Devereaux Shields House

Devereaux Shields House is a beautifully preserved Queen Anne Victorian mansion in Natchez, Mississippi that offers a quiet and relaxing place to escape from the city. Built in 1893, the elegant two-story home is an architectural gem surrounded by exquisitely manicured gardens filled with camellias and crape myrtles. Located just a few blocks from the 200-foot-high Natchez Bluffs with spectacular views of the Mississippi River and dramatic sunsets over the Louisiana lowlands, Devereaux Shields House is named after Lt. Colonel and Ms. Devereaux Shields.

Devereaux Shields House features the main house and the nearby Victorian Aunt Clara’s Cottage, both of which offer luxurious country-style accommodations with private bathrooms, spacious rooms with heart pine floors and comfortable décor and large verandahs with beautiful views. Aunt Clara’s Cottage is located a short walk away from Devereaux Shields House, and guests have access to the amenities and facilities of both properties.

Guests staying at either property can enjoy peaceful walks along the Mississippi River, exploring the beauty of the Antebellum and Victorian homes in the Historic District of Natchez, or sipping coffee on the front porch and savoring beautiful views of the gardens. Devereaux Shields House


1.Rooms & Suites

Rooms & Suites


Devereaux Shields House and Aunt Clara’s Cottage feature beautifully appointed, luxurious accommodations with en-suite bathrooms, spacious living areas, and lovely garden views. Modern amenities include central air-conditioning and heating, flat screen televisions with cable channels, DVD players and movies, sound machines, in-room fridges (on request), and complimentary wireless Internet.

Devereaux Shields House has two luxury suites, namely the Rose Suite and the Gallery Suite. The Rose Suite is a beautifully furnished two-room suite with king and queen-size beds with deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath combination in a cast iron bathtub, vanity with a makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. The Gallery Suite is an elegant two-room suite with plush carpeting, period décor and furnishings, king and queen-size beds with deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath combination in a cast iron bathtub, vanity with a makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. A spacious living space has comfortable seating and a cozy fireplace and opens to a private verandah with lovely garden views. Photo: Devereaux Shields House


2.More Rooms & Suites

More Rooms & Suites


Aunt Clara’s Cottage has one suite and three guest rooms, namely the Victoria Suite and Alice, Elmo and Louise Rooms. The Victoria Suite is spacious, bright 370 square foot room with two bedrooms with king-size beds, and two en-suite bathrooms with shower-over-bath combinations, vanities with makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. A charming living space features high ceilings, a queen-size sleeper sofa for extra guests, and modern amenities, including central air-conditioning and heating, a flat-screen television with cable channels, DVD player and movies, sound machine, in-room fridge (on request), and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Elmo Room offers one king-size and two twin beds in deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath combination in a cast iron bathtub, vanity with a makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. Elegant windows and period décor add a charming touch, while modern amenities add extra convenience, such as a flat screen television with cable channels, DVD player and movies, sound machine, in-room fridge (on request), and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Alice Room features one queen-size and one double bed with deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath combination in a cast iron bathtub, vanity with a makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. Modern amenities include central air-conditioning and heating, flat screen televisions with cable channels, DVD players and movies, sound machines, in-room fridges (on request), and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Louise Room features two queen-size beds with deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath combination in a cast iron bathtub, vanity with a makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. Modern amenities include central air-conditioning and heating, flat screen televisions with cable channels, DVD players and movies, sound machines, in-room fridges (on request), and complimentary wireless Internet. Photo: Devereaux Shields House


3.Restaurants / Room Service

Restaurants / Room Service


A traditional southern breakfast is served every morning and features a variety of hot and cold dishes freshly prepared from locally sourced organic ingredients, including fresh fruit muffins, scones, hot-served southern biscuits, and toast to savory and sweet entrées. Breakfast is served in the elegant dining room with an early morning fresh coffee blend and tea service and a ‘special-order’ breakfast alternatives for early or late risers. Photo: Devereaux Shields House

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4.Amenities/Recreational Activities

Amenities/Recreational Activities


Devereaux Shields House offers an array of amenities including a delicious full Southern breakfast served each morning, afternoon cheese and wine welcome receptions, and inviting porches and verandahs on which to relax and unwind. Complimentary bottled water, sodas, coffee, and tea, are available throughout the day, and comfortable common rooms with fireplaces offer tranquil respite. Additional amenities include concierge services, air-conditioning and heating, access to a fitness center and all the gardens, and children and pet-friendly rooms.

709 North Union Street, Natchez, Mississippi, MS 39120, Phone: 601-304-5378

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Romantic Getaways in Mississippi: Devereaux Shields House in Natchez