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River Rest Bed and Breakfast - Birmingham

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Hoover, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 14 October 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....

Thank Haley N C
Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 1 October 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...

Thank Jeff V
Decatur, Alabama
Reviewed 2 August 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...

Thank Melody V
Reviewed 26 July 2012

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...

1Thank Judy F
Landenberg, Pa
Reviewed 2 May 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,...

Thank MWazie
Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 21 February 2012

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

Thank anxiousfortuscany
Moody, Alabama
Reviewed 13 December 2011

Second visit that my wife and I have had the privilege of making with Richard and Ellen at River Rest. They are a great couple, they love the Lord and they do a fantastic job making you feel welcome and pampered. The place was decorated with Christmas decorations inside and out. Plan on having a great time!

Thank Zach L
Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 17 January 2011

I had business in Birmingham, Alabama. Yes, I could have stayed in Birmingham but I wanted a place that was peaceful, full of atmosphere, in order to make my business trip a little bit of a vacation while working. This place exceeded my expectations. Yes, it was a little out of the way but well worth it. The view of...

2Thank Vicki_Gaddy
Pell City, Alabama
Reviewed 4 January 2011

We had a great time! Such a pretty place, nice people and just a wonderful time! Wish we could go back more often!

Thank tiredmom02
Reviewed 26 November 2010

Richard and Ellen made us feel right at home. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious, the Stuffed French Toast Casserole is fantastic. The Garden Room offers a very quite space in which to relax. The mattress was so comfortable we are going to have to upgrade ours at home now. Off the beaten path yet not too far from shopping and...

Thank karatepunk816

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast Available
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. Direct TV and Hi def TVs in all rooms. Golf cart available for country rides. White sandy beach with umbrellas. 1200 square foot deck for events and weddings. Indoor wedding can accommodate 50 while sitting and up to 100 standing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Rest Bed and Breakfast - Birmingham

Address: 3883 Griffitt Bend Rd, Talladega, AL 35160
Region: United States > Alabama > Talladega
Price Range: RM812 - RM1,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — River Rest Bed and Breakfast - Birmingham 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“We loved the Garden Room which looked onto a shaded glen.”
 of 5 bubbles John26mcjack, 9 May 2013 | Read review
“We took a quick tour upon arrival and it looks like all the rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles Indy_traveler-111, 26 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Garden Room is beautiful and has private entrance :)”
 of 5 bubbles HaleyNC_12, 14 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Garden Room is nicely adorned and very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles ZachL608, 13 Dec 2011 | Read review
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