Hubby and I have never paid much attention to bed and breakfast options when traveling. We’re usually on our way, in and out of a hotel, and we usually have the kids with us. But, this fall we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary and decided to take a no-kids vacation. This meant we could pick a destination and stay a while. We knew we wanted a cottage on the beach, but arriving on a weekend meant those were pretty booked up. Not wanting to book just any hotel for our special getaway, we opted for a bed and breakfast. We found The Guest House Bed and Breakfast at Gulfport Landing in Gulfport, MS.
We booked the Pecan Orchard room with its beautiful queen 4-poster bed. Upon our arrival, Jason (the proprietor) met us at the door, welcomed us warmly and took my bag. Within minutes he had us all checked in and our luggage was dropped in our room. Then, he gave us the tour.
Jason has owned this house for several years now and it seems he must have spent every moment of it perfecting every detail. And, to everyone’s surprise (especially Jason’s!) a previous resident of the home showed up on his door step the same day we did. Terry had lived in the home as a child and was back in town for a reunion so she thought she’d stop by. Jason put her and her husband up in a vacant room and the next morning over breakfast we enjoyed her stories. She told how the house had been changed over the years, where the old spiral staircase had been, and which room was hers. (You can read Jason’s account here!)
Breakfast was a treat of its own! Jason and his chef created a beautiful spread for us, served on china in the big dining room. We had pancakes topped with fresh berry syrup and dusted with powdered sugar. On the side were fresh fruit, sausage, and bacon. Everyone was offered coffee or tea, and orange juice. The food was delicious as well as beautiful. You don’t get that kind of service at a restaurant!
We only had one night to stay, but it was so special. We’re still talking about how spoiled we felt staying there and how every little detail was just right.