36 Melrose Avenue at Quitman Boulevard, Natchez, MS 39120-4005, USA    
 
 
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Makalah Brown

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Circa 1818. Monmouth was the home of General Quitman who became acting Governor of Mexico, Governor of Mississippi, and a U.S. Congressman. In the National Historic Landmark, the inn features antique four-poste...


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We had no Idea that we'd fall in love with one of Mississippi's most treasured spots. Monmouth Plantation meets with you with a sense of world class luxury and a heart of "family", as if you're right at home. The staff - and we met a lot, were simply amazing, always going the extra mile and we can't wait to go back! The whole place has been lovingly restored with attention to detail and the grounds have been planned, kept and created for those who enjoy a quiet read, a peaceful walk or a family game or two on the lawns. Our kids 10 & 6, loved the Monmouth ponds, the trails and more than anything the golf carts they got to ride. Fishing poles were available, free wifi all over the grounds and flat screen TV's in the rooms made it pretty impossible to run out of things to do. Breakfast each day reminded us of being somewhere in England and dinner at the well known 1818 on-site restaurant was unforgettable. I can still taste their bread pudding even now!! Natchez is full of American history and modern amenities from coffee shops to Longwood House, to old streets and views of the Mississippi river. We took a few exploration trips and found Indian Mounds, Longwood House, William Johnson House and of course downtown Natchez that is full of great restaurants and boutique style shops. If you're looking for a "southern belle" luxury experience at a very reasonable price - this is it.
Jamie Anderson
7/12/2010

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Romantic+ exquisite hospitality

My family and I are still feeling the glow of wonderful Monmouth! We visited in June and it was extraordinary! Lani and Ron Riches have created not only a five star hotel (which is no easy feat on its own), but they have worked tirelessly to ensure that this house that belonged to General John A. Quitman, former governor of Mississippi, is also included on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places. If you are a history buff, you’re going to love this hotel with its attention to detail – portraits, letters, and antique artifacts. Had Quitman survived past 1858, there is evidence that his popularity and political acumen could have edged out Jefferson Davis as the first president of the Confederacy. You just breathe in the fragrance of the history here. And you can do so while sipping a freezing mint julep in a silver cup either in the secluded Quitman Study or in the company of the other friendly guests, eating from an inspired Southern menu that has caught the notice of the James Beard House in New York, strolling around the gardens and lake, and then sinking back into a plush pompom canopied bed at night with the softest of linens. (For those who need to stay plugged in, the WiFi worked flawlessly from the rocker on our porch.) The staff, some of whom have been working at Monmouth for over 20 years, are so very welcoming and accommodating. During the day, our boys, 11 year old twins, went fishing with the poles provided by the guide and caught a number of fine fish. In the evening, they dined on their own in the main-house parlor while we took our time with the full five course tasting meal in the dining room. Dinner was delicious with a choice of wines with each course: crisp hot rolls (as though they had been fried ever so delicately), a crayfish bisque, a baby spinach salad with blue cheese, a little mango sorbet interlude, exquisitely cooked filet for my husband and cinnamon glazed duck breast for me, and to top it off - a chocolate mousse parfait. Breakfast kept us fueled with hearty eggs, perfect buttery biscuits, sausage, bacon, and grits that could make even a Yankee ask for seconds. Monmouth is a very special place and the Riches’s hospitality sees to it that every guest feels pampered, right down to the lovely talcum powder in a vintage pewter bottle in the bathroom. June is warm, but with Spanish moss dripping from the large trees and frogs croaking and crickets chirping, it was mesmerizing. Ladies, you could become “soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum,” but it is sixty years later and your hosts at Monmouth have the air-conditioning and iced tea just right. -Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys Brooklyn, New York
Lexy Lovell
Brooklyn, NY
7/6/2010

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Romantic Antebellum Splendor

My wife and I had the privilege of staying at Monmouth plantation and I must say it was truly magnificent! The grounds are beautiful and the home is a true historic treasure. You can dream of days gone by when life was a little more simple and grand while relaxing on a porch or in your cozy room. We were so impressed by Monmouth that we are counting the days until we can return to this romantic and most beautiful bed and breakfast.
Matthew Garner
Meridian, MS
6/6/2010

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InnSide Tip -
Be sure to make time for the morning tour of the mansion as it is most interesting.
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historic charm

The best historical inn we have stayed at anywhere.
Anonymous
10/21/2008

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Publicity and Press Reviews

AAA Souther Traveler (Jul/Aug 2011) names Monmouth Plantation the "Best B&B in the South", Travel & Leisure top 100 hotels in the world (2006), Conde Nast Traveler,
Monmouth Plantation has been a AAA Four Diamond recipient for 30 years, the longest of any hotel in the South, Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report awards 1818 Restaurant with it's Grand Award 2011 for "Best Hotel Restaurant Meal",
JustLuxe.com posts in Feb. 2011 "Old South Opulence Meets New World Charm at Monmouth Plantation", Mississippi Magazine awards Monmouth Plantation "Best B&B in Mississippi.


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