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“Understanding Genuine Hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
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Shadowlawn Bed & Breakfast
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1024 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701   |  
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Ranked #1 of 7 Columbus B&B and Inns
Lebanon, Indiana
2 reviews
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“Understanding Genuine Hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

We recently had a chance to stay Shadowlawn where you clearly understand the difference of staying at a hotel and being graciously invited into Burnette’s home. As a consultant I have stayed all over the world and there is no comparison to the feeling that warm and caring person, like Burnette, means to someone where genuine hospitality is experienced even compared to a nicest hotels.

It was truly a blessing to be welcomed into her home and she extended that same welcome to my son , who has just started his pilot training at the Columbus Air Force Base, to join us for a family breakfast. This may seem like a little thing but that is what their bed and breakfast is all about.

I watched Burnette as she talked and helped everyone staying their and you could see that she did not just have guests but instead she see the world as a place where everyone is part of her family.

What a great house, hospitality and memory for my family.

I hope you have a chance to experience the true joy of the Christian atmosphere you will find at Shadowlawn and take a moment and enjoy a conversation because that is what make life worth living.

Chris L Lebanon, Indiana

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

Shadowlawn does it all. Burnette took care of everything for my wedding even when the weather didn't cooperate she was able to keep ME calm and rearrange seating so my reception was wonderful. It was everything my husband and I wanted. A fun family bbq with dancing and laughter in a beautiful environment.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Longboat Key, Florida
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

My husband and I live in Florida, and when we learned we would be planning an out of town wedding for our daughter in Columbus Mississippi, we wondered how we would be able to find the right location and coordinate the event from several hundred miles away. Our prayers were answered with the discovery of Shadowlawn Bed & Breakfast, and its owner, Burnette Aavakian. Our daughter had visited Shadowlawn and fell in love with its Old Southern charm and ambiance. The home is a beautifully restored 1800's southern mansion with beautiful period antiques and decor. The grounds are meticulously manicured, and provide perfect gathering places for afternoon tea with friends or quiet enjoyment of a good book while sitting on one of the many porches of the home. We began our planning with Burnette via email. She was always very responsive and helpful with all of our questions. She provided pictures of anything we were curious about, including previous weddings held there at Shadowlawn so we could develop ideas for our own event. She handled last minute requests with ease and a great "can do" attitude, including ordering last minute table toppers that had to come from China. Burnette was always prepared, even to the extent of having to bring in large fans to dry up some damp areas of the lawn because of torrential downpours two days before the wedding. The day of the wedding the temperature climbed to 94 degrees, the second hottest day in May in history, in Columbus. Burnette worked with us to relocate all the tables at the last minute to the shaded areas of the lawn. She redid menu items that would be better served in the warm outdoor buffet that would have otherwise melted into jelly. She took special precautions with the wedding cakes to make sure they wouldn't be in the heat too long before the bride and groom had the opportunity to cut the cake. She was absolutely awesome. We could not have asked for a more attentive, caring, loving, professional person to handle our out of town wedding. She took all the worry and concerns away from us. And the food was beyond our expectations. My husband and I have traveled the world and stayed in many fine resorts and have eaten at highly rated restaurants. Burnette and her staff created food presentations that rivaled Michelin 3 star restaurants. The chicken florentine and salmon mousse were to die for. Our daughter had requested a red velvet cake for the wedding. It was the best we ever had. All in all, the home, the setting, the food, the service, and an owner that cared as much about our special day as we did, made this the perfect place for a destination wedding.

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Meridian, MS
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2009

What a perfect place for our rehearsal dinner! Shadowlawn is beautiful and rivals any 5 star restaurant. What a fantastic place for all wedding festivities. The food was excellent! Everyone enjoyed the entire experience and I could have wished for nothing more. Thanks, Burnette! You are great at weddings and everything included in them!!!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

I took my 12 year old daughter on a surprise weekend get-a-way to Shadowlawn. The expression on her face when she saw the gorgeous home we were staying in, with the big white columns and inviting porches, was priceless! It was our first stay at a B&B and it was a great experience for us both.....a weekend we'll never forget! We were awed by the beautiful antiques, dishes, and flower arrangements everywhere! Our room was perfect in every way, big and comfortable. We put puzzles together on the shiny hardwood floors and my daughter took a bubble bath in the jacuzzi tub in our bathroom. Everything was so lovely, and Burnette and NoNo made us feel like royalty! We enjoyed their company as much as the food at breakfast every morning. I was so pleased. I have shown my beautiful pictures of the B&B to everyone! It is definitely a place I want to return to with my family and friends in the future!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wisconsin
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

We spent 2 nights at Shadowlawn and wished it were more. Burnette and NoNo were incredibly helpful, from the time we made our reservation until we drove out of the driveway on our last morning. The home is beautiful and you could spend days just admiring the amazing antiques. Our room was very comfortable, and the breakfasts were incredible-I will be longing for the Bananas Foster French Toast for some time to come! There is nothing we would change about this charming place.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2009

I felt a little uneasy about staying in a bed & breakfast establishment for work; however, I always consider the safety aspect of where I stay. This appeared to have a very safe way about it, so I proceeded. When I arrived at Shadowlawn, it was very apparent that I was meant to stay there because of reasons other than safety.

Burnette is a wonderful Christian woman and made me feel very comfortable; like I was in my own home.

We participated in a very uplifting conversation about our faith and shared bits and pieces of our past that contributed to who we are now.

Should I ever venture through Columbus Mississippi again, I will not consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1024 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701
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Location: United States > Mississippi > Columbus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shadowlawn Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the elegant antebellum accommodations of Shadowlawn Bed & Breakfast Inn. High Speed Wi-Fi Access. Awesome Gourmet Breakfast. Plush Bedding, Professionally Laundered. Located in Columbus Historic District. Christian Owned and Operated. Weddings, Rehearsals, Bridesmaids Luncheons, Honeymoons, Private Luncheons & Dinners, Bible Studies, Garden Clubs, Retreats, Theme Parties, Girls' Getaway. “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” - Hebrews 13:2 ... more   less 
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