The Chancellor’s House recently opened for guests and is rapidly gaining popularity among those who seek luxurious accommodations that are also convenient to the happenings in Oxford, Mississippi and on the campus of the University of Mississippi. This gleaming new property has extraordinary service and comfort for guests as its number one goal.
Gleaming exterior in a prime location
Located at 425 South Lamar Boulevard and at the corner of University and Lamar, Chancellor’s House is within sight of courthouse square and a quick drive to the University of Mississippi campus. Alumni and parents of current university students might want to feel young during football and basketball weekends, but with this small but posh hotel, they can also feel pampered.
Guest rooms with plush bedding
The 13 suites and 18 rooms at the Chancellor’s House range in size from 500–1,000 square feet (46.45 square meters–92.9 square meters). The linens are Egyptian cotton, and the toiletries are by James Heeley. Terry robes hang in each room ready for lounging or for relaxing after a bath.
The concierge team will happily make spa reservations in a salon in town for guests, but there are no spa facilities on the premises.
Extraordinary bathrooms and other amenities
Junior King and Queen rooms provide beautiful walk-in glass showers. Many of the guest rooms have see-through soaking tubs that open into the bedroom, while others have claw-foot tubs.
Shoe shine service is complimentary, and daily newspapers are available upon request.
Flat-screen TVs are in every room with DirecTV satellite service. Wi-Fi is complementary and very fast with Internet download and upload speeds of 100 mbps.
All parking at Chancellor’s House is valet, and there is a 25 USD charge per night for covered parking. A 6-passenger electric cart may be requested for trips to the square and back, or a valet-driven Chevrolet Suburban van is also available for other transportation needs on a first come, first serve basis.
Presently, there is no gym or fitness center on-site, but a valet may also drive guests to a local gym when requested.
Chancellor’s House originally offered personal butler service, but guests responded that the service was neither required or desired. Now, the hotel is glad to have their guest assistants or members of the housekeeping staff fulfill special requests from their guests.
Several of the guest rooms and suites are pet-friendly. The hotel staff will arrange amenities and treats for pets as they become aware of the needs and desires of their guests who arrive with their four-legged companions.
Chandeliers and art in the common areas
During pre-game tailgating on the Ole Miss campus in the fall, many tents add chandeliers to spice up the decor. The chandeliers at Chancellor’s house are much larger and very stunning while still hinting at this Ole Miss tradition.
Works of art line the walls that have been created by local Mississippi artists or those who have a connection to Mississippi. Richard Kelso and Martha Ferris are two whose colorful paintings were recently featured.
Facilities for meetings, banquets and weddings
For moderate-size conferences and intimate celebrations, the facilities and staff at Chancellor’s House are able to create a dazzling venue. This has become a sought-after place for rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons and wedding receptions. Gleaming china, flatware and linens make striking table settings.
Breakfast, dinner or tea
Breakfast is served in both the Chancellor’s Grill and in the Lobby Lounge with the cost ranging from 10–20 USD. Dinner is served in the Grill Tuesday through Saturday and in the Lounge on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
A lovely afternoon tea can be served for a fee as long as reservations are made at least 5 days in advance. The Tea Room is in the Library and is an elegant setting overlooking the garden and the patio. Guests who want to have a quiet gathering with friends will appreciate this service.
Chancellor's House for opulence, pleasure and convenience
The owners and staff at Chancellor’s House want guests to experience a stay that is several levels higher than the norm. All of the choices that have been made in guest rooms, in common areas and in the event facilities were made with the idea of providing a rich environment for enjoyment while also being in the heart of all Oxford happenings. Any wish of their guests is truly their command. This is not a hotel for frugal travelers. Instead, it is a lavish option for travelers who desire a time of pure pampered pleasure.