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Devereaux Shields House

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

Check Dates Diamond Collection

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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!




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

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Delightful stay with terrific hospitality!

5 on November 23, 2014

My husband and I tried our first B and B with the Devereaux Shields House and now we are hooked! For my husband's birthday I planned a quick trip to Natchez, and to really get a flavor of the city I decided to try this B and B. Eleanor greeted us upon our arrival and was very helpful even BEFORE we arrived. She sent emails to ask where we wanted to eat and then made the reservations. I am a coffee drinker, but I like it before breakfast and Eleanor had coffee ready by 7AM to my delight (not at my request, that is just the way she takes care of her guests)! Our breakfasts were very tasty and served on china with a casual elegance. We felt very comfortable and at home. We did have other guests in the house, but other than visiting with them at breakfast, we would not have known they were also in the house. The house and our room and bath were clean and well maintained. My husband was delighted with the entire stay, and the chocolate covered strawberries and champagne that I ordered for us really made the visit all the more special and was a pleasant end to our last day. We are sorry that Ron was out of town, but kudos to Eleanor and Ron on their wonderful bed and breakfast. Catherine Dahlonega, Georgia

Loved our stay!!

4.0 on November 18, 2014

My sister and I took our Mom for her 80th Birthday to the Devereaux Shields House. We had a lovely stay, the oweners are so friendly and welcoming. The rooms were comfortable and the food was delicous!

Outstanding Bed and Breakfast Experience

5 on November 10, 2014

Owners were very friendly and helped with dinner reservations each evening. The breakfast was delicious and we loved getting to know the other guests staying there. The rooms were beautiful, clean, and had lots of little extras to make your stay comforting. I have been suggesting this B & B to everyone I know

Very Welcoming and Comfortable

5 on November 02, 2014

We enjoyed our stay and Ron and Eleanor were very helpful helping us fine places to see and restaurants. The room was so pretty and clean. We also enjoyed the fact we could bring our Corgi. He seem to enjoy his stay also. Thanks again for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Wayne and Betty Graves

Stay on October 22 2014

4.2 on October 27, 2014

Enjoyed our stay in the Rose Room at great house. However TV needs to be larger. Breakfast was very good but would love to have had biscuits and homemade cream gravy with bacon. Would like to view more pictures of the rooms online.

Excellent bed and breakfast.

5 on October 24, 2014

Ron and Eleanor's dedication to what they do is obvious. This sets them apart. We are fortunate to be able to benefit from their efforts. Our first Bed and Breakfast experience will be the one by which all others will be judged. Natchez and the Devereaux-Sheilds House were great.

Great hosts, rooms & breakfasts

5 on October 23, 2014

This was our first experience staying at a B&B. We stayed 3 nights. We were extremely pleased with our hosts. The breakfasts were outstanding. Eleanor went the extra mile to prepare a breakfast for diabetics. Ron made all the guests feel right at home with his visits in the dining room every morning and could also be found around the premises at any time visiting with everyone. The location was ideal - only about 5 blocks to a bluff overlooking the Mississippi where a multi-block long sidewalk used by many for their morning walks was accessible.

Fall Pilgrimage

5 on October 14, 2014

Great service, excellent food, and very cozy. Would definitely return.

Lovely Experience

4.0 on September 22, 2014

We really enjoyed our experience staying in Aunt Clara's Cottage. I hope next time we are able to stay in the main house. Ron and Eleanor were super nice and accommodating. We will definitely be back.

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.

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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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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


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

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: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Small well-behaved pets are welcome
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • 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)

Property highlights

Free gift card up to $300!