1888 Wensel House B&B

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


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

Our stay here was delightful. Ron and Mimi were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the area and places to visit. The breakfast was delicious and very Southern. Ron was very helpful and answered all our questions. I would definitely recommend their B&B.

5 on August 07, 2017

Robert W.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your kind remarks and your recommendation.

- Ron (innkeeper)

Ideally located, very nice room and perfect service

4.0 on July 30, 2017

Ideally located, very nice room and perfect service

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us.

- Ron (innkeeper)

Anniversary Trip

5 on June 27, 2017

We adore this B&B. The rooms are comfy, the breakfast is delicious (blueberry pancakes and homemade biscuits), and the conversations are always "enlightening". LOL! This is my husband and my favorite Natchez B&B... when we're there, it always feels like we've come home.

Innkeeper Response
What a great review. Thank you so much. We love the breakfast conversations. We have learned so much about life around the world, as reported by our guests. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

- Ron (innkeeper)

Outstanding small B&B

4.8 on June 22, 2017

This a beautiful old home with nice rooms, modern TVs, all well furnished through out with period antiques. The home is very clean, with good climate control and well furnished with snacks and beverages. The breakfast provided is absolutely outstanding. The hosts are some of the most knowledgeable people with regard to Natches and it's history and surroundings, and are wonderful to chat with.

Innkeeper Response
Wow. What a great review. You are so kind. Thank you, very much for the detail in your review. It is just super.

- Ron (innkeeper)

Perfect Anniversary Stay

5 on June 19, 2017

Ron and Mimi are perfect for owning a bed and breakfast. Their attention to details for making your stay as enjoyable as possible is apparent from the time you meet. We both loved the house and the Oak room we stayed in. The location is great and within easy walking distance to the river. We stayed 3 nights and hated to leave and hope to go back soon.

Innkeeper Response
You are so kind. Thanks for writing this review and for you kind remarks.

- Ron (innkeeper)

A great place to stay in Natchez

4.8 on June 15, 2017

.We decided to make Natchez a one night stay on a 25 day road trip across America. Natchez and the Wensel House Inn turned out to be a highlight of our trip and wish we had planned to stay longer. Ron and Mimi were superb hosts and are expert resources on seeing Natchez. Our room was clean and comfortable and Ron even called and made dinner reservations for us at the Magnolia Rest. at 'Under the Hill". I highly recommend going there at sunset. Breakfast at the Wensel House was superb and they worked to accommodate our early departure time. We would love to go back there sometime for a longer stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us. We appreciate your kind words and hope we might see you again if you come this way again.

- Ron (innkeeper)

Just Like Home Only Better!

5 on April 23, 2017

This was our first visit to Natchez and we could not have picked a better place to stay. Ron and Mimi provided everything visitors could want or need from excellent accommodations to fine food, information and conversation at a very affordable price. Thanks for making our stay so pleasurable. Marty and Carol Chapman

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind remarks. I love your "Just Like Home Only Better" title. We had a lot of fun talking around the breakfast table with your party and with our other guests. Again, many thanks.

- Ron Miller (innkeeper)

Excellent place to stay in a great town

5 on April 10, 2017

Consummate hosts who are experts on the area. Wonderful breakfasts, interesting dining companions from other parts of the world.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. and thank you also for such great remarks. We, too, enjoy our time around the breakfast table talking with guests from all over the world. We learn so much from the conversations, and we laugh a lot. Glad you liked the breakfast food, as well..

- Ron Miller, owner (innkeeper)

Gracious and Accomodating

5 on March 04, 2017

We booked one night passing through Natchez. We encountered an unexpected event and the inn keepers could not have been more gracious and accommodating. The inn is wonderfully located to town and the River...clean...beautifully furnished. We hope to return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. You covered all the bases: location, clean, beautifully furnished, gracious, and accommodating. Many, many thanks..

- Ron Miller, owner (innkeeper)

Wensell 1888 B&B

4.8 on January 18, 2017

Mimi and Ron were warm knowledgeable hosts. Everywhere we went people knew them and made us welcome. Natchez is an amazing place and the B&B location was perfect

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for writing a review of your stay with us. We are delighted that you found the location to be "perfect" and that the people of Natchez made you welcome. Thanks for staying with us.

- Ron (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Front Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

First Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Oak Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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