Situated on the highest promontory overlooking the mighty Mississippi River south of St. Louis, The Briars, circa 1812, is one of the finest examples of early southern plantation-style architecture. It is renowned historically as the residence where Jefferson Davis married Varina Howell in 1845. When our guests drive through the gates of The Briars, they enter a world touched with the magic, peace and beauty of the past, but with the amenities of the Twenty-first Century. Office Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am - 5:00pm
4.6 on February 20, 2014
My fiancé and I had recently gotton engaged and decided to take a weekend for us. The staff was so nice and accommodating. The Room was wonderful, and had an amazing view of rhe river. The Breakfast was amazing! I truly enjoyed the time we spent, and look forward to a return visit soon.
4.8 on January 06, 2014
My husband and I and another couple stay at the Briars Bed and Breakfast Jan. 3-5 for our 17th Anniversary. The staff at this place is exceptional! They make sure you are well taken care of!! Glenda, the cook is absolutely amazing!!! Her grits and homemade fried chicken, as well as her filet were absolutely incredible!! You will not taste better grits anywhere!! We stayed in the Gardenvue and our friends stayed in the Rivervue. The Rivervue controls the temp for both rooms and it also only has a shower. The only view the Gardenvue has is from the garden tub. However, is a balcony overlooking the gardens and the pool. Thank you Mr. Leon and staff for a great anniversary weekend getaway!! Natchez is a beautiful place!
5 on May 17, 2013
We had an awesome time! The property is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. They make you feel right at home. I love this place and will be going back!!!
4.0 on January 27, 2013
Enjoyed our stay at the Briars. beautiful room and view and delicious breakfast. L. Frank
5 on January 18, 2013
In Oct 2012, The Briar's hosted my wedding! It was everything I could have asked for! Kristy and Leon were very helpful when it came to my needs of making sure my day was perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful and went way out of their way to show that they were there to serve. I would not have changed one thing about my wedding! The view was absolutely amazing! The rooms were very homely and comfortable! Breakfast was great, especially if you want that southern style breakfast!
1.4 on December 12, 2012
When we arrived at the Briars we were told there would not be a breakfast served the following morning as it was Thanksgiving. We were given some muffins to eat instead. At 9:30 pm we discovered the bed was broken. The box springs were half on the floor because the wooden slats supporting them were out of the grooves. We called the emergency number and were told that the bed had been broken. We were given a different room, The Gardenview, in a different building on the property. The Gardenview has no thermostat. It is located in the adjacent room, the Riverview, so you are at the mercy of your fellow guests as to what temperature the Gardenview room will be! Breakfast was basic, coffee, eggs, bacon, grits, and a biscuit. It was the same both mornings. They were out of orange juice. On our last night, we were awakened at 10:30pm by a doorbell ringing. It was a couple who checked in late so management left them a note and a key for their room. It just so happened to be our room! Mr. Leon, the owner has his cell phone on his card. I tried calling several times and text messaging but no answer. Rendy, an office worker called and was extremely rude to me! She offered us a discount. She also insinuated that I was lying about everything! To this day I have not heard back from Mr. Leon Atkins about our stay.
4.6 on October 12, 2012
If you want the beautiful grounds and incredible views of the MS River, I would highly recommend the Briars! My wife and I make an annual trip to Natchez and this was the nicest accomodations and B&B that we've stayed in yet. The Garden Vue room was huge, updated, with a great view, and even had our own large private balcony. The breakfast was a good Southern breakfast, nothing mind-blowing, but still very good. The only concern with our room was that it was located by the large dining area where there was a dinner on one of the nights, but even that wasn't bad. If you love Natchez, you'll love the Briars!!!
5 on May 29, 2012
My familyand I had an opportunity to stay at The Briars over Memorial Day and will definately go back for a special occasion! The view was magnificent...our room overlooked the Mississippi River, and the lights from the bridges were beautiful. All of the staff was very helpful and kind. The breakfast was delicious Southern food! The location, minutes from downtown, was great for us and our sightseeing. What a great experience - thanks so much!
5 on May 14, 2012
My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary and wanted to do something really special. We decided to have dinner at The Briars in Natchez and stay overnight. We stayed in the River Vue room where you can lay in bed and watch the riverboarts travel up and down the river. After dark the view of the Bridge with all the lights is breathtaking! We couldn't have been more pleased. The Restaurant also has a beautiful view of the Mississippi River and we were there at sunset? Beautiful!! The Chef prepared a delicious meal for us and the service offered a hometown style that we've found nowhere else. We will definatley stay again!
5 on May 11, 2012
Just spent a wonderful weekend in Natchez attending my 50th high school class reunion and stayed at The Briars. We stayed in the Old School House and it was beautiful, spacious and so inviting. The history that was provided in the room really made our stay more special...knowing what the building had been used for and how long it had been on the estate. The service at the registration desk was welcoming and helpful. The cleaning staff were great and helped us get all our luggage to our room. And when we inquired about where we might get some ice, she delivered two buckets to our room. The breakfast served each morning was delicious and the kitchen and dining staff were so friendly. But probably what I enjoyed most was the beautiful views and the peace and quietness of the grounds. I would highly recommend a stay at The Briars and I hope to return for many more visits in the future.
Located in the Historic main house. Beautifully decorated in period furniture, tub and shower separate, King size bed, includes a private entrance from the gallery, with a beautiful viewing of the Mississippi River.
Nightly Rate: $150 - $195
Located in the Historic main house. Beautifully decorated in period furniture, with tub and shower separate, Queen Size bed and a Private access to the front gallery overlooking The Mississippi River.
Nightly Rate: $150 - $195
This Suite is located in the second floor of The Dining Pavilion, which is known by many as the Best View of the Mississippi River anywhere, its truly breath taking. This room offers a King size bed and a Standup Shower Only.
Nightly Rate: $210 - $275
Its Located in the 2nd floor of The Dining Pavilion, it has a great view of the Gardens at THE BRIARS along with a view of The Mississippi River.
Nightly Rate: $190 - $250
King Size bed, a large sitting room,private porch with rockers, it has a Shower/Tub and a small refrigerator.
$135 - $150
Circa 1785 Known as the first Building built on the property, its a quaint cottage located next door to the main house. It offers period furnishings,a sitting room and shower/tub.
$240 - $195
king size bed, located next to the swimming pool. Tub/shower this room can also be booked with Guest House #9 for a large Family room and kitchen.
$135 - $150
This room includes a large family room, with Kitchen, and a nice Screened Porch. The Guest House #8 can be added to #9 for more sleeping arrangemnts, but must be booked separately. Its located across from the swimming pool.
$135 - $150
This room offers a King Size canopy Bed, across from the swimming pool and overlooks the beautiful Gardens.
$135 - $150
A very quite room, located in the Guest House, overlooks The beautiful Garden and it offers a great view of most of the property. king Size bed with a tub/shower.
$135 - $150
Second floor room in main historic home (200 years old). Room includes queen size bed and adjoining full bath. Additional bed is available upon request. Enjoy the large front gallery and expansive grounds surrounding this historic property
Nightly Rate: $195 - $240
Upstairs room in the historic main house. King size bed with a full bath
$195 - $240
Upstairs room in main historic home. This room contains a king size bed and 2 full bathrooms. An additional bed is available upon request. Guests can enjoy the large front gallery (porch) and all of the grounds.
Nightly Rate: $195 - $240
Upstairs bedroom in historic residence (200 years old) contains queen size bed and full bathroom. An additional bed is available upon request. Enjoy the large front gallery(porch) and lush grounds. Entire property over looks the Mississippi River
Airport, Small town
Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 75 miles
From the East heading West take the last Left before The Mississippi River Bridge. Drive up the hill thru the parking lot of the Grand Soleil Hotel, in the back left corner of the parking lot you will see our sign and that's our entrance.&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;Heading from the West into Mississippi from Louisiana, take your first right after entering Mississippi and head up the hill thru the large parking lot of the Grand Soleil Hotel, and look in the back left corner of the parking lot for our Sign THE BRIARS and that's our entrance.
Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, 1/2 mile from Tourist Center, 1 mile from Casino, 1 mile from Shopping/Entertainment district, 1 mile from Cinema, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, River, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Swimming, Swimming pool
Glenda's Grits are like no other and complimented far and wide.