MAPLE TERRACE INN/ PRESIDENTS' INN/ MARTHA'S COTTAGE/
HAMMOND-ROUTT HOUSE/ NILES-BAILEY HOUSE
Maple Terrace Inn, 300 N. Huntington St., Kosciusko, MS is located 1.5 miles from the Natchez Trace Parkway and 3 blocks from the Kosciusko court square. Overlooking the historic district from a hilltop, the imposing 1912 eclectic home is a pleasant blend of Colonial Revival, Arts & Crafts and Prairie styles. Listed on the National Historic Register, the Inn is finely appointed with antiques and offers comfortable accommodations. Each of the four guest rooms has an adjoining private bathroom with claw foot tub and shower. Features/amenities include parlors, two screened porches, a large bicycle storage building with 10 space bike racks, universal tools and complimentary spare tires and patches. Guests will enjoy the beautifully landscaped one acre lot with garden and swings.
Presidents' Inn, 100 E.Washington St., Kosciusko, MS. This historic court square structure, formerly home to several early businesses, was recently opened as a townhouse Inn. Original pine floors, towering tongue and groove ceilings, and exposed brick walls have been restored in New Orleans style. While retaining the building's original Arts and Crafts architecture, the Bauhaus influence of asymmetrically placed windows was utilized interiorly to create a delightful ambience. The Inn offers fine accommodations including two spacious guest rooms. The George Washington Suite with private vestibule overlooks the courthouse lawn. Also, there is the grand Andrew Jackson Room with Jackson Street entrance and foyer. Each guest room has a large, handsomely appointed en suite. Indoor bike racks are available. Just outside your door, the town square is bustling with quaint shops offering antiques, gifts, collectibles, fashions, food and fun. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Martha's Cottage, 401 N. Huntington St., Kosciusko, MS is also listed on the National Historic Register. It offers 2 guest rooms, parlor with 12 foot ceilings and parlor grand piano, formal dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, large bathroom with claw foot tub, walk-in shower, porch with swing and rockers, and a drive-through carport entrance. Indoor bike racks are available. Three blocks from the court square, the Cottage is an excellent choice for individuals or small parties who desire comfortable accommodations with privacy and quiet.
Hammond-Routt House, 109 S. Natchez St., Kosciusko, MS. Just 2 blocks from the court square, this home is located on the original Natchez Trace traversed by the Choctaw Indians, early settlers and Old Hickory, himself, General Andrew Jackson. He and the Tennessee Volunteers camped nearby at the site of a natural spring (about 100 feet due north of this property) following their resounding victory at the Battle of New Orleans. The 1837 structure on the site was home to Confederate war veteran, William Jesse Taylor Hammond, who survived to establish several businesses vital to the community including the Kosciusko Ice and Coal Company in 1896. This business was erected over the natural spring, just mentioned, as it supplied water in the manufacture of ice. The process of freezing the water into 300 pound blocks of ice prior to electricity is explained in the home where old pictures and artifacts from the Kosciusko Ice and Coal Company are displayed. There is a lovely portico and one available guest room with reproduction antique twin beds, period antiques, and a private bathroom. Indoor bike racks are available for guest use. Breakfast is provided at a local restaurant or one of our other nearby Inns. On every 2nd and 4th Thursday, several rooms of the home are used as an ophthalmology satellite office.
Niles-Bailey House, 305 N. Huntington St., Kosciusko, MS. Listed on the National Historic Register, this Grand Queen Anne Victorian mansion was the home of Federal Judge Henry Clay Niles and wife, Victoria, and their four children. Henry Clay and Victoria Niles were the grandparents of Lida Estelle Oldham Faulkner, wife of famed writer, William Faulkner of Rowan Oak in Oxford, MS. After the Great Depression, the Niles-Bailey House served as home to 3 generations of physicians including James W. Bailey, MD, S. Lamar Bailey,MD, who served as president of the Mississippi Medical Association, and Jimmy Bailey, MD. The home has been sensitively restored and is replete with fine period antiques. The downstairs guest suite has a half tester bed and includes a private library, laundry and full private bathroom. The upstairs guest room has a rosewood half tester bed and full private bathroom. Guests are invited to enjoy the parlors, music room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, and other rooms throughout as well as the large wrap-around porches with rockers. Breakfast is served to order in the home's dining room.
Together, our inns can accommodate large groups up to 35 persons. A complimentary full breakfast, served to order, is offered at the Maple Terrace Inn, Presidents' Inn, Martha's Cottage and the Niles-Bailey House. With prior arrangements, groups (up to 10 people) can be seated together for breakfast at the Maple Terrace Inn. Groups of more than 10 people can be seated together for breakfast in a private dining room within walking distance of the 5 inns.
"A STEP BACK IN TIME," September 29, 2016, 6 PM. A walking tour of Kosciusko's historic court square with an esteemed cast of characters portraying local business owners and operators of a bygone era. $15.00/ticket. For more information, call the KADC office at 662-289-2981.
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"FALL FESTIVAL ON THE HISTORIC COURT SQUARE," October 15, 2016, 10 AM - 3 PM, Features local artisans and food. Presented by Kosciusko Main Street. For more information, call the KADC office at 662-289-2981. * * *
THE 32 ANNUAL PASSION PLAY, April 13, 14, and 15, 2017, 8 PM, will be presented outdoors on the church grounds of First United Methodist Church in downtown Kosciusko. Entitled "His Last Days," a cast of portrayers in authentic period costumes will depict the events leading to Christ's crucifixion and ascension. FREE TO THE PUBLIC, NURSERY PROVIDED.
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THE 48th ANNUAL NATCHEZ TRACE FESTIVAL, April 28 and 29, 2017 will be located on and around the original Natchez Trace in quaint downtown Kosciusko. If you've never experienced the excitement of a small Southern town's outdoor Spring festival, this is your opportunity. Lots of fun for every member of the family includes numerous artisan and craftsmen displays from throughout the southeastern US, yummy food, talented musicians to keep you entertained, walking and running events sanctioned by the Mississippi Track Club, an Artisans Gallery, Pickin Circle, Gasoline Alley classic automobile and bike show, the Moomba children's entertainment area and more.For further information, please go to www.Kosciusko.ms/chamber/natchez-trace-festival.
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Don't miss an overnight stay in one of Kosciusko's National Historic Register Bed and Breakfast Inns while traveling to THE NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI SPRING PILGRIMAGE OF ANTEBELLUM HOMES (MARCH 5-APRIL 5). For information, go to www.natchezpilgrimage.com. Kosciusko, Mississippi, listed twice as one of America's Best Small Towns, is located near Houston, Ackerman,French Camp, Winona, Carthage, and Canton along the Natchez Trace Parkway en route to Jackson and Natchez, Mississippi as well as New Orleans.
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For a real taste of small town Southern hospitality in one of our world class Bed and Breakfast Inns, place your reservation now.
Larry Routt, Innkeeper
All guest rooms are provided with better bedding, central heat/air, Wi-Fi, new flat screen TV's with HD satellite, and access to porches, parlors, dining room, kitchen, laundry with washer/dryer and more. Guests choose their own complimentary breakfast from a menu of 25 items graciously served to order in the home's dining room.