About Us


Doug Adams and Troy Bickford both hale from the Deep South and before living in Natchez, happily called New Orleans home.   Troy is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and works full time as the innkeeper.  After attending Louisiana State University, he enjoyed a successful career as an accounting and finance professional.  But he had a persistent love of history, art, and architecture.  So much so, that he attended completed a Master in History at George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA.  After many years, long hours churning out Excel spreadsheets took its toll; and in 2016, Troy decided it was time for a drastic change.  Discovering exactly what that change would be took time, effort and ultimately a stroke of good fortune on a weekend getaway.   Natchez and the surrounding area had been a family favorite destination for childhood vacationing; and the lure of Natchez’s unique history, dramatic setting and world-renowned architecture lingered.  An impromptu birthday getaway sparked the idea, and several months later, Clermont Bluffs Bed and Breakfast was a reality.

While Troy is around full-time, Doug provides much appreciated help when he isn’t traveling for his full-time job as a consultant.  Doug is from Gilbertown, Alabama and has the deep, southern accent to prove it!   Doug is the proud father of two teenage sons and happily tell you about their exploits on the football field.  Doug has a keen eye for design and much of what our guests experience originated with him.  And when he’s not travelling, guests will enjoy his culinary gifts.  His breakfast potatoes have been known to reduce grown men to tears.

Doug and Troy have lived most of their lives in the South and along the Gulf Coast.  They’ll be happy to share their love of the Natchez area and the larger region with travelers looking for insight and opportunities that may not be in a travel guide.


First and foremost, we respect all people and would never discriminate against anyone due to race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender.

Beyond this, we have one over-riding objective:  To provide you with the choices and environment that you need to enjoy your time with us and hopefully, come back to see us again.  Whether you are looking for a retreat in very spacious and comfortable rooms, relaxing in our fully updated, luxury baths, or discussing all that Natchez offers with your hosts and other guests, we want your time with us to be what you want it to be.  Please let us know how we can assist you with this!

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We respect our veterans and their families.  That may seem like an odd thing to include in this section; but we are in a unique place.  Our property directly borders the National Cemetery in Natchez.  On the odd occasion our guests may overhear the moving notes of Taps being played, just over the hilltop. It is an honor to share our proximity with the families and friends of those who have served.   We conduct our affairs on the property with this consideration in mind.