Nestled in the quaint shore side community of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, The Trust has served as a family home for more than 150 years to only 2 families. The home had humble beginnings as a one-room structure and over the years has evolved into its current Colonial Revival Architecture. Entering from the large veranda, one steps into a bygone era of gleaming hardwood floors, elegant chandeliers, and antique furnishings. The home has been lovingly restored and modern bathrooms added throughout. The baths are supplied with Bed & Bath brand amenities and oversized thirsty towels. Come enjoy the peaceful tranquility of this small town. After a restful night sleep, come down to a full breakfast served on fine china and sterling silver by your Cajun host Hilton Eymard. Then you will be ready to experience the many activities the area has to offer.
Large Room with bay window, 12 foot cielings with mahogny crown moulding. A large antique tiester bed is the focal point with accompaning antique pieces.
Period pieces grace this 15' by 16' room with 12 ft tall cielings.
East Lake antique furniture from the 1860's grace this many windowed room.
Overlooking an ancient oak tree shaded yard, this bedroom is furnished in 1860's East Lake antiques.
With cove cielings, this 16' X 30' room is furnished in 1860's East Lake antiques. It overlooks the tree shaded garden.
This 16' X30' cove cieling Bedroom boast an 8' tall 1820's chest on chest with inlayed mother of pearl pulls.
Furnished in period antiques, this 13X 16' room has an interesting group of windows with French Chiped Glass.
A hand-crafted glass front bookcase occupies one wall; oposite, walk-through floor to cieling windows give the library access to the veranda. A large Louis XV library table takes center stage.
In its bay windows rest a baby grand piano and the room is illuminated by an 1870's gold washed East Lake electrified gas chandelier. The room is furnished in period antiques.
This expansive 30' X 16' dining room, in which a signed crystal Waterford chandelier illuminates a 13' X 5' plantation dining room table, is the setting for your full breakfast served on fine china and Sterling Silver by your host Hilton.
4.6 on June 02, 2012
We spent the night of June 1, 2012 at the Trust House. The house is enormous and each room's decor is an American history lesson. Hilton, an 87 year old man, is a wonderful host, a fabulous cook as well as historian. This unique experience should not be missed and repeated at every opportunity.
2.2 on April 19, 2011
I do agree that Hilton is a most gracious host and his colorful character and stories make for a pleasant innkeeper. In fariness, I must also say that the home was being updated because of Hurricane Katrina. The problem for my wife and I was that ... it was just a room in an old house, the freight trains blasted their horns at least 2x per night between midnight and dawn. The breakfast was the same both mornings and was nothing to impress .. you could easily duplicate it at home. Without Hilton to provide the "atmosphere" it was a boring place. The town itself can be attractive but you don't have to stay here to enjoy it. This is not a "come back" for us whatsoever. Sorry Hilton.
4.4 on April 04, 2011
Granpere' treated my husband and me like his own children. He ran around the house in his sock feet attending to our every need. I had brought my mother along and he gave her his downstairs room when we arrived and she couldn't get up the stairs. He also recommended a beautiful place for our anniversary dinner and suggested we leave Mom with him and he would feed her and entertain her. What a lovely man, home and experience. His warm rum soaked bread pudding was to die for and he surprised us with it when we came back in after a rather late night. I love this place and plan to return often.
4.8 on March 08, 2010
My husband and I stayed for our 25th wedding anniversary - had a wonderful time. The gas lines in the area were down that morning, causing Hilton to go to great lengths to prepare a most fabulous breakfast for us despite the conditions. Hilton was very friendly and hospitable -- we loved hearing his stories and cannot wait to get back to visit.
4.2 on February 16, 2009
spent valentine's weekend and had a great time. main street bay st. louis just a short walk away with great shops. kitchen was under renovation. looking forward to returning when it's finished.
Gulfport, MS (GPT-Gulfport Biloxi) 20 miles
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Bicycle rental, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Desk
Bicycle rental, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
From Galliano, Louisiana, your Octogenarian host Hilton Eymard came from a family who shrimped, oystered, and trapped depending upon the season. In the 40's, Hilton served in the Pacific with the U. S. Navy. Upon his return he traveled extensively throughout the U.S., between fishing seasons, and developed a love of history and furnishings. He has collected the home's furnishings over a period of 50 plus years.