Two Days Away in Fairhope, Alabama

Photos of the Grand Hotel in Fairhope, Alabama

Majestic century-old oak trees frame the view of Mobile Bay from the lawn of the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in Point Clear, just minutes from Fairhope. The resort was built in 1847 when guests arrived by steamboat. Now, modern amenities make the resort a luxurious vacation destination, where guests can play tennis, horseshoes, bocce ball, and croquet on the grounds or take kayaks and sailboats for a scenic cruise around Mobile Bay.

The beautiful, tree-shaded lawn facing the bay is a coveted site for weddings and other gatherings. Art enthusiasts will love the hotel’s rotating exhibits, while history buffs and horticulturalists can wander the property to indulge their own interests. The resort also offers a twice-daily shuttle into Fairhope. After a day about town, you can enjoy tea and cookies, served at 4 p.m.