|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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This Beautiful Cabin was taken timber by timber from its original location in Etowah County, Alabama. The cabin is pre-civil war in construction, it was reconstructed using the old mortar technique and then added on to in its current location. The Cabin sits on a private road behind a gate. Secluded is an understatement. It is situated on a bluff overlooking the Crystal Clear East Fork of the Little River, just below a waterfall which can be heard as soon as you open the door to the car during the wetter seasons. We have an inviting front porch with a cozy antique swing where many a book has been read in the fragrant mountain air. The Cabin itself retains all of its antique charm as you enter the Great room with its enormous original stone double sided wood-burning fireplace serving the great-room and the Master bedroom both located on the lower floor. The Upstairs is separated by a staircase that leads to a private spacious upper loft that contains two Twin beds and a Queen Bed. There is a fully functional kitchen with stainless appliances/dishwasher/stove/oven/refrigerator/freezer. One Bathroom Downstairs, with High Efficency Maytag Washer and Dryer. Flat Screen TV with Apple TV/DVD/Inside/outside Stereo/Xbox/Wireless Internet/Dish Network/Central Heat and Air. Master Bedroom overlooks a large elevated back porch and the river can be heard from an open window. There is a large stone hearth wood burning fireplace in the bedroom. The Bedroom opens onto a cozy screened in porch with a 6 person water therapy spa/hot-tub. There is a charcoal grill on the back porch. There are steps to the fire-pit and picnic area overlooking the river, and steps to the river itself where depending on the water level you can swim/float/fish/lounge or sit in the crystal clear mountain water. The house is about 10 minutes from Downtown Mentone for antique shopping/cultural activity/or fantastic food and music at the Wildflower Cafe or other restaurants. The canyon is also about 10 minutes away, and 5 Minutes from Alpine Boys Camp, Desoto State Park, Desoto Waterfall, and Lake. There are wildflowers galore and wild blueberries and blackberries and plums along the road depending on the season. Wildlife abounds everywhere. The Tin Roof provides a great sound to sleep to when it rains.
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If this cabin booked, we have three, Fernweh-vrbo#666662 on the river, and Valhalla-vrbo#778417 on the brow, and Away from it All vrbo#480579 on the river. So check availability on them!
We love the outdoors, and this place we have made our weekend getaway and solace. It exudes peacefulness and was designed to be cozy yet modern in every way, so we could truly relax and be surrounded by nature.
Rob Shaffer purchased this cabin in 2008
It is Away From it All!
If you wanted a romantic getaway, you could not find a better place.
We had a wonderful time and the cabin was perfect. I wished we could have stayed longer. I can honestly say that we had zero complaints about your place. The view of the river is great. We had everything we might need and more. We were able to eat lunch at the Wildflower, Leigh's favorite place to eat, and it was terrific as usual. Although we have never stayed in Mentone, we often ride motorcycles through the area. Your place is far enough out that there is very little light pollution, so the sky reminded me of childhood when there were very few streetlights polluting the sky.
I have already recommended it to several friends if they wanted to get away from it all, and I'm sure we will be sneaking away again, but maybe next time, for several more days.
Thanks for checking in on us as we had a wonderful time!
This was our 2nd time at away from it all and it was just as wonderful as the last. Cute rustic cabin has that home away from home feeling. Very cozy and comfortable. Although it rained the whole time and the power went out for a couple of hrs we made the best of our time here wouldn't have traded the sound of the roaring river for anything else! Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us again!
We had no problems finding the cabin. Cute cozy place. Burn ban was enforced so we could not have a fire in the firepit outside. We had no rain so the stream out back was very low and not flowing. Could not hear the sound of water. Kitchen was very small to make thanksgiving dinner. But we still enjoyed ourselves very much. Throughly enjoyed the hot tub.
This cabin was just as described...an 1800's style that was cozy and comfortable. The setting, along the river, would have really been magnificent if there had been no drought. Nonetheless, we greatly enjoyed our time in the cabin around the fireplace. This is a beautiful place and we will be back!!
This cabin is amazing! Everything you need for a perfect quite and relaxing weekend. Beautiful sights and a awesome hot tub!
My wife and I LOVED our stay here, "Away from it All!" It's a bit off the beaten path, but that did not bother us. It's close enough to town to have convenient access to restaurants and the Dollar General for sundries. The cabin itself combines rustic with modern conveniences. The hot tub is great; one of the best I've seen. The washer and dryer are so good that I jotted down the manufacturer and model number, for when ours need to be replaced.
The hike down to the creek is easy enough, and even during a severe drought, we could here the water trickling from the back porch. I could only imagine how it would sound under normal rainfall conditions. The fire pit area is very cozy, and I enjoyed an evening of star gazing at this clearing. Nearly the entire state is under a burn ban, so we didn't build a fire in it.
The bed in the master bedroom is very comfortable. During the day, we enjoyed the sunshine by opening all the blinds...very cozy.
We've stayed in cabins in Gatlinburg and Mentone for the past 15 years, and this has been our favorite!
The kitchen was small but adequate. The stove and dishwasher are compact, but work well. Good refrigerator/freezer.
We had ZERO cell service, but the cabin's WiFi kept us in touch with family back home via text and social media. Great entertainment center with plenty of channels.
Exactly as shown in photos. Rustic charm with modern conveniences. Private and secluded but only a short drive to Desoto State Park and Little River Canyon. We did not bring a dog but there is a nice fenced dog run accessed directly from the back door. We didn't get to take advantage of the fire pit because of the drought but it was lovely just sitting and enjoying the river overlook. We will definitely be back.
Mentone sits atop Lookout Mountain in historic DeKalb County, Alabama. The area is rich in natural beauty: DeSoto Falls (inside DeSoto State Park), Little River Canyon (Little River Canyon National Preserve), Little River, endless hiking/biking opportunities and so much more. Natural recreation is available at the parks and several area businesses offer activities like kayaking, canoeing, and horseback riding. Golf is also available, and area cities like Fort Payne (10 mins), Trenton (30 mins), Chattanooga (45 mins) and Rome (40 mins) offer shopping and restaurants in addition to those found in Mentone.
We invite you to learn more about our area both before and during your visit. Visit these web sites to do just that, or contact us with your questions.
•DeKalb County Tourist Association
•Mentone Area Preservation Association Museums / Informative / Educational / Historical
Fort Payne Depot Museum
Housed in a 1800s train deport, this museum has
historical artifacts from the area and from around the
world. Well worth the visit. Located in FortPayne (15 mins)
Alabama Fan Club & Museum
Home of the most successful country music act ever
Located in south FortPayne (15 mins)
FortPayne is the sock capital of the world, and this
museum downtown by Union Park shows you how it
all happened. Located in Fort Payne (15 mins)
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Located in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia (1 hour)
AREA PUBLIC GOLF COURSES
Lil Mole Run Golf Course
741 County Road 647
Minutes from downtown Mentone
Saddle Rock Golf Course
9 holes over 2,181 yards with a par of 63
721 County Road 614
Mentone, AL 35984
4 miles from Mentone
Dogwood Hills Course
18 holes over 6,463 yards with a par of 72
26460 Alabama Highway 71
Flat Rock, Al
24 miles from Mentone
Air Castle Course
18 holes over 6,405 yards with a par of 72
2060 Back Valley Road
25 miles from Mentone
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Class A - affiliate of the Atlanta Braves
Located in Rome Georgia (1 hour)
Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds
Located in Chattanooga, TN (55 mins)
True Adventure Sport
DeSoto State Park
Little River Canyon National Preserve
Shady Grove Dude Ranch
Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park
Tennessee (1 hour)
Ruby Falls â€š Tennessee (1 hour)
Rock City, Tennessee (1 hour)
Incline Railway, Tennessee (1 hour)
RESTAURANTS Mentone/Valley Head
Wildflower Cafe: MY FAVORITE!!
Big Jim's Bama-Q:
The Old Barber Shop Cafe:
DeSoto State Park/Ft. Payne:
Most chains and some larger home-owned restaurants are in Fort Payne, about 20 mins from Mentone.
Downtown Mentone offers several great antique and unique gift shops:
- Orbix Hot Glass
- White Elephant Antiques
- Little River Hardware
- Crow's Nest Antiques
- The Gourdie Shop
- Crafts Village (beside Log Cabin Deli)
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|sundry supply fee||$5|
|Cleaning Fee 2 people-||$60|
|see contact for all fees||$0|
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