Allen Acres Native Ventures
Pitkin, LA 70656
Allen Acres is a nature oriented Bed & Breakfast located in Cravens, LA featuring a cozy country home on 26 wooded acres near the Kisatchie National Forest and Ouiska Chitto Creek.
Dr. Charles Allen, author of several books devoted to native Louisiana flora, and his wife Susan, have spent years developing the gardens to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Other gardens focus on various curiosities, such as night-blooming flowers, bird watching, and "yard art". Trails lead into the forest where trees are labeled for identification.
Sit on the front porch and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature all around you. Dr. Allen offers tours to some of the rarest ecosystems of the Kisatchie National Forest including Louisiana prairies, spring-fed bay galls, and pitcher plant bogs. A continental breakfast, including fresh eggs is provided.