Shadowlawn Bed & Breakfast

1024 College Street , Columbus, MS 39701 USA (Show map)
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Bed & Breakfast Amenities: Wi-Fi Wireless Internet Access Large King Sized Suites with Mini Bars Plush Bedding, Professionally Laundered Sheets 13 ft Ceilings, Ceiling Fans Columbus Historical Foundation Pilgrimage Home Weddings, Receptions, Private Brunches, Luncheons & Dinners Florist Service and Catering Service by special order Licensed by the Mississippi State Department of Health Christian Owned and Operated :) Located: In the beautiful Columbus Historic District. Immediately West of the Mississippi University for Women (MUW), the "W" Campus and Mississippi School for Math and Science (MSMS), 10 Minutes from Columbus Marina, 25 Minutes from Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, 25 Minutes from Severcorr & Heidtman Steel, 15 Minutes from Paccar & Aurora 15 Minutes from Severcorr & Heidtman Steel, 15 minutes from the GTRA, Golden Triangle Regional Airport, 60 Minutes from University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Southern Belle Charm

5 on May 21, 2016

Shadowlawn is an amazing southern comfort,to say the least. Ms Burnette is the most gracious host one can find that exceeds excellence in every accommodation. Her personality and genuine kindness is southern born. The dining experience is over the top with her wonderful baking skills. Ms Burnette makes the beautiful house a home filled with love that you cannot escape. You will feel graciously accepted when you step into her beautifully decorated home and cannot leave without experiencing a dream. ¿¿

Elegant Antebellum Mansion

5 on May 24, 2015

the most elegant of the four B&Bs I've stayed at across America. This two-story home boasts antebellum elegance with postbellum conveniences. The most luxurious bed I had in this journey through The Magnolia State let me enjoy the decorations & craftsmanship of the house & free wifi/cable before using real silver to devour the finest peach crumble I've ever tasted. If ever you wondered how the Old South lived, step inside & get a lesson from the proprietor, Miss Burnette. A purveyor of all things antique, she can explain the difference between a dust pan and a crumb. Note: the latter is not referring to a piece of bread. SB&B is about 10 steps from the W, 10 blocks from downtown's food, shops and churches and barely 30 min to any State game. Hail State!

Wonderful time at Shadowlawn

5 on May 20, 2015

This is my third visit to Shadowlawn, and it was just as wonderful as the first two. The mansion is gorgeous, filled with antiques and clocks, and Burnette Avakian is the most charming and accommodating hostess imaginable. Her cooking is terrific, and even her little dog, Caesar, loves the guests. The rooms are furnished with antiques and lovely bedding, and the mattresses and pillows are sheer heaven to sleep on. The location is close to everything, easy to find, and across the street from MSMS, the boarding high school which my friend's daughter attended. I can hardly wait for my next visit. This experience continues to be a real treat.


5 on February 18, 2015

We had an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL wedding here in March 2014. Mrs. Burnette exceeded any and every expectation we could have ever desired. She accommodated all of our wedding arrangements and more. We had the most spectacular wedding anyone could ever imagine, that thanks to Mrs. Brunette customized the ceremony around our desires to include our 7 children and 4 best friends. We all stay the night prior to the wedding at the B&B (in addition to our 2 mothers) and had PLENTY of room for everyone. There's no place on earth I would recommend higher/more than Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast with Mrs. Brunette. If ur looking for a PERFECT Wedding Day, she will make it perfect in every aspect possible along with the beautiful annebelle home to go along with it. She was not just our Wedding Coordinator, she became a VERY special friend to us and holds that spot in our hearts forever more.

excellent stay at Shadowlawn

5 on November 08, 2014

We arrived late, but was met by the lovely owner Burnette Avakian Our room was spacious and My husband loved the king sized bed. We were welcomed and our hostess recommended a wonderful restaurant close by. Breakfast was beautifully served and delicious. We would definitely stay again. The rates were perfect.

Delightful Experience!

5 on September 13, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shadowland. Burnette was a wonderful hostess, and we so enjoyed getting to know her. Her home was lovely, and her cooking was amazing. We loved being pampered at breakfast, with her tasty dishes and elegantly decorated dining room table. We certainly plan on returning!

Beautiful home with amazing charm!

5 on August 22, 2014

We hosted a bachelorette party at Shadowlawn bed and breakfast, and had amazing suggestions for rooms from the Inkeeper (Ms. Burnette). She suggested two rooms that could adjoin, each with their own bathroom. We were able to exchange gifts and spend lots of time together but have privacy when needed. The breakfast was a definite highlight of our trip to Columbus. Each course was thoughtfully presented, beautiful and most importantly delicious. We were very happy with our experience at Shadowlawn and can't wait to stay again!

Heaven on Earth

5 on August 05, 2014

What a precious experience it was to stay at this Antebellum Bed and Breakfast. It is warm, inviting and full of treasures and history. The owner does a beautiful job of hosting and serving each person who visits her home. She and her lovely puppy, Caesar, truly have the gift of hospitality and you feel loved and well taken care of. The breakfasts are delicious and homemade specifically for you and presented with such care and detail. My whole family cannot wait to visit Shadowlawn again. The Crouches love Ms. Burnette and Sir Caesar the greeter!

Gorgeous Home for a Southern Wedding!!

5 on July 25, 2014

I recently attended a memorable and nostalgic wedding at Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast in Columbus, MS. This beautifully decorated antebellum home with gorgeous antiques and a cascading staircase accented the wedding tremendously. After the ceremony, the bride, groom, wedding party and guests sat down together at a gorgeously set table with beautiful silver and lovely flower arrangements.. We enjoyed a delicious dinner served by Burnette Avakian, the gracious hostess and owner of the home and her lovely staff. This special wedding will be one I will never forget. I would recommend Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast to anyone looking for an impressive place to have a unique experience of a southern wedding.

Wonderful Place to Stay for Wedding Anniversary

5 on July 07, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I booked the Victorian King room as a total surprise for her, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Burnette is a great host and cooks delicious breakfast choices. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend Shadowlawn to Christian couples who are looking for a romantic getaway.

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Rooms & Rates

Fleur-De-Lis King Suite

14 x 20 room with 14 foot ceilings and is decorated in black, beige and gold and includes a King sized bed, a love seat, a full sized desk area with free Wi-Fi Internet Access, and an English Gentleman's Wardrobe. There is a large Vintage Mirror, 3-speed Ceiling Fan, and a bedside alarm clock. This room has a Private Bathroom with a tub/shower enclosure. There is a mini Refrigerator in the room willed with complimentary bottled water and sodas.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Victorian King/Honeymoon Suite

Our Victorian King Suite is a spacious 19 x 20 foot room with 14 foot ceilings. It is decorated in greens and burgundies and includes a King Sized Bed with Victorian Headboard, Private Bath with a Whirlpool Tub and a Walk-in Shower with double shower heads. It has a full-sized desk with Wi-Fi Internet Access, 32” Television with Cable housed on an 1860s English Victorian Linen Press, Victorian Sofa and Dresser, Mini Refrigerator with a selection of waterand sodas... a large antique Over-the-Mantle Mirror, 3-speed Ceiling Fan, and a full sized closet and bedside alarm clock.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

French Suite - 2 Double Beds

Our Double French Suite is a spacious 19 x 20 room with 14 foot ceilings and is decorated in Napoleon Blue with French Antiques with Italian Florentine accents. It features a Peacock Feather theme and has two Double Beds, a peaceful and refreshing room, a touch of Shabby and so elegantly Chic! This upstairs bedroom has free Wi-Fi Internet Access, 32” TV, television with cable, and alarm clock, A/C and heat with a private individual temperature remote control and also has a 3-speed ceiling fan, designer sheets, and down comforters, and a georgous semi-antique rug.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Master King Suite

This downstairs suite is Master/Honeymoon Suite and is the nicest suite at Shadowlawn. Please see pictures below. It is beautifully romantic and perfect for that Honeymoon Night! It will be the perfect ending to that perfect day! This charming suite is a 19 x 20 foot spacious room with 14 foot ceilings and ceiling fan and is decorated in rich golds and deep rose and bronze tones and contains mostly period antiques and accessories. The suite features an 11 foot high bed, (converted to a king sized bed). It also has a Victorian Sofa, Dresser and Gent's Lockside Chest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Small town


Columbus, MS (GTR-Golden Triangle) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From Hwy 82 go East on Main Street and turn right onto 11th Street. Shadowlawn is the Greek Revival Mansion on the far right corner. From Hwy 45, go South to Hwy 82 and turn left onto main Street. Turn right onto 11th Street. Shadowlawn is the Greek Revival Mansion on the far right corner.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Columbus Historic Foundation Tour Homes Mar-April, Prairie Arts Festival - West Point - Labor Day Sat, Roast & Boast Barbeque Cook-Off (Memphis in May), Fishing Tournaments at Columbus Marina, Market Street Festival -first Saturday in May, Columbus Historic Foundation Antiques Show, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Parking, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Gourmet Breakfast in Formal Dining Room, Pick up from and return to GTRA Airport, extra fee, Recommendations and Reservations for Fine Dining, Hair Dryer on request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Allowed on our Large Southern Porch with Ceiling Fans Going
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Prior approval needed for younger children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please make arrangements...Not all pets accepted. Fee.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: There is an Extra Guest Fee of $30 per person for all guests of 3 or more. On football weekends, the Extra Guest Fee is $40. If you book for 2 guests and arrive with more, the Extra Guest Fee will be collected at check in
  • Cancellations: Cancellations or modifications require at least a 21 day advance notice. For cancellations within that time, the total fee is due.




Languages spoken

Armenian, English, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , We have a caged bird, Tweety

About the innkeepers

Novelty Clocks, Victorian Silver and Silver plated Pieces, Cocker Spaniel Puppy

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Formal Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8 to 9:30 Extra guests $15
  • Serving Location: Formal Dining Room - Crystal Goblets, Sterling, China, Victorian Napkin Rings, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Macrobiotic, Vegan, Organic, Low Salt

Signature Dish

Monte Cristo Sandwiches & Almond Sugared Brie
Our Version of the Monte Cristo Sandwich Slices of 2 different meats and two types of cheese, dipped in an egg and cream mix and placed on the grill. Served with sprinkled powdered sugar and cherry preserves. Brie with Brown Sugar & Almonds is placed in oven until the sugar and the cheese are bubbling. It is served at the very moment the almonds are toasted to a delicate deep golden brown.