Smith Lake Bed & Breakfast

994 County Road 4230 , Crane Hill, AL 35053 USA (Show map)


Our inn is cozy and secluded yet convenient to all of the area's diverse activities and attractions, making it a great alternative to typical hotel lodging. Nestled in a serene cove, Smith Lake Bed & Breakfast is the perfect spot for a wonderful weekend and romantic getaway. Our large floating dock is equipped with kayaks, stand up paddleboards, floats, swim and sun decks, jet ski port and boat berth for guests complimentary use. Fish from rock ledge or dock; fishing equipment available. All suites have fully equipped kitchens and outdoor grills; a large breakfast is provided. Innkeepers are licensed Realtors, ready to help you search for the perfect lake lot or home, with full service thru closing. Small dogs are permitted in To-No-Mo which has an adjoining fenced yard with advance notice at time of reservation.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

We WILL Be Back!

5 on June 15, 2016

My husband and I booked one night at Smith Lake B&B to celebrate our first anniversary; Not only did we get to enjoy a delicious breakfast on the deck with a beautiful view and relax in our adorable loft suite, we also got to take a boat ride around the lake, paddle board, kayak, and spend time together in such a wonderful setting! By the end of our less-than-24-hour stay, we felt Jim and Alex were already good friends - their hospitality went above and beyond what we expected! Needless to say, we will be back! :)

A very cool place.

5 on March 16, 2016

What a wonderful place to stay. Scenery abounds from the deck of your room while devouring a lovely southern breakfast. As well, enjoying the sunrise and sunset. Jim and Alex Cox are great hosts, to the extent of helping us out with his tractor to get our vehicle back on the road. Our visit included a scenic cruise around the lake, what fun! Can't wait to return to Smith Lake B&B. Orris & Pat Cowgill.

A Memorable Anniversary

4.6 on August 31, 2015

We had a terrific breakfast; other meals are not offered and none were expected. Jim & Alex were terrific hosts and made us feel quite at home. The Loft accommodations were great, and the availability of snacks were nice to have. The stars and the almost full moon were enjoyed from the deck on the boat house. We will plan to go again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again.

What a great B&B

5 on February 01, 2015

We have stayed at this B&B many times because it is so relaxing and a warm environment. The breakfasts are wonderful. We loved the lake so much that we enlisted Jim and Alex, the innkeepers,to help us find a home of our own at the lake. They are great realtors and very knowledgeable about the lake. They will take you to properties by boat and car which is important when making a decision. We would highly recommend staying at this B&B if you are looking for a great getaway on the water.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the great review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and know you will enjoy your lake home. Great to have new friends and neighbors on the lake!

Fabulous Place, fabulous folks, fabulous food!

5 on May 28, 2014

What a place! If you are looking to "get away from it all", Smith Lake B&B is the place to go. It is run by some of the nicest folks you could ever hope to meet and the beautifully decorated rooms have everything you could dream of for a weekend (or more) for total rest and relaxation. A fabulous breakfast Is served with love by your gracious host and hostess Jim and Alex. The home is beautifully decorated and the many decks have perfect seating areas (and outdoor firepits) to watch the awe inspiring Smith Lake sunsets. Go, visit, make some new friends and relax. You will love it! Dorothy Chapman Knoxville, Tn

Wonderful Stay

4.4 on May 21, 2014

We have stayed at Smith Lake B & B twice now and it's a wonderful place to get away from it all. Very peaceful, private and extremely comfortable. This part of the lake is absolutely beautiful and our innkeepers were the best. Thanks for an awesome stay.

Beautiful and relaxing!

4.8 on August 07, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in the Dock Suite for a weekend getaway (2 nights) to unwind and spend time together during a very stressful time for us lately. We had a wonderful time here! It was very comfortable and Jim and Alex have thought of everything! They are very hospitable and Alex cooks an awesome breakfast! We relaxed, swam and floated in the lake (very clean), read, watched movies, and grilled. We definitely plan to come back when we can stay longer and would recommend to anyone.

Felt lke a member of the family

4.6 on May 26, 2013

Jim and Alex Cox welcomed me warmly and treated me as if I were a member of their family. The setting is beautiful, breakfast on the deck was delicious and I really enjoyed our conversation.

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Location Type



Birmingham, AL (BHM) 66 miles

Directions to property:

From I-65, take exit 299 take Hwy 69S towards Jasper. Go 7 miles and turn right on CO RD 222. Go 8 miles and turn left on CO RD 201 at Chevron Sign (The Country Mall). Go 4 miles and turn right on CO RD 185. B&B is 0.9 mile on right (sign). From Jasper, take Hwy 69N towards Cullman. Go 21 miles and turn left on CO RD 222. Go 8 miles and turn left on CO RD 201 at Chevron Sign (The Country Mall). Go 4 miles and turn right on CO RD 185. B&B is 0.9 mile on right (sign).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Clothes dryer, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Floats, Fishing Gear

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Swimming in the Lake, Relaxing by the water, Sunning on the swim deck, Grilling out at the Gazebo, Lighting a fire in the firepit, Soaking in the hot tub, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 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 No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on summer weekends & 3 nights for Memorial/Labor Day & 4th of July
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's lodging required in advance.
  • Cancellations: Seven Day Cancellation policy.



Alex and Jim Cox

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About the innkeepers

Travel, Smith Lake, Environmental preservation of the lake, Cooking, Lake properties

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: - On the Deck overlooking the lake