Duff Green Family of Boutique Hotels
Experience the Heart of Downtown Vicksburg!
Affordable Accommodations for your Getaway…
Halpino is the Value Proposition of the Duff Green Family of Boutique Hotels in Historic Vicksburg, MS. Located at 1001 Locust Street Halpino is two blocks from the back door of the Duff Green Mansion. Built in 1986 in the Williamsburg motif as a law office by three Vicksburg attorneys the building was converted to overnight accommodation in 2022 by Harley and Rick Caldwell who added five ensuite bathrooms all with walk-in showers and coverted the reception areas to sitting and eating areas.
Rooms are priced at the per diem rate for the US Army Corps of Engineers travelers during the week and still offer an affordable option on the weekends. Travelers can choose to add a daily add on for breakfast and pool privileges when in season at the Duff Green Mansion. This add on includes the world famous tour of the historic Duff Green built in 1856 which served as a hospital during the siege and may or may not have a ghost lurking here or there.
The five bedrooms at Halpino are named for famous Mississippians. Madam CJ Walker was born just across the river in Louisiana but moved to Vicksburg as a young adult. When she suffered health issues that affected her hair she invented a hair tonic for African American women. It sold like hot cakes and she became one of the first female millioniers in the country. Her bedroom is on the first floor and offers a King bed. Across the hall is the King himself from Tupelo, MS, Elvis Presley. Need we say more? His room has a Queen bed. Also on the first floor is the Tennesse Williams room. Tennesse lived in New Orleans while he wrote most of his work but was born in Columbus, MS. This room has a four poster King bed. Upstairs rooms are named for two Mississippi writers that could never be left out, William Faulkner from Oxford who wrote The Sound and the Fury while working as the night watchman at the Oxford Power Plant and John Grisham who scribbled A Time To Kill while practicing law, closing loans in north Mississippi. Books and Law books are scattered about Halpino.
The name Halpino comes from the plantation owned by Harley Halpin Caldwell’s grandfather’s grandfather, Eric William Wallin and his son-in-law, John F. Halpin at Eagle Lake in North Warren County. While Duff Green served as the wharfmaster after the Siege, Eric Wallin served as the mayor of Vicksburg. These two men both struggled to maintain the city under Union occupation. The Caldwells are partners in a fourth Vicksburg B and B, Cedar Grove, with Kendra and Steven Reed who also own McRaven. Cedar Grove was built by John Alexander Klein in 1940. Banking in the south was decimated by the Civil War. Klein and his son–in-law, Isaac Bonham along with Wallin and his son-in-law, Halpin opened a bank together. Duff Green opened and operated another bank. Although neither bank survived, Klein, Bonham, Wallin, Halpin and Green all worked very hard in the same time and place to rebuild after the destruction of such a tragic war. Harley and Rick decided to name this property Halpino and use it as a repository for local history tying together the stories of these three Vicksburg families, two of which survived, one of which would have been lost had not the Duff Green Mansion been saved by Harry and Alicia Sharp in 1985.
William Faulkner Room
Upstairs- Queen Bed, Bathroom is ensuite and brand new with walk in shower. This is the smallest room in the house. But there is a big sitting room outside the room.
The Madam C.J. Walker Room
First floor King Bed, Bathroom is ensuite and brand new with walk-in shower.
The John Grisham Room
Upstairs- Queen Bed, Bathroom is ensuite and brand new with walk in shower. This room adjoins the big sitting room shared with the William Faulkner.
The Elvis Presley Room
First Floor Queen Bed, Bathroom is ensuite and brand new with walk in shower.n
The Tennessee Williams Room
First Floor King Bed, Bathroom is ensuite and brand new with walk in shower.
Why Stay at
Nestled in the heart of downtown Vicksburg just a short stroll away from the Mississippi River, visitors can enjoy shopping, dining, museums and more.
We offer rooms to guests traveling for work and can fit the budget for government per diem rates.
This property offers all the conveniences you need with affordable rates to fit any budget.
Free Wi-fi • Free off-street parking. • Communal sitting area and dining area Complimentary soft drinks, water and coffee available along with a microwave