time when steamboats plied the Big Cypress River from New Orleans
and true Southern gentility was the order of the day a stately
structure, now known as the Jefferson Hotel, was built. Once
used as a warehouse to store cotton, this lovely building changed
hands numerous times. At the turn of the twentieth century
it was transformed into a hotel and has served as a haven for
weary travelers since that time.
As you walk down the hallways and peer into each room, you'll
get a sense of the comfort afforded Southern Belles and genteel
men in days gone by. Close your eyes and you'll hear the
rustle of long petticoats, the whistles of steamboats entering
port, and riverboat gamblers trying their fortune.
Once known as the Crystal Palace in the 1920's, ragtime music
rang through these halls as couples swirled around the room.
Each room boasts its own theme and decor, all with antique
Another addition to this lovely hotel are its local hauntings.
Many a guest has regaled the hotel staff with stories of sights
and sounds heard and seen in the night.
Whatever your pleasure, be our guest and settle in for a journey
through time when 'the living was easy' and the era was