Cobb Lane B&B in Birmingham Alabama
Cobb Lane B&B Birmingham Alabama Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Ira and Sheila Chaffin

Guestrooms: 8

Address: Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast, 1309 19th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205 USA

Telephone: 205.918.9090

Activities/Attractions: Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Birmingham is Alabama's largest city. With a metropolitan population of nearly a million people, the city is a world-renowned medical and financial center. People like being in Birmingham. With geographical good fortune, a stock of year round entertainment, and its irresistible Southernness, this is a generously outfitted city.

Birmingham strikes a strong balance between urban excitement and Southern charm and there is plenty to keep its visitors busy.

  • Visit the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • The Civil Rights Institute
  • Experience nature without ever leaving the city by spending a day at the Birmingham Zoo where you can see over 700 wild animals
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a 67-acre attraction which features rhododendron, camellias, wildflowers, ferns, delicate bonsai plants and much more
  • Museums of interest include the local Museum of Art, which is the largest municipal museums in the Southeast and features a wonderful, nationally recognized permanent collection and the hands-on McWane Science Center
  • For outdoor adventures, visitors will want to experience one of the area's many beautiful golf courses
  • go hiking along the trails in Ruffner Mountain, a 1000-acre urban forest

Located in the Five Points National Historic Registered District in Alabama, the Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance of some of the finest Birmingham restaurants.


"Excellent host and hostess. Ira and Sheila know what they are doing. Bed very comfy and room was VERY clean. Didn't get a chance to grab breakfast. Looking forward to next visit."

"Service was great and breakfast was exceptional! I love history; therefore I love this place."

"B&B was beautiful. Host and Hostess were very very nice."

"This is a lovingly restored Victorian in the heart of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. The hosts, a sculptor and the UAB campus planner, are not natives, but they served us an elegant breakfast, rich in the art of conversation, linking our professional interests entertainingly to that of the other two guests at the table. Maybe our best B&B experience yet."


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General Information: We invite you to get away from it all and enjoy an era bygone, an era of Victorian comfort and genteel relaxation at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast in Birmingham, Alabama. Located in a National Register of Historic Places Neighborhood, known as the Five Points Historic District, the recently restored Victorian Inn known as Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast has been a prominent home in the Birmingham community for 108 years.

Each of our rooms has its own unique style and personality for you to enjoy; we are sure that you will find the perfect one to call home during your Birmingham Vacation. Each of the inn's eight guestrooms has a theme and is furnished with pieces from the Victorian period.

  • All lodging includes Free Wireless Internet
  • Complimentary on-site parking along driveway as well as rear parking lot
  • Guest bathrooms are stocked with soap, lotion, shampoo with conditioner and hair dryers
  • All Rooms have cable TV
  • No phones provided for guest use
  • Refrigerator with complimentary beverages provided as well as storage of guest take-out food
  • No laundry--Coin operated laundry facility in close proximity
  • Building is fully air-conditioned
  • Site is located on route of "Dart" trolley bus system of the city that connects through the restaurant district to the University of Alabama and Financial District then on to the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center where many events happen

Relax in our beautifully decorated Bed and Breakfast and experience a restful night's sleep in one of our luxurious rooms. Wake up to an elegant breakfast in our formal dining room, served beneath the crystal chandelier on fine china in a gentile atmosphere of Southern Hospitality.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard and Discover preferred. Corporate Checks, Travelers Checks and American Express accepted also.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$89-119/night

Room rates include a hot, freshly cooked Southern Hospitality Full Breakfast.


"I'd never stayed in a B&B before, but my parents have sang their praises for years. We were so "taken-aback". The furnishings were spectacular, our room was beautiful and our hosts, Ira and Sheila, were so friendly & helpful. Located about a block from "five points" insured wonderful dining and entertainment. There was even a wonderful array of entrees for me. (I'm vegetarian). I DEFINITELY recommend Cobb Lane B&B for a pleasant, relaxing "get-away".

"The Victorian Doll House is perfect in every way. Sheila & Ira are charming and hospitable hosts. The 5 Points location is in walking distance to Highland Grill and several other most excellent places to eat. We especially enjoyed hanging out with the locals at Dave's - great neighborhood bar. Birmingham is a lovely Southern city with great history and an even better future!"