My husband and I decided to escape the hectic city of Atlanta and spend a few days relaxing in a quiet part of Alabama. We chose the Mistletoe Bough in Alexander City because of its proximity to Lake Martin, a recreational lake we had wanted to explore for some time. What a pleasant surprise our B & B experience turned out to be! We have traveled extensively in Great Britain and New England while staying in family inns, and have never enjoyed so much charm and personality as JoAnne provides at the M.B. Inn. The lemon yellow Victorian mansion complete with turreted front sitting porch was full of history. The rooms were spacious with luxurious beds and antique furnishings. Breakfasts were scrumptious. One morning blue berry pancakes, the next sausage hash brown bake served on eclectic personal china complete with fresh fruit with fresh mint embellishments. The M.B. is more than just a place to stay for the night - it is the quintessential "get away from it all" experience. Nearby Lake Martin is a large clean lake with unlimited recreational opportunities. We brought our kayaks and paddled all day observing wildlife and beautiful lake side homes. Who would guess that so much relaxation and charm was within a few hours of Atlanta?