Winston Place Bed & Breakfast

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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.


4.6 on November 09, 2015

A great place to get away and relax. The home was elegant and full of history and hospitality. We enjoyed our stay and certainly recommend this to those who are looking for something more than just a hotel room.

Wonderful Experience

5 on October 21, 2015

We were fortunate to have the opportunity to visit with Jim Bunch last weekend. This was my first experience in a bed and breakfast and I was so pleased. The room was very nice. Jim cooked breakfast both mornings and it was delicious. We watched the Alabama Game in a large den area with Jim and a couple of the the other guests. The house was beautiful and of course the weather was perfect. Fabulous! Stretch and Charla Reed


5 on October 08, 2015

My sisters and I stayed here and absolutely loved it! The home is beautiful and the hosts are wonderful. Breakfast was delicious every morning. We sat on the upstairs porch every night listening to the sound of crickets and other creatures. The train comes right by the house but we enjoyed it. It's very close to Mentoneamd a short drive to Little River Canyon.

Winston Place Stay

5 on October 07, 2015

It didn't take long to feel right at home at Winston Place. Ms. Faye was a wonderful host. The accommodations were great and the breakfast was delicious.

One of the best places ever

5 on September 18, 2015

I can't wait to go back. My perfect place! And I think I gained 5 pounds from the big Southern delicious breakfast.

Great Place!

5 on March 18, 2015

Winston Place was pleasant, interesting and the people were extremely welcoming and nice. The breakfast was wonderful. We will plan to go back again!

Charming Historic Retreat

4.6 on January 04, 2015

This is a beautiful historic home turned B&B. The hosts are gracious in sharing their space and making your stay relaxing and comfortable. There are at least two rooms that sleep four - which was a nice benefit for us. We were able to have our family together in one room. Our room was spacious with two queen beds and a lovely sitting area. The common area is very large with multiple group seating arrangements, a pool table, a refrigerator, a snack/beverage table, and a large stone fireplace. The Winston House is located in the western valley of Lookout Mountain, a nice place to get away from it all, but with some local shopping/restaurants in the quaint nearby Mentone Community. We would definitely choose Winston Place again. NOTE: I have seen some reviews that mention the train. Yes, it does run in front of the property, but the rumble and sound of the train was not disturbing in the least.

Beautiful and restful weekend getaway

5 on November 30, 2014

What a lovely time and Ms. Faye makes the visit extra special!

Lovely B&B.

4.8 on November 10, 2014

A lovely B&B with fabulous hosts. We enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was delicious!

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


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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  • 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.



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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area