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New2BR/2Bath1800's Original Romantic Cabin(1-2 night stay accepted Mon-Thu)rs

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful And Quaint With All Modern Updates On East Fork Of The Little River

(We accept 1-2 day rentals during the week-Mon-Thursday depending on availability, and 3 day rentals for the weekends.) This Beautiful Cabin was taken timber by timber from its original location in Kentucky. IT is new-old construction taking over a year to build. Construction finish date was February 6th 2015. It is a sister cabin to 'Away from it All' vrbo-480579 which many of you have had the pleasure of staying in. The cabin is model pre-civil war construction, it was reconstructed using modern mortar technique and then added on to in its current location. The Cabin sits near the end of a private dirt and gravel road behind a locked 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 large covered front porch with swing and with a larger open uncovered front porch with ample log furniture 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 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 three Queen Beds. The Master Bedroom downstairs is off of the Great-room and is garnered with mountain views through perfectly placed casement windows and King Bed, situated perfectly so that you can see the woods and sunrise from the bed. Off of the Master Bedroom is a Beautiful Master bath with stone walk in shower and copper slipper tub, set below a large window overlooking the woods. All sinks were imported from a copper-smith in Mexico. There is a fully functional kitchen with stainless appliances/dishwasher/stove/oven/refrigerator/freezer/microwave and all cooking supplies you will need. One Bathroom Downstairs off of the Great-room with a combo-shower and bath, and a Master Bath off of the Master Bedroom with a Walk in Stone Shower, and Large Copper Slipper Tub. High Efficiency Kenmore Washer and Dryer. 2 Flat Screen TV's up and downstairs with Roku/DVD/WII/Wireless Internet/Dish Network/Central Heat and Air. Land-line phone is present. Cell phone coverage is available from the front porch though spotty at times. I-phones work great through I-message or KIK/any internet messaging service. There is a Master Bedroom that overlooks a large elevated back porch over the river canyon 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 5 person water therapy spa/hot-tub. There is a charcoal grill on the back porch. There is a fire-pit and picnic area above the river, and a built in gravel trail with staircases 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, AL and 15 minutes from Fort Payne, AL 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. There is a Fenced yard on the side of house for pets. The Cabin is behind a locked gate on a private road, it is very secluded. We accept 1-2 day rentals during the week-Mon-Thursday depending on availability, and 3 day rentals for the weekends. Just input your dates and I will get back with you with our availability by email or text. Wood is available for purchase, please see contract for the pricing. When you ask about dates we will respond with a contract sent to your email address if your dates are accepted and available. All dates are first come-first serve, so please respond quickly when you receive a contract. If you wait to make a decision then check the calendar again to be sure it still shows your dates available, it is updated several times a day as reservations are made. This area books up quickly all year long, so plan way ahead. Check out our other properties-Away from it All VRBO-480579 and Valhalla on the brow minutes from downtown Mentone-vrbo#778417, and Sandy Bottoms in Orange Beach Alabama VRBO # 665401

Thanks!

Rob Shaffer, MD

More Details

Owner
Rob Shaffer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Rob Shaffer

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 2015

Why Rob Shaffer chose Alabama

It is secluded, quiet, private, rustic, modern, comfortable is every possible way.

What makes this cabin unique

Every Season is amazing here.

Amenities

Mentone Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Off the Great-room
  • Master Bath with walk in stone shower and beautiful exquisite copper slipper tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 queen
  • Master Bedroom with Private Master Bath, Walk in Stone Shower, and Copper Slipper Tub below Window overlooking woods with Double sinks. Off of the Great-room is a Common bath with combo shower/tub.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
This Cabin is the Older but newer and larger sister cabin of the romantic highly sought after 'Away from it All'. This is our personal cabin we built after we renovated Away from it All. It retains all of the charm but adds a master bath walk in shower and a little more space. It is located a few hundred yards up river from Away from it All, if you have stayed there in the past, it is just down the road a piece..:)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

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New2BR/2Bath1800's Original Romantic Cabin(1-2 night stay accepted Mon-Thu)rs
average rating of 4.979592 based on 49 reviews
5

Relax to the sounds of nature and a rushing River

  • 5 of 5

Great time. Quick responses from owners. Helpful with possible change of plans due to hurricane Irma. Clean upscale cabin. Out of the way but close enough to Ruby falls, Rock City, cloud canyon State Park, DeSoto park, etc. Thanks guys, we didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent.

  • 5 of 5

Every detail was provided.

Decorated beautifully

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Enjoyed our stay! Will rent from Mr Shaffer again

  • 5 of 5

It was a well kept cabin! Everyone enjoyed it very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Fell in love with it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place..we've stayed with other rental companies in the Mentone area, we were not very happy before..we plan on returning to Fernweh yearly..it was more than we expected..loved it

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

"SIMPLY" OUTSTANDING!!

  • 5 of 5

This quaint cabin in the woods was EXACTLY what my family was looking for. This location is close enough to everything we wanted to see and do, yet far enough away for the perfect quiet getaway.. We will definitely look at your listings first when planning our next trip. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

There's just not enough great things to say about this cabin. It has everything to offer, It's beautiful, it's in a great location, It has everything you could possible need, it's beyond comfortable, It is surrounded by beauty both in walking and driving distance. The relaxing sound of the river that is just below the cabin is an added bonus. The scenery is absolutely breath taking. The shopping in Mentone was like stepping back in time the little log cabin shops were just adorable and the people were all so friendly. You couldn't go wrong with staying here, we enjoyed every second and are looking forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cloudmont
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Wildflower
Car: necessary

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)

Hosiery Museum

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

18 holes

741 County Road 647

Mentone, AL35984

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

Trenton, GA30752

25 miles from Mentone

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Rome Braves

Class A - affiliate of the Atlanta Braves

Located in Rome Georgia (1 hour)

Chattanooga Lookouts

Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds

Located in Chattanooga, TN (55 mins)

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

True Adventure Sport

DeSoto State Park

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Shady Grove Dude Ranch

Ski Cloudmont

Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park

Tennessee (1 hour)

Ruby Falls ‚ Tennessee (1 hour)

Rock City, Tennessee (1 hour)

Incline Railway, Tennessee (1 hour)

RESTAURANTS Mentone/Valley Head

Moonlight Bistro:

Wildflower Cafe: MY FAVORITE!!

Big Jim's Bama-Q:

The Old Barber Shop Cafe:

Tigers Inn:

DeSoto State Park/Ft. Payne:

Most chains and some larger home-owned restaurants are in Fort Payne, about 20 mins from Mentone.

SHOPPING

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $15

Rates are Firm, see contract for all terms and refund policy. This is our home and we expect you to treat it with great respect, therefore leave it always better than you found it! Check your "Junk" Folder if you did not receive contract it will be from robertshaffermd hotmail address. 2 day rentals are allowed during the week and close to unrented dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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