Where to stay around Lafayette?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 74 vacation rentals near Lafayette. From 33 Houses to 13 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lafayette for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lafayette?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lafayette. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Alexandre Mouton House: 86 vacation rentals
  • Acadian Village: 77 vacation rentals
  • The Mall of Acadiana: 81 vacation rentals
  • Cajundome: 78 vacation rentals
  • Blackham Coliseum: 85 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lafayette listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lafayette?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 33 Houses in Lafayette. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lafayette include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 13 rentals available
  • Studios: 10 rentals available
  • Hotels: 9 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lafayette?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 21 vacation rentals with pool available in Lafayette. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Lafayette will spice up your life

    Lafayette reigns as the unofficial capital of America's Cajun Country, and boy does it show. The scents of cayenne pepper twist and turn in the Po'Boy joints of Jefferson Street, where bottleneck blues is the backing track of choice. Students sip tangy gulf brews along the bars of McKinley Street, just a stone's throw from crooked cypress-wood cabins and murky wetland rivers. And that's not even mentioning the booming Mardi Gras festivities, the Cajun Heartland State Fair, or the washboard rhythms of the zydeco that echo out from the countless music gigs. Lafayette vacation rentals are your ticket into this rambunctious town.

    Find your Cajun jive in Lafayette

    Get past the rickety cypress-wood cabanas on the outskirts of Lafayette and you get to the pulsing, student-packed historic center. Prepare to encounter Cajun life there. Prepare for Po'Boy subway sandwiches and bubbling gumbo broths. Prepare for long nights of jiving to rattling zydeco and two-step. Prepare for festivals that celebrate Cajun culture pretty much every month of the year, and one of the largest Mardi Gras blowouts in all of America in winter. Street tours of Jefferson and weekly art walks are also part of the menu, but it's really all about the Cajun vibes.

    Explore Cajun history in Lafayette

    The Cajun character runs strong through the main attractions of Lafayette. Start with a visit to the age-stained timber shacks and blacksmith homes of the Acadian Village reconstruction, which preserves a traditional Cajun-style settlement on the Louisiana creeks. Vermilionville is a similar option, with its washboard players creating an atmospheric journey into the Cajun life of old. And then there's the Acadian Cultural Center, which bursts with exhibits and photography collections related to the plight of local Cajun settlers.

    Enjoy warm winters in Lafayette

    This inland corner of Louisiana has 2 times of the year when the weather is simply perfect for enjoying al fresco jazz shows and festivals. The first comes in the winter, between January and February, when you’ll need to book Lafayette vacation rentals well in advance as Mardi Gras and other celebrations take place then. Another great time to come is in the fall, during September, October, and November, when temperatures are still high but prices are slightly easier on the wallet than earlier in the year.

    Lafayette sits on the edge of the Vermilion River

    Clutching either side of the Vermilion River as it wiggles through the woods and prairies, Lafayette is sat up just a little higher than much of the rest of Louisiana. To get to the famous wetland habitats and birding spots of the state, you'll need to head south to the White Lake Wetlands and the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, which have sawgrass fields and swamplands, and host snapping alligators, turtle species, rare waterfowl, and uber-rare whooping cranes alike between their lakes and levees.