Capps Cove Bed & Breakfast
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Capps Cove is the perfect escape ...an easy getaway from the pressures of the city. A nostalgic retreat to a simpler time. An uncommon North Alabama bed and breakfast just a short drive north of Birmingham. Arriving at Capps Cove is like coming upon a hidden 19th century settlement. Shaded grounds and well-tended gardens connect a cluster of handcrafted buildings â€” a secluded retreat created a decade ago by Cason and Sybil Capps, and reflecting their love of antiques and simple pleasures. Historical architecture with contemporary amenities.
A big red barn serves as the meeting house and site of wedding receptions. A white picket fence welcomes you to the small wedding chapel with an antique pump organ. There's the playhouse where people often gather for smaller events. And there are two quaint cabins that offer private lodging with fireplace, microwave, refrigerator, complimentary snacks, and a continental breakfast basket delivered daily.
Escape to the North Alabama mountains and enjoy a quiet walk by the creek, fresh mountain air, the cozy glow from a stone hearth fireplace, wildflowers and the fragrance of big leaf magnolias at Capps Cove. For reservations or more information, call 800-583-4750. Or use our online reservation request form.
Capps Cove has been featured in Southern Living magazine and Birmingham News; and was chosen by ABC News New York as a filming location for a story on Prime Time Live. And here's what our guests say about Capps Cove.
- Palisades Park
Nationally acclaimed for its design. Located at an elevation of 1300 ft., it covers 90 acres. It features two pioneer cabins, a school house, and farm museum. Pavilions and two conference halls are available.
- Blount County Memorial Museum
Dedicated to the memory of all native Blount Countians who have served in wars. It contains genealogical research material and Blount County history, as well as the Edison Foundation's Collection of Edisonia for the state of Alabama.
- Three White Water Rivers
Blackburn, Locust Fork and Mulberry Blount county rivers are recognized as some of the better canoeing rivers in the southeast.
- Mulberry Fork
Two major White Water events are held each year on the Mulberry Fork. The events are sanctioned by the American White Water Association.
- Locust Fork
The Locust Fork White Water Classic is held each spring ... this is sponsored by the American Canoe Association Dixie Division.
The rivers are available to paddle boaters who can enjoy peace and quiet and beautiful scenery.
- Rickwood Caverns State Park
Only caving park in the entire State Park System. The park covers 280 acres, and features a naturally air-conditioned restaurant, picnicking, camping and swimming.
- Highland Lake
Beautiful 500 acre lake. At 900 feet above sea level it is one of the highest lakes of its size in the southeast. It offers public boat ramps, fishing and swimming facilities.
- Inland Lake
This 5,000 acre fishing lake is considered to be one of the most challenging in North Alabama. The deep, clear water is home to almost every species of game fish.
- Spring Valley Beach
Offers fishing, family picnicking, a spring fed swimming pool, and water slide.
Blount county is the home of three 18 hole golf courses and one 9 hole course. All four are open to the public.
- Hang Gliding
Is fast becoming a popular sport in Blount county. Hang glider enthusiasts fly from peaks on Straight Mountain and Walkers Gap, Warnick's Peak and Pine Mountain offer potential for expansion.
Blount county has many bluffs that are used for rappelling.
- Nature Lovers
Blount county offers many nature trails, with beautiful scenes the year round.
- Multi-purpose Parks
Each community in the county has parks that provide opportunities for outdoor sports of all kinds.
Blount county has many caves that are explored by spelunkers.
- Swan & Daylily Farm
John & Jo Johnson on Easley Road are well known for their flowers and fowl. The Johnson's have between 150 and 200 varieties of daylilies. On the ponds and in the pens and cages and 32 species of wild ducks, six kinds of swans, 14 types of geese, plus pigeons.
- Wildflower Trails
- Wildflower Trails located in Capps Cove with many species of native wildflowers.
The red barn is a large open area with plenty of room for tables and buffet set-up or table service, as well as dancing. Twinkling lights overhead and the natural light filtering in through the big barn doors create a festive atmosphere. Whether you are having a casual or formal party, the old barn is adaptable to your needs.
Front Porch Playhouse Reception Hall
The playhouse is perfect for table rounds and buffet or table service. A small stage with the look of a front porch complete with swing, provides a spot for your entertainment or speakers.
Wedding ChapelCome to Capps Cove for a unique and memorable wedding experience. Let the peace of the old country church in the woods provide a relaxing backdrop for your special day.
Nestled in our 21-acre cove, the little white chapel behind the picket fence is a quaint location with great photo opportunities. Windows on all sides let in the natural light to complement simple or formal decorations. There are sconces for candles and each window has a candle as well to give that welcoming glow. The little chapel can seat 100 guests and friends and the antique pump organ can provide the music if you wish.
What our guests say about Capps Cove
"Thanks for a restful, renewing experience in the middle of a hectic season in our lives." - Knoxville, Tennessee guests
"You have spared no detail in this fabulous B&B - it is just awesome. My sister's wedding could not have been more perfect any other place on this earth. Thank you for making your dream come true - and for providing every detail to make hers a perfect wedding." - Ypsilanti, Michigan guests
"We enjoyed our visit. The peace and quiet here was very much needed. Thanks for a nice weekend." - Birmingham, Alabama guests
"We really like it here; a couple of days of peace and quiet before the holidays. Thank you for providing us with everything we needed to make the most of our weekend getaway." - Memphis, Tennessee guests
"What a perfect weekend! Thanks for a very memorable time in Oneonta. The Cove is fabulous. We are already thinking about our next visit. Words fall short of expressing the delightful time we've had in our short time here." - St. Louis, Missouri guests
"What a wonderful, peaceful retreat! We have so enjoyed our stay. I feel like I was able to step back in time and experience life in the 1800's ... We look forward to returning soon for another weekend of solitude and fun in the creek!" - Wetumpka, Alabama guests
"After our 1999 visit we have had many fond memories of Capps Cove. Our latest visit has surpassed our memories! What a wonderful time. The cabin is delightful ... We can't wait to come back again." - Lafayette, Indiana guests
"Like all the other people who have stayed here, we've just loved this little cabin, the fireplace, the lovely old furniture and dÃ©cor, and especially that porch swing. Already I am wondering when we will return." - Seattle, Washington guests
"Our wedding day was perfect. Capps Cove is so beautiful - I'm so glad that we chose this place to start our lives together. Thank you for everything." - Argo, Alabama guests
"What began as just a stop over on our way to Birmingham became a memorable and wonderful visit. The grounds are beautiful, the sound of the stream so peaceful and the cabin so comfortable ... We hope to do this again." - Baton Rouge, Louisiana guests
"Thank you so much for a wonderful, relaxing weekend. It was wonderful to come back to this peaceful cabin after long hot days at the race track." - North Carolina guests
"Blount County was absolutely beautiful. The covered bridges were definitely worth seeing. Thanks for the great directions and the side track adventure to Palisades Park." - Pace, Florida guests
"Where do we start? Our wedding in the chapel, reception in the playhouse, honeymoon in the cabin ... We couldn't have chosen a better place for our special day! - Birmingham, Alabama guests
"We really enjoyed our time here. This was definitely a wonderful place to share with our family on our wedding day. Everything was so much more than what we had expected. It turned out beautifully. Thanks for all you help." - Niceville, Florida guests
"Thank you so much for sharing Capps Cove with us. It was a wonderful surprise to celebrate our 10th anniversary here. It's so peaceful and quiet. We appreciate the hospitality and the attention to all the details." - Starkville, Mississippi guests
"This was just what we needed but not long enough. We will be back. The cabin was beautiful! ... Thank you so much. It was great!" - Hartselle, Alabama guests
"Well, what can we say. Your place is such a wonderful getaway from the world. Love the friendship, the hospitality and the wonderful quiet areas that we enjoyed so much. I will be sharing my memories with friends - and send you business. We will be back." - Huntsville, Alabama guests
"A restful country setting - The swing on the front porch of the honeymoon cottage is a fine place to enjoy the Blackburn Branch of the Warrior River that winds through the property." - Birmingham News