Few lakes envelop their visitors like Caddo. Pristine water spreads oil-black and disappears beneath lush green water lilies while it wraps around the trunks of bald cypress. With so many unique species found in the water, you'd think it was a major port-of-call for Noah's Ark. On the northwest side of the lake, in Uncertain, Texas, Lafitte's Landing Guest Quarters' private cottages sit beneath the cypress trees. Each cottage has its own Acadian and Creole touches. Editor's tip: Pick up a swamp boat--and guide John Winn--at Caddo Outback Tours.
Lafitte's Landing Guest Quarters: caddolodging.com
Caddo Outback Tours: caddolaketours.com