3.2 on November 17, 2013
Confortable and nice location.
4.2 on October 26, 2013
Everything was great and I can honestly say it was a very enjoyable time.
4.6 on September 12, 2013
Wonderful antebellum ambience. Ample space. Union/Confederate chess board a nice touch. Good info on Vicksburg National Historic Site.
3.6 on September 01, 2013
Annabelle takes you back in time. I enjoyed the old time furnishing and set up of the room, and reading the history of the area. The folks there are friendly and caring.
4.0 on August 24, 2013
Paul is an outstanding host. Delicious, hearty breakfast was perfect for starting the day. Thanks!
3.8 on August 23, 2013
Was very satisfied with pleasant and relaxed setting. Paul was an excellent host and made every attempt to make sure visit was unique experience back in time.
4.8 on August 18, 2013
Great service, great dinner recommendation, just lovely all round.
4.2 on July 10, 2013
My husband and I wanted to get away for the weekend and chose Vicksburg. Looking online for a bed and breakfast we came across Annabelle. Our stay was pleasant and enjoyable and the food was great!
2.6 on July 06, 2013
Annabel's is a beautiful old house, moderately comfortable to stay in. Nowhere in any of the materials do they mention that during the night, trains pass every 45 to 60 minutes directly across the street while blowing their horns. (Earplugs are provided by the hosts.) To be fair, the other B&B's are almost as near the tracks and probably provide the same experience. We were a little dismayed that our room (the Peach Room) was included on the tour of the house during our stay. (We were in the tour group.) We wondered if they gave a tour of our room any other time while we were out. Guests are not issued keys to their rooms or to the house. We did truly enjoy our stay in Vicksburg, however. The national park commemorating the Seige of Vicksburg should not be missed!
Rest assured no entry into guest rooms is allowed unless the guest is part of the tour and permission has been given to show the room. We do not show occupied rooms on our tours. Doors remain closed at all times. We are happy to provide a memorable experience to travelers and are pleased these guest enjoyed their time in Vicksburg.
4.2 on June 19, 2013
Everything was very nice. Paul was always available, helpful, and friendly. The only downside was the refrigerator was not working and that wasn't apparent until after we had bought some perishable food, which perished and no compensation was offered.
We were informed of the refrigator problem at check out. Upon investigation we found the dial had been adjusted to a lower setting. The yogurt that was left was still cool but we would have happily compensated the guest or replaced it if they had not already checked out.
3.8 on June 17, 2013
Basically liked our stay, but disappointed the pool was not kept up or available. Should not be advertised if it's not to be used.
This guest stayed at a time when the pool pump had just died. We had to wait for a new pump to be shipped. Once it arrived 3 days later the pool is once again in great condition. I'm sorry this guest's visit wasn't long enough to enjoy the pool once the repair had taken place. I hope this guest will return to enjoy the pool.
3.6 on May 06, 2013
Nice stay for a first time in Vicksberg.
4.2 on May 06, 2013
This was our first time visiting and staying at an historic bed & breakfast. Our room was delightful and the setup for breakfast the next morning was absolutely charming. We really enjoyed our visit except for the trains. Five trains hooting and rumbling through during the night was not a pleasant experience! I know the owners can't do anything about the trains since they run right next to the house but it would have been good to know this before booking. However the fact that they welcomed our dog was exceptional and made the visit worthwhile. :-)
Our city is working with the railroad to cease the train horns as they can be heard all over the city. It is rewarding to know that we were able to make these guests happy in all other areas though.
4.2 on May 03, 2013
Our stay was make easy and enjoyable. Thank you so much
It is our pleasure to welcome nice people to our home. I hope you will return as Vicksburg has so much to offer.
5 on April 29, 2013
I had a lovely stay. Paul and Carolyn are wonderful hosts. My room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully served. I would definitely return for another stay.
3.8 on March 13, 2013
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4.6 on October 26, 2012
Guests were myself (70s), son (40s), and a Weimaraner mix (6 months). We were returning to Iowa from a family visit to Louisiana following my niece's death, and treated ourselves to two nights in Vicksburg. We were in the guest quarters, adjacent to the main house. Stayed in the Natchez suite: parlor with door to front of house, French doors (curtained) to bedroom, bath off bedroom, kitchen at back of the suite with door opening to veranda, which was across the back and one side of the house and had comfortable furniture for sitting outdoors. There was a pool between the guest quarters and the main house, but we didn't use it. Bed was comfortable, sofabed in parlor good of its kind (the dog preferred my bed and kept sneaking in to sleep with me). Furniture attractive and the bedspread so beautiful I took it off in case the dog's claws damaged it. Breakfast was served at 9 AM in the main house and was elegant and delicious on both days. Since we happened to be the only guests on our weekday visit, the hosts joined us and gave useful information about things to do. Carolyn loaned us a tour CD for our visit to the battlefield park, and recommended restaurants with patio dining so we could keep the dog with us. The hosts have dogs and cats of their own, and the black lab Raven played nicely with our Pepper. We never felt that our pet was an imposition, and really enjoyed our stay. If we are in Vicksburg again we'll hope to get these rooms if they are available (next year is the Vicksburg sesquicentennial so it would be a great time to return).
4.2 on August 21, 2012
The breakfasts were splendid and the hosts were very friendly. It was a very nice place to stay.
1.8 on August 08, 2012
Stayed in Wisteria Room, corner room next to street, difficult to cool, only few yards from highly active train track. Owner supplied ear plugs, but not effective, multiple horn blasts each time train passed during night. Seemed to be two hour schedule for our stay. Not disclosed prior to 4pm check-in, too late to easily find other pet friendly accommodations. Bath very small, shower curtain thin, divided into three sections, two of which clinged to body, difficult to bathe, worse if have claustraphobic tendencies. Bath soap not supplied, only few small rose petal shaped pieces of soap coated cloth. Inadequate for cleansing hands, much less the body. Inadequate space for toiletries. No closet, no place to hang clothes. Only one chair available for use, other chair used by owner for bed comforter and decorative pillows. Pool lining stained, gave appearance of mildew contamination. No view of the Mississippi River as advertised, maybe possible during Winter months from top floor of main building. No guided tour offered, as advertised. Did not take advantage of Southern breakfast. Dream Escape package at $100 for evening not a good value. Dinner coupon of $50 useable at one restaurant, two $5 tickets to the Court House Museum useful for quick visit, but Museum closed at 5pm, reopened 1:30 next day - long after intended departure. Remaining $30 of package must have been to cover rental of CD for drive through Military Park. Extremely pricey, given the package did not cover $8 fee for entering park. Very disappointed at $155 for room for one night. Hard to believe property recently rated among best B & B's in South. Suggest you annonomously book a Summer Saturday night stay in Annabelle's Wisteria room and then tell me if you think it was one of the best nights you've ever had at a B & B.
I agree you should book a stay ay Annabelle. I believe you will find that you have an enjoyable stay. It is unfortunate that this guest did not. If any disatification had been brought to my attention I would have done my best to serve their needs. There indeed is a closet in the room and of course soap was supplied there is a quilt rack for the comforter. Why this guest chose to mislead the public is a mystery to me.
2.2 on August 05, 2012
I have stayed in over 1000 B&Bs in the US and Europe. Each one is different; that’s one of the things I enjoy. The differences at Annabelle’s were not so enjoyable. On the surface, it’s lovely. Victorian house, well-groomed entrance, period decor. Diningroom is set elaborately, with salt cellars, knife rests and elegant glassware. Our bed was very comfortable. Below the surface, though, one sees many signs of decay and need for repair; the desk chair in our room fell apart when we tried to use it, for example. Our big disappointment was hospitality and service. Paul admitted us and immediately asked for a credit card. We hadn’t even put down our bags, much less seen our room. Only after we had paid, he told us about the trains that would come by the house all night (we had 7; all blew their horns right outside). And the set-in-stone breakfast time of 9:00. We needed to be on the road earlier, and when we requested an earlier breakfast, you’d have thought we asked for the moon! “Oh my God!” was his first response. We really needed that early time, and though we wanted 7:30 or 8:00, we finally got a grudging 8:30. It wasn’t the food others got, I hope. Lackluster scrambled eggs, sausage, a slice of white toast, and 4 slices of banana. All provided grumpily. The room we booked had fresh varnish and it still smelled. They kindly moved us to another room. Though the property is listed as non-smoking, there was a pronounced odor of stale cigarette smoke throughout the house (I am sensitive to this; it might not bother others). Guests are not given keys, and the outer doors of the house are always locked. If you leave, you have to ring the bell to be readmitted. The only grounded outlet in our room was in the bath. Made it interesting for us both to use our laptops through the evening. Wireless was fine. Others have written about the charming hosts. Maybe if you don’t ask for anything, you’re ok. I can’t recommend this B&B based on our experience.
2.6 on July 09, 2012
A quaint and well-furnished B&B. It's proximity to the train tracks and nightly passage of long freight trains is the downside of an otherwise charming place.
3.4 on May 30, 2012
Nice accommodations with Carolyn and Paul being very good hosts.
5 on May 01, 2012
I felt like I had gone back in time. Thank you for welcoming us into this beautiful home. The breakfast was so awesome. The table was set so immaculately,, I was almost afraid to use the antique cups and silverware. Everything was beautiful the the hosts were very polite.
4.6 on April 21, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our night.. Would definitely recommend it to friends! Carolyn and Paul were wonderful hosts! Hope we can go back there some day.
4.6 on April 16, 2012
Incredible room & decor in this B&B. Close proximity to the railway will not be to everyone's liking if you don't like the sound of the occasional passing train, but I liked that atmospheric sound.
4.2 on April 03, 2012
my wife and i stayed in the rose room and it was more than nice. we had a great tine and paul was by far the best host we have ever had. I would deffinetlly recomend for a friend if looking for a romantic and vintage get away. aThe house was beautiful and the sights were great. For that house to still be standing after what had happened in vicksburg is amazeing. thx again for a wonderful expeirence.
4.0 on January 17, 2012
very goodvalue for your money.fine placevery nearto key places in town.varmly recomended from our side
4.4 on October 05, 2011
We had a lovely tour of the house. Also good advice, on the sites to visit in Vicksburg.
3.0 on September 27, 2011
Enjoyed the accomodations and the friendliness of the owners.
1.4 on August 31, 2011
room was in need of repairs,train 50 yards away that came by many times a day and night with horn blowing ! they did furnish ear plugs with the room after you pay up front with no refunds ! the 13" tv couldn't be seen from the bed . the window air conditioner could not keep up , no ceiling fan that would have helped,the pool was not as clean as it should have beenand the shower drain was broken. i would not stay there again and would not recommend it to friends......just enemies.
4.4 on August 09, 2011
Great host. Excellent breakfast. A really comfortable, well furnished room. Certifiably haunted. The occaisional freight train passing by was a bit disconcerting, but not a real negative. Would return in a minute.
3.8 on August 06, 2011
Our stay at the Annabelle B&B was fantastic! We were met with wonderful, friendly service, and were given tips about where to eat and visit on our very short visit to Vicksburg! Would recommend this B&B to others!
4.4 on August 06, 2011
The house contains a lot of interesting history, beautiful decorated, felt like a hundred years ago in time. Paul was helpful, very friendly! Loved to stay here!
2.8 on July 06, 2011
The facility is very nice and Paul was a gracious, informative, and helpful host. The neighborhood location caused my wife and me a bit of discomfort. Breakfast was in an elegant setting, but the food was not at all special.
2.6 on July 06, 2011
This was our second time to visit. It just did not have the warm feeling it had the first time, which was several years ago. The rooms were nice and very clean, but for the money I thought the breakfast could have been better.
5 on June 01, 2011
It was comforting to know that my dietary issues wasn't a problem.
4.4 on May 16, 2011
We arrived in town unexpectedly early for a two-night stay. We called to explain, and Carolyn invited us to come early. Paul gave us a great grounding in local restaurants and sites of interest from a local's standpoint, then helped us settle in the room, which was already a pleasingly cool temperature on a very hot day. We had the Wisteria Room, which had reading lamps on both sides of the king bed, and two very comfortable easy chairs. Mattress was very comfortable, as were the pillows. Lots of generously-sized towels and plenty of warm water for showers. Paul prepared breakfast each morning -- eggs benedict one morning with potatoes, and sausage, biscuits and scrambled eggs the other morning. Full-flavored coffee that was smooth and not bitter. Served at 9 a.m., so we didn't have to get up excruciatingly early to eat. There is a rail track nearby, and the train blows its horn for the crossing. We were in a city filled with history, so the train added to the atmosphere. We didn't mind it at all, but some people might be troubled by it. The Annabelle was a great refuge for us on our trip! Totally recommended.
3.0 on April 11, 2011
We arrived early evening and were greeted by both Carolyn and Paul, who were very cordial, and were very helpful in finding us a place to eat dinner. The house and grounds were beautifully maintained even though it was not yet spring. Our breakfast was cooked and served by Paul, who also joined us as we ate. It was very good. My only suggestion is that you stay in the main house and not in the extra quarters where we stayed even though those rooms are cheaper. The main house has gorgeous bedrooms and your stay would be more memorable. The rooms in the extra quarters lack the feeling of luxury that we expect from a B&B.
4.0 on March 05, 2011
The house is beautifully decorated and the host is full of interesting information.
4.0 on February 25, 2011
Enjoyed our weekend getaway! Breakfast was great. Loved the tour of the home! Thanks for opening your home to us!
5 on February 16, 2011
My wife and I went to Annabelle for Valentines weekend hoping for a nice quiet get a way, and what we got was much, much more than we expected. The owners of Annabelle were absolutely fantastic people, they made us feel completely welcome, almost as if we were long time friends. The food each morning was excellent and the house and rooms were exquisite. We totaly enjoyed our stay at Annabelle and will definitely be back soon.
4.2 on December 22, 2010
Charming,beautifully decorated for the Holidays. Wonderful hosts.
5 on October 21, 2010
My girlfriend and I stayed here for our anniversary and we fell in love with the City of Vicksburg and the Annabelle B&B. Our host, Paul, was extremely nice and helpful and his wife, Carolyn, was an amazing cook. They were both very accommodating to our dietary restrictions and made an entirely vegan breakfast for my girlfriend. Both my girlfriend and I will not forget our time spent at Annabelle. Thank you again Carolyn and Paul.
5 on October 04, 2010
This B&B is truly a taste of southern luxury, plus my son loved the pool even though we didn't have time to use it. The owners have gone to great lengths to add the personal touches that speak volumes. I will definitely be back!
4.4 on July 22, 2010
Had a wonderful visit to Vicksburg in this beautiful, historic home. Paul and Carolyn were very gracious and have done a fantastic job decorating their lovely home. The breakfasts were great, but the tour of the house at the end was absolutely outstanding.
4.2 on November 06, 2009
We had a great time in Vicksburg. The hostess and host were very cordial. The dining experience (breakfasts) were awesome. We will definitely visit again.
3.0 on September 24, 2009
Our stay was pleasant. The room was clean and charming. The breakfast was good and we enjoyed the company of the host and hostess at breakfast.
5 on September 23, 2009
We actually live here in Vicksburg and stayed at Annabelle as an anniversary suprise from my husband. It was so relaxing and refreshing. The house was beautiful with an amazing history. The house even has several of the original artifacts. The breakfast was very delectable and the owner was very knowledgable about the history of Vicksburg. We enjoyed our visit very much and plan to return in the future.
5 on June 19, 2009
Stayed two nights, southern breakfast for some 'yanks'; enjoy them very much. Toured old house with history. got package deal lunch and dinner. They know were the good for is. Please give Annabell's a try, you will leave like family.
4.8 on May 27, 2009
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my son’s wedding night with his new wife a wonderful and memorable occasion. Jason and Tina couldn’t stop talking about the lovely accommodations and your warm hospitality. Thank you again, so very much.
4.8 on February 23, 2009
Gracious living in an affordable mansion, best describes this location. The hosts were always available with historical information and great stories of the surrounding area. This is conveniently located to all of Baton Rouge and it is easy to pretend that you are actually living in days gone by. There is even the hint of a ghost. The breakfast is superb and the amenities are just right. You will love it here, we did.
4.2 on October 21, 2008
Annabelle is beautiful and the hospitality was outstanding. Enjoyed our stay at Annabelle and Vicksburg.
5 on July 23, 2008
Went for the first time to Vicksburg with my husband to tour the great south....stayed at Annabelles- Carolyn and Paul, the owners took great care to make sure that we saw all of the local places and even arranged for me to go to an antique auction while I was there which I found some great finds! Would have never found if it would not have been for them...my husband arranged surprise champagne through Annabelles and the breakfast was REAL food! Loved the cookies and tea in the afternoon...beds were comfy and we had a great time. Staff and Annabelles are very special!
4.4 on July 17, 2008
Enjoyed our stay in Vicksburg - charming, not stuffy and relaxed just what the doctor ordered!
2.6 on June 18, 2008
after 9 days of very pleasurable riding to Ozark Mountain regions of Ark. we were on our way home to Pensacola,FL and decided to relax at Annabelle. We did enjoy it and relaxed,but found the pool and patio furniture dirty and furniture in room dusty. Potential for guest b&b but need attention to detail. Area most desirable with lots to see and do.
4.8 on June 11, 2008
We had a family reunion and there were 12 of us. WOW what a great time we had - the whole place to ourselves. The setting is beautiful and Paul and Carolyn were wonderful hosts and very entertaining but so were we! We will be back!
5 on February 07, 2007
My husband and myself stayed here. It was wonderful from the moment we arrived. Our room was just beautiful and the food was out of this world. The host were very helpful and knowledgable about the area. They were a pleasure to talk with. We would definitely stay again. What a find!!!!