My husband and I took a long awaited trip to Natchez to enjoy the antebellum homes and the scenic "town on the bluffs" after many years of promising ourselves we'd visit at some point. As the family travel planner, I searched numerous websites and finally settled on Oak Hill Inn - it looked like it would be both picturesque and have the types of amenities we enjoy when travelling. Making the reservation was simple - Doug replied to my e mail inquiry promptly and confirmed us for the queen room on the first floor. We had flight delays that made us later than expected, and our hosts took it all in stride, in spite of their posted "arrive by" time on the website. The home was easy to find and well located with respect to all the sights we wanted to see. The house was absolutely beautiful (c. 1835) and the amenities were all we had hoped for. From the period furnishings to the spectacular breakfasts to the crisp linens on our half tester bed, to the beautifully landscaped back garden, we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Our hosts provided tips for touring and maps and brochures, and had cookies and a drink waiting for us when we got back in the evening. Guests had the choice of enjoying the back patio with a lovely fountain, the classic southern front porch with wooden rockers, or a well stocked library if the outdoors wasn't your cup of tea. There was even private off street parking right behind the house. We enjoyed the premises, our hosts and the food - I'd highly recommend this B&B to anyone who is planning to be in the Natchez area!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautifully restored antebellum home built in 1835. Oak hill sits on a beautiful acre of gardens ans fountains in the historic garden district. The front of this mansion was built facing the Mississippi River for wonderful breezes. Guests can relax on the veranda or on the courtyard. A gourmet breakfast is served in the original Dining room under an 1850s Waterford crystal gasolier. Guests are greeted with homemade chocolate chip cookies iced tea and complementary soft drinks and mint juleps. Rooms are spacious and decorated with period antiques. There is a library guests can use with thousands of books, many Natchez related. ... more less