The Baer House, located in Vicksburg, Mississippi, has an interesting history filled with love and the happenings of two very different families. The home was built on a site with a brick structure dating prior to 1850. In 1870, Leona and Lazrus Baer constructed the huge Victorian with a goal of impressing guests with the elaborate woodwork and grand ballroom. This home was filled with beautiful daughters and a beloved son. They lived, loved, laughed, and cried within the walls of this happy home.
Leona Baer had decided on the home's special construction and monitored it's building. She insisted it be of similar design to the large Eastlake style Victorians just becoming popular for the wealthy in America. She also was adamant that the kitchen would be inside the house and there would be privies on the first floor for guests and on the second floor for family; a his-and-hers two-story outhouse was the result! The home had 11 fireplaces, 4 cisterns, a wellhouse and a carriage house. It is one of the best examples of Eastlake Victorian style in the state of Mississippi and is included in "Victorian Houses of Mississippi". The cornice is modillioned and the windows display segmental arches with raised brick drip molds. Fish scale shingles and carved vergeboards accent the gable ends. The home clearly reflected the prosperity that Mr. Baer, a Jewish immigrant from Germany, had accumulated by the 1870's through his dry goods store, Baer and Brothers, established in 1865. Baer House Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bed and Breakfast Style
The Inn is a large Victorian mansion built in 1870 with personalized service for our limited number of guests. Our 7 guest rooms are all located in the main house and are tastefully furnished with period antiques, king & queen sized beds and private bathrooms.
A full breakfast is served each morning in the ballroom and a social hour is held each evening with wine and snacks.
We are located in the heart of historic Vicksburg, within walking distance to museums, antique shopping, historic Washington Street, restaurants and the National Military Park.
We have packages for weekday and weekend getaways that include romance, history, golf or shopping. Let us know what your interests are and we can tailor a package for you. We can also accommodate you with specialty private candlelight dinners at the mansion for anniversaries, honeymoons, birthdays or other special events.
Arrive as strangers, depart as friends!
Breakfast Style Served
Range of Rates
$105 - $195 per night includes breakfast, social hour, home tour
Gold level, Trip Advisor Green Partner.
Practicing recycling, composting, water saving techniques, efficient lighting and energy use.
Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes
Local Owner-Operator, chef, gardener, repairman, tour guide: Doug Cousineau
We also rent and guide trips on the river in KAYAKS, lead and organize BIKING trips on the Natchez Trace and in the Vicksburg National Military Park. We can also organize local hikes, runs, picnics etc.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets accepted on approval; allowed in specific rooms only.