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River Rest Bed and Breakfast - Birmingham

3883 Griffitt Bend Road, Talladega, AL 35160
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River Rest Bed and Breakfast - Birmingham
Ranked #1 of 3 Talladega B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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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

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Granbury, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
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

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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.

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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

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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

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Decatur, Alabama
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 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

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 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

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Landenberg, Pa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

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Memphis, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012 via mobile

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

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Address: 3883 Griffitt Bend Road, Talladega, AL 35160
Location: United States > Alabama > Talladega
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Beautiful lake country setting with modern conveniences. Food is traditional country breakfast to gourmet lick your lips twice. Beds have been reviewed as best sleep ever. Hosts are warm and friendly. ... more   less 
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