About the property
- Cabin1152 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7). Central AC/Heat
This is your opportunity to experience all the ambience of a fully-modern log cabin with that old-time fairy tale charm, deep in the woods of scenic Lookout Mountain. The view of Shinbone Valley below provides a pastoral glimpse of nature at its most magnificent. The cabin features wood carvings and ironwork by local artisans in every detail and at every turn. The front steps greet our guests with acorn finials on the rail. Through the hand built barn-style front door one can glimpse the ironwork turkey chandelier hanging gracefully from the cathedral ceiling of the living area. Up the cabin stairs with its hand carved acorn newel post is the loft, which boasts a hand built and carved pine queen sized bed with four stately acorn finials. And Daisy the wooden bear cub clutches the cabin's massive center post high above her human guests.
On chilly winter days the cast iron stove and old fashioned quilts give all the comfort you could want. Turn off that central heat and cozy up to the stove. Plenty of starter pine and stove wood provided for your first night's fire!
In spring, the scent of blossoms fills the air. On rainy days, enjoy the woods, anyway, on the huge screen porch. There the patter on the metal roof will lull you to a gentle doze. The old porch glider is the best bed in the cabin.
In summer, huckleberries and blackberries line the path to the lower deck, and new mown hay spills an irresistible scent into the country air on the cattle ranch leading to the cabin.
And in fall, you will feel each morning like you have awakened in the middle of a golden bowl of sunlight.
Get in touch with yourself and your family. This cabin has all the comforts and conveniences of a modern kitchen and bath, laundry facilities and heat and air, but none of the distractions of intrusive modern life.
Craftsmanship and imagination fill the cabin. Books and games line the shelves. We suggest that you leave your city cares at home and inhale all the restorative peace that nature has to offer. Relax, unwind and unplug!
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- Apr 16, 2018
About Sara Moore
HI, I'm Sara. I am a business owner in Jacksonville, Fl. I grew up in Georgia but have been a Floridian for 50 years. Visiting the mountains is a particular pleasure of mine, and I hope you will enjoy it, too!
Sara Moore purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why Sara Moore chose Menlo
I have enjoyed visiting the mountains of my home state, Georgia, since I was a little girl. I was an active Girl Scout, as was my sister and my daughter. All of us were campers at Camp Juliette Low for girls in Cloudland, Ga. When the chance presented itself to buy a cabin in the area, I jumped at it. The log shell was built as a labor of love by one man over the course of ten years. However, when he was unable to complete it, my close family friends, who are local artists, bought it and completed it in 2007, adding their own unique artistic touches.
What makes this Cabin unique
The view of Shinbone Valley is breathtaking. The original owner created a lower deck 200 feet down the mountain, where the sunrises are unparalleled (they even say that he slept there while he was building the log shell). Seasons each show off their natural best. There is usually at least one light snow in winter, and the cast iron stove is wonderful at keeping the entire cabin snug. In spring, the earliest Amalancher tree blooms in the dooryard. In summer, there is no better snooze than on the old glider on the sleeping porch. This little cabin accomodates any size group, from the couple on their (second) honeymoon, to a family of seven seeking to renew their bond. It's terrific for kids. The area boasts a cattle ranch that is as well maintained as any in Georgia. It is home to several summer camps, the closest being Camp Juliette Low, a Girl Scout camp for girls, and Valley View Ranch, one of the premier equestrian camps for girls in the country. Walking or hiking is always a treat. And fishing and horseback riding are favorite activities of the local folks.
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Beautiful cabin, great views!
We had a great time here. The cabin is beautifully decorated and has an amazing screened porch with incredible views over the valley. Great cabin. Very quiet area, peaceful setting. Lots to do in the area. I highly recommend visit to DeSoto State Park in AL, or Cloudland Canyon Park, for excellent hiking. Mentone is nice to visit, and I recommend Wildflower Cafe there for food, dinner was amazing. Sara was also great with providing lots of information ahead of time and making sure we had everything we needed for our visit, thanks! Great trip, we'll be back.
This place is amazing!
I can't recommend it enough! Sara, if you're ever interested in selling - let me know!
Wow, I do believe wanting to buy is the highest compliment you could have paid me! It's not for sale right now, but I will definitely keep you in mind when and if... So glad y'all enjoyed your weekend. Come again, soon! Sara
Beautiful weekend at a beautiful cabin!
We loved the whole experience. From first contact with Sara to first glimpse of the cabin. Everything was perfect. Sara was wonderful to work with, passing on helpful information about the cabin and the surrounding area. The cabin is wonderfully decorated and nicely stocked. We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary here. Loved the trail to the lookout nook! Sara has thought of everything; from firewood for the beautiful stove to a basket of dishes for a picnic at the lookout!! Highly recommend!
Congratulations on your anniversary! I'm so pleased that Acorn Ledge Lodge could play a part in your celebration.
And thanks for the kind words. It makes me happy to know you had everything you needed to make it a memorable getaway. Please come back again soon!
This quaint little cabin in the woods is the perfect getaway for a couple. A step back in time with modern conveniences but away from the busyness (sp?) of today's world. Sara is a great hostess and she has thought of every detail. She sends a complete list of any and everything you need to know but she is readily available for any questions. Can't wait to go back....
Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm just happy that your anniversary get-away lived up to your hopes. Warm and rainy isn't what we usually expect in the first weeks of February, but it seems you were able to turn it into a memorable occasion nevertheless. I really hope you will come back soon to visit the cabin in its green and leafy warm-weather mode! Best of everything till then. Sara
The cabin was so cozy! It was perfect for our girls birthday getaway. We had a wonderful time!
When we first drove up to the property, we were so excited! It is such a beautiful place....The cabin is very comfortable, well planned, and very charming. The view was just amazing, even though the weather was very cold, we enjoyed looking out at the beautiful valley below. We even saw some very large turkeys one morning! It is a wonderful place, and I would highly recommend it. Sara, the owner, was very friendly and informative. We had a very memorable vacation here. Thank you so much! J Roberson, Rogersville, Alabama
Wonderful! I always say girls' getaways are the best, ever! I'm so glad you were comfortable and cozy in spite of the record cold. I really hope you'll return again soon, maybe to bask in the summer warmth and go splash in nearby creeks this summer. Best Wishes for the rest of this winter. Sara
Quaint, quiet and charming cabin on Lookout Mountain.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Acorn Ledge Lodge. Well appointed cabin on the brow of Lookout Mountain. Very quiet and peaceful.
I'm so glad you found the peace and quiet you were seeking at year's end. I hope you will visit the cabin again, soon.
Here's wishing you the best in the year to come!
This is horse country! A list of local stables is included in the info on nearby state and national parks. There are plenty of great restaurants and antique shops 20 minutes west in Mentone, AL...Believe it or not, the only winter skiing in AL or GA is in Mentone! Hang gliding in Rising Fawn. Also wonderful caving activities in Valley Head, and underground Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, especially appeals to little folks.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A 5% discount is given for all payments made by personal check. This saves us both high fees and interest. Cancellation terms: 90% refund with 15 days' notice. 50% refund with 1-15 days' notice. No refund for early departure. PLEASE NOTE: The owner apologizes for the "Average Nitely Rate" listed prominently under this listing header. That rate quote is not provided by the owner, and the owner has no control over this figure. It is a rate calculated by the website based on weekly rate divided by 7 or monthly rate divided by 31. The accurate owners' rates are listed in the "rates" section of this website.