Mr. John P. Walworth, planter, alderman, and president of Planters Bank, built the Burn in 1834. What appears from the front to be just 1 1/2 stories tall is actually a 3-story antebellum home. Since 1978 this historic home has been one of the finest bed and breakfasts in Natchez, and it continues to be a central attraction for visitors who look for comfortable accommodations in a quiet, beautiful atmosphere.
Part of what makes The Burn a premier vacation destination is their scenery. A shaded patio overlooks a two-acre garden, and brick walkways give way to camellias, azaleas, dogwoods, and lots of quiet space. The waters of a full sized pool summon one to take a cool, soothing dip before dinner.
The Burn presently has five guestrooms from which to choose. All have their own private baths and cable TV, with access to wireless Internet and a luxurious, full-size pool.
A quaint single bed complements the ornate queen bed. There’s plenty of living space in The Lucy Room, and since it’s in the main house, it’s the closest to breakfast! This guest room features a dressing room and bath with a shower over the tub.
The Douglas Room is a handsome, quiet, garden level room that boasts a queen-size bed. The room opens to the outside covered brick patio and a private courtyard with fountain. Make your way to breakfast, the gardens and pool in just a few steps.
The very ornate king size bed is the main feature of Laura’s Room, which shares the upper floor with Ernestine. There’s a large bath with a shower over the tub. This accommodation also opens to the covered balcony that overlooks our private courtyard.
Clara’s Room, like The Douglas Room, is on the ground floor. It’s large enough to hold a very comfortable king size bed. The windows look out over the garden, and the room opens to the covered patio and private courtyard.
The Gilbert Inn
A romantic Queen Anne Victorian home built in 1892, the Gilbert Inn, in Seaside, Oregon, will capture your heart and imagination at first sight. The Gilbert Inn has an idyllic setting – being in one of the North Coast’s most trendy seashore towns. Seaside, with its historic boardwalk and turnaround on the sea is a great vacation destination. Shops, restaurants, beaches, parks, museums, it’s all here and within easy walking distance.
Upon entering this special Queen Anne Victorian you are transported back into yesterday. The Gilbert Inn, built in 1892, still looks much the same as it did back then, the large fireplace in the middle of the parlor; the natural fir tongue and groove ceilings and walls all through the house still hold on to their warmth and charm.
The ten guests accommodations are inspired by the classic Victorian era and mirror charm and style from the past. Every room offers lovely decor with queen sized beds, down quilts, cozy comforters, period furnishings and our family heirlooms all mingled together to make the emphasis on comfort.
The Gilbert Inn is one of the few bed and breakfast establishments that offer discounts not only to AAA members and seniors, but also to active military personnel. All of the rooms feature private bathrooms, color television, telephones, and DVD players with complimentary DVD’s available and includes a full breakfast.
The original Gilbert Cottage is now a “country style” suite and features a large bedroom, sitting room and full bath. This is the 1880’s Suite. Emma’s Room has natural fir ceiling and walls frame and the cherry wood four-poster bed makes it complete. Alexander’s Room features a claw-foot bathtub. The Turret Room features old fir ceilings and walls and “turret” windows. Every one of the other rooms also have their own unique features.