Natchez Eola Hotel
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Natchez - sounds great doesn't it, and, right on the banks of the Mississippi, what couldn't be better for a stop over??
Anyway, we had a lovely ride down to Natchez from Vicksburg. It was nice to be heading south again and the weather got warmer and brighter as we dropped south. We were advised to take the Natchez Scenic Highway but …
... 8217;s a Greek Revival style that was built in 1857 by the brother of the man who built The Elms which is not nearly as large as Stanton Hall. It has stately Corinthian columns, huge rooms, furnishings that are of the period with some pieces that belonged to the Stanton family. Although there are five levels to the house only two are open to the public. Our tour guide was not very good. She knew about the history of the house and about ...
... So rather than rebuild it, the family in residence at the time removed the other tower so there are now only 2 floors and no towers. We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside (boo-hoo) so we only have memories. One of the docents described the owner’s style as over-the-top and is he very right! Every table is covered with antique lace doilies and scarves. On top of the scarves are antiques of all sorts: ink wells ...
... It was built by Gerard Bandon, son of the first native-born governor of Mississippi. It has the expected large porch with columns and large rooms with high ceilings. It’s furnished with lovely antiques from the period, but is not overdone. The family who owns it lives in the lower level mostly below ground and uses the upper levels for a bed and breakfast, weddings and events.
... and signs which explain the Trace and things that happened along it.
The Natchez Trace is, historically, an old Indian trading path which was used by white traders in the 1700’s and 1800’s. Businessmen (aka traders) from the north would float their wares down the Mississippi River to Natchez or New Orleans. There they would sell them, deconstruct their boat/barge, sell the wood and ...