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“Best Bed & Breakfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Smith Lake B&B

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Smith Lake B&B
Ranked #1 of 3 Crane Hill B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hinsdale, Illinois
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Best Bed & Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

Four extremely comfortable nights, four fabulous breakfasts, five totally relaxing days. The location is beautiful, the floating dock is amazing. Great for fishing and book reading. Alex and Jim were wonderful hosts, loved being with them, and their kitties. We stayed in the Loft, which has been redecorated and is very pretty with a very nice kitchen, TV and fireplace. We are definitely going back!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newark, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

During a five month road trip across America, I had the opportunity to stay at the Smith Lake b&b. The location and view was absolutely breathtaking. With your own personal patio, fireplace, kitchen, and breakfast, you couldn't ask for much more.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Grant, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the ToNoMo at Smith Lake B&B the weekend of 22 and 23 February. We were looking for a unique and comfortable experience to celebrate our 21st anniversary and Jim and Alex really came through for us. The accommodations were incredibly comfortable and suprisingly lush. The vintage airstream felt like a step back in time with all the modern conveniences. We had a wonderful view of the lake through the winter-touched trees on our private screened in porch which was complete with tv and small pool table. It was extremely disapointing that it was too cold outside to use the really cute outdoor shower but luckily the weather was perfect for lunch on the porch as well as fishing from the dock. Jim and Alex even took us for a boat ride around the lake which we thought was a great touch.

The breakfast was everything you would expect from a bed and breakfast: unique, filling, and full of great conversation with the incredibly charming inn keepers. One of the friendly house cats joined us for a night by the fire pit as we grilled steaks and watched the breathtaking sunset. We can't wait to plan a trip back when the weather is warm and the fauna full and green.

Stop in town on your way to the B&B and pick up all your "supplies." Once you get to the lake you'll be so enchanted you won't want to spend a second away.

Room Tip: The ToNoMo was an actual 1973 Airstream. It has a daybed with pop-up in the living room area and tw...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were traveling through the area around Thanksgiving and spontaneously decided we wanted to stay on Smith Lake. What a great find! Our room was over the top comfortable with a great view of the lake. The breakfast was 5-star and our hosts could not have been more welcoming or accomodating. I'd highly recommend to anyone looking to get away for the weekend or looking for a place to downshift and Chillax.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Wonderful place to get away. Stayed in the ToNoMo and it was just right for us...private and comfortable with great gourmet breakfast. The lake is beautiful and very friendly host! You have full use of their double tier dock including chairs, towels, kayaks etc.. The outdoor shower is awesome too. You really don't need to bring much more than a bathing suit. Will go back soon.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Utopia and Smith Lake bed and breakfast are synonyms! The gourmet breakfasts, location on lake and friendliness of hosts will lure you back again and again. the hot tub is welcoming after a long can't get enough day of skiing. There's a cave across the bed and breakfast that you can access via their paddle boards. Fishing, sunsets.... Ahhhhh, going back again tonight!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Alabama
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at this B&B three times in the last two years. The owners, Alex and Jim treat you like family. We have stayed in TowNoMo. Super cute experience. If you stay in TowNoMo they let you use one of the golf carts, which I loved. The outdoor shower is awesome too. The last two times we have stayed in the "Loft" suite. This is wonderful as well. It feels very private. The kitchen is well stocked with basic spices, sugar, and even a few snacks.

You have full use of their double tier dock including chairs, towels, kayaks and toys. You really don't need to bring much more than a bathing suit.

Breakfast is wonderful. This is one of our most favorite places to vacation. Smith Lake is extremely clean, cool and deep. We love this place.

Room Tip: The TowNoMo is a bit small. If you are looking for a bit more room and amenities, I would stay if t...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Smith Lake B&B
Address: 994 County Road 4230, Crane Hill, AL 35053-2239
Location: United States > Alabama > Crane Hill
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Crane Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smith Lake Bed & Breakfast is a quiet, country retreat offering accommodations on Alabama's pristine Lewis Smith Lake. Smith Lake Bed & Breakfast is 70 miles south of Huntsville and 50 miles north of Birmingham. 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. ... more   less 

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