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River Rest Bed and Breakfast

3883 Griffitt Bend Road , Talladega, 35160 USA (Show map)
63 Reviews
$145 - $250
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Minutes from NASCAR Racing events at the Talladega Superspeedway, and 50 miles from downtown Birmingham via interstate I-20, this bed and breakfast is located on Logan Martin Lake in Talladega, Alabama. River Rest Bed and Breakfast is a large 2 story house with 100 foot of porch across the front of the house complete with rocking chairs, and a gorgeous long lake view. All guest rooms are large, and 3 living rooms make it easy to relax and enjoy oneself indoors as well as out. Outdoors you'll find beach area, pier, 10 acres of woods, nature trails, golf carts, 100 foot walkway/deck back porch with plants, flowers and fountain, and 5 decks. 3 high definition tvs-tivo, movie night, boat rides (weather and lake level) permitting, wi-fi, hot tub, fire pit for all the fun you can imagine. Also included -- free long distance, and free paddle boat or local pontoon boat rental availability.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5.0

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Extraordinary chef

5 on April 27, 2013

Richard and Ellen are wonderful host. The panoramic view of the lake from our room was amazing. It was delightful to hear the geese in the morning. The large Windows in the den made it tranquil to read a book or watch TV with the view of the lake. Richard is an extraordinary chef comparable of a 5 star breakfast. Richard and Ellen make you feel like family. The home was immaculate.

Great experience!!!

5 on March 12, 2013

Our stay with Richard and Ellen was outstanding. Breakfast was wonderful and the conversation was delightful. River Rest was a wonderful experience. Thank you Richard and Ellen

The Best B&B in Alabama

5 on February 13, 2013

This was the best B&B that we have been to. Richard & Ellen are wonderful!! The food was fantastic, rooms were great, and the view was gorgeous. I would definitely recommend this B&B to my friends & family.

Delightful Stay!

4.6 on January 22, 2013

Wononderful experience! The Mixons are delightful hosts and Richard ia an extraordinary chef; the breakfast was amazing!

Our Reality Escape!

5 on January 06, 2013

My husband & I recently spent two nights at this WONDERFUL, B & B!! Words can't really describe it, you just have to experience it! Richard & Ellen are delightful hosts. Richard puts out 4 star breakfasts each morning and the quantity will last you ALL day! The fun part is sitting around the island watching him cook, quite a show! We were looking for a quiet, excluded B & B to totally unwind & this is it!! The weather did not cooperate, but it was still so relaxing & we left feeling totally recharged. We cannot wait to go back when we can enjoy more of the lake & grounds. They go out of their way to treat you like family, making you feel so welcome!

Out in the Country

4.4 on October 11, 2012

Out where the rivers like to roam..... words from Three Dog Night. They stand alone River Rest Bed & Breakfast. Should have been on the cover of their golden biscuits album! A golden opportunity for anyone looking for golden biscuits, great people, and pictorial perfection created by heavenly light dancing on still water. If that doesn't bring you back a great nights sleep in cool country air will! Don't miss this.

B&B Paradise

5 on September 05, 2012

The only negative is that I didn't stay longer. This is a quiet little piece of heaven. This was my first B&B experience and I think the bar has been set too high now.:) The accomodations were wonderful, the food was excellent and the location - heaven on earth.

Everything I hoped for and more!

5 on August 10, 2012

I was not disappointed with any part of my decision to visit River Rest B&B. Richard and Ellen made us feel like family. The food was amazing and the surroundings were beautiful. I wish we could have stayed longer.

Wonderful Place to Stay!!!

5 on June 12, 2012

This place is amazing!! So peaceful and beautiful!! Extremely clean and well-maintained. The folks are very hospitable and the food was great-a true taste of southern living. We had shrimp grits and blueberry cream-topped crepes for breatkfast-fantastic! I definitely would recommend River Rest to anyone looking for some serious R&R.

Wonderful Stay at River Rest

4.8 on May 14, 2012

My wife and I had an excellent stay at River Rest. Richard and Ellen could not be more kind. They gladly accommodated our late night arrival and early morning departure. The food was delicious. The room was in emaculate condition. The view was beautiful.

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Rooms & Rates

Back in Time Room

Grandmas furniture and a few other antique treasures. Be lulled to sleep by the fountains' gentle trickle of water (below the vanity window). The dormer window has a lake view. King size bed, private bath, flat screen hd Direct TV.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $250

LakeWood Room

Large upstairs room. King bed,large couch (great for naps, nook with rocker, flat screen hd Direct TV, private bath, best room for late sleepers. Lake view from the Dormer window. The other windows face the woods. Daniel Moore--Tyrone Prothro "The Catch" for Alabama fans--a sheet can be provided for all others.

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

Nightly Rate: $200 - $275

Nightly Rate: $200 - $275

Garden Room

Tropical Feel with flat screen direct hd TV, king size bed, Private bath with jacuzzi tub, private entrance with deck next to the gardens, wonderful view of the back yard and deer. Fat chair for extra lounging. Very private room.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $300

Nightly Rate: $225 - $300

Sunrise Room

This room has 4 windows facing the lake and 2 windows facing the woods. It is the most secluded with an entrance away from the main areas. HD Direct Tv. This room is accessible for wheel chair and vanity cabinet can be removed for access to toilet. Tub and shower, however does not have entance for chair but does have grab rails. This room has an eastern exposure and beautiful sunrise Feb through October.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $300

Nightly Rate: $225 - $300

River View

This room has its own living room overlooking the master den, with 2 mile view of the lake. The windows in the room face the back yard, gardens and is the best place to view deer. Wonderful king bed, flat screen hd direct Tv.

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

Nightly Rate: $250 - $325

Nightly Rate: $250 - $325

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Location Type



Birmingham, AL (BHM) 50 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Logan Martin, Talladega Superspeedway, 10 acres of forest, Barber Motor Sports, Mount Cheaha, Birmingham Zoo, River, Vineyard, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, DVD Player, Radio , High Speed Internet, High Definition TV/TIVO, Fire Pit on site, Free Long Distance, Premium Mattresses

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Pontoon Boat rental, Free paddle boat rental, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% Deposit with Credit Card or Check
  • Cancellations: 100% Refund up to 2 Weeks Before Arrival (Except Race Weekends)



Richard and Ellen Mixon

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , lots of deer, turkey on proper

About the innkeepers

music, golf, ministry, boating, photography, cooking

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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 8:45 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

apple french toast casserole
French bread with cream cheese, apples, pecans, brown sugar ect.---is it a breakfast dish or dessert? no reason to decide!


3883 Griffitt Bend Road , Talladega, 35160 USA (Show map)

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Free $50 gift card!