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“Perfect for Natchez Trace biking”
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Isabella B & B
Ranked #1 of 3 Port Gibson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect for Natchez Trace biking”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

The reason this is an excellent property is the house itself, with Tiffany stained windows and wood floors, the location on the Trace between Clinton and Natchez, and especially the owners. They show a genuine hospitality and knowledge of the area.

It is also unusual in that they serve a good evening meal as well, with beer and wine available.

For bikers, they discovered a "back" way to get there without taking the narrow roads connecting the trace. There is a maintenance facility on the Trace, you walk around it to get to the city streets. They will have the details.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pinnixdesignsinc, Owner at Isabella B & B, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for the great review. The safety of our biking friends is of main concern to us. We enjoy your company. Please come again!
Thanks, Bobbye
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is a lovely, old, Victorian building with wood inlay floors downstairs and stained glass windows. My favorite feature was the porch swing on the second floor porch. It was very nice to sit out there in the evening.

It's reasonably convenient to the Natchez Trace, and bikes can be brought inside for security. The house is on a well maintained corner property. The one drawback is it's location on a main road by a traffic light. For such a small community, there seemed to be a lot of traffic and noise the night I was there. The window air conditioner did a good job of providing some white noise to cover it though.

The hosts were very pleasant and I enjoyed a nice breakfast made to order in the morning.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Pinnixdesignsinc, Owner at Isabella B & B, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I can certainly understand the traffic noise, which is totally beyond my control, for Highway 61 is a major route through Port Gibson. Weekend nights are much quieter since the eighteen wheelers do not run as much then.
Thank you, Bobbye
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Beaumont, Texas
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

11 of us did a cycling trip down the Natchez Trace Parkway and ended day 1 of our trip here. It was awesome! We had dinner & breakfast here. For the rest of our trip (a few nights camping & at other B&Bs), we joked about how we wished Bobbie, the Isabella owner, was there to cook and make everything better. If you get a chance to stay a night in Port Gibson stay here. Bobbie and her husband made us feel welcomed and fed us too well! Beds were good. Showers were enormous. We stayed in all the main rooms in the house and everyone loved it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Pinnixdesignsinc, Owner at Isabella B & B, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
It is our goal to make all our guests feel like they are at home while staying with us! We enjoyed all of you. Come again and thanks for taking the time to write a review.
Thanks, Bobbye
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

After a very long bicycle ride on the Natchez Trace from Jackson to Port Gibson we were exhausted and literally fell into the owner's arms. Bobbye graciously gave us food and drink as we walked in her door. The Isabella is a very old house that has been beautifully rebuilt and furnished. The guest rooms are large and very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent. And Port Gibson is worth a visit, with important historic significance to the region. Bobbye knows all the stories and will give you a map for wherever you want to go. As we were leaving on our bikes for the journey to Natchez, she insisted on making us lunch for the road.

Room Tip: I think any room would be fine-- choose based on the size bed you want.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pinnixdesignsinc, Owner at Isabella B & B, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
We enjoyed your visit here with us and were so glad that it was such a pleasure for you to experience! Come visit any time.
Thanks, Bobbye
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We had such a delightful time at Isabella. We were on our bikes on the Natchez Trace coming from Jackson and got caught in a storm. Bobbie and Phil were so good to us. Let us use the dryer, made us a wonderful dinner it was Easter Sunday, no other guests, we slept well had a great breakfast, Bobbie made us sandwitches to go for the bike trip to Natchez. It was so nice that we stopped in for a wonderful lunch on our return trip. Thanks so much for everything. Tell Brenda the chicken salad was fantastic!

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Pinnixdesignsinc, Owner at Isabella B & B, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Brenda will be delighted that you all enjoyed the chicken salad. Thanks you all for brightening our day. We enjoyed your visit.
Thanks, Bobbye
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Poinciana, Florida
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were two couples bicycling the lower quarter of the Natchez Trace and stayed here going south and again going back north. Bobbye and Phil couldn't have been more accommodating – they attended to our every need and then some, even helping with transportation to retrieve our vehicle when one of us needed to get off the bike. The B&B was most comfortable. Spacious rooms, great bathrooms, and delicious meals. Southern hospitality at its finest!

Room Tip: Any room in this B&B will be satisfactory
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Pinnixdesignsinc, Owner at Isabella B & B, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Glad we could be of assistance to you all. We enjoyed your visit with us and are so glad you returned home safely. Please come again.
Thanks, Bobbye
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Fairhope, AL
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

My wife and I had lunch there with a group of 14 that stayed at the Dunleith Plantation in Natchez. The couple that own, operate and restored Isabella B&B are absolutely delightful. We all had soup and salad for a lunch and the food was excellent. The story telling of the history and reconstruction of this facility was well worth the trip. The building itself is gorgeous. My wife and I are planning another trip to that area and we will definitely return for lunch and may even spend a few nights there. It is very clean and I know you will fall in love with the owners.

Room Tip: How often can you say that you really had fun when you went somewhere? You can here.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Pinnixdesignsinc, Owner at Isabella B & B, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Our sincere appreciation for such a wonderful review. Phil and I equally enjoyed your visit and appreciate everything that you veterans have done for our country. We felt honored with your presence in our home.
Sincerely,
Bobbye
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Property: Isabella B & B
Address: 1009 Church St, Port Gibson, MS 39150-2417
Location: United States > Mississippi > Port Gibson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Port Gibson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Isabella B & B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Isabella was built 1880 as a private family home. It was purchased in 2010 from the estate of Miss Isabella Person and through a year long extensive restoration, turned into Isabella B & B. Phil & Bobbye Pinnix enjoy welcoming guest into their home and are delighted to treat them to an evening of rest and relaxation or venture out to learn about all our Civil War history. A delicious southern breakfast is included in the price of the accommodations. Amenities include shampoo, lotion, facial soap, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and tread mill. ... more   less 
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