This house is managed by the owner, Johnye Burns.
Gorham's Bluff is has been called one of the most romantic spots in Alabama. The perfect weekend retreat, Gorham's Bluff is an easy drive from Birmingham, Atlanta, Huntsville or Chattanooga.
The view of the Tennessee River from behind the lodge in this community is spectacular, and the sunsets there are amazing.
This beautifully decorated, spacious and comfortable 2 bedroom cottage was completed in early 2008. It is across the street from the bluff, and has TWO very private KING MASTER SUITES on opposite sides of the house. With pine floors and 10 ft. ceilings, it's perfect for a getaway weekend for one or two couples. Both suites have king sized beds with pillow top mattresses, feather bed toppers and 100% cotton sheets.
Both baths feature slate tile floors, separate showers and double pedestal sinks. The front bath suite contains a claw foot tub and the back suite has a jetted whirlpool tub.
French doors in the rear suite open onto the deck.
The fully equipped kitchen features stainless appliances, granite tile surfaces and all the gadgets -- blender, microwave, toaster, mixer and coffee maker. If you wish to leave the cooking to a chef, Gorham's Bluff Lodge is a 5 minute walk away, and serves wonderful gourmet meals in it's lovely dining room. Reservations are required.
An extensive book selection is contained on the hall shelves and a wide ranging choice of DVD's are in the buffet beside the entrance way.
Even though Gorham's Bluff is a quiet community, you won't be bored, unless that's your aim. Borrow bikes from the main lodge and tour the town, swim in the community pool in the summer, or go down the walkway beneath the bluff. Or you can escape with a book from the shelf in the hall and while away the afternoon in a rocking chair on the front porch.
Outside the community of Gorham's Bluff, many attractions are just a short drive away. Explore the nearby Pisgah Gorge in Pisgah, DeSoto Falls and Little River Canyon, near Mentone, Russell Cave National Monument near Bridgeport, Buck's Pocket State Park and the Bald Eagle colony at Lake Guntersville near Guntersville. Other attractions are the Sauta Bat Cave, the Walls of Jericho, and don't forget the Tennessee Aquarium just up the road in Chattanooga.
Unclaimed Baggage is also located nearby in Scottsboro.
We do ask that our guests respect the serene atmosphere of the neighborhood and refrain from loud conduct which might disturb our neighbors.
No pets allowed.
Thanks for looking! Please e-mail or call 205-657-3983 with any questions.We look forward to speaking with you, and do our best to fulfill any special requests to ensure that your stay is pleasant and comfortable.
Recent comments from our on site guest book:
'What a dreamy place to be for a snowy Valentine's weekend. We were so very pleasantly surprised with the entire setting, and we have chosen your house as the best in the neighborhood. We felt welcome from the moment we opened your front door. Thanks for an amazingly peaceful time.'
'What a great place! Truly exceeded my expectations. We already want a return visit! The snow that came added to the ambiance. Not one thing to not love about your place! The collections of books, music, movies, were fabulous. Enjoyed the kitchen and having everything you needed.'
'Who knew that Gorham's Bluff was a piece of Heaven on earth? These beds are wonderful -- especially after a long day on the slopes in Mentone. We haven't even left and I can't wait to come back!'
This was our second trip to Gorham's Bluff and our first to this spectacular home -- but it won't be our last! We love everything about this house, and you guys should be so proud of every square inch, every detail. It was such a peaceful relaxing weekend, riding bikes, napping, watching movies (great selection)walking, sitting on the front porch.'
More on site guest book quotes:
'Spent Mother's Day week-end here May, 2008. We had so much fun riding bikes and just visiting. Thanks for sharing your beautiful place with us.'
'Had a wonderful time! The beds are to die for!'
'We had so much fun! The house and community are perfect for a relaxing getaway.'
'The house is so wonderful. The calm and serenity of Gorham's BLuff was absolutely heaven-sent. We loved every minute.'
'Oh my my! What a house! And the beds - love, love them. (Quicksand.) We had an amazing time.'
'We had so much fun hanging out by the pool, fishing, riding bikes, sleeping in the fabulous beds, and even riding over to Chattanooga. We enjoyed the beautiful house and community.'
'What a beautiful home and peaceful setting. What a wonderful weekend...'
'We had the most perfect weekend! We spent Saturday afternoon by the pool sunning and Saturday evening by the bluff watching the sunset. We left with renewed friendship and a peaceful heart.'
'We thoroughly enjoyed your home. It was perfect in every way. We might have to keep this secret to ourselves so we can come again. We definitely plan to return.'
'We were here for a wedding, and loved your delightful house. We have such good family memories here now.'
'Loved it here! Like a best kept secret. We appreciate the hospitality and all the 'extras' you offered. More than enough was accommodated!'
'My mother and I had a wonderful visit to Gorham's Bluff. The Burns Cottage is fabulous with all the conveniences and luxuries. We look forward to a return vi
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We chose to build our vacation home at Gorham's Bluff because we love the tranquility and quiet that this location offers. We hope that you will enjoy it as well.
Gorham's Bluff is really restful place, and that's one of the reasons we built our cottage here. It's also close to so many other wonderful locations such as Little River Canyon, Guntersville Lake and the eagle colony there, and Desoto Falls. We love spending time here.
While we were planning the house, our architect, Christopher Sides, who is well acquainted with Gorham's Bluff, managed to capture the serenity we envisioned in the dwelling itself. Our builder, Tim Evans, also was able to steer us in the right direction with materials that lent themselves to the same atmosphere of tranquility. We chose furnishings that are comfortable and pleasing to the eye, so that our guests will leave refreshed and relaxed.
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