Built in 1920, Oak Crest Mansion is an historic home that is the epitome of Old Southern charm and hospitality. 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. The property is covered by countless live oak, magnolia, and water oak trees. To the north, the sandy ground slopes gently toward the bayou. Down the hill behind Maison Portage is a wonderful peninsula that forms a bend in Bayou Portage. The shoofly around the Live Oak tree to the South of Maison Portage is a high point on the property. The Mansion has a charming chapel, picturesque gazebo, pergola and manicured gardens.
Fun Fact: The Oak Crest Mansion was previously called the Pineville Mansion, and most often referred to by locals just as “The Mansion.” The new owners purchased 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. 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. Oak Crest Mansion Inn offers five sumptuous suites in the main house, each with private baths and remotely-controlled gas fireplaces. Every suite has a distinct personality, with period furnishings that will transport you back to a time of relaxed Southern hospitality.
Address: 5267 Menge Ave
City: Pass Christian
Accessibility: accessible ramps; accessible bathroom