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Annabelle Bed and Breakfast
501 Speed Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180   |  
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Ranked #10 of 13 Vicksburg B&B and Inns
Atlanta
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“A wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2009

Had a wonderful experience in this delightful bed and breakfast.
From arrival to departure, after two two nights in the heavenly Rose room super king size bed, our stay could not have been any better.
The owners were delightful and the Christmas decorations spectacular.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2009

At least once a year, we take a non-interstate driving vacation and choose a Bed & Breakfast at each city we visit. This year, our second stop was Vicksburg. On the internet, the Annabelle looked great and the AAA book gave it 3 diamonds. What a disappointment!

While the Annabelle may have been a beautiful, grand residence at some point, it is very evident that the present owners have not maintained the property. The yard has become a weedy mess and the buildings are all badly in need of cleaning and painting. We were met at the door by a man who never introduced himself. He accepted our payment for 2 nights and then led us out the front door, saying that we would not be staying in the main house. We were led to what was apparently the “slave/servant quarters”. We walked past the swimming pool, which was full of algae and vegitation, surrounded by dirty furniture. When I asked about it, he said not to worry, it would be clean the next day (NOT!) Our room was smaller and trashier than a cheap motel. The floor was so sloped that the door to the bathroom had to be propped open with a trash can. The room was decorated with plastic flea market rejects. The towels in the bathroom were worn and frayed and the sheets on the bed were so thin you could see through them. At that point, we should have demanded our money back and left, but we were anxious to get on with our sightseeing and decided to make the best of it. During the night, we realized that trains passed the house several times during the night, blowing an sleep-shattering whistle as they went by.

Breakfast was served at 9:00 (no earlier) and the main house was kept locked until then. No tea, evening beverages or early morning coffee was offered. The first morning, we finally met the owner, Caroline, for the first and last time during our stay and found out that the nameless man was her son, Michael. Breakfast was adequate and we were given a quick 5-minute tour of the house. Not much history given -- only their family heirlooms were pointed out. The second morning of our stay, the door was not unlocked until after 9 and then we were served a cold, soggy waffle for breakfast by the owner’s husband, Paul, who certainly did not seem to enjoy what he was doing, as he didn’t speak to us or the other guests and we just left when we finished eating.

Unless there are major improvements to the Annabelle, I would recommend others to beware!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mississippi
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2008

We had heard great reviews. Instead of a warm welcome with drink and lace cookies, she wanted to know how we were going to pay. We love the sound of a train, but it sounded like it was coming through the room. There was no coffee till breakfast and that wasn't served till 9 AM. Was very dissappointing, as we were looking forward to warm hospitality. The shopping, food, and overall visit was great! We definiteley would recommend Vicksburg, MS. as a place to visit. Be sure to tour the Yazoo/Mississippi river on the "Sweet Olive" and see the sunset over the mighty Mississippi river :)

Stayed March 2008
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California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2007

My husband and I had a fabulous time in Vicksburg! We loved staying at Annabelles- the beds were nice and fluffy- and we were impressed by the quality of antiques and furnishings- our bed was ohmy incredible- I felt like "Scarlet" in gone with the wind...if you love historical areas- you will love this place. Carolyn, the owner took special care to introduce me to the local a local auction where I found the best silver to bring back home...I am still smiling about the pieces that I found- I had a great time shopping and finally relaxing and reading in the beautiful front room of the house. We really appreciated her and Pauls attention to detail- they even had a bottle of champagne in the room (it was my husbands birthday)- I wish I could have that yummy breakfast on the BEAUTIFUL dining table every day and could have someone serve it! What a TREAT!!! My husband is a history buff so this area was right up his alley. We toured the local museums that was arranged by Annabelles- we were both happy to stay in such a relaxing and beautiful place with such a personal touch. Thank you Paul and Carolyn- we will be back next year for a wedding close by.

  • Liked — the owners and the relazing enviroment- beds and calm- slow pace
  • Disliked — it was too cold this time of year to use the POOL!!
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Kerken, Germany
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2007

We loved to stay at Annabelle`s again.
It`s a nice place to experience the southern hospitality.
The trains are not their fault ;-)
It was a perfect visit to end a trip through the deep south once more.
Hope this neat B&B will be there for a long time, we`ll gladly return.
Thank you Carolyn and Paul for beeing so friendly
Petra & Jürgen from Germany

Stayed September 2007
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Atlanta
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2007

We spent three nights in this wonderful B & B in the heart of Dixie - Vicksburg Mississippi. Being from Minnesota and transplanted to Georgia we hoped for a certain ambiance which came through 100%; cozy, Southern and with elegance. The hosts Tom and Carolyn were most hospitable and having been in the B & B business for many years they knew needs and wants of their guests. Every morning Tom served us a bountiful Southern breakfast and Carolyn was most helpful with her native Memphis charm. We are planning to return for Civil War re-enactments with our friends and are looking forward to another stay at Annabelle.

Stayed August 2007
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2007

My Wife and I were on a tour of the Southern States and decided that we would be pampered for a couple of nights using an all inclusive package.
I was a little disappointed when on arrival I left my Wife in the car and introduced myself to the owner and even thogh I explained that we had had a long journey and my Wife was in the car he insisted taking just me into the house and sorting out the payment and all the details etc instead of welcoming us both into his house.
After completing those details he showed us to our room (which was not even in the building, but in an outside block, which although it was decorated nicely did not make us feel like we were staying in a real B&B (perhaps I'm used to English B&B's?))
The nights were spoilt by the overpowering noise of the trains that sounded their horns everytime (there is no mention of this in any guide to the B&B) earplugs were supplied, but notification when booking would have been better! and did not help to make this a relaxing break.
The following morning, however we were invited into the main house for breakfast and ate the food with the owners and other guests.
The food was good southern breakfast, but the surrounding involving silver service and chandaliers and a very cluttered dining area and lounge felt very pretentious like they were trying to hard to be stately
The other guests (from the USA) found it all to be charming though.
All in all, we enjoyed Vicksburg, but thought we would have enjoyed this B&B more than we did.

  • Liked — the food
  • Disliked — trains and paper thin walls in the outbuildings
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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gengi, Manager at Annabelle Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 15, 2007
Annabelle has been opening her doors to guest from all over the world for 15 years. The majority enjoy their stay and return. We regret that this guest did not enjoy his stay with us. We make every effort to provide guest a memorable pleasant experience. It is unfortunate that this guest did not understand our check in process or bring to our attention any dis-satisfaction on his part. Guest choose their room. We have 3 rooms in the main 1868 house and 3 rooms + a suite in the 1880s house. Rooms vary in price. It is certainly not an out building but a home that was built in the 1880s. Guest do hear train noise which is why we provide ear plugs for a restful nights sleep for light sleepers. The City of Vicksburg is presently closing the train crossings which will silence the trains as train noise can be heard all over the city.
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Address: 501 Speed Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180
Location: United States > Mississippi > Vicksburg
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Vicksburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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