Located in the heart of historic Natchez city center, this 19th century Mississippi bed and breakfast features a full Southern hot breakfast and 24-hour coffee, sofa, and tea service. Devereaux Shields House offers 2 lodging options: the Main House, and the pet-friendly Aunt Clara’s Cottage just a few doors away. The Main House is consisted of of the Gallery Suite and the Rose Suite, while Aunt Clara's Cottage is home to the Louise, Alice, Elmo and Victoria rooms. Both homes are child-friendly and feature gardens and porches. Guests are welcomed to complimentary wine at select local restaurants, and lemonade, tea and snacks in the afternoon. Free WiFi, a cable TV, and a seating area are featured in each antique-furnished room. The private bathroom includes a shower and tub. Devereaux Shields House features manicured gardens with a terrace, fountains, seating areas and paths to stroll. Massages with music and aroma therapy are available upon request for a fee. A full 3-course Southern breakfast is served in the Aunt Clara’s Cottage dining room. Special diets can be accommodated, and packed lunch or dinners are available for a fee. Free parking is available. Local favorite casual restaurants within 1.2 mi away include Cotton Alley, Magnolia Grill, Rolling River and The Camp. More upscale dining favorites are the Natchez Historic Inns of Monmouth’s 1818 Restaurant and Dunleith’s The Castle Restaurant. Magnolia Bluffs Casino is less than 0.6 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
1 king bed
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1 queen bed
1 full bed
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1 queen bed
1 king bed
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1 queen bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.7
Facilities
9.1
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
9.1
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
10
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  • Nancy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The breakfast was wonderful. The location was on a beautiful historic street. The owner went out of his way to take us to the restaurant of our choice for dinner.
  • Larry
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Staff very friendly. Room was very nice and clean.
  • S
    Sharon
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was great. Room was comfy and cozy. Breakfast was delicious.

Managed by Innkeeper Ron Fry

Company review score: 9.7Based on 115 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

The owners and innkeepers of Devereaux Shields House are Ron and Eleanor Fry. Their joint interests include historic homes, history and travel. Ron’s interests also include 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 now retired from Johns Hopkins University. Eleanor is a former financial analyst with a passion for cooking and according to Ron an excellent chef. Both have over 12 years of innkeeping experience. Ron is a current Board Member and past president of the Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi. They pride themselves on offering classic Southern Hospitality, a full service luxury yet frugal experience, and comfortable lodging, relaxing ambience & fine dining. They seek to help each guest satisfy their desires for a relaxing Natchez stay.

Neighborhood info

A great Deep South vacation starts in Natchez. Founded in 1716, Natchez is the oldest settlement on the Mississippi. Our riverfront town is home to the nation’s largest collection of historic antebellum homes. Indian mounds await exploration that represent our earliest residents who draw heritage from the Aztecs. Nine genre of music originated within a region centered here. Civil War and Civil Rights history dots the region for discovery. Natchez is an amazing naturalist area sporting birds, alligators and other wildlife. Biking and kayaking are other favorite pass-times and wonderful ways to explore our southern region. Spend an afternoon strolling Bluff Park, touring beautiful antebellum homes, or enjoy live music and distinctive dining downtown. Guests may explore a wide range of interests as Historic Antebellum Homes, Civil War History, African & Indian History, Natchez Indian mounds, Patriotic & Cultural & History, Music & Literature, Naturalist Treasures, Boating & Kayaking, Hunting & Fishing, Music & Art, Shopping, Southern Dining & Restaurants or Do nothing and relax! Our Natchez Mississippi Inn is a safe and relaxing romantic oasis you won’t want to leave.

Language Spoken

English

Area info

Amenities of Devereaux Shields House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Casino
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Raised toilet
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Devereaux Shields House takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 8 are welcome.

Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

8+ years
Extra bed upon request
$20 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 9:00 AM.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Pets are welcome for USD 15 per night. Please reach out to hotel prior to arrival to approve your pets stay.

Please inform the property of your expected arrival time. Late check in is available, but must be arranged with the property in advance.

On the date of booking, the property will charge a nonrefundable deposit of either 10% of the total, or a minimum of USD 35.

Cancelations or modifications require a minimum of 8 days advance notice to avoid a room charge for the first night.

A rain check credit is available for cancelations under certain extreme circumstances. The deposit remains nonrefundable.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Devereaux Shields House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 09:00:00.

FAQs about Devereaux Shields House

  • Check-in at Devereaux Shields House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Devereaux Shields House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Casino
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Hand massage
    • Back massage
    • Bicycle rental
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Couples' massage
    • Neck massage
    • Fitness
    • Full-body massage
    • Foot massage
    • Head massage

  • The prices at Devereaux Shields House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Devereaux Shields House is 2,800 feet from the center of Natchez. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Devereaux Shields House include:

    • Quad
    • Suite
    • Double