Pleasant Hill Bed and Breakfast

310 South Pearl Street P. O. Box 1064, Natchez, Mississippi 39121
Innkeeper(s): John and Valerie Bergeron

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  • Introduction

    Pleasant Hill Bed and Breakfast front

    Our fine and historic bed and breakfast is located just two blocks from the business and shopping district of downtown Natchez, Mississippi. Pleasant Hill is an excellent example of a well designed and executed city residence of the 1830's.

    A stay in our beautifully appointed bedrooms includes private bath, TV, a tour of the home, complimentary refreshments in our Tropical Sunroom, and a delightful casual breakfast to start your morning. By the way, Pleasant Hill now offers DSL internet access!

    So you see, you won't find a better place for a business stay, vacation or weekend get-away than this beautiful Natchez bed and breakfast, Pleasant Hill.

    Pleasant Hill was originally built by John Henderson, a prosperous merchant, publisher of the local newspaper, and a founder of Natchez' First Presbyterian Church. The original home was built on property that is now the location of another famous antebellum home, Magnolia Hall. That was 1835. Over a two-year period during the 1850's Pleasant Hill was moved one block south on log rollers by oxen teams, a feat that would seem futile by today's standards.

    Pleasant Hill Bed and Breakfast stairwayOur home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places not only because of its longevity, but also because of two items of architectural significance. One being the beautiful entrance hall staircase, which spirals freely to the second floor, and the other, the unique "pocket doors" between the dining room and front parlor. My husband and I purchased Pleasant Hill in 1999, and after a year's restoration and renovation we moved into our "new" old home.

    This is your Invitation to our cozy bed and breakfast, located just two blocks from the business and shopping district of downtown Natchez, Mississippi.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Valerie for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Historic property ( occupied by its builder John Henderson and his family in 1811), listed on the National Register, Downtown Location on three quarters of an acre on a lovely residential street within walking distance of attractions, restaurants, shopping, Lots of privacy and relaxing space for our guests both inside and out. .

    What are you best known for?   What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Wonderful breakfasts, our southern hospitality, comfortable, spacious suites furnished in antiques, and a tour of our historic home, which was moved (mid 1850’s) “in toto” one and one half blocks southwest of its original site.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Spring and Fall Pilgrimage Events; seasonal events :the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race Festival, Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, Natchez Festival of Music , the Food and Wine Festival… to name a few; Natchez’ magnificent architecture; our antebellum mansions; history (oldest settlement on the Mississippi: 1716 discovered by LaSalle); lush natural landscape; and we are the Terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway (Nashville to Natchez and one of the oldest Indian trade routes in our country).

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    I’ll let you read the guests’ comments books. Some want to move into our home….

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Natchez, itself. We are small but beautiful and filled with gorgeous mansions, many of which are still owned by descendants of their original owners.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Tour our many antebellum museum homes and beautiful churches downtown, see the Gandy Exhibit of Natchez in historic photographs, walk through the historic Natchez Cemetery, see a working cotton plantation, take a carriage ride around the Downtown, drive a portion of the Natchez Trace, visit Jefferson College (Federal architecture) at Washington, MS (first State Capital), go antiquing, play golf and tennis, visit the new casino, dine in our restaurants and by all means, enjoy the magnificent sunsets just three blocks from us atop the bluffs overlooking the mighty Mississippi.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Yes…See # 1.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We have several! Everything from truly Southern food… fried chicken at Stanton Hall’s Carriage House Restaurant to upscale dining at The Castle and Monmouth.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Natchezpilgrimage .com; NatchezTraceTravel.com; Natchezms.com; visitnatchez.org are a few.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Three suites.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets,please. Yes, we do have several good vet clinics that accept boarding. Also there is a new pet boarding hotel to open soon just across the River in Vidalia, LA.