Mon Reve is a gorgeous French Creole Plantation
home located on beautiful False River in New Roads, LA.
The house was
built in 1820 by Valerine Bergeron, who was the Third Great
Grandfather of the present owner, Joe Hinckley. Like many homes of
that time, it is constructed of cypress, old brick, and bousillage
(mud, moss and deer hair).
Mon Reve has a spectacular front gallery overlooking the
river. It also has wrap around mantles on the fireplaces located in
the living room and the adjoining bedroom.
Valerine Bergeron had 11 children which each married into a different
family in the community. As a result,
is historically connected to a number of families in the Pointe
Coupee area. For many years the house was owned by
various relatives. The last active owners of the house were
Grandparents who purchased it in 1936.
Joe Hinckley acquired the house from his grandparents estate in
1989. He performed extensive restoration, then opened
Mon Reve as a Bed &
Breakfast in 1992. Mon Reve
is currently operated by Joe and his wife, Cathi. It is located two
miles southwest of New Roads on LA 1 near Bergeron’s Pecans.
are available by appointment only. There is also a small gift
shop which sells One-of-a-Kind Dolls.
or "My Dream"
in French, was named by Joe’s Great Grandmother,
Siebert, for her love of the house.
Come and see why she felt this
way about the Hinckley’s grand old home!