Garden Song B and B

A B&B Hotel with a Historic Past

This is a very special home, built in 1836 of pre-cut materials and architectural details hand-crafted in Cincinnati and floated down the Mississippi River. It is one of four on the north side of Washington Street, built by developer E.P. Fourniquet – an industrious French gentleman who also built Green Leaves across the street in 1838 in much the same way. You might consider these to be some of America’s earliest “pre-fab” houses! All share similar mantels, staircase designs, doors, and moldings. If you get a chance walk down the street and you will see them on your right… each one standing three stories tall but with its own individual distinction and character.

GardenSong was greatly enlarged from its original four rooms (two up and two down) by subsequent owners. About 1890 Mrs. Sam Abbott added a one-story dining room and kitchen wing along with bay windows salvaged from an old house called Sunnyside that had burned on the north side of town. Years later, Dr. Robert Barnes and his wife, Dr. Bettina Barnes, further enlarged the home and gardens into what we enjoy today. While digging in the side yard of the home in the 1960s, they discovered the old brick foundations of the original formal garden, and this became the inspiration behind the parterre garden and Venetian fountain on the east side of the house.

Spring Special - Complimentary Wine & Soft Drinks With Every Stay!

The Nat King Cole Suite

The Nat King Cole Suite is the mansion's master bedroom. It features a lovely King-Sized Canopy Bed, complete with plush linens and feather pillows. It is a beautiful room, spacious and luxurious, with a stately private bath and master closet, featuring a shower, heated floor, and a bidet. This suite can be reserved for $160 per night plus taxes and fees. A delicious Southern Breakfast is included. Weekend Rates May Apply.

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King-Sized Canopy Bed Desk and Chair Canopy Bed Front View of Bed

The Cole Porter Suite

The Cole Porter Suite, one of our most luxurious hotel suites, accommodates four people. It features a queen-sized tester bed, complete with fine linens and feather pillows. It also includes an attached room with twin beds. This suite can be reserved for $150 per night for two people, plus taxes and fees, with an additional charge of $10 per additional person. A delicious southern breakfast is included. Weekend Rates May Apply.

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Fireplace and Chairs Twin Beds Bathroom Cole Porter Queen Bed

The Vivaldi Suite

This third-floor suite features a queen-sized bed and a twin bed, complete with fine linens and feather pillows. Enjoy views of Natchez' historic rooftops and GardenSong B&B's gardens from this super-private retreat! Reserve today for just $135 per night, plus taxes and fees, with an additional charge of $10 per additional person. A delicious Southern breakfast is included. Weekend Rates May Apply.

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Vivaldi Bed Vivaldi Bathroom Vivaldi Chair and Chest Vivaldi Suite

The Mayor's House

Stay in a complete house, all your own! The Mayor's House is located only two blocks from GardenSong, within walking distance of historic downtown Natchez and the beautiful Mississippi River! The Mayor's House was built in 1880 and has recently been beautifully restored. Enjoy a large porch, cozy front parlor, and grand hall. The 3 bedrooms are tastefully appointed, each with private baths. The kitchen and dining room are fully equipped. An array of complimentary beverages are provided along with all amenities. You'll want to make this your second home! Click here for more details and booking information. Weekend Rates May Apply.

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Due to High Demand, Special Rates Do Not Apply to the Mayor's House. In addition, because this is a full house rental, breakfast is not included — but it is available at an extra charge per person.

Front Porch Bedroom and Four-Post Bed Second Bedroom Grand Hall With Piano

Make Yourself at Home!

We encourage our guests to enjoy the whole house! Relax in our beautifully appointed Front Parlor. Feel free to play the 1907 Chickering Grand Piano. Books and magazines are scattered throughout the home, and many of our guests love relaxing in the Garden Room, where light wines and beverages are offered daily. Our chef prepares delicious Southern breakfasts to order each morning. Guests are served in the main dining room.

Water Fountain


You'll find several "rooms" in the garden that are perfect for special events. One area features the original parterre with a fountain from Venice. Another section is ideal for weddings, while another features a wisteria-covered arbor with an adjacent outdoor kitchen, lawn, and patio. A covered pavilion is available for outdoor events, and there is ample parking, both onsite and along the tree-lined street.

Our Facilities

GardenSong B&B features three HVAC systems, and the main floor and upstairs floors can be operated separately. All walls were insulated during a major renovation, and all electrical and plumbing systems have been updated. The second floor features emergency evacuation by way of the upstairs gallery and the third floor by way of a chain ladder. We allow small pets weighing up to 20 pounds with a pet deposit. Other amenities include:
• Satellite TV
• Free Wi-Fi™
• Hair Dryers and Other Essentials
• Luxurious Towels
• Feather Pillows
• Fine Bed Linens
• Wedding and Special Event Facilities for small groups
• Candlelit Dinners May Be Offered on Weekends with Advance Reservation
• Gift Shop Coming Soon

Cancellation Policy

Full payment is collected at the time of booking. Cancellations are allowed up to two weeks prior to each stay, and a full refund will be issued.

Because we are a small B&B with high demand, cancellations within two weeks of one's stay shall not be refunded.