Is there anything more fairy-tale than a Victorian mansion set among the Crepe Myrtle and Camellias of the Old South, the surrounding trees draped in lacy Spanish Moss, and the Mississippi River barges making their slow, majestic progress down the river? The Devereaux Shields House, named for the original owners, provides just such an experience of relaxation and romance, adventure and history. A Natchez Bed and Breakfast, the Devereaux Shields House is a romantic getaway in Mississippi, Southern-style.

Positioned in the famous “Music Triangle”, the birthplace of American music, Natchez gives you and your traveling companions the best of Cajun-style and Southern charm in a more relaxed atmosphere than the bigger cities. Yet it provides lavish food options, shopping experiences of unique value, theatre, wineries, pubs and pampering spas.

The Best of Natchez

An outstanding feature of the Devereaux Shields House is its Mississippi Adventure Packages, tailored to your desires, that can take you on guided explorations of the area through culture and history, special interests such as Native American Mounds at Grand Village, African-American culture trails, hunting and fishing expeditions, pontooning or kayaking the Mississippi, in cooperation with two other Natchez area Inns. Innkeepers Ron and Eleanor will help you craft your perfect Natchez outdoor adventure or tour.

Nearby restaurants include the 1818 Restaurant in the Monmouth Plantation, the Castle Rest at the Dunleigh Historic Inn, the Magnolia Grill and Roux 61 all of which await your dining pleasure. The Natchez Little Theatre or the Store House Musicale offer theatrical options, while numerous music venues will make your toes tap. The Old South Winery, the Vue and the Under the Hill Saloon provide an enjoyable pick-me-up after your visit to the Old South Massage or Pamper Me Please spas, or a tour of Antebellum Mansions.

Southern Hospitality

Come back with pleasure to the Devereaux Shields House, which has 3 very special properties to choose from. The 1893 Main House is a Queen Anne Victorian, set among exquisite gardens. Aunt Clara’s Cottage was built in 1873, and is a Natchez pet friendly inn. The Boat House is the most recent addition to this line up of comfort and hospitality.

Suites and rooms in the three properties are spacious and exquisitely appointed with antiques and decorated with southern elegance. Fireplaces, Rainfall Showers, and jetted tubs are among the options you have when narrowing down your choice. Rooms can accommodate a couple or a family. The Devereaux Shields House is award-winning and a frequent favorite among the vacation press, giving them designations such as “Best Romantic Getaway” and “Perfect for Mother/Daughter Getaway” among others.

The Southern style breakfast is locally sourced, fresh and organic. Sweet and savory entrees are served on lace-covered tables, graced with fresh flowers and accompanied by soothing background music. Peach Caramel French Toast, Eggs Benedict Casserole, Blueberry blintz, and southern favorites such as tomato-cheese grits may appear on your breakfast plate, along with fresh fruit and juices and delicious hot coffee.

Romance, Luxury, History are all found in the three homes that make up the Devereaux Shields House. It is an experience not to be missed.

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