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Discover our elegant Natchez bed and breakfast, set in the heart of the vibrant historic district. Surrounded by carefully manicured gardens, our beautifully restored 1893 Queen Ann Victorian home offers six guestrooms, including two spacious suites. Just a few steps away, our 1873 Victorian Aunt Clara's Cottage welcomes guests with a large inviting veranda and features four of these rooms. Our tastefully appointed accommodations are highlighted by gorgeous period antiques, private baths and gracious common areas. Awake each morning to an unforgettable breakfast, featuring award winning recipes prepared with the freshest local ingredients. When you are ready to explore Natchez, Mississippi, you will find we are only a short stroll downtown shopping, attractions, restaurants and touring the beautiful plantation homes. Enjoy warm personal service and knowledgeable innkeepers who can help you plan a romantic getaway in Mississippi you are not soon to forget!
5 on April 18, 2018
We loved our stay at The Devereaux Shields House. It’s like taking a step back in time with modern conveniences. The home itself is beautiful. Owners live on site. We stayed in the gallery suite for our anniversary. From the moment we arrived we felt so relaxed! The small little touches made us feel right at home. Fresh coffee/tea every morning on balcony, meet and greet every day, gardens are serene, soft, comfortable robes, special labeled linens, and breakfast was delivious! After the first day, I felt like I had known the owners, Ron and Eleanor my whole life. Very accurate depiction of true “Southern Hospitality”. I cannot wait to visit them again!
3.2 on March 16, 2018
We stayed in the Elmo room, and the room was beautiful, and very comfortable. The 1st night was freezing, and the 2nd night burning up. Individual room controls would solve that. The low breakfast rating was due to temperature of the food. Fresh fruit was cold, but all other food was cold as well. I expected a better variety of a “hot breakfast”. The staff was friendly and professional and very accommodating.
Dear Guests, We are humbly sorry you seemed to experience uncommon combination of uncomfortable circumstances as another guest during this timeframe. Our weather this time of year often sees us adjusting the Heat and A/C to maintain comfortable environments in our homes. Our homes do have zonal-controls, but recently we have noticed that some guests have been defeating the control locks and altering our settings producing conditions you experienced. Our room books, which we highlight during room checkins, do contain multiple telephone numbers guests may use to contact us for needs such as uncomfortable conditions. We did not receive any such calls. We pride ourselves on providing guests a wonderful 3-course breakfast, including fresh-cut fruit, an entrée with sides of southern grits or potatoes and side meats, and baked-goods, pastry or toast accompanied by local jams & butter. We are training a new cook who we’ve recently learned was preparing all plates well before they were served to the guests in the dining room. We apologize this practice occurred and have reminded our cook of our standard practice of plating of food just prior to being served. Some additions are coming to our breakfasts in the future to include more early- and late-riser choices. We welcome your return and we will insure you receive our customary Victorian Southern Comfort Experience. Kind Regards, Ron & Eleanor Owners/Innkeepers
- Ron & Eleanor Fry (owners/innkeepers)
5 on February 17, 2018
Our two-night stay at Devereaux Shields House was perfect. Ron and Eleanor are gracious hosts. Their lodgings are immaculate, comfortable and charming. We enjoyed the late afternoon wine and cheese reception where we talked with other guests and learned about Natchez from Ron. Breakfasts were delicious and served by cheerful, knowledgeable staff. We will definitely stay here next time we travel south from Ohio.
5 on February 02, 2018
This was our first stay at a B&B and it was wonderful. Ron and Eleanor are the perfect hosts and were a wealth of information and suggestions as this was also our first visit to Natchez. We would most definitely stay here again if we are ever back this way.
4.4 on January 23, 2018
This place is perfect if you’re planning a trip to Natchez. Great people the food was fantastic also a lot of little things that we did not expect. The small things that they included made it a great weekend!!
4.8 on January 23, 2018
This was our first stay in Natchez, MS and my husband and I had the most relaxing weekend in ages here. The B & B was cozy and quiet and the breakfasts served to our dietary needs. The innkeepers were available and accommodating to our questions before and after arrival. It truly felt like more than two days and we went home refreshed and full of holiday cheer. We would book (and recommend) this accommodation again.
5 on January 09, 2018
My first visit to Natchez, but a friend had recommended Ron and Eleanor's Devereaux Shields House. I stayed three nights in the Rose Suite in the main house. I had expert guidance to the best restaurants for dinner, excellent breakfasts, a lovely and restful suite and charming hosts. Look forward to my next visit.
5 on January 03, 2018
Beautiful rooms, excellent food and fabulous hosts. I highly recommend this B&B. The wi fi was an added bonus.
5 on November 30, 2017
My husband and I enjoyed our stay. The B and B was beautiful the gardens were amazing. The food each morning was outstanding. The room was spacious and clean the service was great. Proprietors are friendly and very inviting we felt right at home. We met so many wonderful people while staying there . We had a meet and greet each evening with wine cheese and crackers which was such fun. We can’t wait to go back. Natchez is full of history we could not see everything in ithe time we were there. Thank you for such a wonderful visit. Don and Mary R.
5 on October 24, 2017
Ron & Eleanor are wonderful. We have been staying here for the past several years because we know that we will not be disappointed with our room or our breakfast. We continue to re-book for the next year before we leave because we enjoy staying each time we visit Natchez, MS You could not ask for better service and accommodations that the Fry's have to offer for the money. Thank You!
The Gallery Room is a romantic grand 2-bedroom Suite on the 2nd floor that opens to a private gallery overlooking the front gardens and street. Features a private bath, king size bed in one room & double bed in the second with beautiful Victorian detail, a working fireplace, and comfortable Victorian couch and seating in a turret area with enhanced cable TV and wireless Internet.
The Rose Suite is an elegant 2-Room suite (King/Queen) with comfortable atmosphere on the 2nd floor overlooking gardens and featuring a Victorian seating area with fireplace for viewing ambiance, our largest private bath with rainfall shower over deep Victorian tub, enhanced cable TV and wireless Internet.
The Louise Room is a spacious room in the single-floor pet-friendly Aunt Clara's Cottage featuring a mahogany queen rice bed, a tiger stripe maple queen bed, private bath with rainfall shower over tub, cable TV and wireless Internet. The recently upgraded elegant window treatments make this a gorgeous room.
The Alice Room is a spacious room in the single-floor pet friendly Aunt Clara's Cottage featuring an antique mahogany canopy (full Tester) double bed, a mahogany queen bed, Victorian seating area, private bath with rainfall shower over tub, cable TV and wireless Internet.
The Elmo Room is a large spacious room in the single-floor pet-friendly Aunt Clara's Cottage featuring a King bed, a Day Bed (2 twins), comfortable lounging couch, a recently (July 2015) upgraded private bath with granite vanity, subway tile walls, rainfall shower over jetted tub and heated tile floor, cable TV and wireless Internet.
Victoria Suite in the single-floor pet friendly Aunt Clara's Cottage is now a 2-Room Suite (February 2014), featuring a King bed, Queen sleeper couch in second sitting/bed room, comfortable lounging chairs, large private bath with a rainfall shower over tub, cable TV and wireless Internet.
Natchez is oldest settlement on the Mississippi River, 0.3km from inn, Downtown, Small town
Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 75 to 100 miles
* Baton Rouge, LA airport 90 miles using Rt 61 to Natchez * Jackson, MS airport 100 miles using Rt 20 W to US 55 S to US 84 W to Natchez * Alexandria, KA 75 miles using US 28 E to US 84 E to LA 425 E to Natchez
Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outdoor Adventure Tourism Tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, Vineyard, Winery
Cottage, Historic Inn
Bike rental, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Library, Microwave, Parking, Radio, Spa, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Workout facility , Cozy Fireplaces in Parlors, Free 24/7 Fitness Center access
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet
Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Tour Antebellum homes, Tour Civil War sites, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Ron and Eleanor Fry
Historic homes, history, cooking, travel, woodworking, running and model railroading. Ron is an AF Veteran from the Vietnam Era, an Aerospace Engineer with 3 degrees from Univ. of Michigan and recently retired from Johns Hopkins University. Eleanor is a former financial analyst and excellent chef. Both have over 11 years innkeeping experience.
Served Full Southern
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Glute-free or other needs
Carmel Peach French Toast
Guests enjoy a multi-course breakfast starting with a fresh cut medley of fruits, juices, and choice of special house coffee, tea and milk followed by baked biscuits, muffins, scones, English muffins or toast with butter & jam of the day, followed by an entre (e.g. Peach Carmel French Toast) of baked mix of French toast, egg & cream custard, peaches, brown sugar, seasonings and accompanied by special southern grits or baked new potatoes and bacon, sausage or ham.
Enjoy a relaxing getaway for two with a bottle of bubbly and keepsake flutes, two (1) hour massages, $25 dining credit for local dining, and more. From $475 for a two-night stay (plus taxes). See our dshieldsusa.com website for details.