Experience Old World Elegance in the Comfort of this Updated 1830 Home
John A Wright
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About John A Wright
John Wright is the former editor of The Wall Street Journal in Asia and makes Hong Kong and New York his home. A native of Minnesota, Mr. Wright Is the founder of American Estate Villas, a company dedicated to luxury accommodations in key American cultural and heritage destinations.
John A Wright purchased this Estate in 2014
Why John A Wright chose Vicksburg
The history of the American South is one of the most important to the development of American Culture, from slavery to Civil Rights. As such, this historically and architecturally significant property provides a perfect means by which to experience the Deep South from a base in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a city whose geographical location along the Mississippi River put it at the center of the cotton industry, the Mississippi Waterway Trade, the economic development of the South, the removal of Native Americans, French and Spanish Colonialism, the Civil War, the Klu Klux Klan, and the Civil Rights struggle for African Americans as well as the birth place of America's music, the Blues.
What makes this Estate unique
The sweeping staircase and grand parlors, as well as the decorative architectural elements have made this National Historic Register home a rare survivor of time. The rafters still are charred from a roof fire in the Civil War, but the building remains intact and updated. There is a marble fireplace in every room.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Remarkable Stay at a Gorgeous Home
We gathered at this magnificent mansion for a family girls’ weekend to celebrate our very special mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and her monumental birthday. We were delighted with our stay!
This beautiful, historical house is stunning, with its expansive rooms and elegant antiques and decor. The immaculate home is welcoming and extremely comfortable. We loved being able to all gather together in the parlor and at the long dining table. The large, fully-stocked kitchen has upscale appliances. The spacious front porch, furnished with rocking chairs, overlooks the Mississippi River, and the sunsets from there are breathtaking. We had fun swimming in and relaxing by the private pool and enjoyed chatting on the back patio, which is shaded by large trees. Great restaurants, boutiques, and historical sites are located nearby.
The owner, John, and the property managers, Mr. and Mrs. Coleman, are truly amazing! They are helpful, caring, thoughtful, and generous and exceeded our expectations in every respect. They communicated with us before, during, and after the trip to ensure everything went well. Anything we needed and wanted was anticipated and provided. They went above and beyond to ensure that our mother/grandmother/great-grandmother felt extra special for her birthday and to create a phenomenal experience for us all.
We made memories that we will forever treasure in our hearts and were incredibly blessed. Thank you, John and Mr. and Mrs. Coleman!
This house is amazing -- and the photos don't do it justice. A perfect spot to appreciate the history of Vicksburg. The decor is perfect - lovely antiques. The pool is private and lovely. Our favorite part? Sitting on the front porch and looking at the Mississippi River! Thank you!
Thank you for the kind review. It was so nice to be able to host you. We agree with you, the porch is the spot! Come back. We would love to see you again. John
Extraordinary Historic and Comfortable Home
A Christmas visit with family in Vicksburg was made all the more special and memorable by this extraordinary home! While filled with all of the modern amenities (the master bath is incredible!), the house’s history and decor make you feel you’re taking a step back in time. It is meticulously clean and very comfortable.
The house owner and managers were very responsive to inquiries and made the check-in/out process very easy. They even decorated the house for Christmas with a tree, wreathes and ‘stockings hung by the chimney with care’!
The weather cooperated on our trip, giving us the opportunity to enjoy a happy hour, rocking on the front porch and watching the sun set on a very special vacation.
Dear Terry. It was our immense pleasure to have you and your family at the Featherston McGruder House for the Christmas holiday. I’m so glad you were able to be with your family and hope you will come back again. Thank you for such a beautiful review. All the best in 2019!
Impressive mansion in Vicksburg
Wow!! A beautiful home!! Take a step back thru history and see this immaculate home in Vicksburg! This home is impressive!! My family had a wonderful time here.
Thank you so much Lynn for being such great guests. We hope you will come back!
Just as great our second time around !
This is our second time to stay at this beautiful home. The house managers are quick to respond if needed, and the house has everything you need. We enjoyed being within walking distance to great food and shopping. The best part is morning coffee on the front porch. We definitely plan on coming back.
Lerissa, it's so good to have you all there as repeat customers. I hope you will come back!
Beautiful Historic Home
This beautiful home has everything you need, centrally located in Vicksburg. The owner was very kind and helpful as well as the house managers. We will definitely book this house again.
David and Cindy, it was our immense pleasure to have you stay with us and look forward to meeting you one day soon. best regards, J