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CAMPING at it's BEST! Metal Roof, Large Open Room, and Decks

Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

For Camping Or Family Fun. Metal Roof over a Large Open Room, and Decks

CAMPING, CAMPING CAMPING!! This may look like a cabin but it's NOT. It has everything, but walls, and is super neat for camping or a day party. It is an open pavilion with two changing rooms. One step up to the deck keeps you off the ground at night. Old fashioned outhouse (with commode and water) and electricity. It also has an outdoor shower reminiscent of Gulf Shores. It is in a secluded area with three other cabins nearby. It has its own boat ramp, deck, and a nearby dock for fishing in our slew. Refrigerator, cooler, charcoal BBQ grills , tiki torches and party lights at night are all there. It also has an old fashioned rock fire pit for fun or romantic evenings. Paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, skiing, fishing, or just laying in the sun is all permitted and encouraged. LOL We even provide floats. A nice place to camp out or have birthday parties on beautiful Smith Lake. We rent it by the weekend. It it isn't rented by Friday we would rent it for a single night. It is only one slew away from Smith Lake Park and about a mile, by water, to the Castle and Captain Jon and Maggie's Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast.

Willette Harbison
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Willette Harbison

3rd Generation Owner. The lake sits on my grandfather's bottom 40. (acres) The far bottom of the farm where he grew crops.

Willette Harbison purchased this barn in 1920

Why Willette Harbison chose Alabama

A great place to have a private family picnic or time away without others right on top of you.

What makes this barn unique

Very serene and quiet. Usually pretty calm except holidays.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Crane Hill in Cullman County

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Parking ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is a small building with a commode only. It was placed at the lot 'just in case' someone needed some privacy while camping. We have just added a beach type outdoor shower if you want to cool or wash off :)
  • Studio, Sleeps 10
  • Camping under the stars or under a roof. It's your choice. Bring your own blow up mattress for a good night's sleep. Ceiling fans provided :)
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This is an enjoyable place to have a wonderful weekend with the family. We have used it for 50 years as it was family property that became lake property when the Lewis Smith Lake Dam was built. Come and enjoy!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

CAMPING at it's BEST! Metal Roof, Large Open Room, and Decks
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Hayden, AL

Wonderful Camping Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this located for a graduation get together weekend in May of 2015 (I forgot to write a review initially). There were eight of us and it was amazing. Everyone loved the place. The cabin is shady with a beautiful lake view. The cabin was great for semi outdoor sleeping with a picnic table for eating and socializing. We grilled, fished, played games, built a bonfire and swam. We did see a few snakes in the water, but that is to be expected in the spring. The neighbors to the right came to clean up there home for summer and were extremely friendly. Mrs. Harbison was the nicest, friendliest person. I would recommend her cabin to anyone wanting a get-a-way night, weekend or week. I want to rent again for a private weekend for two because it is so peaceful and relaxing, a great place to be away from fast pace of life. Thank you again, Mrs. Harbison, for a wonderful weekend experience that provided a lifetime of memories.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a blast!

  • 5 of 5

This place is great! I'm not a camper at all, but I had no problem spending the weekend here. We felt right at home. The owner is such a nice and helpful person and the lake is BEAUTIFUL!!! We can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun Birthday Surprise!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cabin for my husband's birthday. He absolutely LOVED it here, and so did our friends. Nights were a bit cold, and the water was too, so I'll definitely be coming back when it's a bit warmer. The owner was so nice! Just the kind of people you hope to rent from. The property was VERY clean, and easy to find! Still had cell reception and everything. I HIGHLY recommend renting this!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax. Enjoy the outdoors and a beautiful lake. We enjoyed the fishing , the owner was very helpful and informative.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Madison, AL

Bachelor Party Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay for a friend's bachelor party. Such a great place to grill and have a cold one by the lake! Easy to get to and Dollar General isn't far if you need any groceries (excluding beer, dry county). The Harbison's were very welcoming and our stay was awesome!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place !

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Very peaceful and quiet. Great location for family fun. It is such a beautiful location to just kick back and relax in. Very nice to be able to bring our furry family member with us also. The Harbison's are such sweet people. They went out if their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Can't wait to go back !!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Crane Hill, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
26 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Jun 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nightly Rate
4 Jun 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Easily accessible, but you must be a skilled driver to bring a boat in or out. No additional charge for launching.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Birmingham or Huntsville Airports
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
AppleBee's/Grumpy's/Moe's/Augusta's Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Cullman Golf Course or Terri Pines
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
County Road 222
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Angler or Pop's Place
Car: necessary

Smith Lake Park with a pool and park activities is only a few miles away. Local Dowling Park has a concrete walking trail for walkers and bicyclers plus swings and slides for the tiny ones. The local store makes great pizza's at a very reasonable price and the new Crooked Chimney restaurants serves full meals with a meat and two with dessert and a drink twice daily.


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