ShannonRWilliams

ShannonRWilliams

July 04, 2022
Rated 5.0

Like stepping back in time - this Inn was gorgeous and the grounds were perfectly manicured! The staff is incredibly friendly & accommodating. The main house is primarily the restaurant & it has a lounge for a bar & large patio area. We stayed in one of the cottage onsite that overlooked another pond. The front desk provides fishing poles for fishing in the ponds or croquet sets for the lawns. The rooms were comfortable and although the buildings are old, the bathrooms were quite modern. The rooms are decorate to feel like the original though and we loved it! The breakfast was incredible & again, the staff were all warm & welcoming.

My only disappointment was in the town of Natchez itself. It's a very run down town with most of the shops & places feeling like they were probably booming in the 70s and 80s and have since fallen into disrepair. Not near as charming as the INN itself, which was disappointing..

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July 04, 2022
Rated 5.0

This was one of the best surprises of our trip. I picked this as a place for a quick stop to stretch our legs & see a cool swamp as we passed through the area. So glad we did! You drive for miles on the Natchez Trace Parkway (which connects the Mississippi River to Nashville, TN) and feel like you are in the middle of nowhere.

Other reviewers said its rare to see gators, but we spotted a bunch! All small ones but once we took our time and sat and watched for a while we discovered just how many were there! On tree limbs, hidden in the water, & all over really. We saw turtles & an eagle too. Very cool spot to see them in their natural habitat.

The walk across the boardwalk and around the loop took less than ten minutes if just walking through and the grass is overgrown in areas so exercise caution.

Side note, as we continued south you come out along the banks of the large Ross R Barnett Reservoir and spotted even more gators swimming along the shore line - which was also super cool to see!

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July 04, 2022
Rated 5.0

This place has a large visitor center & parking lot. We checked in there and it was only about $5/pp to get in. We followed the paved trail to see the top of the falls, then went around the dirt path and hiked down to the bottom of the falls. It took about 10 minutes at a leisurely pace from the paved area. It's a basic dirt trail with rocks but very lush & green - some small waterfalls going down the rocks. We were enthralled when we got to the bottom of the falls. Theres a huge rock cavern where you can hang out behind the falls themselves. Lots of huge rocks - bring water shoes if you can. We swam in the lower pool and it was plenty deep. What a beautiful & refreshing way to cool off!

The visitor center also had a petting zoo & mini golf that we did not check out, but looked very clean & easy to access.

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July 04, 2022
Rated 5.0

We had visited years ago in the middle of winter and it was completely fogged in so returning during a clear summer day was well worth it! It's over $20/pp to get in, so not cheap for a large family, but wow what an experience. Beautiful walking trails over bridges, including a very cool swinging bridge, through tight crevasses, over & under waterfalls & absolutely stunning views. They have a food spot out near the overlook when you are ready for some refreshments. Was a nice way to stretch our legs & spend an hour or two.

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July 04, 2022
Rated 5.0

Pigeon Forge area as a whole has a million touristy things to do & see and my family LOVED the coaster. Note - the line was quite long. When I asked the ticket lady how long to expect she totally about 30 minutes. It ended up being more like an hour so allocate a lengthy wait time if going during busy season. The ride itself was awesome though - thrilling & beautiful views! It did feel a little like a lot of waiting for a five+ min ride so maybe try to hit it when not such a long wait. They do offer $10 re-rides if you go once & want to wait in line to go again.

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