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On a Bluff Overlooking Clear Creek, Sipsey Wilderness, Trails!

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The front porch with a swing and gas grill!

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage,2 Bedrooms,2 Baths...with optional Bungalow separate cabin(1 BR)

Need a quiet place to unwind and relax? This farm is 600 acres of oaks, dogwoods, pines and wildflowers surrounded by the Bankhead National Forest, with no neighbors in sight!

Why do we call it the River Art Cabin? It sits on a bluff overlooking Clear Creek, the 'River' part. It was constructed by an artist named Art Fowler, whose original art still hangs throughout the cabin. Amazing!

IF you need more than 2 bedrooms and don't mind spreading your group out a bit, we also have the Bungalow cabin on the same property. Or if you would rather rent a bit smaller, more cozy spot, you may decide to rent only the Bungalow. We rent it for $100/night, plus cleaning fee. The Bungalow is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room and wonderful kitchen upstairs over the barn. It is about 100 yards from the River Art Cabin. The Bungalow has a nice deck overlooking a meadow that leads down to Clear Creek and the Secret Beach! It is a cozy and relaxing spot in and of itself. See the last few photos for what it looks like!


You may want to spend your days fishing or tubing the creek or exploring the incredible canyons of the Sipsey Wilderness. Perhaps you would enjoy mountain biking the miles of Bankhead National Forest roads near by. Love hiking and backpacking, the Sipsey has many miles of hiking trails.

Love to hunt? Check out the Bankhead National Forest! You can drive just a few miles and hunt on National Forest land.

Enjoy birdwatching? What about a night with no street lights for perfect stargazing? This is the place for you!

There is a full kitchen in both cabins, but if you'd rather not cook, hop in the car and run to Double Springs for a homecooked Italian meal at the Sapore Grill!

There are two bedrooms in the River Art Cabin, the Master bedroom has a king size bed and a private upstairs deck with a sliding glass door. There is a private Master bath also. The second bedroom has a bunk bed.

One of my favorite parts of the place is the Gazebo, a beautiful structure set atop a sandstone bluff overlooking a shoals of Clear Creek about 70 feet below. You can enjoy a sunset with a glass of wine sitting on the gazebo listening to the rippling creek below. Or wake up early and walk down the path to the gazebo with a hot cup of coffee.

You can stroll for miles on our dirt roads or walk down the path to Clear Creek and take a dip in the cool waters that are a tributary to Smith Lake.

Truly remote. This cottage is at the end of the road... literally! You will drive down a small country road for about 4 miles and when the road ends... you are home!



Keywords: Cottage, cabin, gazebo, creek side, tubing, Bankhead National Forest, Sipsey Wilderness Area, birding, Smith Lake, Camp McDowell, hunting, fishing,
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(205) 522-1500

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 600+ acres of property with 3/4 mile of Clear Creek frontage and creek access. Tubing on Clear Creek, miles of walking or mountain biking trails, hiking and backpacking in the famous Sipsey Wilderness Area, sitting in the gazebo overlooking the shoals of Clear Creek with a glass of wine!...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$115

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $75
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Cleaning fee is $75 per visit.

Pet fee is additional $50 per visit.

Call if interested in a weekly or monthly rate/ 205-522-1500


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

Car: Necessary

Tubing on Clear Creek, miles of walking or mountain biking trails, hiking and backpacking in the famous Sipsey Wilderness Area, sitting in the gazebo overlooking the shoals of Clear Creek with a glass of wine or cup of coffee!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Maggie is the Director of McDowell Environmental Center. Mark is the Executive Director of Camp McDowell, near Jasper, Alabama. They are proud of the work they do to protect and educate people about the natural world around us.

Why the Owner Chose Double Springs, AL, USA:
We bought this place for the pure joy of owning a remote piece of Nature on the banks of Clear Creek!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
There is nothing quite like communing with nature in a beautiful place near a moving stream. You will find it valuable to spend some quiet time just sitting on the porch or gazebo and listening to nature!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • The front porch with a swing and gas grill!

    The front porch with a swing and gas grill!

  • a panaramic view of Clear Creek from the Secret Beach!

    a panaramic view of Clear Creek from the Secret Beach!

  • living room and stairs leading to the bedrooms upstairs

    living room and stairs leading to the bedrooms upstairs

  • Master bedroom has a king bed, a private upstairs deck and newly renovated bath.

    Master bedroom has a king bed, a private upstairs deck and newly renovated bath.

  • The Gazebo sits on a sandstone bluff overlooking Clear Creek 70 feet below.

    The Gazebo sits on a sandstone bluff overlooking Clear Creek 70 feet below.

  • my grandson on the small dock at a small private pond

    my grandson on the small dock at a small private pond

  • Buddy on the trail to the Secret beach

    Buddy on the trail to the Secret beach

  • Mark and Buddy playing fetch

    Mark and Buddy playing fetch

  • This is the Bungalow... upstairs over the barn! It is an optional rental space

    This is the Bungalow... upstairs over the barn! It is an optional rental space

  • The Bungalow bedroom and bath.

    The Bungalow bedroom and bath.

  • Living room with a real fireplace and original art by Art Fowl

    Living room with a real fireplace and original art by Art Fowl

  • Buddy loves the creek and Secret Beach!

    Buddy loves the creek and Secret Beach!

  • Modern kitchen fully stocked with everything you need to prepare a feast !

    Modern kitchen fully stocked with everything you need to prepare a feast !

  • Sit on the gazebo. Have a glass of wine and relax listening to the creek below.

    Sit on the gazebo. Have a glass of wine and relax listening to the creek below.

  • creek view from the gazebo

    creek view from the gazebo

  • The driveway and River Art cabin

    The driveway and River Art cabin

  • Maggie in the mountain laurel thicket near the Secret Beach!

    Maggie in the mountain laurel thicket near the Secret Beach!

  • one mile long gravel driveway in fall

    one mile long gravel driveway in fall

  • The Bungalow Kitchen with a Jenn Air oven!

    The Bungalow Kitchen with a Jenn Air oven!

  • such beautiful sunset views from porches, gazebo and the driveway!

    such beautiful sunset views from porches, gazebo and the driveway!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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