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“Wonderful, Relaxing B&B convenient to many attractions”

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Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast
Danville, AL
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“Wonderful, Relaxing B&B convenient to many attractions”
Reviewed May 25, 2008

We went to Magnolia Springs for a belated anniversary trip and had a wonderful time! The Bed and Breakfast is located in a beautiful community that is very convenient to Fairhope, Point Clear, Foley, Mobile, and Gulf Shores. However, it was hard to pull us away from the rockers and swing on the front porch, which is an excellent place to drink coffee while waiting on your gourmet breakfast. Also, there is a wonderful restaurant and old fashioned market within walking distance. I would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone looking to get away while still being close to many attractions.

  • Liked — The front porch
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed May 23, 2008

I cannot speak highly enough about Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast in Magnolia Springs, Alabama! The property is a beautifully rennovated historic hotel--over 100 years old--with all the modern conveniences yet still retaining the "old world" charm of a bygone era. Innkeepers David and Eric excel in pampering you with a delicious, homemade, three-course breakfast each morning and are more than happy to provide you with all kinds of information about the area. The inn sits on lovely Oak Street, with magnificent views from the front porch of the huge live oak trees that line the entire street. In about 20 minutes--either to the west (Mobile Bay) or to the south (Gulf Shores)--you can be on the beach. Jesse's Restaurant, a delightful and casual gourmet restaurant ,sits just down from the inn on Oak Street. The Magnolia Bed & Breakfast cannot be beat for beauty, comfort, and true Southern hospitality!

  • Liked — The peacfulness and comfort in a beautiful setting.
  • Disliked — Can't think of anything it lacked.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
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Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed May 22, 2008

Our 3 night stay at the Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast was an absolute delight. David and Eric were such gracious hosts and inn keepers and Dave is a marvelous cook. Our breakfasts were delicious. It was thrilling to stay in a renovated 110 year old house with such a history; David gave us the history and tour of the whole home and our accommodations were very comfortable. He takes great pride and cares for the house so that it is in pristine condition. He is also a great tour director and knows the area so well that he very willingly helped guide us to make the most of our days in this very genteel Southern setting. A perfect vacation!
Gerry Miller, Bloomington Indiana.

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Bloomington
2 reviews
Reviewed May 20, 2008

Everything about our stay was idyllic. We had to keep telling ourselves it was real! The B & B and the hosts (David and Eric) are like family and welcome you warmly. This is a bed and breakfast you must visit – I highly, highly recommend it. I’m ready to book my next trip!

The home sits back off the oak canopied street with a spacious front porch. It is spacious and inviting, restored beautifully. There were 5 ladies in our group (from Indiana) who shared 2 rooms. The B & B was at capacity with the other 3-4 rooms also full. Noise issues were at a minimum and we enjoyed meeting and chatting with the other guests at breakfast and on the front porch. There is plenty of space to find a private spot for reading or reflection.

As an avid pet lover, I was delighted to encounter the 3 resident cats: Socks, Tigger, and Snickers. To prevent allergy concerns, the cats are not allowed in the guest quarters.

Breakfast is incredible. Three courses, served by the hosts, perfectly prepared. Fresh fruit, french toast, grits, muffins, etc. Breakfast could certainly get you through late afternoon! Breakfast is at 9 a.m. If we arose early, we would grab a cup of coffee or tea from a self-service area and head out to relax on the porch or we strolled around the tree lined streets and were greeted by the friendly neighbors.

The town is quiet and restful. The community welcoming. We met many, many friendly neighbors, store owners, etc. Within easy walking distance are the river, Jesse's Restaurant, and a church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel. Our group has membership in the Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, and the United Methodist Church. We were delighted to attend St. Paul’s during our visit and met yet another lovely group of townspersons and enjoyed the service. Should you feel I make this sound too quiet, remember, you are within a short drive to the bay, Bellingrath Gardens, Fair Hope (great shopping), and much more.

Coincidentally, during our stay the town held its annual arts and jazz festival. The festival (I believe) is held to raise money for protecting the live oak trees. We were able to walk to this event, enjoy some fantastic music, purchase local art, and again – visit with the locals.

Enjoy your visit! :)

  • Liked — The B & B Owners and the Location
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
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Huntsville, AL
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Reviewed May 19, 2008

Our stay at the Magnolia Springs B & B was incredible. The accomodations were beautiful and restful, the breakfasts were absolutely delicious (and complete with the recipes!), and the innkeepers more than met our every need--from beach chairs and umbrellas to recommendations for excellent restaurants. As David told us (and it's the truth!), "if I don't have it, you don't need it!"

Our stay was also completely set up by surprise (as a birthday celebration for my spouse) and included an open biplane ride down the coast at sunset, all arranged very efficiently by our host during the reservation process (all by one email and one phone call).

We stayed in the McClennan room with a very comfortable king-size canopy bed, soft linens, and a soak-worthy claw foot tub. The toilet was unique...a true antique high-tank toilet with a pull chain, but it worked as well as any modern facilities. The meticulous renovations of the house were awesome and complete with all the expected contemporary creature comforts--cold air conditioning, updated plumbing, electric outlets, wireless internet access, etc. As an early riser, I especially loved having morning coffee on the porch swing listening to the birds and watching the sun filter through the canopy of live oaks and magnolias. Coffee was always on by 7 a.m., and breakfast was served at 9 a.m.

I can't say enough--I know we just can't wait to get back.

  • Liked — Peace and quiet, comfortable bedding, good food--everything!
  • Disliked — 20 minutes from the beach... but it was close enough for me.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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Reviewed May 12, 2008

We have been in a lot of hotels and none can compare with Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast. This has been one of the most memorable weekends I have experienced in my life. The peaceful atmosphere with such beautiful surroundings makes this location one of the best bed and breakfast around the gulf coast area. David’s cooking is to die for, and the personal attention from both David and Erik is what the Southern Hospitality is all about.
If you want to enjoy some peaceful time, away from your stressed work/life, I highly recommend the Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast, in Magnolia Springs, Alabama.

  • Liked — Hospitality of owners, and the actual over 100 years old house
  • Disliked — nothin
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Reviewed March 24, 2008

I was required to travel on business to Point Clear, Alabama but found the conference hotel was full. Looking for something nearby, I happened upon the Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast and was intrigued by their excellent website. I contacted the property via email and promptly received a reply from Eric. From the first exchange by email, everything about this brief trip was handled with exceptional customer service.

I was sent detailed driving directions from the Pensacola airport and despite the fact that I arrived at 11 p.m., Eric was waiting expectantly for my arrival. I won't go into detail about the superior accommodations at this gorgeous property. Everything from the bedding to the breakfast is elegant and attended to with the utmost concern for the guest. Their website has extensive pictures of the house and the beauty of this property cannot be overstated.

David (the owner) excels at customer service and is a treasure of local history and trivia. He obviously takes great pride in every aspect of his business and the special attention he lavishes on his guests will make you want to extend your stay.

My 2-night stay ended far too soon and I look forward to returning here in the future. This property is the ideal location for a romantic and/or restful time of refreshment and relaxation. I highly recommend the Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast!

  • Liked — The customer service is exceptional.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled solo
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Property: Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast
Address: 14469 Oak St, Magnolia Springs, AL 36555-6800
Location: United States > Alabama > Magnolia Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Magnolia Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and be whisked away from your worries and immerse in luxury. Visit Magnolia Springs B&B, a South Al B&B inn and historic hotel on the National Register of Historic Places known as the "Sunnyside Hotel". Searching for great romantic weekend getaways in Alabama for a honeymoon, anniversary, special occasion or retreat? Be sure to remember us when considering Alabama Bed and Breakfast Inns. Uniquely furnished for your comfort, each of our five guest rooms features original pine walls and floors and has:• luxury high thread count linens• Private baths• Cable television• Telephone• Complimentary high speed wireless internet• Iron & ironing board• Lighted magnifying mirror. Guests also enjoy:• Three-course Southern breakfast• Well-stocked refrigerator in the dining room• Afternoon teas• Evening desserts• Nightly turn-down service. We are your Alabama Beach Vacation Destination Place. ... more   less 

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