Bed & Breakfast or Hotel?
Which is right for you?

Photo by Shane Falgout,  

Studio 2640

The B&B / Hotel Difference

The weather is cold and dreary, you're tired of being indoors - you need a vacation! 

When most people begin planning a vacation, the obvious decisions they must make are where to go, whether they must drive or fly, how much they can spend and when they can get away. 

Once the family decides where they will go, its time to plan the details of the trip, one of the most important of which is where to stay.  Oftentimes, the person planning the trip will look for a hotel or condo in the area.  Why not consider staying in a Bed & Breakfast?  If you have never stayed in a bed & breakfast, you  may have missed out on what can be an extremely pleasant and unique experience. 

What are the differences between a hotel and a B&B?  How will  you know which is best for your family?  Click here  for more.  

No time for a vacation?  Book a Stay-Cation - stay at a local bed & breakfast!    
Carolyn and Mae Front Door

Photo by Shane Falgout, Studio 2640

You WANT a vacation, but you just don't have the time to get away.  You NEED a vacation, but this year's budget won't allow for it.  A "stay-cation" at a local bed & breakfast is the perfect answer.  Check in and relax in your own uniquely furnished room, enjoy conversation in a comfortable parlor or sit and read in a rocker on the porch.  You just might be surprised at how relaxing an experience you can have even if you stay just down the road.


The Caldwell has regular guests who live in Abbeville, Maurice or Lafayette.  They check into our luxury accommodations and leave all their cares behind.  They receive a personal welcome and personal service, all with no travel time or charges.  Many people come to Abbeville to eat in our fine restaurants.  The next morning, they are served a gourmet breakfast on fine china -- all with no travel time or expense.  What could be better?  

Breakfast 1 


The Caldwell Difference 




As the types and styles of bed and breakfasts vary greatly, so too do the services and amenities they provide.  These services and amenities, along with treatment of guests, are crucial in how a guest will feel about a particular bed and breakfast and, oftentimes, what they will write in a review of the property once they leave.  The Caldwell House is proud to have a 5-star rating, which is the highest in the industry, in over 60 reviews on,, and other websites which promote rental of properties.


There are many things which set The Caldwell House apart from its here for more  

Cooking Demonstrations at The Caldwell HouseChef Brian Blanchard

Part of our Guest Chef Series 



Chef Brian Blanchard of iMonelli Restaurant

(back by popular demand!)    

Thursday, March 31st

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm  

This demo featuring seafood dishes

Click here for more information  


Cooking Demonstration by Chef Carlos Russo

of The Accidental Chef Cooking School in Lafayette, La.  

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:30 - 9:00 pm - more info 


Cooking Demonstration by Toni Norman Haynes

Cookbook author & cooking instructor  

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:30 - 9:00 pm - more info 

Limited availability  

Call to reserve your space 337-909-0050.  

These classes are selling out quickly!  


Need a special place for your class reunion?   

The Caldwell House is perfect for such an event.   

Watch for our March newsletter which will feature Special Events which can be held at The Caldwell House.

The Caldwell House            Affordable Elegance....Extravagant Value
February, 2011
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B&B or Hotel?
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The Caldwell Difference
Cooking Demonstrations

News and Reviews  

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What's going on in Acadiana....

Krewe de Caldwell

Mardi Gras Ball,  

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm   


 Cooking Demonstration at The Caldwell House 

Chef Brian Blanchard of iMonelli Restaurant, 

March 31, 2011 


The Caldwell House Bridal Show and Open House, Sunday, April 10, 2011  

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm 


Cooking Demonstration Chef Carlos Russo of The Accidental Chef Cooking School  April 28, 2011 


Cooking Demonstration by Toni Norman Haynes, 

cooking instructor and cookbook author, 

June 11, 2011  


Historical Fact


The Caldwell House

Five years after the home was constructed, a brick fence was built in the front of the home, however, that fence no longer exists.  Fences around homes at that time were necessary to keep livestock from wandering into the yard.


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Baked Eggs
Guests of The Caldwell House love this dish!
Now you can make it at home.

To experience more of our delicious breakfast items,
stay at The Caldwell House!
  Click Here for Recipe