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Mountaintop Log Cabin Getaway with Breathtaking Views, Eagles Nest at High Falls

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to Eagles Nest at High Falls. This cabin is a 10-year dream for my husband and myself. This 'new' cabin is perfectly appointed. It was originally built in New Market, Alabama in 1836 and has been carefully moved and rebuilt on its present site high atop the mountain overlooking the Tennessee Valley Divide and Town creek. You will feel like you are a million miles away from everything but are only a 30 minute drive to many great restaurants and great shopping in downtown Guntersville. You are also only 20 minutes to Guntersville State Park with its hiking, fishing and swimming just to name a few of its amenities. Drive 30 minutes in the other direction and you can choose to visit Buck's Pocket State Park or High Falls Park, where for those with a great sense of adventure, (or a lack of better judgment), can jump off of the 40 foot Falls into to swimming hole below. The cabin itself boasts 8' to 12' wide hand hewn poplar logs, the original pine and poplar floors have been refinished while maintaining as much of the original character and patina as possible. The home is furnished with many period appropriate antiques and a King size bed made from reclaimed barn wood from the 1800's. A study complete with a desk and an incredible view of the gorge below is just off the master bedroom and would make a perfect spot for pastors seeking a time of prayer and retreat and sermon planning. The plush sofa and chairs in the family room make relaxing easy. The rocking chairs on the front porch offer a place to sit and watch the sunset over the mountains around you while listening to the sound of the water running over the two waterfalls on either side of the almost 10 acres atop the mountain. During the winter months Bald Eagles nest along the bluff and can be seen soaring along the rim of the bluff and you will have a front row seat. Eagles Nest at High Falls is the perfect spot for just one and would be an ideal place for a couple’s getaway too, but it will sleep up to 4 people. Please keep that in mind for any prayer and “rest” retreats that you or any of your friends church leaders might need. We do offer Gift Certificates! Quote from a recent visitor to Eagles Nest at High Falls' who needs to go to Gatlinburg when you have a place this amazing right in your own back yard!' Summer and Fall dates are filling up fast! Hurry and make your getaway plans soon! Check out our calendar link to see if one of our open dates would be perfect for you. •••••Tell your husband to whisk you away on a romantic retreat to the mountains. ••••

•••Also, we will have opened another LARGE cabin rental on Lake Guntersville. Barnwood Lodge and all of our vacation rental cabins were featured on the hit DIY Network show, Barnwood Builders this past Summer as part of Season 3. Tune in to the DIY Network, Barnwood Builders and look for Season 3 Epsiode 7 to see us! •••

Keywords: antique log cabin, pre civil war log cabin, mountaintop cabin

More Details

Owner
Karen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Karen

My husband and I have 4 wonderful children and we manage 5

vacation rental properties which I have renovated.

Karen purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Karen chose Alabama

The view from this mountaintop is absolutely amazing and was the perfect spot for us to relocate the cabin to.

What makes this cabin unique

Breathtaking views, hiking, watching the wildlife around you. One of the most unique benefits you will receive is solitude and peace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We took a nice three day weekend vacation over Veteran’s day weekend to Guntersville, Alabama. I spent many childhood vacations at Guntersville State Park, so I have many great memories there when I was my son's age. This seemed like a fun place to take him for a weekend filled with nature, quietness and togetherness. When I stumbled upon this cabin that has quite an awesome story behind it, I knew I just had to book it to stay here on vacation. According to the VRBO listing, it was originally built in New Market, Alabama in 1836 and has been carefully moved and rebuilt on its present site high atop the mountain overlooking the Tennessee Valley Divide and Town creek. The story of the cabin is what drew me to the place, but I could not have prepared for just how awe-inspiring it would be once we arrived to this sacred piece of Earth. There was only one other house as far as we could see in any direction. The silence was wonderfully deafening. There aren’t quite enough words to describe how peaceful and beautiful this place was. Seriously, no detail was left overlooked. Everything was perfection. To think that the original cabin was built over 175 years ago just blows my mind. You HAVE to watch the video above if you have a minute to see the whole story from start to finish. For photos from this trip please check out unskinnyboppy.com's blog and look for the post "Dream Rental House Tour: Eagles Nest at High Falls"
Nov 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Huntsville
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Guntersville State Park
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Hwy 227
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Guntersville State Park Lodge
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Hiking, Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa

Amenities

Albertville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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Mountaintop Log Cabin Getaway with Breathtaking Views, Eagles Nest at High Falls
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5

Everything in more that we expected !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Mountain View

Exceptional craftsmanship renovation

Tastefully decorated with a warm rich feel

beautiful kitchen everything you need

Clean! Great bed! Fantastic bath. Cotton Robes. White Towels.

Rockers on the front porch and a screened in piracy. More than several outdoor seating areas.

Good selection of local food, shopping, coffee shop. Secluded, peaceful, private, nature!

We went hiking at the guttersville state park.

Coffee each Morning watching the sun rise.

Muscadine picking. Did not have a chance to visits local town wineries.

Summer months we would have gone boating.

We had a memorable time and plan on returning.

They are providing a great get-a-way for a very good price! Thanks Karen!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and relaxing weekend.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at the cabin. The cabin is beautiful. The setting is so peaceful and relaxing. We are already planning for our next trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eagles Nest at High Falls is a winner

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Eagles Nest at High Falls cabin! The work they've done on the cabin is incredible and should be commended. Every added element is appreciated. Additionally, we were given tons of information beforehand to make sure we were prepared. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great place to get away!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful cabin 3 nights to celebrate our 45th anniversary. It was perfect. Highlights were seeing red foxes right, beautiful weather (even 1 rainy evening which was beautiful), the hot tub at night, a trip to High Falls, dinner at Rock House Eatery, a visit from the hound next door, and magical peace and quiet. Karen Tillery does an amazing job creating a beautiful place. This is top of our list of favorite places and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cabin and beautiful property, you won't be disapointed.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for three nights and fell in love with the cabin and its surroundings. It is far enough from town that you feel removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday but is still close enough that it is just a quick drive to grab food shop or go site seeing. We are already planning a return trip this winter. There is no Wi-Fi and little to no cell phone reception, which for us was WONDERFUL. The inside of the cabin feels rustic but everything is very nicely finished and cozy. I would be surprised if you were able to find a nicer cabin in this area. Also the owners are fantastic and make the entire trip super easy and stress free.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful to escape from the world but still be close to home. Extremely clean and well supplied.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Linens $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is a 6% state lodging tax and an $100 cleaning fee added to every rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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