Hotels

The Carriage House Hotel

Urbane and sophisticated, The Carriage House Hotel at River Ranch redefines the boutique hotel experience. Contemporary décor blends with influences of Acadian hospitality to create a fresh and welcoming atmosphere. Located in Lafayette, Louisiana in the heart of The Village of River Ranch guests become part of a vibrant community where beauty, history, entertainment and culture merge.  The Carriage House Hotel offers twenty-one luxury hotel suites and extended stay condos and town houses with vibrant colors, custom furnishings, spa bathrooms and Bulgari amenities. Edgy décor is tempered with elements of residential accents. Comfort and style are balanced, and personal service and attention to detail are offered in this neoteric environment.  The Carriage House Hotel provides the services and amenities of a luxury hotel within a stylish and intimate environment. Our superb location is within minutes of the major business and pleasure destinations in Acadiana. At our doorstep are restaurants, spas and shops.Guests enjoy a serene setting within which they can live, work and play.


SpringHill Suites by Marriott®

Welcome to SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, a hotel with space and style at an affordable price. Ideal for business and leisure, our guest suites offer a seamless blend of style and function along with luxurious bedding, a microwave, mini-fridge, large work desk, free high-speed internet access, and a spa-like bathroom to ensure your stay is anything but ordinary. Our complimentary hot breakfast, pool, fitness center and free WiFi in the lobby help you stay refreshed and connected outside of your room, giving you the freedom to set your own pace and work or relax your way. It's a balance made for you - the contemporary traveler.

Area Attractions


Situated in the heart of southern Louisiana, The Village of River Ranch is located in an area known culturally as Acadiana. Rich heritage, and a culture of hospitality centering around cuisine and music and entertaining that are still apparent today make this a wonderful area to explore

From antebellum plantations to Zydeco music and Cajun food there are places to visit, music to listen to, and so much to eat!


Acadian Village
Lafayette's original museum of authentic Acadian homes.
200 Greenleaf Dr. Lafayette, LA 70506 http://www.acadianvillage.org


Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music Professional symphony orchestra and conservatory of music offering classical and pops concerts as well as private instruction in music.
412 Travis St. Lafayette, LA 70503 http://www.acadianasymphony.org

Children's Museum of Acadiana
Hands-on educational children's museum for ages PK to 12 years. Visit our museum store, The Peek Inside. The museum is dedicated to de-mystifying everyday life, cultures and human differences. Its mission of Learning by Doing is reflected in community outreach programs, as well as, exhibits, including a grocery store, recycle art projects, bubble exhibit, child size cafe and bank.
201 E. Congress St. Lafayette, LA 70501 http://www.childrensmuseumofacadiana.com

Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium
Over 10,000 sq. ft. of exhibitions, a state-of-the-art planetarium, discovery room and museum store. Activities include periodically scheduled programs with hands-on science, workshops, films, and other programs for children, families and adults. Call 291-5544 for information. Cash or checks only.
433 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501 http://www.lnhmpmuseum.org

Paul and Lulu Hillard University Art Museum
We believe in the power of art to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought and nourish the soul. Visitors experience art exhibitions of regional, national and international significance.
710 E St. Mary Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70503 http://http://museum.louisiana.edu/

Vermilionville
A beautiful 23-acre Cajun/Creole heritage & folklife park that recreates life in the Acadiana area from 1765 to 1890. Features self-guided tours, costumed craftspeople, live music, cooking demos, a restaurant and a special events facility.
300 Fisher Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508 http://www.vermilionville.org

McGee's Landing Inc.
A complete restaurant and marina with swamp tours, airboat tours and floating guest cabins. Full service bar and deck with live music on weekends. Banquet and meeting facilities, as well as, guide services for hunting and fishing available.
1337 Henderson Levee Rd. Henderson, LA 70517 http://www.mcgeeslanding.com

McIlhenny Co. TABASCO
Short presentation by tour guide, 10-minute video, artifacts & exhibits to view. Shop at Country Store with a sampling bar. Free miniature of TABASCO given to each visitor.
Hwy 329, Factory Rd. Avery Island, LA 70513 http://www.tabasco.com

  • The Village of River Ranch
  • 1100 Camellia Boulevard Lafayette, LA 70508
  • Southern Lifestyle Realty - Licensed in Louisiana