Winston Place Bed & Breakfast

353 Railroad Avenue , Valley Head, AL 35989 USA (Show map)

About

Step back in time to one of Alabama's most beautiful historical mansions, featuring large verandas and elegant inn lodging accommodations. Now you can rent the whole house for your family or group vacation. Situated at the base of Lookout Mountain and only two miles from downtown Mentone, Winston Place is centrally located between Chattanooga, Birmingham, and Atlanta. On the National Register of Historic Places, this inn's impressive lavishness of the veranda porches, is undoubtedly one of the state's finest examples of how the master builders planned for open air living made possible in ante-bellum days.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Married in Mentone

5 on July 22, 2016

My Bride and I were married in Mentone and we can't say enough about The Winston Place Bed and Breakfast. The place is full of history as well as a Great Inn Keeper in Jim Bunch who played on The Alabama Crimson Tide National Championship Team's in 1978 and 1979! What great stories Jim! We actually had all the rooms during our stay with other members of the family and it was just a very relaxing and stress free stay and experience. Highly recommend you stay at this place and enjoy Jim's Southern Hospitality! Thanks for a memorable stay Jim! And ROLL TIDE!!! Mitch and Gloria Kucera (Silverhill,Al)


Loved staying at Winston Place

5 on July 19, 2016

My family and I stayed at Winston Place for 2 nights. It is a beautiful home with gorgeous surroundings! I loved the feel of being in an old southern home near a railroad track. The host was informative about the place's history and entertained us with stories about his Bama football years with Bear Bryant. He also prepared a delicious breakfast for us each morning. I definitely want to go back!


Wonderful historical home,friendly host and guest.

4.2 on June 17, 2016

We had a wonderful 2 day stay at Winston Place. My daughter, daughter-in-law and myself were taking my grand-daughter to summer camp for one week. The house is very comfortable and home like. With the exception of the occupied bedrooms, we had the run of the house, balconies,grounds. There is a neat, small family cemetery in the back grounds. the beds are comfortable and the home is clean. The breakfast is great, outstanding french toast! The Mr. Jim is a very good host and knows the history of the home.We plan to stay there next year when we bring my grand-daughter to camp.


Great host and historical place, The host Jim Bunch is very knowlegable of the property and of the area. He doesn't mind talking about his football days at Alabama and throwing in tidbits about the area. We had a great time and rest. It's in the valley about 3 miles from Mentone

4.8 on April 26, 2016

Ernie Kennamer. Hoover , Al


Hapa Hana

5 on April 23, 2016

Outstanding. Great location, except for me, To far for a three day week-end.


Fantastic and beautiful stay!

5 on April 07, 2016

The Winston Place was truly lovely! Beautiful setting, surroundings and food! The hosts were very friendly! Ca't wait to stay there again,


It was lovely!

5 on February 17, 2016

The host,Jim, was friendly and very knowledgeable about the house and the area. Though the weather was cold we enjoyed walking the property and plan on sitting on the second story veranda in the Spring!


I LOVE this place

5 on December 09, 2015

It always feels like I am coming home. From the moment I walk in (a hug and chocolate chip cookies) to my departure (HUGE southern breakfast). I want to come here often.


Anniversary to Remember

4.6 on November 18, 2015

My wife spent our 45 wedding anniversary at Windsor Place and it was wonderful. Jim Bunch was a great host and his breakfast was truly delicious. We stayed in the Patrick Henry suite and had a private entrance onto the veranda which was great when you have the love of your life with you looking out over the countryside. Jim has plenty of stories to tell about his time on the Alabama National Championship team which I found to be quite interesting. Thanks Winston Place for a wonderful time.


Great Peaceful night

5 on November 15, 2015

We very much enjoyed our peaceful day with the Bunch's


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Huntsville, AL (HSV-Madison County) 70 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Billiards, DVD Player, Fireplace, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We reserve stay with credit card, and gladly accept cash, or check for payment.
  • Cancellations: A seven day cancellation notice is required, if not cancelled within (7) days, (1) night stay is charged.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jim Bunch

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area