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Nestled among towering sweet gum trees just outside the small town of Andalusia in Alabama, the Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast is a charming inn that offers a peaceful, romantic getaway. Located on 12 acres of private woodlands and landscaped grounds, the lovely guest house features thoughtfully appointed accommodations with private bathrooms, luxury amenities, delicious home cooked cuisine, and gorgeous gardens in which to relax. The property is ideal for romantic weddings and special celebrations, with indoor and outdoor spaces for intimate ceremonies, elegant receptions and fun-filled gatherings.

Guest Accommodations

Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast features four beautifully appointed guest rooms with country-style décor and comfortable furnishings, sumptuous pillow top beds in luxury linens, en-suite bathrooms with showers, baths and Jacuzzis (some rooms), plush towels and spa bathrobes, and organic products. Modern amenities in each room include televisions with cable channels, Keurig coffee makers with coffee, tea and hot chocolate, complimentary bottled waters and assorted snacks, USB charging ports, irons and ironing boards, and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Bethany Dawn Suite is a delicately decorated hideaway for two with a comfortable king-size bed with hand-pressed linens and sumptuous pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, plush towels, spa bathrobes and organic bath amenities. The suite also features a luxurious Jacuzzi for two, plenty of comfy seating, and a flat-screen HDTV.

The beautifully appointed Kennedy Anne Suite features high rich cherry wood ceilings and five large windows that flood the room with natural light. The suite also offers a king-sized wrought iron bed with high-count, hand-pressed linens; and sumptuous pillows and an en-suite bathroom with a glassed-in shower, plush towels, spa bathrobes and organic bath amenities. A large bay area has a comfortable sofa and cozy gas fireplace, along with a flat-screen television, and other amenities.

The Laura Leigh Suite offers a romantic retreat for honeymooners with a beautiful four-poster rice bed with high-count, hand-pressed linens and colorful pillows, and en-suite bathroom with an oversized tile shower, invigorating whirlpool bath, two antique vanity cabinets, plush towels, spa bathrobes and organic bath amenities. Large double windows embrace gorgeous garden views.

The Lindsey Paige Suite boasts a contemporary-retro feel with a unique, round, king-sized bed dressed in hand-pressed cotton sheets, a sumptuous down comforter, and plush pillows. An en-suite bathroom features a two-person Jacuzzi, walk-in shower, plush towels, spa bathrobes and organic bath amenities, and modern amenities add creature comforts.


A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served every morning in the dining room and includes fresh fruit and fruit juices, fresh farm eggs, homemade granola and yogurt, and unique delights such as Pecan Praline French toast, and breakfast casserole, along with freshly brewed coffee and tea. A well-stocked guest refrigerator and a coffee bar with hot beverages and home baked treats are available on the sun room porch, as well as evening snacks.

Amenities and Recreation

Amenities at the Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast include a complimentary gourmet breakfast served every morning, along with a well-stocked guest refrigerator and a coffee bar offering beverages and snacks throughout the day and evening. Beautifully landscaped grounds are perfect for relaxing or hosting special celebrations such as weddings, ceremonies or receptions, and feature an outdoor gas fire pit and hammock.

Weddings & Events

Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast provides a timeless venue for romantic and unforgettable weddings with both outdoor and indoor locations. The Inn’s elegant pagoda provides a pretty setting for an intimate outdoor ceremony, or the open garden area is ideal for larger parties or receptions. A beautiful wedding chapel on the property can seat up to 100 guests for ceremonies and features vaulted ceilings and climate control, while next door is a large reception center which can accommodate up to 125 guests for receptions and features private bathrooms and air-conditioning and heating.

27761 Straughn School Road, Andalusia, Alabama 36421-1300, Phone: 334-222-8007

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