THE JACK WARNER is located in the peaceful and tranquil rolling hills of NorthRiver, next to beautiful Lake Tuscaloosa Although only 12 miles North of downtown Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama, it imbues visitors with the feel of Europe or the Orient.
The area called “NorthRiver” is a semi-private residential area surrounding the prestigious North River Yacht Club. The area was conceived and developed by Jack Warner, CEO of Gulf States Paper Corporation, in the early 1970’s following the development of beautiful Lake Tusscaloosa. He began building the Club on the banks of the Lake, first with the Captain’s Cabin and Marina, then adding the palacial NorthRiver Yacht Club, Olympic sized swimming pool, tennis courts and the Jack Warner (formerly the Warner Lodge). Lastly he added a 5-faced clock tower, the NorthRiver Golf Club, more tennis courts, and 18 hole championship golf course designed by Gary Player. Today, NorthRiver boasts over 500 spacious lots and elegant homes adorning the gently rolling hills and beautifully landscaped nature preserve.
From U.S. 82 East or West (McFarland Blvd). Take the Rice Mine Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Rice Mine Road, following signs toward Lake Tuscaloosa. Continue north on Rice Mine Road about 2.5 miles, to the New Watermelon Road intersection. Turn right on New Watermelon Road. Go 3.2 miles and turn left into the entrance of NorthRiver. Continue 0.6 miles on Yacht Club Way until you reach the Neptune traffic circle. Take the second right off the traffic circle. Entrance to the Jack Warner is 0.2 miles on the right.
“Fantastic place. Came into town for a wedding. Couldn’t be happier with service – they went the extra mile. The premises are clean and full of interesting decor. And…the front desk was extremely hospitable. A late night shuttle ride back to the hotel? No problem. Late checkout? No problem.”
“Very friendly staff, unique art and architecture. This hotel is perfect for family reunions, weddings etc. Small enough where you can gather up with everyone, large enough to handle medium sized groups. The quirkiness of the history and unique art/artifacts really make this a memorable stay.”