Shady Acres Village serves down-home country cooking for lunch from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. This locally owned establishment is also a garden center and gift shop. Located at 624 US 49, Seminary, MS.

Old Watermill Fish Camp is owned by Scott Haigler and is a local landmark. This restaurant has been in the family for decades and serves up some of the best coleslaw and hush puppies you can find. They are open from 4:30 pm until 9:00 pm Tuesday-Friday. Located at 195 Old Mill Rd, Ellisville, MS.

John Earl’s is another family business that’s been a cornerstone in the Rainey community for decades. They sell fuel, hot meals, ice cream, gifts, and groceries. Hot meals served from 6 am to 6 pm daily. Located at 1107 Moselle-Seminary Rd, Moselle, MS.


Magnolia Beef is owned by our friends, the Stringer family. They have a large farm where they raise cows and chickens. Their storefront in Seminary sells fresh cut beef, grab & go lunches, and gift items. They are open Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. Located at 119 Main Street, Seminary, MS.

Lea’s Nursery is a new business adventure started by our friend Tim Eavenson. Located at 280 Daughtry Rd, Seminary, MS. They carry a nice variety of plants. Call and make sure they are open before visiting at 601-516-1312

Keith’s Superstore is a gas station and gift shop located at 2078 US 49, Seminary, MS 39479. If you stop by make sure and pick up a couple jars of delicious Mickle’s Pickles.

Sole Sisters is a shoe store and more! Located at 248 US 49, Seminary, MS 39479. Besides shoes they also sell botique clothing and toys. Open Monday-Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.

Country Time Fruit Stand & More is located at 7760 US 49 N, Hattiesburg, MS. They sell fresh produce, food, and gifts.

European Antique Auction Gallery is a family owned business that features the largest, ever changing inventory of fine antiques in the southeast. They are located at 45 Bullock Rd, Seminary, MS.


Okatoma Canoe Rental – You’ve come to the right place for Canoe and Kayak Rentals on Mississippi’s Okatoma Creek. They offer complimentary transportation up river for a leisurely float back to your vehicle. With 3 1/2 miles river frontage they have plenty of room for camping and a new shower facility in their NEW STORE when you return. They are located on the banks of the river at the Sanford bridge.

Hattiesburg-Okatoma KOA – Sixty acres of tranquil southern beauty await at this new KOA, where you can cast a line at three fishing lakes or stroll along wooded walking paths in a peaceful bird haven. You’ll find a site to suit your camping style, whether it’s a Deluxe Cabin, a Tent Site tucked into the woods or a spot for your RV at water’s edge.

Healing House Yoga – Amanda Felarise became a practitioner in 2001 and took her first certification in 2004. Her passion for yoga grew and she went on with Shanti Yoga Training School and her teacher Nathalie Croix where she completed both her 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training through Yoga Alliance. She’s been teaching since 2004. She’s a 500 E-RYT. She’s also a certified Kids Yoga Teacher with Groovy Kids Yoga and a certified Aromatherapist Teacher.

XapaStudio – (From her website) Hi! I’m Andrea and I’m the potter behind Xapa Studio (pronounced ‘zapa’). I studied Art at the University of Southern Mississippi from 2005-2007 where I got my bachelor degree. I taught art at a high school level for about 4 years before coming home after having my first child.

My husband, being the wonderful man that he is, knew that I had always wanted to work in ceramics, but couldn’t afford the initial startup cost. He found a wheel and a kiln on craigslist for a reasonable amount, bought it and hid it for over 6 months and surprised me for Christmas in 2017.


Magnolia Stables – (from their website) If you need a stop along the way or if you’re in the Hattiesburg/Petal/Laurel, MS areas on business or pleasure, we’d love to have you as our guests.

Centrally located between Highway 49 and Interstate 59, it seems like we are worlds away from traffic and crowds but we’re only 10 minutes from the main drag of Hattiesburg! Our B & B sits on an out of the way cul-de-sac in the Eatonville community, once a thriving agricultural area. And, there are still a couple of cattle operations nearby – in fact that’s kind of our roots here at Magnolia Stables.

While we’re far from fancy, we guarantee you a Genuine, Simple, Rustic, and Restful place.

The Lodge at Sweetwater is just 20 minutes north of Hattiesburg and 30 minutes south of Laurel, Sweetwater Studios is located on 26 acres in rural south Mississippi and has been home to a family of self-employed artists for over 40 years.

​The Lodge at Sweetwater Studios, is a glamping tent lodge and retreat center exclusively for adults (16+) designed to bring together local artists, aspiring creatives, and nature and yoga enthusiasts.

The Four Seasons RV Park – Our little campground has 12 extra large spots and 2 pull-through’s. We have picnic tables and trashcans on every site, plus a washer/dryer located on premises. Each site has 30/50 amp full hook up’s (water, sewer and electric) with free firewood when available. Comfort is a goal of ours, and we strive to make you feel at home, too have a relaxing stay with us. Look forward to meeting you.
~Darrell & Michelle

*Pet Friendly ​~ Family Friendly with convenient Canoeing & Kayaking next door.

*Daily-Overnight, Weekly, Seasonal, Extended Stay, Boondocking & Tents​

The Cabins at Brookside Barn – (from the website) We invite you to an “unplugged” stay in the quiet, serene setting of The Cabins at Brookside.​ Whether a wedding guest or just enjoying a peaceful getaway, The Cabins at Brookside is the place for you! Located 8 miles from Downtown Ellisville and only 15 minutes from Downtown Laurel!

Situated in the rural Hattiesburg-Laurel area; our charming, brookside venue is exactly what you need to have your special day, and for it to be affordable and stress-free. Be ready to fall in love with our stunning venue that will help you tell your love story for years to come.