Sweet Dough Pie Festival Grand Coteau – October 25, 2014

Sweet Dough Pie is a Louisiana tradition! These small turnover style pies feature a variety of sweet fillings from peach to lemon, and even sweet potato. They are one our favorite treats here in Cajun Country, and we invite you to try them yourself at the 3rd Annual signSweet Dough Pie Festival!

The festival will take place on Saturday, October 25th at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Grand Coteau (about 30 minutes from our Louisiana bed and breakfast.) There will be live music, a sweet dough pie contest, guest speakers, art and food vendors, guided tours of St. Charles Church and cemetery, and more. A great way to enjoy the unique culture and history of Cajun Country!


Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament

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Every year, in partnership with the City of Rayne, Acadiana Sportsman’s League, and the Rayne Lions Club, Maison D’Memoire Bed and Breakfast Cottages hosts a fishing tournament for the children of the community.

This year it was held on Saturday June 7th.  There were 113 kids in attendance and over 230 fish caught with a catch and release program from our private lake.  Many parents, grandparents, friends, godparents were also in attendance with the children.  Fun was had by all!


Intimate Wedding & Louisiana Vow Renewal Packages

Louisiana vow renewal packagesAre you looking for unique and romantic location for a Louisiana vow renewal ceremony or elopement? Maison D’Memoire Bed & Breakfast Cottages is the perfect location for intimate events to celebrate your love and commitment to each other!

Our property features a private lake, lovely gardens, and warm Southern hospitality! Our maison_gardenporch2sbed and breakfast cottages offer plenty of room for you to get ready for your big day, and are ideal for an extended honeymoon with a full breakfast delivered to your door each morning! Our Louisiana bed and breakfast is only 15 minutes west of Lafayette, but offers a peaceful country atmosphere for a picture perfect setting!

Our Sweet & Simple Package is perfect for elopements or Louisiana vow renewal Louisiana vow renewalceremonies, and includes:

  • Your choice of a lakeside or garden ceremony location
  • Non-denominational wedding officiant
  • Classic Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere
  • $899 plus cottage reservation (up to 2 guests)

We also offer several upgraded ceremony packages which can accommodate up to 12 guests with a champagne and cake reception in our special event center. Click here to learn more. We look forward to helping you plan your special day!

Maison D’Memoire Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

We are proud to share that Maison D’Memoire Bed & Breakfast Cottages has been recognized with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row! TripAdvisor bases their selection on the quality of accommodations, amenities, and overall guest satisfaction throughout the year.

The highlights of our property that were most often mentioned included the amount of privacy and charm of our Louisiana cottages, as well as Lyn’s amazing breakfasts! Thank you to all our wonderful guests for your support over the years to help us achieve this award!

The Daylily Festival & Garden Show : Abbeville, Louisiana

Daylily Festival & Garden Show

Virtually all aspects of gardening & horticulture are included in this single celebration. Sale booths include: daylilies, hibiscus, rare and exotic plants, garden supplies, tools, patio items, birdhouses, food booths and LSY Ag Center Education Tent featuring master gardeners. Celebrate everything pertaining to gardening at Daylily Festival & Garden Show in Abbeville, Louisiana. Only a short distance from our Cajun Country Cottages!

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014
  • 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Magdalen Square in downtown Abbeville
  • Festival is free and open to public.
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Treat Your Mom Getaway Package : Mother’s Day 2014

Mother's Day 2014

Mother’s Day 2014 is just around the corner: Sunday, May 11th. Time to treat Mom! We want to help you make your Mom feel special!

Our Mother’s Day Package includes:

  • 1 Hour Swedish massage
  • Bouquet of Fresh Flowers
  • Fezzo’s Restaurant Gift Card
  • Chilled bottle of wine anticipating your arrival!
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Two Night’s Accommodations

Starting at only $510!

This special is offered for the entire month of May at our Louisiana bed and breakfast! We ask you book at least 3 days prior to arrival in order to schedule her massage appointment. Book Online or call (866) 580-2477.

2014 Most Romantic Bed and Breakfasts : Maison D’Memoire Bed and Breakfast Cottages

2014 most romantic bed and breakfasts winner

We are excited to announce that Maison D’Memoire Bed and Breakfast Cottages has been selected as one of the 2014 Top 10 Romantic Inns by iLoveInns.com! The authors of this top bed and breakfast directory searched the country for the most very best romantic inns based on their hospitality, food, amenities and guest reviews.

“This is our 21st year selecting the best inns for romance,” stated Deborah Sakach, president of iLoveInns and author of more than 40 editions of bed and breakfast guidebooks. “We could feel the joy of guests who shared how much younger and happier they felt together after leaving the inns they had visited.”

If you are looking for a memorable trip that will reignite your romance, we invite you to experience our authentic Cajun cottages at our Louisiana bed and breakfast. Book our Romance Escape Package and enjoy two nights accommodations in a private cottage, dinner for two at one of our local restaurants, bouquet of fresh flowers, a chilled bottle of wine anticipating your arrival and our famous breakfast delivered to your door each morning! Starting at only $486! The perfect romantic getaway at one of the most romantic bed and breakfasts in the U.S.!

Check out McIlhenny Company Tabasco in Avery Island

Tabasco Country Store

Photo Credit: Tabasco.com

This is the perfect time to make plans to see the McIlhenny Company Tabasco & Avery Island located near New Iberia. The Tabasco Company gives a brief presentation, then you can go visit their Country Store and stop by for a sampling.  While there, be sure and check out Avery Island where the Egrets will be nesting. You can also see Azalea’s bloom the end of March & early April, the prime time for viewing this natural wonder. Book your stay at our Louisiana bed and breakfast, just an hour away from this quaint attraction.

Courir de Mardi Gras : Join the Fun!

Also known as “Fat Tuesday Run,” Courir de Mardi Gras is one of the oldest local traditions surrounding our area in communities of Mamou, Eunice, Church Point and others.  It usually involves masked riders in costumes heading to the countryside, either by horseback or truck. The revelers go door-to-door to local farmers begging for ingredients for the gumbo, usually singing and dancing.  The riders at the end of the day return with ingredients for a large pot of gumbo to serve the entire community.  Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras wear colorful, handmade costumes and masks.  It usually includes a festival with live Cajun & Zydeco bands and dancing, Cajun foods and arts and crafts from local vendors.

Book your stay at our Louisiana bed and breakfast and join us for the fun on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. For more information visit:  www.IotaMardiGras.com and www.MardiGrasLafayette.com also www.eunice-la.com

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Join us for the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival! Held for three days May 3, 4 & 5 or first full weekend in May at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge. Where you can enjoy the Heritage Tent with Cajun & Zydeco music, dance, cooking demonstrations, accordion making and other cultural experiences. Crawfish will be prepared in many ways, such as fried, boiled, etouffee, bisque, boudin, pie, jambalaya, and crawdogs. They will also have crawfish races, Cajun & Zydeco dance contests, etouffee cook-off, crawfish eating contest, arts, crafts & specialty items.  Make your reservations today at our Louisiana Bed and Breakfast and enjoy the fun & festivities!