We love it here, you will too!
Welcome to the Oak Crest Mansion Inn.
Built in 1920, Oak Crest Mansion is the epitome of Old Southern charm and hospitality. Located in Pass Christian, Mississippi, the historic home, twelve tranquil acres, charming chapel, picturesque gazebo, pergola and manicured gardens create an ideal atmosphere for your stay or special event.
Oak Crest Mansion Inn is located on over twelve acres of park-like land that is bounded on two sides by the natural historic waterway of Bayou Portage. This bayou was an important original transit way for the Native American tribes that resided in the area for hundreds of years and served as a major trading route. In 1699, Pierre LeMoyne, Sieur d’Iberville was selected by King Louis XIV’s Minister of Marine, Count Pontchartrain, for multiple expeditions to Mississippi to establish a French colony. On his second trip, LeMoyne and the royal cartographer, Compte Guillaume de Lisle, charted and named Bayou Portage. The area north of Pass Christian where The Mansion is located is known to this day as DeLisle and a city to our east named D’Iberville. Recently deemed a Historic Preservation Area, Oak Crest Mansion proudly and lovingly cherishes a winding portion of the southern and western banks of the Bayou Portage Preserve.
Countless live oak, magnolia, and water oak trees cover the property. To the north, the sandy ground slopes gently toward the bayou and is perfect for a lovely nature walk. Down the hill behind Maison Portage is a wonderful peninsula that forms a bend in Bayou Portage, also wonderful for a stroll. The shoofly around the Live Oak tree to the south of Maison Portage is a high point on the property, affording breezes and a shady spot to enjoy a glass of iced tea.
Meet The Team
Having often driven by Oak Crest Mansion (previously called the Pineville Mansion, and most often referred to by locals just as “The Mansion”), Chase and Erin knew that there was something special about the property. After purchasing The Mansion in October 2007, they immediately began an extensive renovation before opening it the following summer to the public for the first time since its construction in 1920. Now the Gem of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, The Mansion attracts visitors from all over the country to stay at the bed-and-breakfast and attend private social and charity events held throughout the year.