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Devereaux Shields House

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

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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
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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Awesome Anniversary!

5 on May 27, 2015

My husband and I was looking for a quiet get a way for our 8th Anniversary. We decided to give this bed and breakfast a try. We really enjoyed our quiet get away. Everything and everyone was awesome. We most definitely recommend this to our family, friends and others. We will do it again in the near future. I really enjoyed my massage. We both got massages something we both deserved. Thank You for your gret hospitality.

Great Time

5 on May 23, 2015

Great location and super rooms. Breakfast was outstanding. Ron and Eleanor were great hosts. Everything was clean and fresh. If our travels take us to Natchez again this is the place to stay.

Aunt Clara's Cottage

4.6 on May 18, 2015

We really enjoyed our weekend stay at Aunt Clara's Cottage, beginning with an extremely warm welcome (which was also extended to our German Shepherd). The accommodations and food were wonderful, and we so enjoyed meeting Eleanor, Ron and Doris, all of whom were attentive to our every need throughout our stay. Thanks so much for a lovely weekend...we highly recommend this as a destination in Natchez!


5 on May 14, 2015

We had a wonderful stay - beautiful place!

Loved our stay.

4.6 on May 07, 2015

The Devereaux Shields House is just what you would want in a bed and breadfast. Our hosts were warm and welcoming with a lovely little wine and cheese gathering when we arrived; we had the suite with a separate room for my sister and my husband and I in the larger bedroom, both being very comfortable; and the French toast in the morning was absolutely fantastic. I had to buy the cookbook so that I could have it for eternity.

Peaceful stay in Natchez

3.0 on May 01, 2015

This is a charming house in a lovely peaceful location in Natchez. Rooms are well furnished and comfortable and the hosts very friendly. I particularly enjoyed relaxing on the veranda in the comfortable rocking chairs.

Aunt Clara's Cottage

4.6 on April 28, 2015

My stay this past weekend was excellent. The Cottage was clean, comfortable, and quiet! I highly recommend this Natchez property. My business there required me to leave each day before breakfast, but the proprietor provided a lively bowl of fresh fruit. Great choice for your stay.

Lovely stay in Natchez

4.2 on April 16, 2015

My husband and I were looking for someplace lovely to stay for one night while passing through Natchez, Mississippi and we found that place at the Devereaux Shields House. Everything about our experience was enjoyable, from the pre-stay emails through the stay itself. We were given excellent suggestions on places to eat dinner, a glass of wine on arrival and an excellent breakfast. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet. Thank you!

Friendly, fun, memorable!

4.2 on April 14, 2015

Stayed one night to tour Natchez and we were not disappointed with the B & B. The owners were friendly, had information to share on restaurants and site seeing, plus the food was delicious and plentiful.

Nice stay with family

3.8 on April 14, 2015

Made a quick spring break trip with 2 kids to visit Natchez. The house was very comfortable and well maintained. We were in the Victoria Suite which is located in the separate cottage down the street from the main house. This was also where the breakfast was served. Ron and Elinor (the owners) were very friendly and accommodating as well as the rest of their staff. I would recommend this B&B to others

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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, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Spa, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Cozy Fireplaces in Parlors

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

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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  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions



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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Served Full Southern

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Glute-free or other needs

Signature Dish

Carmel Peach French Toast
Guests enjoy a multi-course breakfast starting with a fresh cut medley of fruits, juices, and choice of special house coffee, tea and milk followed by baked biscuits, muffins, scones, English muffins or toast with butter & jam of the day, followed by an entre (e.g. Peach Carmel French Toast) of baked mix of French toast, egg & cream custard, peaches, brown sugar, seasonings and accompanied by special southern grits or baked new potatoes and bacon, sausage or ham.


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

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