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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property
cabin
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

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.

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER IN THE TEXT OF YOUR REQUEST SO I CAN GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

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!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome

Owner
Rob Shaffer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 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.

http://www.mentonearts.org/index.html

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

New Listing! 1800's Original Cozy Romantic Cabin For 2 Or The Family
average rating of 4.948276 based on 61 reviews
5

Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is amazing! Everything you need for a perfect quite and relaxing weekend. Beautiful sights and a awesome hot tub!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brandon, MS
5

Secluded, comfortable, and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I LOVED our stay here, "Away from it All!" It's a bit off the beaten path, but that did not bother us. It's close enough to town to have convenient access to restaurants and the Dollar General for sundries. The cabin itself combines rustic with modern conveniences. The hot tub is great; one of the best I've seen. The washer and dryer are so good that I jotted down the manufacturer and model number, for when ours need to be replaced.

The hike down to the creek is easy enough, and even during a severe drought, we could here the water trickling from the back porch. I could only imagine how it would sound under normal rainfall conditions. The fire pit area is very cozy, and I enjoyed an evening of star gazing at this clearing. Nearly the entire state is under a burn ban, so we didn't build a fire in it.

The bed in the master bedroom is very comfortable. During the day, we enjoyed the sunshine by opening all the blinds...very cozy.

We've stayed in cabins in Gatlinburg and Mentone for the past 15 years, and this has been our favorite!

The kitchen was small but adequate. The stove and dishwasher are compact, but work well. Good refrigerator/freezer.

We had ZERO cell service, but the cabin's WiFi kept us in touch with family back home via text and social media. Great entertainment center with plenty of channels.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as shown in photos. Rustic charm with modern conveniences. Private and secluded but only a short drive to Desoto State Park and Little River Canyon. We did not bring a dog but there is a nice fenced dog run accessed directly from the back door. We didn't get to take advantage of the fire pit because of the drought but it was lovely just sitting and enjoying the river overlook. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Everything that you'd expect and more. The cabin is exceptionally clean and well appointed.

  • 4 of 5

Just in time for Color Fest in Mentone! Really enjoyed sitting at the fire pit area. Chairs were comfortable and the view was beautiful. Unfortunately, the drought kept us from burning, but we still spent a lot of time sitting and enjoying the sounds of nature.

Need to print out directions as advised. I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't.

The cabin has new appliances and wifi was great.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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
5

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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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
CHA/BHM
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)

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Mentone, Alabama Mountains

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£312
for 2 nights
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£857
 

Additional pricing information

sundry supply fee £4
Pet Fee £12
Cleaning Fee 2 people- £48
see contact for all fees £0
Wood fee £12
Tax Rate 5.0%

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

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Mentone in Alabama

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom with Stone Fireplace
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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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