The Roost is a boutique hotel located in a beautifully restored historic building walking distance from both serene sunsets on the beach and eclectic downtown atmosphere. With stately live oaks surrounding the perimeter and wood accents preserved from the original property, it has been our mission to highlight this significantly historical landmark in the heart of Ocean Springs. Come Roost with us for a weekend, or a week. We are certain you will find yourself charmed by all this southern coastal town has to offer.
Ocean Springs offers visitors an array of naturalist art depicting the harmony between this enchanting town and its natural surroundings. Local artisans, including the late American master Walter Anderson, have long shared a passion for the serenity and beauty of our Gulf Coast and a desire to illustrate its importance to this area. We, at The Roost, share this vision and hope you will give us the opportunity to be part of your experience as you discover why the community of Ocean Springs is so strongly connected to its art and nature.
We look forward to helping you discover all that our area has to offer.
While the Mississippi Gulf Coast will probably never be confused with the Rocky Mountains come winter time, it can get a little chillier than the locals, spoiled by the 80 degree-and-above temperature for most of the year, are used to. If 61 degrees is still a little too cold for you, you’ll be pleased to know the Mississippi Gulf Coast offers many indoor attractions that are great for family outings, social gatherings, and even professional meetings.
A visit to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA), opened in 1991 in historic Ocean Springs, MS, is an enchanting and unique experience.
The museum is dedicated to Walter Inglis Anderson, American master, whose depictions of the plants, animals, and people of the Gulf Coast have placed him at the forefront of American painters of the Twentieth Century.
In 1908, the Gulf Coast Carnival Association was the first Krewe to parade on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with 17 floats. Today there are more than 20 parades and an estimated 450,000 people attend parades every year. With the addition of two new parades in 2009, and in 2011 the Long Beach Carnival Association Parade making its debut as an evening parade, the coast continues "Carnival on the Coast" with the party getting bigger & better every year!