Staying at a Bed and Breakfast in the Lake Martin Area

There are so many great places to stay in Alexander City and Dadeville.  From vacation rentals, hotels, cabins, and camping-there is definitely an option that is perfect for you based upon who you are travelling with, and the type of vacation you want to have. 

Today though, I want to talk to you about what it is like to stay in a Bed and Breakfast in the Lake Martin area.  If you have never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast, you are totally missing out.  It is such a unique, personalized experience.  And one big bonus, is you will always end up with a really yummy, home cooked breakfast served up each morning.  If you are looking to do something nice for your sweetie, a surprise getaway to a cool Bed and Breakfast is sure to earn you some bonus points.  Bed and Breakfasts aren’t just for romantic getaways though.  I’ve also found it can also be a lot of fun to gather up a few of your girls, rent a few rooms, and take over the house for a night.  Add in some wine, snacks, and comfy pjs, and you have the best girls night in ever!  You can also grab a few of your family members, and have a little reunion.  If you are heading to an Auburn game, both Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast and Paradise Bed and Breakfast on Lake Martin aren’t too far of a drive, and they offer an added bonus to an already fun football weekend.  We have two really awesome Bed and Breakfasts in our area.  Both are equally amazing, but totally different.  So let me fill you in on the details of these two beautiful homes……..

Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast

Photo credit: John Denney

497 Hillabee St, Alexander City, AL 35010


The Inn Keepers:  Ed and Jennifer

The fun add on I suggest you ask about:  The Tailgating Kit that includes folding chairs, beer iced down in a cooler, and lunch for 2.  Perfect for tailgating at a nearby Auburn game.  

The signature breakfast item:  Sausage gravy and biscuits

This Bed and Breakfast is in Alexander City, not too far from the historic downtown.  You will be in awe as soon as you drive up and see the historic mansion.  Ruben Herzfeld and his wife, Julia, began construction on the home in 1890, but it was not complete until 1895.  His goal was to have the most grand home in Alexander City.  You will see just how majestic it is upon your arrival.  If you have an appreciation for beautiful, historic homes, and want to be in town close to restaurants, shops, and events, this is the one for you. Here’s a little sneak peek of the rooms that await you at Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast:

The Master’s Suite 

The Master’s Suite is the spacious original master suite of the house with a private attached bath. This room has a king bed set amongst the bay windows, a beautiful fireplace and mantle, and a lovely view of the gardens. The room includes high speed internet, 4K smart television, and cable.

Andrea’s Room

This is a large room with a king size bed, sitting area, and fireplace and mantle. The room includes a private attached bath, high speed internet, 4K smart television, and cable.

Sunshine Suite 

The Sunshine Suite is a large room with a sitting area, fireplace and mantle. It features a king size bed, private attached bath, high speed internet, 4K television, and cable. 

Nanny’s Room 

Nanny’s Room is a lovely room with a private balcony overlooking the grounds. It features a queen size bed, high speed internet, 4K smart television, and cable. 

Sweet Pea Room

This is a lovely room with two full size beds and a bay window. The bathroom is private, but not attached. It features a claw foot tub and a shower. This room includes high speed internet, 4K smart television, and cable.  This room is pet friendly, but you must call to discuss before booking.  ​

Paradise Bed and Breakfast on Lake Martin 

98 Rainbow Road Dadeville, AL


The Inn Keepers:  Dave and Kathy

The fun add on I suggest you ask about:  The evening boat cruise that includes wine and cheese!

Their signature breakfast item:  Breakfast cup with smoked pork butt

Paradise Bed and Breakfast is located right on Lake Martin.  If you are looking for a peaceful lake experience, this is the one for you.  There are rooms with private balconies that overlook the lake, and the house is located in a cove, so it it’s a very quiet and serene setting.  They have a paddle boat, kayaks, floats, and fishing equipment that are there for you to use at no additional charge.  They also have a private dock, so you can even bring your own boat.  Breakfast is served on the deck or on the screened in porch-both overlooking beautiful Lake Martin.  Let’s take a look at some of the cool room options they have at Paradise Bed and Breakfast on Lake Martin.

The Lake Room

If you’re looking for romance, then the “Lake Room” is for you. The canopy king size bed is perfect for a romantic get-away. Add in the private balcony, facing the lake and it doesn’t get any better than this. Enjoy the cute, “lakey” vintage and antique decorations for a fun ambience. Beautiful private bath, (with a bathtub/shower) in shades of blue, offers a relaxing visit. Don’t forget to enjoy the locally made bath products to complete your experience.

The History Room

If you like to step back into time and enjoy the nostalgia of years past, the “History Room” is meant for you. The owners have decorated with love letters written between their parents during their courting days, their Dads’ military memorabilia, photos of their grandparents as children, and items from their childhood. The room is a testament to times past. The king size four poster bed provides for a very relaxing experience. There is a private balcony, facing the lake, for your relaxation and enjoyment. The beautiful private bath continues the “History” theme, with vintage cologne and talc containers in the décor that add to the nostalgia. You can relax in the bathtub, using the locally made bath products to enhance your experience.

The Garden Room

Spring is in the air all year in the “Garden Room”. You’ll feel like you’re sleeping outside in a garden under the flowery, fluffy comforter on the double bed and looking at the antique garden décor. Beautiful antique prints showing birds, butterflies and “Yard scenes” enhance the décor. There’s a beautiful antique cradle, complete with the owner’s baby toys and Barbies. The private bath has a shower, but not a bathtub. Make sure to use the locally made bath products to enhance your visit.

The Treehouse

For guests who need an additional bedroom for family members or friends, “The Treehouse” is just the ticket. It’s a cute room tucked away by itself upstairs. The décor is whimsical and brightly colored, which will put a smile on your face. Check out the antique Sunbonnet Babies quilts, on the full size bed, which were favorites of the owner’s mother. “The Treehouse” does not have a private bath, so guests would have to share. However, it does have a mini refrigerator, TV and coffee/tea service.

Of these two options, we promise, you won’t go wrong either way.  The biggest difference is if you are looking for the historic architecture of Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast or the lake vibe of Paradise Bed and Breakfast on Lake Martin.  You can also be wild and crazy and book a weekend at each.  We know once you visit, you will be back again anyway.  There’s just something about this place that makes you want to keep coming back again and again!