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Private Cabin Nestled and Bordering the Otting Tract WMA On Lookout Mt.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 pluse, hiking biking and hunting in back yard

Congratulations! You have just found Mentone's most affordable and best-kept secret! Unplug, relax, and enjoy all the amazing features this area provides. Located less than ten miles from beautiful, artistic and historic Mentone, Alambama you will have the pleasure of immediate access to over 750 acres of wildlife preserve for your enjoyment. And the best part? It's literally right out your back door. Located less than a mile from beautiful'Camp Juliette Low,' this wonderful two story, two bedroom, two bathroom house is situated on eleven wilderness acres bordering hundreds of Auting tract State Preserve. This property features one of the most centrally located, most accessible rentals in the area. This A-Frame home offers such amenities as spacious, open-loft, common area, complete with hardwood floors throughout, wood burning stone fireplace, huge deck, screened porch and fire pit for post-shopping or outdoor evening conversation. This warm environment provides vaulted beam ceilings, fully stocked refrigerator with complimentary basic cooking ingredients for your convenience as well an unprecedented intimate, enjoyable environment perfectly suited for a family outing or a romantic weekend getaway in the woods.

Not to be overlooked, this property is perfectly suited for all interests: artists, shoppers, vacationers, paddling, hikers as well as hunters.

More Details

Rachel Neidich-Rook
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Rachel Neidich-Rook

Hailing from Texas and Tennessee we are honest, straightforward and fun couple. We have a passion for the outdoors and travelling. We know how to travel and we know what travellers want. Collectively we have traveled most of the Continental U.S. (most of that camping) while having visited 20 different countries we definitely want to help make your experience stress-free and fun.

Rachel Neidich-Rook purchased this house in 2013

Why Rachel Neidich-Rook chose Georgia

We love Lookout Mountain and Menton. It is one of the most unique geographical areas in the south east. Our family are avid outdoor enthusiasts and we love the outdoor activities available in this area. There are great hiking, biking, and hunting activities right out the back door of the house.

What makes this house unique

We're right in the middle of it all! And guess what? it's a great price... heck, just because there's wallpaper in two of the bathrooms (still a work in progress) we will offer our house at a competitive price you can't pass up!


Menlo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large shower with 2 shower heads
  • Our down stairs couch has two foam mattress that can be removed for extra sleeping (2 adults or 2 kids)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master down stairs - 1 king , all natural mattress made of bamboo
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , with full bath, memory foam mattress
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , open to livingroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
This cabin serves the outdoor enthusiast, with hiking, bouldering, low traffic, beautiful back roads bike routes, and hunting out the back door. You wouldn't even have to leave the house.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

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Private Cabin Nestled and Bordering the Otting Tract WMA On Lookout Mt.
average rating of 4.086207 based on 58 reviews

Loved the house!

  • 5 of 5

My family needed a weekend getaway and this place was perfect! Love the fact they allow dogs- we'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Price

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was not fancy but it met our needs as a family. You cannot beat the price of this place for a vacation. I think it is in a great location if you are looking for things to do. It is about 25 min from Cloudland Canyon State Park (Which I highly recommend) and about 20 min from Desoto State Park. There are only two bedrooms in the house and the upstairs single beds are not the most comfortable in the world. There is a futon in the loft, but you have to walk through the loft to get to the bedroom upstairs. Not much privacy in you need to use the loft as a extra sleeping area. It met our needs as a family and was a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the honest and great review. Our cabin is built from those that want to be adventurous. And it looks like it was a good stay for you guys please come again thank you Rachel
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Our first visit to the mountains of Georgia

  • 3 of 5

What a beautiful area of the country! We stayed 3 nights and hiked, saw sights, and visited local towns. Our daughter toured Berry College in Rome, GA. The Pocket was one of the best hikes ever! Wildflowers blooming like crazy around a rocky stream bed with a waterfall at the end. Cloundland Canyon State Park was well worth the 30 minute drive, as was the view from Lookout Mountain in Mentone. Lots of pretty waterfalls and mountain views. We enjoyed being able to have a camp fire at the end of the day.

The house was in a good location, very clean, and has a nice layout. The furniture could use some upgrading though. The beds have no box springs, just a thick foam pad over plywood or planks - very low to the ground and not the most comfortable. Same for the living room. Furniture was functional but not comfortable.

The kitchen was adequate - the stovetop is quirky and took awhile to get lit. More silverware would have been nice. We had to wash it after every meal to have enough for the next one. It was nice to grill out and eat on the screened porch.

Be aware - there is no cell service or wifi for many miles! The internet cafe in Mentone was closed. We had to go to Summerville to McDonalds to download some important papers. This means you will not be able to rely on GPS either, so get/take some maps.

Overall a good place to "get away from it all"!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the beds they are Tempur-Pedic an organic memory foam. We like a firm sleep. And if I'm not correct there's enough silverware there for 8 I will look into that. I'm glad you got out to see the sights. Please come back and visit again
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Very cozy and relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much! It was perfect for our family!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review please come bac to stay with us again
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Nice place to check out...

  • 4 of 5

Great cabin! My only suggestions might be to actually have TV service, as the multiple dishes on the house were misleading, and perhaps to add an outside hot tub. We had a great stay, cooked our meals and warmed by the fire. We shall return!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location to get away from it all!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the house -- the giant king sized bed was super comfortable and the jet tub was very relaxing. (We did miss having a land line phone and not being able to watch television though...) We loved exploring in Mentone, Ala., as well as a great dinner at Canyon Grill. Very convenient to beautiful Cloudland Canyon and a beautiful drive to get there. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Mountain Cove Grill
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cloudmont Ski and Golf
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Wildflower Cafe, Moonlight Bistro , Canyon Grill
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cloudmont ski and Golf
Car: recommended

Our cabin is located between and within a 15 mile radius of Camp: Alpine, Skyline, Lookout Mtn, Juliette Low,Valley, Veiw Ranch, Adahi, Woodmont, New Dawn, Desoto, Laney, Comer Scout Resevation


31874 Georgia 157, Menlo, GA 30731

Follow I-24 W and I-59 S to AL-117 S/AL-40 E in Hammondville. Take exit 231 from I-59 S

41.1 mi / 36 min

Continue on AL-117 S. Drive to GA-157 N in Chattooga County

15.5 mi / 22 min

Turn left onto AL-117 S/AL-40 E

1.3 mi

Turn right onto AL-7/US-11 S

0.1 mi

Take the 1st left onto AL-117 S

Entering Georgia

10.4 mi

Continue onto GA-48 E

1.5 mi

Turn left onto GA-157 N

2.2 mi

31874 Georgia 157, Menlo, GA 30731


Rates & Availability

Menlo House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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