Updated: May 4, 2022
Don and Elizabeth Nelson are ready to welcome guests to their freshly refurbished and tastefully decorated Oak Hall Bed & Breakfast at 2430 Drummond Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The house was originally built in 1910 for Fannie Willis Johnson and has a fascinating history that the Nelsons will be happy to share. When it was previously used as a B & B, the name was Stained Glass Manor. When you walk in and begin to notice more than 38 stained glass windows, you will immediately understand.
When the Nelsons bought the property a few years ago, they found the rich wood floors, staircase, and trim and chose to focus on those features for the updated name. Mrs. Nelson has chosen comfortable furnishings and rugs that draw you into the shared living areas downstairs, and I was encouraged to play the gorgeous grand piano in one of the parlors.
The rooms are HUGE! Imagine having tall ceilings and colorful windows everywhere you look.
Rooms include complimentary WiFi, a small refrigerator, plenty of electrical outlets (not often provided in vintage properties), and extremely comfortable bedding.
During weekdays a Boxed Continental breakfast is delivered outside your door, but a full, hot breakfast is offered on weekends. The Nelsons provide afternoon refreshments that often lead to lively conversations and making new acquaintances.
There is ample onsite parking and six guest rooms. They allow "well-behaved children ages 7 and older," but I would most recommend Oak Hall for couples or girlfriend getaways. There are plenty of great shops in downtown Vicksburg and a good selection of wonderful restaurants from which to choose. You'll be reading more in coming weeks. Check your 2022 calendar and plan a stay soon in Vicksburg.