Fairhope, Alabama, was named as “the Best Small Town in the South” in 2016, the early home of author Fannie Flagg and singer Jimmy Buffet. And just a short ride away from Fairhope is a haven of comfort and delight known as the Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast, a beautifully restored bed and breakfast near Gulf Shores, Alabama. Among the attractions in Fairhope are horseback riding, the “Storybook Castle Tour“, an annual Arts & Crafts Festival and golf courses. Restaurants such as Jesse’s Rest, the Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Wolf Bay and Gelato Joe’s are available for lunch and dinner.
Gulf Shores, AL
Unexpected pleasures await the visitor to the Gulf Shores area, where dolphins, lighthouses and rare pelicans await you in the Orange Beach area. Closer to the inn is the Magnolia River, where guests can take a boat trip, kayak the river, parasail, visit the wildlife reserves, rent a bike and traverse backcountry trails, fish and hike. 45 minutes away is the city of Mobile, Alabama, where more fine restaurants await, as well as shopping, arts centers, and museums.
After a fabulous day touring the area, come up the ancient oak-lined path to the wonderfully comfortable Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast. Built in 1897, this fabulous home has alternated between being an inn and a private home for over 120 years. Dotted with beautiful architectural features, lovingly preserved by the current owners, it includes stained glass, interesting woodwork and restored hardwood floors. The common rooms radiate comfort and are furnished for year round attraction. The Southern hospitality of the Magnolia Springs extends to the welcoming community, who will say hello as they pass while you relax on the front porch.
After deep study of the business and pleasure of running a bed and breakfast, Innkeepers David Worthington and Eric Bigelow bring their own special talents to bear to provide an elegant and memorable stay. After deep renovation and countless hours of work, the inn was opened for business as the Magnolia Springs in 1997.
The five rooms of the Magnolia Springs, four upstairs and one downstairs, are named for people who were important to the building’s history: the McNair, Worthington, Cowen, McLennan and Harding Rooms are furnished for both comfort and practicality. Each room boasts its own private bathroom with shower-bath, and is decorated in exquisite taste.
Generous breakfast hours make a 3-course gourmet Southern breakfast available to guests that includes unique items such as an egg casserole, pear dumplings, homemade grits or a baked apple sandwich. All special dietary requirements can be met with notice.
Specials and packages include a discount for multiple night stays, a “Date Night”, a Romantic Alabama honeymoon package, the “I Love You” package (champagne and roses), and a cruise tour package.
Excellent reviews in magazines such as Southern Living, as well as the Alabama, Atlanta and New Orleans Magazines, are evidence that the Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast offers the best in classic Southern hospitality. Innkeepers Worthington and Bigelow look forward to welcoming you to this special Bed and Breakfast Near Gulf Shores Alabama.
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