Cardinal's Rest is a newly renovated half-duplex cottage in Abita Springs in west St. Tammany Parish. The private entrance opens to hardwood floors and high ceilings in the living room, which includes a dining or work area and a large comfortable sofa. The bedroom has a queen bed, a roomy closet, and dresser, and the private bath includes a tub/shower. Guests are provided with Abita Roasting coffee, as well as tea with creamer and sugars. A microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster and TV with Roku are also provided for a relaxing stay. Small, well behaved dogs up to 25 pounds are allowed, and be sure to discuss your pet with the owner upon booking. All within a short walk are the Abita Springs Trailhead, a small grocery, and restaurants including Abita Brew Pub--first home of Abita Beer--Mama D's Pizza and More, and Abita Cafe, which offers 10% off to guests of the cottage. With the 31 mile Tammany Trace just one block away, you'll want to bring along your bicycle (the porch is secure storage), or rent one at nearby Abita Springs Hotel. Birders love Abita Springs for its abundant wooded areas, the Abita River and creeks, and the front porch provides a relaxing spot to watch and listen to the many songbirds in the area. And, yes--cardinals do rest at Cardinal's Rest! Nearby attractions include Abita Brewing Company, which offers brewery tours and a large beer garden with occasional live music, and a Tap Room with game nights, special events and plenty of Abita's favorite and seasonal beers on draft.