Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast

14469 Oak Street , Magnolia Springs, Alabama 36555
Innkeeper(s): David Worthington and Eric Bigelow
  • Introduction


    Classic Southern Hospitality


    Halfway between Fairhope, Alabama and Gulf Shores, Alabama in southern Baldwin County you will find the historical community of Magnolia Springs.

    This house (Circa 1897) which was known as "Sunnyside Hotel" in the 20s and 30s was authentically restored in 1980 and transformed into a bed & breakfast in 1996. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    At Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast, some of our most popular amenities are the canopy of oak-lined streets, the days that begin with the smell of homemade breakfast, the cool drinks and sultry afternoons on a wraparound porch, and a welcome as warm as the mid-day sun. We welcome you to come enjoy these for yourself and pick a favorite of your own. But it won't be easy.

    After a tour of the house, you'll be impressed with the stained glass of the den and the wood work of the great hall. Once in your specially appointed accommodations, you may never want to leave. But when morning comes, the dining room is everyone's favorite place! Starting the day with a gourmet chef prepared breakfast might make you wonder if it could get any better!

    The day's schedule is up to you, but you've got lots of options. This historic landmark offers an idyllic setting in an ideal location. If you choose to venture out you're just a short drive from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico or scenic Mobile Bay. An abundance of shopping, golf, natural wonders and historic sites are close by. We'll help you find just the right journey.

    Magnolia Springs is a small Southern river town that has inspired the likes of Fannie Flagg and Winston Groom. Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast has caught the fancy of many a writer, too.

    Take a step back in time and let it inspire you, as well, as you enjoy charm, comfort and southern hospitality you'll long remember. Deciding your favorite thing about a visit to Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast might not be easy, but we promise it'll be the only thing difficult about your stay. Leave the rest to us. Schedule your visit today. We look forward to seeing you.

    Magnolia Springs is a picturesque place and one of the few remaining places to receive mail by boat. If fishing is your style there is plenty of fresh and salt water fishing. Only 1 1/2 blocks away is Magnolia River offering easy access to Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Common Areas

    The Den

    A wonderful place to gather and chat about the past days activities, or plan for the next days adventures. It is furnished with Large flat screen TV. We also have an antique bakers rack overflowing with area brochures, maps, guidebooks and current magazines for your reading pleasure. The stain glass windows cast a warm glow in the room that calls you to spend some time here!

    The Dining Room

    Where gourmet chef prepared breakfast is served between 8am - 10am. It also has a well stocked guest refrigerator offering you a wide selection of beverages 24 hours a day! Nowhere else on the Gulf Coast will you feel more at home while enjoying a wonderful home cooked, Three Course Breakfast straight from David's kitchen!

    Great Hall

    This is where you can really get a feel of the awesome woodwork and craftsmanship that makes the Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast so special. Here is the Great Hall. Once again, you can see why this home is truly a one-of-a-kind. The home is truly a work of art that you can no longer find anywhere else, making your stay here one to remember!

    A heart-pine porch extends across the front and east side of the house and the impressive glass paneled door with a transom above opens to the great hall.

    Walls and ceilings are made of beaded heart yellow pine. The floors are of tongue and groove heart-pine and most of the woodwork is rare curly pine. All balusters, rails and newal posts are original. Large old oak trees surround the house and the well-known canopy arch of oaks extends past the structure and down Oak Street.


  • About Our Guest Rooms


    Guest Room Background

    Magnolia Springs offers five guest rooms each named after a family who has lived here: Harding, Worthington, McNair, Cowen and McLennan. The McLennan bath has the original claw-foot tub, retrieved from the back yard, and an authentically restored elephant trunk toilet.

    Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast is like a step back in time where you can stroll along oak lined streets, fish, and relax on the porch to absorb the beautiful surroundings. If you're compelled to go exploring, there is plenty to do all within an eighteen mile radius. So come and enjoy some time in Magnolia Springs!

    Rooms Include

    • Luxury high thread count linens
    • Private baths
    • Gourmet chef prepared breakfast
    • Flat Screen TV's
    • Complimentary high speed wireless internet
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryer
    • Lighted magnifying mirror
    • Well-stocked refrigerator in the dining room
    • Coffee and Hot teas
  • Honorable Mentions


    Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast Press & Awards

    • Top 10 Inns of the South ~ Southern Living 2018
    • Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast has been featured in Southern Living 4 times (November 1998, March 2001, October 2008, April 2018 )
    • Coastal Living in March 2007
    • Bob Vila's Restore America on HGTV
    • The B&B was also awarded best B&B by both Gulf Coast Newspaper and Southern Breeze magazine
  • Explore the Area

    Southern Baldwin County offers many activities.

    OWA Amusement Park

    Only 5 minute drive to OWA. Gulf Coast's newest and largest amusement park with 23 thrilling attractions on a 520 acre resort

    Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

    Just five miles west our inn. It is a 3,000 acre facility of bays, marshes and lowlands along Weeks Bay, Bon Secour Bay and Fish River.

    Point Clear

    Five miles further west is the home of the famous "Grand Hotel".

    Fairhope, Alabama

    Five miles further north is Fairhope; known for their quaint downtown area of beautiful streets lined with baskets of flowers, eclectic shops and historical homes.

    White Beaches

    Nine miles to the south of the Inn lie the sandy white beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.


    World-class golf awaits at six of the areas ten courses including one of the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses.

    Foley's Downtown Area

    Offers a series of unique blocks lined with old oak trees shading wide streets. There are specialty shops and an old fashioned pharmacy with a soda shop.

    Orange Blossom Square

    Offers an elegant tea room, boutiques, an art gallery and an upscale emporium. You can browse through five antique malls with over 500 dealers or you could shop the 115 store Riviera Outlet Center.

    Pensacola, Florida and Mobile, Alabama

    Located within an hour's drive to the East and West, offering airports, malls, restaurants, theaters and other city amenities.

  • Guest Information


    All Rates Include

    • Gourmet chef prepared breakfast
    • Private bath
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hairdryer
    • Lighted magnifying mirror
    • High thread count linens
    • Flat screen TV's
    • High speed wireless internet
    • A well stocked guest refrigerator is available in the dining room 24 hours a day
    • Hot teas and coffee
    • Evening desserts such as cookies or brownies
    • Rates based on double occupancy. Additional person @ $40.00 each.

    Two Night Minimum

    • Friday/Saturday nights, Holidays, Special Events, and the entire months of June and July will require a two(2) night minimum
    • For those periods we encourage one night requests to call and be placed on a waiting list in case something becomes available
    • We also suggest to potential guest requesting a one night stay to book 24-48 hours in advance of the desired check in date
    • Based on availability we may take a reservation for one night at that time
    • Sunday thru Thursday bookings are generally allowed in advance for one night for most all other time periods except for those high demand periods as mentioned above


    • All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card at the time of reservation
    • A 6% tax (lowest in the county) will be added to room rates
    • Reservations will be charged first night's rent and tax at time of booking
    • Visa, Discover, Amex and MasterCard Accepted
    • Click on "Online Reservations and Availability'" button above or call (251) 965-7321 or (800) 965-7321

    Check-In & Check-Out

    • 3-6pm Host assisted 6-10pm self check in
    • Check-Out: 11:00 a.m.

    Early Departures

    • Should you check out prior to your scheduled departure date, you will be charged the full length of your reservation and may void any specials or packages


    • We strictly adhere to a 72-hour cancellation policy
    • Cancel 4 or more days prior to arrival and you will recieve a full refund. Canceling 3 days or less prior to arrival you will forfeit the first night rent plus tax prepayment. Refunds will not be issued for No Shows or Early Departuers. No exceptions.
    • Changes to your reservation are Not Permitted. Reservations may not be reassigned or transfered in any manner to any 3rd party.


    • Children 12 and up are welcome
    • No smoking inside
    • No Pets
    • There are 2 on premise cats, not allowed in guest quarters, common areas only.
    • Rates based on double occupancy. Additional person @ 40.00 each.
    • Frequent Flyer Program - After 10 nights paid over any length of time, for any # of visits, we will issue a gift certificate to you based on the average daily rate of your previous 10 nights!
  • How to Find Us

    Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast evening photo of inn

    Via Highway 98 traveling east from Fairhope or west from Foley

    1. Off Highway 98 in Magnolia Springs take 49 South (between Exxon & Pure Gas Stations)
    2. Approximately 4 blocks down take a right onto Oak Street (between the Moore Bros. Village Market and the Magnolia Springs Community Center)
    3. Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast is about 2/10 mile on the right with a large sign in the front yard!

    Magnolia Springs is also easily accessible from all of the areas interstates:

    From I-65

    1. Exit 37 onto Gulf Shores Pkwy (Hwy 59 South)
    2. Continue south on Hwy 59 until you reach Hwy 98 in Foley
    3. Take a right onto Hwy 98, traveling west
    4. Off Hwy 98 in Magnolia Springs, take a left onto Hwy 49 South (between Exxon & Pure Gas Stations)
    5. Continue 4 blocks until Oak Street, and take a right
    6. We are 2/10 of a mile on the right with a large sign in the front yard

    From I-10

    1. Exit onto Gulf Shores Pkwy (Hwy 59 South), this is the Bay Minette / Loxley exit
    2. Continue south on Hwy 59 until you reach Hwy 98 in Foley
    3. Take a right onto Hwy 98, traveling west
    4. Off Hwy 98 in Magnolia Springs
    5. Take a left onto Hwy 49 South (between Exxon & Pure Gas Stations)
    6. Continue 4 blocks until Oak Street, and take a right
    7. We are 2/10 of a mile on the right with a large sign in the front yard