"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous"
– Aristotle

We believe hospitality isn’t just about a place to sleep -- it’s about going somewhere and living there, experiencing every aspect from the moment you arrive. 


Located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and touched by the freshness of local warmth and charm,

River Ranch is redefining what people expect when they think of hospitality.  


Luxury meets nature-chic. With its 300+ acres of pristine wilderness and untamed beauty, River Ranch is one of the most beautiful natural retreats in North America. Located in historic Hattiesburg, Mississippi - a place marked by the local flavor of unassuming folks who never met a stranger and always make a friend.  Reserve one of our five-bedroom suites, or the entire authentic hand hewn log cabin lodge. You’ll enrich your soul and energize your spirit as you experience the splendor of nature-filled surroundings while relaxing in luxurious and spacious accommodations. 


THE LODGE - on the bouie river


The ultimate in privacy, the Lodge at River Ranch is a spectacular five-bedroom log cabin exquisitely designed in the authentic style of a traditional log cabin using our forefather’s 200 hundred year old hand hewn and dovetailing techniques. The Lodge is a work of art boasting massive wall logs that range from 14-24" in diameter, yet fashioned with every conceivable modern-day amenity.  Privately situated on its own secluded beach just steps the Bouie River you may reserve the entire Lodge, or one of our five beautifully appointed suites. 




Evoking the comforts of an elegant modern-day home, each of our five-bedroom suites is unique and features a warm color palette inspired by days of old and blended with handcrafted woodwork and local artistic touches. The suites are named after the towering trees throughout the 300+ acre estate such as the Oak, Magnolia and Laurel Suites boasting mesmerizing views of the Bouie River from all porches, and feature separate bedrooms and bathrooms.







The Tree House Suite features our most luxurious and spacious accommodations available at the Lodge.  Endless views and clean lines showcase the splendor of the gorgeous surroundings and is set in what feels like atop of towering tree. This spacious two-bedroom suite, at over almost 1,000 square feet of private space, will provide perfect lodging for a variety of guests, from those seeking the ultimate in privacy to families and friends seeking time together.  


We believe spending an afternoon on the banks of the Bouie River is good for the soul.


With 300+ nature-packed acres complete with wildlife galore, marked hiking and biking trails, flowing streams and winding creeks slowly making their way to the Bouie, River Ranch allows you to design your own perfect experience with nature.  Create you own game of Survivor, or perhaps go on a scavenger hunt. Maybe take a leisurely stroll past the fishing pond on your way to Deep Woods Trail to visit the giant hardwood forrest. If you're heading to Rankin’s Run, be sure to stop by the Artisan Well for a drink of the coldest, purest water you have ever tasted. Bring your camera along because you are sure to see plenty of wildlife on your journey. 











We believe experiencing nature can teach us more than any book and even helps us understand life a little better. We believe everyone has a stake in how elements of nature and natural systems are used and managed everywhere. The natural environment at River Ranch provides recreational opportunities, encourages tourism, and improves wildlife habitat. We care deeply for this God-given land and look forward to sharing it with you as we embrace our responsibly for managing River Ranch in a sustainable manner to benefit future generations.


Located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi you will discover the unique geographical diversity of a combination of white sandy beaches, wilderness along with marked hiking trails with creeks and springs -- all while enjoying the creature comforts of a beautiful, refined authentic log cabin lodge. 


Upon entering through the front gates of River Ranch, you begin to feel your cares and woes lifting from your shoulders as you travel down a beautifully treelined all-weather road. Keep an eye out for deer and other wildlife as you drive past the pond and continue on until you see the welcoming sight of a log cabin lodge nestled amongst the trees and situated right on the Bouie River. Hard to imagine you’re only 12 minutes from downtown Hattiesburg, isn't? 


Conveniently located 2 miles from Interstate 59 and Evelyn Gandy Parkway, 3 miles from US Highway 49 and only 8 miles from the Hattiesburg/Laurel Regional Airport. River Ranch is the perfect escape for a romantic weekend getaway, or lengthy vacation. 


Discover a place where life moves at a more leisurely pace, following the rhythmic ebb and flow of the Bouie River.  Come bask the majesty beauty, and extraordinary lifestyle that truly defines southern hospitality. Visit River Ranch.





River Ranch is a member of The Professional Association of Innkeepers International and is considered one of the most unique lodging facilities in the Southeast.

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