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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.


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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

 

Announcing The Grand Opening of

The Limestone House Bed & Breakfast

   We are greatly pleased to announce the coming Grand Opening of The Limestone House Bed and Breakfast, located at 601 N Wood Ave, Florence, AL 35630.  Featuring two luxurious guest rooms, the Limestone House will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year.  We purchased the home, that was built by Captain Ashcrarft between 1807 and 1814.  Since our purchase we have undertaken several renovations which will make your stay with us a great experience.

Betty and I are continuing to run Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast but are now also opening The Limestone House Bed and Breakfast for your enjoyment.  Longing For Home gives our guest a great country experience while The Limestone House brings your visit to the town of Florence Alabama and its many nearby events and venues.

The Limestone House website will be up soon.  In the meantime watch this site as well as our Facebook and blog for information about the progress being made on the great new facility and the many things Florence offers. 

   

 

 

Remember Always & Act Often
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Discover Orienteering in Alabama
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Inaugeral Alabama State Bluegrass Championships
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