Each suite is $128.00 plus tax. Credit Cards and Cash Accepted.

Wisteria Bed and Breakfast

Wisteria Bed and Breakfast

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National Register of Historic Places

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." —Hebrews 13:2

Wisteria Bed and Breakfast is SMOKE-FREE

Wisteria Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of the historic district at 706 North Fifth Avenue, Laurel, Mississippi 39440.

The price for each suite is $128.00 plus tax. Credit cards and cash accepted. Check-in is after 3:00 PM, and check-out is by 11:00 AM.

Call for reservations (601) 426-3805

On-site private parking and central air/heat.

Our cancellation policy allows for cancellation with up to 72 hours of advance notice without penalty.

No Pets - No Events - No Parties - No Children under age 12, No Tours


Front Door

Welcome to Wisteria Bed and Breakfast. Experience the elegance and Southern hospitality of the unique Bed & Breakfast. Family heirlooms and period furnishings ensure that you enjoy the experience of a bygone era. One of the most outstanding features is the exquisite hand-made led, and beveled glass windows considered the finest in Laurel.


Wisteria offers a true bed and breakfast experience. A complimentary Southern hot gourmet breakfast is prepared and served each morning to guests in the Dining Room or Sun Room, on fine china with crystal, silver, and linens. Freshly brewed coffee and tea are available when you awaken.

Dinner

Guests Enjoying Breakfast and Visiting in the Dining Room

Sun Room

Sun Room


Girl Playing Piano
Guest Playing the Steinway Piano

Voted by The Chronicle Magazine readers - Best Place to Stay in Laurel 2016 and 2017

Selected One of Top Five - The Best of Mississippi 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Mississippi Magazine.

Historic Wisteria is a true Southern Belle in Laurel, experience Southern Hospitality in an elegant, comfortable, and quiet bed and breakfast.

Mirror
Mirror in Foyer


Suites

Each suite is $128.00 plus tax. Credit Cards and Cash Accepted.

Check-in is after 3:00 PM and check out is 11:00 AM.

Luxurious Bed and Breakfast Suite

The beautiful Silas Gardiner Suite is located downstairs and features a king bed, a single bed, and a private bath with a tub/shower. This was the original bedroom of Silas Wright Gardiner and his wife, Louisa.

Spacious B&B Suite

The Wisteria Suite is located upstairs and features a king bed, private bath with a tub/shower.

Magnolia Suite

The comfortable Magnolia Suite is located upstairs with a king bed, private bath with a tub/shower.


Each Suite

Each suite features a king-sized bed (the Silas Gardiner Suite has a king-sized bed and a single bed), Egyptian Cotton linens, a large flat-screen HDTV with cable, free high-speed Wi-Fi (house-wide), private bath with tub/shower, ceiling fan, desk, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, central air/heat, and a comfortable sitting area. Locks are on each room door. A refrigerator, coffee pot, ice, and microwave oven are available to guests. Complimentary beverages are also available.

Guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends, come and enjoy Laurel's history.

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Mississippi's oldest museum, is located on the opposite corner from Wisteria Bed and Breakfast, the lavender house. Sarah Elizabeth Gardiner Eastman, wife of Lauren Chase Eastman and sister of Silas Wright Gardiner, was the grandmother of Lauren Eastman Rogers. Wisteria is located a block from downtown near Restaurants, Shopping, Churches, Courthouse, Gardiner Park with Walking Track, Daphne Park, Laurel Little Theatre, and the Amtrak Train Station. Wisteria is located near all of the Home Town homes in the historic district.


Veranda & Courtyard

French doors open from the Sun Room to the Veranda.

Beautiful & Spacious Sunroom

Enjoy the Sun Room.

Art

The large painting is by Mandy Buchanan, a local artist whose artwork has been featured on HGTVs Home Town. Other artwork is by Laurel and Mississippi artists.

Enjoy Our Beautiful Courtyard

Enjoy visiting with friends, reading a book, or just relaxing on the Veranda and Courtyard.

Fountain

Fountain on Courtyard - Enjoy the birds and the flowers in bloom.

Garden

Statue


Angel Statue
Angel on Courtyard
Peace.

"For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go." —Psalm 91:11

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, enjoy Laurel's finest. Many national and international guests have been welcomed here. I hope to hear from you soon.

Reservations, Call (601) 426-3805 or email wist706@comcast.net


History

Silas Wright Gardiner
Silas Wright Gardiner

The grand Historic Wisteria was built in 1901 for one of the founders of Laurel, Silas Wright Gardiner. He was one of the owners of Eastman, Gardiner Company, Laurel's largest and most successful lumber company. Silas W. Gardiner was a timber baron from Clinton, Iowa. He, along with his brother George S. Gardiner and brother-in-law Lauren C. Eastman purchased a small sawmill and established the Eastman-Gardiner Lumber Company.


Wisteria was purchased in December 1972 by the Schneider family and opened as a bed and breakfast in 2004.

Laurel Bricks were filmed for the HGTV Pilot of Home Town, on the courtyard of Wisteria Bed and Breakfast.

Laurel Miss. Brick

Laurel Brick


Laurel Brick Works Label

Peter William Schneider purchased St. Joe Brick—located in Louisiana—in 1891, and it is still owned by some of the Schneider family. Bricks with PWS and others with St. Joe can be found in Laurel. Two of Peter William's sons, Henry and Ben, purchased Laurel Brick Works in 1911, and the Schneider family owned the company until the 1980s. The bricks imprinted with the word "LAUREL" were made in the 1920s and 1930s from Laurel clay. The clay was moved to the brick plant by a mule with a cart on rails. When the clay and water were mixed, it was then extruded like toothpaste, cut into slugs, and put into molds. The clay was then pressed and compacted. The word "LAUREL" was then formed on the top of the clay in the mold. This would become the bottom of the finished brick, leaving a smooth surface for floors or paving. The indention compacted the clay in the mold and made a receptacle for the sand and lime (pre cement mortar) used when building walls. Bricks were fired by sawmill slabs (trimmings when boards were cut). Steam generated on-site powered the plant. Bricks are no longer produced in Laurel.


Reviews

"Old South Comes Alive. I'd highly recommend the Wisteria Bed and Breakfast to anyone traveling in the Southeast quadrant of Mississippi. The B&B is sited in a quiet residential setting but is conveniently close to restaurants and the center of Laurel the county seat of Jones County. Stepping through the front door of the Wisteria is like entering a time machine that transports you to the turn-of-the-century South. Tiffany glass windows and lamps and antiques define the decor. The room we had was comfortable and immaculately clean. Peggy extends true southern hospitality to her guests, and the gourmet breakfast was as promised. A big bonus for folks like my wife and I that are dog people was that Wisteria welcomes canines with open arms. I recommend it highly and give it five stars."
—Guest from Florida

"Beautiful Home! Called at the last minute and they had an available room. This home is really beautiful inside and out. Located in a very quiet neighborhood. You are pretty much left alone except for small chat at breakfast which was great because I am a talker...lol! Speaking of breakfast...ahhh...the eggs were cooked to PERFECTION! We stayed in a rather large room downstairs with a big bed and tv. Very Nice time! Thank you!"
—Guest from Louisiana


Gallery


Contact

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Call 601-426-3805 or wist706@comcast.net

Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Address
706 North 5th Avenue, Laurel, MS 39440

Service Area
Laurel, MS & Worldwide

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Parlor

Parlor: the drapes are a copy of the ones in the Blue Room in the White House.

Guests on Porch Swing

Guests on the front porch swing.