Enjoy a more personalized, intimate, and unique getaway experience in our charming small town! Devereaux Shields House is a member of Select Registry, an association of esteemed inns, boutique hotels, and bed & breakfasts across the country. Each one has passed the industry’s leading inspection program, covering everything from cleanliness to hospitality and ensuring individualized comfort and the professionalism you expect from a trusted brand. During this period our Mississippi boutique hotel further joined Select Registry members volunteering to satisfy “Stay Safe, Stay Select” enhanced industry-endorsed health and comfort protocols.

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A Secure & Comfortable Setting

Our 3 properties (Main House, Aunt Clara’s Cottage, and Bost House) are only open to registered guests. Mississippi & Natchez has relaxed the mask mandates for guests when enjoying inside or outside public common areas. Social distancing guidelines are no longer necessary. We feel these measures will allow guests to enjoy:

  • A safe place to stay
  • A comfortable place to sleep
Devereaux Shields House front porch seating area
older couple relaxing by the fire pit at night

Guest Welcome & Check-in

Registered guests are welcomed at our Main House front door as usual and immediately shown to their booked room(s). If required, a touchless check-in option can be arranged upon request. Balances due are charged the morning of check-in to ease/speed welcoming. Guests are provided disinfected room/house keys and familiarized with our property, room amenities and current policies as they are shown to their room(s). Guest breakfast dietary preferences and concierge needs are identified. Guests are not required to wear masks in common areas.

homemade southern breakfast

Breakfast Options

Our current choices include:

  • Guest-Acclaimed On-site dine-in service by our staff – Socially distant seating distributed between our 3 houses, porches or gardens. Guests are served by our masked staff for guest comfort.
  • Alternatively, voucher for local restaurant service – either carryout or limited dine-in upon request.
Louise Room beds
gloved hand spraying and wiping surfaces to sanitize them


Our goal is to create and maintain a safe, healthy and enjoyable B&B environment for all. We have implemented practices to control and minimize guest and employee exposure to COVID-19. A wide range of industry resources have been consulted to develop our DSH practices (Includes CDC, EPA, and various Lodging and B&B Industry participants.)

  • Strip bed and sanitize mattress cover.
  • Guests are asked to deposit used towels in a laundry mesh bags for retrieval by our housekeeping staff.
  • Triple-sheet bed (blanket between 3 sheets) without top bedspread.
  • Only pillows with pillow cover and pillowcases are used. Decorative throw pillows and bedspreads are no longer used.
  • Blankets are sanitized and laundered when deemed necessary or as a periodic precaution.
  • A practice of rotating guest room pillows is used.

General Safety & Cleaning

  • Reporting employees are checked by the supervisor to verify they are not feeling ill or have a high temperature at the start of each workday. Employees that feel ill are required to stay home.
  • Upon reporting for work every employee immediately washes their hands for at least 20 seconds. Employees are required to rewash periodically or use available hand sanitizer and use masks and gloves to serve & clean.
  • Guest rooms have been deaccessorized and are left empty for 24-72 hours between guest stays when possible.
  • Steam cleaning, Ozone generators, Black light detection and UV-C infrared disinfection are used to supplement room cleanliness.
  • Allocate more time to High-Touch areas – Use Disinfectant Wipes on doorknobs, light switches, remote controls, fan pull chains, thermostats, lamp switches, window latches & shades, device switches (sound machines, power plugs), bed or handrails, etc. Clean after every checkout.
Devereaux Shields House main entrance

We’re Here for You!

While our inn is open, we understand that you might choose to stay at home during this time. We offer guests full credit toward a future stay (less a $35 admin fee) for COVID or Medical-related cancellations.

If you have any questions for us or want to chat before booking your stay, our dedicated staff would love to discuss your upcoming trip with you. Whether it be answering questions about our enhanced cleaning routines or helping you fill your itinerary with fun and safe activities, we’re here for you!

Call (601) 304-5378 or email comfort@dshieldsusa.com to contact us today. Get updates and connect with us on our Facebook page or Instagram page too or please call or check our online availability with your desired dates.