Rated as one of the best Bed and Breakfast's in the South and top 100 in the United States. Our guests put it best: "The Southern hospitality is stupendous and the gourmet meals even better!" "Great history, great food & great social hour." "The history in the home and neighborhood is a refreshing course on how to have a pleasant weekend get-a-way." "What a great place to stay, and only blocks away from so many things to do and see." "We were married here last year, and our 1st anniversary here this weekend was as expected: Absolutely wonderful, thanks for making your home feel like ours!" A charming bed and breakfast retreat providing a full southern breakfast. This exquisite example of Eastlake Victorian was built in 1870 and is furnished with period antiques. The home is walking distance to museums, restaurants, art galleries, antique shopping, riverfront murals and historical sites of the Civil War.
Expansive front room with a private full bath. City views from a large bay window which also provides natural light and an open atmoshere. The social area in the alcove has 2 Victorian chairs and a comfortable love seat surrounding a coffee table. A flatscreen TV with cable, a beautiful antique king size bed and small library make this room with its original chestnut floors even more comfortable and inviting.
Nightly Rate: $155/$135
A smaller cozy room with a warm and earthy feel. Antique furnishings, private bathroom with tub and shower, cable TV and heartwood pine floors. Enjoy the decorative hearth and get your best night's sleep on the comfort-top 18 inch mattress on the period antique bed. A calming environment located near the guest kitchenette and second floor balcony. A popular room for long term stays.
Nightly Rate: $115/$115
A sitting room and a bedroom furnished with period American antiques with a mix of Chinese antiques and art. Located at the back of the home and near the guest kitchenette. Original heartwood pine floors add to the warmth. Four-poster antique queen bed, cable TV and decorative fireplace. The room overlooks the back garden and is a favorite of guests. We can add a twin bed in the sitting room for a 3rd person ($35).
Nightly Rate: $145/$135
Whether you're a traveler on business, a family of four or a couple in desperate need of a romantic weekend, you will find the Rhett or Pineapple rooms spacious and ideal for the occasion. The Rhett is a special and delightful room with it's antique Eastlake Victorian queen canopy bed and antique furniture. One of the home's original marble fireplace mantels is in this room. A cable TV and heart pine floor provide a cozy atmoshpere. Rhett shares a bathroom in the hall with the Pineapple rooom. View out the 3 windows to the back garden. We can add a twin bed for 3rd person ($35).
Nightly Rate: $105/$105
Whether you're a traveler on business, a family of four or a couple in desperate need of a romantic weekend, you will find the Rhett or Pineapple rooms spacious and ideal for the occasion. The Pineapple is a large room at the front of house near 2nd floor gallery. The warm and bright room has a king-sized half tester bed and beautiful hand cut parquet chestnut flooring. The bathroom is across the hall and shared with the Rhett room. A twin bed can be added to this room ($35). Both the Rhett and Pineapple can be reserved together for $165 a night.
Nightly Rate: $110/$110
Beautiful, large romantic room filled with antiques. A period love seat next to the decorative fireplace, 12-foot ceilings, a private full bath, king size bed and original chestnut floors all make this room one of our most popular. TV with cable. If you want a romantic getaway, this room is on your "want" list.
Nightly Rate: $145/$125
Located on the first floor with a private entrance. Part of the original 1870 structure. Eastlake Victorian furnishings including a queen bed with temperpedic mattress. Bathroom floor and jacuzi tub surround are Italian stone. Heartwood pine floors and 12 foot ceilings complete this guest room.
Nightly Rate: $195/$195
4.8 on September 07, 2013
We were headed for Florida from Arkansas and decided Vicksburg was a great place to stay overnight. Rather than stay in a hotel we decided to call BnB's to see if they had any same-night availability. My first choice was The Baer House. We lucked out because Doug had an unexpected opening. When we arrived, Doug made us feel very welcome and showed us to our room. We arrived close to dinner time, so once we got settled he invited us down to the dining room to discuss local restaurants. He had a variety of menus, and he was well versed in the food and atmospheres of each. We decided on Walnut Hill and enjoyed its history. The bed in the Bonnie Blue room was extremely comfortable, and the room was spacious. The history of the house is very interesting and the original features beautiful. This BnB had more privacy than others we've stayed in. This bed and breakfast was a great price and a wonderful option. We have stayed in many BnB's and this was one of our favorites.
5 on July 16, 2013
One could not do better when picking a place to stay in or near Vicksburg. On the day I arrived Doug had arranged a gospel choir to sing in the beautiful sitting room, a great way to be welcomed into any establishment. The rooms are clean, well maintained, and the breakfasts are top-shelf, absolutely delicious. The billiard room adds a touch of nostalgia and a nice, level table to play a few games on. Conveniently located in the heart of Vicksburg near restaurants and museums, well worth the price. Brett Dingerson
5 on July 06, 2013
My wife and I have experienced many bed and breakfasts. We travel extensively and have never been so pleased or felt so much like a part of a family as we did while staying with Doug and his family. Baer House is the definition of Southern Hospitality at it's finest. There was a comfort we felt was as if you were in your on home. The breakfast each morning rivals some of the finest restaurants in New Orleans....we should know, we are from that area. If you find yourself anywhere near Vicksburg and you miss the chance to stay here you have done yourself a disservice. Baer House should be on the bucket lists of places to experience.....we will be back. Thanks Doug.....
5 on May 17, 2013
Rooms and food and all were 5 stars but there needs to be a 6th star for service. I asked Doug if there were a place for early coffee and he set up coffee for 4AM for me. A small thing but typical. Just ask they will do it. Make sure to ask Doug about his adventure racing. Amazing. Love this place.
4.6 on March 23, 2013
This is a wonderfully preserved Eastlake style home. Stayed in the Mei Ling suite, very comfortable queen size bed with good linens. Bathroom stall is a bit small and the towels were ordinary, not too thick. Wi-fi and cable available. The breakfast was superb! Fresh fruit, frittata super hot from the oven, biscuits that absolutely melted in your mouth, coffee, juice, delicious soft chewy cranberry cookies, everything home made from scratch by Doug, the owner. Located in the Downtown Historic Area, very close to many points of interest. Doug has traveled all over the world, is an avid sportsman that can recommend and provide great sports activities from cycling to rowing in the MS River. Thick legs of the pool table rooted to the chestnut floor, and sports memorabilia will make you feel like a pro. Returning to my childhood home after 33 years in the Caribbean and being able to bask in the warmth of the fireplace in the spacious library was priceless.
Art Galleries/Antiqueing/Fine Dinning, Casinos, Historic section of Vicksburg, Old Court House Museum, Quiet neighborhood, Vicksburg National Military Park, Small town
Jackson, MS (JAN) 45 miles
From Jackson International Airport travel north on International Dr. which turns into Airport Road N. 2.8 miles. Merge onto I-20 WEST. Then follow directions above.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mississippi River, Pilgrimage Tours, Tara Wildlife Preserve, Vicksburg National Military Park, Lower Mississippi River Museum, Old Courthouse Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, City Historic Tours, Haunted Vicksburg Tours, Civil War Battlefield, Running trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Video Arcade
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, DVD Player, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
Social hour from 5-6pm in the parlor., Billiards room
Chinese, English, German
Enjoy history, antiques, sports and travel. We are happy to be in a quiet part of the world after living in the South Pacific, China, Alaska and Europe. Doug takes part in adventure races and anything to do with biking, running or paddling. He is also a great Chef and enjoys sharing the secrets of the wonderful breakfast recipes.