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Sweet Gum Bottom Bed & Breakfast

27761 Straughn School Rd , Andalusia, AL 36421 USA (Show map)
4.8
98 Reviews
$135 - $160
per night

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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

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

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

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Sweet Gum Bottom Rocks!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!


27th Annv.

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.

Innkeeper Response
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


Definitely recommend...

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!


A Bed and Breakfast You Won't Want to Leave

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.

Innkeeper Response
Such kind words! Thrilled you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again...soon!!!


Relaxing in Paradise

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!


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Location

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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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: one week

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ricky and Laura Oswald

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

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

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