MAPLE TERRACE INN/ PRESIDENTS' INN/ MARTHA'S COTTAGE/
HAMMOND-ROUTT HOUSE/ NILES-BAILEY HOUSE
Maple Terrace Inn (4 guest rooms), 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. All four guest rooms have queen-sized beds with full bathroom, en suite, including 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 (2 or 3 guest rooms), 100 E.Washington St., Kosciusko, MS. This historic court square structure, formerly home to several early businesses, was recently opened as a town house 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 downstairs sitting room can be converted to a 3rd guest room with full private bathroom ensuite. 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. Both the George Washington and Andrew Jackson rooms have queen-sized beds with large, handsomely appointed bathrooms 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 (2 guest rooms), 401 N. Huntington St., Kosciusko, MS is also listed on the National Historic Register. It offers 2 guest rooms, one of which has a queen-sized bed and one with standard bed. There is a parlor with 12 foot ceilings and parlor grand piano, formal dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, a 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. The home is exclusively reserved for members of the same party.
Hammond-Routt House (3 guest rooms or 1 suite and 1 guest room), 109 S. Natchez St., Kosciusko, MS. Circa 1837. 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 the availability of electricity, is explained in the home where old pictures and artifacts from the Kosciusko Ice and Coal Company are displayed. There is a lovely entrance portico. Just inside are three beautifully appointed guest rooms. The Mahala Ford Room, with a queen-sized bed, and the Garrigues Room, with a pair of twin beds, can be reserved (by phone) as a suite. For those making online reservations, the Mahala Ford and Garrigues rooms can only be reserved as two independent guest rooms. Also, there is the cheery Mary Potts Room with four large windows and a pair of twin beds. Full, private bathrooms are located just down the hall. Guests are invited to browse the historic information and artifacts located downstairs. Also, you are welcome to use the kitchen, breakfast room, meeting room, laundry, and indoor bike storage room with bike racks. A full breakfast, served to order, is provided in the home's breakfast room.
Niles-Bailey House (1 grand guest suite downstairs and 4 guest rooms upstairs), 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 Judge's Suite, downstairs, has a half tester bed and includes a private library with 65 inch flat screen TV, laundry and full private bathroom en suite. There are four guest rooms upstairs. The Mattie Cole Room has a rosewood half tester bed, balcony and a full private bathroom located across the hall. Other upstairs guest rooms are exclusively reserved for members of the same party. 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 42 persons. A complimentary full breakfast, served to order, is offered on premises at the MapleTerrace Inn, Presidents' Inn, Martha's Cottage and the Hammond-Routt 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.
Please go to www.kosytrace.com.
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THE 34th ANNUAL PASSION PLAY, April 18, 19, and 20, 2019 at 8 pm, will be presented outdoors on the church grounds of First United Methodist Church at 110 E. Washington St. 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. Treat yourself to fine overnight accommodations and a most enjoyable and unforgettable Easter season experience. All of our Inns are located within walking distance of Kosciusko's First United Methodist Church. Each evening performance of the Passion Play begins just a few steps beyond the front door of the Presidents' Inn.
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THE 50th ANNUAL NATCHEZ TRACE FESTIVAL, April 26 and 27, 2019 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/ bike show and the Moomba children's entertainment area. 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 the birthplace of James Meredith, Oprah Winfrey, Charlie Musselwhite, and Elmo Peeler. Kosciusko 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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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. Rollaway beds are available as needed. Guests choose their own complimentary breakfast from a menu of 25 items graciously served to order in the home's dining rooms.