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$149 Summer 2017 Rates No Frills Vacation Getaway

Special Summer Rates through Aug 31, 2017. Innkeepers Room Choice $149 Per Night Including Weekend Stays (2 night minimum stay required). Our answer to overpriced Gulf Shores Beach Hotels. Hot Chef Prepared 3-Course Breakfast including daily Refreshments may be added $30 per person. Only 11 miles to Gulf Shores Beaches & we send you to the Best Secluded Beaches on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Telephone Reservations ONLY by calling 800-965-7321

*Rates Based on Double Occupancy and Availability. 2 Night-Minimum Stay Required. Innkeeper Room Choice

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Gulf Beaches Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities – Watersports, Hiking & Biking Trails

The Magnolia River is designated as an Outstanding Alabama Waterway and offers the ‚ÄúBest‚ÄĚ spot for kayaking & watersports expeditions and is only 2 blocks from Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast. Branch out on your own and explore this diverse ecosystem. Gulf Coast Paddle Sports will deliver kayaks & paddleboards anywhere in Baldwin County, Alabama USA. Rock Street in Magnolia Springs, AL, USA is best to launch your expedition. Upstream from there is observed as a no wake zone and is perfect for paddling.

Rentals On The Beach include Pontoons, Paddleboards, Jet Skis, Fishing Charters, Dolphin Cruises:

Bear Pont Harbor Marina, Orange Beach, AL USA

Hudson Marina & Watersports, Orange Beach, AL USA

Sail Wild Hearts, Orange Beach, AL USA

Ike’s Beach Service Beach Wheelchairs & More Gulf Shores, AL USA


Hugh S Branyon Trail Information

Located in Alabama Gulf State Park at Gulf Shores, AL, USA is The Hugh S Branyon Backcountry Trail System that includes over 26 miles of trails to explore. It is home to six different ecosystems: longleaf sand ridges, live oak maritime forests, wet pine flatwoods, coastal dune and swales, freshwater marshes and coastal hardwood swamps. Each one with its own diversity of native plants.

As home to Alabama’s Coastal Birding Trail, Hugh S Branyon is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Several locations are provided for viewing many reptile species. Mammals often seen on the trails include alligators, eagles, bobcats, raccoons, armadillos, otters, foxes, coyotes and wild boars.

Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will provide a 2 hour trip through pristine
woodlands and natural habitats of our Backcountry Trail.

$15 per person
Reservations Only

To Schedule A Tour
call 251.981.1063 or email lellis@cityoforangebeach.com

Restrooms & Water Fountain Stops Along The Tour
Bring Snacks, Beverages & Insect Spray
Don’t Forget Your Camera!

Have a Blast but just PLEASE remember to Leave Only Footprints. Contain all litter and remove all personal items when visiting our incredible beach areas.

Hugh S Branyon Backcountry Trail Brochure

Hugh S Branyon Trail Map

 

Trails & Information:

Catman Road  

Rosemary Dunes  

Twin Bridges

Gulf Oak Ridge

Rattlesnake Ridge

Cotton Bayou

Coyote Crossing 

Hungry? After Your Adventure Stop by Big Wave Dave’s Kitchen & Beach Bar conveniently located near Rosemary Dunes trailhead and across from the Gulf State Park beach pavilion.

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Alabama Bed and Breakfast Inns Culinary Concierge

Dining Suggestions near Fairhope, Point Clear, Eastern Shore and Gulf Shores

Jesse’s Restaurant¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†See The Video¬†¬†¬†Magnolia Springs ¬† {Just Plain Goodness}

The Wash House Restaurant      See The Video  Pt Clear    {Dining Experience}

Fisher’s Restaurant & Dockside Dining ¬† See The Video ¬†Orange Beach Marina

Wolf Bay Lodge   Foley   {All Things Seafood}

Tin Top Restaurant  See The Video  Bon Secour    {Local Seafood}

Lulu’s Restaurant ¬†(Lucy Buffet) ¬†See The Video ¬†Gulf Shores ¬†Fun Food Music

Pinzone’s Italian ¬†¬†¬†See The Video¬†¬† Fairhope ¬†{Great Pizza, Outdoor Italian Village}

Cobalt Restaurant    Orange Beach    {Best Views}

The Gulf Restaurant  See The Video   Orange Beach  {Outdoor/Beach}

Villaggio Grille/   Orange Beach     {Wood-Fired Pizzas}

Cosmos Restaurant     See The Video  Orange Beach {Good Sushi}

King Neptunes    See The Video   Gulf Shores    {Seafood Steamer}

Master Joes Sushi       Fairhope       {Best Sushi}

The Camellia Cafe   Fairhope   {Blue Point Oysters, etc.}

Lulus at Homeport     Gulf Shores  {Lucy Buffett}

Gulf Shores Steamer     Gulf Shores   {Steamer Closest to Beach}

Red or White   Fairhope   {Wines & Tapas}

50 More Places To Eat Along Alabama’s Beach Highway

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Bed and Breakfast Aroma Therapy

We are so excited to tell you about Bon Secour Candle Company our newest vendor who provides aroma therapy for guest rooms with wax melts.¬†They¬†are made using natural soy wax, phthalate free fragrance oils and no dyes. “Southern Sands” is the fragrance we have chosen for our guest rooms.

Bon Secour Candle Company is located in Gulf Shores, Alabama where all candles are hand poured in small batches. Soy Candle Tins are all environmentally friendly made from 100% Natural Soy Wax produced by soy beans grown in the USA. Soy Wax Tarts are great for households with children or pets (not to mention national historic register properties) because they are flame free! Alabama Bed and Breakfasts should take notice.

Explore Candle Tin & Wax Melts Fragrances.

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Owner Lynn Jordan started teaching middle school language arts after college and left the classroom in 2000.¬†‚ÄúI needed a little something to do and started making candles,‚ÄĚ she says.¬†Fourteen years ago, she was in Pensacola making paraffin candles and doing art shows.¬†‚ÄúOne thing or another led us to Gulf Shores and we moved about six years ago,‚ÄĚ she says.

From her home on Plash Island she can see local shrimp boats dock up on the Bon Secour River. Lynn considers candle making and photography stress relievers so keep your eye out for her signature Tin Candles with her shrimp boat photo on top.

Soy Candle Tins and Wax Melts can be purchased on their website, Bon Secour Candle Company, or from many retailers around the area. Find A Store

Bon Secour Candle Company on Facebook

More on another Vendor Deneen Pottery Signature Mugs & Pottery

Romance & Relaxation Bed & Breakfast Inns

If you really want a Lodging Package that screams Romance & Relaxation then consider an in-room Therapeutic Massage! We have partnered with Cindy Stone RN LMT AL license # 3403. She is a RN with 29 years of experience and a Licensed Massage Therapist with 14 years of experience. She will come to your room, set it all up and give the two of you an hour long massage each. She knows how to make you feel incredible and is one of the most caring people I know! What better way to relax than to have a massage in your very own room and not have to drive anywhere when you are done. You’ll have the privilege of keeping that glowing feeling of euphoria and staying right where you are!

This package requires renting the McLennan King room or the Harding Suite, The only two rooms with adequate floor space to set up the table and still have plenty of available room to move around freely.

Two packages to choose from:

  • 1 hour One Person Only: add ¬†$150.00 to your TWO NIGHT Room rate
  • 2 hour One or Two Persons (1 hr each) add $250.00 to TWO NIGHT room rate.

 

Package Includes:

  • A TWO NIGHT rental of the Harding Suite or the McLennan Room
  • Each Day you will be provided a Gourmet Three Course Breakfast, a well stocked Guest Refrigerator with bottled water, juices and sodas is available in the dining room 24 hours a day as well as hot tea and coffee. You will have access to Evening Desserts such as Cookies or Brownies and you will return from dinner to a Turn-Down Service with Chocolates on your pillows! Your bedroom is beautifully appointed with a Private Bath, Iron & Ironing Board, Hairdryer, Lighted Magnifying Mirror and Robes. The Bedroom offers Luxury High Thread Count Linens, Cable TV, and free WIFI.

Massage Reservations are handled by the Innkeeper. All you need to do is tell the innkeeper the date and time you would like and we will take it from there. When booking online, just leave your request in the notes section. You will receive a confirmation of both room and date and time of your massage.

Dinner Reservations @ Jesse’s Restaurant within walking distance.

More Dining         Where To Go, What To Do? 

  Much More To Do On Facebook & YouTube!

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*All of our packages must be booked by telephoning the Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast 800-965-7321 and are subject to availability. Packages CANNOT be booked online. You may want to visit Cindy at Davis-White Salon specializing in hair color, cuts and professional hair products. The salon also offers Massages, and Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals. Her contact is 860-884-3402.

A minimal tip is appreciated, however you may tip more if you are inclined to do so. Remember that Cindy Stone will be¬†investing¬†her time and money to get here, to set up and also take down when it’s over, all for your pure enjoyment and pleasure! You are just going to love adding this to your stay!

Fairhope 59th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 2016

Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce presents¬†Fairhope’s¬†59th Annual Arts and¬†Crafts Festival in Fairhope, AL, March 18, 19 and 20, 2011. The local event hours are 10 am – 5 pm daily and there is no admission charge.

More Info: Over 230 exhibitors from throughout the nation will bring their best works to show and sell. Live entertainment will be going on throughout the three-day event and unique cuisine will be served up in the food court. It all takes place on the streets of beautiful downtown Fairhope, Alabama. In past years, the event has attracted more than 200,000 visitors to the area.

Last year the event attracted more than 250,000 visitors to the area. The festival was chosen as one of the top 20 events in the southeast for March by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel.

Explore the Area Culinary Offerings, The BandB suggests:

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  • Locals¬†–¬†Home of The Best Specialty Burgers on The Eastern Shore
  • Pinzones Italian¬†–¬†¬†Authentic Italian and Extensive Wine List
  • R Bistro¬†– French Dining Offering Cajun & Creole Seafood
  • The Warehouse Bakery and Donuts¬†–¬†Made From Scratch Eatery
  • The Wash House – Fine Dining Offering Southern Specialties
Alabama B&B Accommodations Rivals B&B Inn Guest House

 Discover a Historic Retreat in a Novel-Worthy Alabama Town

Featured in Atlanta Magazine

Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast in a Alabama quaint small town offers Romantic B&B Accommodations that rival any inn or guest house. The famous beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast are only a short drive. We can direct you to the ever popular beaches or the more secret and secluded areas.

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What Is There To Do?     What Are Dining Options?

YouTube Videos Of Both

 Alabama Gulf Coast Rainy Days Attractions

Events Baldwin County Alabama Gulf Coast:

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4th Alabama Festival Of Flavor & Bed and Breakfast Lodging

The 4th Annual Festival of Flavor is set for Saturday, October 3, 2015

 Historic Downtown Foley, Alabama.  FESTIVAL HOURS  12 PM Р8PM

Beer Tasting  Noon Р4 pm
VIP Experience Noon – 8 pm
Foodie Fix Noon Р6 pm (or until)
Game Day Street
      Alabama Crimson Tide: TBD
      Auburn Tigers: TBD
      LSU Tigers: TBD


Admission and Parking is FREE and is Located Throughout Downtown Foley.
Beer & Wine Tasting $30
SEC football on the jumbo screen. Grab a six pack of beer or bottle of wine from our beer tent and cheer on your favorite team. Six local food trucks will be nearby.
Check Out What Food Trucks are Coming by Clicking here.
***bottles of wine and buckets of beer will be available for purchase, no coolers allowed.***
Enjoy a VIP Experience for only $30 with unlimited samplings of international wines paired with Alabama dishes prepared by Chef Chris Sherrill of the Flora-Bama Yacht Club and Chef Brandon Thrash from the Faulkner State Culinary Institute.
Sponsored by Riviera Utilities and presented by the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce the event showcases the many flavors of local and regional, wine, beer and food.
Romance Packages
Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn Made In The Shade

PorchScene explores the culture of the deep south and focuses on¬†long-time symbols of Southern hospitality,¬†culture, traditions, language, cuisine, art and soul. On your next southern road trip or vacation,¬†spend a few moments with¬†loved ones and family, soak up the porch shade, cool down with a frosty¬†drink, wave to¬†neighborhood folk and relax in southern “porch-comfort“.

Mary Prater is a feature writer at PorchScene as well as the graphics department, marketing department and site editor. Read about Mary’s¬†experiences as she explores the Gulf Coast area of Baldwin County, Alabama USA and just happens upon¬†the small town and the Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn.

The Porch Scene Blog

Frommer’s Coastal Small Towns

Each year on Father’s Day weekend is¬†Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival¬†presented by Tanger Outlets. The event welcomes more than 50 hot air balloonists from across the country and hosts the¬†Disc Connected K-9 World Famous Frisbee Dog Show. Bring Dad and the kids {6yrs or older please} for a fun-filled weekend.

June 13 – June 14, 2014

Foley Sports Complex
18507 US Highway 98 West
Foley, AL United States 36535
Number of balloons: 50
Year began: 2004

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Disc Connected K9’s Promo Video

Gulf Adventure Center @ AL State Park

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Special Occasion Getaway-Not A Typical Hotel Package

New!  Gulf Adventure Center at Alabama Gulf State Park.

The Hummingbird Zip-Lines are an unforgettable, high-adventure experience. With seven towers and six Zip-Lines and over one mile, the Hummingbird Zip-Line course takes you as high as 90 feet off the ground and over the Gulf waters. The height provides a great vantage point for taking in spectacular views of the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters found only at Alabama Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, AL.

Also Coming May 1, 2013: Paddle-Boarding, Kayaking, Eco Tours, Educational Tours

Reserve Your Adventure Now

Reserve Lodging

Call 1-877-947-8434         251-948-9494

Don’t forget that we have amazing culinary offerings within walking distance at Jesse’s Restaurant & The Cold Hole. New owners Steve & Angie Coltharp are working extra hard to insure a most memorable experience.

Give up on Hotel & Lodging packages. Watch the Video to see why. This Alabama B&B, is the perfect escape whether celebrating honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, or simply spending time away from your troubles. We offer much more than typical inns.

Area Attractions

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Dining & Restaurants

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