When the Beckner’s built their Midwestern farmhouse-style home in 1906, Fairhope was a town of just a few hundred visionary dreamers. Established by utopian Quakers at the turn of the century, Fairhope drew writers, artists, thinkers, and innovators from around the country. Visitors traveled by paddleboat steamer across Mobile Bay and stayed at balmy cottages on the shore. Fairhope’s go-to fish market could be found out the back door of the Beckner’s for more than 50 years. The house briefly became an in inn and changed hands only a couple of times before recognition on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. A decade later, the treasured property in the center of Fairhope began a new chapter with renovation to a restaurant and bed & breakfast.
In the summer of 2019 new owner Paige Dawson launched a comprehensive renovation of the restaurant areas, courtyard, and upstairs lodging. Casually elegant décor, exquisite bedding and well-appointed details are topped with the Inn’s classic Southern Breakfast.
Just outside the door lies downtown shopping, bayfront park and cafes of the town deemed one of the South’s most charming destinations. Whether a short stroll to the Fairhope pier, bike ride to Point Clear or just a perch in the courtyard to read a book…. the Inn offers a perfect getaway drenched in Southern Hospitality.
The Tree Top Suite
Lovely spacious suite upstairs in the inn with king bed and en suite bathroom. Relax with a view of the courtyard.