We wanted a super relaxing stay in a charming place - and we really found it. The home was originally built in 1831, and our host Jim Bunch welcomed us with a tour. He gave us the most lovely king room. The bed was super comfortable and the sounds of the few trains that came by during our stay added to the charm. Jim is an accomplished chef, and he made gourmet breakfasts for us each morning. His recommendations of local places to go and eat were spot on. We loved our stay and hope to return soon!!!
What a lovely experience at the Raven Haven. This was our first bed and breakfast and we totally had a wonderful time. Eleanor and Tony were most gracious hosts and so very helpful. They had a late night snack awaiting us as we arrived pretty late. The breakfasts were delicious and the advice about the local area helpful. Their grounds are gorgeous and I think my sister, niece and I will be back to just lounge around the gardens in the spring. We laughed on our way home as we thought about writing a thank you note to our lovely hosts. What a pleasant weekend.
Just came back from a last minute trip to the mountains. Everything was just PERFECT!!! We chose the Prairie Room. I was lovely. Meticulous attention to detail and convenience and it wad immaculate. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. Eleanor and Tony delightful hosts. Can't wait to return in the Spring.
Relaxing stay with great host that made us feel at home. Breakfast was a gourmet feast and everyone was so friendly and welcoming that we will be back. Great place to sit and relax or adventure out and explore all of the close outdoor locations for hiking or just viewing the scenery.
Avoiding repetition of other justifiable 5-star reviews, a bit more. Hospitality is outstanding -- but especially if staying more than one night, a guest will leave considering Tony and Eleanor new and good friends. They treat guests like family. Casablanca Room has special comforts -- ground floor, excellent lighting, large walk-in shower with seat, raised toilet, along with comfortable bed and rocker. The gardens are worth a morning stroll before or after breakfast. Yes, other reviews rate the food outstanding. Tony credits Eleanor as a "good cook," but she adds that Tony helps inspire new creations, and he is participant in preparation and presentation. To call them cooks is a disservice. They are culinary artisans. It's easy to see why Raven Haven is first choice among Mentone's B&Bs.
We had a great stay in this beautiful old home, turned into a bed and breakfast! The rooms were charming, and so clean! Jim and Leslie were wonderful hosts and made us feel right at home! The food was fabulous! Thank you for making our vacation getaway so enjoyable!
The house and grounds are beautiful and so full of history. Mr. Bunch was a great host and made us feel so welcome. Breakfast was incredible. Just what we were looking for...a beautiful and relaxing mother daughter retreat! We would love to visit Winston Place again!
Amazing place in the quiet country. Tony and Eleanor are super Inn keepers. The food was excellent. We have food allergies, lactose and gluten, and Eleanor prepared dishes just for us. The Inn is just a few minutes from Mentone which has excellent restaurants. A fantastic get away place for an anniversary, birthday, or just to relax for a few days. We plan to return soon.
Winston Place had been recommended to me as the nicest place to stay in the area. I'm thrilled that we listened. I will stay here next year on my return to Valley Head. Jim couldn't have been nicer or more welcoming. He clearly is proud to be the proprietor of Winston Place. The place is old (That's not a bad thing, it was built a long time ago.) and not modern. The floors creak and slant in places. It is, however, very nice and the bed was very comfortable. There are tvs in the rooms as well as wifi. Jim's breakfasts were outstanding. Again, I'm glad I stayed here.
An antique, kinda quirky, but cool place in northeast Alabama. A shrine to an all-American Crimson Tide football player, as well. But the best part, the southern hospitality of Faye, our hostess. She is everything you would want in a hostess.
Had a wonderful weekend at Winston's place. Jim was so accomadatingand wonder conversationalist. The inn was beautiful and so were the grounds. Never had been in this area before. The falls were so pretty and relaxing but so was the veranda back at Winston's. Everywhere Jim suggested us to eat was perfect and so was the food. We would stay again
We have stayed at several B&B and this one tops them all. Excellent hosts that really care for their tenants. Mr. Tony and Mrs. Eleanor are 2 of the nicest, loving, and most caring people we have ever met. Could not ask for a better experience. We will most certainly be staying for another visit.
We love Bed and Breakfast establishments!! I wanted to get away just for the weekend, but since we live in mid part of Alabama we didn't want to drive 3.5 hours to hit the beach or 6 hours to hit the mountains in North Carolina. I did my research and found this gem. Located just 2.5 hours from home, and we found ourselves just at the foot of Blueridge with easy access to the mountain restaurants or Fort Payne or Chattanooga. It rained all weekend, and that was just perfect and cozy. Even though there is plenty to do outdoors, we just wanted a little R & R and found it. The room was cozy and beautifully decorated with a TV. The Inn was clean, beautiful rooms, YUMMY breakfast and the hosts were awesome!! They went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. We have relatives who live nearby and they were unaware this place existed! Now they know. Will definitely return!!
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Winston Place for three nights recently. The Bunch family offers the perfect B and B experience. The home has a wonderful pre civil war history and the owners are very willing to share their knowledge and interesting stories.The rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We have stayed in many B and B s around the world, the breakfasts here top our list. Maple, brown sugar, bourbon bacon...oh my. Apple dumplings, yummy cheesy grits, delicious coffee, juices, fresh eggs, waffles....served buffet style or plated...very generous amounts of delicious foods from the Alabama cuisine. We will be back.
I was in the area for a goal setting workshop with one of my favorite ministers and chose the highly recommended Winston B&B as my base camp. Truly delighted with both Leslie and Jim Bunch -- the tales we all can weave! Ms. Faye delighted us with her culinary arts aka downhome southern breakfast including Apple dumplings. Yum! I loved the decor and being a novice antique collector, just tickled at all their intricacies! Made new friends! I will be back! TQ of May-retta (Marietta) Georgia
We had a wonderful getaway weekend at the Raven Haven! The home is beautiful and Mrs. Eleanor's snacks and breakfast were absolutely delicious. Time with friends in this beautiful home was wonderful, but meeting and getting to know Mr. Tony and Mrs. Eleanor was priceless! We very much look forward to our next visit
Tony and Eleanor are the best!! The accommodation were great and the food was outstanding. They are two wonderful people who know how to run a first class Bed and Breakfast. We will definitely be back!!
This was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast, and Tony and Eleanor made it a very pleasant stay. Their food was delicious and the gardens were beautiful. We stayed in the Prairie Room, we loved it, it had so much character. We will be making a trip in the future to stay here again.
This B&B is great. The owners are wonderful, very friendly and amenable to helping out with whatever they can to make your stay great. Everything was clean and tidy. The Breakfasts were wonderful. Everything was great. I highly recommend it!