Just like Grandma's house
su ottobre 29, 2014
I stayed while visiting my daughter at MS State over the weekend. Much better than staying at a hotel. Betty Jo was absolutely the most gracious hostess you could ask for. The accommodations exceeded my expectations and the breakfast - Oh My! Cannot thank her enough for the wonderful stay and will DEFINITELY be back again. This will be my "go to" place when visiting my daughter from now on.
Southern Hospitality at its Best
su ottobre 13, 2014
Wonderful stay where you immediately feel at home when you walk through the doors. The hostess, Mrs. Backstrom, harkens back to when Southern hospitality meant welcoming your home up and serving up the best you have to offer in gracious and comfortable surroundings. Spacious bedrooms and baths, antiques throughout and a Southern breakfast to remember. Only hope there are openings the next time we come through- Savannah GA
Better than a Hotel!
su febbraio 23, 2014
BettyJo does not have a computer, although she does have wi fi. Contact her by phone. You'll be glad you did. Also, call to confirm with her a week or so ahead of your visit. 662-328-7213.
su maggio 03, 2013
No need to say more. All the other reviewers have said it all. The place and BettyJo are fabulous BUT she doesn't do email. So, call the phone to make reservations.
su aprile 09, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Backstrom's Country Bed & Breakfast. All was clean, pleasant and soothing. Mrs. Backstrom gets all highest marks for graciousness and hospitality!
A "must stay" on the B&B list
su agosto 04, 2011
My husband and I just returned from two weeks across country on our motorcycle. Hottest summer in recorded history....who knew? But our second stop was at Backstroms B&B. Betty Jo, my new best friend and Mississippi mother, welcomed us as if we were family. She hugged us both--and I would SO not have hugged us after that long hot ride! She invited us into her kitchen to "sit a spell" and chat over a tall glass of ice cold lemonade. It was like we had come home. Betty Jo then gave us the key to the front door of her home, told us about a great restaurant in town, and told us to relax and enjoy! After asking us "when WE would like to have breakfast" (instead of when she was serving it!), we enjoyed our evening and returned home to the porch lights left on and our cool clean room. After one of the most restful nights sleep I have ever enjoyed, we were greeted in the kitchen to the smell of biscuits and bacon and poached pears, fresh fruit, juice, eggs and grits. But better than the food was the sweet conversation after she blessed our meal. We were on our way shortly and she took lots of pictures of us and the bike, and then asked the Lord's blessing over us as we drove off. If I am in that quadrant of the US ever again--I will go hundreds of miles out of my way to see my Betty Jo again. She is a gift--do NOT miss the opportunity to stay at "home" with Betty Jo. Thank you, my friend!!
Beyond Southern Charm
su gennaio 25, 2010
A front porch with rocking chairs. A bottle trce. Courses of Southern breakfast. All served with Southern hospitality - Betty made the South warmer than it was to Wisconsin people.
su maggio 03, 2009
We decided to take a spur of the moment weekend trip and made last minute reservations at Backstrom's B&B without knowing anything at all about it. We could not have made a better choice. Ms. Betty Jo is a perfect example of an original Southern Belle. The accommodations were beautiful, private, comfortable, and you immediately feel like you have come home. We especially enjoyed the rocking chairs on the porch and the peaceful feeling that was there. The breakfast was served in traditional down home southern style and the food was great. It was home away from home...only better.....you'll love it.
I hope to visit again
su novembre 01, 2008
I have a new friend in Columbus, MS, and her name is Betty Jo Backstrom! The moment I entered I felt enveloped by the peace that resides in her home and the surrounding woods. Normally an early (5:30am) riser, my first night there I slept until 7:00am. Talk about restful! I felt perfectly comfortable throwing on my sweats and padding down the stairs to bring my coffee back to my room. Breakfast was full and delicious. Betty Jo is a gracious and delightful hostess. I look forward to staying with her again on my next visit to Columbus. Thank you, Betty Jo!
Mississippi State Fans
su ottobre 14, 2008
We traveled to Columbus to watch the MSU vs. Vandy football game. Mrs. Backstrom made us feel right at home, and the kids just loved her. Everything was so roomy, clean, and comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding, and such hospitality can only be offered by a true “W-Girl.” Thank you for the experience, we look forward to visiting again!
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