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New Listing! 1800's Original Cozy Romantic Cabin For 2 Or The Family

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Mentone - Away From It All

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

This Beautiful Cabin was taken timber by timber from its original location in Etowah County, Alabama. The cabin is pre-civil war in construction, it was reconstructed using the old mortar technique and then added on to in its current location. The Cabin sits on a private road behind a 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 front porch with a cozy antique swing 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 enormous original 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 two Twin beds and a Queen Bed. There is a fully functional kitchen with stainless appliances/dishwasher/stove/oven/refrigerator/freezer. One Bathroom Downstairs, with High Efficency Maytag Washer and Dryer. Flat Screen TV with Apple TV/DVD/Inside/outside Stereo/Xbox/Wireless Internet/Dish Network/Central Heat and Air. Master Bedroom overlooks a large elevated back porch 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 6 person water therapy spa/hot-tub. There is a charcoal grill on the back porch. There are steps to the fire-pit and picnic area overlooking the river, and steps 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 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.


If this cabin booked, we have three, Fernweh-vrbo#666662 on the river, and Valhalla-vrbo#778417 on the brow, and Away from it All vrbo#480579 on the river. So check availability on them!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome

Rob Shaffer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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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 2008

Why Rob Shaffer chose Alabama Mountains

It is Away From it All!

What makes this cabin unique

If you wanted a romantic getaway, you could not find a better place.


Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and the cabin was perfect. I wished we could have stayed longer. I can honestly say that we had zero complaints about your place. The view of the river is great. We had everything we might need and more. We were able to eat lunch at the Wildflower, Leigh's favorite place to eat, and it was terrific as usual. Although we have never stayed in Mentone, we often ride motorcycles through the area. Your place is far enough out that there is very little light pollution, so the sky reminded me of childhood when there were very few streetlights polluting the sky.

I have already recommended it to several friends if they wanted to get away from it all, and I'm sure we will be sneaking away again, but maybe next time, for several more days.

Thanks for checking in on us as we had a wonderful time!
Dec 2013
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based on 54 holidaymaker reviews

New Listing! 1800's Original Cozy Romantic Cabin For 2 Or The Family
average rating of 4.962963 based on 57 reviews

Great spot for peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is quaint and well-equipped for a couple or small family. It is very remote and peadeful in the middle of the woods. The closest neighbor can only be seen from the road. By the water, there is not a single sign of a human footprint. The area is drought-ridden right now, so there was no rushing water here or in DeSoto State Park, but there was enough water to still be pleasant to sit by but not for fishing. The cabin is very clean and decorated suitably for a log cabin, but is comfortable and has everything you need. Sitting on the porches or in the hot tub was so relaxing. Only issue that we had was with water pressure, which maybe can't be helped. I would still recommend it highly unless you have long bushy hair! Had a really nice time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about water pressure! Changed the Carbon filter today and all is better! Rob.
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Florence, AL

Loved this cabin! Peace and tranquility.

  • 5 of 5

We loved loved loved this cabin! The moment we walked through the door was peace and tranquility. My grandkids thought it was awesome. They wanted to spend one night by candlelight to get a feel of what it was like in the old days. The river behind the river behind the cabin was also a plus. We enjoyed everything about it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

"A slice of heaven" The one word that comes to mind when you open the door is "WOW" If you need peace and quiet this is the cabin. Sitting on deck,listening to waterfall, watching sunrises and soaking in hot tub is the perfect way to unwind! Looking forward to our next trip. The owners written instructions were on spot. Owner really tried to make you feel at home and your trip memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I'm not very good with words but it was amazing. The cabin was gorgeous & the scenery was awesome. I enjoyed the privacy out there. It was very nice to be away from it all. Highly recommended!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perkinston, ms


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with everything you need. Can't wait to plan a fall visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Peters

Away From It All is magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the antique cabin. We felt at home drivng through the woods on the main road and on the side road to the cabin. We were looking for quiet peaceful country/woods/mountains. Rob presented us with all 3. The cabin greets you with warmth when walking into another era with all of the furnishings to make it feel at home and with all of the modern neccessities at the same time. We hiked down to the river below as well as enjoyed the hot tub and bbq grill. When going into town, we went to the Wildflower Cafe and talked with Moon the owner and several other friendly people. The people of the town are all so down to Earth and welcoming and warm. A man offered us his canoes to take down the river to the waterfall. We got caught in a storm for about 45 minutes but made it back safely. Again everyone is so friendly. It was heaven going back to the cabin and getting showered and warm for a nap. We didnt stay more than 2 nights due to other travel plans, however we plan on coming back to Mentone and will definately stay at Away From It All again. It is a very secure and safe environment. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Wildflower Cafe
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)


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


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)


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.


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)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Mentone, Alabama Mountains

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Wood fee-see contract £12
Pet Fee £16
Cleaning Fee 2 people- £49
sundry supply fee £4
see contact for all fees £0

You will be sent a contract with detailed payment instructions if your dates are available, read it carefully and follow the instructions, it is self explanatory. The Cleaning and Wood fees depend on how many nights you stay-VRBO does not allow the option for selecting different fees-so your quoted fee from VRBO may be incorrect if you stay 3 days or more. Look at contract, pay accordingly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Mentone in Alabama

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom with Stone Fireplace
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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