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Comfortable Cabin Nestled in the Woods Very Near Cragsmere Manor

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cabin located conveniently in woods on Desoto Parkway

This comfortable cabin is only a few miles from the village of Mentone, Desoto Falls, Cloudmont Ski Resort and Desoto State Park. It is nestled in the woods and located on Desoto Parkway in the Appalachian foothills of Alabama. Enjoy this 'artsy' community full of interesting antiques, art shops, restaurants, local pottery shops, etc. In the evenings, the woods may be quiet or filled with a beautiful cacophony of mountain noises.

HAVING YOUR WEDDING IN MENTONE? This is a great spot within walking distance of Cragsmere Manor, a popular wedding venue. We have hosted many brides, grooms, and wedding attendants at our cabin. Your bride or groom will love having this space to prepare for their special day. The master bathroom has plenty of space for just such preparation.

The cabin has all the comforts of home, including a kitchen stocked with amenities that every serious (or casual) cook will love. There are two coffee makers, a Keurig and standard coffee maker as well as an Instant Pot, which all foodies feel is a must-have!

The wood burning fireplace is where you may want to spend your time on cool nights. Curl up with a good book or doze by the fire after a day of hiking, kayaking, or skiing. Enjoy the rockers on the front porch or sit on the screened back porch in hopes that a family of deer will mosey by on those early mountain mornings. Mountain life at its best!

If you insist on dragging out that smartphone or tablet, we have you covered. The cabin has wifi! While your at it, snap a picture and tell your family and friends to come see us here in Mentone!

Enjoy your stay here and make our cabin your home! Sign our guestbook so we can call you by name the next time you come around. And, you will!

More Details

Property Manager
Susan Collins @ Southern Properties
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

About Susan Collins @ Southern Properties

We grew up traveling to Mentone for short vacations or daily picnics. Memories of time spent with family and friends are what drew us back to the area in search of the perfect place to call our own. This little green cabin in the woods stole our hearts from the first moment we saw it. Now, we are making memories again with our own children and grandchildren in hopes that the memories we make here together will be everlasting. We love the sounds of the mountain and the smell of the air. We love to watch the storms roll in and to hear the rain pound on the roof. We are active empty nesters who enjoy equally a hike in the woods and an afternoon nap by the fire.

Although we are Alabama natives, we do have roots in Louisiana and lived there for a brief time. We named the cabin Lagniappe which means "an extra gift." We are happy to share our extra gift with you and hope the memories you share here are your own gifts to each other.

Susan Collins @ Southern Properties purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Susan Collins @ Southern Properties chose Mentone

Because we have prepared this cabin to welcome you as if it were your own.

What makes this cabin unique

Within walking distance of Cragsmere Manor

Two porches: front porch and back screened porch

Convenient to everything in Mentone

Sleeps 6 comfortably

The kitchen is a cook's dream


Three bedrooms: 1 Queen, 1 Full, 1 Twin Beds

Two bathrooms


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Downstairs Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Comfortable Cabin Nestled in the Woods Very Near Cragsmere Manor
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Very quiet and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Cabin was really clean and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you will come again soon!
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Great vacation stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and relax. Very clean. The best cabin we have experienced. Definitely would recommend to friends. Susan was very understanding and helpful. Praise the Lord for leading us to this place.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that your stay was pleasant. Please come again! As owners of this cabin, we agree that Susan is the best!
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Nice cabin but left disappointed

  • 3 of 5

Initial impression of this cabin from the outside was a little disappointed. It is located on the main road (albeit a more quiet main road), and the outside wasn't that impressive. But, the inside looks much nicer than the pictures appear on the website. We did enjoy the convenience of being a few minutes drive to the falls, the park and town. The cabin was clean and well-appointed. We enjoyed having DVR to record movies to watch at night after a day of hiking. Now for the negative...the fireplace. We tried 3x to make a fire but each time the smoke billowed into the room. The flue was open and we tried every orientation of wood to make a successful fire. Each time we had to send the kids outside while we aired out the smoke from the room. We tried buying dry wood from the store but this didn't make a difference. I called Susan the second night to ask if there was a trick to making the smoke go up the flue, but she didn't have much to offer. Each night we struggled to sleep due to the smell of smoke in the cabin. All of our clothes reeked of smoke when we got home. I emailed Susan to express my disappointment when we got home and request some form of refund for a portion of the stay. This was not given due to the next renters not having issues with the fireplace. So, did she not believe us? I was disappointed in the way this was handled. We will not be staying again due to this issue.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for reviewing our property. We always appreciate it when our renters give us feedback. We are happy to hear that there were some components of the cabin that were appealing to you. We are happy to report that the fireplace is functioning well at this time. We strive to use the feedback to consistently improve and to provide the most comfortable stay possible for future renters.
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great location to Mentone, Little River Canyon and Desota Falls. We had 3 couples stay for the weekend and the house was the perfect size for us to have our own space but also be able to talk, eat and enjoy football on Saturday afternoon after spending the morning/early afternoon exploring.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this property!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place and plan to come back this summer if not before! Plenty of room and plenty of items to use!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, MS

Place was great. But was our third choice.

  • 4 of 5

The first place we booked we found out was not available for the 2nd night of our stay after we already paid. Home Away only wanted to refund half our money for that. Susan Collins was great. She made them give us a total refund except for the $32 booking fee which she sent me a check for herself.

The 2nd cabin we booked turned out to have bum furnace. We finally were able to get one that was just being set up for rental. This was great. Our hosts the Vanderhoots were great.

The house at 80 Huron in Mentone. It was perfect. We loved the big rooms. Beds were great. Big fluffy towels. My husband liked the Starbucks coffee. We only had one complaint though. The TV should be dropped down to the mantel. It’s really to small and too high for that room. Everything else was great though. A second TV could be added to that other big room as well.

My husband daughter son-in-law and I had a great time in Mentone and surrounding area.

We did think that Home Away should have offered us a discount for the trouble we went through to get our cabin. The one we were in had no hot water in one bathroom until our 2nd day. We were going to try and stay in the one with no heat but the weather turned to cold for that.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for reviewing the properties in Mentone. We hope you will return to the area in the future. This review is for the 80 Huron property and not Lagniappe, but we are always happy to see any review regarding Mentone properties. Come again soon!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Chattanooga TN
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £52.79

Cleaning fee of $75 is required with deposit. Payment is paid by check or cash only. Payment should be made to Southern Properties.

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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