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Devereaux Shields House

709 N Union St , Natchez, MS 39120 USA (Show map)
264 Reviews
$129 - $189
per night

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Discover our elegant Natchez bed and breakfast, set in the heart of the vibrant historic district. Surrounded by carefully manicured gardens, our beautifully restored 1893 Queen Ann Victorian home offers six guestrooms, including two spacious suites. Just a few steps away, our 1873 Victorian Aunt Clara's Cottage welcomes guests with a large inviting veranda and features four additional rooms. Our tastefully appointed accommodations are highlighted by gorgeous period antiques, private baths and gracious common areas. Awake each morning to an unforgettable breakfast, featuring award winning recipes prepared with the freshest local ingredients. When you are ready to explore Natchez, Mississippi, you will find we are only a short stroll downtown shopping, attractions, restaurants and touring the beautiful plantation homes. Enjoy warm personal service and knowledgeable innkeepers who can help you plan a romantic getaway in Mississippi you are not soon to forget!


Rooms & Rates

Louise Room

Two Queen Beds in spacious room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Alice Room

Queen bed & Double Tester bed (Canopy Double)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Elmo Room

King Bed & Day Bed & Trundle, spacious bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Gallery Suite

King bed, Double bed, Private Balcony, 2-Rm Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Rose Suite

King bed, Queen bed, 2-Rm Suite, large cast iron tub in spacious bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Victoria Suite

2-Room Suite, King bed, quality Queen sleeper couch, spacious bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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

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264 Reviews

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Weekend visit.

3.6 on September 11, 2014

Cleanliness and dining experience exemplary. Our bed was SO comfortable and the room was so quiet. Did not hear other guests at all. Did not prefer room with two queen beds as there were only the two of us. Coffee in the early morning was not always available. The pot was quickly empty. Individual creamers not preferred. Maybe there should be fresh pastries or cheeses around 4 pm for guests. Maybe breakfast should be served from 8 to 9:30 rather that just at 8:30. 8:30 is early for some guests. Owners were so pleasant and helpful with dinner reservation.

Charming house and tenants

4.8 on September 01, 2014

We were welcomed with a glass of wine, the vegan dietary requirements of a member of the group investigated and satisfied with the morning breakfast. The room was a jewel and our stay in Natchez memorable! Reccommend this place

Excellent !

5 on August 20, 2014

Everything about the Devereaux Shields is perfect ! We are already planning another stay !

2 night "ladies get-away"

4.8 on August 14, 2014

Hosts were warm and friendly. Parking was a bit limited, but made okay by how nice the accommodations were. Breakfast was delicious both mornings and "extras" went a long way in impressing (i.e.: robes, plush towels, snacks, soft drinks, ice machine, blended coffees, tea varieties all in the common area with 24 hour access). Had a wonderful "girl's get-a-way"!

First stay at B & B

5 on August 12, 2014

This was my first stay at a B & B and I loved every minute of it. The breakfast was out of this world good that I bought a cookbook to try to duplicate at home. Would definitely stay here again.

Charming cottage

5 on August 03, 2014

We enjoyed our stay in Aunt Clara's Cottage - Victoria Suite. Our suite was lovely. Proprietors, Ron and Eleanor were friendly and helpful with recommendations for local dining. Breakfast was delicious.

Wonderful stay

4.0 on July 29, 2014

We enjoyed the stay in the Gallery suite and the warm welcome by Eleonor and Ron.

Love it

4.8 on July 28, 2014

Very friendly and helpful host Quit neighborhood. Delicious breakfast.

Ok stay

3.0 on July 22, 2014

This was our first stay at a B&B so we were not sure what to expect. The hosts were very pleasant but the facility needs some TLC to make it a warmer experience. Although we didn't stay at the main house it would have been nice to have been offered the opportunity to check it out for future stays or to have some type of welcoming event in order to experience the DS house.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate that these guests trusted us with their first stay in a B&B and do consider ourselves more than just a facility. Our welcome to Natchez & our Victorian B&B includes a warm and pleasant greeting, inquiries on our guests and what brought them to Natchez, all while we are processing their check-in. Depending upon guest’s desires, interests and schedule our introductory walk-around provides a historical description of both our two homes, features and amenities of both properties and the luxury amenities for their specific room. Unless it is a short-notice booking, guests typically have a choice to book a room in either our more luxurious main house or our more economical Aunt Clara’s Cottage. We offer our guests welcoming complementary glasses of wine, beer, mint juleps, lemonade or sodas & water and tell them they may enjoy the refreshments in common areas in the parlors or in the gardens and porches of either home and are certainly offered a tour of our main house if we detect an interest. If time and other guest check-in demands permit we do enjoy chatting further with our new guests. We will typically offer hors d'oeuvre if we have sufficient guest interest, larger groups or on weekends. Guests do limit their opportunity to enjoy our special brand of southern hospitality if they check-in late, stay one night and depart immediately after breakfast. We are sorry these guests did not enjoy an experience that either met or exceeded their expectations. A mutual guest-innkeeper connection does help to encourage a warmer guest experience. We have an established reputation of offering a fine guest experience and welcome these guests to a return visit.

Natchez visit

4.6 on July 16, 2014

We stayed in the cottage and had a room and sitting room with sofa bed. While we shared a bath, it worked great for 3 adults. Very nice accommodations and great service. Convenient location. Wonderful hosts. Food was on the fatty side for us but seemed to be enjoyed by most.

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 80 miles

Directions to property:

Take US-61 North to Natchez

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Cozy Fireplaces in Parlors

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Tour Antebellum homes, Tour Civil War sites, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Small well-behaved pets are welcome

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total or a minimum $35 is due on the date of booking.
  • Cancellations: All rates are based on single or double occupancy and are subject to MS room tax of 10%. Additional occupancy is $30/person. According to international standards cancellations or modifications require at least 7 days advance notice to avoid a room charge for the first night. No refund is issued if cancelled 3 days before check-in. A rain check may be issued for cancellations made within 7 days. A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total or a minimum $35 is due on the date of booking. Rates include a seated plantation style breakfast, and assorted hot and cold refreshments.



Ron & Eleanor Fry

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Historic homes, history, cooking, travel, woodworking, running and model railroading. Ron is an AF Veteran from the Vietnam Era, an Aerospace Engineer with 3 degrees from Univ. of Michigan and recently retired from Johns Hopkins University. Eleanor is a former financial analyst and excellent chef.

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  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Special Package

Relax, Refresh & Rejuvenate

Enjoy a relaxing getaway for two with 2-night accommodations, bottle of bubbly, massage relaxation package, and a $25 dining credit. From $449 (plus taxes). See our website for details.

Simply Elegant Stay

Add an elegant touch to your stay with a multi-course dinner at Monmouth or Dunleith Historic Inns and horse-drawn carriage ride for two. Add this package to your choice of room for $139. See our website for details.

Tastes Of Natchez

Experience the highlights of Natchez with this fun 1-day package! Enjoy a narrated & chauffeured tour around Natchez, including tour of an antebellum home, lunch, followed by your choice of a visit to Old South Winery, Old South Trading Post or Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride. $79/person, includes $15 lunch credit. Add this package to a room of your choice. See our website details.

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Details Diamond Collection

709 N Union St , Natchez, MS 39120 USA (Show map)

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