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River Rest Bed and Breakfast - Birmingham

3883 Griffitt Bend Road, Talladega, AL 35160
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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 

Thank John26mcjack
Granbury, Texas
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

2 Thank Donna C
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 

1 Thank Sherry E
Indianapolis, Indiana
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126 reviews
29 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.

1 Thank Indy_traveler-111
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 

Thank Haley N C
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 

Thank Jeff V
Decatur, Alabama
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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 

Thank Melody V
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 

1 Thank Judy F
Landenberg, Pa
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121 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

Thank MWazie
Memphis, Tennessee
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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!!

Thank anxiousfortuscany
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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about River Rest Bed and Breakfast - Birmingham

Address: 3883 Griffitt Bend Road, Talladega, AL 35160
Location: United States > Alabama > Talladega
Price Range: $145 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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