Buddy and Joni McClain are the proprietors of McClain Lodge, General Store & Restaurants. Buddy has owned and operated multiple restaurants for over 40 years, and Joni has provided impeccable event planning for over 25 years. Each embodies the hospitality made famous in our state. Together, they stop at nothing to bring every guest an unrivaled experience.
What is now a natural haven of nearly 2,000 acres began when Buddy and Joni got married in the Chapel and soon after they began what was to become a labor of love when they purchased the original 468-acre property. When adjoining acreage became available, they jumped at the chance to expand their boundaries. The added property included what is now the Guest House, which was built between 1837 and 1841. Now beautifully renovated, the Guest House offers all the amenities of home, coupled with the quaint feel of days gone by.
At McClain Resort, you can truly get away from it all. Enjoy the great outdoors, along with the best amenities today has to offer. You can even step into another place altogether. Observe our exotic animals as they roam throughout the property, looking every bit as natural here as on the Serengeti.
As a wedding venue, The McClain Lodge is flexible enough to host weddings which range from quiet, intimate affairs to boisterous celebrations of life and love. No matter how you envision your special day, let us help you make it a dream come true. Our staff specializes in tailoring each aspect of your wedding to perfection.
The McClain Lodge is also the perfect getaway! The Lodge itself is the centerpiece and has 5 bedrooms, each with private baths. The main living room features a soaring stone fireplace, a unique deer antler chandelier and comfy seating. There is a full, nicely equipped kitchen, plus 2 half baths for guests. McClain has also opened beautiful new cabins for overnight stays. The main cabin is a 4-bedroom affair and there are 12 individual guest rooms for rent as well. The Main Cabin & Individual Guest Rooms feature new and comfortable luxury amenities.
The General Store has a grocery store, a butcher shop, a bakery & coffee shop as well as a unique collection of Mississippi made products and local produce.
If you are hungry, there are plenty of options to choose from such as The Steak House serving locally sourced & freshly prepared steaks, or check out the private dining available at The Livery. The Trophy Room features great food, wine & spirits while The Buffett is serving up home cooked meals for lunch and dinner.
And don’t miss the McClain Safari Park. The award winning drive-thru safari tour lets you enjoy interacting with exotic animals from the comfort of your own vehicle. If you prefer, you can even book a private tour where the guides will take you to their favorite spots on the property and get you up close and personal with the animals.
McClain Lodge is ready to take care of every detail for you next special even whether a wedding, corporate event, catered event or even birthday parties. Let their staff make your next even something people will be talking about for years!
Contact McClain Lodge:
314 Clark Creek Road
Brandon, MS 39047
601-829-1101 Ext. 2
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McClain Resort Restaurants | General Store| Safari
874 Holly Bush Road
Brandon, MS 39047
When my wife and I toured the Safari park, we made lots of friends: