Red Bluff Cottage Bed and Breakfast

551 Clay Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Innkeeper(s): Barry and Bonnie Ponstein
 
  • Introduction

    When you travel to Montgomery, AL consider lodging at Red Bluff Cottage, an Alabama bed and breakfast where you'll experience the award-winning hospitality of innkeepers, Barry and Bonnie Ponstein. They invite you to share the comforts and pleasures of their Montgomery bed and breakfast inn high above the Alabama River in Montgomery's Cottage Hill District. Red Bluff Cottage is located in beautiful downtown Montgomery near the junction of Interstate 85 and 65.

    Red Bluff Cottage is Alabama's only B&B built specifically to be a bed & breakfast inn. It replicates a late 19th century Victorian raised cottage. Enjoy clean, comfortable and cozy rooms with a light and airy interior that takes you back to a quieter time in the Old South. This distinctive Alabama bed & breakfast is a family friendly inn that features antiques among its beautiful decor. Observe the scenic view of Alabama's State Capitol from the verandah and the gazebo. Then take in a panoramic view of the downtown skyline and the Alabama River plain from the verandah of this quiet and peaceful Montgomery bed & breakfast.

    A breakfast to remember is served at the Country English banquet table in the formal dining room. The table is dressed with fine china, sparkling silver, and beautiful linens. The breakfast menu of the day may consist of Wild Rice Waffles served with fresh berries, a long-standing favorite recipe of returning guests or Bonnie's signature recipe, A Taste of Heaven. Many returning guests request Bonnie's Walk thru Fire blueberry pancakes!

    Like a fine hotel, Red Bluff Cottage offers numerous other amenities including fresh flowers, luxury linens, toiletries and plush towels and robes. Each room also has its own desk with High-speed Wireless Internet access and ipod radio alarm clocks. An iron, ironing board, hair dryer and curling iron are in every room. Turn-down service is a regular occurrence. Guests are offered complimentary water, soft drinks and snacks, freshly ground coffee and a large selection of teas. Our bed & breakfast also has fax/copy capability. Relax in the common area which has a large screen television (CATV/VCR/DVD) and offers guests a large selection of old and current movies as well as books, magazines and table games.

    "Hospitality... the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend..." - Henri J.M. Nouwen REACHING OUT

  • Area Points of Interest

    The State Capital

    A restoration of the Antebellum State Capital, carefully executed in every detail, recalls the sometimes prosperous and sometimes turbulent history of the state. Chosen near the navigational head of a great river system, the capital city became the hub of an expanding railroad network linking east and west, north and south in the cotton rich-antebellum slave economy of the "heart of Dixie".

    Maxwell Air Force Base

    One mile west of Red Bluff Cottage, Maxwell Air Force Base had its seed in the Wright Brothers struggle to get a heavier than air vehicle off the ground, and by pilot training in World War I. It grew, training US and allied pilots in World War II, and today Maxwell is the center of Air Force professional education as the Air University.

    Montgomery Zoo

    The nearby Montgomery Zoo features spacious, natural environments. Hidden barriers separate fine specimens of predators from the rich variety of their grazing, climbing, and flying potential prey.

    Old Alabama Town

    Old Alabama Town holds 19th Century Alabama history in a few carefully selected city blocks into which magnificent mansions, a 19th century cotton gin, and typical plantation outbuildings, country churches and modest urban homes and shops tell their stories.

    The Arts

    The Alabama Shakespeare Festival Theaters and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts have magnificent buildings in the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, modeled by its landscape architects after traditional English country landscapes.

  • Directions

    The Red Bluff Cottage Bed and Breakfast offers lodging accommodations in the Cottage Hill District in the city of Montgomery, the state capital of Alabama.

    • From I-85, take I-65 North Exit
    • From I-65, take Exit 172
    • From the south, Exit 172 is marked Herron Street Downtown
    • If coming from the north, Exit 172 is marked Clay Street Downtown

    Follow Downtown signs; go one block on Herron Street to Hanrick. Turn left on Hanrick 1/2 block, turn right into gravel guest parking area behind Red Bluff Cottage. Parking area is floodlit. Guest entrance is on lower level.