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1888 Wensel House B&B

206 Washington Street , Natchez, MS 39120 USA (Show map)
115 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.

Rooms & Rates

First Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin


Front Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin


Oak Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin


The Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Double


Deluxe Queen

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin


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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.8

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115 Reviews

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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.

Historic Natchez

4.8 on August 24, 2014

The house has been restored to its pre CIvil War condition with period furnishings. The house is beautifully kept and we had a spacious room with a large en-suite bathroom. The owners are a lovely couple who are clearly Anglophiles and work for the local historical society. We just wish we had been able to talk longer with them about the local area and the US generally. Breakfast was very tasty and clearly a typical old style Southern fare and they did proper English teas.If we visit Natchez again we will stay here again.

Beyond Expectations

5 on August 23, 2014

We were greeted by Ron at the front door and taken on a tour of the property.We were able to choose exactly what we wanted for breakfast,and it was awesome the next morning. The room was large and very clean. Ron gave us an excellent suggestion for dinner which we thoroughly enjoyed.Mimi and Ron were excellent hosts and we enjoyed talking to them. I feel it was an excellent value for the money! We will return when we are in Natchez again.


5 on August 14, 2014

Ron & Mimi, the owners, were charming. The breakfast was huge. Room and bathroom were very clean, linens were very soft. I loved staying here and will stay here again for my next trip to Natchez.

A must !

4.8 on August 06, 2014

This place is just great ! The hosts are doing everything to help and please you. Ron and Mimi are offering one of the best service I ever seen. The breakfast is just awesome and the house perfectly arranged. One minor issue the bed was extremely noisy. But apart from that it was perfect. A big thank you from France

Great house, great hosts, great value!

5 on August 03, 2014

My sister and I went to Natchez for a quick one night trip to tour the homes. Wenzel House exceeded our expectations. The house has a simple elegance and we felt comfortable from the minute Ron greeted us at the door. There is wine, water, soft drinks and ice available at all times and the breakfast was DELICIOUS. The hosts have written recommendations and information about things to do and menus from the local restaurants available to review. We stayed in the front room and loved it. This B&B is a great value, you will be very pleased. We are already planning a return trip.

friendly, historic Natchez

4.8 on July 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our 2 days here. The B and B is beautiful, the food is wonderful, and the location is central. There are some wonderful walks around town and historic homes/plantations. Natchez is one of the most friendly towns I've ever experienced--the hosts were great, plus, we'd even get stopped while walking around town and advised on good places to visit by locals.

We loved Wensel House!

5 on July 16, 2014

Wensel House is a very pretty, comfortable, and clean B & B in a perfect location--right in downtown Natchez, close to Silver Street, less than two blocks from the bluff overlooking the river, and less than two blocks from Rosalie. The breakfast was delicious--just what we would have chosen. Ron and Mimi Miller are wonderful hosts--welcoming, generous, and knowledgeable about Natchez, past and present!

Very enjoyable visit!

4.0 on July 13, 2014

The Wensel House was nicely refurbished, clean, and comfortable. The house was also very conveniently located in the town, close to many of the historic buldings and sites of interest. Mimi was a great hostess and full of historical information. For us this was great as we enjoyed asking her questions about the hsitory of the area and many of the homes in the area and she was able and willing to share so much knowledge with us. We had a very relaxing three night stay!

Great overnight trip!!!

4.4 on July 04, 2014

Stayed for a quick overnight trip! Wonderful place to stay! Breakfast was wonderful - did not really need to eat the remainder of the day (even though we did!) Will recommend Wensel house to friends!

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


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

Directions to property:

From BTR - Baton Rouge, LA (88 miles), take I-110 N to end at US 61 N to Natchez. At McDonalds, turn left onto US84 & US 98 toward the River Bridge. Then follow directions above. From JAN - Jackson, MS (125 miles), take I-20 W, Exit to I-55 S, Exit to US 84 W at S. Brookhaven exit, follow 84 W to the River Bridge.

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: Limited on the front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Older children are welcome
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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

Details Diamond Collection

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

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