Originally located north of Gulfport, Mississippi, this two story, circa 1923, log house was home to Joel Pinson Wilson and his family. The Wilsons are remembered for the acres of orange orchards they planted; thus the surrounding community became known as â€śOrange Grove.â€ť After Joelâ€™s death, as a proper only son, Clarke B. Wilson carried on the family tradition operating Wilson Farm Nurseries with his wife, Marjorie until the 1980â€™s. Marjorie wrote and illustrated a weekly garden column, â€śGardening along the Coastâ€ť in Biloxiâ€™s Sun Herald newspaper.
In 1994, the house was relocated to the historic town of Ocean Springs. Ocean Springs was founded in 1699 by French Explorers and offers guests a rich historical and cultural experience.
The Wilson House Innâ€™s magnificent wooden craftsmanship; rustic log construction accented by elegant tongue and groove walls and beautiful floors of heart pine is a romantic refuge for travelers to the area. While fully equipped with modern comforts, the six guest rooms provide a charming atmosphere filled with many reminders of yesteryear. Rooms are filled with artistic treasures created by Marjorie Wilson and Emily Wilson. A large wrap-around porch is a perfect retreat for leisurely relaxation and reflection. Enjoy the warm gulf breezes and colorful hummingbirds while swinging on the porch swing or rocking away
your cares in a rocking chair. Guests are
invited to gather in the living room and meet
one another, share experiences and carry on
the Southern tradition of friendly gossip.
Rise in the morning to a full Southern Style
home-cooked breakfast. Delicious homemade
biscuits, ham, eggs, fresh fruit, coffee and
juices are served family style.