"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean..."




Deep in the woods of a little mountain town called Mentone, there is a quaint little cottage known as “Hitherside”.

Follow the road north only 1.1  miles from the quaint and artsy community of Mentone.   Ease up the mountain,  drive slow and look for the farm gate that beckons you into the woods and “MountainWood Cottages”.   Go up the long winding drive until you get a glimpse of a little shake cottage with a quirky green door peeking out from the surrounding trees.  Here, secluded in the woods you will be surrounded by only the sounds of the wind in the trees and the distant train whistle that announces it’s arrival in the valley below.  You have arrived at Hitherside.

Hitherside is a newly constructed, 2 bedroom 1 bath rustic cottage with modern amenities surrounded by 2 acres of woods in Mentone, Alabama.  

While being less than 2 miles from downtown Mentone, the cottage itself is secluded and private. You are conveniently located near all the beauty that Mentone and the surrounding area has to offer:   breathtaking Desoto falls, Little River Canyon, Desoto State Park, The Sallie Howard “Church of the Rock”,   and other local attractions.   Drive, walk or ride your bike to the scenic Brow park and Downtown Mentone.   Get lunch to-go at one of the local cafes and picnic at the Falls.  

Open the door of Hitherside to find a brand new, but warm and  welcoming cottage.  

Amenities include a full kitchen with all new full size appliances, including stove, refrigerator, built-in microwave and dishwasher!    There is an eat in breakfast bar for 3 and an additional table and chairs for two more individuals.   Watch satellite  on the 40 inch flat panel TV.   While internet is not available in our part of the woods you do have reliable cell service that you can use as a hotspot.   Off the kitchen step outside to the back porch deck which extends the length of the cottage.  You first walk out to a screened area with a small table and chairs for 3 season outdoor dining.   Relax with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night. Outside the screen room is the full size gas grill and Hot Tub for 4.  

The focal point of the cozy living room is a stone, wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy your favorite television program or DVD while watching the fire.   Winter-time at Hitherside is sure to warm the heart and soul.  

Through the white barn door is the main bedroom.  The bedroom was designed to be MORE comfortable than most cabins in the area with a huge king size bed, new mattress and luxury hotel linens.  The connecting bathroom, accessible either from the master suite or the living-room has a beautiful antique vanity with vessel sink,  a full size tub/shower combination and toilet.

Just outside the bedroom is a custom designed ships ladder that is easy to climb and will take you to the sleeping loft that is nearly 165 sq feet.   Almost as large as the master bedroom, the loft has two extra long twin beds with new mattresses.    Suitable for either one or two adults or children (who can safely climb the ladder). The loft is one of our favorite features at Hitherside.  

Sorry - NO PETS.  Must be 26+ to sign rental agreement and a valid Credit card. Maximum Occupancy is 4 including children. Children must be 7+.  Contact us for questions.

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                                                       “A slice of heaven on lookout mountain”

Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in April 2017

It was a glorious stay and a fantastic getaway. Claudia provided more than we expected including a picnic basket, flipflops, games, movies, coffee, snacks and even marshmallows for the firepit. The place is immaculate and as comfortable as home. Hot tub was perfect. The cottage is secluded (other homes a couple of acres away but cant see them due to woods). Less than a mile away from Brow Park which has spectacular mountain views.


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