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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
4.0 on July 18, 2014
We were very impressed with our accommodations! Beautiful comfortable rooms and the service was excellent. Highly recommended. We will definitely be back!
4.6 on July 09, 2014
Our first experience at a bed and breakfast and it won't be our last! It's a very remote and relaxing home in the country. We loved the homemade breakfast, pecan french toast. Wish we could have stayed more than a day.
Thank you so much for staying with us! While we do seem remote, we are only 5 minutes from the downtown area. It is nice to be so close and yet seem so far!!! Best of both worlds! Hope to see you again, soon!
4.8 on July 01, 2014
My wife and I have stayed and enjoyed several B&Bs over the past 27 years……..and this is the best one out of them all.
Wow!!!! We are honored at your review! Thank you so much! It is guests like ya'll that keep us going! Thank you soooo much!' Laura and Ricky
4.2 on June 24, 2014
This was our first B&B, and we enjoyed it so much that we intend to visit one every year. PROS: #1- The service was more than I expected. Ricky and Laura made us feel welcome and spent as much time talking to us as we wanted, but they didn't follow us around or hog our time. We very much enjoyed their company, and they went out of their way to make us comfortable. #2- Another pro is the breakfast. My wife and I tried to predict whether it would come from Sysco or be homemade, but we were really surprised the next morning when we were served courses of baked mangoes, baked apple pancakes and bacon, and then frozen yogurt in a little chocolate cup. It was fantastic and the presentation was all there. #3- The flower garden in back is beautiful, and guests are encouraged to spend time in it. There's a fire pit and a hammock and plenty of seating. If you'd rather stay indoors you can see it through the glassed-in back porch. #4- There are LOTS of antique stores, flea markets, and places to eat within 15 minutes. There are several other things I liked, but these four are the highlights. CONS: If I could change one thing about Sweet Gum Bottom I'd give it a bigger common area. Maybe people who B&B don't often want a lot of interaction, but I enjoyed the time with other couples and would have appreciated a room with a few couches. That's pretty much it for the cons, and I'd highly recommend this place to anyone. P.S. I don't know how this review will look once it's posted, so I want to be clear about why I gave "Rooms" and "Value" only three stars. There's nothing wrong with either, but three stars means they met my expectations. It certainly doesn't mean they get a low rating, but we got pretty much what I expected in those categories. I hope this review is helpful and that you'll consider making Sweet Gum Bottom your next B&B!
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! And that the PROS out-weighed the Cons ! :) and I'm glad that you explained the rating on rooms and value. lol Hope to see you again, soon! Take care!
4.6 on June 09, 2014
With a little luck and help from google maps, I found this charming bed and breakfast. It proved a real find—quiet, pristine, full of character, grounds that invite you to wander and roam a bit, and a breakfast that wakes you ready for the day. The proprietor is a delight and as we mentioned more than a few times, we'll be stopping by Sweet Gum Bottom again and again.
Such kind words! Thrilled you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again...soon!!!
5 on April 21, 2014
My husband and I needed to get away for a little while to relax and recharge, and Sweetgum Bottom was an answer to our prayers. Sweetgum Bottom B & B is located out in the quite country side of Andalusia Alabama, and is the most wonderful place to stay to let go of all your stress and just relax. Ricky and Laura or the most wonderful host, and we enjoyed chatting with them while on our stay. The hours spent swinging on the porch were so peaceful and the breakfast was the best. The room we stayed in was wonderful and everything was just a prayer answered. We are planning our next trip back and can't wait.
What you have described is our wish for every guest that stays at Sweet Gum Bottom! We feel we have accomplished our dream if you can relax and let go of everything, even for a few hours...thank you for your kind words!
5 on April 03, 2014
If you are looking for a quiet get-away from urban congestion you will find it here! The area is tucked away from the noise and lights of the big city , yet close to good ole fashion down home cooking eateries. The breakfasts that accompany your stay were as beautiful to look at as delicious to eat! Ricky and Laura Oswald have truly put their heart into this property, you wont be disappointed with this choice for your stay! Pam and Bob Benson
Thanks Mr Bob and Ms. Pam, it was a pleasure to meet you and look forward to your next visit with us! Take care!
5 on February 26, 2014
From the porch swing bed on the enclosed porch to the full course breakfast, this B&B makes sure your stay is relaxing & enjoyable. Wonderful hosts & a clean, relaxing place to stay!
Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again real soon!
5 on February 23, 2014
Stately home in a quiet, nicely landscaped setting. Beautifully decorated room (Kennedy) with very comfortable bed and high quality linens. Delicious breakfast. Very congenial owner. You will not be disappointed staying here.
Thanks for sharing your experience with other readers and we hope that you will return as often as possible!
5 on February 14, 2014
We recently returned to Sweet Gum Bottom for our five year anniversary! This place holds a special place in our hearts since we were married there in 2009. Laura and Ricky are the best hosts and took care of us just like we were family. In fact my wife and can't wait to go back there for our tenth anniversary if not before!!! Great memories are made there each time we stay. We have stayed at other bed and breakfast but none even come close to this special place. Everything was perfect both times!!!!
Thank you so much for the kind words! Ya'll are such a sweet couple and we wish for you many, many more anniversaries and many many more returns to Sweet Gum Bottom...where it all started...... yay!
Countryside, Small town
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
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Wedding Facilities
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
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Antiques, Gifts shops, Museum, Nature trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Ricky and Laura Oswald