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'Cabin In The City'. Walking Distance to Cane River & Front Street! Close to NSU

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin Unit - Within walking distance to NSU & Front Street

At almost 100 years old, this Cabin is reminiscent of French Creole elegance and offers an excellent location in this unique city. Pardon our progress, updates have occurred and remodeling is evolving at Primrose Creole Cabin. You will enjoy a relaxing stay with historical charm and modern conveniences. The restoration of this historic structure showcases the original hardwood flooring and more.

The home features a large living room, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Amenities include 42-inch flat screen HDTV, wireless Internet, private bath, covered off street parking, Central A/C and Heating, full size laundry (W/D inside unit B only), and more. Comfortable guest room includes 1 queen bed with memory foam gel mattress, luxurious down comforter, and linens. The mix of state of the art amenities and craftsmanship of days gone by makes this a lovely stay.

Location, location, location! Imagine yourself relaxing in this authentic accommodation in beautiful Natchitoches, Louisiana, known as the 'City of Lights' for its annual multiple week, 'Christmas Lights' show. Locally famed festivals and food delicacies can be enjoyed year-round.

This accommodation's convenient location is within walking distance to restaurants and historic front street. Northwestern State University is also located within 1+ mile. Visitors who desire to attend NSU college events and student graduations are welcome here. *Minimum 2-nights required. Base rates are double occupancy. There is 1 Queen Bed in the Bedroom. One or two (2) additional paid persons can be accommodated in this unit. Extra sleeping accommodations can be made available for additional paid guest reservations. Property is continuously being updated. The property rates and/or description is subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.


Short-term / monthly rentals allowed; contact Owner.

Experience a bygone era in a relaxed retreat. This 'Cabin in the City ' has privacy and quiet; yet it has the convenience of being close to everything Natchitoches, Louisiana has to offer. This wonderful cabin retreat's ambiance radiates warmth and hominess, combining American history with French sophistication. In and around town, you can find anything you need from antiques to tackle.

*May vary and/or higher rates may apply for holidays and festivals. For payment by personal bank check, select 'eCheck' for free payment processing during the booking of your reservation. HomeAway services protects your payment up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. This accommodation is not suitable for pets and is a 'no smoking' property. If evidence of smoking inside or pets, a cleaning fee of $150 will be charged to the card on file.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. **Refundable Security & Damage Deposit** will be reflected separately on the detailed quote.

More Details

Joy, Property Representative
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Joy, Property Representative

We purchased this property while my son attended Northwestern State University. He wanted to live near campus and this duplex home was perfectly located within a short commute. The attached fully equipped extra unit allowed for the design of a guest suite apartment. He has graduated, and we now consider this guest suite our family’s vacation retreat, known to us as “The Cabin in the City”. We have worked very hard to make our home comfortable for people to enjoy and use.

Joy, Property Representative purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Joy, Property Representative chose Natchitoches

Natchitoches is home to Northwestern State University and many locally famed festivals. This historic college town has so much to offer visitors. Arts, Music, and Drama events foster creativity in this lively and active artist community. Many people come here to research their genealogy either at the college library or the Old Courthouse where many records are kept. Natchitoches is known as the 'City of Lights' offering its annual multiple week, 'Christmas Lights' show that dazzle all who attend. Festivals and food delicacies can be enjoyed year-round.

What makes this cabin unique

This property is unique because it's location is in the heart of the city, within walking distance to the famed Historic Front Street, Cane River, downtown area restaurants, and other locations of interest. The City is celebrating all year long, as it hosts various events and festivals! Every year in November/December, Natchitoches is the 'City of Lights' for the holiday season. Since its beginnings in 1927, the Festival of Lights has grown into Louisiana's premier community based Christmas Celebration. A family celebration, the festival is held annually beginning late in November through early January. Over 150,000 visitors flock to this historic town and are treated to a gigantic parade, star studded live entertainment throughout the day, dozens of food vendors, carnival rides, river cruises, carriage and trolley tours, and a spectacular fireworks show. After which, over 300,000 brightly colored Christmas lights and over 70 huge set pieces light the city along the scenic Cane River Lake. The Christmas Festival of Lights has been listed as a 'Top 100 Events in North America' by the American Bus Association for numerous years and has also been honored as one of the 'Top 20 Events' for December on six occasions by the Southeast Tourism Society. The Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights is a partner with the Holiday Trail of Lights.

Also, the surrounding area is great for Fishing and water activities. Travel just a few miles north to Toledo Bend Lake for all kinds of water Marina for outstanding boating and fishing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest Book Review: "This was our third year in a row to stay at this Cabin-in-the-City and have our grandchildren visit us there during the Thanksgiving Holiday, and the beginning of the city's XMAS Lights Festival. We create beautiful memories, and we will come again. Thank you for sharing this cabin and allowing us to make this our home during the holidays. We will return again!"

[Owners email Response: We enjoy being your host and helping you create memories with your family. We hope you enjoyed the decorations, the Xmas tree, and the goody treats.]
Nov 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Natchitoches

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Oil-Rubbed Bronze fixtures highlight the bathroom. The Antique vanity dresser is marble and glass tiled mosaics and has a vanity wall mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Queen-Size Deluxe Raised Air Bed w/paid guest(s) reservation
  • Comfortable guest room includes beautiful Ornate Iron Queen Bed with Memory Foam Gel Mattress and luxurious down comforter and linens. There is also extra bedding accommodations that can be made available for additional paid guests reservation.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
Historic Duplex Cabin / Apartment / Guest Unit - vacation lodging in cabin / cottage


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'Cabin In The City'. Walking Distance to Cane River & Front Street! Close to NSU
average rating of 4.6 based on 13 reviews

Relaxing and homey

  • 3 of 5

Very quiet. Roomy and comfortable. Would have been nicer if there had been a pull out sofa instead of the air mattress.

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. It is so nice to receive guest confirmations that this unit is "Very quiet. Roomy and comfortable". This particular unit we had reserved for you, did not have a sofa bed; as requested, we were able to accommodate your request for additional bedding. For additional guests reserved in this unit, we provided a high end market Serta Queen-size air mattress with luxury linens. We are so glad that you felt the cabin was "homey", as we strive to be create a 'best in class' environment for our guests, so we do hope you will stay with us again. For a party larger than 2 guests, please inquire if there is another type available to accommodate your party size. Kindest regards, Joy
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to get away for our 45th wedding anniversary. He had a desire to see the sports museum so we planned this in August. It was very easy to find and not very far from historic district, restaurants, river, and church. We found the bed very confortable and everything was spotless. The neighborhood is very quiet and the cabin charming. We enjoyed our stay and the hospitality. We even received an anniversary card with a tin bucket filled with goodies. We felt special, Thank you!!

  • Submitted: 19-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Convenient, Clean, and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I found this house to be perfect for our stay while visiting NWSU. The location is ideal for anyone working at/visiting the university--it is just a short, easy walking distance from the school. The location is also ideal for walking to Front Street and dining out in that area. With a park on the other side of the intermittent creek/drainage sluice near the house, it feels almost like one is not in the city so close to everything. This place was perfect for us.....very clean, easy to find, excellent internet connection, and most importantly---quiet. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morgan City, LA/USA

Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay with everything you need! We so enjoyed our stay again this year at the 'Cabin-in-the-City. It feels like home with its full-size appliances. We love watching TV on the BIG screen. The cable / WIFI /internet connection is good. Big bathroom; the water pressure is great and the shower head feels spa-like. The kitchen coffee supplies were a nice touch. We hope to stay here again for the other upcoming events in this area, Classic Car Show, Christmas Lights, and Bike Rallies.

  • Submitted: 20-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Deana and Marty, Thank you for your nice feed back regarding your stay at the "Cabin". It is so heartwarming to hear that you feel at home with us and we do hope to have you with us again soon! Greetings from Toni and Joy, Primrose Creole Cabin
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Weekend getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

I recently booked the Primrose Creole Cabin (at last minute) for a weekend getaway. Me, my daughter, and son-n-law had a great time walking to shops and restaurants with the convenience of being able to go to and from the cabin by foot. The cabin was very nice and well kept. It was quiet and even the airbed was comfortable and the shower was great!! I have rented through VRBO several times and a comfortable bed and good roomy shower with nice water pressure are two important aspects of my stay. We slept very well and ventured out again the next day. Thank you for the wonderful time and I look forward to staying again in the future.

  • Submitted: 17-Dec-2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! The Christmas holiday was a very blessed and busy period. I so look forward to an opportunity to host your next visit.
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Jacksonville, Texas

needs finishing touches

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was conveniently located to historic downtown. Location was in a lower income neighborhood. Interior was comfortable but lacked some of the special touches we have found in other VRBO properties. It does not appear to be rented regularly and needed a touch up cleaning for items like the dead bug in the bathtub. Overall we had a relaxing weekend with good food, good shopping, and good rest.

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We note that you did enjoy your stay overall, but had a couple of comments. We appreciate the opportunity to address these comments. This property is rented out as needed to guests meeting the property’s rental requirements. We set rental standards to reduce wear and tear on this restored historic property. This property and many other historical accommodations are located in this vicinity. You noted that this property is conveniently located within walking distance to historic downtown. Regarding the bug in the tub, we appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. We have remedied this matter. The property manager noted that the pest control service performed their service prior to your stay and after housekeeping had cleaned and prepared the unit for your date of arrival. It is apparent that the pest control services are working, but we will need to ensure that housekeeping inspections are done “after” any home maintenance services. We continue to add special touches to the interior of this historic cabin. We hope you will give us the opportunity to improve your next stay with us.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Natchitoches Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Come explore the history of Natchitoches Parish and discover the stories of the people of Cane River Country. Visit the Cane River National Heritage Area.

From early Native American Indian inhabitants to the French explorers and priests to the American arrival in the early-1800s, Natchitoches has lived through hundreds of years. They arrived into the United States in 1812 and to this day the Indian, French, Creole, African American and Anglo cultures mix their cultures, traditions, and talents, and yet they remain distinct.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Natchitoches

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Xmas Lights Festival
Nov 15 2018 - Jan 6 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$99 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

sanitizing/cleaning fee C$46.14 + Tax
Refundable S&D Deposit** C$197.76

SPECIAL RATE for double occupancy. 2-night Minimum stay required. Check-In time:3PM Check-Out:11AM. Cancellations or changes subject to Cancellation Policy. Total quoted payment includes a refundable deposit.**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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