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Devereaux Shields House

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With a stay at Devereaux Shields House, you'll be centrally located in Natchez, steps from Mississippi River and 8 minutes by foot from Stanton Hall. This 4-star bed & breakfast is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from St. Mary Basilica and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Natchez National Historical Park.Treat yourself to a s...

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Quarto (Alice)

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Bed

291-sq-foot individually decorated room, balcony with garden views


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Quarto (Louise)

2 Queen Beds

291-sq-foot individually decorated room, balcony with garden views


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Suíte premium, 2 quartos

2 King Beds

270-sq-foot individually decorated room, balcony with garden views


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Quarto (Elmo)

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed

365-sq-foot individually decorated room, balcony with garden views


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Rose Suite- 1893 Main House

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed

603-sq-foot individually decorated room, balcony with garden views


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Suíte (Victoria)

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed

365-sq-foot individually decorated room, balcony with garden views


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Gallery Suite- 1893 Main House

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed

667-sq-foot individually decorated room, furnished balcony with garden views


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Property Info

With a stay at Devereaux Shields House, you'll be centrally located in Natchez, steps from Mississippi River and 8 minutes by foot from Stanton Hall. This 4-star bed & breakfast is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from St. Mary Basilica and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Natchez National Historical Park.Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 6 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring heated floors. Your pillowtop bed comes with premium bedding. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment.Satisfy your appetite a...

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Café da manhã completo incluídoWheelchair accessible (limitations may apply)Espaço para conferênciasBusiness centerEstabelecimento para não fumantesFireplace in lobbyCafé da manhã incluídoTrilhas para caminhada/ciclismo nas proximidadesCafé/chá em áreas comunsServiços de lavagem a seco/lavanderiaTigelas de comida e águaNumber of meeting rooms - 1Espaço para conferências (em metros): 1115Espaço para conferências (em pés): 12000Assistência para passeios/bilhetesServiços de conciergeAcessível para cadeira de rodas (pode haver limitações)Depósito de bagagensFront desk (limited hours)Estacionamento grátis sem manobristaTerraçoWi-Fi grátisJardimLibraryPicnic areaTodos os diasFree parking nearbyEspaços de coworkingServiços de spa no localSnack bar/deliNúmero de cafeterias: 1Traslado para o aeroporto (sobretaxa)Carrinho de golfeTacos de golfeSede socialCaddie de golfeUso grátis da academia nas proximidadesInformações sobre passeios de bicicletasEstacionamento para bicicletas disponívelBicicletário seguro

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    57

  • Good

    13

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    3

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    2

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    5

  • Couples

    262

  • Solo travel

    7

  • Family

    92

  • Friends getaway

    51

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Natchez Hospitality on Display

Reviewed 22 april, 2022

We stayed in the Elmo Room in Aunt Clara’s cottage. Pros: Breakfast could not have been better! Linens were top notch. Soaps & lotions were a nice touch. The tile floor in the bathroom is heated! The back porch is perfect for morning coffee. White noise machine helps with noise blockage. The owner and ALL the staff are very friendly. Cons: Parking is tricky. Guests are parked single file in one driveway. We had to coordinate with other guests to make sure no one was blocked in when they were ready to leave. The house is old. Floors are loud. The Elmo Room is the only room that is next to the street, and although there isn’t a lot of traffic, cars with loud music or loud engines were at times disturbing. This probably wouldn’t have been an issue in the other rooms. The bed is very soft, and it’s noisy when you’re getting in and out of bed or rolling over in bed. It’s hard to describe, but like a loud, crunching noise. But, overall, this place is top notch. The location is great. The host is very accommodating, and the food is outstanding!

travelover25Texas

Some good, some bad

Reviewed 12 march, 2022

Good - Beautiful house, big, luxury towels and robes, loved the soaps and lotion (lotion was in the bedroom btw), quiet, large rooms, and black out shades. They have off street parking. Owners and inn keeper were friendly. At breakfast the bowl of fruit was generous and the banana bread was good. Coffee was so so to me but my companion liked it. Bad - bathroom was not cleaned! They had cleaning wipes under the sink so I cleaned it. The counter had built up dirt, hairs on the tub, and the mirrors were spotted. By the time I discovered it it was too late to ask for it to be cleaned. At breakfast the spinach, sausage, egg casserole was room temperature and raw in the middle. After reading all the reviews this was really disappointing. I thought I might get food poisoning from the one bite of raw egg/bread mixture but was ok. Wonder how long it had been sitting out? The cheese grits were slightly warm in the middle and very good but congealed on the plate. Why plate it early?? Everyone at our table was mystified and there was a lot of food left on the plates. My companion had an edge piece of the egg dish and we were all jealous because it was fully cooked (but still room temperature). I wanted to say something but no one asked how our food was or if we needed anything.

Keylimes

Wonderful getaway

Reviewed 10 march, 2022

This inn is lovely. We had the upper front balcony to ourselves which was a perfect place for unwinding after a long drive. The bed was comfortable with absolutely divine sheets. Breakfast both mornings was delicious with extremely attentive staff. On a warmer day, the outside gardens looked like a great spot to spend time. Delightful stay.

EllieFlygirl

A comfortable stay

Reviewed 4 january, 2022

My partner and I were gifted a stay at the Devereaux Shields house and a visit to historic Natchez for Christmas. As Natchez is a two-day drive from our home and we were keen to do some sightseeing on the way, we had to wait until the Thanksgiving period before we had sufficient time to make the trip; this ended up being a quite lovely time to be there, with cooler but not uncomfortably cold weather and fewer crowds. Communication with Eleanor via phone ahead of time was very good indeed. We never encountered Eleanor or Ron during our three-night stay, which seemed odd, but their support staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful, particularly host Angela and chef Robin. Aunt Clara's Cottage is an auxiliary property across the street and down the block from the primary Devereaux Shields property. It felt quiet and private in a good way. Parking was tricky: tandem-style in a single-width driveway in which an initial car was apt to be blocked in by another guest, on-street across the street from the property but in only a very limited area per Angela's instructions, or around the corner in another driveway, this one barely large enough for one car but pitched at a very steep angle. The angle was such that my parking brake seemed to barely want to hold the car in place when parked, and when I backed out the first time, my car's backup obstacle sensor delivered a constant alarm (which has never before happened and was quite a shock!), perceiving the street as an obstacle, since the back of the car was pitched downward toward it! I'm a confident car-parker in tight situations, but this space was a mighty challenge to negotiate. A lower-riding car could be damaged getting into and out of this space--guests beware. We elected to park on the street ever thereafter. (It was never clear whether on-street parking on the same side as the Cottage was allowed; I didn't see any no-parking signs posted, but I also didn't see anyone else parking anywhere on that side of the street, so perhaps it is an unspoken rule.) Our room in Aunt Clara's Cottage was of some size, with two antique beds and very comfortable mattresses, linens, and pillows. The bathroom was extremely small, but we had space to spread our cosmetics out in the room itself. The bathtub faucet may need servicing, as it was very stiff to operate and the temperature control was difficult to adjust. We were grateful to Angela for showing us the location of the central thermostat that controlled the temperature to ALL guest rooms in Aunt Clara's Cottage. The first night, the temperature was SO hot that I took the liberty of lowering the thermostat by several degrees. Thinking that this would take care of matters for the second night, we settled into bed, only to wake up freezing cold. I figured that perhaps the outdoor temperature had dropped enough to call for a higher thermostat setting, so I went back out into the common hall to adjust the thermostat--only to discover that it had been turned OFF altogether! This was easily fixed with one button, but the point is that a central thermostat for multiple guest rooms--and one that isn't supervised by on-site staff--can create real comfort problems for guests. I hope that by turning the heat back on I didn't burn up any hot-natured guests in other rooms. Breakfast was consistently delicious and bountiful, and Robin was very accommodating of our early departure on the third morning. However, the seating situation in Aunt Clara's Cottage--which I believe was the dining room used by main-house guests as well--was mystifying. We were a party of two, and one table in the dining room was marked "reserved for party of two" or something to that extent. After the first morning's breakfast conversation at a larger table had been annoyingly dominated by one guest, we arrived fifteen minutes early to the second morning's breakfast, ahead of everyone else, hoping to sit at the two-top. A member of the support staff told us that this table was reserved and that we had to sit elsewhere (fortunately, our neighbors for this breakfast ended up being more inclined to blend comfortably with everyone at the table rather than dominate). The two-top was soon occupied by...the same couple who had been sitting there the first morning. We noticed them visiting with the support staff in the back-of-house office later that day, so perhaps they are special friends of the inn. Still, we were disappointed to see favored guests being given special treatment with regard to seating when the format suggested that tables were first-come, first-served. Due to miscommunication and shortened hours for the Thanksgiving week, we unfortunately missed out on the carriage ride that was to have been a part of our lodging package. This would have been a very pleasant experience in the lovely historic district, and future guests would be wise to phone the carriage operator directly to confirm availability. However, Ron and Eleanor kindly refunded the value of the carriage ride, so while the experience was disappointing to miss, at least we didn't end up being out the money for it. Natchez is a charming historic town and is well worth a visit by anyone interested as we are in nineteenth-century architecture. The Devereaux Shields House is a convenient and comfortable lodging option that helped make our Natchez experience very pleasant.

italianate7

Charming!

Reviewed 22 november, 2021

Such a great time at Aunt Clara's Cottage. My family & I desperately needed a getaway from the busyness of Houston life. What we discovered was a clean, quiet, comfortable B&B that oozes with southern charm and life. Angela and staff were perfect hosts. The breakfasts were delicious and home-made. Beds were very comfortable and the other guests were considerate (not overly noisy). It is perfectly located within an Antebellum neighborhood. While it could use more parking space, bear in mind these homes were built well before automobiles were even a spark of imagination. They even allowed pets, which was a rarity. We will definitely be returning to Aunt Clara's Cottage when we return to Natchez next time. Five stars and highly recommended.

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