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Majestic Views, Romantic Brow Home 1.5 Miles From The Heart Of Mentone

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large Secluded Romantic Bungalow, On The Edge Of The Brow With Miles Of Views

New Listing!

Our unique home sits atop the mountain and is built literally on the edge of the undeveloped side of the brow, it is open style with windows throughout both sides and both floors of the entire home, the top floor is a full open loft with 2 separate bedrooms both with their own balconies above the main deck for sipping coffee or a glass of wine while watching the sun set, and both have King beds, one bedroom has its own fireplace and flat screen TV,. True to the open bungalow style the entire house is open air with vaulted wood beam ceilings-but for privacy there are pull curtains to separate individual rooms upstairs. There is one master bath downstairs with shower and tub. There is a great-room downstairs as well with large flat screen TV over the spacious gas fireplace.

There is a large Galley style kitchen with gas stove and large refrigerator and butlers pantry. There are top of the line stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, washer and dryer. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you will need to cook or entertain. There is a wine refrigerator with controlled temps, ice maker, and dishes/pots and pans etc. We have a spacious front porch with swing, in addition there is a swing on the edge of the brow a short distance through the woods for a romantic stroll. The screened in side porch overlooking the valley has a new 4 person massage therapy hot-tub by Sundance Capri. The back porch sits on the edge of the brow, and runs the entire length of the house. The sun sets in a lake that can be seen several miles away just behind the porch. Sunsets? Good luck finding a better place to watch one as the sky sets itself on fire, watch it from the hot-tub, the balcony or the deck. If you wake up early, watch the fog roll up from the base of the mountain and you will actually think you are sitting in a cloud. We have French Doors opening to the balcony up and down, so feel free to let the breezes flow(as long as you turn off the central heat and air)There is a charcoal grill on the back porch for you to cook your favorite meal with the wine you will be sipping while taking in the view. The great-room is cozy with an oversize couch and chaise lounge built right in, sitting in front of an oversize gas fireplace, with a large mantle, Direct-TV, Large screen flat TV for those that can't miss the Games. DVD Blu-ray and xbox, downstairs, Blu-ray and Direct-TV upstairs. Small TV and dvd in second bedroom upstairs. Great cell service, for data and cell on all networks. Outside- fire pit with cedar chairs and tables, with a natural rock ledge for seating as well for telling of tall tales and short ones. We have a circle gravel drive behind a wooden fence just off of the scenic parkway, so privacy is never an issue, there is no house within half a mile of us. Watch the video, see the pictures, because words cannot do this home justice. Want to ride your bicycle downtown? No problem-its a short ride. Watch the eagles fly? Deer in the front yard? We have it all here at Valhalla. Check out Away From it All 480579 and Fernweh 666662, if this cabin is booked! Beach needs? Sandy Bottoms-vrbo#665401

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Rob Shaffer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Rob Shaffer

Hi! We love Mentone! We have several cabins here that we have built and come as much as we can. We live in Birmingham, and are both in the medical field. As hectic as that is, this place is our place of refuge and refreshing of our minds, relationships and spiritual revival. It is just a magical place. Period. We love sharing our home with respectful people seeking the same rejuvenation. We hope that you will leave better than you came. We always do.

Rob Shaffer purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Rob Shaffer chose Alabama Mountains

We have been coming to Mentone for many years, from Desoto State Park Camping and hiking, to floating the rivers, we can't get enough.

What makes this cabin unique

Spectacular Views, breathtaking sunsets, all the comforts of a home away from home. All so very close to Mentone.


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • 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 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom upstairs with outdoor balcony, located in loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , upstairs in loft with outdoor balcony and fireplace gas logs
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • water tubing


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Majestic Views, Romantic Brow Home 1.5 Miles From The Heart Of Mentone
average rating of 4.913793 based on 58 reviews

Adorable cabin in perfect location- amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great trip and the house was perfect for us- 2 adults, a 7 yr old, and a 12 year old golden retriever. The view is incredible and we all enjoyed the hot tub! We did all the touristy things- horseback riding at Shady Grove dude ranch, hiking Little River Canyon and DeSoto Falls, and eating at the local Mentone restaurants. My husband is obsessed with Aunt Fannys Fudge and ate 1/2 lb while we were here. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hoover, AL

Great place to stay in Mentone

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin in a beautiful setting! We enjoyed our stay here very much and hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Really adorable cabin with an amazing view - sunsets cannot be beat. Great secluded location but close to Desoto Falls where we rented a canoe. We also took the scenic road and biked every day we were there - almost no cars and good road conditions. Ventured into Mentone, half day activity at best. Dined at a couple of the restaurants but next time (we will be back!) we decided we'll cook most of our meals and get the shrimp polenta grits and peanut butter pie to go from Wildflower to bring back to the cabin and eat on the porch while watching the sunset. With a glass of wine!

Like the other reviewers mentioned, no bedrooms, one bathroom. I wouldn't bring my young children here with us, but great for our anniversary.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome view, serene, beautifully unique interior; a wonderfully relaxing stay.

  • 4 of 5

This was a weekend getaway for my wife and me, but after the first day, we were wishing we could stay longer. The view is awesome; the surrounding serene. My wife was still discovering the many unique design details of the interior as our stay came to an end. We spent our short stay enjoying nature at a nearby Georgia state park, and browsing the quaint shops of Mentone. The cabin is suitable for a family of four or five; just be prepared to share one bathroom. We would have preferred having wifi, but the cabin does provide satellite tv, a small selection of DVDs, and an Xbox. The hot tub on the screened-in portion of the deck was perfect! We would definitely choose this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mobile, AL

One of my favorite places

  • 5 of 5

Glad the drought fires from last summer spared this place. It's very green and lush around now. You can't even tell except for the scorch marks on the base of nearby trees. A couple of hiccups were addressed by the owner/care taker almost immediately upon reporting. Very professional and courteous people to deal with. We had a doe visit us one morning and she stayed around for some time. Hopefully I'll check out some of the other owner's properties one day but for now I'm pretty stuck on this one. Thanks for sharing your place with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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East Point, GA

Peaceful home on top of the world

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked this home last minute for my 50th birthday. Overall it was a wonderful location and I'd stay here again for sure. I concur with many of the glowing reviews below, but do have some specific travel suggestions since this is not your average mountain property. These aren't negative comments at all, just informational.

The home is located a little over a mile from the center of tiny (and charming) Mentone. It is squeezed into a small lot on top of Lookout Mountain between Scenic Highway 89 and a rocky overlook. Look at the home from its side and you won't believe they squeezed so much house into this space. While it is close to the road, it's very remote and private - I could count the passing cars on one hand during my 3 day stay.

You can see from the interior photos that this house has unique and quirky decor. It is also designed to be wide open to the breathtaking views from the deck. Some windows don't have curtains at all or the curtains don't fully cover them. Which means in the summer especially, the house is flooded with light very early in the morning. So if you're a sensitive sleeper, bring an eye mask and you'll be fine.

The two bedrooms in the loft have king beds with memory foam (I believe) mattresses and were very comfortable. It was tempting not to get out of bed! But as we were warned about beforehand, there are no doors for the rooms. Instead the rooms are lined up one behind the other and separated by white curtains on rods. Also, the only bathroom is down a steep flight of stairs on the main level, meaning the party in the back bedroom has to walk through the first to use it. So while this place is perfect for couples or close family or friends, anyone craving privacy may want to keep this in mind.

Since the home is so wide open and exposed to the sun, the upstairs got very hot in the summer during the day. We finally discovered the system - there's an exhaust fan you can turn on when the sun goes down and the air cools. This will suck out the hot air and then you can let the ceiling fans do the work. There is no HVAC in the upstairs loft.

For restaurants, I didn't enjoy the Wildflower Cafe as much as others. I would suggest Vintage 1889 (http://www.vintage1889.com/) about 20 minutes down the mountain in Fort Payne. Cool spot!

Trainspotters will love listening to and watching the Fort Payne trains below in the valley. And yes there are very friendly deer around. Enjoy your stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 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

Minutes from downtown Mentone

Saddle Rock Golf Course

9 holes over 2,181 yards with a par of 63

4 miles from Mentone

Dogwood Hills Course

18 holes over 6,463 yards with a par of 72

24 miles from Mentone

Air Castle Course

18 holes over 6,405 yards with a par of 72

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.


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

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Sundry/Spa Supplies £3.79
Cleaning Fee £45.49
Wood Fee £5.31
Pet Fee £11.37

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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