'Setaspell' -- $125nt/$100 Wknts/Call for Full wk at $575(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)
Lake Lahusage is actually part of the East Fork of Little River and was created many years ago by a developer who was building a resort hotel on the lake, but it never materialized. Lots were sold around the lake for individual cottages and now there are some large and very nice homes, some of which are full time residences. But ours is one of the few available for short term rental. We invite you to take advantage of this wonderful and little known corner of Lookout Mountain.
We've tried to make our description and photos as representative as possible. We don't want you to be disappointed or feel like anything was misrepresented. Our cabin is closer to camping out than to staying in a Ritz-Carlton. It's an old structure with some of the original windows, so it's not "tight" and you might see a bug in the bedroom or an ant in the kitchen. We have no control over the neighborhood nor the weather. There are other cabins close by and noise travels easily across the lake. We have no control over the water level in the lake. In the summer of 2016, Northeast Alabama experienced a severe drought, and we did our best to post updates to this site and to make sure potential guests were aware of the low water levels in the lake. If a certain thing is critical to your stay being successful, please ask before you book.
The cabin has a wonderful, large, 1960s era range with double ovens that was in the cabin when we purchased it. The thermostat is not accurate and the temperatures are about 100 degrees hotter than indicated. We have signs posted in the kitchen but, if you're wanting to do gourmet cooking and baking, this might not be the right cabin for you. There are other rentals in the area with modern kitchens, granite countertops, large screen smart TV's, and hot tubs, but ours does not meet that description. Depending on your carrier, it is likely you will not have cell phone service at the cabin but might have to go up the road a bit to get a good signal. If cell phone service is critical for you, you'll need to rent somewhere else.
The cabin is not handicapped accessible. You may exit a vehicle and walk to the cabin on fairly level ground. There are 4 steps onto the porch, then the cabin floors are on one level. The rock steps down to the waterfront are fairly steep and it's a bit of a climb. Please look at the photos taken from the top and bottom to determine if the property will work for everyone in your group.
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Member since: 2012
- 800 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $50
- Tax Rate 9%
We appreciate your interest in Setaspell and are glad to answer any questions. Please note WE DO NOT OFFER DISCOUNTS for last minute bookings. We get many inquiries at the last minute and are happy to work with you at the published rates. Weekends are the highest occupancy, so our weeknight rates are discounted. We also have a very good rate for a full week rental. Our cleaning fee is applied one time, rather than being built into the nightly rate, so the rate per night goes down the more nights you stay.
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Mentone is a tiny, but historic, resort community atop Lookout Mountain. It's best known as home to numerous summer camps and Little River winds its way through the area, providing many opportunities for hiking, canoeing and other mountain activities.
Year Purchased: 2002
About: We're Jane and Jack Brunson and we live in Elba, AL, which is a 5-hour drive from the cabin, so we don't get to be there as often as we'd like. Jane is from Fort Payne originally, so we enjoy keeping a connection to DeKalb County and letting our four children get to know her hometown area better.
Why Mentone, AL, USA:
We started bringing our kids to summer camp at Mentone in the early 1990's and really enjoyed the area. Jane was from Fort Payne, but had not spent a lot of time in Mentone. We rented cabins and stayed at the State Park for a few years, and decided it would be nice to have a little place of our own.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
When we were considering purchasing a second home in the Mentone area, we didn't really know about Lake Lahusage. But once we saw the advantages the lake offered, a cabin not on the water was suddenly out of the question. We wanted a small, rustic cabin with a cozy feel to it. The unfinished cedar walls and ceilings in this little cabin would be difficult to duplicate today. It was just big enough for our family of 6, and we particularly enjoy the screened porch and eat all our meals on the porch except during the coldest months of the year. We love taking an early morning canoe ride and usually have the entire lake to ourselves -- except for the ducks and geese. Our part of the lake is quiet and far enough from the highway that we have almost no road noise. It's a peaceful and quiet setting that's getting harder to find. Mentone is a unique place - almost lost in time - and has a pace and attitude all its own. We rarely look at a clock when we're there. We just say we're on 'Mentone time'.
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Daffodils before the cold snap March 2017
Cabin exterior is weathered oak
View from driveway toward lake in winter
Enjoy a nice view toward the river from the living area.
Warm up by the Franklin stove in cold weather.
Bedroom with full (double) bed.
Low tech fun -- pitching horseshoes.
Late summer at Setaspell.
Mentone is an interesting and unique corner of Alabama.
View of cabin exterior
View of dock March 2017
Winter view of the dock
Original cedar plank interior has an old cabin feel.
Cozy kitchen. It's small, but we cook a full Thanksgiving dinner here.
Bunk room sleeps 4 on 2 twins and a set of bunk beds.
We start every day with coffee on the porch except in the very coldest weather.
Rock steps leading up from riverfront.
View toward street.
Relaxing on the dock at Setaspell before the current (Fall 2016) drought.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017
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