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.
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.
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.
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)
Enjoyed 2 days in Natchez and stayed here. Very nice room and reasonable! Just a few blocks to view the Mississippi and do some walking. I would highly recommend staying here. The breakfasts were great and the hosts very helpful and informative!
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.
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
Fantastic B&B. You feel as though you are actually a part of the past with all of the beautiful antiques and the lovely antebellum setting. Top that off with a gracious, and knowledgeable, hostess and you have the perfect setting. We hope to return again soon.
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.
My wife and I chose Rising Sun on a friend's recommendation and were not disappointed. The owner and staff are very helpful and make you feel at home in this lovely setting. We will definitely stay there again and I highly recommend the Rising Sun to anyone traveling to Natchez.
Very welcoming hosts who provided lots of useful information about the area, including places to visit and eat. Rooms were excellent and very comfortable. A good breakfast is provided and would certainly recommend this B&B if visiting the area.
This B&B is one of my favorites. I actually grew up in Natchez so this review should be helpful to those of you that are on the fence about spending the extra coins on a B&B. The beautiful house is decorated with great flair and taste. With only two suites, it feels like your own private weekend get-a-way. You won’t have to worry about a loud and obnoxious family with 4 kids running up and down the stairs, because this is not a place to bring the children. There is a hotel a couple of blocks away that serves that purpose. Guys, if you really want to impress your woman, I highly recommend that you let Dr. Lee and Michelle help you create the perfect weekend. Prices for these extras won’t step on your wallet. You want flowers in the room…boom, the flowers just show up with a card. Chocolate and Strawberries on the bed…. like magic, there they are. Even her favorite adult beverage could be waiting with a bucket of ice and limes in the fridge. Make the weekend special and let the love of your life know how special she really is. Leave with a huge smile on both of your faces. Breakfast is off site, but Dr. Lee picks up the tab. The Castle at Dunleith Restaurant for breakfast is very nice, well worth the 8 minute drive. Trust me. The two best drinks to have at this B&B is a Moscow Mule and a Jerry Mule. Asked Michelle to run over to Darby’s and pick up two copper mugs and have them waiting in the room. Darby’s fudge is outstanding as well. Again, you have to trust me on this. I also suggest you have Michelle get a bottle of Sailor Jerry and a top shelf Vodka to await your arrival. Guys, this is the best liquid courage to keep your woman very happy. Let’s start a tradition, leave a copper mug for the next guest.
We loved the friendly atmosphere of the BNB and the whole town. The silent movie at night is a great idea. Very comfortable. I felt quite at home. Paul the owner was entertaining and Snasia was beautiful and so welcoming. We would stay there again
In town to attend Tastings Along The River (part of the Natchez Food and Wine Festival), we chose to stay at Wilkins because we had stayed there before. This time was even better than before. We had the entire house to ourselves and were able to really take advantage of the suite, sitting areas, etc. We were able to come and go without having to worry about disturbing others. Breakfast each morning was superb! All delicious -fruit, grits, biscuits, bacon, eggs the first morning and French Toast that was to die for on Sunday!! We wil defintiely return!!
We are repeat visitors we love coming to Linden houseit, is such a positive experience each time. Jeanette and Ann are such a gracious host, the grouds and the home are kept in Immaculate condition at all times. The home of course has a very rich history and it is explained during the tour and any questions are answered and pictures can be taken.
This house was filled with friendliness and hospitality! Very clean. Food was amazing! Conveniently located in downtown. The beds were especially comfortable. Ron and Mimi were very helpful with directions, restaurant suggestions, sites to explore, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks, Ann G Nashville
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.
This is a sweet old B and B, clean sheets and towels but the furnishings could be updated. Overall I would stay here again but I would come equipped with snacks and beverages as there were none provided.
This was only our 2nd time to stay at a B&B. We very much enjoyed our stay! The location was perfect to downtown and all of the historic neighborhoods. The house itself is very beautiful and well furnished. The hosts are very welcoming and nice, they have all the hospitality expected for Natchez. The breakfasts were delicious and they were very accommodating to our allergy-required diet. We stayed in Michelle's Room. It was a cozy little room that got a lot of sunlight (which we like). The only downside to the room is the teeny-tiny shower (which is the best they can do regarding the space available). I would not recommend staying in this particular room if you are obese even slightly just because of the shower and size of the bathroom, or else you'd be highly uncomfortable. Other than that, I would highly recommend staying here!
Always enjoy when I stay with Ron & Mimi. I am always made to feel welcome and at home. The breakfasts are beyond compare. They also know the area so well, be it something historical or the best place to go for dinner. It's the only place I stay when I an in town.
We only stayed one night but it was great. We were in the Drake room and had our own access to the balcony. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Esther thought of everything. We had toiletries provided and beverages when we first arrived. Terrific location. Walk to everything. And parking space is provided. Delicious breakfast. Don't hesitate to stay here.