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The Briars Bed & Breakfast

130B John R Junkin Drive , Natchez, MS 39120 USA (Show map)
11 Reviews
$130 - $275
per night

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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 Camelot, but with the amenities of the Twenty-first Century. Office Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am - 5:30pm

Rooms & Rates

The Jefferson Davis Suite

Beautifully decorated in period furniture, tub and shower separate, King size bed, includes a private balcony 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

Beautifully decorated in period furniture, with tub and shower separate, King Size bed and a Private Balcony overlooking The Mississippi River.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $195

The RiverVue Suite

This Suite is located in the second floor of The BriarVue, which is known by many as the Best View of the Mississippi River anywhere, its truly breath taking. This room offers a Queen size bed and a Standup Shower Only. You have access to the Varanda and to the Large Library.

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $275

The Garden Vue

Its Located in the 2nd floor of The BRIARVUE, it has a great view of the Gardens at THE BRIARS along with a view of The Mississippi River. This suite has a Jacuzzi Tub and a Shower. Access to the Library and to the Veranda over looking The Mississippi River.

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $250

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

$190 - $250 Nightly Rate: $190 - $250

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 - $190 Nightly Rate: $240 - $190

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 - $180 Nightly Rate: $135 - $180

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

$275 - $210 Nightly Rate: $275 - $210

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 - $180 Nightly Rate: $135 - $180

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 - $180 Nightly Rate: $135 - $180

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.5

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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!


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!!!

Beyond our expectations!

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!

Our Anniversary

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!

Wonderful Weekend in Natchez!

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.

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Location Type

Airport, Small town


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 Grand Soleil Hotel, 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 Grand Soleil Hotel, 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

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Most rooms are full of Antiques and Valubles. Some are not
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Cancellations: 48 hours notice



Kristy and Leon

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  • Time Served: 6 am till 10 am
  • Serving Location: Guest room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

, Diabetic

Signature Dish

The Best Steaks on the Mississippi

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $50 gift card with a $250+ gift card purchase