Rare antique maps adorn the walls of this unique property, outstanding for its antebellum origins as a private billiard hall built in the style of a Greek temple, as well as for its rare pocket doors with ornamental glasswork. The builder was David Stanton, whose brother built world-famous Stanton Hall, also located in the Downtown Historic District. Acquired in 1877 by J. N. Stone, it has remained in the Stone family for over 135 years, now operating as a bed & breakfast, featuring family portraits and antiques. Each fall, the house is open to the public during the Natchez Pilgrimage. Additionally it has won the Historic Natchez Foundation's 2003 Restoration Award as well as TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards in 2012 & 2013 for the top 25 bed & breakfast inns in the United States.
This unique bed & breakfast offers accommodations in the Master Bedroom or the Cottage. A full Southern breakfast is served in The Dining Room on antique Limoges china. Guests are invited to a 'Soirée Musicale' featuring live piano entertainment with complementary wine in The Antebellum Music Room, while The Antebellum Billiard Hall showcases a fine antique billiard table. For guests who are interested in shopping for antiques, a discount is offered in the Stone Gallery of Antique Maps, Prints & Books to anyone lodging at this inn. All of these features are found in the conveniently located J. N. Stone House!
The J. N. Stone House Musicale B&B is found in the Downtown Historic District, an easy walk to many Pilgrimage tour houses, antique shops, fine restaurants for dining, other hotels or B&B, as well as the famous 200-foot bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, making it an ideal destination for any vacation on the Natchez Trace or Great River Road Blues Highway. Don't miss the famous Natchez Pilgrimage in spring and fall!
The oldest part of this unique antebellum home was built circa 1850 as a luxurious private billiard hall by David Stanton, whose brother Frederic built Stanton Hall. It stood on the grounds of The Elms, David Stanton's home, and was later expanded into a house. Acquired in 1877 by Joseph Newman Stone and his wife Theodora Britton, great-grandparents of the present owner, it is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The award-winning restoration undertaken in 1999 led to the establishment of bed & breakfast accommodations in 2006. The lodging quality has consistently ranked high on TripAdvisor's list of Natchez B&B / Inns. See The Billiard Hall for more history. Read North South Trader’s Civil War Magazine’s extensive article on the Stone family, Volume 33 No. 4, 2008. Learn more in our History & Host page!