1888 Wensel House B&B

206 Washington Street , Natchez, MS 39120 USA (Show map)
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1888 Wensel House, a restored Natchez Victorian town house, is simply and attractively furnished with antiques. Guests enjoy full use of the antique-filled parlor and dining room, where they enjoy classical music and morning papers. Fresh fruit and wine are available all day and evening. Outstanding Victorian plasterwork adorns the ceilings of both rooms. A generous plantation breakfast is served in the dining room. Our location in the heart of the historic area is perfect for walking the town and its historic neighborhoods. We are one block from the carriage rides and the bluff overlooking the river. Several museum houses are less than a few blocks away. The central intersection of town (Main & Commerce) is just five blocks away. Moderate rates coupled with complimentary food and drink make 1888 Wensel House a good value. Great big breakfasts are freshly prepared, offering eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, pancakes, biscuits, fruit and a variety of beverages. Amenities include wireless internet access, color cable TV, private adjoining baths, feather pillows as well as fiberfill, clean white cotton bedspreads. Mimi works at the local historic preservation organization where she is the executive director. Ron is the executive director emeritus. They have written articles and books on the history, architecture, and decorative arts of Natchez and its modern preservation efforts.



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

Weekend stay at the Wensel House

4.6 on April 21, 2018

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the Wensel House at the beginning of our bicycle ride of the Natchez Trace. It was like we were at a family home. Ron and Mimi Miller made us feel right at home, our room was beautiful, the breakfast was plentiful and Ron and Mimi spent alot of their time helping us with sites to see around Natchez. The home is situated in town and close to everything. Highly recommend. We would definitely stay there again.

Superior B&B

5 on April 20, 2018

Beautiful home, clean spacious guest rooms, off street parking, outstanding breakfast, and warm friendly hosts, equates to the best B&B experience we have ever had in our many years of travel.

Top Shelf B&B

5 on April 09, 2018

Warm, friendly,clean,off street parking, along with a great breakfast. One of the best B&B's we have ever stayed in.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to compose a review and then write it into the web site. We appreciate your gift of the time to compose the review. We also appreciate the kind things you had to say about your stay... short, sweet, and straight to the point. Again, thank you so much.

- Ron Miller (innkeeper)

Great B & B!

5 on March 21, 2018

Great hosts... helpful with which homes to tour and the best restaurants. The location was quiet, but right next to Fat Mamas, the river and nearby Rosalie. We had the Oak Room which was beautiful and spacious. The host went out of his way to make me gluten and dairy free pancakes and biscuits! The breakfast was huge and delicious! I definitely recommmend Wensel House!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you wrote this review. Many thanks for doing that and for letting folks know how much you enjoyed staying with us. It was a pleasure having you as our guest.

- Ron (innkeeper)

Women in Worship Natchez

4.4 on March 19, 2018

Wonderful time, beautiful and clean city. Twin bed springs need replacements

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure having you all with us. The single bed you mention is in the First Room. I have checked it out and I understand your concern. We will install a new single bed mattress within a few weeks.

- Ron (innkeeper)

The Epitome of Southern Hospitality

5 on March 13, 2018

Ron greeted us at the door with everything we needed for our stay in Natchez - and more. His warmth and graciousness set the tone for a delightful two nights in this historic home that was saved through their efforts. We enjoyed the quiet and comfort of the Oak Room, the trips up and down the beautiful staircase, and the fabulous southern breakfast in the well-appointed dining room. Ron and Mimi are both experts in hospitality and the rich history of Natchez. Highly recommended!

Innkeeper Response
How kind you are. Thank you so much for writing a review. It is always a pleasure to have you stay with us.

- Ron Miller (innkeeper)

Return visit

5 on January 13, 2018

We returned for our 4th visit. We love to stay here and will return again.

Innkeeper Response
Come on back. and thanks for writing a review. It's alway a pleasure visiting with you.

- Ron Miller (innkeeper)

Great First B&B!

5 on January 05, 2018

Had a wonderful first time B&B experience at the Wensel House! Highly recommend it!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for writing a review. I'm glad we were able to make your first B&B experience a memorable one.

- Ron Miller (innkeeper)

Wonderful Stay

5 on December 01, 2017

My husband and are so glad that we chose this beautiful Victorian house during our stay in Natchez. The bedroom and private bath were outstanding (the four poster bed was so comfortable!), and we can't say enough about the delicious Southern breakfast, which included fresh blueberry pancakes, eggs, grits, sausage, bacon and scrumptious homemade biscuits. We'll definitely be back.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for such a great review. Glad you found the four post canopied bed in the Fist Room to be comfortable. Many thanks for sharing your experience with this review.

- Ron Miller (innkeeper)

Anniversary Getaway

5 on November 14, 2017

We stayed two nights at the end of October. The atmosphere of the house was amazing. The hospitality was even better though! Breakfast was a full spread meal with all the fixings. The Wensel house is a quick walk from downtown Natchez and eve closer to the River. We are planning on returning for sure!

Innkeeper Response
Glad you stayed with us. We hope you will, indeed, return. Thanks for mentioning the breakfast and the convenient location. It was a pleasure visiting with you.

- Ron Miller (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Front Room

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

First Room

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

Oak Room

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

Check Dates


Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 88 miles

Directions to property:

From US Highways 84/98/65 at the Mississippi River, turn north on Canal St. (by the visitor center). After 4 traffic lights, begin to cross the railroad tracks and immediately turn right into the large parking lot. If you miss the turn, go past Washington St to State St, turn right, and go around the block to the Washington St entrance to the lot.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Computer, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Private Ajoining Bath

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: Anytime
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only on the front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Older children are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, 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: No cancellation fee if you cancel two or more days before arrival date. Cancel one day before arrival date and the cancellation fee equals the first night's stay. Later cancellations pay a fee equal to the entire stay.



Ron and Mimi Miller

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Both innkeepers work at the local historic preservation organization, the Historic Natchez Foundation. Ron is the executive director and Mimi is the director of program services. They have written articles and books on the history, architecture, and decorative arts of Natchez and its modern preservation efforts. Ron appeared on the Natchez segments of the A&E television productions of America's Castles and BobVila's Historic Home of America. He lectures the nation on Natchez and its history.

Check Dates



Full Southern

  • Time Served: 8:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian