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"The quiet and relaxing atmosphere was just what we needed. We were completely refreshed after a good night's sleep on the Select Comfort bed! Great breakfast!" - Daniel and Anne, Rogersville, AL

"Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!"

Psalms 46:10


Welcome to Longing for Home, a bed and breakfast situated in the bosom of the Tennessee Valley just one hour west of Huntsville and two hours from Birmingham and Nashville. Resting tranquilly on fifteen (15) sylvan acres, transected by the charmingly situated Weaver Branch Creek, this circa 1880's style farmhouse is a wonderful romantic escape, a serene weekend getaway, or vacation destination for the traveler wishing to enjoy the renewed "state of mind, place of grace, and way of life"* of ages past that is Longing for Home.

Our Tennessee Valley inn features three spacious guestrooms: Sunshine Daydreams, Country Graces, and Simple Pleasures, each room fashioned to cultivate a peaceful state of mind, a quiet place of grace, and a slower pace of life. For those with an enthusiasm for the out-of-doors, "The Sleeping Porch", furnishes a view of the nighttime heavens and the advantage of waking to the music of nature that enfolds this halcyon country setting. Each individual guestroom has its own bath with washstand-style sinks set atop marble vanity counters along with all the amenities needed to ensure a comfortable stay. The Sleeping Porch features a shower-steam combination as well as a separate, shared powder room. Sunshine Daydreams features a fireplace and a Jacuzzi tub along with its own balcony for your morning coffee or to enjoy anytime. Country Graces offers a cozy atmosphere where you can soak in the antique claw-foot tub by candlelight glowing from the 200 year-old mantle. Simple Pleasures, while the smallest of our guestrooms, is the most luxuriously appointed with a cozy reading nook. Its separate bath features a Greek soaking tub, a deep tub built especially to soak away your daily cares.

While we are your hosts, you will awake each morning in anticipation of a large "stick-to-your-ribs" farm breakfast. Menus include plenty of coffee, teas, eggs, sausage, breakfast casseroles, biscuits, fresh fruit, french toast, cereals, specialty breads, and more. Plan to bring an appetite!!

During your stay, the forested grounds of Longing for Home offer many unique opportunities. There are walking trails where you can enjoy the peace of nature while strolling through open pastures and shaded forest paths along the gurgling water of Weaver Branch. There is a large gazebo, planted in the midst of our lower pasture and surrounded by wildflowers, which provides you with a cozy spot to idle away an afternoon. Ample wood decks offer numerous places to relax among clusters of brilliant day lilies and stately magnolia trees. The sparkling waters of our large swimming pool are a perfect choice for exercise and recreation.

Nestled among the trees, Longing for Home is the ideal location for your special events. Whether it is a unique wedding location, the site for a memorable family reunion, or the setting for that special anniversary you seek, we invite you to our B&B to make your special day perfect.

Make Longing for Home your home as you experience the small town atmosphere of Rogersville, Alabama. Enjoy the warmth of the shops that line our historic downtown, explore the Civil War history of North Alabama, and/or come into full contact with the beauties of nature on Wheeler Lake as well as a surprisingly wide range of distinctive area attractions. Diamond Collection

We look forward to sharing comments left by our guests in our in-room guest journals!

"We enjoyed our two day stay in Country Graces!  We appreciate you allowing us to escape the "City" atmosphere and indulge in the "Country."  We took time to relax our bodies and minds in the presence of nature.  The three course breakfast was wonderful and the breakfast fellowship enlightening.  We hope to return again!  God bless you and your ministry of hospitality. 

                                                                 Roderic & Synthia  May 12,  2013

 "Thank you ever so much for a "first time" Bed & Breakfast experience - No matter how many we visit in the future "NONE" will ever compare!!  All your special touches were enjoyed immensely and you are a fantastic cook - Just the Hostesses with the mostest!! God Bless & Keep you in the palm of His Hand. " Phyllis & Bob

                                                                    Phyllis & Bob May 17-18, 2013

"Steve and I want to thank you for having us as guests in your wonderful home.  Our visit has made this a memorable birthday/anniversary weekend.  We have made new friends, enjoyed the area and will always remember our dancing at breakfast!!  Warmest Regards."                             Steve & Audry May 23-25, 2013 


  "We could not have asked for a better first time at a Bed and Breakfast experience. It has been very relaxing and a perfect weekend get away!  The food is fabulous and your home is beautiful.  Our in room massages were also amazing!! Thank you so much for everything and for a weekend we sill never forget.  We hop to revisit again!'"                                                                John & Dena July 6, 2013


Our stay was wonderful!  From the wonderful cupcakes down to the Jacuzzi tub, bed and great breakfast.  Y'all were so kind and we enjoyed the stories (about the history & lore of the Rogersville area) greatly.  This has been a great weekend of rest.  We really enjoyed the shops of Rogersville so much!  We will be back!  This place truly feels like home!  We pray the Lord continues to Bless you both.

P.S. Tell your Daughter the massage was fantastic!!

                                                                           Jill & Bobby 12/9/2012


   Home of the Alabama State Bluegrass Championships

The Rogersville Bluegrass Festival is now the home of five (5) Bluegrass instrument Alabama State Championships!!  With this event being held last weekend (19-20 July 2013), this is old news.  However, this was a great annual event which you should mark your calenders for next year!!  There was great music and good food with tightly fought competitions on the following instruments: Banjo, Flat Pick Guitar, Finger Pick Guitar, Harmonica, Fiddle, Dobro, Mandolin and Bluegrass Band.  The first ever Alabama State Champions were crowned for the following Bluegrass instruments: Banjo, Flat Pick Guitar, Finger Pick Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin and Bluegrass Band.  The only real issue is that none of these Alabama State Champions are from the State of Alabama!!  They are all from the State of Tennessee.  We will be looking for all of Alabama's best Bluegrass players to come out in force next year! Go to for photos of this event and for additional information.  


First Saturday Entertainment Continues

Beginning with the first Saturday in April 2013 and continuing each first Saturday though October 2013, Rogersville has live entertainment beginning at 5 PM.  This entertainment is set up either on Lee Street in our old downtown district or at Heritage Park and  draws on local and regional talent.  These great family events are free for all to enjoy. 

Local businesses throughout town will be running specials throughout each of these special Saturdays and the 'old downtown' shops will remain open until 8 PM.  

Check us out on Facebook or our blog to see photos from the events of 2009 thru 2012.


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Discover Orienteering in Alabama
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Inaugeral Alabama State Bluegrass Championships
Saturday, July 27, 2013

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