In the language of romance, nothing screams, “Let’s focus on us,” more than a weekend at a B&B.
This St. Martinsville, Louisiana vacation rental is in the heart of Cajun country on the grounds of historic Evangeline Oak, which inspired a poem by Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow. The Greek revival home–dubbed The Old Castillo Bed & Breakfast–sits under a cascade of moss next to the lazy Bayou Teche.
Listed on the National Register of Homes, the property is your gateway to that desperately needed time to reconnect away from the kids, the deadlines, the bills.
Inside, find all that you would expect from a vacation rental in the Deep South: hardwood floors, antique furniture, fireplaces and a large veranda for sipping your ice tea or curling up with a good book.
While everyday life isn’t the stuff of Longfellow poems, this place certainly feels like it.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.