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 with four guest rooms, each having a private bath 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 is a New Orleans style Inn that was just restored for opening in December, 2014. 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. Located on Kosciusko's historic court square, the Inn offers fine accommodations including the George Washington Suite with private vestibule overlooking the courthouse lawn. Also, there is the grand Andrew Jackson suite with Jackson Street entrance and foyer. Both guest rooms have large, handsomely appointed private baths. 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 stopped here to rest and water horses at an adjacent 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's mini museum which displays pictures and artifacts from the Kosciusko Ice and Coal Company. Also, the home has a lovely portico, one available guest room with period antiques, and a private bath. Indoor bike racks are available for guest use. Breakfast is provided at one of our other nearby Inns.
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. 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 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.
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Kosciusko, listed twice as one of America's Best Small Towns, hosts the Natchez Trace Festival on the last Saturday of each April.
COMING IN DECEMBER: A Christmas Tour of Homes and Historic Structure. Kosciuskans graciously invite you into their beautiful homes to share in the joy of Christmas. Even tour one of our historic landmarks, decked with boughs of holly, for a most delightful evening. Date/Time: Friday, December 4, 2015, 5-8 PM. $12.00 per advance ticket, $15.00 per ticket on event evening. Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce or visit www.kadcorp.org or call 662-289-2981
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For a real taste of small town Southern hospitality, place your reservation now.
Larry Routt, innkeeper
All guest rooms are provided with better bedding, central heat/air, internet access, cable with new flat screen TV's, and access to kitchen and laundry with washer and dryer.