Tuesday, June 05, 2007

As Seen on www.executivetraveler.net

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.


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