This gorgeous 2 bedroom 2 bath pre-civil war log cabin is perched on the edge of the bluff overlooking a magnificent view of Town Creek as it meanders through the bottom of the Tennessee Valley Divide. This newly renovated historic log cabin was originally built in the mid 1800's in New Market, Alabama. The cabin took a trip down Highway 72 in Madison County and found a temporary home almost on the Limestone County line for many years. Our sweet friends, Don and Jan Kennedy, moved this beauty and renovated it in 1980. The cabin was home to many retail and commercial spaces over the course of the next 35 years. In 2015 Don approached us and asked if we would be interested in helping relocate and save this cabin. Years of weather exposure had really done a number on the logs on the South side of the cabin and the concrete chinking had also held moisture in the joints and expedited decomposition of the logs near each joint. We knew there would be repairs and even some replacement logs needed in the restoration of this cabin, but not so much that we felt the cabin could not be saved. So we took on the challenge and began the process of getting the cabin moved to our property. About a month into our work, we were presented with another cabin opportunity that ended up taking top priority for about a year. We worked quickly to get the roof off of Kennedy and get the top 3 courses of logs down so that we could load the cabin on a truck and move it to the High Falls area of Guntersville. (See our video below for our moving day fun!) After getting the cabin moved and set up on the foundation, we put a roof on it and secured the property and moved our efforts to Barnwood Lodge until October 2016. 10 months later, here we are, ready to share this gem with everyone! We are so excited to announce that Kennedy Cabin at High Falls is OFFICIALLY OPEN!!!!
- Cabin1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This is truely an amazing property. We have stayed here twice, and once at the neighboring Eagles Nest cabin. This last trip it felt like coming home. We really enjoyed the coffee table books detailing the moving and restoration with before, during, and after pictures. It is apparent that care an thought was give to every detail of design. If you are looking for quiet and solitude this is your place. That would be the only negative, if any, that there is no internet or cell phone reception. It would actually be a positive if life would allow, but I have be in contact for work. Overall, if cabins are your thing, you will not find a better place. It’s an unexpected jewel in Albertville, AL.
Exceeded all of my expectations!
My husband & I wanted to take our kids (12, 6 & 4) on a trip to the woods for some peace and quiet and to unplug for a few days. I’m so grateful to have found this cabin! My 4 year old said he didn’t like it, he loved it! The cabin was a perfect mixture of history and luxury. Everything we needed and wanted was waiting for us. The view off the porch was stunning and the hot tub was an added bonus. We enjoyed exploring around our cabin and fires at night. My husband and oldest hiked down to the creek below and we went to the park a few minutes down the road for an easier hike. Our stay was absolutely perfect and I can’t wait to come back or try out another one of their cabins!
This was a beautifully restored cabin.
We stayed for our one year wedding anniversary, and it was the perfect choice. Every aspect was so beautifully done, and cozy, and comfortable. We will definitely be coming back!
Beautiful, cozy, renovated perfectly!!
Get a way from it all!! Gorgeous cabin with extra touches in each room. Spotty cell device but that’s great for unwinding!!
This was our third stay at one of Karen Tillery's restored cabins. We will be back!
Breathtakingly beautiful cabin
The cabin and setting are amazing! Love all the details which go into making this such a beautiful and relaxing place. The furnishings are gorgeous as well as the view. Secluded but close to Guntersville State Park and High Falls Park. Hope to come back!