Fountainview Mansion

2700 Mimms Trail , Auburn, AL 36832 USA (Show map)

About

The awe-inspiring Fountainview Mansion is located just 5 miles from the main campus of Auburn University and boasts 5 guest suites in 16,000 square feet of living space. Amenities include complimentary high speed internet, full private bath, microwave, mini-refrigerator, flat screen television, clock radio, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, blow dryer, and breakfast. Special rates will be offered for wedding and corporate packages. The pool is available to guests during non-event hours.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

Elegant, Charming, and Peaceful

4.8 on February 02, 2017

An exquisite bed and breakfast experience like no other. The breakfast is memorable and the estate is every bit as luxurious as the pictures suggest. Would be a terrific place for a special event or wedding! Service was warm, attentive, and not intrusive. If you haven't heard of Fountainview Mansion.. it is your new hidden gem!


Will come again!

3.8 on November 21, 2016

My travelers were thrilled with their stay. The only comment was it didn't have an elevator and they had trouble getting their bags to their second-floor room. They are older and not as fit as they used to be.


A wonderful weekend at Fountainview

4.0 on May 02, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Fountainview Masion while in Auburn for a reunion. It is a grand and beautiful estate. We loved the furnishings and we were very comfortable in the Kensington Room. Carley English and her husband Patrick are excellent hosts. We enjoyed the breakfast each morning, the homemade cookies and the warm hospitality. It is very peaceful out on the estate but only a few minutes from Auburn's campus. We have already recommended Fountainview to several of our friends and look forward to another stay the next time we are in Auburn.


Best Bed and Breakfast!

5 on April 21, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous bed and breakfast. Carly was a wonderful hostess and the food was amazing. Everything was perfect and we will definitely stay here again. This Mansion stands out from all other bed and breakfasts. You need to check this one out.


Mansion to ourselves!

5 on January 29, 2016

We had a wonderful night all to ourselves and the caretaker met all our needs. Very friendly and attentive, we'd definitely recommend staying for a quick getaway. Only recommendation? Hot tub would be a nice addition! :)


Because It Is Auburn

4.6 on November 30, 2015

Once again the Fountainview was the perfect weekend retreat for our family of nine ( three generations) attending an Auburn football game. The combination of old world charm, superb service from innkeeper Carley, making it "a home away from home" as we spread out and enjoyed the ambiance inside and out. The appearance on Saturday of the holiday decorations was an added bonus. Breakfast was a real treat as well for all ages. Would go back tomorrow if we could!


Fountainview Mansion is Fantastic!!!

5 on August 28, 2015

Thank you so much for the care and attention shown to our son and his new bride when they enjoyed their honeymoon in your incredible mansion! It was the treat of a lifetime for them, and couldn't not have been any better!!!!!!


Secluded retreat

4.4 on August 18, 2015

Always LOVE staying at the Fountainview. It is such a lovely home with large, comfortable, beautifully designed rooms with the little touches like turn down service with hot, homemade cookies that make your stay a secluded retreat from the business of the day.


Graduation weekend to remember

4.8 on May 20, 2015

Our previous stay at Fountainview Mansion was so positive that we planned to stay here on many more occasions. Graduation weekend usually is a frenetic weekend of move out and ceremony, but the literal calm of Fountainview's location and staff made it a beautiful memory. The staff is friendly and always accommodating. When our post-graduation picnic plans hit a road bump and we had to find a plan B they were more than happy to allow us to not only use the patio and grounds, but the kitchen as well. They saved the day and made the day a beautiful memory not only for our daughter, but the 14 other family members. Gorgeous property, friendly staff and a gracious and giving attitude that has won our eternal gratitude. Can't recommend it highly enough!


Clean bathrooms and sheets are important

2.8 on May 09, 2015

We stayed only for one night. It was a gorgeous bed and breakfast. We were very tired from packing up our son's dorm room and hoping to come back, shower, and relax in bed watching tv. When I went to restroom I noticed dried blood or something in front of toilet and the checkered time. Seemed odd but thought possibly paint. To my horror as I was getting in shower inside curtain also had stains. Decided to look at toilet closer and the same blood was down front of toilet outside as well that inside of toilet had not been cleaned. Next as we pulled the sheets back there was black specks all in the bed sheets. As it was late (11pm) we chose to clean the bed off with towel and go to bed. In the am we chose not to have the breakfast because we weren't sure how sanitary the inn was after these 2 incidents. We did choose to leave a $20 tip so hopefully the cleaners would feel guilty and actually change the sheets and clean the toilet for the next guests. We won't stay there again.


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Rooms & Rates

Buckingham Palace Suite

With nearly 2000 sq. feet of regal comfort, the Buckingham Palace Suite provides the ultimate in luxury for a very special and memorable stay. Furnished with majestic English furnishings hand-carved from rosewood and mahogany in the 1880's, the palatial suite provides accommodations fit for a king and queen. The room features a fireplace, magnificent crystal chandelier, and all the other amenities one would expect in a suite of this grandeur. Completing the suite are a royal-sized dressing area and a fabulous marble bath. The bath is something to behold with over 400 SF of luxury, a large 2-person steam shower, huge whirlpool tub, his and her dressing vanities, and an antique Italian Bombay armoire housing the suite's second 42" plasma television. Completing the room is the magnificent chandelier bathing the room in ambience. Indulge yourself with the Buckingham Palace Suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen , 2 Twin

Balmoral

Inspired by the décor and colors of George Vanderbilt’s room at Biltmore House, the Balmoral is decorated in rich shades of crimson & burnished golds. The Balmoral is a perfect home away from home. The Balmoral boasts two magnificent views; one of the Alabama countryside and the other, the awe-inspiring sunsets as only viewed from this vantage point in Lee County. The Balmoral is furnished with a spectacular, hand-carved mahogany King sized bed and nightstands. It also features a split bath with marble floors and granite countertops with a separate dressing area making it a very convenient room for couples or multiple persons traveling together.

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

Windsor

A dramatic room with a European manor motif, the Windsor is decorated in regal shades of golds and blacks. The Windsor features stunning furnishings in the Chippendale style hand-carved from burled Walnut in Italy in the early 1900's. The complete set is one of the more unique furniture groupings in the mansion. The King sized, Stearns and Foster bed will guarantee a great night's sleep. The Windsor provides a spectacular view of the pool and garden area as well as the breathtaking view of the sunrise from one of the highest vantage points in Lee county. The huge bath with marble floors and spectacular granite countertops provides a height of luxury only found in the most luxurious inns and finest hotels in the country.

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

Coventry

With it's delicate shades of cream, sage green, muted yellows and pinks, the Coventry offers a soft and elegant English garden motif. One step into the room transports you to another time and place yet provides all the amenities you'd expect to find in a luxury inn. With its magnificent custom drapery treatments and crystal chandelier, the Coventry also features a spectacular hand-painted French bedroom suite hand crafted in the early 1900's. The night stand features unique marble tops to compliment the decor. The Queen sized Stearns & Foster bed with luxury linens will insure a wonderful and restful night's sleep. The luxurious bath features a marvelous view of the Alabama countryside, marble floors, granite countertops, a separate vanity area, and a huge walk-in closet.

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

Kensington Palace

Inspired by the décor of the Queen's Room in the White House, the Kensington is one of the most elegant rooms in the mansion. Decorated in soft and elegant shades of cream, taupe, and warm hues of blue, the Kensington evokes a feeling of old-world charm coupled with all the luxurious creature comforts one would expect in a luxury inn. The antique Louis XV furnishings date from the 1880's. The antique furnishings are hand-carved in walnut still in the original finish and includes a magnificent armoire housing a large, flat screen television & DVD player. The elegant room also features exquisite custom draperies, a spectacular crystal chandelier and a queen sized bed. The divided bath boasts a whirlpool tub with a spectacular view of the Auburn countryside and sunset. Come home to the Kensington and experience one of the most luxurious rooms in the mansion.

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

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Location

Location Type

Near Auburn University, Convenient to interstate, 5 miles from downtown Auburn, Countryside, Secluded, Small town

Airport

Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 100 miles

Directions to property:

From I-85 South take Exit 51; Turn left on South College Street heading south, and cross over the interstate. Turn left on Shell Toomer Pkwy; You will see a brown sign for Chewacla State Park. Turn right onto Mimms Trail Road (It is a subdivsion) Continue to follow Mimms Trail it will become our driveway and you will need to fork to the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Auburn University Athletics, Chewacla State Park, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Grand National, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, University

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Mansion

On-site amenities

CD player, Conference Rooms, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Pool, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Auburn University Sports, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00
  • Check Out:: 10:00
  • 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

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay on all home football weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card is required to HOLD all other reservations.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations the day of a reservation will be charged for one night's stay. Cancellations within 72 hours of check-in time are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations for home football games within 14 days of the scheduled reservation are subject to a 25% cancellation fee or greater. All other cancellations are subject to a 5% cancellation fee.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Carley English

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

We are happy to accommodate dietary needs.


Recipes

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