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Baer House Inn

1117 Grove Street , Vicksburg, MS 39180 USA (Show map)

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Rated as one of the best Bed and Breakfast's in the South and top 100 in the United States. Our guests put it best: "The Southern hospitality is stupendous and the gourmet meals even better!" "Great history, great food & great social hour." "The history in the home and neighborhood is a refreshing course on how to have a pleasant weekend get-a-way." "What a great place to stay, and only blocks away from so many things to do and see." "We were married here last year, and our 1st anniversary here this weekend was as expected: Absolutely wonderful, thanks for making your home feel like ours!" A charming 7-room bed and breakfast retreat providing a full southern breakfast. This exquisite example of Eastlake Victorian was built in 1870 and is furnished with period antiques. The home is walking distance to museums, restaurants, art galleries, antique shopping, riverfront murals and historical sites of the Civil War.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Florida Bound

4.8 on September 07, 2013

We were headed for Florida from Arkansas and decided Vicksburg was a great place to stay overnight. Rather than stay in a hotel we decided to call BnB's to see if they had any same-night availability. My first choice was The Baer House. We lucked out because Doug had an unexpected opening. When we arrived, Doug made us feel very welcome and showed us to our room. We arrived close to dinner time, so once we got settled he invited us down to the dining room to discuss local restaurants. He had a variety of menus, and he was well versed in the food and atmospheres of each. We decided on Walnut Hill and enjoyed its history. The bed in the Bonnie Blue room was extremely comfortable, and the room was spacious. The history of the house is very interesting and the original features beautiful. This BnB had more privacy than others we've stayed in. This bed and breakfast was a great price and a wonderful option. We have stayed in many BnB's and this was one of our favorites.

Gospel welcome

5 on July 16, 2013

One could not do better when picking a place to stay in or near Vicksburg. On the day I arrived Doug had arranged a gospel choir to sing in the beautiful sitting room, a great way to be welcomed into any establishment. The rooms are clean, well maintained, and the breakfasts are top-shelf, absolutely delicious. The billiard room adds a touch of nostalgia and a nice, level table to play a few games on. Conveniently located in the heart of Vicksburg near restaurants and museums, well worth the price. Brett Dingerson

Best Bed and Breakfast yet

5 on July 06, 2013

My wife and I have experienced many bed and breakfasts. We travel extensively and have never been so pleased or felt so much like a part of a family as we did while staying with Doug and his family. Baer House is the definition of Southern Hospitality at it's finest. There was a comfort we felt was as if you were in your on home. The breakfast each morning rivals some of the finest restaurants in New Orleans....we should know, we are from that area. If you find yourself anywhere near Vicksburg and you miss the chance to stay here you have done yourself a disservice. Baer House should be on the bucket lists of places to experience.....we will be back. Thanks Doug.....


5 on May 17, 2013

Rooms and food and all were 5 stars but there needs to be a 6th star for service. I asked Doug if there were a place for early coffee and he set up coffee for 4AM for me. A small thing but typical. Just ask they will do it. Make sure to ask Doug about his adventure racing. Amazing. Love this place.

"Southern Hospitality with a Worldly Twist"

4.6 on March 23, 2013

This is a wonderfully preserved Eastlake style home. Stayed in the Mei Ling suite, very comfortable queen size bed with good linens. Bathroom stall is a bit small and the towels were ordinary, not too thick. Wi-fi and cable available. The breakfast was superb! Fresh fruit, frittata super hot from the oven, biscuits that absolutely melted in your mouth, coffee, juice, delicious soft chewy cranberry cookies, everything home made from scratch by Doug, the owner. Located in the Downtown Historic Area, very close to many points of interest. Doug has traveled all over the world, is an avid sportsman that can recommend and provide great sports activities from cycling to rowing in the MS River. Thick legs of the pool table rooted to the chestnut floor, and sports memorabilia will make you feel like a pro. Returning to my childhood home after 33 years in the Caribbean and being able to bask in the warmth of the fireplace in the spacious library was priceless.

Great Wk-end!

5 on March 16, 2013

We had a great wk-end from beginning to end! Doug was very welcoming, friendly and gracious, not to mention that he is also a great cook! Our room was beautiful as was the entire home. We enjoyed happy hour in the evening and sat out on the porch one evening and enjoyed our wine. It's really nice that it is so close to Main street and Doug gave great suggestions for wonderful dinners. We will definitely visit again.

Great stay in Vicksburg

5 on March 11, 2013

I chose Baer House because of its location, within easy walking distance of Washington St/ Downtown, and for its history and beauty. The proprietor runs an excellent inn, very welcoming. The facilities are comfortable and beautiful, and the evening cocktail hour is a nice touch. Great breakfast and resources about the local area. I will stay here again and will recommend Baer House to others.

My stay.

4.6 on February 06, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. When traveling back to Vicksburg I will stay there again.

Was Hoping for More

2.4 on July 07, 2012

Overall, our stay at the Baer House Inn was pleasant, but it did not knock our socks off. The house was clean and well-decorated representing a mix of the old and the new. However, the grounds were nothing special, merely functional. Breakfast was pretty much what the innkeeper decided it would be. Other than the opportunity to opt out of certain elements of the breakfast being served, there was no real choice. We didn't expect a full menu, but "how would you like your eggs cooked" would have been nice. All in all, we are glad we stayed at a bed and breakfast. It was one part of a larger trip, so it blended with the other elements that made for a wonderful vacation. If it had been the focus of the vacation, it would likely have been disappointing. Thanks to for providing a great number of choices in numerous locations. We will definitely stay at another bed and breakfast in the future.

By Far the VERY best experience I have EVER had staying away from home.

5 on July 06, 2012

The innkeeper, Doug. This one man turned our little weekend get-a-way from good to AMAZING. the check in process was super easy he brought our luggage up to our room, gave us a tour of the house. We had arranged to have fresh flowers in the room for my wife they were absolutely beautiful. While we were staying there my wife had her birthday, we went out for dinner that afternoon while on our way back to the house I called Doug and gave him a heads up that we were on our way back. When we arrived he had a beautiful and delicious Italian cream cake for my wife and I, it was set up very romantically with candle light service utensils even poured us a glass of milk. Doug went above and well beyond any expectations. He made you feel as if you was his only guest and that he is at your service all the while having other house guest and giving them the same service we received. Doug was right there any time we needed something not over attendant, we would not see him and I would think "wow I could ask Doug" and there he was. I really can't give him enough credit he simply was a pleasure to meet and to listen to. Also the breakfast are absolutely the best. You can choose you breakfast time and unlike most places where the breakfast is cooked at the same time and you east it when it is fresh or you miss out. Not here if you want to sleep in a bit that is fine, and when you do go down for breakfast it is hot and fresh for you. By far the BEST bed & breakfast experience EVER. If you have plans to stay else where call and cancel those plans and plan to stay at the Baer House, I promise you will be very pleased and glad you did. Again Doug, THANK YOU!!!!! For all that you did to help make our stay and my wife's birthday as special as it was. Bobby G.

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Rooms & Rates

Bonnie Blue

Expansive front room with a private full bath. City views from a large bay window which also provides natural light and an open atmoshere. The social area in the alcove has 2 Victorian chairs and a comfortable love seat surrounding a coffee table. A flatscreen TV with cable, a beautiful antique king size bed and small library make this room with its original chestnut floors even more comfortable and inviting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $155

Nightly Rate: $135 - $155


A smaller cozy room with a warm and earthy feel. Antique furnishings, private bathroom with tub and shower, cable TV and heartwood pine floors. Enjoy the decorative hearth and get your best night's sleep on the comfort-top 18 inch mattress on the period antique bed. A calming environment located near the guest kitchenette and second floor balcony. A popular room for long term stays.

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Melanie Suite (Mei Ling)

A sitting room and a bedroom furnished with period American antiques with a mix of Chinese antiques and art. Located at the back of the home and near the guest kitchenette. Original heartwood pine floors add to the warmth. Four-poster antique queen bed, cable TV and decorative fireplace. The room overlooks the back garden and is a favorite of guests. There is a twin day bed in the sitting room for a 3rd person ($35).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145


Whether you're a traveler on business, a family of four or a couple in desperate need of a romantic weekend, you will find the Rhett or Pineapple rooms spacious and ideal for the occasion. The Rhett is a special and delightful room with it's antique Eastlake Victorian queen canopy bed and antique furniture. One of the home's original marble fireplace mantels is in this room. A cable TV and heart pine floor provide a cozy atmoshpere. Rhett shares a bathroom in the hall with the Pineapple rooom. View out the 3 windows to the back garden. We can add a twin bed for 3rd person ($35).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110


Whether you're a traveler on business, a family of four or a couple in desperate need of a romantic weekend, you will find the Rhett or Pineapple rooms spacious and ideal for the occasion. The Pineapple is a large room at the front of house near 2nd floor gallery. The warm and bright room has a king-sized half tester bed and beautiful hand cut parquet chestnut flooring. The bathroom is across the hall and shared with the Rhett room. A twin bed can be added to this room ($35). Both the Rhett and Pineapple can be reserved together for $185 a night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115


Beautiful, large romantic room filled with antiques. A period love seat next to the decorative fireplace, 12-foot ceilings, a private full bath, king size bed and original chestnut floors all make this room one of our most popular. TV with cable. If you want a romantic getaway, this room is on your "want" list.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Leona Room

Located on the first floor with a private entrance. Part of the original 1870 structure. Eastlake Victorian furnishings including a queen bed with temperpedic mattress. Bathroom floor and jacuzi tub surround are Italian stone. Heartwood pine floors and 12 foot ceilings complete this guest room.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

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Location Type

Historic section of Vicksburg, Old Court House Museum, Art Galleries/Antiqueing/Fine Dinning, Vicksburg National Military Park, Quiet neighborhood, Casinos, Small town


Jackson, MS (JAN) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Traveling EAST on I-20, take the HALLS FERRY RD exit-EXIT 1C 0.2 miles. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto HALLS FERRY RD. 1.4 miles. HALLS FERRY RD becomes CHERRY ST. 0.9 miles. Turn RIGHT onto GROVE ST. 0.1 mile Baer House Inn on LEFT side of street. Traveling WEST on I-20, take the W. CLAY ST exit-EXIT 4B-toward downtown Vicksburg, 0.4 mi. Merge onto CLAY ST/US-80 W. 1.8 mi. Turn RIGHT on ADAMS ST 0.1 mi. Turn RIGHT on GROVE ST 0.1 mi. Baer House Inn on LEFT side.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Mississippi River, Pilgrimage Tours, Tara Wildlife Preserve, Vicksburg National Military Park, Old Courthouse Museum, Lower Mississippi River Museum Blues & Gospel Music! Craft & Music Festivals Kayaking, Running, Biking, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Sports equipment rental, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Social hour from 5-6pm in the parlor. Billiards room for guests.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Running trails, City Historic Tours, Civil War Battlefield, Haunted Vicksburg Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 4pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card or a deposit equal to the first night's stay is required.
  • Cancellations: There is a $25 charge for cancellations. If less than 72 hours prior to the reservation, one nights rate is charged. During special events or holidays 2 weeks notification is needed to avoid the one-night charge.



Doug Cousineau

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About the innkeepers

Enjoy history, antiques, sports and travel. It is pleasant to be in a quiet part of the world after living in the South Pacific, China, Alaska and Europe. Doug Actively participates in adventure races and anything to do with biking, running or paddling. He is also a great Chef and enjoys sharing the secrets of the wonderful breakfast recipes.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , request in advance

Signature Dish

Baer House Creme Brulee French Toast



1117 Grove Street , Vicksburg, MS 39180 USA (Show map)

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