Experiences

EAT, STAY, PLAY: NATCHEZ

EAT, STAY, PLAY: NATCHEZ

Natchez is one of the oldest continuous European settlements on the Mississippi River. Famous for its breathtaking homes and its historic tours, Natchez is a charming, walkable, and vibrant community. Named by Forbes in February 2021 as “One of The Best Places in America to Travel Right Now,” Natchez provides opportunities for outdoor activities, exploration of history, and the excitement of a thriving community with a variety of shops and venues for all.

Eat

Rolling River Reloaded offers a variety of simply southern classic dishes with a creative twist to give guests a truly "Soulful Southern Experience." Packed with flavor, each dish is prepared with care and inspired by rich, generational history.

The Natchez Brewing Company, the first brewery in this historic city, is run by husband-and-wife duo Lisa and Patrick Miller. England-native Lisa is the owner and founder, while Natchez-native Patrick creates the recipes for their unique, southern-inspired craft beers. Their taproom also serves freshly made brick oven pizzas.

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For margaritas and world-class tamales, stop by Fat Mama’s Tamales. This Natchez institution serves tamales and other Mexican fare, along with house made fire and ice pickles (cold and crunchy, with a kick). When the weather is nice, enjoy your tamales and margaritas on the shaded deck.

Stay

A true National Historic Landmark, Dunleith Historic Inn was built in 1855, remaining Mississippi’s sole example of a pre-civil-war mansion. Guests can enjoy this Greek revival design in one of 22 guestrooms throughout the property, plus luxury amenities such as a restaurant, bar, and pool. Along with the Castle Restaurant located in Dunleith’s original carriage house and stables, the mansion serves as one of Mississippi’s premier venues for weddings and special events.

With a rich heritage going back to 19th – century Natchez, the building that was once a clothing shop in historic downtown Natchez is today a beautifully restored Natchez Manor Bed & Breakfast designed for any romantic weekend or historic tour of the city. Guests will find a private bath and all the modern amenities with a touch of classical charm in one of 14 boutique style rooms. Dine in for a hot Southern style breakfast, and then come back for a cocktail at the downstairs Franklin Street Bar.

Play

With it's view looking out over the Mighty Mississippi and the bridge spanning the waters of the great river, the Natchez bluff is a natural attraction not to be missed. The path stretching along the hillside is the perfect venue to enjoy a serene walk or to stop and experience the spectacular view of a sunset over the river.

Biscuits & Blues features live entertainment in an intimate setting by solo artists or small musical groups, typically playing blues or acoustic guitar. Performances take place during dinner hours, when the restaurant serves up Southern fare, but often run later

Natchez "Under-the-Hill", was the landing site for river travelers. Today the site includes a variety shops and venues including the Under-the-Hill Saloon. Built around the turn of the 19th century, this is the place to sit in one of the rocking chairs on the front porch for a beautiful view of the Mississippi River.