Bed & Breakfasts in the Capital/River Region
Found in the southwest corner of the state from Jackson to the river, Mississippi’s Capital/River Region offers reminders of the state’s Old South grandeur from the historic towns that line the Mississippi River bluffs to the Civil War re-enactments that remind us of our nation’s internal strife. This region is also known as the Black Prairie because of the rich, dark soil. Cities in this region with member B&Bs include:
Jackson, the state capital, is home to historical, art and natural science museums, shopping and excellent restaurants. Forget clocks and calendars: the western part of this region measures time in the rise and fall of the mighty Mississippi River and features at least one historic bed and breakfast inn, monument or Civil War battle site within 10 miles of the last.
Discover the nation’s largest collection of antebellum mansions in Natchez, discover the city that was “too beautiful to burn,” watch scenes of battle replay in Vicksburg National Military Park, and visit the place the once-Confederate president called home.
The Homochitto National Forest, Natchez Trace Parkway, Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, Natchez National Historic Park, Vicksburg National Military Trail, three National Wildlife Refuges, and numerous State Parks and Water Parks provide outdoor recreation opportunities in this region.
The beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway is, by far, one of the most scenic drives in the United States. Or choose to see the scenery at a slower pace by hiking the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail. Hike or picnic at the many area parks and wildlife refuges for time with nature, and splash around in the area’s water parks for fun.
Visitors find excellent fishing and water-recreation opportunities in the region’s many rivers and streams. Hunting opportunities abound, in season: this area is known for its numerous flocks of turkey, coveys of wild quail, and trophy whitetail deer.
With its largely subtropical climate, Mississippi’s weather is often mild with temperatures rarely dipping below 40 degrees F in the coldest months. Summers boast plenty of warmth, and temperatures often reach 100 degrees F. Coastal breezes offer some cooling outdoor relief. August and September boast the highest humidity levels of the year, averaging 90%. While spring boasts the highest rainfall potential, December and January are often wet, as snowfall in the north translates to rain here in Mississippi.