Devil’s Backbone

Outlaw Tom Clark, one of the most feared men in North Alabama in his day, terrorized local citizens during the Civil War and confessed to at least 19 murders, including a child. He was hanged with two other criminals. Although graves had already been dug, a group of local citizens recalled him saying that “nobody would ever run over Tom Clark.” The outraged townspeople buried Clark beneath Tennessee Street, thus disproving his statement.

The Devil’s Backbone Suite is named for Tom Clark. This well-appointed suite is located on the first floor of the hotel and is fully ADA compliant and features a queen-sized bed, with luxury bedding by Peacock Alley. Also features an accessible tile shower, refrigerator, and a 55-inch television.

No Pets Are Allowed In This Suite


  • 55″ Television
  • Luxury Bedding by Peacock Alley
  • Plush Robes
  • In-room Safe
  • Refrigerator
  • Custom Local Toiletries
  • Access to Large Common Area
  • Free Private Parking
  • Private Entrance
  • Keyless Entry
  • ADA Compliant

Floor Plan


The GunRunner Hotel is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the GunRunner Property. This includes balconies, common areas, and the rooftop. If evidence of smoking is discovered, there will be a $300 cleaning fee applied to the invoice.