This was a highlight of our visit to Natchez for the Spring Pilgrimage! Stepping into Oak Hill was like returning to a bygone era, with a rich array of antique furniture and reproduction appointments, yet updated in the important features that matter to an overnight guest. We stayed in the spacious blue room on the main floor, which included a massive antique bed, antique desk with chair and a corner sitting chair with floor lamp for reading. The bathroom was very large with a rainfall shower, and the room included a mini fridge with complimentary bottled water and soft drinks, The room stood next to the library, nice for relaxing and reading. Home made cookies were provided in the enclosed porch/morning room that looked out on a lush garden, patio area and water fountain. We were served complimentary mint juleps there during happy hour. The main dining room hosted the gourmet breakfasts (probably the best we have had at any B and B) at a table set with Waterford crystal, European china and antique silver. Coffee or tea were offered from 7:30 on so we could have that first cup before our meal at 8:30. Doug joined us for a few minutes each morning at breakfast and was a great wealth of information on the town’s history, particular homes we would be seeing, attractions we shouldn’t miss and just general recommendations for our stay in Natchez. The front porch offered a perfect spot to relax at the end of a day, with original gaslight lamps for chatting into the evening. We will certainly be back and bring someone with us to share the delights of this wonderful spot!
- 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