The Elms Bed and Breakfast

801 Washington Street , Natchez, MS 39120 USA (Show map)




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on November 11, 2015

The Elms is the only B&B i'll stay in on future Natchez trips. The house is open to explore and full of history. The Kellogg room was besutiful, the bathroom was amazing. Breakfast was served at the dining room table complete with fine china. The grounds of the house are beautifully manicured and shaded. You are just a short walk to Main St shops and the river.

Unforgettable stay

5 on June 10, 2015

We really enjoyed our 2 days at this remarkable Bed & Breakfast. Had a beautiful and spacious bedroom, very clean. The garden is wonderful, the location is great. And its so nice to stay in a house like that...make sure to stay here on your trip to Natchez!

Charming 'Old World' B & B

3.2 on June 04, 2015

The Elms was built in the early 1800's and some features of the building felt like it. We stayed in The Carpenter Room which was advertised as 2 bedrooms. In fact, it was more like 1 1/2 bedrooms as the 2nd had no door & a small double bed & we were kept awake by the noisy air-conditioning. The owner & the staff were charming and the breakfast was lovely. If you are after a genuine Mississippi 'Old World' experience with all the beautiful antiques of yesteryear, this is it!

Loved our stay at The Elms

5 on May 28, 2015

We were met at the door by our welcoming hosts who showed us around the beautiful home and to our room. I loved the shower and the fragrant soap. Breakfast was so good!

Great place to stay!

5 on March 31, 2015

Stayed two nights in March and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Had the Drake Room which is upstairs and has a queen bed and two single beds. The beds were very comfortable. The room was quiet and we could hear no other guests. The weather turned cold so we were not able to enjoy coffee on the balcony as we had wished but we will save that for next visit. Nice, big stand-alone shower that had good water pressure. Breakfast was served promptly both mornings and consisted one morning of scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, and muffins and the next morning was quiche, potatoes, biscuits. Orange juice was served both mornings along with good, hot community coffee. Even the coffee cups were on warmers to keep the warm. No complaints whatsoever. Would definitely recommend.

Seeped in history, spacious room, intimate service

3.8 on March 20, 2015

We had a nice two night stay at The Elms. Others were staying there much longer. We all enjoyed it! Like may Natchez properties, they are deep in history almost 2 centuries old. The Elms is proud to share theirs. We had a personalized tour of the home complete with commentary by Jerry. We also enjoyed chatting with the owners, 6th generation descendents in the house. Very helpful with recommendations for dining (top notch) and entertainment (excellent!).

Beautiful B&B!

4.6 on February 11, 2015

I loved The Elms. It is a very elegant home, but somehow it feels like you're at home. Perhaps one reason why I felt so comfortable there was that Mr. Jerry made me feel as though it was my home for the evening. He is so wonderful and truly helped to make my stay there memorable. I would definitely return to The Elms.


5 on January 28, 2015

We loved the house, our room and the kitty, who made us feel right at home.

Great Stay, Wish it Were Longer

4.4 on December 10, 2014

I truly enjoyed my stay.

Relaxing getaway

4.4 on November 19, 2014

Jerry met us when we arrived and showed us atound the home. We had a nice relaxing time sitting on the veranda and even enjpyed a couple of glasses of wine provided by The Elms. The breakfast was very good with excellent fresh baked biscuits and blueberry muffins.It was a nice breakfast with an oppertunity to talk to another couple staying there. I would do it again.

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Rooms & Rates

The Drake Room

The Elms’ master suite, known as the Drake Room, with beautifully hand-stenciled walls is a true work of art. The bedroom—with a queen-sized bed—and sitting room—with two twin-sized beds—overlook the front lawn of ancient oak trees. An outside door leads to the second floor balcony, the perfect place to savor your morning cup of delicious hot coffee or juice. The master suite accommodates up to four guests at a cost of $145 per night for double occupancy, and $30 per night for each additional guest. Balloon Race weekend is $275 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $275

Cassell Room

The Cassell Room has been taken off rental and replaced by the Carpenter Suite, a beautiful and spacious suite with a king tester bed and a double bed in the adjoining room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

$145 - $165


The Carpenter Suite in the 1856 wing, features 11-foot ceilings and windows on three sides and overlooks both the front and back yards. It has two rooms, one with a king bed and a twin and one with a double bed. The bath has a walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $275

Kellogg Room

The Kellogg Room, a quiet bedroom, peeks over the boxwood knot garden and features a king-sized bed. The bathroom, with its fireplace, clawfoot soaking tub, and beautiful spacious white marble and tile shower, pampers you. The cost is $145 per night for double occupancy. (Balloon Race weekend rate is $275. Per night)

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $275

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Location Type

Many restaurants and antique shops are nearby., The Elms is in the heart of garden district., It is in walking distance of the river., Downtown, Small town


Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 85 miles

Directions to property:

On entering Natchez on Hwy 61 from the south, look for an intersection with a Regional Hospital on the left. Turn left where it says Hwy. 84 and follow to the next light. Take a right onto Homochitto St. At the 2nd light (next to Chevron) take a right onto MLK St, go 1 block and take a right onto Washington St. The Elms is the corner property on your left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Natchez Trace Parkway, Antebellum Homes, Balloon Race, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

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

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Internet Service, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

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  • Check In:: 3:00p.m.
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed on the galleries outside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit is required, but we must have your credit card info on file.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations within 7 days of check-in must pay for the first night's stay.



Esther carpenter

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , small poodles

About the innkeepers

Esther is a professional trained chef and is written in USA Today as one of the top 20 women chefs in America.

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  • Time Served: 8:30a.m.
  • Serving Location: or Breakfast at Dunleith, Elms Dining Room or Patio

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Pork Tenderloin Leslie
Marinated Pork tenderloin grilled/smoked over applewood chips. Served with Sweet potato-Ginger Puree and Fresh Green beans.