Fairview Inn: Lodging, Restaurant, Day Spa, Events

734 Fairview Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202
Innkeeper(s): Peter and Tamar Sharp

10 Reasons to Plan Your Weekend Get Away NOW! 24 Oct 2014, 12:47 pm

Spa Day. Two of a woman's favorite words to hear, right? 

Better yet, how about a weekend get away with a little spa action? With the holiday season right around the corner, your mind and body could use a break to mentally prepare for the craziness of the upcoming season, trust us. 

1. It's a weekend at the Fairview Inn...need I say more? Let someone else clean the room and make the bed while you sit back and enjoy the Fall weather and have a cocktail in The Library Lounge.  

2. The Fairview Inn has a full service nomiSpa on site to help soothe all your cares away. 
Check out all the amazing package offerings here.

3. With an onsite restaurant, 1908 Provisions, you can hide in the Inn and avoid cars, traffic, and chaos for as long as you like. We won't ask you to leave or rush you, we promise!

4. Oh, and that fore-mentioned restaurant, 1908 Provisions, boasts an award winning chef, brand new dinner menu just released this week, and they're serving up Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner + Sunday Brunch. BAM!

5. The Fairview Inn is a pet-friendly facility, so if the boarding fees are making you wary..no worries, just pack fido a leash and bring 'em with you!

6. IT. IS. FALL.
That really should be excuse enough, Fall is here, and it is simply breath-taking. The Fairview Inn is located in Greater Belhaven Neighborhood, within walking distance of restaurants and the Eudora Welty House, just to mention a few.

7. Oh, and because it's Fall we're offering a fabulous Fall Special on Rooms - get more details here.

8. The Fairview Inn is located in central Mississippi in Jackson. The area here has tons of options to keep you busy all weekend (or week)! Here's a list of TWENTY-FIVE of our favorite things to do locally

9. One of the best parts of the Fairview Inn is the history and 'southern-ness' of the Inn. What better way to experience the history and get a little southern culture in that visiting a historic inn & rocking on the front porch while sipping on a southern crafted cocktail? Not much.

10. Last, but most certainly not least, because you my friend are over-due for a weekend. Studies prove that at times we all need to unplug and recharge. It's good for the soul. So plan your trip now and let us help you rejuvenate while you relax tucked away at the Fairview Inn for a few days.

We'll see you soon! 

Sweet Tea and Southern Sayings 24 Sep 2014, 10:27 am

Being in the Deep South we often say things or hear things that don't sound odd to us but when heard by someone else might sound very strange.

One example would be when we ask for tea- we either ask for sweet or unsweet. This is strange because unsweet (when you really think about it) means that the tea was sweet to begin with and then went through an unsweetening process that resulted in the tea no longer being sweet. This is something that doesn't sound odd until you start thinking about it!

A second commonly used phrase is "Oh! Bless your heart..." This expression is commonly used when Southerners need an excuse for speaking ill of someone. Example- "She's as ugly as a mud fence, bless her heart." Even though the line was an insult it is made better by showing that you, in a way, feel sorry for the person.

These are a few others that are our favorites:
"He could sell a ketchup Popsicle to a lady wearing white gloves." Meaning the individual is so good at persuasion that he or she could talk his or her way into anything.
"You can't get blood from a turnip." Meaning you can't get something from someone who doesn't have it.
"She's as crazy as a Betsy Bug." Meaning just plain crazy.
"Madder than a wet hen." Meaning just plain mad.
"He's like a bull in a china shop." Meaning that he destroys everything he touches/makes lots of noise.
"We were just sittin' around chewin' the fat." Meaning talking about nothing really in particular- just chatting.
"Don't count your chickens before they hatch." Meaning a risky act of assuming the outcome.
"She was all over him like white on rice." Traditional Southern saying about something that cannot be separated or that traditionally go together.
"You can't see the forest for the trees." Meaning you can't see the big picture because you're looking at all the wrong things.

So, next time you find yourself sittin' around chewin' the fat and sippin' on some sweet tea (or unsweet) try to use a few of these sayings!
Check out more sayings here: Southern Sayings or More Southern Sayings

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

New Stage Theatre 2014-Jackson MS 5 Sep 2014, 10:13 am

New Stage Theatre 

The city of Jacksons' talented production company is ready for the spotlight starting September 9th. New Stage Theatre is 50 years of age and still counting. The company emphasizes contemporary works and classics, providing high standards of quality and professionalism. The New Stage department offers very impressive programs, internships, curriculum, and much more.
The company produces 5 shows per year in addition to others, including a Christmas and children's show. The staff is truly remarkable. Although the stage may be known for classics, there are a number of promising new works in the making. 
Go ahead and purchase your tickets for a New Stage showing,(you won't be disappointed) and stop by 1908 Provisions for a "Before the Show Dinner Special!" Make your reservation now!

Appetizer & Entree
Entree & Dessert

Tuesday-Friday & Sunday Brunch

For more information on New Stage Shows/Tickets, click here!

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights 2014- Jackson, MS 22 Jul 2014, 8:48 am

Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights

August 16, 2014 

                 It's that time of year again when local friends and family swarm the streets of Belhaven. The hottest festival in town is celebrating its 10th Anniversary the night of Saturday, August 16. This event has been named Top 20 Event in the Southeast. 
                  Live music, amazing food, local handcrafted art, children's activities, silent auction and a raffle will be expected. Did I mention 5 stages of live music? Blues, Jazz, Celtic, Indie Rock and Acoustic will be heard. The Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation is who will take credit for this magical night. The Foundation focuses on historic preservation, economic restructuring, green space enhancement, and safety. With future things in store, this Foundation has made a name for itself and they only plan on going up from here. 
                The Fairview Inn has been fortunate to participate in the event for the past few years and look forward to the years to come. If you know anything about having fun, you'll be sure to attend this Summer tradition. Come out, have a ball, and support the city of Belhaven.                                                 

For more information on the festival, click here
Follow Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights on Facebook for updates. 

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

"The Hollars" Movie- Jackson MS 9 Jul 2014, 2:13 pm

The Hollars Movie

Jackson, MS

Once again, Jackson, MS has been chosen as another set location for an upcoming film. Jackson native Tate Taylor, director of the film "The Help" and latest "Get On Up," truely sees stardom in his hometown city. Actor and director of "The Hollars" film, John Krasinski, must share a similar vision in the city of Jacksons' screen potential.

"The Hollars" producer Tom Rice described the comedic film as," blending the emotion of Steel Magnolia's with the youth-oriented relevance of Garden State." John Krasinski will star as the main character, a New York artist who has to return home when his mother requires brain surgery. Pitch Perfect actresss, Anna Kendrick, will play Krasinski's girlfriend as he reconnects with old and quirky family and friends. "This is one of the best scripts I've read, period," Krasinski says in a statement reported by Screen International. "James has written one of the most tough-minded, sweet, funny and accurate stories about family I've seen. I am lucky to have a script  like this to direct... and to have this cast is simply surreal."

The film is set to begin shooting very soon. "The Hollars" can join the list of set located Jackson, MS movies such as: "O, Brother Where Art Thou, My Dog Skip, A Time to Kill, The Help, and Get on Up." The Belhaven district and city of Fondren are thrilled that their small town is to represent another upcoming film. Jacksonian's are looking forward to "The Hollars" debut.

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Owner, Peter Sharp Cycle Challenge 27 Jun 2014, 11:17 am

Owner, Peter Sharp Cycle Challenge

             Fairview Inn owner, Peter Sharp, is back on the bicycle this summer to ride RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa). “This time it’s not for charity”, says Sharp, after raising $20,000 last year riding Land’s End to John O’Groats in the UK, benefiting the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital Cancer Clinic and the Boy Scouts of America – Andrew Jackson Council in honor of his son Simon. “I am riding RAGBRAI this year to research the logistics of putting on a ride for over 15,000 riders, hoping to bring a similar concept to Mississippi.”
            RAGBRAI has been a tradition in Iowa for 35 years and attracts riders from all over the world. In addition to the 8,500 registered riders for the 514 mile, 6-day ride across the state, the ride also attracts an additional 10,000 riders on each daily ride. “It’s not a race, but a test of endurance for those not regularly cycling these kind of distances, says Sharp”. Each year in March RAGBRAI picks a different route across the state giving different towns and communities the opportunity to host the influx of riders. Civic Organizations, Churches and Youth Groups along with individual Residents prepare foods to sell to the riders along the route and in the evenings. Each night concerts are put on by local and regional musicians, and riders share stories of their day and previous rides across the country. Some folks ride alone while RAGBRAI encourages group entries.
            “What is significant is that the ride not only produces an economic impact for the week of the event to each community and the state, but it exposes 15,000 riders to experience Iowa and gives them a reason to come back again later with friends or families”, says Sharp. “I’m hoping with the rich culture of food, music, arts and history, the beautiful scenery and architectural significance of our towns, along with the warm hospitality of Mississippians, we may also attract more tourism to Mississippi.” In addition, Sharp hopes that any excess proceeds from the event, would benefit the building and maintenance of additional bicycle/walking trails in Mississippi.
            “To put on an event like this is a huge undertaking, with the organization of many disciplines from Marketing to Public Safety to Port-A-Potties”, but it’s well worth the effort” says Sharp, who hopes all Mississippian’s will rally behind and participate.
            Dream Big Mississippi…the cyclists are coming!!! 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Peter Sharp at innkeeper@fairviewinn.com

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Stray at Home Festival- Jackson, MS 2 May 2014, 2:10 pm

Stray at Home

Art & Music Festival 2014

Saturday, May 1011-7
No CostAmite and Congress Street+Smith Park

The 3rd annual "Stray at Home" festival is coming back to Jackson. It is a large designer marketplace. The show focuses on local and regional musicians and artists. Jackson gets to recognize its own talent and artistry, here in its hometown. Observers are sure to appreciate the local culture. 
Participating musicians are Southern Komfort Brass Band, Mississippi Rail Company, Blue Mother Tupelo, and Marc Scibilia. The bands will perform from 11:30-7:00. Two dozen artists will be there promoting their unique and exquisite pieces such as stationary, photography, paintings, and jewelry. 
Don't forget about the cornhole tournament! Bring the whole family. There are kids activities as well! Even better, it's the day before Mother's Day! 
The Fairview Inn has been a part of the Belhaven neighborhood for decades and knows what it means to support its local dreamers. Looking forward to another great turn out for "Stray at Home."

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Taste of Mississippi-Jackson, MS 18 Mar 2014, 1:59 pm

Taste of Mississippi 

Monday, April 7 
7-10 pm
Highland Village

The 27th annual Taste of Mississippi is right around the corner. The event is held by Blue Cross Blue Shield at a premier outdoor shopping center, Highland Village. All proceeds will benefit Stewpot Community Services. This Homegrown Hunger Relief event will bring together dozens of Mississippi chef's and restaurants to share their culinary favorites. It is the largest tasting event in Jackson, MS. The event has been named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. 

The event includes 40 fine restaurant participants, a silent auction, and live entertainment. The live music for this years Taste of Mississippi is provided by Hunter and the Gators. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased online. You may also make a donation to Stewpot on their website. There are over 60 donors for the silent auction this year. There are also a handful of participating beverage vendors. The 5 sponsor groups for the event includes: Title, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. There is always an opportunity for volunteers to work the event, found on their website. 

The Fairview Inn will be participating again this year, not as Sophia's Restaurant, but as the new 1908 Provisions. Chef Hawkins and Innkeeper Peter Sharp are thrilled to introduce the renovated restaurant and its concept to the guests of Taste of Mississippi. 

Come out and show your support for the 27th annual Taste of Mississippi and the latest 1908 Provisions!
For more information: www.atasteofms.org

"Get on Up"-Jackson, MS 4 Mar 2014, 11:58 am

"Get on Up"

Jackson, MS was recently selected by Director Tate Taylor, as another location for shooting his second movie in Mississippi, "Get on Up." After a rousing response to his first venture in the magnolia state, "The Help," Taylor partnered with Imagine Entertainment and Jagged Films to direct this chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to becoming one of the most influential musicians in history.

Mick Jagger and his production staff, along with Film Producer Brian Grazer, took advantage of the luxury Fairview Inn, nestled in the historic Belhaven neighborhood of Jackson, as their home base while shooting in Jackson. "We were fortunate to have Sir Mick Jagger stay with us, so soon after the cast and production crew of "The Help," said Fairview Inn owner Peter Sharp."I'm sure Mississippi native Tate Taylor had something to do with that." "It is especially rewarding to be able to provide quality services and amenities, where celebrities feel pampered, and have a "home" to return to with privacy and security."

The movie is slated to be released in early August, and all Jacksonian's hope the cast and crew will return again for the premier of "Get on Up."

Featured in this photo, Fairview Inn owners Peter and Tamar Sharp with Sir Mick Jagger.

Red Chair Visits Fairview Inn 20 Feb 2014, 9:58 am

Red Chair Travels-Jackson, MS

The Red Chair had quite an eventful weekend in Jackson! The chair arrived Friday the 14th to the historic Fairview Inn. The chairs' bold red color was appropriate while visiting because it was Valentine's Day! Red Chair made itself right at home. 
Red chair was first taken on a tour of the Fairview's property. It got to see the front of the house, the courtyard, the gazebo, and even made friends with the owners pup, Fluff! Next, the chair stopped by the home of one of the most acclaimed writers of the twentieth century, Eudora Welty. It proceeded around town to Hal n Mal's restaurant, the Old Capitol Building, and the Mississippi Museum of Art! 
It was an honor to be a part of such a neat movement by hosting
The Red Chair here at the Fairview Inn, in Jackson, MS.  The Inn wishes Red Chair Travels the best of luck on its journey across the states!



 The Old Capitol Building!

Famous Mississippi writer, Eudora Welty's House!

Fairview Inn's courtyard!

Red Chair on the gazebo!

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