Head out to the Barrier Islands with Captain Mayfield!

Head out to the Barrier Islands with Captain Mayfield!

Explore the Mississippi Sound and the Gulf of Mexico with Captain Mayfield and Island Trace Charter! Call The Roost to set up an outdoor adventure unique to the Mississippi Gulf Coast that will make memories to last a lifetime!

Sweet Treats in Downtown OS!

Sweet Treats in Downtown OS!

Whether you’re looking for a delicious pastry, gelato, or a gourmet popsicle, Downtown Ocean Springs is filled with sweet treats within walking distance of The Roost! Check out our comprehensive list below for coffee shops, candy shops, and pastry shops downtown.

Downtown Dining in Ocean Springs!

Downtown Dining in Ocean Springs!

Downtown Ocean Springs is known as one of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s culinary hotspots! There is something to suit every taste bud downtown and usually some live music to go along with it!

Architectural Digest: The Most Beautifully Designed Bar in Each State in America


Architectural Digest just announced the most beautifully designed bars in each state AND.... The Wilbur Bar at the Roost has been named “The Most Beautifully Designed Bar in Mississippi” ! We have included the article below.

Come relax in our speakeasy inspired cocktail bar that showcases the original salvaged wood from 1894, complete with a hidden room behind the swinging bookshelf and a mural of Al Capone, who famously had a local estate right here in Ocean Springs! 

The Wilbur Bar also features a custom bar and hand-crafted wooden tables made from locally-sourced Ocean Springs black oak by Guice Woodworks. Hope to see you soon!

Architectural Digest:

The Most Beautifully Designed Bar in Each State in America

From a bar that brings back the look of old New York City to a modern design in Nashville, these bars don't just serve the best drinks—they do so in a space that's like no other


What any bar owner will tell you is that it’s not hard to make a drink. Rather, what’s difficult is cultivating an environment that embraces eye-catching design. When this design is done well, it sets the bar into an echelon of its own, bringing in locals and design lovers alike. Borrowing inspiration from eclectic pockets around the globe as well as the infusion of arts-oriented boutique hotels, these bars epitomize the fact that slipping into a lounge for a drink doesn’t have to be ordinary. Below, AD surveys the best-designed bar in every state, from Birmingham, Alabama, to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. What may surprise some readers is that the most beautiful spaces are not in the biggest cities (as some might expect), but rather, in such locales as Tulsa and Green Bay. Bottoms up! ….


Live Music: A Staple in Downtown OS

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Live Music: A Staple in Downtown OS

Downtown Ocean Springs is known for its live music. Most weeknights and certainly every weekend, you can find bands playing at downtown restaurants and bars such as The Government St. Grocery, The Greenhouse on Porter, Glory Bound Gyro Co., Murky Waters BBQ, Mosaic Restaurant & Bar, The Hideaway, The Office Bar, The Julep Room, Boots & Spurs, and Mississippi Juke Joint.

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Birding in Ocean Springs

Birding in Ocean Springs

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a hot spot for birding! Whether you are an expert, novice, or just interested getting out into nature to see natural habitats and wildlife, Ocean Springs has it all. The mix of both coastal and inland species makes for a spectacular array of birds, with some visitors seeing over 100 different species in a weekend!

Yoga in Ocean Springs

Yoga in Ocean Springs

Whether you are a practicing “yogi” or novice yoga practitioner, yoga is the perfect way to relax your body and mind during your stay. Come back from vacation refreshed and ready to take on the world! Ocean Springs offers multiple options to practice yoga…whether it be in a traditional studio environment, at the beach, or even on the water via paddleboard!

Blues Over Biloxi


July 21-July 22, 2018

Located between Harrah's Great Lawn & Margaritaville Resort in Biloxi

The Blue Angles headline this free show that includes the world-famous Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, the Army’s Golden Knight parachute team, the F-16 Viper Demo Team, the ACEMAKER Airshows T-33, aerobatic solo performers, warbirds flyovers, U.S. Coast Guard rescue demos, and a host of modern military aircraft. Street vendors and performers will be present up and down the public display areas along Beach Boulevard.

This event is FREE, and just a 5 minute drive from The Roost!

All One People

“All One People” by Christopher Inglis Stebly. Created as a Mississippi bicentennial project, Chris’ original piece has been installed as one solid aluminum sculpture that beautifully tells the story of the past, present & future of the Ocean Springs community. Light refreshments from Eat, Drink, Love, with a brief program & informal reception. This project was a joint effort of the Historic Ocean Springs Association and the Roost Boutique Hotel, with support from the Mississippi Humanities Council. The public, private, non-profit partnership has been recognized for incorporating original art in property development. Plans are underway to support sharing Stebly’s inspiring art in other forms in the community & beyond. The project team also produced a free color “Art Matters in Ocean Springs” printed guide map, which will be released at the event, and will be available through the Chamber and many other locations in town.


The 6 Most Beautiful New Hotels in the Southern U.S... The Roost made the list!!!

We are so excited and honored to announce that The Roost was named as one of the most beautiful New Hotel in the South by Architectural Digest! 

Read the full article here: CLICK HERE

From the article...

The Roost, Boutique Hotel

Located in the artsy Mississippi Gulf Coast town of Ocean Springs, this six-room property is the very definition of a boutique hotel. The town is anchored by the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and Shearwater Pottery, so it’s fitting that the Roost would pay homage to the artist with a namesake guest room. The Shearwater Suite, with a master bedroom and full kitchen, is awash in creamy beach-chic decor and opulent furnishings that make you feel as if you’re weekending at a wealthy but completely unpretentious friend’s summer home. There’s a loftlike common outdoor space equipped with oversize chairs, communal tables, and stunning chandeliers—ideal for sipping wine and doing what Southerners do best: making new friends. roostoceansprings.com


Breweries in South Mississippi

Breweries in South Mississippi

 What’s a foodie destination without delicious, write-home worthy, locally brewed beer? The Mississippi Gulf Coast is home to a few breweries worth their weight in suds. Our first choice Brewery is Biloxi Brewing Company offers tours and tastings for $10 for those above 21 years old. No reservations required (unless you want to bring a BIG group). Open Tuesday-Friday 3-8pm and Saturday noon-6pm. Our second location is Chandeleur Brewing Company. Chandeleur Brewing Company brews ales using only malted barley, hops, and local ingredients. Open Monday-Thursday 4pm to 10pm, Friday 1pm to 12am, Saturday 11am to 12am, Sunday 1am to 7pm. Admission charged. Our third location is Crooked Letter Brewing Company. Crooked Letter Brewing Company offers 7,000 square feet of brewing space and includes 2,400 square feet of Tavern space, huge indoor & outdoor bars. Open daily 11am to 11pm. Last but not least, Lazy Magnolia. Lazy Magnolia, Mississippi's first brewery, brews craft beer sold locally and regionally. Tours of the brewery are offered with participants receiving a Lazy Magnolia pint glass and sample of up to 6 different brews. Brewery tours are kid and family friendly. Kids tour for free and get a special Mississippi-mad treat. No samples will be given to anyone under the age of 21. Tours are on Thursday-Friday at 4, 5, and 6pm and Saturday each hour from 11am to 4pm. All guests are required to tour the facility before they can receive their complimentary beer samples. Last call is at 7:15pm and the brewery will close at 7:30pm.

Gulf Coast Golf

Picture you and your friends on one of our world-class golf courses created by legendary designers...maybe names like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Davis Love III, Mark McCumber, Jerry Pate, and Tom Fazio ring a bell.

Besides award-winning play from Bay St. Louis to Biloxi to Pascagoula, on our greens, you’re treated to sprawling views of the Gulf Coast while surrounded by nature at its finest. When you’re on one of our nearly 20 courses, just don’t be surprised if you don’t know whether to tee off or take pictures.

That said, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast we're proud to offer something for every budget. So whether you’re a golf pro or just looking to casually hit the links, we have the perfect course - and perfect golf package - for you.

The Top Golf Resorts that are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast would be Shell Landing Golf Course, The Preserve Golf Club, Gulf Hills Golf Club, Sunkist Country Club, and Great Southern Golf Club.