Capps Cove Bed & Breakfast

4126 County Highway 27, Oneonta, Alabama 35121
Innkeeper(s): Noval Hudspeth, Manager
  • Introduction

    Capps Cove Bed & Breakfast front viewCapps 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 in Oneonta, Alabama. Shaded grounds and well-tended gardens connect a cluster of handcrafted buildings on 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.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Noval Hudspeth for sharing his own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    For the relaxing get away.

    What are you best known for?


    What makes your inn unique?

    The country setting.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    The owners.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Our covered bridges.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Our hospitality, cleanliness and stress-free check in.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The mountains.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Visit Palasades Park on the mountain, see the covered bridges, play golf, fly fish on our river relax and enjoy our swings, fire pit and cook s’mores.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    No, but we have hiking trails around the property and swings and a firepit by the river.  Great for cooking s’mores and relaxing

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Choppin Block in Springville, Alabama. They have great fresh cut steaks.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The Oneonta Chamber of Commerce.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    2 cabins. The Honeymoon is for 2 adults and The Little House is for up to 4 adults.

    Do you accept pets?

    No. Yes there are two hotels located in Oneonta for pets.

  • Weddings at Capps Cove

    Capps Cove Bed & Breakfast Oneonta, Alabama wedding decorationsCapps Cove Bed & Breakfast Oneonta, Alabama wedding photo

    Capps Cove Weddings & Lodging is the perfect location to host your dream wedding! Here on the property are a selection of venues and a chapel. Our Big Red Barn can serve as the setting for your rustic wedding, or tie the knot underneath the beautiful arbors out site. For more intimate parties, The Playhouse can accommodate smaller head counts.

    There are several wedding packages that we provide. Visit the Capps Cove Weddings & Lodging Specials tab on our listing for more information.

  • Red Barn

    Capps Cove Bed & Breakfast Oneonta, Alabama red barn interiorCapps Cove Bed & Breakfast Oneonta, Alabama red barn exterior

    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.

  • Wedding Chapel

    Capps Cove Bed & Breakfast Oneonta, Alabama wedding chapel exteriorCapps Cove Bed & Breakfast Oneonta, Alabama wedding chapel

    Come 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.

  • 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.

  • Area Attractions

    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.

  • 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 décor, 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

    It was an honor and pleasure to bring my new wife here for our honeymoon. Being a "country boy" it took me back to my years of a youth, when I would only return home after hours in the woods because I could hear my mother calling. :-) The website gives an understatement of everything that's provided! Everything here was absolutely PERFECT! And being able to grill my oyster rockefellers on the grill thats provided (charcoal also!) was stellar! II can't wait to get back with my baitcasters and catch some spotted bass from the walking distance nearby stream and grill those! Thanks Capps Cove for a wonderful stay! If I could give ten stars I would!