The Elms Bed and Breakfast

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




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful Experience

5 on April 16, 2017

Wonderful Experience of a step back in time. Our first stay in a bed and breakfast and the hospitality was fabulous. Thanks Esther for making our stay wonderful.!

The Elms during the Pilgrimage Tour

4.2 on April 09, 2017

The breakfast was amazing!

Fantastic mother and daughter experience!

5 on April 08, 2017

This was a first for my daughter and I staying at at a bed and breakfast! We had a great time! Kathy was absolutely a wonderful hostess at breakfast and also did a great job preparing it! She also gave us advice on where to eat lunch. Any questions we had they were answered. The house and grounds are beautiful. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. We are planning our next trip back there.

Excellent stay in Natchez

4.8 on March 29, 2017

My wife and I very much enjoyed the night here. The home was built in 1804 and is beautiful. We very much enjoyed the complimentary beer and wine upon arrival and the breakfast was outstanding.

2nd time was also a charm!

5 on March 22, 2017

We visited overnight in October 2016 and were impressed, so we decided to come back with friends. 8 of us stayed for 4 nights and had a lovely time. Charming hostess Esther and terrific cook Kathy made sure everything was great. And nobody EVER skipped breakfast!

Best Value in Natchez

5 on December 26, 2016

This is our second time staying at this B&B. It's a great location and the rooms are very comfortable and quiet. Kathy makes the best scrambled eggs and blueberry muffins in the world! The owners, Mark & Esther are very personable and helpful. We highly recommend this B&B if you are looking for a place that feels like home when traveling.

Loved It

5 on November 23, 2016

This is the perfect spot in Natchez. Very quiet, plenty of space and the cleanest rooms I think I've ever stayed in.

Lovely Natchez

5 on November 03, 2016

Such a beautiful interesting place. Can walk downtown and host is delightful.

Ladies Annual Weekend Get-A-Way

5 on October 13, 2016

I have never stayed at a bed and breakfast but the Elms made my experience such a pleasure. My friends and I will return to the Elms every year. No need to go anywhere else to stay when you get it right the first time.

Absolutely Amazing B&B

5 on October 12, 2016

My wife and myself chose the Elms for our 1st anniversary trip. Mrs. Carpenter was on site when we arrived and we could not have asked for a better welcoming. The house being built in 1804 was so cool and the decorative and historic items throughout the house were icing on the cake. It felt like home when we entered and our room was wonderful. We could not have asked for a more comfortable and relaxing bed and the updated bathroom was great. I don't think that any Hilton in America could have had a better hot water heater. Although not used, the old time claw foot bathtub was a nice touch also. While in our room outside noise wasn't an issue and we only heard people entering there neighboring room across from us. I would like to say the morning breakfast was just like home but it was much better. All food is made from scratch and the service is unbelievable. The biscuits are to die for and the pancakes are A1 also. The grits were the best I have ever had. The coffee was great and the complimentary soft drinks (wine and beer for those that drink) was an unexpected extra that was appreciated. Enjoying coffee on the outside porch early in the morning or on a cool night was breath taking. I could go on for days complimenting the Elms but bottom line is that I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Natchez. We will definitely be returning.

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Rooms & Rates

The Kellogg Room

King room with large bathroom including a large soaking tub as well as a walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Carpenter Room

Suite with 1 Queen and 1 single in main room and 1 double bed in the adjoining room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

The Drake Room

Suite with Queen bed in main room and 2 singles in the adjoining room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location Type

Many restaurants and antique shops are nearby., The Elms is in the heart of garden district., It is in walking distance of the river., Downtown, Small town


Baton Rouge, LA (BTR-Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Fla.) 85 miles

Directions to property:

On entering Natchez on Hwy 61 from the south, look for an intersection with a Regional Hospital on the left. Turn left where it says Hwy. 84 and follow to the next light. Take a right onto Homochitto St. At the 2nd light (next to Chevron) take a right onto MLK St, go 1 block and take a right onto Washington St. The Elms is the corner property on your left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Natchez Trace Parkway, Antebellum Homes, Balloon Race, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Internet Service, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

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  • Check In:: 2-5:00p.m. only
  • Check Out:: 11:00a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed on the galleries outside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit is required, but we must have your credit card info on file.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations within 7 days of check-in must pay for the first night's stay.
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Esther carpenter

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , small poodles

About the innkeepers

Esther is a professional trained chef and is written in USA Today as one of the top 20 women chefs in America.

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  • Time Served: 8:30a.m.
  • Serving Location: or Breakfast at Dunleith, Elms Dining Room or Patio

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Pork Tenderloin Leslie
Marinated Pork tenderloin grilled/smoked over applewood chips. Served with Sweet potato-Ginger Puree and Fresh Green beans.

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