Come enjoy a quiet, cozy, and relaxing weekend in a real tiny house! Our "Tiny Retreat" was built by Timbercraft Tiny Homes and was moved to Little River Escape in April 2017! Little River Escape is a private, gated community on the AL/GA line, only minutes from the quaint town of Mentone, AL. The authentic Tiny Retreat is nestled in a beautiful wooded area, on the banks of the East Fork of the Little River, high atop Lookout Mountain. It was thoughtfully designed and carefully built with high-end custom finishes and has been featured in several publications as one of the best tiny homes on the market - Tiny Living, New Atlas, Tiny House Talk, and Tiny House Swoon, to name a few.
This luxury tiny house includes all the extra upgrades and offers a spacious master bedroom, two sleeping lofts, full bath, living room, a wrap-around kitchen, with all the amenities and conveniences you need for a wonderful vacation! It's the perfect getaway for a small family or a few friends.
When you enter the French Doors, you'll be impressed by the beautiful stained hardwood flooring and ceiling throughout. The master bedroom is located up the staircase and boasts of high ceiling (no crawling required), a comfy queen size bed with storage drawers, flip-up desk, built-in wardrobe, and 28" HDTV. The bathroom, just down the stairs to the right, features a full-size bath tub with tile shower, elongated flushing toilet with soft close lid, leathered granite vanity top with copper sink, and built-in shelving. Inside the cozy living room you can take a seat on the full size Italian leather sofa and warm your feet by the electric fireplace. For your entertainment this room features a 40" HDTV, Blu-ray player, Apple TV, and DirecTV satellite receiver and DVR. The living room joins a wrap-around fully-stocked kitchen with stainless appliances, leathered granite countertops, and soft close cabinets, complete with all the "extras!"
Just a few steps up the ladder, you can access the upper level that features a queen sleeping loft with built-in bedside tables, and a unique crawl bridge with rails and rope lighting which leads to the twin sleeping loft (perfect for small children). Among the amenities is a smart home system with coded security lock, automated lights, and security cameras, as well as a "whole house" water filtration system for health conscious individuals.
When you exit the French Doors, you'll walk onto the 300 sq ft wrap-around deck, complete with large table and umbrella and 6 matching comfortable chairs. You can cook up your favorite meal on the gas grill, and then relax to the peaceful sounds of Little River. To burn off a few calories, step off the deck onto our private trail which joins the patio area. From there you can sit and see the flowing river down below. If you desire a little more adventure, you can continue walking the trail, as it joins the property's most serene river swimming hole! Or, take a pole and find a fishing spot. Bass, Blue Gill, and Trout are among the catch!
For even more recreation, take our kayak or get another kayak/canoe from the community clubhouse and pool area, where just a few steps lead you to additional river access and floating pier. You can also swim here or kayak down the stream underneath the bridge into beautiful Lake Lahusage. Adventurers like to jump off the big boulder rock into the lake. If water sports aren't your thing, you can sit out by the fire pit and roast marshmallows, or read a book while you rest in the hammock. Or, try your hand at the community ping-pong table. There's also two other entrances to the public community trail that winds through the property and along-side the river.
If the outdoor enthusiast would rather venture off the property, Little River Canyon, Desoto State Park, Desoto Falls, and Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort are all within a 30 minute drive. Other area attractions include Miracle Pottery, Orbix Hot Glass, Tohi Spa and Massage, and Henagar Drive-In Theater. Of course, you could visit the fan club and museum of the renowned country group, Alabama, in their hometown of Fort Payne. Or you could stay inside the Tiny Retreat and watch the big game, or find a movie from the DirectTV line-up, or select one from the collection of over 50 DVD's (some of our personal favorites)! Before the end of your stay, be sure to try out one of the locally-owned and operated restaurants, such as Wildflower Cafe, Green Leaf Grill, Plowshares Bistro, all in Mentone or The Willow Tree Grill in Summerville. Also keep in mind that Chattanooga, TN is only one hour away, which opens up another world of attractions!
Must see! Must stay! Come enjoy the slow, relaxed pace of mountain life... You will not want to leave! Experience big living in the Tiny Retreat! An unforgettable vacation awaits!!