“Cliff House”, the spectacular view in Mentone, a cliff hanger experience
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About Susan Collins
Cliff House was constructed in 2017 on the brow cliff overlooking Desoto Falls on property owned by our family since 1945. It was developed with vacationers in mind specifically as a retreat for spiritual reflection. The estate will soon include a second woodland cottage under development with 2 bedrooms and private baths. The anticipated opening is Summer 2019. This cottage will be available to accommodate additional guests when reserved at the time Cliff House is rented or available as a separate rental. The new cottage will be on this website when available for renting.
Susan Collins purchased this Cottage in 1944
Why Susan Collins chose Mentone
Because there is no other like “Cliff House”. “FEEL the MAGIC” of your vacation rental immediately on arrival. It is without equal and one spectacular place of a lifetime, all in Mentone, Alabama. You will be beckoned 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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The most beautiful place to stay!!! The minute you are greeted by Balsha with such kindness to entering the gorgeous home he has built and decorated to walking out of the screen-in porch to view the falls you will be in awe as you lose your breathe by all its beauty. Every room in the house has a view of the falls. You will have the most relaxing time here!!! You can walk to the falls, rent kayaks or spend your day hiking! We cannot wait to return!!!
Great house in a magical location
Beautiful house overlooking the Desoto Falls. Walking distance to the falls and 5 min drive to Mentone.
Wonderful Weekend Getaway
We had such a great time staying at the Cliff House! We stayed for a weekend while picking up and dropping off our kids at camp. The house is well designed and appointed. It’s very clean and it was nice to have laundry/dishwasher supplies provided. The view is spectacular and we had fun hiking down to swim in the falls as well as walking to the park and kayaking the river. Our very favorite thing was to sit on the screened porch, enjoy the view and breezes, and play cards. Balpha is a wonderful host who greeted us upon arrival and offered help when needed. I can’t think of a better place to stay in Mentone. We will be back!
Must see to believe!
The Cliff House is a jewel that must be experienced to appreciate fully. Situated on the rim of a canyon, one has no hint of what awaits until entering: a beautiful waterfall just below! The serenity and peacefulness are felt instantly. I hardly left the house! The house itself is pristine with views of the falls from each room. The kitchen is equipped beyond any other rental I've ever seen; I had everything I needed for my stay. A beautiful television, WiFi, and laundry were icing on the cake. DeSoto Falls is the main event, but every other aspect of The Cliff House makes the stay one of the best ever. I will be back!
Awonderful place to rest and relax. The waterfall is so calming.
Everything about this place was great. We will return!
Best vacation rental we have found yet, anywhere!
Beautiful, serene setting. House was well designed and very clean. DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve are both nearby and worth visiting, If you can tear yourself away from the Cliff House’s back porch!
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/bar, 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. Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville are each about 2 1/2 hrs drive. Chattanooga, TN (CHA) is the nearest airport about a 45 min drive.