Cane Inn was our first stay at a bed and breakfast. We arrived in Natchitoches looking for a relaxing 2 night stay starting Super Bowl Sunday. To our surprise, we were the only guests staying at the Inn. We were blown away by the hospitality, service and comfort at the Sweet Cane Inn. The Inn is located in close proximity to historic downtown Natchitoches and is an easy walk to the sites, stores, restaurants, museums and pubs. Being Super Bowl Sunday, John even setup a projection TV to enjoy the game on a big screen along with popcorn, cookies and wine. Breakfast was great and the rooms comfortable. When we come back to Natchitoches, we will definitely stay at the Sweet Cane Inn!

Heaven on earth!

5 on July 27, 2014

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

Loved it

5 on June 27, 2014

I will try to make it back. Great place!

5 star service!

5 on June 07, 2014

My husband and I have been in the Hospitality Industry for 40 years. Cannot find any room for improvement at Sweet Cane! Our stay was enchanting. C.Butler

Convenient location, friendly innkeepers

4.8 on April 16, 2014

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.

Exceeds Expectations!

5 on March 27, 2014

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!

Best Little B & B in the world!

5 on March 25, 2014

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!

Much Needed Respite

4.6 on February 19, 2014

We needed to get away and this was a great "way" to get away to! :) The generosity and friendliness of our hosts was uplifting and nurturing. You will not be disappointed!

Had a wonderful weekend!

4.6 on February 19, 2014

Thank you, John and Kathy, for a most relaxing weekend. We have recommended Sweet Cane Inn to several of our friends. We wish you much luck for your inn and your restaurant. Hope to be back around Christmas! Mike and Jo Ann Falgoust

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Location Type

Small town


Shreveport, LA (SHV) 70 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Plantation on tours, Alligator farm, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Ice Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Children over 15 years welcome; double occupancy applies
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night stay on weekends of festivals and events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card
  • Cancellations: Full payment is due unless we are notified 10 days in advance of your scheduled reservation date consecutively per room booked. Any person making a reservation with an arrival date less than 10 days from the date reservation is made; understands and assumes total responsibility for all charges in the event their reservation is cancelled, and we are unable to re-book the room.



Kathy & John Richmond

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  • Time Served: 8:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian