Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tim's Camp In Butte La Rose

Tim's camp on Henderson Lake is about a mile from the convience store in Butte la Rose and the boat ramp into the Atchafalaya River.

Available for $750 per 3 day and 2 night weekend

Weekly rate at $1,500

With private concrete boat ramp into Henderson Lake and full RV hook up for three units, with water, sewage, electricity, and covered concrete slab parking.

Three bedroom, with king sized beds, TV, and three private baths

The downstairs bedroom and downstairs bath

The upstairs has 2 bedrooms and the master bedroom has a huge bathroom with jacuzzi too!

Master bath has a jacuzzi

Spacious grounds with a covered patio barge on the water for BBQ, crawfish boil, or fishing

great exterior and interior comforts

Living room with big screen TV and cable,

Kitchen, dining room,


Friday, December 3, 2010

"Cooyon Duhon" Sings "I Can't Survive" Song Cajun Style!

OK, this blog is a celebration of the Cajun culture amongst other things, and this may not be something you can appreciate, if you are not Cajun, because a few words are in french and you may not understand and therefore get the humor. But this is cracking me up!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Al Guidry, A Lafayette Photographer And Friend Of Lake Martin

My friendship with Al began after he sent me the picture below of me guiding a tour at Lake Martin earlier this year. Al has granted me permission to publish his work here for your enjoyment. Most of these photos were taken from Rookery Road and are an excellent example of your opportunity to capture nature photographically if you visit me to join one of my Louisiana swamp tours. You can call my cell phone at 337 298 2630 to make a reservation and book a tour with me, Marcus de la Houssaye. I am the man who pioneered the small boat tours that are the most interesting and sought after swamp tours in Louisiana today.

I strongly recommend reservaations as there is no reception area, or a storefront for you to walk into when you arrive. I am a one man business operating from a public boat landing in a wilderness and without calling to make a reservation, you cannot know my schedule or the availability of seating for a tour. Please give me a call on my cell phone before coming out to the landing so we can coordinate directions and scheduling.

You can also link to my Louisiana Swamp Tour blog to see other photographers work at Lake Martin.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Accomodations On The Atchafalaya River

On the banks of the Atchafalaya River, is an interesting town surrounded by the largest river basin swamp in North America.

If you have ever wanted to spend the night on a houseboat,

or visit a wilderness area with hundreds of species of migratory birds,

and hunting and fishing oportunities on everyside,

this may be the place for you.

Hiking trails, paddling trails,

swamp tours,

birdwatching, nature-study,

photography, eat exotic foods like fresh caught, boiled crawfish,

honky tonk dance halls, all of these are in the Butte La Rose area.

And if you just want to get away from it all in a quiet, peaceful, wilderness area with modern comforts...Let me show you something.

Butte La Rose is primarily weekend hunting and fishing camps, but some people are permanent residents and have built some impressive and comfortable accomodations.

I have several homes being offered year round as a weekend get-aways in My Wild Louisiana.

Jeanne's Camp for instance is for our visiting guests who want to "rough it" in the wild comfortably.

The outdoor dining area,

complete with full kitchen and downstairs bathroom.

The view from the outdoor dining area.

The view from the upstairs back porch as seen above, stirs my heart, because I have so many fond and very early memories of my travels on the Atchafalaya River as a young boy.

Coming in from the backporch, the main kitchen upstairs offers marble countertops,

is spacious and well organized with

a Jenn Air stove,

and adjoins the living room.

The living room

and dining area

are all under a cathedral ceiling.

As cozy and inviting as the living room is, I am in awe of the porches.


and downstairs both are in full view of the Atchafalaya River, and open to the expanse of wilderness and wide-open spaces, evident everywhere you go in Butte La Rose.

Jeanne's camp is available for lease with or without live-in cook for 2 nights minimum.

Cost is $1,500 per night and discounts are available for full week and monthly leases are also an option. Of course the longer you stay, the better the daily rate.

I have several other smaller camps for less money and they will be featured as soon as I can get them posted.

You can call me @ 337 298 2630 if you would like to discuss my hosting a Louisiana Experience weekend for you, your group or family. You name your adventure and I will make it happen. I can arrange transportation, food, attractions, with music, dancing, gambling, art galleries, antique shopping, plantation homes, museums, festivals, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping.

You tell me what you want!