Awarded 2012 - 2018

Welcome to Red Bluff Cottage

When you travel to Montgomery, AL consider lodging at Red Bluff Cottage, an Alabama bed and breakfast where you'll experience the award-winning hospitality of innkeepers, Barry and Bonnie Ponstein. They invite you to share the comforts and pleasures of their Montgomery bed and breakfast inn high above the Alabama River in Montgomery's Cottage Hill District. Red Bluff Cottage is located in beautiful downtown Montgomery near the junction of Interstate 85 and 65.

Montgomery, Alabama is the birthplace of the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement offering
a variety of historical and educational sites.

Guests at Red Bluff Cottage are just a few blocks from the First White House of the Confederacy, “Old Alabama Town,” the Alabama Department of Archives and History (and Grandma’s Attic), the Alabama State Capitol, the Hank Williams Museum, Monument and grave site, Montgomery’s Harriott II Riverboat, the Riverwalk Amphitheatre, the Civil Rights Memorial, the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church & parsonage, Riverwalk Stadium (home of the Montgomery Biscuits Baseball Team), the Montgomery Performing Arts Center, the Montgomery Conference Center, the Junior League Annual Holiday Market, Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts, the Rosa Parks Museum & Library and Children’s Wing, the Alabama Dance Theatre and Maxwell Air Force Base.

Red Bluff Cottage is only minutes from F.Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Capri Theatre, Faulkner University Dinner Theatre, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Theatre (ASF), the Montgomery Zoo and the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, Lagoon Park Softball and Tennis Complex, and the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant.

Red Bluff Cottage is only 15 minutes from the Prattville’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail ~ “Capitol Hill” (home of the LPGA Classic Golf) and the Bass Pro Shop.

Red Bluff Cottage is Alabama’s only B&B built specifically to be a bed & breakfast inn. It replicates a late 19th century Victorian raised cottage and is located in the historic downtown area of Montgomery ~ Cottage Hill. Enjoy clean, comfortable and cozy rooms with a light and airy interior that takes you back to a quieter time in the Old South. This distinctive Alabama bed & breakfast is a family friendly inn that features antiques among its beautiful decor. Observe the scenic view of Alabama’s State Capitol from the verandah and the gazebo. Then take in a panoramic view of the downtown skyline and the Alabama River plain from the verandah of this quiet and peaceful Montgomery bed & breakfast.

Red Bluff Cottage Bed and Breakfast takes its name from the first inhabitants’ descriptive name of this site, Channenuggee Chatty (High Red Bluff). Red Bluff Cottage was built as a bed and breakfast in 1987 by retired Episcopal priest, Mark Waldo and his wife, Anne. The present owners, Barry and Bonnie Ponstein are continuing the Montgomery, AL Bed and Breakfast Inn tradition of sharing their comfortable surroundings with guests from near and far.


Red Bluff Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been a dream come true in more ways than we could have imagined before it became a reality. Our guests enter through the back door and you know the cliché, "back door friends are the best." Ours certainly are. We have been told over and over again that we are a place of respite for the weary traveler and when our guests leave they are restored and refreshed after their stay with us. Some recent comments tell of the experiences of our guests, e.g., "A breath of fresh air," "Enjoyable, warm, welcoming," "Relaxing stay," "Location and breakfast made our trip," "Birthday celebration made extra special," "Delightful find," "Perfect in every way," "Leading edge B&B," "Southern hospitality at its finest," and "Red Bluff is the quintessential for a B&B!" Each review has made us strive in humility to keep up the standard we have set. Each traveler has a different reason for coming to Montgomery and we always look forward to meeting new guests and receiving the blessings they bring to us while they are here. We are looking forward to meeting you!


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Red Bluff Cottage Bed and Breakfast
551 Clay Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Local 334-264-0056 | Toll Free 888-551-CLAY (2529)
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