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AUG DATES avail: TRAEGER PELLET GRILL, Fishing&Fun on Main Channel by GoosePond

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Beds (NO bunkbeds), Sleeps 14; Canoe, Kayaks, WiFi

Robinson's Roost, located in northeast Alabama on Guntersville Lake, on the Main Channel of the Tennessee River, is approximately 1.5-2 miles south of Goosepond Colony Resort by boat, in the North Sauty area. Goosepond Marina hosts multiple bass fishing tournaments and is available for refueling while boating.

Robinson's Roost offers:

1) 3000/sf with password protected WIFI

2) 5 bedrooms/2 baths

3) Open living area with kitchen

4) 60in HDTV and DVD player

5) Dining area with 42in HDTV, 2 tables seating 12-16

6) Large sun porch with 2 sofas and several chairs, 1 pub table and 4 chairs, a 50in HDTV and DVD player

7) 5 Bedrooms with 8 beds, sleeping 14:

Bedroom 1: 1 Queen bed

Bedroom 2: 1 Extended Double (the width of a full but the length of a queen)

Bedroom 3: 1 King plus 1 Twin

Bedroom 4: 1 King plus 1 Twin

Bedroom 5: 2 Queen beds

Sheets and towels are all 100% cotton and are washed with bleach.

8) Large Traeger grill (bring your wood pellets) plus a smaller park-style CHARCOAL grill


1) 1 Boat slip

2) 1 Adult kayak

3) 1 Adult canoe

4) 3 Youth kayaks

5) Floats

6) Folding chairs

7) Garage doors that can be raised to open up the dock area

8) Electric outlets for recharging


1) Ladders into the water

2) Two roof extensions providing shade

3) Wooden swing

4) Stationary seating

5) Room to dock boats

Nearest Public Boat Launch:

Google “Mink Creek Boat Launch Alabama”

Parking at Robinson’s Roost:

There is parking for up to 5 trucks with trailers with no street parking available. Ask for specifics when requesting your reservation.

Nearby Boat Rental:

Watercraft Rental, Sales and More

2302 County Park Rd

Scottsboro, Alabama 35769

(256) 609-2847

The water level is controlled by TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) but generally fluctuates between 6-7 feet deep at the end of the pier.

Guntersville Lake is known for freshwater sports fishing, especially largemouth bass. Kids from 3-103 enjoy fishing from the dock, and are often quite successful. Any given day's catch might include largemouth bass, bream, catfish, crappie or even alligator gar!

Come! Explore Alabama, the beautiful!

More Details

Carolyn Robinson
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Carolyn Robinson

Things I love:

I love being a mom and grandmom. I enjoy reading as long as it isn't too dry or too gory and I like to learn along the way. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett introduced me to historic aspects of European architecture, entertaining all the while, whereas Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn made me think: “Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.” The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

I love sharing my home with others. My parents built Robinson's Roost in 1976, quickly establishing an "open door policy" with family and friends. Robinson's Roost became a safe haven from the throes of life, a place to rest, recover, recuperate. I get great satisfaction when guests comment on the sense of peace and restoration they experience during a visit to The Roost.

And I love to laugh...

Things I've done:

I've had the opportunity to travel a bit, witnessing citizens in other countries who survive under seemingly impossible circumstances, as we in the US are letting slip away the very blessings, hopes and dreams for which the rest of the world longs. Each country and each people group has its strengths and frailties. A choice to embrace differences in one another makes life for us all easier, which exemplifies "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

My professional life had several iterations but all revolved around face to face contact with others. I have worked primarily in the healthcare field, sales, and the financial and software industries. Surprisingly, I am finding that this phase of my life is the most personally satisfying!

There are few things I cannot live without, although I admit that I do like creature comforts. Four things that I prefer having in my life include easy access to fresh potable water, kind words, supportive friends and family of integrity, and the Good Book.

Carolyn Robinson purchased this house in 2011

Why Carolyn Robinson chose Scottsboro

Robinson's Roost was built in 1976 by my dad, who, from his youth spent his leisure hours fishing the Tennessee River (according to my grandmother, he fished during non-leisure hours too :). His love of fishing brought him and Mother back to the river, now Guntersville Lake, to build Robinson's Roost and to retire to the river.

Our family spent many lazy summer days playing in the water and sun. We began swimming after breakfast, ate a lazy lunch on the dock, then swam and played until suppertime! Daddy was always ready to pilot the boat to take us waterskiing and he ensured that we had a good go of it throughout the day. He reveled in our abilities as future Cypress Garden stars (hmm, none of us achieved THAT goal!).

Mother and Daddy established an open door policy, providing a safe haven for friends and family to visit, with an open invitation to stay as long as possible. All who showed up on their doorstep were welcomed guests. In fact, one Christmas holiday Mother and Daddy entertained 20 people as overnight guests for over a week! We had a grand time and still reminisce over the events of that week. My parents truly believed, 'The more, the merrier!'

The wonder and fascination of the river continues here at Robinson's Roost.

Come. Make memories here!

What makes this house unique

Robinson's Roost is located on a winding road through a wooded area. You just might spy some of our four-footed residents such as white-tail deer, raccoons, rabbits and maybe a fox or two. Stay alert! At night an albino skunk family may be found wandering around the neighborhood!

If you are a bird watcher, keep your peepers open. Perhaps you'll spy our national bird, the bald eagle, or perhaps a bluebird, wren, pileated woodpecker (of Woody Woodpecker fame--huge!), tufted titmouse, chickadee, downy woodpecker, red-headed woodpecker, yellowhammer (woodpecker that is the Alabama state bird) or another specimen altogether. During the summer, look to the sky and keep your ears sharp. Maybe you'll hear an osprey whistling high above the river long before you see him. The ospreys nest in the trees surrounding Robinson's Roost. Around July 25 the adults circle overhead, calling to their nestlings, coaxing them to join them in the sky. It is an exciting day when the osprey fledglings take flight!

For the fishermen, Robinson's Roost is conveniently located near GoosePond Colony & Marina, the location of multiple fishing tournaments annually.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much, again, for working with us to stay in your cabin. It was beautiful! We were shocked and pleasantly surprised by how bright, spacious and tastefully decorated it was. (Most cabins in the area we researched were very dark, a bit run down.. and let me tell you, the word "rustic" seems to have a very broad definition!) Your place was perfect for us and our refreshing stay with family! We'd love to come back next time we're in the area for a visit.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Scottsboro in Jackson County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Travertine-tiled floor and shower with hand-held sprayer.
    Upstairs Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Travertine-tiled floor and shower with hand-held sprayer.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Firm Sealy King Memory Foam Mattress. 100% cotton sheets.
    Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , Two medium firmness Queen beds. 100% cotton sheets.
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Firm Serta King Pillowtop. 100% cotton sheets.
    Entry Level Front Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Firm Double XL mattress (Queen length). 100% cotton sheets.
    Entry Level Bedroom overlooking the river - 1 Large Double Bed , Firm Sealy Queen Memory Foam mattress. 100% cotton sheets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
There is a 20x20 sun room located off the dining/kitchen area. It extends from the upper floor, an inviting place to rest among the treetops. Furnished with 2 sofas, several chairs, a table and four chairs, it is a great place to land after a busy day. It is not optimally winterized (not connected to the main heat pump) but it has a wall-mounted space heater and a room air conditioner.


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AUG DATES avail: TRAEGER PELLET GRILL, Fishing&Fun on Main Channel by GoosePond
average rating of 4.972973 based on 75 reviews
Huntsville, AL

Great place for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We love the location on the water. The water "toys" in the boat house were great for the kids. The spacious layout and plenty of sleeping options was wonderful. Love son room and the view is so beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that your family enjoyed The Roost and that the water “toys” were well used :). I’m looking forward to seeing y’all again next year!
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

I can’t even begin to thank Carolyn for our amazing stay! All of our expectations were exceeded from day 1! I will definitely be returning here in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, I am so pleased that you had a good visit to Guntersville Lake and Robinson's Roost! I love sharing my home with others. Come back any time :).
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and view!! The owner was very polite and easy to talk to.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed our lake house!
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Chickamauga Ga

Wonderful place to stay. Beautiful house on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, I am so pleased that you enjoyed my home! Thank you for your kind words!
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High Point, NC

Excellent condition

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here several times, very nice property, well maintained. Will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I look forward to your next visit :). I'm so pleased that you enjoy Robinson's Roost and I hope to see you the next time you're ready to catch some bass!
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  • 5 of 5

The eclectic style of this lake house, and the obvious sweet memories made there, can be felt in the happy energy inside & outside! Well equipped for FUN and comfort.

The owner has lived in the area for many years, so she can direct you to all the local favorites!

Hey shoppers, check out Unclaimed Baggage!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to meet you and your family! I especially love renting my home to someone like yourself who “feels the love” 🤗. Take care and remember Robinson’s Roost the next time you are looking for a getaway!
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Huntsville International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Goosepond Colony Resort
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Alabama Highway 79
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Docks at Goosepond
Car: necessary

Situated in beautiful northeast Alabama, Robinson's Roost is conveniently located on the main channel of the Tennessee River, providing the fisherman quick access to Goosepond Colony, home of more than 60 fishing tournaments annually.

Within 20 minutes drive:

Public boat launch (2 miles just before Hwy 79)

Goosepond Colony and Resort (4 miles north on Hwy 79[by car] and approximately 2 miles north by boat)

CW's Chevron & Grocery, Tanning and Laundromat (CW's has a wide variety of goods, including Alabama fishing licenses and the cheapest fishing worms around!) (5 miles north Hwy 79)

Waterfront Grocery (boat launch, fishing supplies, gasoline and convenience stop) (8 miles south Hwy 79)

Scottsboro First Monday (or Trade Day) held the first Monday of each month around the courthouse square in Scottsboro (9 miles north into downtown Scottsboro, around the square [Broad Streeet])

Hammer's Department Store (locally owned department store) (9 miles north into downtown Scottsboro, West Side Square [Broad Streeet])

Unclaimed Baggage (many bargains to be found) (9.5 miles north through town on Broad Street, turn left onto West Willow Street)

Cathedral Caverns State Park (13 miles west)

Less than an hour drive:

Russell Cave National Monument (38 miles northeast)

Three Caves (42 miles west) (no longer open to the public)

Buck's Pocket State Park (27 miles east by car, maybe 4 miles by boat)

Walls of Jericho (32 miles north)

Robert Trent Jones Golf, Hampton Cove, Huntsville, AL (32 miles west)

Monte Sano State Park, Huntsville, AL (42 miles west)

Ft. Payne, AL, Home of the band Alabama and Alabama Band Museum (36 miles SE)

Mentone, AL (40 miles east)

DeSoto State Park (45 miles east)

Little River Canyon, Ft. Payne, AL (45 miles east)

Further afield:

Ivy Green, birthplace of Helen Keller (110 miles west-2 hrs)

Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN (157 miles north)


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £152.96
Refundable Damage Deposit £229.44

Maximum number of guests is 14 unless approved. Read Rental Agreement for reasons for withholding Damage/Security Deposit.
eChecks, personal checks and credit cards accepted.

** Rent 6 days, receive the 7th at no charge.
** Returning renters receive a 10% discount. Proof of prior rental may be required.

If the rate seems wrong, please call. Sometimes the automated system computes without giving discounts.

Owner'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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