We are directly across from the famous King's Tavern Restaurant and we also offer off-street parking. Our accommodations and location make this private townhouse the perfect place for couples, families, groups, and business travelers to enjoy their stay in historic Natchez. Whether your trip is just for a weekend getaway or if you need accommodations for a month or so, we are excited to share our ancestral home with you. We have 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a full kitchen, living room, library, and a laundry room. Our kitchen is fully-equipped and stocked with complimentary breakfast items, beverages, and snacks for your enjoyment.


Lovely Grounds


The over 1600 square foot, 3 bedroom/2 bath house will be offered to only one family, group, or couple at a time and since the owners do not live on the premises, it will make the ultimate private getaway for visitors. As guests walk up to the house, they will be greeted by a white picket fence that is an exact replication of the original one based on pickets that were found on the grounds during restoration. The house sits up on a hill overlooking Jefferson Street with a lovely, breezy view of King's Tavern Restaurant from the porch. A swing and comfortable wicker furniture beckon guests to relax in the morning with breakfast or in the late afternoon to watch the sun set over the historic city. An equally stunning view can be observed from the roomy, fenced backyard as the steeple of the gorgeous St. Mary's Basilica reaches for the sky.


Historical Rooms:


"The Oakland Room" Living Room


As guests enter from the front porch, they walk into a warm and inviting living room which is the oldest part of the house. Interior designer, Jan Yates, has worked with the owners to create living areas that are intimate, classic, and casually elegant. Original hardwood floors, a beautiful fireplace mantle, and exposed ax hewn beams give visitors a glimpse into this home's historic past. The comfortable sofa, chairs, and furniture in this room are the perfect mix of antiques and reproductions to make this a cozy place to visit or watch the new flat screen television that tucks away into a beautiful armoire. This room is named for White Turpin's "Oakland Plantation" which once stood in Washington, Ms. It was a magnificent plantation on which construction began in 1810 and was completed in 1813. The plantation burnt to the ground in 1896.


"The Sheriff's Retreat" Library/Reading Room

Another room on the front of the house is the Library/Reading Room. This special room has several features that make it unique. The drapes that adorn the windows once hung in the New Orleans Opera House. The mix of antique blues, gold, and rusty reds help to create the perfect ambience for the masculine, yet elegant setting for this room that the owners refer to as the "Sheriff's Retreat". A stunning oval oil painting hangs over the original fireplace. A comfortable couch, chairs, a pull out desk, and a library table make this room conducive to reading or business. A wonderful selection of books and binders on Natchez attractions and the family history of the owners is located in the library. A small flat screen television is available in this room for your enjoyment. All televisions in the house are on DirecTV Satellite and have DVD players. A good selection of recent DVD's is in the library. High speed, wireless internet and local/long distance telephone use is offered at no extra charge, although international calls are blocked. *Note: For the safety and preservation of our 200 year old historic family home, we do not allow use of the fireplaces, smoking, or burning of candles on the premises. While cooking is allowed in the kitchen area, we do ask that extreme caution be exercised! We call this room the "Sheriff's Retreat" in honor of Mrs. Horton's gggg-grandfather, White Turpin, who was the first sheriff of Adams County.


"The Independence Kitchen"


Leading off of the living room is the rustic, yet beautiful, full-service kitchen. Hardwood floors and original beams lend a timeless feel to the room. Granite countertops and brand new appliances make the kitchen convenient and functional. A reproduction pie safe serves as extra storage. Amenities include a full-size refrigerator/freezer, gas range and stove, microwave, and dishwasher. Glass-front cabinets and plenty of counter-top space make this kitchen a beautiful and fun place to cook or eat in. A wooden table with chairs creates a separate nook for eating. A back door off the kitchen leads to the fenced yard. We have all of the appliances and items guests might need including a toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, pots and pans, etc. for those who might want to cook and eat in. For those who would rather eat out on the town, we can recommend the very best places. And of course, King's Tavern Restaurant is a mere walk across the street. We refer to this room as "The Independence Kitchen" in honor of "Mount Independence Plantation" which was another Natchez area plantation owned by Mrs. Horton's ancestors.


"The Turpin Room" Downstairs Master Bed and Bath



Immediately off of the kitchen, a door leads to the master bed and bath which can accommodate 2 guests. This beautiful bedroom has a King-size four poster tester bed, marble topped bed side tables with lamps, a gorgeous mirrored wardrobe for hanging clothes, and a chest of drawers. Above the chest hangs a flat screen television for your enjoyment. The bed has a high-end pillow-top mattress and is luxuriously made up with a padded mattress cover, Biltmore 600 thread count sheets, a lofty down-alternative comforter, and a beautiful antique-looking matelesse bedspread. Extra down-alternative pillows of different densities are offered for the comfort of our guests. There is also an electric clock with a built-in ipod charger. Right off of the master bedroom is the master bath. It is a full bathroom with tub/shower and a pedestal sink with mirror above. Plush Biltmore towels and Gilchrist and Soames Spa Therapy amenities are provided as well as hairdryers. The master bedroom is referred to as "The Turpin Room" in honor of Mrs. Horton's Turpin ancestors.

"The Lejeune Room" Bedroom to the Left, Upstairs


Following the staircase up from the kitchen takes visitors to 2 queen-sized bedrooms and a full shared bathroom. The Lejeune bedroom has very old hardwood floors and a built-in bookcase. The lovely four poster bed is a Queen-size that can accommodate two people. The bed has the same high-end pillow top mattress as downstairs, as well as the same luxurious bedding. An added addition in this room is an antique vanity with a stool as a convenience for ladies. Behind the louvered doors in the bedroom is a hanging rack for clothes. Mounted above is a flat-screen television that can be conveniently viewed from the bed or a comfortable chair. A nice chest of drawers is located in this room for storage. An electric alarm clock with a built-in iPod charger is also available. Mrs. Horton refers to this bedroom as "The Lejeune Room" in honor of her ancestor, General John Archer Lejeune, who was the 13th Commandant of the Marines and known as "the greatest leatherneck of all". General Lejeune was the great grandson of Sheriff White Turpin.


"The Archer Room" Bedroom to the Right, Upstairs


The Archer Room adorns a Queen-size four poster bed with the same high-end pillowtop mattress and luxurious bedding as the other two rooms. This room also provides an antique vanity with a stool. There is a flat screen television mounted in the top of this closet, as well as a rack for hanging clothes. A chest of drawers is provided for storage. We also provide guests with an electric alarm clock with a built in iPod charger. In addition to a small, comfortable recliner, there is plenty of room for a roll-away bed, which we can provide, if an extra sleeping space is needed. Keep in mind that rates are for double occupancy only for each of the three bedrooms, so each additional person would be an extra $30 a night. Mrs. Horton refers to this room as "The Archer Room" in honor of her Archer ancestors. Her ggg-grandmother, Laura Stevenson Archer, married White Turpin's son, Joseph Alexander Turpin. Laura's father was Stevenson Archer who was a territorial judge for Mississippi and on the Supreme Court of Maryland. Stevenson's father was Dr. John Archer of Maryland who was the recipient of the very first American medical degree.


Laundry Room, 1st Floor


Connected to the downstairs bath by double swinging doors is a laundry room complete with washer, dryer, and fold out ironing board with iron.


Bathroom, Upstairs


This is a full, shared bathroom between the two upstairs bedrooms, with a glass-doored separate shower and an old-fashioned claw-foot tub with spray attachments. In the middle of the bathroom the original brick chimney rises up from floor to ceiling and serves as a rustic backdrop for the pedestal sink and mirror. The commode is tucked into a private nook. Luxurious Biltmore towels, Gilchrist and Soames Spa Therapy products, and a hair dryer are all provided and stored in the small closet with drawers for extra storage.