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

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.

Bnb oozing class

4.8 on October 06, 2016

Esther was an absolute lady to deal with.if you want to stay in a place with tons of history I would highly recommend the Elms, although the house is approx 150 yrs old it has all the mod cons you would expect, breakfast in the dining room was a treat each morning, go on, book it you won't be disappointed Kevin(Ireland)

Great experience!!

5 on October 06, 2016

We loved staying in this neat old house!! The food was great! What a relaxing weekend!

Was excellent

4.4 on September 23, 2016

Sehr empfehlenswert. Tolle Schlafzimmer, gut gekuehlt, reichliches Fruehstueck! War jeden Dollar wert.

Stay at Elms in Natchez, MS - 9/7

5 on September 17, 2016

My husband, daughter and I stayed at the Elms while on a brief trip to Natchez. Our stay was very nice. The rooms were furnished with many beautiful antiques, the bathroom was new and very large, great shower! The price was very reasonable especially considering the size of our suite which included a separate room for my daughter. The bedroom had door that went directly out to a beautiful porch. Breakfast in the morning was excellent. Best grits I ever had.

Pretty and cosy place

3.0 on July 04, 2016

We spent a wonderful night in The Elms, in a huge and historical room. Esther greeted us very kindly. I wish we could see her again in the morning before we left this very nice house. The dining score is very low because there is not any onsite dining.

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Rooms & Rates

The Drake Room

The Elms’ master suite, known as the Drake Room, with beautifully hand-stenciled walls is a true work of art. The bedroom—with a queen-sized bed—and sitting room—with two twin-sized beds—overlook the front lawn of ancient oak trees. An outside door leads to the second floor balcony, the perfect place to savor your morning cup of delicious hot coffee or juice. The master suite accommodates up to four guests at a cost of $145 per night for double occupancy, and $30 per night for each additional guest. Balloon Race weekend is $275 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $275

Cassell Room

The Cassell Room has been taken off rental and replaced by the Carpenter Suite, a beautiful and spacious suite with a king tester bed and a double bed in the adjoining room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

$145 - $165


The Carpenter Suite in the 1856 wing, features 11-foot ceilings and windows on three sides and overlooks both the front and back yards. It has two rooms, one with a king bed and a twin and one with a double bed. The bath has a walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $275

Kellogg Room

The Kellogg Room, a quiet bedroom, peeks over the boxwood knot garden and features a king-sized bed. The bathroom, with its fireplace, clawfoot soaking tub, and beautiful spacious white marble and tile shower, pampers you. The cost is $145 per night for double occupancy. (Balloon Race weekend rate is $275. Per night)

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $275

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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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