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
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Loved our stay! Thank you Jim and Alex.

5 on February 16, 2018

Perfect Valentine's get-a-way. The experience far exceeded our expectations. We hope to go back soon!

Repeat Offenders

4.8 on October 05, 2016

We enjoyed a great first visit in the spring, and just this past weekend returned for early fall. We enjoy the privacy of the Loft suite, and it's well appointed and equipped. The view from the upper deck is even better in the fall. Jim and Alex are perfect hosts and prepare a great breakfast. We'll be back again soon. Footnote: Even with the water level of Smith Lake at eleven feet below full, this part of the Lake still looks great, as the rock ledges along the shore simply "grow taller" - you don't get any of the unsightly shallow-sloping exposed dirt flats like you have on other Alabama lakes.

Awesome in Rain or Shine

5 on July 13, 2016

This B&B exceeded our expectations for our 45th anniversary. Although we didn't even get our toes wet, the accommodations were extremely relaxing. Anxious to return for longer stay.

Excellen place to unwind with many fun things to do on the lake

4.6 on July 03, 2016

Excellent B&B - It is great for a retreat to get away from the city. They off so much - and even more than a typical B&B. Two resident kitties -Pumpkin and Spooky who greeted us every day! The water is fantastic so jump off from their peer - lounge on their boat dock. They have kayaks, stand up paddle boards and assorted water float toys. Life was wonderful during out stay with my sister and brother-in-law - morning kayak, then afternooon swim then lounge on our deck and drink wine! They have a fridge on the dock with cold drinks and an other fridge in their garage with assorted cold beverages. They offer a 'guest kitchen' in the big house with a single cup coffee machine! The kitchens in the units are much better stocked with supplies then any other we have stayed. They providing assorted seasoning, enough coffee filters for the coffee pots, extra supply of paper towels and trash bags and a special treat - there was a snack basket on our arrival! Alex and Jim are fantastic hosts, they remember special preferences each day and took us for a ride on the lake sharing many interesting tidbits of the lake. And if someone wants to buy a house on Smith Lake, then staying at this B&B is perfect location as Jim and Alex are also realtors If you are thinking there are only 3 rooms so there may only be 6 guests, be aware that each room is capable of holding more than 2 guests each. We were lucky when we arrived that each room was at minimum occupancy. Smith Lake is not a touristy place so there is not much else to do without 45 or so minutes of driving - nor are there restaurants nearby - but you have a fantastic lake with water toys - and a grill - don't leave! Be sure to bring your food and BYOB - it is a dry town and stores are a good distance away

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate the feedback. We love showing our lake to guests and strive to make their stay memorable. Our focus is Smith Lake with its clear water and scenic rock shoreline. We provide amenities and water "toys" to enable our guests to maximize their time enjoying the lake. Come back to see us!

- Jim Cox (innkeeper)

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! :)

Innkeeper Response
Thanks, we really enjoy hosting anniversary couples and the first anniversary is special. The loft suite is perfect for couples with its privacy and lake views from the "treehouse" deck. We hope to see you again....perhaps on your next anniversary.

- Jim Cox (innkeeper)

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.

- Jim Cox (innkeeper)

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!

- Jim Cox (innkeeper)

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.

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Rooms & Rates

The Dock Suite

The Dock Suite contains a den with fireplace, bedroom with king size bed, fully equipped kitchen and a laundry room with large washer and dryer. It is furnished in Japanese and American antique furniture with Asian accents. The den also includes a daybed and queen size sleeper sofa. It will sleep 5 comfortably. The private entrance is from a covered porch with a swing, table and chairs. It overlooks the gazebo and boat dock and has a great view of the lake.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $187.50 - $275

The Loft Suite

The loft suite is a cross between a chalet and beach cottage. It has cathedral ceilings and opens to a deck that is perched in the trees overlooking a small cove where you can spot fish in the clear water below. There is a gas log heater and a combo flat screen TV with DVD player. The bedroom has a king bed and the den a double sleeper sofa. The suite has a full kitchen and a private bath with shower. The hot tub is located on a deck directly below. This suite is very private and is a favorite for couples and honeymooners.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $125 - $250

To-No-Mo (Tow No MO)

To-No-Mo is a refurbished 1973 Airstream that has been retired from the road. Although updated with new finishes and new appliances, it retains that 1970's ambiance. There is a twin bed with a trundle that doubles as a sofa. There are two single beds in the hallway. In addition to the small inside tub/shower, there is a large outside shower available in season. Step out to a large screen porch that is furnished with tables, chairs and an flat screen TV. Private wooded setting. Fenced in yard adjoining screen porch. Small dogs allowed with a $50 pet charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 4 Twin

Nightly Rate: $87.50 - $175

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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, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, Zoo

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Inn Details

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On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Floats, Fishing Gear

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, 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.
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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

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