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Stay in a lighthouse! Bed and Breakfast on Smith Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type hotel


About the property

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AnchorLight is a Christian Bed and Breakfast in a 53' lighthouse. We have 2 rooms, both with private entrances. The T S Fowler Room is located at the top of the lighthouse.This room has 1 queen size bed. In addition we can put 2 cots in the lamp room for extra guests. When staying in This room you have exclusive use of the Lamp Room also. Included in the cost of this room is a full breakfast for two. The Fowler Room rents for $150.00 per night on the week ends (Thurs-Fri-Sat) and $120.00 on weekdays (Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed). No additional discount given on weekday totals.

The Barn'acle Room will sleep 6 adults in 3 double beds. The Barn'acle Room has it's own kitchenette so breakfast is not included but can be added for an additional $25 for two people. With the Barn'acle Room you get exclusive use of The Wharf (a large screened in porch overlooking the lighthouse and the lake. There is a Franklin stove on the Wharf. The Barn'acle Room rents for $100 on the weekends (Thurs-Fri-Sat) and $80 on the weekdays (Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed). No additional discount on the weekday total.

Add 10% tax If either of you are a Veteran or active service military please take a 10% discount on the weekend total. Also if either of you are employed by a Christian ministry please take a 10% discount on the weekend total.

Both room prices include the use of the paddle boat, bicycles, many yard games, the fire pit down by the lake, use of the decks and dock, and a ride on The Tug Boat Captain Jon is up to it Both rooms have Direct TV, fridge, micro-wave, movies, games and books.

Please call to see if we are reserved. Since we have 2 rooms the calendar application does not work for us as we may have one room occupied but not the other. Thanks! 256-338-6554 We accept reservations for every day of the week. We also have no minimum nights to stay. We even give a lower rate for week days.

More Details

Maggie Owens
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, The Captain speaks a little German and Welsh
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Maggie Owens

Captain Jon is a retired tug boat Captain and Maggie retired in 2012. They have 5 children and 14 grand-children and 1 Great Grand son (these last two are always subject to change). They truly love what God has lead them into in serving Him in this endeavor.

Maggie Owens purchased this hotel in 1995

What makes this hotel unique

Staying at the lighthouse is so peaceful. We are so much more than a place to stay while you are on vacation, we are the destination. The only complaint that we have had is that people did not have enough time for their stay here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed the many personal touches, getting to know you two, and Fill-Us and Feed-Us, the yummy breakfast, and the charming room.
Feb 2015
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Crane Hill Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Stay in a lighthouse! Bed and Breakfast on Smith Lake
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had never stayed at a B & B, but it was my birthday weekend so he agreed to try it for me. I found this little place and booked it right away. We like to go to different and unusual places. It was wonderful. Such a cute idea in the middle of Alabama of all places. The owners were what made this place even better. Maggie and Jon are such great people and are so inviting.

I recommend this to anyone who is looking for something out of the ordinary to go see. We didn't do much at the light house because my dad lives close by, but we will have to go back and enjoy the lake and the other extras.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Connie, We enjoyed you guys visit so much! So many wonderful people have come through here and you guys are very much a part of those. Looking forward to your next visit! Maggie
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome... everyone... everything.. from our family to the beautiful owners, Maggie and John, peace, love and hugs. Good luck on you ventures. Hope our paths will cross again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property! Wonderful proprietor!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Anchor light B&B! Maggie and Tug are so welcoming and friendly. Maggie prepared a beautiful and delicious breakfast! We loved our time spent unwinding there!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect "Something Different" in our vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Lighthouse! How many people can say that the spent the night in a lighthouse? Well we can now! The owners are so friendly and the breakfast was delicious!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply beautiful, humbling and AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

It was great! Maggie and Captain Tug were so sweet and welcoming of the 6 of us. Would stay there again in a heartbeat....maybe next time, minus the 4 kids!lol

Thank you both for your kindness and hospitality!

Brent and Joni

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cullman, AL

We enjoyed our stay at the Light House.

  • 5 of 5

It was so nice to meet Maggie and we so enjoyed experiencing this small treasure in our busy lives.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Crane Hill Hotel Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

We take reservations for every night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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