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1888 Wensel House B&B

206 Washington Street , Natchez, MS 39120 USA (Show map)
124 Reviews
$105 - $145
per night

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This 1888 Victorian town house is completely-renovated, beautifully furnished with antiques, and situated in the heart of the historic district across the trolley stop and carriage rides. Guests have full use of the parlor and dining room, where they enjoy morning papers, fresh fruit, and soft drinks available 24 hours a day. A generous freshly-cooked plantation breakfast is served in the dining room. Guests occupy a cozy 5-room cottage in the back yard or one of three large upstairs rooms in the main house. The cottage has two double beds, one bath with tub-shower, plus kitchen, dining room, and living room with TV. Each bedroom in the main house has two beds (a single and a queen), modern bathroom with tub-shower and hairdryer, telephone, remote-controlled cable color TV, & iron and ironing board. The First Room contains American antiques, including a high-post hand-carved bed. The Oak Room features carved "Golden Oak" turn-of-the-century antiques. The Front Room is furnished in mid-19th century antiques with a low-post 1835 bed.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Fantastic B&B Getaway!

5 on February 26, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for our 17th annivetsary. It was a beautiful old house that has been completely restored to amazing condition. The nostalgia of the place was great, but it went way beyond that. Our room was immaculate and lovely. It was super quiet and relaxing. Our hosts were super friendly, and we really enjoyed sitting and visiting with them. The breakfast was HUGE and it was absolutely delicious!! Full homecooked breakfast every morning. It was a great retreat for us. We HIGHLY recommend staying here, as you will get great personal quality service that you aren't likely to find at many other places. We definitely want to go back to Natchez and stay at The Wensel House again in the future!

I'll be back!

5 on February 12, 2015

Ron and Mimi were very hospitable and extremely knowledgeable regarding all things Natchez. Our only regret was not staying longer.

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4.8 on December 02, 2014

Ron & Mimi were so nice and helpful. We unexpectedly made it to the hotel early and they made arrangements for us. The breakfast the next morning was divine. Mimi cooked bacon, sausage, eggs, blueberry pancakes, grits and biscuits all from scratch. They made lots of suggestions that helped us make the most of our stay. Highly Recommended!

Excellent Stay

4.6 on November 26, 2014

It was really unfortunate I was only able to stay just one night. The room was wonderful; spacious, spotless and very comfortable. The location was superb; close to downtown, easy to find and well marked. I was welcomed by Ron, and enjoyed Ron's insights into the area. This was my first trip to Natchez; Ron and Mimi made it memorable. Thank you.

Wonderful !!!! 100% recommended!!!

5 on November 21, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Ron's and Mimi's house. The breakfasts cooked by Ron were pantagruelic and tasty (we will remember for ever the so delicious taste of his biscuits ... really to die!). The bedroom was spacious, very pretty and comfortable with a beautiful antic bed, a big bathroom including all that you need. As a bonus, Ron took the time to give us a lot of great suggestions on places to visit in Natchez and near to Natchez too. Also very helpful, you can relax on the charming living room of the house, reading interesting books on plantations in Louisiana ... etc and selecting the restaurant for your next dinner in town (Ron has prepared a list of the best restaurants in Natchez including the full menu of each one ! ). We really recommend this B&B at 100 %, you will have a very pleasant stay and you will know everything on what to see in Natchez! Thanks so much, Ron and Mimi, for this very pleasant stay in our house !

Wonderful welcome in Natchez

5 on November 07, 2014

My rooom was spacious and the bed very comfortable; the bathroom was also spacious and very clean. The hosts, Ron and Mimi MIller, were very welcoming and extremely helpful about where to visit so one could enjoy Natchez fully. Breakfast was delicious with many freshly made choices. The house is attractively furnished with many period pieces adding to the whole Natchez experience. I fully recommend Wenzel House for an enjoyable stay. Antonia from London

Love it!!

5 on October 12, 2014

I am a returning guest. I stayed at the Wensel house in the summer for a weekend getaway and loved the house, the Millers, and Natchez. I decided to return to spend my anniversary there. I plan to be a repeat guest as often as possible.

Simplemente maravilloso!!!

5 on September 28, 2014

La estancia fue maravillosa, las habitaciones insuperables, no les faltaba ningún tipo de detalle, las sabanas y toallas son increíblemente suaves, la casa es preciosa. Ron y Mimi son estupendos, nos trataron como si estuviéramos en casa, punto muy a su favor fue, que Ron habla español y tuvimos una conversación muy interesante con él, ademas nos contó un montón de cosas de la ciudad y nos sugirió sitios donde cenar. Mimi hace un desayuno sureño genial, te da energía para todo el día. En definitiva, ojala hubiéramos estado mas días para disfrutar de un lugar tan estupendo.

Wonderful get-away at the Wenzel House!

5 on September 19, 2014

We enjoyed our 3-night stay last weekend immensely! The room was furnished in antiques with a comfortable queen sized bed and was very quiet. The breakfast was delicious and filling so much so we only needed a light lunch. The blueberry pancakes were scrumptious! Location is perfect for walking historic Natchez and close to many sites. Ron and Mimi are wonderful hosts and both are a wealth of information about local history as well as attractions and nearby restaurants. We learned so much about Natchez history from talking with them! We would recommend 1888 Wenzel House to anyone visiting Natchez.

Delightful Overnight Stay

5 on September 16, 2014

Had a wonderful one night stay at 1888 Wensell House - Ron & Mimi are engaging, genial hosts and looked after us magnificently. The property is very well appointed and in a great location for viewing Natchez sites. The delicious Douthern breakfast, complete with creamy grits was a great touch! Highly recommended.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen + Twin

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 88 miles

Directions to property:

From US Highways 84/98/65 at the Mississippi River, turn north on Canal St. (by the visitor center). After 4 traffic lights, begin to cross the railroad tracks and immediately turn right into the large parking lot. If you miss the turn, go past Washington St to State St, turn right, and go around the block to the Washington St entrance to the lot.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Wireless Internet on site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: Anytime
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only on the front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Older children are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card or a deposit equal to the first night's stay is required.
  • Cancellations: Cancel 3 days before arrival to avoid a charge to for the first night's stay. Even on the scheduled day of arrival, we might be able to work something out.



Ron and Mimi Miller

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Both innkeepers work at the local historic preservation organization, the Historic Natchez Foundation. Ron is the executive director and Mimi is the director of program services. They have written articles and books on the history, architecture, and decorative arts of Natchez and its modern preservation efforts. Ron appeared on the Natchez segments of the A&E television productions of America's Castles and BobVila's Historic Home of America. He lectures the nation on Natchez and its history.

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Full Southern

  • Time Served: 8:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


206 Washington Street , Natchez, MS 39120 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

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