By Sylvia Dickson
Many years ago, Jack Johnson, an FCA staff member, said that he
always felt somewhat helpless when visitors would say, “If you only
had a place we could stay, we’d love to look around.”1
In March, 1987, the doors for the French Camp Bed & Breakfast opened
to welcome its first visitors. Two log cabins, donated by Paige
Cothren, were moved from Eupora, MS to French Camp. The cabins were
connected by a spacious downstairs family room and upstairs balcony
The popularity of the B&B has grown through the years and more cabins
have been added. Overnight visitors come from as close as the French
Camp community and as far away as Switzerland.
Spending a quiet evening in the country and visiting on the front
porch is a luxury for many people. Following a restful night, guests
are wakened by the aromas of coffee, bacon, and biscuits cooking in
the kitchen, and eagerly gather to enjoy a sumptuous country breakfast.
Time for a Change
Through the years, general maintenance, changes of décor, and
upgrades of equipment have been necessary. In 2010 the B&B was
remodeled, from plumbing to linens.
Todd Marion, Business Manager said, “The comfort and well-being of
our guests are top priority. With that in mind, we remodeled,
redecorated and landscaped to create the atmosphere of a mid-1800’s
Y’all Come On In
French Camp has always been a place for hospitality—from the
establishment of “The Frenchman’s Camp” around 1810, to the present
day. Southern Hospitality is front and center in the recently
remodeled B&B with its cheerful, comfortable rooms, and delicious
breakfast served up with a friendly smile. Reservations can be made
by calling 662-547-6835.
More information on French Camp Academy’s bed and breakfast inn and
historic district can be found at www.frenchcamp.org.