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Red Bluff Cottage Bed & Breakfast

551 Clay Street , Montgomery, AL 36104 USA (Show map)
4.7
9 Reviews
$110 - $155
per night

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About

Everyone has heard about Southern hospitality, but Red Bluff Cottage invites you to experience true Alabama hospitality. Our spacious and airy cottage, filled with family antiques, is located in the downtown historic Cottage Hill District. Relax after a day of work or travel in our clean, comfortable and cozy rooms or just unwind from your day’s activities in our peaceful gazebo. Our large veranda gives a panoramic view of the river plain and downtown Montgomery, including a unique view of the state capitol. Experience for yourself what we mean when we say you will, “Arrive as guests, depart as friends.”

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining4.6

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Beautiful B&B

4.0 on September 22, 2014

This is a beautiful B&B and very convenient to downtown - walking distance to my meetings. I was only there overnight and did not have time to eat, but the breakfast smelled heavenly. I arrived late in the evening and the host knocked on my door to introduce herself and check to make sure I had everything I needed. I will stay here again!


“Great experience”

5 on March 20, 2014

We loved this B & B. Bonnie and Barry are great hosts and they ensure an above average stay for their guests. Breakfast was wonderful and we met so many other fun guests. Bonnie and Barry sat and chatted with us all and breakfast turned out to be a 2 hour seating! The only disappointment was that we stayed one night only. We will definitely stay again if ever in the area.


Delightful, beautiful, and comfortable bargain

5 on August 12, 2012

A remarkably well priced and most comfortable property. The accommodations were lovely, not overdone, extremely comfortable and conveniently set up. The hosts were warm and delightful, and their service all that could be asked for. Most highly recommended for a stay near downtown Montgomery.


Perfect in every way

5 on June 26, 2012

Every attention to detail was evident. Bonnie and Barry makes the guest feel exceptionally welcome. This is the only place to stay in Montgomery, Alabama


Wonderful

4.8 on March 22, 2012

Red Bluff Cottage was a wonderful place to stay. Each room is set in a different style and all are beautifully decorated. Our host and hostess were great people and very friendly. For an at home type autmosphere this is a must place to be when visiting Montgomery


Conventional Wisdom says do not discuss religion or politics

3.4 on October 25, 2011

Red Bluff is well appointed, clean and quiet with breakfast at the leisurely hour of 8:30 a.m. The rates seem a bit high and multiple night stays do not receive any "maid service" which brings into question the noticeable requests for a gratuity. The food was good but the host should observe the generally accepted concept of not discussing politics or religion.


Red Bluff Cottage

5 on May 06, 2011

My room was comfortable and extremely well-appointed. This is a lovely venue, and the innkeepers are very accommodating and welcoming. There is one long dining room table where the guests gathered for breakfast, and I much preferred that to separate tables. Bonnie and Barry are wonderful hosts, and by the time I left, I felt like a friend. This is among the best of the B&Bs in which I have stayed over the years.


Absolutley Wonderful

5 on May 13, 2008

My first visit to a B&B, very relaxing, beautiful rooms and distinct southern charm! Will definately stay again.


Weekend in Montgomery

5 on April 16, 2007

My companion and I had a wonderful weekend at the Red Bluff Cottage. The room was fantastic and very romantic. We had dinner at restaurant located only blocks away, followed by the Shakespeare theater and the following morning breakfast and the quests we enjoyed it with were simply unique. They even have a porch with a resident cat to enjoy your morning coffee and paper. We'll definitely go back again.


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Rooms & Rates

Rose Bedroom

The romantic atmosphere of this beautifully appointed guest room invites you to escape to a quieter time and place. Its focal point is a sleigh bed accented by an oval Queen Anne desk, a Tiffany lamp and a unique well-worn New England rocker. Relax as you cuddle up on the cozy loveseat or recliner and listen to your favorite CD. Read a book from the owners' library or one of many available right in your room. Take in the aroma of fresh flowers as you eat several of the candies left especially for you.

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

Riverboat Bedroom

The treasures of this Montgomery, Alabama lodging retreat include an American carved walnut dresser with a marble top and a leather-top writing desk. An oil painting of a riverboat overlooks the queen size poster bed and takes you back to a more tranquil place in time. For wedding night or anniversary, we offer a special rose petal turndown using high quality lace embellished linens. Upon request, the bed can be adorned with a canopy of netting and ribbons so beautiful it will take your breath away.

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

Stitch In Time Bedroom

This bright and cheerful room features an English barley twist king size bed. An added featherbed makes this room a favorite for guests returning to Montgomery, Alabama. Several quilts, including framed blocks from a quilt made by Bonnie's great grandmother and Bonnie's mother are among its treasures. The bed is enhanced by high quality linens that exceed many of the finest hotels. Another highlight is a large rocker used as a prop in the Rosa Parks movie about the Alabama Civil Rights movement.

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

Great Gatsby Bedroom

Lodging accommodations in this very large room feature a King size carved sleigh bed, a huge trunk, and a very old armoire. The recently renovated private bath features an antique cabinet with a petal vessel sink and a marble jacuzzi tub. For special occasions, a rose petal turndown adds romance and atmosphere to this luxurious room. Ultimate pampering packages are available upon request, i.e., spa gifts loaded with fine vitamin enhanced pampering products, a private massage by a licensed therapist, etc.

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

Steamer Trunk Treasures

Lodging accommodations featured in the larger room of the two-room suite include a King size sleigh bed, a huge trunk and a very old armoire. The adjacent room features an antique twin bed and hidden trundle bed. A steamer trunk full of "dress up" clothes and toys highlights the room and creates a haven for small children. The suite shares a recently renovated bath that is the ultimate in luxury and style.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

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Location

Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown

Airport

Montgomery, AL (MGM-Dannelly Field) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From I-85, take I-65 North Exit. From I-65, take Exit 172. From the south, Exit 172 is marked Herron Street Downtown. If coming from the north, Exit 172 is marked Clay Street Downtown. Follow Downtown signs; go one block on Herron Street to Hanrick. Turn left on Hanrick 1/2 block, turn right into gravel guest parking area behind Red Bluff Cottage Bed & Breakfast. Parking area is floodlit. Guest entrance is lower level.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, ASF (AL Shakespeare Festival) Theatre, First White House of the Confederacy, Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Golf Trail, Civil Rights Museum, Maxwell AFB, Hank Williams Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , High Speed Wireless Internet, gazebo with wicker furniture, Complimentary snacks & cold drinks, Fine Quality Linens & Bath Towels, Large veranda with wicker swing, Triple Sheeting

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Telephone, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On veranda or in gazebo
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required to hold the reservation.
  • Cancellations: 72-Hours prior to stay. Exceptions should be noted when making reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Barry & Bonnie Ponstein

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Bonnie enjoys cooking, hand crafts, interior decorating, gardening, reading, and sewing. Barry also enjoys cooking and reading as well as golf. Their greatest common interest is their guests and making sure they have a wonderful stay.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Cater dietary needs


Signature Dish

Wild Rice Waffles
This delectable dish is made with specially ordered wild rice and dried cherries along with an abundance of other ingredients that compliment one other and satisfy the palate. It is usually topped off with warm maple syrup and fresh Alabama peaches or other seasonal fruit.


Details

551 Clay Street , Montgomery, AL 36104 USA (Show map)

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