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"Cliff House" overlooking Desoto Falls on Lookout Mountain in Mentone Alabama

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

“Cliff House”, the spectacular view in Mentone, a cliff hanger experience

“Cliff House” is one of a kind, and we invite you to experience the magic our family has enjoyed on this property for over 80 years. Once here you will not want to leave, and anticipate returning year after year. Secure your reservation for an experience of shear magic you will treasure forever. This is the place to stay in Mentone, and by all accounts one of the most spectacular cottage views in the southeastern United States Appalachian Mountains.

WiFi service covers the entire property, and full cell phone service is available using WiFi technology (refer to Telephone... listing under amenities).

At Cliff House enjoy a three season screened porch facing Desoto Falls and a breathtaking view into the Little River Canyon basin 120 feet below the cliff where Little River Canyon begins.

Cliff House has two bedrooms with queen size beds and private baths and a half bath for guests being entertained. The house includes a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, dining area accommodating eight persons, gas fireplace, washer and dryer, and the screened porch with balcony/deck overlooking the Falls.

Cliff House accommodates four adults, and is not suitable for very young children. Cliff House is a nonsmoking property, and no pets are allowed. Parking for two vehicles is on site, and overflow parking for daytime guests accommodated at street side.

Cliff House is a three minute walk to Desoto Falls overlook and lake in Desoto State Park both visible from the cabin. Cliff House is three miles from the historic town center of Mentone Alabama where restaurants, shopping, banking and service stations are located. The property is 15 miles from The Little River National Preserve administered by The National Park Service. Desoto State Park Lodge and Restaurant is a four mile drive. We are two hours drive from Atlanta Georgia or Birmingham Alabama and 45 minutes from Chattanooga Tennessee. These cities are all served by regularly scheduled commercial flights with Chattanooga (CHA) being the most convenient. Plan your romantic week-end or longer In the serene magic surrounding Cliff House almost in heaven.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Collins
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Susan Collins

Recently constructed house (2017) overlooking Desoto Falls on property owned by the family since 1945.

Susan Collins purchased this cottage in 1945

Why Susan Collins chose Mentone

Because there is no other like “Cliff House”. Where else can you immediately “feel the magic” of a place much less your vacation rental? It is without equal and one spectacular place of a lifetime all in Mentone, Alabama. You will be drawn back to “Cliff House” year after year.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cliff House is a cabin with magnificent views of Desoto Falls from every room in the house. Our pictures cannot possibly convey the peaceful serenity awaiting you at this ancient site on Lookout Mountain, a truly spiritual experience.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mentone in DeKalb County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Gas fireplace must be turned off when leaving house.
  • Do not empty ice bin when checking out.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Showers in each bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size beds in each bedroom each with private bath
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
Four panel Scenic doors open by sliding into the walls incorporating the screened porch on the cliff facing the falls into the great room. Clear vinyl North Solar shades can be extended to create a 3 season enclosed porch or protect from the wind/rain.


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(18 traveller reviews)

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"Cliff House" overlooking Desoto Falls on Lookout Mountain in Mentone Alabama
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Absolutely Breath Taking!

  • 5 of 5

Cliff House was the upmost best home in Mentone. The home had a fabulous view of Desota Falls, beautiful spacious rooms and a tranquil atmosphere. Balpha is someone you would love to meet, he is very kind and down to earth, while making you feel very welcome and comfortable in his home. We are looking forward to our next visit in The Glorious Cliff House and seeing our new friend Balpha.

Melissa & Jason

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view! The house is a perfect size and you get a view from every room. Balpha greeted us and showed us things we needed to know about the house. We loved it so much I called to see if we could book another night. This is truly the best location I’ve ever stayed. It’s wonderful to hear the falls. So calming and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

What can I say that no one has? This is an amazing property! Upon our arrival, the owner greeted us and had soothing music playing from the TV. We were instantly relaxed. He showed us all the features and ins/outs of the property. He lives next door and is available if you should need him.

We spent much time on the deck/patio. We even went back to playing some good old-fashioned board games(on the patio) that we brought with us. Viewing the waterfall was priceless and you can see it from every main room in the house. This property has a very caring, friendly owner and Cliff House is very clean and roomy. The bathrooms also have additional heaters in them that can keep you toasty warm while you shower and change. The beds are very comfy! Look at the pictures.........yes, it is like this , if not better.

We are from the Atlanta area and we thought it was a perfect place to come to relax. Do know that you will have limited resources in the town and so this is just a place to go to unwind.

The owner is planning on hooking up a barbeque soon which I think will be highly enjoyed by future guests...........

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our Honeymoon. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The view is gorgeous. Balpha is an amazing host who does an excellent job of making sure you're aware of all the details that make your stay the best it can be. Every detail has been thought of!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will never want to leave...

  • 5 of 5

You will not find a more gorgeous setting for your time away nor will you find a more accommodating, knowledgeable host than Balpha.

My wife and I stayed in the Cliff House for a weekend getaway to "decompress" and we could not have asked for any more than we received. Balpha greeted us and showed us everything we needed to know about the house while we were there. The house has everything you could ever need for your time here and you will be completely mesmerized by the view. Within a day of arrival, all of our issues got washed away by the falls which you can see from every room in the house (that is if you ever leave the gorgeous deck). Leaving a vacation is usually tough but this weekend was especially hard to leave behind. When we got home, the first thing I did was request another week. Don't let this gem slip you by.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely setting and lovely new home, so thoughtfully designed. You can't beat the waterfall views and sounds. Be sure to enjoy the hiking trails below the home for an up-close view of the falls and basin.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Little River Canyon National Preserve
Canyon Grill
Littler River Canyon
Green Leaf Grill
Little River Falls lookout
Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area
The Pocket Trail for abundance of wildflowere. Located in Georgia about 30 minute drive.
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Chattanooga Tn. (CHA)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

The Desoto State Park maintains a boat landing and facilities with swimming available above Desoto Falls which is a three minute walk from "Cliff House". The town center of Mentone Alabama is a three mile drive where restaurants, shops, banking and service stations are located. Desoto State Park Lodge is seven miles away with dining including breakfast, also hiking, bird trails, and swimming available. The Little River Canyon National Preserve Visitor's Center is twelve miles away where educational exhibits and activities are administered jointly by the National Park Service and Jacksonville State University. Rangers are on site to answer questions about The Little River Canyon ecology and geology. Little River Falls is directly across from the Visitor's Center, and Martha's Falls is a short hike into the canyon where swimming and picnicking are popular.

Downtown Chattanooga Tennessee is less than an hour drive where one can visit The Tennessee Aquarium and exhibits.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £42.23
Damage Deposit £70.39

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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