Columbiana Inn

306 East College Street, Columbiana, Alabama 35051
Innkeeper(s): Diane & Andrew Moore
  • Introduction

    Columbiana Inn front of inn

    Welcome to the Columbiana Inn, located in Columbiana, Alabama!

    Step back in time into the warmth and charm of a Victorian home. The downstairs common area is an inviting place to sit and talk with your friends and other visitors, or just simply relaxing for a while.

    This area is a feast for the eyes and the heart, with beautiful antique furnishings reminiscent of a bygone era. You are only a few steps away from the porches and veranda which offer a birds eye view of the comings and goings of this quaint little town.

    The dining room offers comfortable seating around a large oak table, or smaller tables for two if you so desire. Charming teacup displays, seasonal vignettes and original artwork to nourish the eyes as well as the heart.

  • History

    Columbiana Inn Dining Room & Common RoomThe house was originally built as a single story structure by Clarence C. Dubose, editor of the Shelby Sentinel, in 1889. The house was then purchased by John S. and Ada Pitts in 1900.

    The Pitts family built the additions to the original structure, making it the fine example of Victorian architecture you see today. In 1924, D.S. Wingard purchased the house and divided the upstairs portion of the house into apartments, which were used by student teachers from the University of Montevallo.

    These student teachers were in Columbiana to do their student teaching at Columbiana Elementary School which was adjacent to the house, (just across Thompson street) which is the current site of the Shelby County Board of Education. Mr. Wingard sold the house to his daughter in 1934, at her death in 1978, she requested the family give the house to her grand-daughter and it remained in the family until Andrew and Diane Moore purchased it in 2002, after the house had fallen into serious disrepair over the years and was offered for sale.

    During the restoration process, the Moores discovered several people started out their married life together in one of the apartments upstairs. This house is so full of history and charm that has to be shared. The Moores feel it would be so sad to keep this home to themselves. They encourage anyone interested in restoration to visit, before starting your own project. They have survived several restorations and are ready to encourage others on the same journey.

  • Amenities

    Columbiana Inn patio chairs

    • Wireless internet access
    • Gracious Southern breakfast
    • Coffee Service available at 7 a.m
    • Cable Television in each room
    • Private baths in each room
    • Evening turn down service available
    • Off street parking (enter from Thompson Street)
    • Afternoon tea available upon request, 24 hours advance notice required
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