Rose House Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Come and enjoy the ambiance and southern hospitality in this turn-of-the-century house. The Rose House Inn, one of the oldest homes in Fayette, was constructed in 1898. This one-and-one half story, wood frame building is a good local example of Queen Anne style architecture and a landmark within the small town of Fayette.
Fayette is located in northwest Alabama about 40 miles north of Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama.
Its design elements include a wraparound porch, a hexagonal tower with a bell-shaped roof, and imbricated woodwork in some of its gables. The house suffered some unsympathetic alterations over the years, but in 1994 was sensitively restored. This Queen Anne cottage retains a high degree of architectural integrity and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Diane & Dennis Fisher for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
We have travelers for business and pleasure. It is a good mixture of all. Weekend business is usually associated with family get-togethers, class reunions, weddings, etc. and weekdays are more business related.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Our inn is the only individually listed property on the National Historic Register. We are very proud of that – it was quite a task! I love the ambiance of the inn. It just makes you feel like you stepped back in time but have all the conveniences of today! My mom, Jo Nell, is our host and she is a treat! She loves to cook and she loves to talk!
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
We have several people who seek out a quiet little place for some rest and relaxation.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The Platters stayed and one of the lead singers said that he had stayed in motels all over the world but had never stayed anywhere that he liked better than our inn! I was really impressed with that comment!
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
We are out in the middle of nowhere, but within an hour to hour and a half, you can visit Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Columbus, MS. Ballgame folks can really save big by choosing to drive the 45 miles to the game. We do not require a two night minimum and do not double our rates just because it is a game weekend! We are thankful for your business!
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Stroll in the park, take walks downtown, tour the art museum, go to the Aquatic Center (in the warm months), and attend a University of Alabama sporting event.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Downtown is only two blocks away, the library, churches, civic center, post office, banking, court house, dining, and hair/nail salons – are all within walking distance.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We have great barbeque, Mexican, and Chinese and a few locally owned restaurants that are awesome!
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
How many rooms does your inn have?
Main inn – 5 (one suite), and cottage 4.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets. There is a local vet that boards and loves your pets.
Ten guest rooms are available for lodging, each tastefully decorated with period antiques. Each room is furnished with a television and telephone, with most having private baths. Two phone lines are provided for the use of guests.
The common areas include a large living, dining, and kitchen area. A TV with a VCR is located in this area. The common area may be used for meetings, as a gathering place for guests, for meals, or for just relaxing. A continental breakfast with generous portions is available for each guest.
The Rose House Inn is also available for weddings, receptions, teas, and business/club meetings. Catering available upon request. Contact us at 932-ROSE for more information.
The Rose House Inn offers an exciting alternative to an ordinary hotel stay. Whether one is traveling for business or pleasure, the accommodations offered are truly exceptional!
How to Find Us
The Rose House Inn is conveniently located within five minutes to all local businesses, industries, churches, and shopping areas and within walking distance to downtown Fayette.
- To locate the Rose House Inn, travel to the intersection of Hwy 43, Hwy 171, and Hwy 18
- At this intersection, turn on Hwy 18 West. Pass through three traffic lights
- Turn at the next street to the right. This is 2nd Avenue, NW
- Proceed on 2nd Avenue to the 4-way stop.
- The Rose House Inn is the last house on the left BEFORE the 4-way stop