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On a Bluff Overlooking Clear Creek, Sipsey Wilderness, Trails!

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Last updated: 09/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Double Springs cottage description

Need a quiet place to unwind and relax? This farm is 600 acres of oaks, dogwoods, pines and wildflowers surrounded by the Bankhead National Forest, with no neighbors in sight!

Why do we call it the River Art House? It sits on a bluff overlooking Clear Creek, the 'River' part. It was constructed by an artist named Art Fowler, whose original art still hangs throughout the cabin. Amazing!

IF you need more than 2 bedrooms and don't mind spreading your group out a bit, we also have the Bungalow cabin on the same property. Or if you would rather rent a bit smaller, more cozy spot, you may decide to rent only the Bungalow. We rent it for $80/night, plus cleaning fee. The Bungalow is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room and wonderful kitchen upstairs over the barn. It is about 100 yards from the River Art Cabin. The Bungalow has a nice deck overlooking a meadow that leads down to Clear Creek and the Secret Beach! It is a cozy and relaxing spot in and of itself. See the last few photos for what it looks like!

You may want to spend your days fishing or tubing the creek or exploring the incredible canyons of the Sipsey Wilderness. Perhaps you would enjoy mountain biking the miles of Bankhead National Forest roads near by. Love hiking and backpacking, the Sipsey has many miles of hiking trails.

Love to hunt? Check out the Bankhead National Forest! You can drive just a few miles and hunt on National Forest land.

Enjoy birdwatching? What about a night with no street lights for perfect stargazing? This is the place for you!

There is a full kitchen in both cabins, but if you'd rather not cook, hop in the car and run to Double Springs for a homecooked Italian meal at the Sapore Grill!

There are two bedrooms in the RIver Art Cabin, the Master bedroom has a king size bed and a private upstairs deck with a sliding glass door. There is a private Master bath also. The second bedroom has a bunk bed.

One of my favorite parts of the place is the Gazebo, a beautiful structure set atop a sandstone bluff overlooking a shoals of Clear Creek about 70 feet below. You can enjoy a sunset with a glass of wine sitting on the gazebo listening to the rippling creek below. Or wake up early and walk down the path to the gazebo with a hot cup of coffee.

You can stroll for miles on our dirt roads or walk down the path to Clear Creek and take a dip in the cool waters that are a tributary to Smith Lake.

Truly remote. This cottage is at the end of the road... literally! You will drive down a small country road for about 4 miles and when the road ends... you are home!



Keywords: Cottage, cabin, gazebo, creek side, tubing, Bankhead National Forest, Sipsey Wilderness Area, birding, Smith Lake, Camp McDowell, hunting, fishing,

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Covered Parking
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning
          • Garage
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • 600+ acres of property with 3/4 mile of Clear Creek frontage and creek access. Tubing on Clear Creek, miles of walking or mountain biking trails, hiking and backpacking in the famous Sipsey Wilderness Area, sitting in the gazebo overlooking the shoals of Clear Creek with a glass of wine!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Gazebo
              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony

              Location & View

                  • Waterfront

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Hunting
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $100

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • cleaning fee $75
                  • Pet Fee $50
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Cleaning fee is $75 per visit.

                  Pet fee is additional $50 per visit.

                  Call if interested in a weekly or monthly rate/ 205-522-1500


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                  Last updated: 09/11/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Tubing on Clear Creek, miles of walking or mountain biking trails, hiking and backpacking in the famous Sipsey Wilderness Area, sitting in the gazebo overlooking the shoals of Clear Creek with a glass of wine!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: Maggie is the Director of McDowell Environmental Center. Mark is the Executive Director of Camp McDowell, near Jasper, Alabama. They are proud of the work they do to protect and educate people about the natural world around us.

                  Why the Owner Chose Double Springs:
                  We bought this place for the pure joy of owning a remote piece of Nature on the banks of Clear Creek!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  There is nothing quite like communing with nature in a beautiful place near a moving stream. You will find it valuable to spend some quiet time just sitting on the porch or gazebo and listening to nature!


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Fall FLowers brighten the front yard!

                    Fall FLowers brighten the front yard!

                  • Living room with a real fireplace (wood provided) and original art by Art Fowler

                    Living room with a real fireplace (wood provided) and original art by Art Fowler

                  • Sit on the gazebo. Have a glass of wine and relax listening to the creek below.

                    Sit on the gazebo. Have a glass of wine and relax listening to the creek below.

                  • The Bungalow Kitchen with a Jenn Air oven!

                    The Bungalow Kitchen with a Jenn Air oven!

                  • The front porch with a swing and gas grill!

                    The front porch with a swing and gas grill!

                  • Modern kitchen fully stocked with everything you need to prepare a feast !

                    Modern kitchen fully stocked with everything you need to prepare a feast !

                  • Master bedroom has a king bed, a private upstairs deck and newly renovated bath.

                    Master bedroom has a king bed, a private upstairs deck and newly renovated bath.

                  • The Gazebo sits on a sandstone bluff overlooking Clear Creek 70 feet below.

                    The Gazebo sits on a sandstone bluff overlooking Clear Creek 70 feet below.

                  • The view of the creek from the gazebo.

                    The view of the creek from the gazebo.

                  • This is the Bungalow... upstairs over the barn! It is an optional rental space

                    This is the Bungalow... upstairs over the barn! It is an optional rental space

                  • The Bungalow bedroom and bath.

                    The Bungalow bedroom and bath.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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