THE JACK WARNER RETREAT is located in the peaceful wooded cliffs, overlooking beautiful Lake Tuscaloosa. Only 12 miles North of downtown Tuscaloosa and the bustling University of Alabama Campus, visitors to this Tuscaloosa hotel are immediately transported into another world filled with rolling hills, outdoor sculpture, and oriental architecture.
The residential area known as “North River” surrounds the prestigious NorthRiver Yacht Club, now owned by Troon. Both the Club and the 500 lot residential area were 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 its Marina, then adding the palacial NorthRiver Yacht Club with it’s olympic sized swimming pool, a 16-court tennis pavllion and and a Gary Player designed 18-hole golf course. THE JACK WARNER RETREAT is the heart of NorthRiver, allowing guests worldwide to experience the beauty created by the late visionary, Jack Warner.
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.”