Located about 8.5 miles from the Cane River Cottage and Guesthouse is the Taylor-Cook Steel Magnolia’s House. Getting there is easy as it’s in the heart of the historic district. Leave Cane River to the right and follow Pratt Lane to Old Bermuda Road (PR-640) to LA-494 and turn right. Stay on that until it becomes Keyser and turn right on Jefferson Street in Natchitoches.
The Cook-Taylor House (Steel Magnolias House) was originally built in the 1840’s for Louis Dupleix as a store. In early Natchitoches history it was referred to it as a ”great business spot” and during the Civil War, it has been said it was used as a hospital. In the early 1900’s the home was moved from its original location next to the sidewalk to where it now stands. The more recent claim to fame of this historic home is the on-site filming of much of the movie, ”Steel Magnolias”. Many of the scenes from the movie were filmed in the home and in the grand gardens, adding popularity to this already significantly historic home and quickly making it the “most photographed“ home in town.
The Cane River Cottage and Guesthouse are located about nine miles south of downtown historic Natchitoches in a secluded 200-acre wooded environment. We are nestled on the gently flowing Cane River and offer overnight accommodations for up to six couples at a time. Our well furnished and fully equipped kitchen facilities with King bedrooms are the perfect base for your stay in the Natchitoches area.