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“Living in Old South History”
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Hope Farm
Ranked #23 of 41 Natchez B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

Hope Farm and its owner, Mrs. Ethel Banta, a master story teller and great southern lady, provide a gracious setting to enjoy a relaxing time of porch setting. The home and accommodations are filled with history beyond imagination. We stayed in the smallest room with a very tiny bath, but other rooms were much more accommodating, and all were filled with beautiful furnishings from the 1800s. The southern Breakfast was graciously served and delicious. Except for a minor shower drain problem in
the tiny bathroom, the experience was wonderful, especially to think that I slept in a home built in 1775.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

Delightful owner who is extremely knowledgable in Natchez history. Interesting and exremely humorous, Ms Banter takes you on a tour of her home after breakfast which is the one day she will come a knocking on your door and you will have breakfast at 8:30! We loved her and her hospitality. Hot coffee on the screened porch ready at 6 am, rooms clean and very comfortable! The history and elegance of her home is wonderful. Many antiques and comfortable surroundings.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

I visited Hope Farm as a stop-over for some research for a book I'm writing, and I think I found a whole new novel. Hope Farm is the oldest house in Natchez, with the original structure being the home of the Spanish governor. Our room was an absolute delight: old things that were really old, not set up to look that way. Still, everything worked, and we slept like the dead.

The breakfast is a must-not-miss, not only because it is excellent, but because Miss Ethel, the owner, tells stories throughout the meal. And afterward, she takes everyone on a guided tour of the place, including visits to your rooms, so put those embarrassing unmentionables away before you head out for your coffee.

I've stayed in many Southern bed and breakfasts, and Hope Farm is the epitome of Southern charm.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Ms Ethel was a delight our room was beautiful full of history the breakfast nice but not enough we were not offered seconds and everyone doesn't eat pork (bacon) and eggs wasn't an option i think a buffet breakfast would have been great overall is great i would recommend it and will definitely go again ...the tour was amazing and interesting ..again i love Ms Ethel it wouldn't be hope farm without .....

Room Tip: I Recommend the Plantation room if you have 4 people attending
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

What a memorable stay!! The room was perfect for my husband and myself, the breakfast was super , and you cannot say enough about Ms Ethel. We will go back again.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Patricia C
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Hope Farm is a historic home with a wonderful hostess who brings it all to life. Our room was large and airy, breakfast was excellent, and the house tour was the icing on the cake. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

From the time the proprietor, Miss Ethel opened the door, I knew we were in for a truly wonderful experience! As the oldest surviving home in Natchez, the home is filled with period pieces that enable you to step back in time. The cook Elizabeth prepares southern style with flair!

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 147 Homochitto St, Natchez, MS 39120-3962
Region: United States > Mississippi > Natchez
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Ranked #23 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Natchez
Price Range: £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4

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