Donavan Inn

Farm House 1890 (bedroom wing 2004)

 
A Lodge and Retreat Located on theDonavan Lakes Fishing Club Property
 
Donavan Inn Opened for Reservations on 1 April, 2004
 
A Working Farm on the Blackbelt Prairie - Marion, Perry County, Alabama
For Weddings, Events, & Regulations visit Weddings web site.
 
Rental Rates and Regulations
 
The Donavan Inn is composed of the main farm house with dining room, one bedroom, closets, shower and bathroom; a large living room with a 42 inch flatscreen LCD HD satellite TV; a sun deck with large glass windows; front porch; mud room and utility room. A covered porch leads to the new bedroom addition. A covered porch and wooden deck on the bedroom addition leads to a concrete patio. The two new bedrooms each have a bathroom with tub and shower and flatscreen satellite TV.
 
Environs include prairie, hardwoods, swamps, and rolling pastures. Outstanding birding including migratory water fowl, wetland species such as wood storks ibises, osprey, an occasional bald eagle, and herons, rails, and prairie species such as hawks, kestrels, and shrikes.
 
 
Renting the Donavan Inn includes: Exclusive use of the Inn. Full fishing privileges in 7 lakes with ramps, making up a total of over 140 cares of water; two 14 ft. aluminum boats/ one trailer, with trolling motor, battery, battery charger, safety equipment, two paddles, anchor; access to 17 piers, and the roofed party pier with ceiling fans/lights and hot/cold running water. BBQ grill, picnic table; fish cleaning table.
 
 
Rental Rate (this rate covers 1-6 people): $400 for one night (Monday - Thursday only), $20 lodging tax = $420; Friday - Sunday (two night minimum) daily rate of $365/night with $18.25 lodging tax for a total of $383.25; for all weekend (Friday - Sunday) $730 plus 36.50 lodging tax, for a total of $766.50. Additional guests over the basic rate for 6 people: $50/day/guest. One-half of the cost of your stay is due one month prior to your date of arrival. Balance is due one week before your arrival.

$50/night discount for Club members.

Holiday periods require multiple day rentals.

Inn Rental for Family Reunions, Group Retreats & etc. Call Inez Barnett, Donavan Inn Manager, for pricing of these accommodations at 334-683-6765 (home), or, 334-247-2098 (cell).
 
 
Wedding Venue: Go to Weddings
 
 
Sleeping accommodations : 1 kingsize, 1 queen, 2 doubles, 2 twin longs, 1 twin regular bed. These 7 beds can accommodate 11 people. Three sofas could provide sleeping space for small children. Children under three free.
 
Arrival time: 8:00 am for access to property, fishing, birding, nature walks, biking, picnics, etc.
 
Donavan Inn check in time: 3:00 P.M. (earlier if Inn not rented on previous day).
 
Donavan Inn check out time: 11:00 am and includes submission of keys to Inn (guests may remain on the property till 5:00 P.M.; fishing, birding, etc.).
 
Security Deposit: A Security Deposit of $500 is required. This security deposit will be refunded upon inspection of the property after checkout, however, it is nonrefundable in the event you cancel your stay. We will allow a date change if made one month prior and will apply security deposit to the new date. We will "pencil in" the date of your stay but will not "save your date" until your Security Deposit is received.

 
Cleaning Service: Provided at $20/hour (pending availability of housekeeper).
 
 
Go-To People: Earl Washburn is the Farm Manager (see Earl's World on Club web site); Thomas Wilson, Fishing Club Manager, will usually be on the property late in the afternoons and on weekends and often during the summer months. Kaari Smith is the housekeeper; Roy and Inez Barnett, owners.
 
Adding Individuals to the list of guests after guests arrive at the Inn: No visitors are allowed at the Inn or on the Club property; however, Inn guests may add additional people according to the following rules: Inn guests may add people to their party up to a total of six people in the Inn; additional guests in the Inn (over 6 people) must pay a $50/day fee; 11 people maximum for the Inn. If additional guests are not overnight guests, special arrangements must be made with manager.
 
Rules and Regulations for all guests (subject to change by the Management):
 
 
 Donavan Inn Bass and Bream Limits per Day:
Inn renters may keep 5 bass per fisherman, or,
a total of 12 bass a day for a party of more than 2 Inn Fisherman.

Release all bass 3 lbs and over!


Total of 25 bream per day for Inn renters (not 25/person)
 
 
1. No ATVs; Gas and electric carts can be used
2. No swimming in lakes
3. No smoking in any building
4. No firearms
5. Boat rules: All fishermen must wear life preservers; minors must be accompanied by an adult
6. No pets allowed in the Inn
7. Report any and all damages to the property and broken items
8. No live bait in any room in the Inn
9. No cleaning of fish in or near the Inn; fish cleaning table provided.
10. No cleaning of fish on any pier
11. Fish cleaning table; fish cleaning wastes can be thrown behind the Swamp Lake dam (not in the water)
12. Lock the entrance gate going in and coming out (lock the gate behind you)
13. Telephone in the Inn is a local only phone line.
   

Inez Barnett, Owner and Manager
202 E. Early St.
Marion, AL 36756
334-683-6765 (home and main contact number)


Cell phone numbers: Inez Barnett, Inn Manager: 334-247-2098; Roy Barnett: 334-247-2099; ThomasWilson, Club Manager:: 334-247-2101; Earl Washburn, Farm Manager: 334-247-2100.

Inez Barnett, Inn Manager email: rbarnett21@bellsouth.net