Experience “Victorian Southern Comfort” at this historic Natchez bed and breakfast. Guests can choose from exceptional Natchez lodging options; the luxurious Main House, only steps away from Aunt Clara’s Cottage and the new Bost House.
Things We Love
Each stay comes with a daily gourmet breakfast, access to our private gardens, and guidance from local experts
Our location is perfect for romantic getaways in Mississippi and exploring the area’s rich history
Guests can choose from accommodations with luxurious amenities such as cozy fireplaces, private verandas, spa-like bathrooms, and high-end furnishings
At A Glance
- Complimentary WiFi
- Electric Vehicle Charger
- Pet-Friendly Rooms Available
- Concierge Services
- Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
- Onsite Spa Services
- Weddings & Events Available
- History & Heritage
- Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
- Wedding/Special Occasion/Celebration
In The Know
Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...
- Catch a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through Historic Natchez
- Enjoy a historically accurate open-air cart tour of Natchez
- View the sunset over the Mississippi and Bridges from our Bluff Walk
- Experience early Natchez History byTouring our Pre-Civil War homes
- Be welcomed to a Natchez Special Event: Spring or Fall Pilgrimage, Music Festival, Angels on the Bluff, Balloon Festival, Literary Forum or many others
Set in the heart of the historic district of the first settlement on the Mississippi River, our Natchez bed and breakfast offers guests an exceptional getaway experience full of Southern charm and hospitality. Our Natchez pet-friendly inn offers a choice of luxurious two-room suites in the Main House or our charming rooms in Aunt Clara’s Cottage. Enjoy thoughtful amenities, wonderful verandas and gardens, and concierge guidance to our rich regional history, home of America's music. Each morning we delight our guests with a full Southern breakfast, and our afternoon wine and cheese welcome receptions are not to be missed! Devereaux Shields House is an ideal location for romantic getaways in Mississippi or intimate elopements. Spend an afternoon strolling Bluff Park, touring beautiful Antebellum homes, or enjoy live music and distinctive dining downtown. We also offer a variety of Southern adventure packages, including kayaking, boat tours, and Cajun cooking experiences. Come and experience our acclaimed “Victorian Southern Comfort” at our historic bed and breakfast in Mississippi!
Inn Amenities: Fitness Center, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Wine/Spirits Available, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services,
Food & Wine
One of the highlights of a stay at our Natchez bed and breakfast is the three-course Southern breakfast, lovingly prepared by owner/innkeeper Eleanor Fry. Complimentary hot and cold beverages and snacks are available 24/7. Early morning beverage service is available from 7:00 am for early risers. Breakfast is served at 8:30 am in our beautiful, historic dining rooms with group or private seating available, and garden or breakfast in bed service is available with special packages. We are happy to accommodate any special dietary needs with advanced notice, and can arrange lighter or to go options for early risers. Special lunches and dinners for guests on property and picnics baskets for offsite enjoyment may be arranged with prior planning and additional cost.
Meals Offered: Breakfast
Restaurant on Premises: No
Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Yes
Breakfast Service: Continental, Full
Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Communal
Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine
Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages , Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Picnics Available
Rooms & Suites
Our Natchez lodging options include six rooms and suites split between our Main House, a c1893-1904 Queen Anne Victorian, and Aunt Clara’s Cottage, a charming 1870's Victorian a few doors down. Each room has its own distinct personality, yet all are equally charming with luxury amenities, and both homes offer beautiful outdoor garden spaces where you can relax and enjoy nature with a beverage. All the rooms offer high quality linens, private baths, cable TV, and complimentary WiFi internet. We also accept pets as guests in the Aunt Clara’s Cottage with advanced notice.
Accommodations: Efficiency, Suites
# of Rooms: 6
Beds: Queen, King
Room Entertainment: Cable TV
Safes: In-Room, Front Desk
Handicap Accessible: Limited
Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Deck, Refrigerator, Rollaway Available
Victorian Southern Comfort experience in historic property, guest-acclaimed B&B experience with unmatched Southern hospitality, comprehensive concierge service knowledge, ideal location in the heart of historic Natchez, lodging options in luxurious 1893 Main House and pet-friendly 1873 cottage, fabulous full Southern breakfast each morning, spacious rooms & suites with beautiful furnishings, modern luxury amenities including private baths, afternoon wine & cheese welcome receptions.
Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary
Front Desk/Security: OnSite, Business Hours
Corporate Rates: Yes
Inn Amenities: Fitness Center, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Wine/Spirits Available, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services
Location Type: Small Town/Village
Check In 2pm-6pm, Check Out 11am. Responsible children, typically age 10+ are welcome. Additional charges will apply. Outdoor smoking areas only. Well-mannered pets are acceptable in Aunt Clara's Cottage rooms with prior arrangements. A $15 per pet fee per night applies. Rates are based on single or double occupancy and are subject to MS room tax of 10% and a city tourism tax of $2 per room per night and a $1 per night B&B Industry fee. Additional occupancy is $30 per person to cover linens, towels and breakfast. A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total or a minimum $35 per room booked is due on the date of booking. Require a minimum 8 days advance notice to avoid a room charge for the first night. No refund is issued if cancelled within 3 days before check-in. Modified cancellation policies apply to reservations involving groups or the booking of multiple rooms.
Minimum Stay Required: Weekends
Innkeeper's Pets: No Pets
Smoking Policy: Outside Only
Family Friendly: Over 6
Weddings & Events
Elope to Devereaux Shields House, and enjoy an intimate celebration in our elegant parlors or gardens. Our Mississippi elopement packages feature everything you need for a stress-free small wedding, including: an experienced Wedding Officiant to perform the ceremony, your choice of Bouquet or Corsage, and Groom’s Boutonniere, beautiful fresh flower bouquet and vase in your room, petite 6-inch wedding cake decorated with matching flowers, Champagne or Non-Alcoholic Bubbly and Keepsake Flutes, and Commemorative Engraved Brick in our garden walk to come back and visit on your anniversary! Two night minimum stay required for wedding couple. Package price does not include lodging.
Wedding/Events Capacity: 1-19
Events Supported: Ceremony, Receptions, Bridal Luncheon, Elopement
Wedding Services & Amenities: Officiant, Caterer, Florist, Photographer
Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Reception Seating: 20
Banquet Seating: 20
Max Capacity Outdoor: 25
Business Travel & Events
Our Devereaux Shields Main House can accommodate board or retreat meetings of 8-10 in a comfortable parlor environment. Our 1870’s Aunt Clara's Cottage has a Breakfast/Reading/Meeting room for business meetings with a capacity of 18 in the round and 25 theatre style. Capable wireless Internet, audio visual support, beverages, snacks and catered meals are available.
# of Meeting Rooms: 2
Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats
Meeting Facilities: Indoor
Business Travel & Event Max Capacity: 18
Max Capacity Theater: 20
Max Capacity Boardroom: 10
Max Capacity Classroom: 18