“Best Hidden B&B in the South!”
My DH and 3 year old daughter were on our way to visit family in Nola for Mothers Day and needed a place to stay for the night. We were turned down because we had a child by 2 B and B’s in Meridian MS. I then Googled Hattiesburg and found River Ranch! What a total BLESSING!! Vicky @River Ranch was a Godsend!! She welcomed us @ the gate like a family member, then escorted us to an exquisite cabin in the woods. Our suite was beautifully decorated, the amenities 5 star, and the breakfast good and healthy. The next morning Vicky took us on a tour of the property and showed us the new baby ducks, the huge koi pond, horses, and a perfect place to skip a few rocks in the river. The only thing we regret about River Ranch is that we did not get to stay long enough! River Ranch is truly the best hidden B and B in the South! It is perfect for a family getaway or that much needed private getaway with your Honey....,)
Thank you to Vicki @ River Ranch for making a Mothers Day weekend better than one could have imagined!
“River Ranch makes you forget the chaos that awaits you back home--truly a place for a family to rejuvenate!”
We love River Ranch so much, that we went back again in the course of one month, and this time we brought the whole family with us! River Ranch is a quiet, country rustic/modern log home that is nestled amongst pines and oaks, with a large deck overlooking the river. It is really gorgeous, and a place for the whole family, or a couple to rejuvenate and reconnect. We took our girls for their birthday this time, and rented out the tree house suite, which is the entire top level of the cabin. I must say, I was VERY impressed! I loved every detail, from the number of beds (there were four total upstairs--three in the children's room and one in master suite), and soft, comfortable magnificently outfitted beds, to the beautiful pure, organic soaps,shampoos and other bath amenities--and let's not forget the gorgeous views of the river and the morning sun coming in the upstairs loft windows, making mirrors sparkle, and white bed linens seem whiter and even more inviting. The thread count of the sheets and bed linens exceeded my expectations and I slept comfortably. The children enjoyed the koi fish, the ponies, playing on the sandy beach, and the river. We grilled out on the deck, sang happy birthday, and enjoyed being together as a family. Since there was no one else renting the place, we had the whole house to ourselves, and I cannot tell you how nice that was. After the children were in bed, we drank wine by fire log light under the stars, and enjoyed the restful quiet, just kicking back and relaxing. Here, you really can have it all. This place has not left any stone unturned nor spared any expense to make your stay comfortable and pampered. I rate River Ranch up there with some of the best 5 star rated B&B's, especially when it comes to comfort, amenities and service. And the best part is, they do not charge for extra amenities, as so many B&B's do! You will not be disappointed. Stayed April 2011, traveled with family.
“Awesome, sweet , and relaxing retreat!”
We really enjoyed our stay for our 15th anniversary. I recommend booking the Penthouse Suite (Tree House) during the week as we did; we had the whole house to ourselves, this made the experience even more relaxing and enjoyable. I highly recommend this place for your anniversary or just a family getaway. We will be returning soon. Room Tip: Stay in the Penthouse Suite (Tree House). Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple.
“Quiet and private, yet so convenient to nearby restaurants and malls.”
The house is nicely nestled in a serene environment with lovely views from every angle. The rooms were very comfortable and well decorated. The innkeeper was very friendly and informative. The secured gated entry made me feel safe and relaxed. It is the perfect place for hiking and spending time outdoors. I would definitely return to River Ranch if I am ever in the area again! Stayed January 2011, traveled on business.
“Will definitely be back!”
What a wonderful place to relax and get away from it all! My husband and I wanted to get away for the night and we were so excited when we arrived at this beautiful place. The owner, Vicki, was so nice and gave us a tour of the house. She went out of her way to answer any questions and gave us a lot of information about the surrounding areas. Be sure and check out Mack's on the River about a mile away. It would be worth the drive from Mobile just to eat there! We can't wait for our next getaway here. Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple.
“Large rooms in newly built cabin nestled in tall pines of south Mississippi.”
Located near Hwy 49 and Peps Point Rd, this newly built cabin is tucked away in the pines off River Rd past Mack's on the River restaurant. Set about 1/2 mile off the road, behind a secured wooden gate, it has two floors. The common area opens to a large deck overlooking the Bouie river. HIKERS & CYCLISTS: Note the proximity to the University of Southern Mississippi trailhead of the 40 mile Longleaf Trace recreational trail, recently inducted into the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Hall of Fame. Note: breakfast is continental (e.g. cereal, juices, muffins, etc.). Coffee maker and mini-fridge in room. Fireplace was welcome in winter but not adjustable. Bed was very soft and seemed to lean a bit on either side. Slept in the middle on second night without difficulty. WiFi available--I forgot to observe whether or not it is high-speed. Service was cheerful, attentive, and eager to help. The custodian, Vicky, provided info as needed (i.e. check-in, security gate code, directions). Stayed January 2011, traveled solo.
“Outstanding B&B! Beautiful well appointed room and great service.”
Hidden gem...quiet and comfortable. You won't go wrong with this B & B! Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple.
Went there for our 30th anniversary - what a place! It is situated off the main road in the midst of the woods, and the drive- up appeal is great. When we arrived we were met and shown around and felt welcome. Our room was perfect, completely updated with everything we could ask for. You can throw a rock and hit the river (you really can - I tried!) which is picture book perfect. There are several places to sit and relax, including a screened-in area overlooking the river and a large porch on both sides of the house. We left to get dinner in Hattiesburg, and when we arrived back, we were greeted by a small herd of deer who had made their home in the meadow. Overall a perfect place to get away for a couple or a group! Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple.
“Perfect, but didn't stay long enough!”
What a perfect hidden jewel in MS. Every aspect of River Ranch exceeded my expectations. The property is very accessible to town and still secluded. The decor of the house and each room is lovely. Not one detail has been overlooked to make your stay more pleasant. Beautiful bedding, nice furnishings and the view of the river from the back deck was completely serene. We spent one evening playing cards and sipping wine on the Riverfront porch.
“Perfect place to rest and pray during a stressful time in my life.”
I had to go on a personal/business trip to Hattiesburg during a very stressful time in my life. The River Ranch was located about 7 miles outside of Hattiesburg. Once we got thru the gate, I felt a sense of security. The room was decorated with beautiful antiques and the king size bed with quality bedding was so luxurious and comfortable. I enjoyed walking out to the river and just being in nature. I felt a sense of peace and solitude from the outside world. Much needed at that time in my life! Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
Remarkable Location - real peace and quiet by the river
This unusual B&B deserves high marks, particularly for its fabulous location. The River Ranch is, true to its name, right on a river. What an idyllic spot. I jumped in for a refreshing dip - river shoes recommended, 'cause the bottom can be a little pebbly. The rooms are nicely appointed. If you're looking a getaway where you can commune with nature, this place is for you.
“Love river ranch!”
River ranch was wonderful my husband and i spent our anniversary there and will no doubt be back the smell of fresh wood and spring water will take your breath away and miss vicki was so nice at helping us get settled in love love love this place.
“A Jewel of natural beauty”
The house is unique, beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. All wood interior is very warm. Vicki is a wonderful host!
“Loved River Ranch!”
We stayed at River Ranch over the holidays and loved it! The rooms were clean and beautifully furnished! The view of the river from the back porch was so nice and relaxing. Highly recommend!
“River Ranch B & B, Hattiesburg, MS”
After all my years of travel and of staying at B & Bs, I can honestly say that the River Ranch stands as my favorite. We were there just before my son's deployment overseas and were able to have a Christmas celebration with him complete with Christmas tree, dinner, and gift exchange. Tiffany, the manager, was very helpful. All three of the guest rooms are lovely and VERY comfortable. This place is about good taste and casual elegance. I loved sitting out on three different decks and also out by the river with three hundred acres to buffer us from the rest of the world. A lovely escape.
River Ranch exceeded our expectations on every level. The property was secluded and private, but very accessible to town. The decor of the common areas and specifically the rooms was rustic and elegant - which is very hard to find. The bathrooms featured high end products which is special treat you don't usually see in a B&B. Tiffany was very helpful with restaurant, shopping information and basically anything we needed to may our stay perfect. We were there for a college roommate reunion trip. The Riverfront Screened Porch was great for sipping wine, playing cards and catching up - all while taking in the beautiful view of the Bowie River. If you miss your Grandmother's cooking be sure to eat at Mack's on the River. It's right down the road and only open Thurs - Sunday lunch. This property would be a great place for small family gatherings, business retreats, reunions or intimate weddings. Our mistake - we didn't stay long enough. We are already planning a trip back. However, next time we want to share it with more friends and plan to rent the WHOLE house!