The Rusca House

124 Poete Street , Natchitoches, LA 71457 USA (Show map)


Tastful elegance and charm await you as you step back in time into a 1920's bungalow, which has been lovingly restored. The Rusca house provides you with private spacious bathrooms, multi-course breakfast, and a landscaped garden and fountains. Please check out our website for availability. Come and experience what Southern charm is all about!!



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

Great time

5 on October 10, 2016

Very lovely house, it was the highlight of our entire roundtrip. Beautiful rooms and an awesome garden. The only minor downside is the weak wifi-reception inside the house- but everything else is outstanding!

Highly Recommend this B&B!

4.0 on September 07, 2016

Perfect location. Charming grounds/home/porch. Comfy/clean room. Nice small private deck. Very reasonable rate. Nice breakfast items served in a lovely dining room, by a very sweet girl, but hot items were cold (eggs, sausage, biscuits, croissant).

Pearl Room was great!

4.2 on July 22, 2016

We spent one night here in the Pearl room. I recommend the Rusca House. Great location and very comfortable B&B!

30th Anniversary Get Away!

5 on July 13, 2016

It was the cleanest, friendliest, most beautiful place we have EVER stayed at! I would highly recommend this place to relax, and enjoy the beautiful Front Street of Natchitoches, LA! A GREAT place WE WILL VISIT AGAIN!

Terrific place to stay!

4.6 on July 11, 2016

We stayed in the Pearl room. It was clean, spacious, and comfortable. Everything that has been said in other reviews applied to our stay. I highly recommend the Rusca House for a relaxing getaway!

Repeat Customer

3.6 on June 14, 2016

My wife and I have stayed here on two different occasions. The Pearl is our favorite room which is by far the largest. Staff was very friendly and breakfast was good. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom is very spacious. Local dining was fair. Several places were closed due to holiday.

great experience

5 on May 26, 2016

Great place, beautiful gardens, delicious breakfast, walking distance from NSU and Front Street. I'd definitely stay here again.

Excellent!! Will be back.

5 on May 15, 2016

This was our very first stay in a bed and breakfast and our stay was excellent! Will be returning. Thanks for a great experience.


5 on May 05, 2016

We loved it!

The RH: An Outstanding Stay!

5 on April 26, 2016

The Rusca House in "Knack-I-Tish", LA is a gem. We do lots of B n B's. This was one of the best. Easy access to our rooms on a quiet street. Big spacious, tastefully-appointed room with big bathroom. Great breakfasts served by Bridget. Beautiful posters graced the walls throughout. Comfortable, homey front living room to visit in with your pre-breakfast coffee. This is a "can't-miss" choice. Go for it!

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Location Type

Historic District, Walking distance to shops and restaurants


Shreveport, LA (SHV)

Directions to property:

From I-49, take the Many/Natchitoches exit. Follow Highway 6 to Natchitoches and take a left on Second Street approximately 5 miles. Rue Poete will be the second street on the right. We are the second to last house on the left. We have parking located at the back of the house.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Plantations, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

, soft drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite), Bottled spring water, Snacks, 100% cotton sheets and towels, DVD collection

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Antique shopping, The American Cementery, Sight-seeing, Southern dining, Historical sites, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 1:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Only on the weekends in the month of December and certain holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required
  • Cancellations: Full payment is due unless we are notified 7 days per room in advance of your scheduled reservation date. If we are able to re-book your room(s), we will offer a refund for the number of room(s)re-booked.



Bridget P. Williams

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room