4 BR 2 Bath floor to ceiling windows overlooking the river with large hottub
About Robert Shaffer
I own and operate 6 Cabins in Mentone, many of which I constructed myself, each is unique and special. See the following vrbo numbers and read the reviews to get an idea about what we offer our guests. Over half of our guests at all of the cabins are return visitors every year. As this cabin is new, it does not yet have many reviews so please check out our other cabins for their reviews. VRBO 480579, 666662, 978404, 778417, and 979224.
Robert Shaffer purchased this Cabin in 2018
Why Robert Shaffer chose Mentone
This is a unique beautiful home perfectly situated at the Dam, with walking trails to below the dam steps from the cabin, deep water fishing from the pier and swimming kayaking boating etc.
What makes this Cabin unique
You really have to see this cabin in person and stay here to understand just how cozy it is. Two large couches, full oversized kitchens, balcony int he house overlooking greenroom with views of the lake from every room, far away from any other homes, tucked into a large lot overlooking the dam, which is so close you can swim to it. East of Mentone near the Georgia state line lie the remains of the old Lake LaHousage Hotel. This 180-room hotel was the dream of a group of investors from Florida who came to Lookout Mountain in 1924. They realized the possibilities of a resort in this picturesque setting along the eastern fork of Little River, and they formed the Lookout Mountain Development Company with H. H. Pounds as President. A stone dam was constructed across the river in 1924 forming a beautiful lake, but the dam was washed away in November of the same year and was rebuilt. The project was engineered by a Mr. Hall, and Blue Strickland was foreman of the rock work. The Depression of 1929 struck before the great quarried sandstone building was completed, and the company went into receivership. The property was taken back by the original owners, Dr. Chapman and Dr. Chaney of Lindale, Georgia. Although the hotel was never completed, it was used by the government as a convalescent home for World War I Veterans and later as a campground for C.C.C. boys who were building DeSoto State Park during the 1930's. The following quotes and links are from Mentone literally means, "musical mountain spring," and while natural cascades and rippling streams create a melody all their own, it's the sound of church chimes and harmonizing homefolk that draw the most interest, musically, today. As a special place, Mentone qualifies naturally! It simply has everything good you'd expect to find in a mountain environment -- clean streams; lush fragrant flora; unobstructed vistas; cool temperatures; and a certain peacefulness so hard to find nowadays. T
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The Tully experience
The house was amazing it had a great view
We loved the cabin, great get away for our family. Hope we left everything in order, we tried!
Great property! Absolutely beautiful and extremely clean! Would definitely stay again.
The house was totally updated and modern. Not like a lot of cabins that look like they haven't been updated since the 90's and are musty. This place was like someone's home. Very nice.
Nice, relaxing stay
Nice, comfortable and clean place on a beautiful piece of land. The outside amenities are amazing. Questions were answered quickly. Cannot imagine how beautiful the place will be when the downstairs remodeling is finished. Would definitely recommend.
The house was very beautiful and comfortable. My 14 year old daughter and her friend enjoyed hanging out on the deck and in the hot tub. It is a beautiful little town and reminds you of Mayberry. The only think that would have made it better is if the railings had been finished on the decks but other than that it was awesome and we will definitely be back.
Mentone has it all! Excellent restaurants, cozy cabins, bed and breakfasts, historic hotels, lodges, Desoto State Park, and of course camps.
Mentone literally means, "musical mountain spring," and while natural cascades and rippling streams create a melody all their own, it's the sound of church chimes and harmonizing homefolk that draw the most interest, musically, today.
As a special place, Mentone qualifies naturally! It simply has everything good you'd expect to find in a mountain environment -- clean streams; lush fragrant flora; unobstructed vistas; cool temperatures; and a certain peacefulness so hard to find nowadays. The air here is clear and crisp. There are no flashing neon signs -- no shopping malls -- no traffic jams. There's almost nothing to remind you of the city. Streets (more like lanes) are narrow and twisting paths of little resistance, with cottages tucked here and there. The poets have said it best...
Mentone, a place the Great God built,
Up near the sunlit sky,
There life is new and friends are true
And days too quickly fly;
Where wearied souls regain their power
And sorrows leave in the night.
Where peace is born with each new morn,
A haven of joy and delight.
Sidney Lanier Gibson