Keep Cool Kid!
School is out, and summer is almost (officially) here! In climates like Mississippi’s, that calls for a swimming pool appreciation post. Sometime in the late 1970s, Anchuca’s former owner Mae Burns made the decision to add a swimming pool to the list of amenities our B&B guests can enjoy. We love the classically-shaped pool and statues on each corner representing the four seasons, which have added to Anchuca’s charm for four decades.
Today, our guests can continue to enjoy a relaxing swim or take a break to lounge by the pool during these long, summer days. Anchuca’s pool makes a great spot to enjoy the sunset and has also been the backdrop for a wedding proposal or two.(Even Ferdinand has been known to take advantage of the scenery for a cat nap.) We hope you enjoy this look back!
Also, this could be an appreciation post for the addition of Springfield house to the corner of Cherry and First East streets (see photo) but we’ll save that for another day. We love our Old Town neighborhood!
Scenes from Lifetime movie filmed at Anchuca
An upcoming Lifetime movie titled “My Stolen Life” recently wrapped up filming in Vicksburg, including several scenes at Anchuca. While we are known for our warm, Southern hospitality, Mother Nature is not. They endured heat near 100 degrees (and humidity that was over the top)! However, it was fun to welcome them to our beautiful city and see the details of the project come together.
After two weeks of filming at various locations around Vicksburg, about 30 cast and crew members from all over the country (and even Australia) celebrated with a poolside “Wrap Party” and cookout at Anchuca, including a bit of a “cool” front and lower humidity.
Stay tuned for more information about the movie that is expected to release in November or December.