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National Annual Shrimp Festival Gulf Shores
Alabama B&B October 2011 Events Update

Sept 30:¬†¬† We are gearing up for another great Culinary Wine Tasting Weekend. The event has filled the rooms at the Inn, although there are still openings for Faulkner State’s Gulf Coast Culinary Institute classes. See their website faulknerstate.edu for further info. We will kickoff the weekend for guests at the Inn¬†with a reception at Jesse’s Restaurant. The Wine tasting and food pairing is sure to please.

Oct 6-9:  Thunder on the Gulf will be at Orange Beach, AL. The top 20 event in the southeast is hosted by the Gulf Coast Powerboat Association. Race Village will be at the State Park Pavilion and will be jam-packed with excitement! It will be open to the public daily from 10 am Р8 pm. Click the link above for more details.

Oct 13-16:¬† The Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Gulf Shores 40th Annual National Shrimp Festival. Lodging is available at the Inn. Over 300,000 tourists visit the festival for fine art, arts and crafts presented by over 300 vendors. Event goers can submit recipes for the “Best of the Fest” contest or enter the sand sculpture contest. Two stages will offer continuous live entertainment. Admission is Free.¬† Book Your Stay Today

Bed and Breakfast Inns are the better way to stay in Alabama. When searching for a 2 night stay in a hotel¬†near Gulf Shores Beaches, we have the best alternatives for all Alabama Gulf Coast Beach Lodging needs.¬† Avoid “hidden” and “add-ons” charges incurred at most hotels and condos.

Please Click The Links For More Info For Each Event.

Alabama Romantic Vacation Weekend Getaways

We have been very busy sprucing up the place. Recently we installed a new wider door at the guest entrance. Guest rooms have been furnished with bathrobes and new Wi-Fi televisions. Guests are loving the NetFlix and Pandora Apps. Next a fresh coast of paint for the exterior. We are ready for guests who are eager to take advantage of the upcoming fall weather, the perfect time for a Romantic Vacation Getaway.

Even the South Eastern Conference knows it’s time to get back to Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast for a Vacation Getaway. If you are a football fan, especially an Alabama fan, be sure to watch the video below.

The SEC…Where Families Come To Play

Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast, in Magnolia Springs, AL Offers a Hotel Lodging alternative and is centrally located near Foley, Fairhope, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL. The Alabama Bed and Breakfast on the Gulf Coast is the Better Way To Stay for your Romantic Weekend Getaways. South Alabama has so much to offer on the Gulf of Mexico’s Coast.

 We have room for 1 more couple to attend our Wine Tasting Culinary Weekend on Sept 30 and we are accepting reservations for Oct 13-16 for your National Shrimp Festival Lodging needs.

Magnolia Springs B&B Amenities Upgrade #2 – HD Wi-Fi TVs

Magnolia Springs B&B in Baldwin County near Fairhope and Gulf Shores, AL has committed to ‚Äúkeeping up with the times‚ÄĚ. New larger LCD-HD flat-screen TVs have been installed in each guest room. The new TVs are Wi-Fi internet connected and have onscreen App Widgets for easy access. Watch any movie, anytime‚Ķplay, stop, fast forward, rewind with the convenient NetFlix App. Now you can even stream your favorite music to your room with the Pandora internet radio App.

The onscreen apps also offer access to TV Guide to display the multitude of cable listings that are offered. Listings are concurrent with our provider. Other apps give access to CBS News, CBS Weather, USA Today Sports, etc. If gaming is more your style, we even have apps for the ever popular Texas Hold ‚ÄėEm and Spider Solitaire. Get all of this and more from the comfort of your own room.

For the true ‚Äútechies‚ÄĚ you can bring your own laptop or netbook, connect to our Wi-Fi and our new Vizio flatscreen and have access to all your favorite games, music, etc.

Guest rooms are now equipped with a laundry bag with drawstring, adorned with our logo of course, for our guest’s convenience. Magnolia Springs B&B, the ideal setting for a better way to stay and feels like home. For Romantic Weekend Getaways there are many Bed and Breakfasts or B&Bs in Alabama to chose from. Several are on or near Alabama Beaches. B&Bs truly are a better way to stay. Read More Amenities Upgrades           gulfshores.com

Civil War Battle
Getaway Idea On Alabama Gulf Coast-147th Commemoration

“Damn the Torpedoes! – Full Speed Ahead!”, the familiar battle cry of the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. Union Adm. David Farragut skillfully slipped past the mine field off Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines where the ironclad USS Tecumseh had already sank. Then Farragut got into a slug-fest with the Confederate ironclad USS Tennessee. The overland campaign lasted from March until May 1865.

There are many Alabama Bed and Breakfast Inns to choose from on the Civil War Trail. Plan your war history trip today and get back to a home owned Alabama B&B. Get personalized service and be pampered. Bed & Breakfasts Inns are a better way to stay.

The Civil War Trail stretches over 90 miles from the Gulf of Mexico north to Mobile County. Confederate blockade runners saw the most action at Mobile Bay while sneaking supplies northward. Just hours after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee miles away in Virginia, the Battle of Blakeley was fought at Fort Blakeley on April 9, 1865. The invasion at Fort Blakeley was probably the last charge of this war.

Visit a South Alabama Bed and Breakfast Inn and trace the steps of those who fought for their beliefs. Civil War sites to visit; Historic Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, historic Blakeley State Park, and Magee Farm the site of the last Confederate surrender to General Canby. Explore over 300 years of history at the Museum of Mobile a 1857 National Landmark that that was originally the Southern Market/Old City Hall. See all Alabama Civil War Sites.

There is a B&B Inn near you so plan your trip soon. Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast is Kid and LGBT Friendly, an alternative to hotel lodging. When searching for Quick Weekend Getaways near Gulf Shores, Alabama we have the perfect alternative.

More Vacation Getaway Ideas

Making a Difference In Chilrens' Lives
Alabama Weekend Getaway Idea

Voted as “2009 and 2010 Favorite Rodeo” of the year by the Professional Cowboy Association, The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation Annual Rodeo is held each August to increase awareness and support for Peer Helper programs in our schools and organizations designed to help troubled youth. All proceeds from the Rodeo are used to fund the works of the Jennifer Claire Moore foundation in Alabama.¬†Visit an Alabama Bed and Breakfast Inn,¬†have a great weekend getaway and make a real difference in childrens’ lives.

2011 Rodeo Dates:  August 4th, 5th, & 6th

Pre-Rodeo activities begin at 7:00pm each night with a free children’s village on Saturday night.¬†
Tickets¬†are $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 4‚Äď12, and free for children 3 and under.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Tickets are available online, at Summerdale Western Store, State Farm in Foley, and at the gate. Download a free entry coupon good for 1 child 12 years or younger.

Three hundred professional cowboys and cowgirls from across the country perform for over 8,000 spectators. Events include bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping and steer wrestling.¬†¬†¬† Other events: “Hometown Heroes” night, active¬†and retired military, as well as emergency service personnel are honored. “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”, breast cancer awareness night and Saturday “Family Night” features a free children’s village.

Alabama Bed and Breakfast Inns can assist you with planning  perfect  Alabama weekend getaways. We are your local area concierge.

Other Getaway Ideas

Alabama B&B Inns for Vacation Getaways

For the second year we had the pleasure of hosting the Haraway family over the 4th of July holiday. We had great fun with them and we greatly appreciate their business. We anticipate having them back next year. Thanks so very much guys.

Summer will soon be over and schools will be back in session. Make your plans to visit an Alabama bed and breakfast inn soon. Alabama the Beautiful has much to offer from the mountains, streams and waterfalls of north Alabama to the Gulf of Mexico and gulf coast beaches of south Alabama. B&B Inns are unique, each worth exploring.

When considering your Alabama Beach Vacation Getaway,¬†Alabama¬†B&B¬†Inns offer a better way to stay. We are your personal concierge to the area. Whether you desire tranquility in a peaceful beach setting or¬†the more popular spots¬†to be ‚Äúseen‚ÄĚ,¬†Alabama Bed & Breakfast Inns can direct you to the best spots. Beach Blog I visited the beach this week, the sand is soft and clean, in better shape than I have seen for many years.¬†View All Alabama Bed & Breakfast Inns

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Please check them out and let me know what you think. Plan your Alabama Beach Vacation Getaway today.

Take To The Air Over Alabama’s Beautiful Gulf Coast

Take flight over the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast in a 1928 Travel Air open biplane. On the “Bird of Paradise” you will see the sandy white beaches, the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Weekend vacation packages are available through the B&B or you can book with them directly by calling 1-866-MUS-TFLY.

Another Alabama romantic getaway idea is a hot air balloon¬†ride by Takin’ Off Balloon Co.¬†¬†Lift off into an adventure. Experience scenic vistas of the Alabama Gulf Coast from a whole new vantage point. Rise above the noise and worries and float effortlessly on the wind. Gain a new understanding of life. What an adventure to share with your loved ones. Packages are available¬†at the B&B or you can book with them directly by¬†calling 251-970-FLYU.

We can also customize your Alabama vacation getaway. Possibly add a romance package with flowers, champagne or wine, or maybe a candle. Jesse’s Restaurant dinner packages are also available. Make memories with your loved ones sure to last a lifetime.

See All Alabama Romantic Getaways Packages

At Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast, an Alabama Bed and Breakfast,¬† AL B&B inn¬† near Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL for Romantic Vacation Getaways in Alabama¬†located between Foley and Fairhope. Whisk your loved one away and get back to beautiful Alabama’s beaches.

Fort Morgan Sunrise
Alabama Gulf Coast Beach Sea Turtles

We recently visited the beaches at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. The beaches were beautiful and the water excellent. I realized that it was sea turtle nesting season, so I did some investigating. “Share the Beach” has identified many Alabama sea turtle nests on the Fort Morgan Peninsula and Dauphin Island beaches with 100 to almost 150 eggs each. A couple were tagged and one¬†lucky mother¬†was outfitted with a transmitter. She was a 25 year old named “Linda”. She weighed 250 lbs and laid 117 eggs that were moved to safety closer to the dunes.

Video Loggerhead Hatch Gulf Shores 2011

In 2009,” Share the Beach” volunteers discovered sixty-four loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) nests and two Kemps Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)nests along the Alabama Gulf Coast.¬†An adult loggerhead turtle weighs an average of 300 pounds. It is estimated that 4,513 hatch-lings safely made it to the Gulf of Mexico. Kudos to the volunteers at “Share the Beach“.

Many friends along the Gulf Coast as well as those in North Alabama and Mississippi have had a tough go at it lately. We wanted to do a blog focusing on renewal, specifically in the Gulf Shores area. We all need our “batteries” recharged occasionally so¬†plan¬†your Alabama Vacation Getaway to a¬†South¬†Alabama Bed¬†and Breakfast. B&B Inns offer romantic weekend getaways. The beach awaits you.

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"The Green Queens"
Gulf Coast Vacation Getaways Ideas

Here is an idea for a weekend getaway. The last single tax colony in the United States, Fairhope, AL has plenty to do and see. Begin the day with a walk on the Fairhope Pier over Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Then carouse the many eclectic shops of downtown or take in the Fire Museum near the famous Fairhope Clock.

Head over to the Windmill Market¬†¬†for lunch at Mary Ann’s Deli¬†or Moe’s BBQ.¬†The market has live music on the weekends. The majority of the building is constructed from recycled materials. Rainwater is collected for all irrigation needs. Their own windmill generates power. Kudos to their efforts.

For a taste of the area, pick up a couple loaves of fresh breads baked by Jesse’s Restaurant and Moore Brothers Market. Nicole and Jennifer are the true “Green Queens”. Westide Grocery has set up shop in the market with local and organic produce, meat, cheese, snacks and more to take to the house.

For cocktails visit “My Place” for townies and tunies¬†or “McSharry’s” irish pub both just across the street from the market. For wine and cheese, Red or White, a wine and gourmet center. Master Joe’s Sushi bar is my most favorite dinner spot. Try the “Black Pearl” roll.¬†Just south of the Marriott’s Grand Hotel, “The Wash House” restaurant in Point Clear, AL¬†is highly recommended {reservations required}.¬†Ask for David

Magnolia Springs B&B is the ideal alternative to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Point Clear, AL hotels or lodging .When visiting the beaches of the south, be sure to remember us when you consider area inns. We are your choice for Alabama Vacation Destinations.

More Gulf Coast Culinary Delights

Wine Tasting Dinner
Jesse’s Restaurant Tantara Wine Dinner 6/16/2011

Jesse’s Restaurant and The Cold Hole will be hosting a special dinner Thurs night June 16 at 7:00 pm. Tantara “Brosseau Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Monterey County will be featuring 5 different wines from their region, a site at the base of the West Pinnacles National Monument, a volcanic formation on the western flank of the Gabilan Range, just 25 miles from the coast.

The Tantara Wine Dinner¬†includes5 wines and 4 courses prepared by Chef Gannon Leary. Limited Seating is available. It’s gonna be awesome. Tantara Wines are beautiful and complex with sweet cigar, cherry, and acai berry on the nose, the mid-palate is swept with forest floor and rhubarb and finished with notes of brown sugar and vanilla. Only 194 cases made.

The cost of this dinner is $70 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations please call 251-965-7321.

Magnolia Springs B&B offers alternatives to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fairhope hotel lodging accommodations. Be sure to remember us when considering Alabama Bed and Breakfast Inns, the Ideal Alabama Vacation Spot.

B&B Wine Tasting & Cooking Class Weekend Package

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