Deep in the woods of a little mountain town called Mentone, there is a quaint little cottage known as “Hitherside”. Hitherside was completed in late 2016 and we welcomed our first guests in 2017. The cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and is secluded and private, surrounded by 4 wooded acres. We purchased the 2.5 neighboring acres in 2019. She is only 1 mile from the center of town, and conveniently located near all the natural beauty that Mentone and the surrounding area have to offer: breathtaking Desoto falls, Little River Canyon, Desoto State Park, The Sallie Howard “Church of the Rock”, Cloudland State Park and other local attractions. Drive, walk or ride your bike to the scenic Brow Park and Downtown Mentone.
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 eating area for 2 children. 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. Our fire pit beckons a romantic evening, a get together with the kids or a "smores" cookout.
The focal point of the cozy living room is a stone, wood burning fireplace. Enjoy your favorite television show or DVD while watching the fire. (Nov - March)
Through the white barn door is the main bedroom with a huge king size bed and new luxury mattresses.
The connecting bathroom, accessible either from the master suite or the living room, has a beautiful antique vanity with vessel sink, toilet and shower/tub combination.
Just outside the bedroom is a custom designed ships ladder that is easy to climb and will take you to the loft bedroom. Almost as large as the master bedroom, 165 sq feet, the loft has two extra long, new twin size beds. Enjoy the smell of woods, the sounds of the wind, the echo of the train as you nap on the hammock at the pond of our first cottage, "Hitherside". Harmony with nature awaits for you.
*****A note about "Internet": While internet is NOT available in our part of the woods, you can use your phone as a "hotspot" if you have an adequate signal. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon (depending on the phone) seem to do the best here. No Sprint service! IF you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
Book direct and save 14-16% in "travelers fees" that VRBO and ABNB are charging you! A typical two day stay if booked online with VRBO is $38-40.00. On Abnb - $45.00 BOOK DIRECT AND SAVE!
ALL DATES BOOKED FOR OCTOBER! PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR PAGE FOR AVAILABLE NOVEMBER DATES! November 8-12 is still Available!
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"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."
"This was absolutely the perfect cottage for my husband and I to escape to for our 25th anniversary. Hitherside cottage was immaculate, and the cleanest property we have ever rented. Claudia was the perfect host! She was in contact to make sure everything was good after we checked in, and was quick to answer any questions we had. And we loved the recommendations for hiking, restaurants and more. Mentone is the perfect area for a vacation to get away, slow down and enjoy a relaxed, at-your-own pace retreat in the mountains of Alabama. We will definitely be back!"
09/01/2020 at 1:02 PM
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