New Offering at the Garden Path Inn!

We are now offering a Picnic Supper package which will include your suite, breakfast the next morning, and a picnic supper for two that you can enjoy in either the privacy of your suite or on the front porch.

After noticing that some guests prefer not to leave for a meal out after arriving at the Inn, we decided to offer this package for a limited time.  Menu selections could include chicken salad croissants, sub sandwich, cold meat tray with cheese, or chef salad.  Along with that will be fresh fruit in season, cookies, chips or crackers, and a Garden Path Inn dessert.  Cost for the complete package is $174.00 plus tax.  You must call the Inn direct at 334-696-2315 to book this package! 

 Our new web site is under construction so be looking for that in the weeks to come!  New Pictures will be featured by Photographer Steve Pearce from Dothan, Alabama.  

At that time you will also be able to see our newest additions to the Garden Path Inn, Ruth's Suite, and Joshua's Study, our recently remodeled conference room.  


 Diane & Gary Norman, Innkeepers

 Jer. 29:11



Welcome to the Garden Path Inn located in Columbia, Alabama. We would like to thank you for considering a visit to our Inn.

The Garden Path Inn, an Alabama bed and breakfast, is located in the historic Purcell-Killingsworth Home which was built in 1890.  Our Columbia, Alabama bed and breakfast provides lodging just 18 miles from Dothan, Alabama.  Situated on the Chattahoochee River between Lake Eufaula and Lake Seminole, Columbia is centrally located within the Chattahoochee Trace of Alabama and Georgia.

 Our heart’s desire is to provide a friendly, luxurious lodging experience for those looking for exceptional value in lieu of the traditional hotel experience.  Our Inn has four elegant rooms for your choosing; with three of the rooms having king size beds and the fourth a queen size bed. Each room has been lovingly decorated and appointed to provide a place for rest and relaxation with your comfort in mind.

We invite you to come to the Garden Path Inn and experience a slower rhythm of life, where your mind, body, and spirit can be restored, and romance renewed. Come experience the peace and tranquility of our front porch, where you can relax with a glass of cold lemonade or sweet tea. Comfortable sitting areas with wicker seating and rocking chairs await you.

Are you ready for a hearty, southern style breakfast especially prepared for you?  Come hungry, stay long, and linger over conversation at the breakfast table.

For a one of a kind Garden Path Inn Experience, click on the Specials tab and choose from our selection of packages, which includes romantic getaways, anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions.

For the cycling enthusiast we offer area touring routes, and upon request, a high carb breakfast that will power you up for your ride.

Gather around the fire pit in the evening, roast some marshmallows, and enjoy a southern evening under the stars. The campfire experience is available to all guests upon request.  

In everything we do at the Garden Path Inn, we strive to give God all the glory and honor.   It is because of Him that we exist and have our being. Because we believe in the Lord and in our service to Him, pastors and ministry leaders receive a generous discount on their overnight stay. Contact Diane for details.

As Innkeepers, we have had the honor of hosting guests from around the world and we would love to have you choose to be one of our guests. Click the “Check Availability” button to reserve your room. 


"We truly enjoyed being able to stop and relax and enjoy the peaceful bed and breakfast that you have put your hearts into-to minister and bless your guests." 

K & L

  "...you guys made us feel like royalty, you made us feel like we'd known you forever..."

G & K

  "Even though I am in town for work it has hardly felt like work.  The only thing I would say about the Garden Path Inn is that it is perfect.  Every detail of this place is wonderful."


  “Our breakfasts were exquisite! You go the extra mile with all the fine details…”

L & P

  “You are our first B&B…others will have difficulty living up to your hospitality, and this wonderful, beautiful home.”

E & J











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305 North Main Street, Columbia, Alabama 36319
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 615, Columbia, AL 36319
Gary and Diane Norman, Owners and Hosts
Phone: (334) 696-2315