By BECKY GILLETTE
Jim and Gina Poage like to describe their River Ranch Bed and Breakfast located on the Bouie River as “Luxury meets nature chic.” This unique property is about as different as you can get from a chain hotel. It is located on a 325-acre property with a mile of frontage on either side of the Bouie River. The property that is a working timber farm has miles of trails, white sandy beaches, and the feeling of a private nature retreat even though the property on River Road near Mac’s Fish Camp is only two miles from Interstate 59, and three miles from Highway 49.
“We are super convenient,” Gina said. “We feel like guests have the best of both worlds. They are close to Hattiesburg and the Long Leaf Trace (http://www.longleaftrace.org/), and when they come home from a busy day, we provide them a placid, private, luxurious place to relax and unwind. The main cabin is located right on the Bouie. You look out the back deck to the river. It is breathtaking.”