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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

(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
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Rob Shaffer, MD

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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 unless you are military and have a military ID then 18. Thank you for serving our country....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    We love dogs, hate cats, if your pet is crated and well behaved, and potty trained and you clean up all of their presents, and they stay off furniture they are welcome. Leave neurotic pets with your family at home. We have a fenced yard to the side of the cabin. You are responsible for your pets!!...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Only outside, and it is not allowed on screened porch, and if you burn the woods down or get lung cancer you are responsible for your BUTTS. If you smoke in my house we will hunt you down....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 3 queen

    ...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Off the Great-room...moreless

  • Master Bath with walk in stone shower and beautiful exquisite copper slipper tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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..:)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Upstairs and downstairs...moreless

  • Games:

    few WII games/board games/cards/poker etc...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Overlooks East Fork of Little River...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Our dining table could seat 6, depending on how you position the table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat and Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Double Sided stone fireplace bedroom and Greatroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heat and air...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi fi is included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all lines blankets towels etc are available...moreless

  • Telephone:

    internet phone available...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Bring high efficiency pods with you...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig-bring coffee pods, or we have reusable eco-friendly coffee pods......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Furnished with all pots/pans/waffle maker/microwave/dishwasher/toaster/etc etc etc, I mean we need everything in our kitchen for a vacation so we have it here....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We follow a Community living lifestyle, take your perishables with you and leave what you do not use for the next guest-use what is present as you need it. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large stainless 2 sided icemaker and water bottom drawer freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven-Do not burn toast in the cabin-it is frowned upon. ...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Mountain bike the Road. We do not provide bikes. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    At high water you can Kayak, see contract.......moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Front open porch for sunbathing, rear large deck, open fr grilling and screened for lounging, hottub is in screened area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cloudmont Ski Resort has rentals and ski and snowboarding that is weather and seasonal dependent. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    6 Person Therapy Hottub, yes it is ridiculous with a view of the canyon.......moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$149

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • sundry supply fee $5
  • Cleaning Fee $60
  • Pet Fee $15
  • Wood $15
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

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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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Birmingham
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cloudmont
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Mentone, AL, USA:
It is secluded, quiet, private, rustic, modern, comfortable is every possible way.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Every Season is amazing here.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • Fernweh

    Fernweh

  • Master Room

    Master Room

  • Fully equipped Kitchen

    Fully equipped Kitchen

  • Bedroom Master Downstairs

    Bedroom Master Downstairs

  • master bath

    master bath

  • loft

    loft

  • screened back porch

    screened back porch

  • From screened porch on back of house looking out to the open back deck

    From screened porch on back of house looking out to the open back deck

  • off of back porch-above waterfall, hear the water rushing from the porch

    off of back porch-above waterfall, hear the water rushing from the porch

  • Duke, our Son..

    Duke, our Son..

  • We have a yearning to GO!  This is fernweh, German for wanderlust..

    We have a yearning to GO! This is fernweh, German for wanderlust..

  • river when high-crystal clear.

    river when high-crystal clear.

  • Master Room

    Master Room

  • Bedrom Master Downstairs

    Bedrom Master Downstairs

  • masterbath

    masterbath

  • stairwell to greatroom from loft

    stairwell to greatroom from loft

  • Loft, full size TV is behind me above stairs on wall

    Loft, full size TV is behind me above stairs on wall

  • Hottub on screened in porch, overlooks river

    Hottub on screened in porch, overlooks river

  • view from deck onto screened porch

    view from deck onto screened porch

  • side of house with huge casement windows

    side of house with huge casement windows

  • Little River Below Cabin in Fall

    Little River Below Cabin in Fall

  • Desoto Falls, 7 minutes from cabin

    Desoto Falls, 7 minutes from cabin

  • Fire-pit overlooking river

    Fire-pit overlooking river

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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