5 on May 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.
5 on April 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!
5 on August 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!!
5 on January 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.
5 on May 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.
5 on November 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!
5 on October 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! GO STATE!!!
5 on September 06, 2008
Running from Hurricane Gustav, my husband and I were delighted to spend four days with Betty Jo. She is the most delightful hostess we have had after staying in bed and breakfasts for the last 15 years. She is so gracious and friendly. The room was lovely and spacious. The breakfasts were delicious and ample. I look forward to returning for a vacation stay.
5 on August 20, 2008
Such a pleasant stay.
4.8 on July 09, 2008
My husband & I stayed with Betty Jo Backstrom last year & it was a real treat. Her place is cozy & welcoming. Listening to her stories is like being at Grandma's knee and eating her delicious breakfast is like being at Grandma's house. This place is a hidden jewel.
5 on February 28, 2008
I had to travel to Mississippi alone on family business. If felt so safe and at home in the large warmly decorated second floor bedroom and adjoining bath. The Southern charm of Mrs. Backstom enhanced my visit as we enjoyed breakfast and conversations. I was alone for three days and then three other family members stayed in the blue bedroom suite. The entire family had a delightful time.
5 on February 22, 2008
Staying with Betty Jo Backstrom was a highlight of our visit to Columbus. Our room was spacious, and there were places to put our "stuff." The breakfast was wonderful. The setting was peaceful and soothing. My husband and I highly recommend Backstrom's!
4.2 on August 28, 2007
Betty Jo is a remarkably nice person. At the time of our stay (July, 07) her husband Bill was in a facility so we weren't able to meet him. The property is on the edge of town and very nice in a suburban setting. The rooms are dated but very large, clean and comfortable. Top-notch value in a safe setting. This couple has lived a full and interesting life and Betty was a delight to come across. Extremely hospitable. We were not able to stay to eat breakfast due to our schedule, but Betty puts on quite a feed, I understand. Pls keep both Bill and Betty in your prayers.
5 on August 12, 2007
It felt like going home to visit with grandmother. What a beautiful experience and wonderful people who run this place. If ever in Columbus again, I will surely stay here! Thank you Mrs. Backstrom for such a wonderful experience.