To be greeted with a genuine smile, and a hug, and cookies, indicated that we were definitely in for a wonderful stay at Magnolia Springs B&B. David immediately made us feel welcome and excited for the days ahead. His enthusiasm in sharing his dream of owning a B&B and how this dream was being lived each and every day was contagious. His love of the area and his 20 years of experience were obvious in the meticulous way he operates Magnolia Springs B&B. The breakfast each morning set the tone for the day- always served with a smile and a desire to keep everyone happy and well-fed for that day. Eric quietly moves throughout the home and assures the guests that they are genuine in their desire to make guests feel as friends, not customers. The home and the lot showcase their desire to help guest make memories and feel welcome. We look forward to staying with them again and plan to recommend it to our family and friends. The Riley's
We were about to depart for a long road trip for business when our church friends said, "If you're going to Foley, Alabama, you must stay at the Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast." On their recommendation, I made reservations, and we were not disappointed. Every aspect of our brief stay was met with perfection. The quaint house has been beautifully maintained, the queen room upstairs was well appointed; and then there was the 3-course breakfast! All good. My husband and I promise that the next time we're in the area, we'll spend more than one night at this lovely B&B.
David and Eric were fabulous hosts and helped us to relax immediately. Tasty breakfasts and evening chocolates and homemade cookies were wonderful! The grounds were beautiful and well taken care of. Their two cats, Snickers and Tigger, were an added bonus during our trip to explore Mobile, Fairhope, Theodore, and Magnolia Springs. We will definitely return!
Simply the most gracious and delightful stay. We were only here one night and it was superb. David and Eric provide a superlative customer experience. The house and town are out of a picture book. The breakfast is beyond wonderful. I can't recommend this enough. You must go!
My husband and I stayed for a couple of days for our 14th anniversary. We love the way it feel like home and the peaceful stay. The breakfast was cooked fresh and very tastefully good. The owners greeted us by name when we walked though the door. We well be visiting agin soon. I well recommend Magnolia Springs B&B to my family and friends.
This was our third visit to Magnolia Springs B&B. A get away weekend from our home near Birmingham. Enjoyed our time at the Gulf Shores and took in a Mardis Gras parade in nearby Daphne. Our stay was as fabulous as we remembered! Cozy, warm comfortable room; fabulous bed; perfect amenities right down to the toilet paper and tissue! And, I truly believe the breakfasts are the best we've ever had at a B&B -- three magnificent courses cooked fresh! Thanks to Eric and David for once again making our visit memorable and worth it! We will be back!
My husband surprised me with a quick get-away from home at the Magnolia Springs B&B. It was our first time experiencing a B&B and definitely plan to do it again! The two hour drive to the B&B was fun for. We stopped at a few antique & pottery shops as we drove through Foley, AL. We even got to eat at the famous Lambert's, the only home of roll throwing. Then we drove passed the Inn to visit Fairhope, AL before check in. It was nice to spend the afternoon walking in and out of the little unique shops. Once we made it to the B&B, we continued to be amazed at the charm this trip without a doubt had provided. The house was absolutely stunning and full of old fashioned charm. Both Dave & Eric were fantastic hosts and quite entertaining with their stories about the history of the house as well as experiences they have had. I especially loved the very helpful notebook in our room that contained local restaurant menus since we were not familiar with the area. We ended up going right up the street to a seafood dining restaurant called Jessie's. The service and food were equally fantastic! On our next trip, we'll most likely take advantage of their package deals. I wish I would have had time to do the hot air balloon package! OMGosh that would have been amazing! But we'll be back! I have so many more things I'd like to do know that we've found this place!
This B&B is simply outstanding in all areas. David and Eric are attentive and helpful hosts who sincerely want their guests to be comfortable. This inn, built in 1897, has been lovingly restored. If you like history, gourmet breakfasts, and a peaceful setting, this is the place for you. My husband travels frequently for his job and was tired of hotels, especially the noisy, crowded hotels that cater to tourists along the beach. If you are looking to stay anywhere remotely near Destin, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, or Gulf Shores and want to avoid traffic jams and long lines at restaurants please consider this magnificent inn.
We went for a relaxing weekend and that is exactly what we left feeling...relaxed and pampered. David and Eric have perfected the B&B experience. The room was inviting and filled with everything we needed form aromatic soaps to soft bathrobes. Our three course breakfast was delicious and fortifying for a morning of shopping! Superb accommodations and personal service form two consummate southern gentlemen! I highly recommend staying here.
My wife recently planned to attend a committee meeting in Magnolia Springs, AL, and asked if our grandson and I would like to accompany her. We checked for motels in Magnolia Springs and discovered the Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast owned and operated by David and Eric. From arrival to departure this was a five-star experience. When we drove up, my wife commented "This is what a bed and breakfast should look like." David met us, explained the layout of the house and provided access to the building's history, made us feel like family, and then took our bag to our room. That evening we took our grandson to the Gulf Shores beach about a half hour away. When we returned, we found chocolates on our pillows and the linens turned down. Our hosts were perfectionists and attentive to our every need. The three-course breakfast the next morning was a wonderful unexpected surprise. If you're headed to the beach and don't mind a short drive from Magnolia Springs (just outside Foley) or if you're looking for a relaxing vacation spot where you'll be pampered by the hosts, this overnight stay would be ideal. The Magnolia Springs Bed Breakfast should appear on a list of Alabama's top lodging experiences.
David and Eric went above and beyond the call of duty to make our stay at Magnolia Springs B&B the perfect getaway that we needed. Delicious breakfasts, superb recommendations for dinner, attention to the tiniest details and the most comfortable and well appointed rooms. Our weekend was the perfect getaway that we so needed. Definitely at the top of our all time favorite list.
My husband and I are still talking about what a wonderful time we had at this bed-and-breakfast in charming Magnolia Springs. The term “bed-and-breakfast” truly doesn’t do it justice, because it was more like coming home to reconnect and make another special memory. We enjoyed the comfortable room, great healthful breakfast, meeting new friends, and discovering the history of this architectural gem and the surrounding area. Coastal Alabama is a great destination vacation and we recommend this property and these hosts.
We arrived at 4:00 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon to a very warm welcome. We were tired and hungry and dismayed to learn that the local store was closed. Our host, however, supplied us with cheese and crackers--exactly what we needed to tide us over 'til dinner. David (one of our hosts) settled us into our room while telling us about the history of the house and its environs. He also reviewed the menus of notable restaurants and, once we had made a choice, told us about the specialties of the house. Not only that, but while we were dining there, he called the wait staff to ensure that they knew we were celebrating our 40th anniversary. The result of that call was a delicious dessert (on the house). On our return to the B&B that evening, the bed was turned back with chocolates on the pillows. Speaking of the bed, it was very comfortable and we both slept very well. This beautiful B&B has a wrap-around veranda with copious comfortable seating. What a delight to sit there chatting with other like-minded guests while we admired the huge live-oaks and azaleas. We were then called in to breakfast--3 courses mind you. It was so beautifully presented that our tablemates took photos of the plate. David is the chef. While the food could have presented a major fat overload, he was careful with the usual suspects (cream, butter, and cheese,) using them with a light hand and making substitutions where appropriate. The result was a beautiful, tasty quiche. First course was a gorgeous fruit plate with a dab of yogurt. The meal was brought to a close with an apple dumpling--a delicious and light end to the perfect meal. We were reluctant to leave and are quite sure we will return in the not too distant future.
This is our third time staying with David and Eric and each time is better than the last. We come each year for the Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival, and each year we see other returning couples who book for the same event. Magnolia Springs is more than just a place to stay. We catch up on what has gone on over the year and relax with friends. David continues to give us some of his "secrets" on making a B & B a success, but we already knew his secret! It is deeply caring for the guests and a true love of doing all he and Eric can to make every guest feel special. Thank you so much for all you do. Harry and Kathy
We have stayed at this house multiple times and have actually stayed in all the rooms. We came here for the history but keep coming back for the service. The service at this B&B is as good as we have ever recieved anywhere we have stayed. Everytime we walk through the door we feel as if we have arrived at some very good and close friends home. David and Eric are great at giving us suggestions of things to do or go to eat. Sometimes we prefer to just walk around the great nieborhood or relax on the porch and sip wine ( they now have great cheese spot just up the road) and read a good book. The one thing we can say for sure is we will be back hopefully for many years to come.
We have stayed at this B&B for the third successful visit, and have returned again and again for four reasons...the beauty, the tranquility, the service, and the food! David and Eric feel like close friends and the neighborhood is pure relaxation from the passerbys stopping in the middle of the street just to welcome you to the area to the beautifully manicured gardens of Magnolia Springs and Fairhope--Antique shopping is quite fun there as well.
We stayed here for our anniversary last night, and the only negative comment I have is that we didn't stay long enough. David was extremely friendly and made us feel welcome, greeting us at the car with a smile and help with our bags. After a tour of the home, we walked down the street and watched the fish jumping in the Magnolia River. We enjoyed our dinner at Jessie's right down the street, with dessert compliments of Magnolia Springs B&B. Our 3-course breakfast was delicious, and ended with some of the best lemon meringue pie I've ever tasted (sorry Mom). Next time, we will budget more time here...we will be back for sure!
We just had the most enjoyable weekend in Magnolia Springs Alabama! We had never visited Alabama before and wanted to go somewhere off of our radar. We were pleasantly surprised! We will reminisce about Magnolia Springs for years to come and fondly remember the hospitality, thoughtfulness, and considerable attention to detail that David and Eric provided! The beds were extremely comfortable! The internet music choices streamed on our in-room television was unique. I had not seen that offered at any other bed and breakfast we've ever stayed at. We have been to many across the country. The food was thoughtfully prepared, nutritious and artistically presented each morning! The inn is centrally located for attractions in Mobile Bay area, including Fairhope and Point Clear. We loved visiting the town of Foley and the train museum! Also close to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! Plenty of good restaurants, shopping and stuff to do and see! We arrived home well rested and ready for the busy season ahead of us! Grateful guests from Libertyville, IL
Is it the canopy of gnarled Oaks which envelope the drive? Or the contagious passion that owner David Worthington has for his historical inn building, his treasured guests, and his community? Perhaps its the "little things that count?" -The anniversary sign in our room,- the candle in our3 course breakfast celebrating our occasion, -the concierge service which he and Eric provided to guide us to the best beaches, restaurants and attractions in the area. No, it is clearly the compilation of all of these things and more which make Magnolia Springs B and B a superior place to rest, relax, and enjoy. We will be back and will recommend to our friends.
my husband and i were thrilled with our stay at magnolia springs b&b! david and eric did an amazing job making sure every detail was taken care of! the b&b was very comfortable and the food was delicious. we would highly reccomend this b&b to anyone wanting a relaxing, enjoyable get away! BRAVO DAVID & ERIC!!
Helpful, informative and attentive innkeepers who enjoy what the do. Beautiful old home in an extraordinary, beautiful setting. Well appointed, quiet room. Comfortable bed. Ample, delicious, healthy breakfast. Short walk to very good bar and restaurant. Lots to see and do in a very interesting part of the country.
This is a must do! We shared a family weekend and could not have been happier there. Almost immediately you felt a sense of relaxation. The property is beautiful! Dave and Eric are all about making your stay the best it can be.
This is the best Bed & Breakfast we've stayed in. David Worthington and Eric Bigelow are wonderful innkeepers. We felt at home and like family. Our stay was over the top and we can't wait to come back. The house is old and charming with all the amenities. We wanted for nothing. Breakfast was awesome. Eric even drove us to and from our restaurant. The wrap around porch is great for just hanging out and talking with friends or family. The peace and quiet were incredible. Don't miss this B&B.
We were looking for a comfortable place with character to celebrate our anniversary near the Gulf coast, and this B&B was the perfect discovery. The innkeepers have done everything possible to make the guests comfortable and happy. David obviously loves his work, loves the house, and loves the area -- his enthusiasm adds to the fun. The breakfasts were distinctive -- freshly prepared, healthy and decadent at the same time. The pictures don't lie - the inn is set back on a quiet residential street shaded by live oaks. We walked to an excellent restaurant just down the road, at least as good as any of others we tried in the area. A highlight of our time there was renting kayaks from a neighbor and paddling up and down the scenic Magnolia River. A recent storm had churned up the water, but we still saw lots of turtles, heron and osprey.