4 BR 2 Bath floor to ceiling windows overlooking the river with large hottub
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- Do Not Trash My House. Leave it as clean as you found it.
- NO FOOD IN THE HOTTUB!!!!!
Great place to relax and enjoy nature!! Prefect for hiking and kayaking!!
We had a great time at a beautiful cabin on the lake. Too bad the fish were not biting LOL.
Long weekend away
This is a great property with beautiful views and fantastic water access. Spent most days out on the dock fishing and canoeing around the lake. Great property for a family or friends to get away to!
Quarantined at the lake
This was the perfect place for us to isolate not at home. The property is just as described and more. The lake is beautiful and the hot tub is perfect. Thank you so much for allowing us to visit your home!
Seclusion and relaxation on the water, close to great hiking, abundant scenery.
My family really enjoyed this lakeside retreat. Beautiful views of a quiet waterway that barely got used while we were there. Canoeing, fishing, paddleboarding (we brought ours) were all great activities right outside the back door. And even better, less than 30 minutes from the house were some of the most beautiful scenic hiking trails we have been on. Make sure you visit Desoto State Park when you stay here. The owner was incredibly quick to respond to questions and made our stay even more enjoyable. We will 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
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