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.
4.8 on April 11, 2016
Charming B&B... 2nd stay here. Really enjoyed it!!
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.
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.
Thank you for your sweet review and especially for your appreciation of our tour tips.
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.
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.
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
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.
5 on November 15, 2015
This place was amazing! Highly recommend it! Especially the owners!!!!
Wow. What a great review. We are blushing. Many, many thanks. We had a great time with you at our breakfast table.
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!
Short but so sweet! Great review. Thanks for writing it.
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! :)
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.
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.
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.
5 on July 23, 2015
This was the most amazing place we have ever stayed in! This house is literally a museum and the hosts treat you like family (they sit at the dining table with their guests for a complete Southern-style breakfast) and they give you orientation and recommendations for touring this very historic city. Your room is immense with a high canopy bed and bathroom is like another room. I couldn't recommend this B&B more. And touring the city of Natchez is an education in itself.
Thank you for such a kind review. Mimi and I are glad you liked the accommodations and the town so much. Like you, we love Natchez and its history. We enjoy sharing that love with our guests and are really gratified when a guest, like you, appreciates the town and its story.
4.4 on July 15, 2015
Ron and Mimi go out of their way to make you feel at home. They are very knowledgeable about the city, and give great tips. The house is perfectly located in the downtown area. Only 2 blocks from the river, where you can walk at night to see a beautiful sunset over the river, and only a block from where the carriage rides are located. The carriage rides are fun and only $15 per person. If you are going to Natchez, I would definitely recommend that you go with 1888 Wensel.
Thanks for noting the convenient location of our B&B. Many prospective guests ask about our location and now I can refer them to your review. It was a pleasure having you with us.
Downtown, Small town
Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 88 miles
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.
Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, Religious Services, River, Winery
Computer, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Private Ajoining Bath
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone
Bicycle riding trails, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Ron and Mimi Miller
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.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian