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About The Innkeepers

Bayou Haven is your destination for the perfect blend of European charm and southern hospitality. For Juraj and Dawn Pekarik, it is a cumulative dream come true, two and a half years in the making.

Juraj’s love of nature, hiking, and fishing was developed during his childhood years growing up in Czechoslovakia. Dawn is a Slidell native who spent her childhood years fishing, crabbing, and skiing the bayou not very far from Bayou Haven Bed and Breakfast.

Juraj earned a degree in education and played professional basketball in Czechoslovakia before coming to America in 1998. Dawn earned a degree in accounting and became a CPA and business owner.

In 1999, this unlikely pair met in Slidell and married. Their shared family values, love of travel, food, and entertaining has been a strong bond between them. They have raised four terrific children together and owned and operated a successful commercial floor cleaning business for the past fourteen years.
innkeepers of Bayou Haven