Devereaux Shields House

709 N Union St , Natchez, MS 39120 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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!




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

3 Day Stay

4.8 on April 04, 2017

Wife & I had a great time. We had the Gallery Suite and enjoyed the 2nd floor porch so much we never turned on the TV. Ron & Elenore were great hosts and conversationalists. We really enjoyed talking with them.

Aunt Clara's Cottage

5 on February 21, 2017

We stayed overnight in the Louise room and had a marvelous visit. We enjoyed the outdoor fire pit, afternoon wine, and country breakfast. We were especially glad to be able to bring our pet dog along!

New Years in Natchez, MS

4.0 on January 06, 2017

The only complaints: 1. several of us always get up early and would like to make a Big pot of coffee for everyone. The one cup at a time was noisy, a lot of trouble. 2. During New Years- it would be very nice to have a TV room for watching college football. Breakfast room would work, but it was set up for breakfast and no TV. Love the rooms and we had a great time.

Bed and Breakfast dream come through

5 on December 21, 2016

The hosts were very cordial and made sure our stay in Natchez was an enjoyable experience. The rooms were great and it was enjoyable meeting the other guests at breakfast. Ron and Eleanor were great hosts, suggesting where to dine, which sites were best o visit. The Carl Brown tour was interesting, suggest everyone take this tour. All in all, our visit was fantastic, can't wait to return. Will stay at the Devereaux Shields B&B. R

Comfort and Quality in Natchez

5 on November 28, 2016

We have been visiting Natchez at least annually for over 10 years and one of the highlights is staying at the Devereaux Shields House. Eleanor and Ron are the quintessential innkeepers - friendly, knowledgeable about history and attractions of the area, and, well informed about restaurant choices. We choose to stay in Aunt Clara's Cottage, though the main house is quite attractive. We like the relatively seclusion of the Cottage - our favorite rooms are Victorian and Elmo. The rooms are spacious, meticulously clean, and comfortable if one wants to retreat into reading, writing, or just 'being.' Breakfasts are exceptional and served by the young women who prepare the meal. Tables are arranged so you can dine with your party or with guests who can be from most anywhere in the world. The home is a convenient walk to downtown for dining, shopping and visiting local attractions.

Great Place to Stay in Natchez

4.8 on November 27, 2016

My wife and I stayed in Natchez a couple of days before the business of the Thanksgiving holidays. We stayed in the Rose Suite which I highly recommend.

A charming experience

4.0 on October 25, 2016

Oct 2016: Our stay at the Devereux Shields House B&B in historic Natchez a week ago exceeded our expectations. Charming place, excellent location and a personable host/owner who cared for his guests beyond lodging/meal issues. A delightful experience we highly recommend.

Exceptional !!!!!!

5 on October 04, 2016

My wife and I were delighted with everything about D-S. It was a high light of our stay. Look forward to returning.

Gorgeous B&B with excellent host and hostess.

5 on September 27, 2016

This Bed and Breakfast was gorgeous and very inviting. The rooms were spacious and cozy. Mr. and Mrs. Fry were very friendly and exceptional host and hostess. Breakfast was delicious every morning and the staff was very attentive and friendly. We enjoyed our couples getaway to this bed and breakfast immensely and we cannot wait to go back.

Friendly and professional

4.6 on September 20, 2016

A conveniently located and delightful place to stay in Natchez. Ron & Eleanor are extremely welcoming and helpful, highly informative about things to do in the surrounding area. Welcome drinks and snacks ensured a warm welcome. Breakfasts were excellent! Would recommend without hesitation

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Rooms & Rates

Gallery Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Rose Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Louise Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Alice 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Elmo Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Victoria Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location Type

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

Directions to property:

* 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

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Radio, Spa, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Cozy Fireplaces in Parlors, Free 24/7 Fitness Center access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Tour Antebellum homes, Tour Civil War sites, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2 pm - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Aunt Clara's Cottage Rooms (4). See Pet Policy on website.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Greater of $35 or 10% or 1-night on multiple-room or multiple-night bookings
  • Cancellations: All our rates are based on single or double occupancy and are subject to MS taxes of 10% plus $3/night. Additional occupancy is $30/person/night. Cancellations or modifications require at minimum of eight (8) days advance notice to avoid a room charge for the first night. No refund is issued if cancelled 3 days or less of your scheduled check-in. A rain check may be issued for cancellations under certain extreme circumstances. A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total or a minimum of $35 is due on the date of booking. We look forward to having you at our .
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Ron & Eleanor Fry

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

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.

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Served Full Southern

  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Glute-free or other needs

Signature Dish

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.


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Special Package

The Perfect Gift For Mom

Book our Mother's Day Package now to give your mom the perfect gift! Mother’s Day Package includes: Celebrate all the Mothers in your life with a Natchez Bed & Breakfast Getaway with dinner, flowers, sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries and memorable ceramic ornament or magnet for each. Restaurant: Choice of Rolling River Bistro or Magnolia Grill, $50 credit.

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