Feel like getting away for the weekend? If so, consider staying at one of Alabama’s beautiful bed and breakfasts. After all, why stay in a traditional hotel when you can stay at the home of someone who knows your destination best and can educate you on all of the best places to go? Plus, at a bed and breakfast, you’ll get the care and attention you deserve and the only thing you’ll have to focus on is relaxing and having a great time. Staying at any of these 12 bed and breakfasts is the perfect way to experience the Southern charm of Alabama.
1.) Garden Path Inn
Built in 1890, Garden Path Inn is located in Columbia, Alabama and provides a friendly and luxurious lodging experience for those looking to stay somewhere other than a traditional hotel. This bed and breakfast offers four elegant guest rooms, and if you're a cycling enthusiast, it also offers touring routes. Guests will also enjoy a hearty, Southern-style breakfast to start their day. Garden Path Inn is located at: 305 North Main Street, Columbia, AL 36319.
2.) The Kate Shepard House Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1897, and decorated with pieces of our country's history, such as Confederate Civil War relics, The Kate Shepard House Bed & Breakfast is located in historic midtown Mobile and is the perfect location for a Southern getaway. Each of the guest rooms are decorated with luxurious accents throughout, and gourmet coffee, teas and sweets are available around the clock. The Kate Shepard House Bed & Breakfast is located at: 1552 Monterey Place, Mobile, AL 36604.
3.) Limestone House Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1915, Limestone House Bed & Breakfast can be found in historic Florence, Alabama. This bed and breakfast is just a short walk from the University of North Alabama - making it the perfect place to stay if you're in town to see a UNA football game or visit a college student. Interesting fact: Limestone House was the first home to be wired for electricity in Florence. Just a few of the famous people who have stayed at this bed and breakfast include: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Humphrey Bogart. Limestone House Bed & Breakfast is located at: 601 N Wood Ave., Florence, AL 35630.
4.) Alpine House Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1898, Alpine Bed & Breakfast is located on the tallest peak of Sand Mountain. Guests that stay at this bed and breakfast will enjoy seeing two states and eight cities while sitting on their balcony. Alpine Bed & Breakfast is located at: 902 County Rd 194, Bryant, AL 35958.
5.) Treasure Island Bed & Breakfast
Treasure Island Bed & Breakfast is the only bed and breakfast located on the shores of Logan Martin Lake. At this bed and breakfast, guests will truly enjoy the leisure of lake living. Treasure Island Bed & Breakfast is convenient to Talladega and Birmingham, and it's located at: 230 Treasure Island Circle, Cropwell, AL 35054.
6.) Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1898, Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast offers an era of Victorian comfort and genteel relaxation. At this bed and breakfast, guests will enjoy sleeping in one of their luxurious rooms and waking up to an elegant breakfast that's served on fine china. Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast is in close proximity to several attractions in Birmingham and is located at: 1309 19th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35205.
7.) Fort Conde Inn
Built in 1836, Fort Conde Inn is a luxurious lodging establishment that's a cross between an upscale hotel and a bed and breakfast. It's also Mobile's second-oldest house. At this bed and breakfast, guests can choose to either stay in one of the spacious guest rooms/suites or in one of their private cottages. Fort Conde Inn is located at: 165 St. Emanuel Street, Mobile, AL 36602.
8.) Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1897, Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast offers five guest rooms, each with a private bath, WiFi and a telephone. Guests will also enjoy a full three-course breakfast each morning. An interesting fact about Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast - it's the only bed and breakfast to be featured on Bob Vila's HGTV show Restore America. This bed and breakfast has also been featured in Southern Living magazine multiple times. Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast is located at: 14469 Oak St., Magnolia Springs, AL 36555.
9.) Mistletoe Bough Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1895, Mistletoe Bough Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to relax and unwind. While staying at this bed and breakfast, guests will enjoy walking in the beautiful gardens and rocking on the spacious porches. Mistletoe Bough Bed & Breakfast is located at: 497 Hillabee St., Alexander City, AL 35010.
10.) Winston Place Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1831, Winston Place Bed & Breakfast sits at the base of Lookout Mountain and offers five spacious designer suites, each accommodating 2-4 guests and containing original antique furniture. Winston Place Bed & Breakfast is located at: 353 Railroad Ave., Valley Head, AL 35989.
11.) Smith Lake Bed & Breakfast
Smith Lake Bed & Breakfast is a private resort on Lewis Smith Lake. What's so nice about this bed and breakfast is they let their guests have complementary use of paddle boats, kayaks, and a large boat dock with a sun deck and boat slip. Smith Lake Bed & Breakfast is a great alternative to traditional lake rentals and is located at: 994 County Rd 4230, Crane Hill, AL 35053.
12.) Sweet Gum Bottom Bed & Breakfast
Nestled among sweet gum trees, Sweet Gum Bottom Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Sitting on 12 private acres, this bed and breakfast offers quiet rest from crowds, four spacious guest rooms, and a delicious award-winning breakfast is served each morning. Sweet Gum Bottom Bed & Breakfast is located at: 27761 Straughn School Rd, Andalusia, AL 36604.
Is there an Alabama bed and breakfast you enjoy visiting when you feel the need for a weekend getaway?