The Inn on Whitworth

    Originally a mercantile store built in the 1880’s, the historic building of The Inn on Whitworth now serves as a unique boutique hotel in downtown Brookhaven, Mississippi.

    With fourteen luxurious rooms featuring original artwork, fourteen-foot ceilings, and custom bedding and furnishings, guests will enjoy relaxing within the intimate environment of personalized rooms. Along with their private rooms, guests continue to enjoy our beautiful lobby, abounding in natural light and a community-minded atmosphere. The lobby’s original 19th century skylight towering thirty-feet above along with its original heart pine wood floors pair distinctly with contemporary furnishings and an ever-present supply of homemade treats from our hospitable Inn-Keeper. The Inn on Whitworth is not just a place to stay; it’s a uniquely relaxing and cultural experience within the heart of a small town in south Mississippi.


    Each morning you have your choice of hot and cold breakfast items, premium coffees, fruit juices, or hot tea. The large lobby area gives you ample room to have a relaxed breakfast while enjoying the morning news on the television or simply enjoying the view of the passers-by on the sidewalk. You can enjoy the large trees inside that are placed under the beautiful large skylight. There is just no better spot downtown to relax with your first coffee than in our beautiful lobby.

    The boutique hotel atmosphere allows you a personal service that you just can’t receive at the typical chain or bargain hotel. Also, Brookhaven’s famous Janie’s Pastry Shop knows our Inn guests and provides you the option of walking two doors down and trying out an assortment of fresh pastries made daily… Just tell Janie that you are staying with us and we will take care of the tab.


    Where Art and Architecture meet Southern Hospitality. Constructed around 1895, The Inn on Whitworth is now a Mississippi B&B, but its origin was the Cohn Brothers Mercantile Store, McGrath’s Department store, The JUNGLE and Progressive Men’s Shop. The century old walk in vault room still remains to this day. The main building is 12,000 sq feet, consisting of two floors.

    The renovation took place in April of 2011 and lasted eight months.  Mathis Construction was the general contractor with Dr. Kim Sessums acting as design consultant. The members of the group that had the vision for The Inn on Whitworth are John E Lynch, Jeff Doremus, Steve Mills, Richard Rushing and Shannon Patterson. All members contribute to the success of the enterprise. The building is located in the Downtown Historic District of Brookhaven and remains an anchor building.

    The front façade is a well-known Mesker & Brother metal front out of St. Louis, MO. The second floor consists of seven fully furnished one-bedroom apartments that include flat screen TVs, walk in tiled showers and kitchens.  All utilities are included for one monthly rental rate. The first floor consists of seven luxury style suites for daily use.  Our own laundry service and light breakfast is included.  Nowhere else in the area can you stay in such a nice hotel or bed & breakfast.


    Ideal for small and large gatherings, there can’t be a better spot to house a wedding party for the weekend that allows plenty of style and comfort while enjoying the closeness of a seven room Inn. Also, we are ideal for corporate retreats, creative outings with your spouse, taking in the local events such as taking in a Little Theatre show, Ole Brook festival, or the Camellia show, etc are all wonderful reasons to enjoy staying at The Inn.

    Our lobby has a full size kitchen with plenty of room for the kitchen creator or we would happy to make arrangements to have meals catered or whatever your special needs might be. Please keep in mind The Inn on Whitworth when you are considering corporate retreat, a family celebration or a Supper Club outing with friends… The Inn on Whitworth will be here to serve…and tell your friends about this new secret spot in Brookhaven.