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Ron and Suzanne Wilson are owners of the Snowbird Retreat and the Snowbird House.   We are very happy to be here in Alabama and look forward to meeting all the people who have become valued customers over the years.  We are also excited to welcome new customers and clients.  We know how important it is to keep the Snowbird a familiar place to come and enjoy the relaxing Smith Lake and enjoy your friends and craft.  We would like to keep all those qualities that you enjoy.  We are also interested in adding to you’re crafting experience.  We are here to listen to your needs and desires to make the Snowbird the best group getaway ever!.



Perfect for meetings, quilters, scrapbookers or family reunions

We have 14 beds and room for the same number of crafting tables in our large common room. Lunch and dinner will be at the Red Rooster a dining area seats 40 so you can enjoy the wonderful food and views come, lunch and dinner.
Crafters can set up your work area in our spacious work rooms where we provide task lights, outlets, rolling office chair and a large table for each person to craft. We also have cutting tables with boards and ironing boards with irons.
For other groups we can set up however is needed for presentations or small groups. Just let us know and we will provide our best.
If you feel like going outside then we are on the banks of beautiful Smith Lake with our own double decker dock with year round water just a short walk down the steps. If you want to stay close to the house then enjoy our enclosed deck out the back overlooking the lake and hot tub.
Our meals may be the biggest reason for our high percentage of returning guests. You don’t have to make any decisions, just listen for the bell, seriously we ring a bell when meals are ready. We serve family style breakfast, lunch and dinner for our guests or you can cook for yourself, just let us know and we can work it out.


Arrive after 2 pm on your first day. We will ring the dinner bell your first day for dinner about 6PM. For each full day you stay then we server breakfast at 8AM, lunch at 12PM and dinner again at 6PM. On your last day we server a brunch at 10AM. Checkout is noon on your last day.
All linens, towels, shampoo and soap are provided. Just bring your clothes and personal toiletries. Yes we have blow dryers in the room. Rooms have between 2 and 4 beds with 14 total beds and 3 bathrooms there is always an available restroom.
All day ever day we provide snacks, bottled water, soft drinks, ice tea, coffee and hot tea.

About the Wilson’s

Suzanne is originally from Louisiana and is an excellent cook.  The last 20+ years she was living in Michigan as a teacher.  Ron Wilson has had a 37 year career in the US Air Force as a Fighter Pilot, Wing Commander and General Officer.  He is currently a Boeing 777 Captain for American Airlines flying international routes.