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

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.

Wonderful Experience

5 on December 19, 2016

There is nothing negative you can say about this wonderful Bed and Breakfast...my wife and I had a wonderful stay and our hosts where absolutely amazing. Nothing like opening the door to your room and having the wonderful sounds and smells of a true southern breakfast. Almost thought I was a kid again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. We loved having you with us and are especially thankful for the mention of the aromas of the breakfast. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.


5 on December 07, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful experience. If your spending time in Natchez you couldn't do any better.

Innkeeper Response
What a delight this morning for me to discover your review of our property. You are most appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for such a wonderful review. Nothing could be better than perfection. Again, thanks.

Ron & Mimi are a wealth of information

4.6 on November 30, 2016

This was our first B&B experience and won't be our last. Ron & Mimi are awesome hosts. Felt like family and had a wealth of knowledge about the history of Natchez. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was close to all the attractions.

Innkeeper Response
We enjoyed visiting with you so much. Thanks for staying with us and for writing such a nice review.

Best B&B in Natchez!

5 on November 24, 2016

Outstanding B&B in Natchez with the most hospitable, courteous and sweet hosts!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the review and your kind remarks. Short and sweet is great.

Very Good

4.6 on November 03, 2016

Only stayed here one night but was very impressed. Ron was extremely helpful and knowledgable about the premises and also Natchez itself. The bed was comfy and the rooms clean and fresh. The premises is central to most things and I wouldn't hesitate in staying there again.

Innkeeper Response
Many thanks for such a kind and complete review. I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of our place. It was a pleasure having you with us.

October 3, 2016

5 on October 05, 2016

Enjoyed 2 days in Natchez and stayed here. Very nice room and reasonable! Just a few blocks to view the Mississippi and do some walking. I would highly recommend staying here. The breakfasts were great and the hosts very helpful and informative!

Innkeeper Response
How kind to take the time to compose a review. Many thanks for the great ratings and the kind remarks. Short and sweet and to the point. Again - Thanks a bunch.

Great B&B

4.8 on September 12, 2016

Had a wonderful time here. The owners were nice and the breakfast was nice. Will be staying here again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review, your kind remarks. and your high ratings. We certainly do appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. Ron

Excellent hosts & accommodation

4.8 on September 04, 2016

Very welcoming hosts who provided lots of useful information about the area, including places to visit and eat. Rooms were excellent and very comfortable. A good breakfast is provided and would certainly recommend this B&B if visiting the area.

Innkeeper Response
I appreciate your taking the time to review our B&B and your stay there. Thank you for your positive remarks, your recommendation, and your high rating.

What a treat!

5 on July 19, 2016

This house was filled with friendliness and hospitality! Very clean. Food was amazing! Conveniently located in downtown. The beds were especially comfortable. Ron and Mimi were very helpful with directions, restaurant suggestions, sites to explore, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks, Ann G Nashville

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to post a review and for describing the things you liked. We loved having you with us for 2 nights.

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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.

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Full Southern

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian