Welcome to Sweet Gum Bottom

Our Country Bed & Breakfast in Alabama

It is with excitement and anticipation, along with a lot of praying, that we announce the closing of Sweet Gum Bottom Bed and Breakfast. Bitter sweet, but the best is yet to come!

Effective immediately we are no longer accepting reservations for overnight stays or weddings. This has been a difficult decision, but we feel it in our best interest to do so. It has been a very busy and interesting 18 years! Yes, it has been 18 years! Wow! Who would have thought a Bed and Breakfast could prosper in Andalusia???? We are so thankful for the support of a wonderful community, faithful friends and wonderful guests that have made our success possible.

If you have a valid gift certificate that you are holding, we will honor these through the end of May. Please call to schedule your stay prior to April 30th. After this period, we will presume that all certificates have been redeemed.

if you are interested in purchasing our home, we are selling as a residence ONLY! No chapel, or reception center and no business. It is a 4 bedroom, 6 bath home. A Laundry room, office, man cave, craft room and a bonus room. 10+ acres, large metal barn (with electricity, plumbing and septic tank). Beautiful yards and lots of extras! You may call Outlaw realty for property details.

Again, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support over the past 18+ years! We look forward to what the future holds for us!

Ricky and Laura Oswald



Our B&B has received many awards for our inspired breakfast, including:

  • “Best Breakfast in the Southeast” by Arrington’s B&B Journal
  • Rated #5 in North America, and was also selected as one of 2016 Top Ten Inns in Alabama.
  • Listed as one of the 25 Best Weekend Getaways and Places to Visit in Alabama by VacationIdea, Dream Vacation Magazine

Ricky and Laura Oswald
Owners & Innkeepers

Jeremiah 33:3: Call unto me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not.