Sweet Gum Bottom Bed & Breakfast

27761 Straughn School Rd , Andalusia, AL 36421 USA (Show map)


Welcome to Sweet Gum Bottom where you will find an Alabama bed and breakfast acclaimed by both guests and dignitaries. Our country inn is located in the small community of Sweet Gum Bottom, Andalusia Alabama. We are in the middle of 12 beautiful acres of countryside. Come enjoy the peace and quietness in a very relaxed atmosphere. We offer 4 romantic suites, each with king size beds, private baths and luxurious linens. Three of the guestrooms have Jacuzzi tubs and one suite cozy s up with a warm fireplace. Our number one quality is peacefulness! When you need to get away from everything, this is the place for you! We can't wait for you to get here and escape the cares of your life!




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

What a Perfect Place to stay!!

5 on December 21, 2016

We were able to peak inside all the rooms at the B&B and Wow! All were amazingly spacious, decorated top notch and the feel of the place is just so homey! Thank You Again to the Owners!

Innkeeper Response
Glad you enjoyed your stay!!! Please come again! Merry Christmas!!!


4.6 on October 23, 2016

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and we had such a pleasant experience in your B&B. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was great and the conversation that Sunday morning was great as well. We really enjoy people who are so warm and welcoming and we felt right at home!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for you kind review! Breakfasts are a great time to visit and get to know our guests! Please let us know how we can add value to your stay and how we can improve our breakfast in order to receive a 5 Star for on-site dining! Look forward to your next visit!

great place to stay

4.8 on October 03, 2016

Were in town for my fiftieth high school class reunion. Our stay at Sweet Gum Bottom greatly enhanced our enjoyment of the weekend. Owners are super nice and helpful, and the breakfast's are great.

Innkeeper Response
It was our pleasure having you! Enjoyed hearing about your time growing up in Andalusia! Glad the book on Andalusia put you ahead of the ball game while you were on the tours! Hope you can come back often!

Relaxing weekend getaway

5 on September 08, 2016

Sweet Gum was recommended to us by a friend and it lived up to all our expectations. The grounds were well kept, the house was very warm and inviting, and the breakfast put on by Sheila was fabulous. We spent a very relaxing evening in the gardens and were able to just enjoy the quiet. We will definitely go back in the fall so we can enjoy the fireplace and outdoor fire pit.

Innkeeper Response
Please thank your friends for us! And thank you for coming! It was our pleasure and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time here! That fire pit and cooler weather are calling!!! lol

Alone time

4.6 on August 24, 2016

I was very happy with my stay and very much enjoyed getting to know Ricky and Laura.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the nice review! It was our pleasure to have you!


5 on August 06, 2016

Great stay. Room was comfortable and homey. House and grounds were well-maintained and provided a very relaxing atmosphere. Breakfasts were to die for: delicious, nice-sized portions and very elegantly presented. Laura and Rick are great folks and we really enjoyed meeting and speaking with them throughout our stay. We can't wait to go back.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope to see you again soon! :)

Amazing stay and breakfast each morning!!

5 on August 05, 2016

My husband and I stayed in the Lindsey Paige suite with a jacuzzi for two. It was very relaxing and decorated beautiful inside. You can also go sit on a glassed air conditioned back porch and relax and make yourself Keurig coffee and tea when ever you choose. We enjoyed homemade gourmet breakfast each morning. One of our favorites was the pecan French toast and baked mangos with sweetened cream. We had a great time there and hope to come back soon!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! Everybody enjoys the sun porch! I'm glad that ya'll did too! See you again soon, I hope!

Beautiful B&B

5 on June 26, 2016

Recently used this facility to have a ceremony. Miss Laura was more than accommodating and quickly answered any question I had. It was a great experience. The property is absolutely perfect! Thank you!

Innkeeper Response
Congratulations! See you on your anniversary! Won't be long! haha

Great stay, beautiful place

4.6 on June 20, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our stay. Everything was beautiful and the food was delicious. The hosts were very accommodating. We hope that Laura's knee surgery goes well and she gets to feeling better soon. Steve and Holly Byrd

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully next time I will get to visit with you! Thanks for coming!

Barbara's Review

5 on June 13, 2016

Excellent experience. Thanks.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you Barbara! Hope to see you again throughout the remodel!!!! :)

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Rooms & Rates

Laura Leigh Suite

Perfect for romantic Alabama weekend getaways, this suite is a favorite among our guests. This room features a high, four-poster, rice bed with hand-pressed linens and is beautifully decorated with a candlelight fireplace, fainting sofa (just in case), and a quaint little table for two. Before crawling into bed, take a wonderful whirlpool bath and relax...the bathroom features two antique vanities, Jacuzzi, a glassed shower, and spa robes. Planning a honeymoon in Alabama? Then this romantic suite at Sweet Gum Bottom is for you.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Lindsey Paige

Take a deep, long breath and walk into the Lindsey Paige Suite, a favorite room among our guests who are celebrating romantic getaways in Alabama. When you fall into bed, you will fall into luxury. Fine linens (600 count or more) wrap around you like a soft cloud. Enjoy a romantic, candlelit bath in the two-person Jacuzzi. A soft lounger will relax every muscle. Make reservations for a getaway for two at our secluded Alabama bed and breakfast, and see for yourself.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Bethany Dawn Suite

A romantic Alabama weekend getaway to Andalusia might include travel accommodations in this luxurious suite. A perfect little hideaway for two, this sumptuous guestroom offers a king size bed with modern lounges and a wonderful Jacuzzi to soak away your cares. Then curl up together, pull the covers up and, be forewarned, you may never want to get out!

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Kennedy Anne Suite

This beautiful suite at Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast creates a wonderful setting for romantic Alabama vacations. It is furnished with a wrought iron, king-sized bed and hand-pressed linens. Relaxation is assured in the pair of club chairs that provide a cozy view of the flickering gas fireplace. It’s the most comfortable seating in the house! This suite also has a private bath with glassed shower. Contact us today and make reservations for the Kennedy Anne Suite for your Alabama weekend getaway or honeymoon travel.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

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Location Type

Countryside, Rural, Small town


Montgomery, AL (MGM-Dannelly Field)

Directions to property:

Take Hwy.29 N Turn right on Straughn School Road and go 2.5 miles and we are on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Microwave, Parking, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Antiques, Gifts shops, Museum, Nature trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: held with credit card number
  • Cancellations: one week
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Ricky and Laura Oswald

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

We renovated and opened Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast in 2001. What a life!!!!

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  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Upside down french toast
Most requested!!

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