Brand New to the Garden Path Inn Bed & Breakfast in Columbia, AL!

Gary and I are offering Personal Leadership Retreats at the Garden Path Inn.  If you are looking to enhance your leadership skills, see your business or ministry grow to a new level, and increase communication skills with your staff give us a call!

As certified Trainers, Coaches, and Speakers with The John Maxwell Team, we can help you reach the next level in your leadership goals!  Our second business, Norman Coaching LLC, offers professional Coaching Services!

We are combining that with a get away from the office setting to maximize your learning potential!

Norman Coaching LLC, 334-797-5183


Space and dates are limited!



Do you remember the allure of an old southern front porch from bygone days?  With sweet iced tea or frost-cold lemonade on hot summer days?  Do you remember lightning bugs and the sweet heady smell of jasmine and honeysuckle?  Do you remember long conversations with your parents and grandparents that you wouldn’t trade for anything? 

Do you long to experience a slower rhythm of life, where your mind, body, and spirit can be restored, and romance renewed?  Do you long for the time to be able to read and reflect, allowing dreams to come to life?

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.

Contact Diane at the Garden Path Inn Bed and Breakfast or click the "check availability" button at the top of the page to reserve your special getaway!

For the Ultimate Garden Path Inn Experience click on the Specials tab and reserve your "Getaway From It All" experience which includes elegant candlelight dinners and a special romantic package in your room upon arrival.

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.

The Garden Path Inn, an Alabama bed and breakfast, is located in the historic Purcell-Killingsworth Home in Columbia, AL.   The Inn provides luxurious lodging accommodations in a relaxed setting for those seeking a step back in time while experiencing a slower rhythm of life.

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.



 "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


"WOW!  This weekend was all about the 4 "R's" for us.  Romance, Reading, Reflection, and Rest!"

C & L


"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."



 "The bed and linens were so comforable...we slept like babies!

K & G









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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