How do you celebrate a birthday for a guy and get your own girlie relaxation at the same time? A weekend getaway at Tux Creek Inn, nestled off a winding road on the Mississippi coast, is the perfect solution.
Find your weekend getaway route. I found Tux Creek Inn.
Tux Creek Inn, located on Dobson Road near Biloxi, has signs marking the route.
The Louisiana style home rises from the lawn, holding court over the acreage. Inside the common room, the ceiling rises about 24 feet. A curving staircase flows from second floor to foyer.
In addition to a full service bed and breakfast, they aim to please with an outdoor wedding chapel and music provided by the lilt of Tux Creek.
Want to fish? A pond and creek bank beckon at this weekend getaway.
Need some meditation time? Benches dot the property.
Like to hike? There are 40 acres . . .
The proprietors told us they never dreamed the bed and breakfast would book to capacity almost every weekend.
Spacious, warm-hearted rooms await you.
I’ll mention four of the five rooms. . .
On the second floor, The London Storm, with reclaimed teakwood furnishings, whispers a honeymoon song the minute you open the door.
Linger at the cozy table for two, perfect for breakfast by the window or simple reflection.
The Genna Faith, also on the second floor, offers children’s accommodation complete with playroom and age-appropriate toys and crafts.
On the first floor, the visitor will find in The Jenny LaNelle, a four poster bed and fireplace calling for cooler temperatures. Ambience . . .
Stretch out with a book on the queen sized sleigh bed in The Mattie Dee or overlook the porch and lawn before you nap.
Now for the food, Tux Creek Inn Style.
Choices, choices, choices. Truly a Southern breakfast.
For those unfamiliar with the Gulf Coast and cuisine “down South,” I’ll explain.
There are eggs. Fluffy scrambled or “your way.”
Meat assortment, fresh fruit bowl, toast or biscuits, grits or hash browns. Oh, the list goes on.
And did I say coffee? Being close to New Orleans, we could say strong coffee. But for guests requiring a gentler morning call, a mild tea or light breakfast blend is available. (A huge coffee cylinder in the kitchen is limitless. But there’s also a self-serve in each room. Love it!)
Donna, the proprietor and cook, reigns in the kitchen. Folks, when I say reign, I mean takes charge and goes with it.
The lagniappe (or extra special thing) is breakfast in your room OR the dining room. We are not accustomed to an in-room breakfast, but we liked it.
The Conversation Pieces
Donna is a hands on crafter. Several pieces in the foyer and dining area demand attention and conversation with the decorators. Her mother Liz created the exquisite draperies hung with a Mediterranean flare throughout the home.
I hated to say goodbye. But we had sightseeing to do on the coast.
We’ll be back in the spring, Tux Creek, for another weekend getaway. And we’ll be asking for supper. (Yes, this is another possibility at the weekend getaway.)
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Until we meet again, my friends,
Hold on to the hand of God, for He has already extended His hand to you and me through His Son Jesus.
Diane and Darrell