Friday, June 29, 2007

Natchez Trace Parkway

The historic Natchez Trace Parkway begins right here in Natchez. This scenic drive is the ultimate roadtrip and summer is the perfect time to enjoy it. Let us help you get started on your journey with our Historic Summer Getaway package.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Great Theatre in Natchez - don't miss this!

Natchez Little Theatre's 2007 Summer Youth Workshop

proudly presents

in cooperation with the Southwest Mississippi Rural Health Coalition

Stephen Sondheim's musical based on Grimm's Fairy Tales



Reservations: 601.442.2233
Toll Free: 1.877.440.2233

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Another World

Escape to this quiet haven of tranquility that is Monmouth. Walk among angels. Gaze upon the lush green gardens and wooded acres. This is Heaven on Earth.

Come and experience another world.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

On the Menu Tonight at Monmouth

Tuesday June 26, 2007

Lobster Bisque Garnished Caviar
House Salad

Choice of:
Baby Soft Shell Crab Le Ruth
Topped with Crabmeat and Lemon Beurre Blanc

Prime New York Strip of Black Angus Beef
Served With Cracked Pepper Demi-Glace

Ashley Farms Free Range Frenched Breast of Chicken
With Rosemary, Orange and Green Peppercorn Marmalade

Rack of Lamb
Served with Zesty lemon Cured Fig Preserves

The above served with:
Basil Herbed Gnocchi

Tres Leches

Friday, June 22, 2007

A Perfect Natchez Day

A perfect day expoloring Natchez starts with Monmouth's full southern breakfast followed by a tour of the mansion. Then, perhaps, a stroll through our gardens or catch up on some reading on your porch rocker. Later, you will want to stop by the Natchez Visitor Center for sightseeing maps and brochures. We also recommend Natchez Coffee Company for a quick lunch or an afternoon pick-me-up.
Shopping downtown Natchez has never been better. So many new shops abound, you'll be sure to find something to strike your fancy!
Back at Monmouth, you can unwind on our croquet lawn or grab a hammock. We'll see you in the General Quitman Study for cocktails and complimentary hors d'oureves before dinner beneath our romantic gaslight chandeliers.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Our Angels

Some of our angels that will delight you along our walking trails and garden pathways.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

1000 Places to See Before You Die

Monmouth Plantation is pleased to be featured in "1000 Places to See Before You Die"

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Summer at Monmouth

We at Monmouth Plantation invite you to consider some down time, because life should be more than "a to-do list."

If you are like me, your days speed by like a freight train in a blur of projects and activities. Checking these seemingly endless items off my to-do list is my day's priority. Days turn into months, months turn into years, and before we know it, we have become stagnant, bored and boring.

This past weekend I had the chance to spend some "down time" at a friend's Gulf Coast summer home, freshly restored from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. It took awhile to unwind and wean myself from my cell phone and my to-do list, but, by the second day, I was able to delight in the sheer joy of just being still and the calm reflective, restorative time necessary to recharge my batteries.

That's what Monmouth Plantation can do for you. It truly is a world away from the hustle and bustle of "everyday." We hope you will take some time off to enjoy the lazy days of summer. We have a hammock and a porch rocker waiting for you...

Monday, June 18, 2007

And this from our Irish friends...

Dear Lani and Ronnie,

We can never thank you both enough for the wonderful time we had at Monmouth. Your generosity was beyond belief and we will always love Mississippi -both the land and the people.

The food was out of this world and l will really have to get the recipe from you for the wonderful biscuits,we've never tasted anything like them. l am sure to get the House to that standard it takes an awful lot of work. The Four Seasons isn't a patch on Monmouth!

Love and God Bless you both,
Vivien and Eamonn
All the way from Ireland

Friday, June 15, 2007

Another of our favorites...

One of our luxurious Carriage House rooms at Monmouth Planation overlooking rolling green lawns and exquisite floral gardens.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

One of our favorite rooms

This is one of our lovely rooms in the main house.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Meet Sabra

Our lovely Sabra conducts our morning tours of the mansion at Monmouth, which was built in 1818. So interesting and knowledgeable, Sabra epitomizes "Southern Hospitality."
She is an authority on General John A. Quitman, who acquired the house in 1826 for his wife Eliza. Quitman, a northerner born in New York, lived his life in Natchez until his death in 1858. He was the father of eleven children.
Quitman served in the U.S. Congress and was the Governor of Mississippi for one term in the 1850s; he was a victorious and much decorated General commanding volunteer American forces during the war with Mexico. Quitman is remembered, moreover, as one of Mississippi’s most vehement secessionists, or “fire-eaters”.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Our Guests Say the Nicest Things...

Sheri and Ronnie E. write...

"I know there is always room for improvement but I don't see how you could improve upon the excellence in hosptality that you are providing."

Reed and Faye H. share...

"The food was really good and the dinner meal was excellent - as good as five star restaurants that I have eaten at. Really do not know how you could improve everything was top notch. We plan to make this an annual trip with 2 other couples. Also enjoyed the front porch swing and rockers since we live in the country and have them. It was a perfect weekend - even the weather was great."

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Natchez Farmers Market

Peaches and Blueberries are in early at the Natchez Farmers Market. They have nectarines, donut peaches and regular peaches available now at the Natchez Farmers Market. This is in addition to other fresh produce.

This wonderful market is a project of our own Alcorn State University Extension Program

9:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M.
601-807-0376 or 601-442-4648

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Famous Natchezians

Robert H. Adams, former United States Senator from Mississippi.
William Wirt Adams, Confederate Army officer, grew up in Natchez.
Lynda Lee Mead was crowned Miss Mississippi in 1959 and Miss America in 1960. A Natchez city street, Lynda Lee Drive, is named in her honor.

It was the birthplace of country singer Mickey Gilley. Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cedric Griffin was born in Natchez, but was raised in San Antonio, Texas. University of Pittsburgh All-American defensive end Hugh Green was born in Natchez. Pro Football Hall of Famer Billy Shaw was born in Natchez. Novelist Greg Iles is a Natchez native. Glen Ballard, a five-time Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer Hound Dog Taylor, a blues singer and slide guitar player. Pierre Adolphe Rost, a member of the Mississippi Senate and was a commissioner to Europe for the Confederate States. Emigrated to Natchez from France.

Alexander O'Neal, R&B singer Nook Logan Baseball player for the Washington Nationals. Regarded as one of the fastest players in the majors. Anne Moody, Civil Rights activist and author of Coming of Age in Mississippi, attended Natchez Junior College. Dwayne Brown The leader of the South Natchez football and baseball teams in the late 60's. Now resides in Lafayette working for the city.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A Better Way to Meet

Meet outside the box! Creative thinking comes naturally here at Monmouth. It is easy to be inspired when surrounded by so much beauty. Monmouth’s unconventional flair for corporate or association meetings make it a unique setting for departmental sales meetings, staff team-building sessions or executive retreats. Whether you are planning for a meeting of five or fifty-five, Monmouth has the perfect venue.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

As Seen on

Built in 1818, Monmouth Plantation is listed as a National Historic Landmark and is the ideal home base for a trip to Natchez, Mississippi, one of the South's enduring treasures, with more than 500 structures built before 1861. The dream of its first owner, General John A. Quitman, was to create an atmosphere of permanence and peace in a changing world. Through the careful restoration of the mansion and eight other historic buildings, proprietors Ron and Lani Riches have realized Quitman's dream for the modern era.

Situated on 26 landscaped acres with flower-lined pebble paths, a white bridge crossing a small pond, Mississippi songbirds, and moss-draped oak trees, Monmouth houses 30 rooms (many featuring antiques original to the home) that offer luxury and comfort while maintaining the historic integrity of the property. Individually decorated guest accommodations are provided in the main house, Courtyard Building, Garden Cottages, Carriage House, Plantation Suites, Quitman Retreat, and Pond Cottages, and many of the rooms feature fireplaces and Jacuzzi baths.

Dining options include complimentary Southern breakfasts in the Garden Room, cocktails in the Courtyard, and five-course dinners prepared in a contemporary Southern style served amidst candlelight and crystal in the Main Mansion. Recreational activities include a croquet court, cycling Natchez's historic areas, fishing, hiking wooded trails, tennis, and an 18-hole golf course within a mile of the property.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Our Guests Say the Nicest Things...

It was our intention to stay at another Inn but they were unable to accomodate us and for that we are eternally gratefu!!! We visited the other Inn and found it cold and impersonal, whereas Monmouth with it's two lakes, four fountains, 4 ducks and one cat was the complete converse. We love you!!

Don & Mo M.
United Kingdom

Friday, June 01, 2007

Scenes from Monmouth

Back view of the carriage houses overlooks the beautifully manicured croquet lawn.