About the property
- Estate4200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Enjoy plentiful space to relax on the brow of Lookout Mountain, just moments from downtown Mentone. Cragsmere has been treasured by tourists and locals alike for decades, and is now the premier accommodation in Mentone. Historic construction with modern furnishings, Cragsmere is the perfect balance of rustic styling and luxury. Large sitting areas, open area between home and brow, with mixture of shady and sunny areas to relax in the clean mountain air. Gazebo directly on brow perfect for enjoying the daily sunset over the valley below.
Inside enjoy a large, full kitchen, modern appliances, satellite television, wireless internet, large dining and sitting areas, and large windows for enjoying great views.
Perfect for practically any group or family, Cragsmere is sure to exceed all of your expectations and become your new home away from home while visiting Mentone.
Hoot & Martha Gibson
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Hoot & Martha Gibson
We enjoyed dining at Cragsmere Manna for many years before it was converted to a private residence. When presented with the opportunity to own this historic treasure, we couldn't turn it down! We invite you to enjoy this landmark on your next visit to Mentone.
Hoot & Martha Gibson purchased this Estate in 2012
Why Hoot & Martha Gibson chose Mentone
Cragsmere is known to practically everyone who has visited Mentone over the past few decades. Now, you can make it a memorable part of your next Mentone visit. No other property can match the space, sleeping capacity, history, or gorgeous views that we offer.
What makes this Estate unique
Portion of home is a 100+ year old cabin built by a freed slave after the Civil War. Multiple additions were made over the years creating the large property that is now Cragsmere Manor. A guest favorite is the covered gazebo directly on the brow overlooking Wills Valley and miles & miles of beautiful nature.
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It was a fantastic home to rent! Spotless, with tons of room.
More than pleased with this beautiful home. Hope to be able to return soon!
Mrs. Martha was a dream to talk with. We had a small family get together and this home was absolutely perfect!! Everything we could have hoped for.
Unbelievable Weekend that We Will Never Forget
If I could give a 10 star review ...I would. We had a WONDERFUL stay. We celebrated my mother-in-law's 90th birthday with family and it was a FANTASTIC weekend. The house is absolutely BEAUTIFUL inside and out and it was large enough to accommodate all of us. It is both comfortable and charming. Martha, the owner, was so easy to work with and she went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend it to everyone for any occasion. It was fun for adults and kids too! We will definitely be back!!!!
Best in the Area!
Our group was composed of 4 couples, old friends for many years, who were looking for a comfortable/scenic place to meet around the Mentone area and spend a Super Bowel weekend together. Cragsmere exceeded our expectations! From the time we arrived, we were captivated by the character and uniqueness of the place. The historic features that the owners have preserved and displayed gave it a special ambiance. The views of the valley just steps away outside were spectacular. The owner, Ms. Gibson, was just a joy to work with and she was totally accommodating to our needs and comfort, even opening the place and turning the heat on before we arrived. The beds were all very comfortable and the place was extremely clean, comfortable, and accommodating. The fireplace was un-usable due to insurance restrictions but the other features of the house more than made up for it. Cragsmere was a very short distance from Mentone and many local interests, ie; Desoto Falls and Desoto State Park. It was a very special place and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thank you again, Ms. Gibson.
Exceptional Retreat ~ Family Vacation ~ Memory Maker
We stayed Dec 2012 (calendar would not let me add that) and it was awesome! We stayed for new years and had an awesome trip. We had two brothers and their families and it was a great family bonding trip. The owners were super welcoming and the home was more than we wished for. Huge, beautiful, well maintained, stocked to the hilt. There were 9 of us and we had tons of space. The kitchen was better than you can imagine and we loved every single thing about this home! Sorry we forgot to write a review! Hope to visit again. Thanks, The Hill Family
Three generations annual gathering.
Our three families try to get together each winter in mid-January in Mentone. This year we rented Cragsmere and found both the house and it's setting delightful. The furnishings are charming and Martha and Hoot Gibson have taken care to supply the house with everything a visitor could possibly need -- no need to bring Kleenex, paper towels or condiments because they are already there. The layout of the house is terrific for a large gathering, with a large functional kitchen, ample dining room, and a beautiful great room with wood burning fireplace. Cragsmere is the nicest place we have stayed at in Mentone.
5 minutes from DeSoto Falls (DeSoto State Park). 20 minutes from Little River Canyon National Preserve. 5 minutes from downtown Mentone.
Rates & Availability
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Rates may be higher for large groups.