Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tradition of Romance

From its inception, Monmouth has been a love story. Beginning as a gift to a bride, today it carries on the tradition of romance providing a setting for weddings, receptions and honeymoons.

Lani & Ron

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Monmouth's Awards and Accolades...Just to name a Few

Travel + Leisure

World’s Best Top 100 for 2005” and 2006 Top 500 Hotels of the World “One of the Best Hotels in the World” for a two years running. “Top three U.S./Canada hotels - $250 or less”

Condé Nast 2006 Gold List

Ranked #4 out of the Top Seventy-Five in the prestigious 2005 Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards. Monmouth was also ranked #23 in the "Best of the Best" in the World category.

Condé Nast Johansen’s Guide

2005 Condé Nast Johansen’s Guide to Recommended Hotels, Inns and Resorts.

Sexiest Hotels Inc.

Second Annual 100 Sexiest Hotels In the World

Departures Magazine

“2004 Readers’ Choice Survey”


“One of the most romantic places in America”


“The most luxurious accommodations in Natchez.”

Mississippi Magazine

“America’s most romantic hotel.”

New York Times

“Natchez’ most elegant hotel.”

Red Hat Society

"one of the most sumptuous bed and breakfasts this side of the Mason-Dixon"

Southern Living

"The prettiest town on the trace, Natchez oozes with grandeur. Check in to one of the state's top inns, Monmouth Plantation.Thirty rooms with antebellum flair,mahogany furnisihings, and decadent bedding contribute to its ambience"

1,000 Places To See Before You Die

Antebellum life in the Old South. The most luxurious is Monmouth the former 1818 Greek Revival residence of the pre civil war Mississippi governor. Ask for his room, which contains his four-poster bed and a dresser where he stashed his many wigs. The room opens onto views of the famous 26 acre gardens and family graveyard.

American Historic Inns

“One of the Top Ten Most Romantic Inns of the Year”

Architectural Digest

praises Monmouth’s “spirit of respectful, though not dogmatic, authenticity

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Need a hostess gift?

Our gift shop is filled with delightful, unique items to make everyone on your list merry.

Stop in to register for our door prize to be given away on December 23rd.

36 Melrose Avenue, Natchez

Monday, November 27, 2006

Sit a Spell

Relaxing and unwinding are what Monmouth Plantation is all about.

Enjoy conversation with a friend, a good read or just being outside overlooking Monmouth's rolling green lawn and gardens.

We all need our down time.

Lani & Ron

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Giving Thanks

We, at Monmouth Plantation, would like to wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings!

Lani & Ron

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A Friend Writes:

Dearest Lani,

Words are not sufficient to express the gratitude of my time with you at Monmouth. I am so humbled by your sacrifice of time...your generosity of food and lodging...and the introduction of your special friends...I truly am still on cloud nine that you created, for Gloria and myself, such an incredible "Forever Memory".... I admire your beautiful spirit that is reflected in all your are tending the garden of life around you in a very unique and admirable way.....Clearly, our Lord reigns supreme and I know He will continue to give you the desires of your heart you remain sensitive to Him.

Please give Ronnie my love and THANKS ...what you both have accomplished in that community is way above and beyond anything I could have imagined. WOW!!!! From the depth of my heart, I again express my appreciation, for absolutely one of the best experiences of my life! I miss you already... and as I close my eyes tonight, I will remember that gorgeous suite and elegant canope bedding...and dream of God's goodness that your friendship has given... I Love You Dearest Lani...

Blessings and Prayers,


Monday, November 20, 2006

In-room Gift Service at Monmouth

We are delighted to offer a variety of elegant refreshments and momentos that can be placed in your room upon your arrival or at any time during your visit.
Current selections include:
A bottle of Clicquot Brut Yellow Label on ice with Monmouth's Private Selection of Fine Chocolates, $95.
A bottle of Domaine Ste Michelle accompanied by Southern Praline Pecans or Cajun Roasted Pecans, $43.
An ice bucket filled with Abita beer, and a bowl of Salted nuts, $25.
A bottle of house wine and a Four Way Sampler of Praline Pecans, Honey Pecans, Roasted and Salted Pecans, & Chocolate Pecans, $32.
Two silver mint julep cups with a set of six linen cocktail napkins and a Monmouth Memories CD containing photos of Monmouth, all wrapped in an elegant display, $65.
To arrange delivery while at Monmouth, please contact the front desk. To order in advance, please call Anna Watts Gunning on 601.442.5852 or email Please note that prices are excluding tax and gratuity.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Our Guests Say the Nicest Things

We'd like to share this recent guest comment card from Johnny & Becky:

Thanks to everyone for a wonderfully perfect weekend. We've never stayed at such a wonderful place before!!! Everything and everyone on your staff were exceptional!! We'll be back!

Hal was such a delight- great personality- went beyond his duties to be helpful! Can't say enough about his wonderful personality and helpfulness.

Lani & Ron

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Register for Our Holiday Door Prize

Our Gift Shop is open 7 days a week - come early, stay late! We've got something for everyone on your Christmas list!

Stop by and register for our Holiday door prize to be given away on December 23rd!

Lani & Ron

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Our Thanksgiving Menu

Monmouth Plantation

November 23, 2006

Cream of Yellow Crookneck Soup

Poached Pear with Spicy Arugula and Gorgonzola Cheese

Choice of:
Fresh Grilled Louisiana Red Fish
Topped with Oyster, Wild Mushroom, Lump Crabmeat

Roasted Herb encrusted Open-Range Turkey
With Andouille Sausage, Cornbread Dressing
Finished with Port wine and Cranberries Glaze

Prime Filet of Black Angus Beef Tenderloin
Wrapped with Apple Smoked Bacon, Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

The above served with:
Haricots Verts Sautéed in Anis Butter
Bourbon Flavored Sweet Potatoes

Dessert Choice
From Monmouth’s Full Dessert Table

Coffee and Tea

Monday, November 13, 2006

Charming Pond Cottage

Lovely Pond Cottage offers a porch for relaxing and reading or just gazing at our pond.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Elegant Dining

This lovely fall bouquet of lillies graces our elegant table set for this evening's five course gourmet dinner beneath our romantic gaslight chandelier. All we need is you!

Lani & Ron

Friday, November 10, 2006

We would love you to join us for Thanksgiving Dinner. Chef Lanny is preparing such a delightful feast!

Seating is at 1:00 p.m. (Sorry, our 5 p.m. seating is sold out)

For reservations, please call 601/442-5852.

Lani & Ron

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Daily Tours Offered

This charming moss draped walkway leads to Pond Cottage.

The entrance to our gift shop beckons you inside where wondrous luxuries will tempt you while our sign out front reminds you that Monmouth Plantation offers tours daily.

Lani & Ron

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Only 47 shopping days left til Christmas!

Better start making your list and checking it twice. Monmouth's gift shop has something for everyone on your Christmas list.

Wondering what to give that special person on your list who has everything? Call us today for a Monmouth Plantation gift certificate. 800/828-4531

Lani & Ron

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Holiday Tradition

As the year draws to a close, what better way to celebrate the season of Thanksgiving and Christmas than in the luxurious, antebellum surroundings of Monmouth Plantation? We'll have decorations, carol singers and a host of specially selected menus to mark each part of the festive season.

Please come and visit us soon. We pride ourselves on our warm welcome and attentive service, and look forward to ensuring you have the experience you've always dreamed of.

With best wishes,

Lani & Ron Riches

Monday, November 06, 2006

The Season to be Jolly

In the countdown to Christmas, Monmouth Plantation is a favorite meeting place for friends, colleagues & family to toast the season.

Call us today to book your holiday party, 601/442-5852. Let our warm and friendly staff take the hassle out of your event planning.

Lani & Ron

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Word of Mouth is Still the Best Advertising

Tim, from Florida, writes:

"This is by far the friendliest place wev'e ever stayed. We travel about 100 nights per year and this is fantastic!"

He also says "We love it! We will tell our friends and bring them also."

Thank you, Tim, and please hurry back!

Lani & Ron

Friday, November 03, 2006

Our Guests Say the Nicest Things

Traci & Charles Black of Hagarstown, IN, had this to say about their stay at Monmouth: What pleased you most during your recent visit? "We loved all the suggestions Hal gave us as to where to eat and plantations to visit. The dinner was incredible. The tour of the house was great and very informative. Natchez is a great town and we cannot wait to come back!"

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Angels Among Us

Today is All Saints Day. Angels are everywhere! Come and walk among the many angels in our gardens at Monmouth Plantation.

Lani & Ron