1888 Wensel House B&B

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

About

1888 Wensel House, a restored Natchez Victorian town house, is simply and attractively furnished with antiques. Guests enjoy full use of the antique-filled parlor and dining room, where they enjoy classical music and morning papers. Fresh fruit and wine are available all day and evening. Outstanding Victorian plasterwork adorns the ceilings of both rooms. A generous plantation breakfast is served in the dining room. Our location in the heart of the historic area is perfect for walking the town and its historic neighborhoods. We are one block from the carriage rides and the bluff overlooking the river. Several museum houses are less than a few blocks away. The central intersection of town (Main & Commerce) is just five blocks away. Moderate rates coupled with complimentary food and drink make 1888 Wensel House a good value. Great big breakfasts are freshly prepared, offering eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, pancakes, biscuits, fruit and a variety of beverages. Amenities include wireless internet access, color cable TV, private adjoining baths, feather pillows as well as fiberfill, clean white cotton bedspreads. Mimi works at the local historic preservation organization where she is the executive director. Ron is the executive director emeritus. They have written articles and books on the history, architecture, and decorative arts of Natchez and its modern preservation efforts.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

Everything outstanding

4.8 on May 16, 2016

The thing we remember most is the invitation to sit om the porch and enjoy a glas of cool white wine from the fridge.

Innkeeper Response
We certainly appreciate your evaluation and are glad you enjoyed the complimentary wine and your time on the front porch. Many of our guests find the porch a comfortable place for their early morning coffee or a glass of wine or soft drink later in the day, especially in the spring and fall. Thanks for writing a review of our B&B.


Outstanding Stay at 1888 Wensel House

5 on May 02, 2016

A great B & B in a great city. The room was perfect for a couple, the entire house a museum, the owners a wealth of knowledge about the city. We have stayed at B & B's in Europe and the US and this B & B is among the very best. We highly recommend this B & B to any and all who visit Natchez. It is a great value and a great place to stay.

Innkeeper Response
Wow! I'm floating on air after reading your review. Thanks so much for such a wonderful account of your stay here and your recommendation to other travelers. I'm almost blushing. Many, many thanks.


Loved our stay!!

4.8 on April 11, 2016

Charming B&B... 2nd stay here. Really enjoyed it!!

Innkeeper Response
You are so very kind to take the time to write a review. We certainly appreciate it and also enjoy talking history with you. Thanks for returning for a second stay.


House of Hospitality

5 on November 30, 2015

Hosts were great. It was very relaxing and restful and the Milkers gave us very useful "tourist" information about Natchez.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your sweet review and especially for your appreciation of our tour tips.


Great stay

5 on November 28, 2015

Comfortable, clean, friendly and very knowledgeable hosts. Excellent location for walking around the town. Breakfast as very generous and perfectly prepared. Highly recommend. Only caveat is for those with mobility issues, as all rooms are up a fairly steep staircase.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for writing a review of our B&B. I especially like your comment about the "Excellent location for walking around the town." Thanks also for mentioning the "fairly steep staircase" so that others considering our B&B will be aware of that drawback. It is a climb of 13 feet (3 meters) from the first floor to the second floor, where all 3 guests rooms are located.


MERCI

5 on November 27, 2015

Bonjour Monsieur, Un peu tard et nos excuses ! Merci de nous avoir reçus le 29 octobre dans votre jolie maison. Merci de votre accueil très chaleureux. Nous vous souhaitons de belles fêtes de Noël Marie-Benoîte et Michel Touzet

Innkeeper Response
Merci d'avoir écrit un commentaire. Je suis aussi un peu en retard , mais il est dans la réponse à votre gentillesse . Qu'est-ce un grand compliment et une grande évaluation de votre séjour . Merci beaucoup. Thank you for writing a review. I am also a bit late, but it is in responding to your kindness. What a great compliment and a great evaluation of your stay. Many, many thanks.


Amazing!!!

5 on November 15, 2015

This place was amazing! Highly recommend it! Especially the owners!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Wow. What a great review. We are blushing. Many, many thanks. We had a great time with you at our breakfast table.


Great Location, Great Rooms, Great Breakfast, and Great Hosts!

5 on October 22, 2015

Loved staying here. Everything was perfect. The location was within walking distance of everything you want to see in Natchez. Hosts were wonderful. Would recommend to everyone!

Innkeeper Response
Short but so sweet! Great review. Thanks for writing it.


Great Stay...Awesome Breakfast...Wonderful Hosts

4.0 on October 15, 2015

We stayed one night here in September 2015. The hosts were amazing, the house was close to everything and the breakfast was so yummy (we LOVED the blueberry pancakes)! Natchez was recommended by a vendor of mine and this little spot was a true gem! Definitely take a carriage ride (which literally right across the street from this B&B) and definitely go have dinner at Cotton Alley (I recommend the BOOM BOOM Shrimp). Lots of houses to see and history to learn...pretty cool little town! :)

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the service, the location close to "everything, and the "yummy" breakfast. Thanks also for the tips on where and what to eat.


Great place to stay

5 on August 11, 2015

We had a really good visit, Ron and Mimi know all of the right places to see, and good places to eat. If we get back to Natchez we will stay with them again. We have also recommended this B&B to all of our friends.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review our B&B and thank you for such kind remarks. It was a pleasure talking with you and planning your visit. Of course, you had already done a great deal of research and your made the most of everything you saw and experienced. Again, many thanks.


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Rooms & Rates

Queen + Twin

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

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

Other

On-site amenities

Computer, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Private Ajoining Bath

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full Southern

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian