The Briars Bed & Breakfast

130B John R Junkin Drive , Natchez, MS 39120 USA (Show map)

About

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

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.6

B&B Stay in Natchez

3.6 on January 05, 2016

Glenda and Katie are a great asset to the B&B.


Expectations

4.2 on April 16, 2015

I had some very basic wishes when choosing a B&B destination in Natchez, MS. I wanted a river view, secluded, and most importantly quiet. All of those were met and exceeded. The beauty of the Old Mansion is something to behold and the history that seeps from the hallowed grounds was consuming. It is obvious the Briars is in a transition phase and will do nothing but continue to improve. Our expectations were absolutely exceeded most importantly the service. Aime was a complete star, checking in our progress just in time to clarify directions and personally met us as we drove up to check in. From that point we could not have asked for anything more, all of our needs were met, the staff was attentive not intrusive, just spectacular. A very special thank you to Glenda, who prepared and served the breakfast, simply delicious. You are a great asset to the Briars Glenda, and your warmth, southern charm was delightful. We will return hopefully some day soon and know the Briars will be better than ever on our next visit. This is not a 5 Star Resort, nor should it be or professes to be. If you are looking for a quiet stay, surrounded by the beauty of the river, amazing southern history, close proximity to downtown Natchez then the Briars is the place.


Love the B&B

5 on March 20, 2015

The women that worked there were very nice and helpful !!


Weekend getaway

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.


Romantic Anniversary Getaway

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!


Beautiful!!!!

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!!!


Lovely Place

4.0 on January 27, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at the Briars. beautiful room and view and delicious breakfast. L. Frank


Wedding Adventure

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!


Anniversary getaway

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.


The Briar - Garden Vue

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!!!


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Rooms & Rates

The Jefferson Davis Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $150 - $195

The Varina Howell Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $150 - $195

The Carriage House

King Size bed, a large sitting room,private porch with rockers, it has a Shower/Tub and a small refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

$135 - $150

The Old School House

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

$240 - $195

The Guest House #8

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$135 - $150

The Guest House #9

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

$135 - $150

The Guest House #14

This room offers a King Size canopy Bed, across from the swimming pool and overlooks the beautiful Gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$135 - $150

The Guest House #15

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$135 - $150

Room 3

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $240

Room 4

Upstairs room in the historic main house. King size bed with a full bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$195 - $240

Room 5

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $240

Room 6

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Small town

Airport

Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 75 miles

Directions to property:

From the East heading West take the last Left before The Mississippi River Bridge. Drive up the hill thru the parking lot of the Hotel Vue, in the back left corner of the parking lot you will see our sign and that's our entrance.

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 Hotel Vue and look in the back left corner of the parking lot for our Sign THE BRIARS and that's our entrance.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: 48 hours notice

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kristy and Leon

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8 am till 10 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

, Diabetic


Signature Dish

Glenda's Grits
Glenda's Grits are like no other and complimented far and wide.