This is where you'll want to stay in Natchez.
It's difficult to imagine a better setting or amenities and the hosts, Don & Doug, are simply outstanding in providing unbelievable breakfasts, an unmatched tour of their home and just every kind of tip you could want in maximizing your visit to Natchez.
Our room downstairs was beautiful and spacious and was adjacent to a charming and relaxing study/library that is perfect for relaxing in the evening. The veranda and the back patio are ideal for savoring a frosty mint julep. We had always thought that The Columns in New Orleans served the best juleps but Oak Hill's peerless version concocted by Don beats others the way Alabama mauls Vanderbilt on the football field. No contest.
The bust of the great George Washington should tip visitors off that the hosts are history buffs, and when you take a tour with Doug, you are in for a rare and enlightening treat.
All the little things are taken care of quietly and efficiently. More bottled water or Diet Cokes in your mini-fridge each day, spot-on advice on the perfect places for dining or sightseeing....even a CD to borrow for a tour of the Natchez cemetery.
My wife and I talked about our visit to Oak Hill and the overall excellence of this home, all the way to New Orleans. We live in Texas but will make this trip every time it is possible in the future.
If six stars were allowed in reviews, Oak Hill would merit that kind of recommendation.
Once you get there, your only "job" is to relax and enjoy.
- 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