The Mississippi Natchez Trace is sprinkled with bed and breakfast inns that provide a cozy, intimate setting laced with picturesque backdrops where couples can enjoy a romantic getaway. Located in Natchez, Mississippi is the Bisland House adorned with its majestic columns, spacious upper and lower porches, and manicured grounds. Built in the early 1900s for Hulda Rawle Bisland, granddaughter of the infamous, cotton broker Frederick Stanton, and her husband Douglas Starke Bisland, this home can be found downtown in the historic district of Natchez, among other antebellum homes, shopping, restaurants, antique stores, and the Mississippi River Bluff. Bisland House guest rates vary between $110 and $150 per night and include a full southern breakfast, cold beverages anytime, hot beverages upon request, free wireless internet and cable television, and a Victorian claw foot tub.
Further up the Natchez Trace in Port Gibson, Mississippi, the town Ulysses Grant labeled as “too beautiful to burn,” standing on colossal, Corinthian columns is the Greek-style mansion, Oak Square Plantation. Oak Square Plantation has seven guest rooms situated between the main house and two guest houses. They are furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques and private baths with large vanities. The most unique feature of this bed and breakfast however is not the breakfast one would expect but the history that is brought to life by its rare collection of Civil War memorabilia. For a walk through antebellum grandeur, a room at the Oak Square Plantation will cost from $125 to $145 a night per couple.
Unlike the previous two bed and breakfast inns, the Annabelle is representative of Vicksburg, Mississippi’s sophisticated, Victorian-era charm. This Victorian-Italianate home has a 55 foot back gallery that overlooks a sparkling swimming pool and charmingly, landscaped courtyard. Annabelle is very close to shopping, restaurants, art galleries, museums, and Vicksburg National Military Park. For as little as $125 to as much as $195 per night, a couple could enjoy spa-inspired private baths, stunning chandeliers, fine linens, and fireplaces.
From their massive columns and wrap around porches to their sunrooms and panoramic views, these bed and breakfast inns ooze good ole southern hospitality. Couples visiting these establishments not only experience a bit of Mississippi and American history, but also take pleasure in the pre-Civil War luxuries such as winding staircases, tall ceilings, gorgeous hardwood floors, and scenic views; in addition to, modern amenities like wireless internet, cable television and private bathrooms.