The Good House Bed and Breakfast

314 Rue Poete , Natchitoches, LA 71457 USA (Show map)
Book now or get help at


Nestled under the shade of Louisiana Pecan trees and overlooking Bayou Amulet, sits a charming English cottage, the Good House Bed & Breakfast. Built in 1930 and restored in 2013, the Good House blends historic charm with traditional sophistication, The Inn's elegant furnishings, inviting atmosphere and convenient location make it an ideal place for a weekend getaway in Historic Natchitoches. Conveniently located within the National Landmark Historic District, the Good House is moments away from shops and restaurants on Historic Front Street. Stroll the bank of Cane River, enjoy a Natchitoches Meat Pie, take in the historic sites and visit local shops. Whether you plans include touring plantation homes, attending a local festival on the river bank, visiting the newly opened Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame or cheering on the NSU Demons, the Good House Bed & Breakfast in within close proximity to it all. The Good House Bed & Breakfast offers 4 guest rooms each with a private bath including jacuzzi tub and shower, spacious living areas, a large pool and two wet bars for guests.



Write A Review
  • Guest room5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Looking forward to another visit

5 on January 08, 2018

My teen children and I stayed in the Good Suite. It was lovely. There was plenty of room. The home was beautifully decorated for Christmas. It was comfortable and inviting. Breakfast was delicious and enough to even satisfy my children. We enjoyed the greeting we recived upon arrival from Milo, the neighborhood cat. I wish we could have stayed longer. I look forward to taking my husband next time I am in the area.

Best BNB ever!

4.6 on December 05, 2017

This home was absolutely beautiful. The Christmas decorations were beautiful! We stayed in the best room ever - The Good Room. The bed was amazing as well as the Jacuzzi tub! It was definitely hard to leave that morning!!! It was awesome!

Will be back!

5 on October 23, 2017

My wife and I just stayed for a long weekend and absolutely loved it! Our room was beautiful and spacious. The breakfast was second to none! This beautiful home is within walking distance of historic downtown Natchitoches...which we love!

Nice stay, quiet, completely alone

3.4 on September 25, 2017

Great anniversary getaway, loved Louisiana. This was our 8th bed and breakfast experience, and it was great however we never actually met our innkeeper. She was very helpful over the phone and provided complimentary breakfast at a nearby restaurant. Just not what we were used to, but still a good experience.

Wonderful, relaxing getaway!

4.0 on June 12, 2017

We will definitely be returning in future visits. Thank you so much for the extremely quaint, relaxing atmosphere. Not only is your B&B absolutely beautiful and extremely well-kept, but the location is awesome and in walking distance for us during our adventures during this stay. Thank you again for the outstanding mini vacation!

Such a Pleasant Visit

5 on April 27, 2017

We only stayed one night, and it was wonderful. The Good House is very clean, incredibly welcoming, and very close to town. It is located in a very nice neighborhood too. We couldn't have ask for a better experience. Nancy is a gem, and a heck of a good cook!

Wonderful stay

5 on April 24, 2017

This is a beautiful updated historic house. We only stayed one night, but we will definitely come stay here again. Nancy is such a sweet lady, and a wonderful cook. Breakfast was delicious! The Sanches Family

The Good House

5 on January 14, 2017

We stayed at The Good House in Nachitoche, LA for part of our honeymoon and it was a wonderful experience. Our hostess was friendly and attentive. Beautiful house as well. Lots of delicious local food also.

Couldn't ask for a Better Place

5 on December 26, 2016

Our very first time at a Bed and Breakfast. Nancy thought of everything. The home was beautiful and very very clean. Adele and Michael Madisonville La


5 on December 22, 2016

This was our first time stayingat a Bed and Breakfast. The house is beautiful and very clean. We felt so comfortable there. Nancy thought of everything and we had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this lovely clean house. Thanks again

View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

King Suite

King bed on first floor with connecting room with a daybed and trundle, private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Queen Room

Queen bed on second floor(stairs required) both rooms upstairs have a private bath with Jacuzzi tub/shower

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

King Room

King size bed on first floor with private bath including Jacuzzi tub for two, double sink vanity and separate shower.

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

220 Rue Ragan - Guest House

This is a Guest House located 2 blocks closer to Downtown Historic Natchitoches. It has 2 bedrooms with king beds and 3 full bathrooms. The sofa in the Living Room is a Queen sleeper sofa. When renting this property you rent the entire house! Kitchen, breakfast room, washroom with washer and dryer, large back deck. One block from Front Street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 1 Queen

Check Dates Visit Website


Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Alexandria, LA (AEX-Alexandria Int'l) 50 miles miles

Directions to property:

Take I49 to the Natchitoches exit, #138. Head east on highway 6 to the red light at the intersection of University Drive and 2nd Street. Take a left on 2nd Street and then a right on Rue Poete. Destination will be on your left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Night life, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University

Visit Website

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Pool, Washer/dryer, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

Check Dates Visit Website


  • Check In:: 11:00 am
  • Check Out:: 3:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Back yard
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Exceptions made on a per case basis
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekends only (2 nights)
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: You will receive a full refund with 30 days cancellation notice except November & December and other scheduled Natchitoches Events Dates. If we are able to re-book you room within the 30 day window a full refund will be given. If we are unable to re-book a voucher for future stay with us will be given in the dollar amount paid.
Visit Website



Nancy & Bill Rutledge

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Born and raised in Natchitoches, La., Nancy and Bill have always loved to share their hometown with others and host many get-togethers of all sizes. After their kids graduated high school and moved onto jobs, college and graduate school, Nancy and Bill were left as empty nesters. Bill stays busy as a utility contractor and owner of Rutledge Road Boring, Inc. For Nancy, after being a stay-at-home mom for 27 years, she decided to get involved in Natchitoches tourism and share her hometown.

Check Dates Visit Website




  • Time Served: 8 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Visit Website