Fall Weekend Getaway in Alabama

I travel a lot with my job – so when we go on a trip, I love to find a beautiful bread and breakfast.  Over the weekend, we had a fall getaway to Alabama and we found a neat bed and breakfast.  It is located in the small town of Valley Head, Alabama.   It is right on the Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama state lines – at the foot of the Lookout Mountains.Even though the leaves were not at peak like they are in Kentucky, it was still beautiful.  The weather was near perfect and if you love Bed and Breakfast with flair of history, I highly recommend Winston Place.

There is a lot of history of this beautiful old house.  The innkeeper proudly shares the history as he provides a tour of the house.  It really takes you back in time, a time when life was simple.  

My favorite spot was the porch.  We had our own sitting area on the porch with a door from our bedroom,






We found a neat dinner spot on top of the mountain behind us in Mentone thanks to the suggestion of the innkeeper.  .  

Moonlight Bistro

Moonlight Bistro is a log cabin setting with a wide variety of food from pasta to filet, chicken, salmon, and sandwiches.  Dessert choices included deep fried Oreos with ice cream and chocolate sauce.  We skipped that!   Warm chocolate cookies awaited us upon our return to Winston Place.

Breakfast was served in the beautiful red dining room.  The innkeeper kept us company telling us about stories from his days playing football for Alabama. 

Breakfast included scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese grits, potato casserole and biscuits.  It was yummy!

We relaxed on the porch with coffee.  The air was a little cool – but the sun was shining and it was a perfect morning.  I could sit there all day, rocking and relaxing.

When we left Winston Place, we headed back up the mountain to the DeSoto Falls. 

The view was beautiful.  








Our trip ended with a family wedding.  I have to share this picture from the wedding. 

They used cotton plants from the fields for their decorating.  I loved it along with the burlap.  It was perfect for the wedding held at a stable. 






Now, it’s home and back to work.