|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Relax in modern comfort carved into the high ceilings, thick brick walls, and unparalleled ambiance of the historic Blu Buck Mercantile.
Renovations Completed Fall 2014.
Fine linens, bathrobes, locally built furniture, flat screen tvs and high speed wifi, a well equipped kitchen and a grocery store 2 blocks away, an ice maker, laundry facilities available down the hall, and the amazing character that is the heart of these historic loft spaces.
Electronic locks allow for check in at whatever time your schedule requires.
Located in the heart of downtown Water Valley MS, a 2 minute walk from the critically acclaimed kitchen at the BTC Old Fashioned Grocery, and just a 20 minute drive to Oxford, MS and the Ole Miss stadium.
Each room includes a queen size bed and a couch that folds out for an additional queen or full sized bed.
I had been wanting to stay at this place and it was kinda fun. You can park right on the main street of town and walk right up to the room. The room is Mississippi-quaint with old, scarred heart pine floors, exposed brick and high ceilings. The BTC is a favorite restaurant just down the street. But it is more like an efficiency apartment than a hotel room. There is a kitchen with fridge, stove, dishwasher, pots, pans, plates, etc. There's no coffee maker, just a coffee press, so if you happened to bring your own coffee (and cream if you take it like I do) you could warm up some water on the stove and make coffee in the press. If, like us, you neglected to bring your own coffee and cream, then you have to hike a block down the street to the convenience store to get some coffee in the morning, or go without. The bathroom sink has no room for makeup, toothbrush, etc., so I put on my makeup at the kitchen sink. Also, no hair dryer, which I guess I should have noticed in the description, but hair dryers are standard in hotels now and I don't travel with one anymore so I did without. We had four large suitcases and the stairs were a challenge. It's fun to be downtown in the daytime, but the town closes down completely about 8 p.m., and the street was dark and lonely. We never saw another human in the building, but we did see some lights in the windows next to us, so it wasn't creepy. This was more an issue of the town than the hotel, of course. On the plus side, it was much larger than a hotel room, with a picnic table for dining and a sofabed. Large windows overlooking the main street. The bed was small (seemed smaller than queen) but comfy, and the linens were clean with a beautiful coverlet. Nice fluffy terry bathrobes in the bathroom. The room decor was an eclectic mix of antique, vintage and modern. Everything was clean. When we arrived, the heat was on and the bedside lamp on, which was a nice touch. It would probably be ideal if you are staying a while and wanted to cook, but for two middle-aged frequent travelers who typically stay at mid-level hotels, it seemed a little like camping out. It appears to be the only game in town if you want to stay in Water Valley. I would stay here again, but at this price point I would really have to consider making the drive to Oxford where I could get more amenities for a lower price. Prior to my stay, the owner was very prompt about answering several questions.
We absolutely loved staying in this cute little studio apartment. We absolutely loved the old historic charm and had told many of our friends about it and sent pictures of how cute the place was. UNTIL I received the email a few days after our stay stating that we wouldn't receive our deposit back because the floor was scratched. First of all, the floor has about 14 different colors of wood and is already scratched and banged up. If you look at the pictures the owner has added you can clearly see how the floor is already distressed. Pretty sure the scratch was already there. Also, the instructions the owner sends via email about check-in/check-out procedure does NOT specify how to leave the studio, clean dishes, put laundry in pile, etc...we left the laundry in the bathroom and linens on the bed and we didn't even use any dishes..but yet, I don't get back the deposit? Really? PLEASE DO NOT RENT FROM THESE PEOPLE...
We stayed at Blu-Buck during the Ole Miss-LSU weekend. It was a quiet, peaceful stay that really reminded me of why Oxford is so wonderful when it isn't over crowded during football weekends. It was a short 12 minute drive to Taylor Grocery which was convenient on Friday evening and the porch was perfect for drinking coffee in the mornings. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.
I discovered the Blu-Buck Mercantile Hotel when searching accommodations in close proximity to the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. The Blu-Buck Mercantile Hotel offered a unique alternative to the lodging offered by a chain hotel. The character of both the façade and the apartment itself, in combination with its locale on a historic main street made for a pleasurable experience. The listing description was accurate and my expectations were met in kind. The property owners, Kagan and Alexe Coughlin were highly responsive to both my booking request and follow on inquiries. I found the ease of access to the apartment and ample parking to be of additional benefit. I would recommend this property to others and would definitely book again when visiting the area.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£122|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.