Devereaux Shields House

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




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

Wonderful B&B experience!

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.

Perfect Holiday Week-End B & B

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.

Perfect place to stay in Natchez

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.

Excellent and truly charming bed and breakfast.

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.

Annual visit to Natchez

5 on October 03, 2017

M y wife and I visit Natchez at least once annually and always stay at the Devereaux Shields House. Eleanor and Ron are gracious, imaginative hosts. Our favorite room is the Victoria Room as our stays often last 4-5 days and the sitting room is a welcome place to rest and relax. The breakfasts are always varied and tailored to guests' dietary needs. Both Ron and Eleanor are well versed in the history of the area, sites to visit, and, most important to us, restaurants! The house is located a very walkable distance from anywhere in Natchez. We just returned and are now planning our Spring visit.

Wonderful Stay!

5 on August 10, 2017

We booked our reservation very last minute on a drive from Orlando to Fort Worth. We arrived after normal check in hours but were still greeted with a smile and welcome tour. The Rose Suite was a wonderful and inviting place to lay our heads for the night. Ron and Eleanor were helpful in getting a late reservation for our family for dining to a wonderful little restaraunt in town. The next morning we were served the most delicious breakfast promptly at 8:30. It consisted of a delightful Peach French Toast dish, along with scrambled eggs, sausage and fresh fruit. They were extremely accommodating and our Stay was wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful place to lay our heads!

Great House and Hosts

5 on July 24, 2017

Wonderful suite in a beautiful house. Fantastic breakfast each morning. Ron, Eleanor and the staff are great.

Best little place in Natchez

5 on July 22, 2017

Wonderful quaint rooms. Lots of beautiful antiques. Rooms are clean. Breakfast was delicious.

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!

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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, 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

Room amenities

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

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
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Ron and 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

Relax, Refresh & Rejuvenate

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 website for details.

Date Night Escape

Sneak away for a romantic date night getaway in Natchez! Package includes one night stay in the room of your choice, $50 credit to our favorite local restaurants, horse-drawn carriage or electric cart tour, sparkling wine & fruit by the fire, and breakfast for two in the morning. Starting at only $160! Save 15% on additional nights. Available thru March 15th, 2018. Book on

Romance Is In The Air 2018

Say I Love You to your Special Someone with our Romance Add-On Package and a stay at Devereaux Shields! Book your favorite room and share… A single red rose A bottle of Champagne Chocolate covered strawberries $69 in addition to accommodation

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