We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

River Rest Bed and Breakfast - Birmingham

3883 Griffitt Bend Road, Talladega, AL 35160
River Rest Bed and Breakfast - Birmingham
Write a Review

30 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    30
    0
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
3
24
1
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (30)
  • Mar-May only
    (11)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (6)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (7)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (6)
All months
Escondido, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

That's what we were trying to find during our first visit to this beautiful state, and we did! The Mixons gave us an extraordinary experience: A warm welcome to their lovely home; a daily gourmet breakfast with incredible flavors; and information about the area for touring and finding a great dinner. Our best memory was sitting on the veranda and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Granbury, Texas
Level Contributor
65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

My husband & I spent two nights at this lovely B & B! We pulled into the driveway and Ellen was unloading groceries, she came over and greeted us like we were long lost family! She took us inside where Richard gave us the same feeling. They are the most gracious hosts. Richard prepares unbelievable breakfasts. The best part is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Ellen and Richard, the proprietors, were gracious and provided a wonderful get away for us. They welcomed us to join them in watching football, then recommended a fabulous restaurant for dinner. We returned to enjoy one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in! The breakfast Richard cooked to satisfy our gluten free needs greatly exceeded our expectations!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
120 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Really enjoyed our two night stay. Highlights were the hospitality, food and access to the lake. Be careful getting into the tall beds. Very comfortable once you are in. The location is a bit remote so it takes some travel time from Birmingham.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hoover, Alabama, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

First, this has been an AMAZING weekend and experience! This was our first time at a bed and breakfast and it want be our last! :) from the time we arrived we felt at home! Richard and Ellen are two of he friendliest people. I must add that Richard is an unbelievable cook!!!! And Mrs. Ellen is an amazing artist.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pensacola, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

My wife and I stayed two nights and were treated to the best breakfast we have ever had at a B&B. Ellen and Rich the hosts are very warm and friendly, welcoming you into their home. Rich being the chief, was very entertaining while cooking for us in the big open kitchen. The room was great with a wonderfully restful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Decatur, Alabama
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I have stayed at several B&Bs and this one thus far is the best! From the beautiful location on the lake, to the warm and inviting home of Richard and Ellen, you will never feel like a guest in their home. The delicious breakfast was priceless; Richard cooks with the spirit of a professional chef. I so enjoyed the morning... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

Off the beaten path but worth the adventure! Unfortunately, we were unable to meet Ellen, but will try again next time. Richard was a perfect host and the most awesome cook ever! You've never had shrimp and grits like his! And he shares recipes! Loves to talk! Is multi talented and a joy to be with! The place was beyond... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Landenberg, Pa
Level Contributor
59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We chose this place to rest, after a week in Florida, and before a 10 lap adventure at Talladega. We could not have chosen a better place. Bring your appetite, as Richard is a wonderful cook, and loves to feed you a LOT. Even his recommendations on local places for dinner were right on. Our GPS was a little off,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

wonderful food, friendly caring owners!! located on gorgeous lakefront property!! bring your appetite!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

13 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities