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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

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.

We Love Mentone and have multiple cabins here! See our other listings and comments and ratings so that you feel comfortable renting our newest addition! VRBO numbers-

666662, 480579, 1217444, 978404, 778417, 979224

More Details

Rob Shaffer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

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 Mentone

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Majestic Views, Romantic Brow Home 1.5 Miles From The Heart Of Mentone
average rating of 4.9305553 based on 72 reviews
Cullman, AL

Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Valhalla was just as amazing as in the photographs. We all agreed that it was the most relaxed we had ever been in a vacation rental. The owner was very accommodating and the home was absolutely beautiful and perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a special place. The view is incredible. The house has everything you need. It's very close to the quaint little town of Mentone, my new favorite place. The beds were really comfortable. We had a great time fly fishing at Desoto State Park. There are a lot of really impressive waterfalls in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Girls Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house is even nicer than the photos. The view and location is amazing. Plenty of natural light. Sunrise and Sunsets were beautiful. The house is well appointed and has everything you need. I would recommend this house. Perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at this property! The home exceeded my expectations. The natural light and windows everywhere made for such a lovely experience.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! Beautiful views! Great location!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay, Mr. Shaffer was great host to work with, we will return again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £48.87
Additional Guest Fee £15.04
Pet Fee £18.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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