Redwood Court
Jackson, MS
Battlefield Inn
Vicksburg, MS
Hitching Post Motor Inn
Winona, MS

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Driving north on 61 from Natchez to Vicksburg, you’ll find the usual chain opportunities, but few genuinely memorable stays; one is the Battlefield Inn. Once a franchise operation but now independently owned, the Battlefield reflects the architectural equivalent of a mullet haircut: formal lobby in front, casual rooms in the back. Of course, the Battlefield never takes itself too seriously, as evidenced by its dozens of humorous billboards like “Stay awhile. Grant did.” You’ll find plenty reasons to stay including a number of colorful (and loud) parrots, a mini-golf course, and proximity to one of the most important Civil War battlefields in the country.

All text copyright Andrew Wood. Photos copyright Jenny Wood and Andy Wood.