A fall adventure in the Shoals is something everyone should experience. This area is full of historic attractions, locally owned dining options, and scenic sites. The best way to make sure you don’t miss out on all this area has to offer is to stay awhile. Here are a few distinctive options that will make your stay one of a kind.
1. GunRunner Boutique Hotel
Live in luxury at the GunRunner Boutique Hotel located in the heart of downtown Florence, Alabama. This uncommon lodging experience features 10 spacious luxury suites that are uniquely designed to celebrate the world-class music, fashion, art, and history of the Shoals area. Seven of the hotel’s suites feature private balconies. All suites have large walk-in tiled showers, 55-inch televisions, wet bars, refrigerators and luxury bedding. Hotel guests enjoy free private parking, private entrances, and keyless entry. The hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants, bars, and historical attractions. If shopping is on your to-do list, Billy Reid’s flagship store and other locally-owned boutiques are two blocks away. Also, the University of North Alabama’s campus is within walking distance of the GunRunner.
2. The Stricklin Hotel
Nestled among the rich history and beauty of downtown Florence, The Stricklin Hotel guests will enjoy southern charm and hospitality as well as an atmosphere of timeless elegance, making every guest feel like The Stricklin is their home away from home. On the first floor of the Stricklin Building, The Stricklin guests may enjoy dining at the Big Bad Breakfast. In the basement of the Stricklin Building, guest will find an upscale gaming space, The Boiler Room. In addition to the Simple Menu, a delicious assortment of select sandwiches and salad favorites from Big Bad Breakfast, a full bar of beer, wine, and spirits can be enjoyed. The Boiler Room is completed with four vintage-style bowling lanes, foosball, skeeball, shuffleboard, darts, Golden Tee, and arcade tables featuring classic games from the 80s and 90s.
3. Seven Springs Lodge
A stay at the Seven Springs Lodge is truly unforgettable. This location offers two rustic cabins, several campsites, and two grain silos that have been converted into fully-furnished rooms. You heard that right, two grain silos! Surrounded by 20,000 acres of beautiful natural woodland, Seven Springs Lodge is the perfect getaway destination for anyone who loves the outdoors. Numerous trails are located throughout the property for both walking and horseback riding. During your stay, don't forget to head on over to Rattlesnake Saloon for a memorable dining experience. The next time you visit The Shoals, consider reserving one of the converted grain silos at Seven Springs Lodge for an overnight stay. This experience is second to none!