Backstrom's Country Bed & Breakfast

4567 Highway 182 East , Columbus, MS 39704-2311 USA (Show map)


This unique brick and wood home is located in a quiet setting only minutes from town on highway 182 east. The home is constructed of lumber from a century-old Tennessee country store owned by Mrs. Backstrom's family. The balcony in the vaulted great room is a gallery of original art and sculpture. The owner is a well-known stained-glass artist and many of his works are on display. Offered are three large upstairs bedrooms. A country breakfast is served in the dining room or breakfast area.

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Innkeepers: Betty Jo & Bill Backstrom



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5.0

At home

5 on May 14, 2016

Owned by the sweetest, most thoughtful, and hospitable lady I've had the pleasure to be welcomed and cared by. The accommodations were extremely clean and lovely with stained glass artwork from her late husband, antique decor, also surrounded by century-old wood reclaimed from her father's store. This bed and breakfast is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

relaxing at mammaws

5 on November 14, 2015

Mrs. Backstrom was so special and loving! I felt like family. We stayed in the huge green room and felt so relaxed! We love Mrs. Backstrom and will definitely return! Thanks for a great weekend!

Just what we wanted.

5 on August 24, 2015

My husband & I could not have been more pleased with our accommodations and the hospitality of Ms Backstrom. We felt like she was family by the time we left.

Just like Grandma's house

5 on October 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

5 on October 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!

5 on February 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.

All True

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.

Wonderful Getaway

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!

A "must stay" on the B&B list

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!!

Beyond Southern Charm

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.

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Museum, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Copier, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Fishing, Golfing, Shopping, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 4 TO 6 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 12 NOON
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card - Master Card, Visa.



Betty Jo & Bill Backstrom

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About the innkeepers

Bill is a master of stained glass and enjoys wood carving and clay sculpture. Betty Jo has the gift of hospitality and loves cooking.

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room

Signature Dish

Ham and Cheese Pie
The ham and cheese pie is a delightful make-ahead blend of ham, eggs and cheese, seasoned with a tou