Did you know that if you’re visiting the Heart of Dixie, you have the opportunity to stay overnight in an old Western-style lodge with a saloon? Or instead, maybe a floating cabin? How about a “secret” bed and breakfast that’s tucked away in a remote area with scenic views? Whatever your preference, Alabama’s unique hotels await you. Here are our 14 favorites.
In the heart of Fort Conde Village sits Mobile’s second oldest house. Built in 1836, the Inn has been a historic representation of Mobile’s unique architecture for centuries. Visitors feel as if they have taken a step back in time while receiving the quality service of a boutique hotel. The Inn also serves as a gorgeous venue for weddings and other special events.
Situated from a scenic vantage point in Auburn, the Fountain View Mansion is a historic location with a beautiful, English countryside feel. Each room has a unique style fit for a king. Whether you are looking for a wedding venue with a vintage feel or simply a night out of town, this mansion will not disappoint.
Do you enjoy fishing? The quirky floating cabins of Guntersville are the perfect getaway for you. Each cabin has its own dock perfect for catching a few fish, relaxing near the water, or taking a swim.
Surrounded by a sea of magnolia trees, the Kate Shepard House in Mobile is a quaint location for a weekend away from home. Located within minutes of several fun activities in Mobile, the house offers a cozy atmosphere that rings true to the authentic southern hospitality experience.
At the foot of Lookout Mountain sits one of Alabama’s most elegant historic mansions. The historic bed and breakfast truly places you in a simpler time, and offers rooms for families of any size.
Now a renovated, luxurious hotel, this building served as a Civil War hospital in the 1800s. Visitors will be surrounded by history walking within its halls, and has a historic cemetery located on campus that contains the graves of over 300 soldiers. The now modernized hotel also contains beach access and two golf courses that guarantee a fun weekend away for the whole family.
Enjoy old western movies? The Seven Springs Lodge is the location for you. Connected to an old saloon, the lodge contains silos, campsites, and cabins perfect for any of your resting needs. The Lodge also offers a horse-riding trail for the outdoorsmen in your family.
Have you ever wondered what it felt like to live as the settlers in the 1700s? Look no further than Capps Cove, a rustic getaway nestled among the shady greens of Oneonta. Quite off the beaten path, the 21-acre inlet has the sentiment of Thoreau’s Walden and is perfect for indulging yourself in Alabama’s natural beauty.
Yet another of Mobile’s unique offerings, the Malaga stands out with its elegant, French architecture and ideal locale. The gentile, southern feel of the inn is offset by a beautiful oasis in the back grounds, filled with fountains and flowers, that are perfect for any wedding or high-end affair.
Looking for a remote getaway for the weekend? Search no further than the quirky Raven Haven, a cute cottage feel that will leave you wanting more. From “Casablana” to Nautical to Prairie, each room features a different theme that will transport you to another place.
Not far off the beaten path to Atlanta sits the Victorian-style Hotel Finial. With stellar customer services, the hotel is home to several luxury suites and an outdoor pool in the heart of nature. Finial also features several outdoor venues that are perfect for family reunions and other retreats.
Nestled atop a hill near the Tennessee River, Gorham’s Bluff offers a breathtaking view of Alabama’s beautiful landscape. Lodging includes rooms in the main lodge, as well as several quaint cottages off the beaten path. The Bluff is perfect for newlyweds looking for a romantic getaway.
The Secret Bed & Breakfast is the definition of remote. Located atop Lookout Mountain, the B&B has views that span as far as Weisner Mountain and Rome, Georgia. If you love hiking, the locale will put you in the range of several scenic trails. It is no wonder they are known as “the south’s best kept secret.”
A haunting, magical feel exists on the grounds of Everhope, just 30-some minutes outside of Tuscaloosa. The well-kept Grecian architecture truly takes you back to the 1800s. The staff are phenomenal and go the extra mile to make your stay a pleasant one.