Sweet Gum Bottom Bed & Breakfast

27761 Straughn School Rd , Andalusia, AL 36421 USA (Show map)


Welcome to Sweet Gum Bottom where you will find an Alabama bed and breakfast acclaimed by both guests and dignitaries. Our country inn is located in the small community of Sweet Gum Bottom, Andalusia Alabama. We are in the middle of 12 beautiful acres of countryside. Come enjoy the peace and quietness in a very relaxed atmosphere. We offer 4 romantic suites, each with king size beds, private baths and luxurious linens. Three of the guestrooms have Jacuzzi tubs and one suite cozy s up with a warm fireplace. We can't wait for you to get here and escape the cares of your life!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Charming B&B

4.8 on March 28, 2016

We stayed here for two nights after we got married in the Laura Leigh suite. Very cute room! First night was a little noisy we kept hearing people talking. Breakfast was very good and we were overall satisfied.

Innkeeper Response
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at Sweet Gum Bottom! We hope you have many happy years together!


5 on March 18, 2016

This place has character, charm, and a relaxing atmosphere! I got the massage and it was wonderful! The breakfasts are amazing! I roamed around the grounds and took tons of pictures. There had been a tornado a few weeks before my visit and you would never have known it. The place is beautiful! Sit on the glassed-in back porch on the swing, sit in one of the rocking chairs, sit in the hammock, sit in the garden and relax. I really loved the gas log fireplace in the Kennedy Anne Room. The linens on the bed smelled wonderful too. I can't say anything negative about my stay. I came home feeling more relaxed than any other vacation I've ever been on. I didn't want to leave!! I highly recommend it for a get-away weekend!

Innkeeper Response
My, My, My...thank you so much for the sweet review! And we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here! Please come back as often as you can!

Nice relaxing stay

5 on February 29, 2016

Very peacefull and relaxing weekend. We enjoyed our stay and will return again for another recharge. The hostess was extremely helpfull and served amazing breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Glad you enjoyed your stay! It is very peaceful here, you're right! Please come as often as you can!

favorite getaway

5 on January 18, 2016

What a great place to celebrate your anniversary. The serenity of swinging on the back porch enjoying the peaceful surroundings while sipping a cup of coffee . The rooms are wonderful with all your needs being met in comfort and relaxation. The breakfast was wonderful and the hostess was gracious. We have stayed several times and will be returning. Alexander city , AL 1-15-2016

Innkeeper Response
Hey, thanks for the great review! I love that swing too. I can't help it!!!! lol Come as often as you can!!!

Wonderful place!

5 on January 04, 2016

We absolutely loved this adorable place! Super cute, comfy, and the owners are just terrific!

Innkeeper Response
Glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come again and thanks for a great review!

Great Place to stay in Andalusia

5 on October 19, 2015

A Beautiful setting, wonderful story of preservation and amazing host and hostess. We enjoyed our stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the sweet words! Come as often as you can!

Exceptional B&B

5 on October 07, 2015

We had a wonderful stay; very unique, beautifully designed and comfortable home. This house was moved to the present site and renovated with high quality in mind. What a surprise to find this gem in the back country of Andalusia. Many thanks to Laura for a welcoming stay and a great breakfast. Roger and Jo Ann

Innkeeper Response
Hey guys! Thanks for staying with us! Glad you were comfortable! Come see us again, soon!

One of the Best!

5 on October 01, 2015

My sister and I and our spouses stayed at this Bed and Breakfast on our way from Birmingham, AL to High Springs, FL. It was fantastic. The beds were king size and super comfortable, the bathrooms were large, the breakfast was delicious, and there were no stairs to climb! Because this B&B is in the country, it was VERY quiet. We all loved this place and recommend that everyone reading this make sure and put it on your "places to stay" list.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure meeting you all and hope that you had a nice time in Florida! Come again soon! Laura

The Arctic Circle:-)

5 on September 04, 2015

Yes, this was the beginning of our hopeful trip to the Arctic Circle. This was the first stop of a four year trip on backroads and small inns through out the US and Canada. Ricky and Laura set the bar really high for every other B and B. Outstanding is not the correct rating, there is not one high enough. A great experience with great people and a special night at the Hilltop cafe nearby. I hope you stay here and hope they serve you the special cold peach soup to start your breakfast. Great place, great people. Bob and Vicki

Innkeeper Response
You are too kind! I absolutely cannot wait to hear all about your travels! Your gonna have to come back as the last stop so i can hear first hand! Safe travels!!!!

28 Ann. was sweet

3.8 on July 06, 2015

The indoor swing for two is so nice with a great view out of a large picture window... :)

Innkeeper Response
So glad that you enjoyed your stay! Everybody likes the swing! :)

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Rooms & Rates

Laura Leigh Suite

Perfect for romantic Alabama weekend getaways, this suite is a favorite among our guests. This room features a high, four-poster, rice bed with hand-pressed linens and is beautifully decorated with a candlelight fireplace, fainting sofa (just in case), and a quaint little table for two. Before crawling into bed, take a wonderful whirlpool bath and relax...the bathroom features two antique vanities, Jacuzzi, a glassed shower, and spa robes. Planning a honeymoon in Alabama? Then this romantic suite at Sweet Gum Bottom is for you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Lindsey Paige

Take a deep, long breath and walk into the Lindsey Paige Suite, a favorite room among our guests who are celebrating romantic getaways in Alabama. When you fall into bed, you will fall into luxury. Fine linens (600 count or more) wrap around you like a soft cloud. Enjoy a romantic, candlelit bath in the two-person Jacuzzi. A soft lounger will relax every muscle. Make reservations for a getaway for two at our secluded Alabama bed and breakfast, and see for yourself.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Bethany Dawn Suite

A romantic Alabama weekend getaway to Andalusia might include travel accommodations in this luxurious suite. A perfect little hideaway for two, this sumptuous guestroom offers a candlelight fireplace, romantic loveseat, table for two to enjoy a delicious dessert, and a wonderful Jacuzzi to soak away your cares. Then curl up together in this very comfortable king-size bed with hand-pressed linens, pull the covers up and, be forewarned, you may never want to get out!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Kennedy Anne Suite

This beautiful suite at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast creates a wonderful setting for romantic Alabama vacations. It is furnished with a wrought iron, king-sized bed and hand-pressed linens. Relaxation is assured in the pair of club chairs that provide a cozy view of the flickering gas fireplace. It’s the most comfortable seating in the house! This suite also has a private bath with glassed shower. Contact us today and make reservations for the Kennedy Anne Suite for your Alabama weekend getaway or honeymoon travel.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Antiques, Gifts shops, Museum, Nature trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Cancellations: one week



Ricky and Laura Oswald

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room