Saturday, June 16, 2018

Cardinal's Rest

A new overnight guest quarters has opened in Abita Springs, called "Cardinal's Rest" by owner Mary Blom Davis. Located in an old but updated structure just a block from Tammany Trace, the AirBNB location will feature a suite of a living room, bedroom, and bath. 

The work of well-known local artists and photographers grace the walls, and the front porch and outdoor patio sitting area, complete with bird bath, offers a cool spot to relax. She reports a wide variety of birds populate the neighborhood.

The structure was at one time one of the guest cottages adjacent to the famous Abita Springs Hotel of years ago, so it has a legacy of accommodating visitors to the quiet St. Tammany getaway. 

The location is just two blocks away from the Abita Cafe and one block to the UCM Museum and Abita House of Mystery. Just a short walk down Tammany Trace brings visitors to the famed Abita Springs pavilion park, the train depot museum, and the Abita Brew Pub restaurant.

CLICK HERE for the link to the Air BNB Webpage.

Here are some photographs of the newly-renovated overnight accommodation.

Abita Springs, of course, has been welcoming visitors for more than a hundred years, with certain health-enhancing characteristics attributed to drinking its spring waters. It has several other things going for it, according to the links below.

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