The philosopher Confucius wrote, “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” And this is something that resonates deeply inside you. Step away from the familiar and immerse yourself in a world in possession of such a wholehearted thirst for life, it has inspired generations of writers and musicians. Outside your window in one of the cheap hotels in Oxford, MS, the “Little Easy” entices you with its festive atmosphere and easy-going charm. Take a deep breath, wise wanderer—in those streets lined with stately historic buildings and majestic oaks, your muse awaits.
Just 80 miles from the blues-filled streets of Memphis, hotels near Mississippi University are the starting point for your tale of adventure. In the Square—located at the center of Oxford—the imposing courthouse presides over everything, giving the sense that all is right as you chat with the friendly proprietors of the area’s small boutiques and restaurants.
Slip into a rental car and wind your way to Rowan Oaks, where William Faulkner made his home nearly a century ago. As you walk down the tree-lined path towards the main building, soaring white columns summon you inside. Here, you take a seat next to Faulkner bent over the typewriter at the simple wooden desk…even if only in your imagination. It’s easy to see how the stately oaks and rustic buildings set in green lawns nurtured your fellow creator’s need to write. Then, make the short drive to the campus of the University of Mississippi, where the Barnard Observatory and the Ole Miss Blues Archives will dazzle you for hours. And if you happened to bring along your trusty four-legged friend—yes, we have amazing offers on Oxford, MS, pet-friendly hotels—The Grove is a beautiful park in the center of campus that’s perfect for a late afternoon stroll. Finally, head back to one of our Oxford, MS, hotels near Ole Miss, where comfortable accommodations are ready to rock you to sleep.
If you’re ready to hear the sounds and see the sights of one of Mississippi’s most beloved towns, book a stay at a fine pet-friendly hotel in Oxford so you and Rover can properly enjoy each other’s time. Sure, you can go for the sights, but you, wise wanderer, go for the stories.