Your hosts during your stay at Columbus Street Inn are Ben and Mary Hightower. After helping serve you breakfast, Ben heads out to his job as a self-employed general contractor. Mary taught elementary school for 27 years before retiring.
The Hightowers decided to become innkeepers after staying in many B&Bs during their travels. They have found that they are the perfect combination for innkeeping-Mary’s love of cooking paired with Ben’s love of meeting and talking with people.
The Hightowers lived onsite for 7 years, then decided that their own expanding family needed more space. They now manage the Inn from just down the street.
Ben and Mary have two sons. David and his wife Brandi live in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Mark and his wife Bethany live just a short distance away in Guin, Alabama with new daughter Hayden.
The Hightowers share a love of Alabama football and traveling to new places. Ben likes to relax by playing golf. Mary loves to read and smock for Hayden. They are both active members of the Fayette Church of Christ. Their favorite thing to do is spend time with their family.