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"Cliff House" overlooking Desoto Falls on Lookout Mountain in Mentone Alabama

Mentone, AL, USA
  • Cottage1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

“Cliff House”, the spectacular view in Mentone, a cliff hanger experience

“Cliff House” is one of a kind, and we invite you to experience the magic our family has enjoyed on this property for over 80 years. Once here you will not want to leave, and anticipate returning year after year. Secure your reservation for an experience of shear magic you will treasure forever. This is the place to stay in Mentone, and by all accounts one of the most spectacular cottage views in the southeastern United States Appalachian Mountains.

WiFi service covers the entire property, and full cell phone service is available using WiFi technology (refer to Telephone... listing under amenities).

At Cliff House enjoy a three season screened porch facing Desoto Falls and a breathtaking view into the Little River Canyon basin 120 feet below the cliff where Little River Canyon begins.

Cliff House has two bedrooms with queen size beds and private baths and a half bath for guests being entertained. The house includes a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, dining area accommodating eight persons, gas fireplace, washer and dryer, and the screened porch with balcony/deck overlooking the Falls.

Cliff House accommodates four adults, and is not suitable for very young children. Cliff House is a nonsmoking property, and no pets are allowed. Parking for two vehicles is on site, and overflow parking for daytime guests accommodated at street side.

Cliff House is a three minute walk to Desoto Falls overlook and lake in Desoto State Park both visible from the cabin. Cliff House is three miles from the historic town center of Mentone Alabama where restaurants, shopping, banking and service stations are located. The property is 15 miles from The Little River National Preserve administered by The National Park Service. Desoto State Park Lodge and Restaurant is a four mile drive. We are two hours drive from Atlanta Georgia or Birmingham Alabama and 45 minutes from Chattanooga Tennessee. These cities are all served by regularly scheduled commercial flights with Chattanooga (CHA) being the most convenient. Plan your romantic week-end or longer In the serene magic surrounding Cliff House almost in heaven.

Property Manager

Susan Collins

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Susan Collins

Recently constructed house (2017) overlooking Desoto Falls on property owned by the family since 1945.

Susan Collins purchased this Cottage in 1945

Why Susan Collins chose Mentone

Because there is no other like “Cliff House”. Where else can you immediately “feel the magic” of a place much less your vacation rental? It is without equal and one spectacular place of a lifetime all in Mentone, Alabama. You will be drawn back to “Cliff House” year after year.

What makes this Cottage unique

The Cliff House is a cabin with magnificent views of Desoto Falls from every room in the house. Our pictures cannot possibly convey the peaceful serenity awaiting you at this ancient site on Lookout Mountain, a truly spiritual experience.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Queen size beds in each bedroom each with private bath


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • Showers in each bathroom

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Canyon Rim above Little River
            • Water View
              Overlooking Desoto Falls 120 feet above The Little River Canyon.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          WiFi in all rooms with access provided at check-in There is no charge for WiFi.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Parking on site for two cars, additional parking on street.
                        • Telephone
                          Cell coverage A microcell module provides full cell coverage from Verizon when entering Cliff House. Cell calls from other vendors is possible by enabling WiFi calling in phone settings.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Top load in separate laundry room


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                              Waist height
                            • Kitchen
                              Full open o great room with dishwasher
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                              French door With icemaker
                            • Stove
                              4 burner gas cooktop with overcounter vent
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Separate area in great room with view of the Falls and table can be extended to seat 8
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable with extended channels and sports channels
                                    • Television
                                      65 inch Sony non glare Smart TV with apps for movie streaming.. cable Service provider is Spectrum.


                                        • Balcony
                                          Off screen porch
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Facing water falls


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • Four panel Scenic doors open by sliding into the walls incorporating the screened porch on the cliff facing the falls into the great room. Clear vinyl North Solar shades can be extended to create a 3 season enclosed porch or protect from the wind/rain.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  18 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Absolutely Breath Taking!

                                                                  Melissa W.Somerville

                                                                  Cliff House was the upmost best home in Mentone. The home had a fabulous view of Desota Falls, beautiful spacious rooms and a tranquil atmosphere. Balpha is someone you would love to meet, he is very kind and down to earth, while making you feel very welcome and comfortable in his home. We are looking forward to our next visit in The Glorious Cliff House and seeing our new friend Balpha.

                                                                  Melissa & Jason

                                                                  A piece of heaven on earth

                                                                  Kathy P. S.

                                                                  Amazing view! The house is a perfect size and you get a view from every room. Balpha greeted us and showed us things we needed to know about the house. We loved it so much I called to see if we could book another night. This is truly the best location I’ve ever stayed. It’s wonderful to hear the falls. So calming and relaxing.

                                                                  Peaceful, Amazing Property

                                                                  Warren S.Atlanta

                                                                  What can I say that no one has? This is an amazing property! Upon our arrival, the owner greeted us and had soothing music playing from the TV. We were instantly relaxed. He showed us all the features and ins/outs of the property. He lives next door and is available if you should need him.

                                                                  We spent much time on the deck/patio. We even went back to playing some good old-fashioned board games(on the patio) that we brought with us. Viewing the waterfall was priceless and you can see it from every main room in the house. This property has a very caring, friendly owner and Cliff House is very clean and roomy. The bathrooms also have additional heaters in them that can keep you toasty warm while you shower and change. The beds are very comfy! Look at the pictures.........yes, it is like this , if not better.

                                                                  We are from the Atlanta area and we thought it was a perfect place to come to relax. Do know that you will have limited resources in the town and so this is just a place to go to unwind.

                                                                  The owner is planning on hooking up a barbeque soon which I think will be highly enjoyed by future guests...........

                                                                  Perfect Honeymoon

                                                                  Kevin R.

                                                                  My wife and I stayed here for our Honeymoon. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The view is gorgeous. Balpha is an amazing host who does an excellent job of making sure you're aware of all the details that make your stay the best it can be. Every detail has been thought of!

                                                                  You will never want to leave...

                                                                  Christopher C.

                                                                  You will not find a more gorgeous setting for your time away nor will you find a more accommodating, knowledgeable host than Balpha.

                                                                  My wife and I stayed in the Cliff House for a weekend getaway to "decompress" and we could not have asked for any more than we received. Balpha greeted us and showed us everything we needed to know about the house while we were there. The house has everything you could ever need for your time here and you will be completely mesmerized by the view. Within a day of arrival, all of our issues got washed away by the falls which you can see from every room in the house (that is if you ever leave the gorgeous deck). Leaving a vacation is usually tough but this weekend was especially hard to leave behind. When we got home, the first thing I did was request another week. Don't let this gem slip you by.

                                                                  Can't wait to go back!

                                                                  Collin H.

                                                                  What a lovely setting and lovely new home, so thoughtfully designed. You can't beat the waterfall views and sounds. Be sure to enjoy the hiking trails below the home for an up-close view of the falls and basin.


                                                                  Mentone, AL, USA

                                                                  The Desoto State Park maintains a boat landing and facilities with swimming available above Desoto Falls which is a three minute walk from "Cliff House". The town center of Mentone Alabama is a three mile drive where restaurants, shops, banking and service stations are located. Desoto State Park Lodge is seven miles away with dining including breakfast, also hiking, bird trails, and swimming available. The Little River Canyon National Preserve Visitor's Center is twelve miles away where educational exhibits and activities are administered jointly by the National Park Service and Jacksonville State University. Rangers are on site to answer questions about The Little River Canyon ecology and geology. Little River Falls is directly across from the Visitor's Center, and Martha's Falls is a short hike into the canyon where swimming and picnicking are popular. Downtown Chattanooga Tennessee is less than an hour drive where one can visit The Tennessee Aquarium and exhibits.

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