THE JACK WARNER RETREAT at NorthRiver is the perfect place to stay when visiting your student or conducting other business at the University of Alabama.

Many hotels are closer, but THE JACK WARNER RETREAT at NorthRiver is the only place to stay where you can also relax and have an amazing resort experience. We are located in the tranquil woodlands overlooking Lake Tuscaloosa only 15 minutes away from Campus!



  • Complimentary continental breakfast served in the 1850 Grant’s Apothecary Lounge;
  • Relaxation time on our wooded, 700 sq ft back deck;
  • Personal Concierge Service for fine dining, spa or other resort amenities*;
  • Walking Trails to Jack’s Falls;
  • Fitness Center & Business Center;
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel.

* Special resort amenities are accessible for members and sponsored guests



  • Daily Continental breakfast served in Grant’s Apothecary Lounge (circa 1850).
  • Access to Spacious Relaxation Deck and Russian Tea Room
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Bike Rentals
  • Art & Garden Tours
  • Access to Country Club Amenities for Members or Sponsored Guests,including golf,tennis, swimming, fine and casual dining

“I just stayed at The Jack Warner for my first time, but it won’t be the last. The scenery was beautiful, and the inn itself had a rustic but elegant lodge feel. The staff was friendly and helpful. This would be the perfect place for a romantic getaway weekend. The inn feels very private and secluded, but in addiion to the golf club restaurant, there are some good restaurants < 10 minutes away.”


“Staff was great! Ensure you call ahead to stay when the fabulous Jack Watner collection of American art is open at the nearby Westervelt Headquarters. Walk the huge private gardens near the river. Consider playing golf and seeing the new Tuscaloosa transportation and history museum. We always like to go during a weekday to have time to appreciate everything.”