Cloudland Hand-Hewn Log Cabin, Secluded Fairy Tale with Spectacular View(62 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7). Central AC/Heat
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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Member since: 2009
- 1152 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Baby furniture and safety devices are available. The porch is a natural romper room, rain or shine. Older kids can safely roam and explore, both the woodland and farmland expanses that surround the cabin....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7
- Queen size Bed (1) Beautiful hand built pine queen bed in the loft. European semi-firm pillow top mattress made of bamboo for heavenly softness. Lower level bedroom with Twin Beds (2) Hand built beautiful twin beds in the lower level bedroom. Extra length 80' mattresses of soft pillow-top bamboo. Accommodates the tallest man comfortably! Baby Cribs (1) Pac N Play, baby gates, and high chair available for the littlest vacationer. Great Room Sleeper Sofa (1) Leather queen sofa in the living area converts to accommodate two. Coziest bed in the house in front of the wood stove on chilly fall/winter nights! Sleeping Porch with Fold-out glider (1) on the porch is the hands-down most comfortable favorite, weather permitting, for one adult or two kids. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- COZY WOOD STOVE-- FIRST NIGHT'S WOOD PROVIDED from October through March. Newer (9 years old) cabin in an old-timey setting, creating a unique ambiance. Modern central heat and A/C. Modern bath/shower and kitchen facilities. Tasteful but fun antiques lend an unusual feeling to this little gem of a cabin. It has a vaulted ceiling and all-pine interior. Ladies, the 'cute factor' is irresistible! This is truly a getaway haven. It is secluded, and yet every aspect of safety has been considered. Each area has a smoke detector and fire extinguisher. Well-marked roads are paved right up to the last one, and the cabin number is prominent. Local law and rescue are minutes away. PLEASE NOTE: NO JACUZZI..JUST A GLIDER. NO TV CABLE..JUST FABULOUS RABBIT EARS. NO WIFI..JUST YOUR SMART PHONE AS HOT SPOT. NO INTERNET CONNECTION. THERE IS A GROWING AND EVOLVING CABIN LIBRARY OF BOOKS, GAMES AND PUZZLES...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
Local Services & Businesses
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 7 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Sofa Bed
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
Everything you might want for whipping up a casserole, baking brownies (mix is usually included in goodie basket), or just serving wine and cheese. Flatware and china service 12-16 easily. ...moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
Water bottles in the fridge. Crystal Lite packs , coffee singles, tea bags, and hot chocolate. Sugar packs and creamer, salt and pepper are available. Snack baskets usually include microwave popcorn, granola bars, individual cereals. The full kitchen includes a standard oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Mr. Coffee, toaster. Help yourself to any sodas or juices you may find in the fridge....moreless
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Original balcony extends the entire width of the cabin, screened for summer comfort. This has created an excellent sleeping porch/play room, especially under the metal roof! The view is unparalleled....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
Small charcoal Weber-style grill inside, to take out front for grilling. Charcoal supply comes and goes, so bring your own. There's also a fire circle in front, suitable for marshmallows or hot dogs....moreless
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 16 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
May 26 - Jan 2, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $35 + tax
- Cleaning Fee $80 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: 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!
Why the Owner Chose Menlo, GA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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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Fall on the Brow under Acorn Ledge Lodge
Oakwood fire in Jotul wood stove
Queen bed in Loft
Cabin Living Room Sleeper Sofa
Sleeping Porch. Glider
Bathroom painted ceramic sink
North Elevation. Geometric Window
The screen porch from below
Christmas Day, 2012
Front porch. Acorn Ledge Lodge
Cabin Living Area Panorama
Custom made ironwork turkey chandelier
Handrail down to the deck
Lower Deck down the mountain
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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