|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Situated high above a fork of the Tennessee River in North East Alabama, the picturesque community of Gorham's Bluff is the perfect destination for those desiring a romantic and peaceful escape. Lovely and tranquil, this two beautifully decorated cottage was designed for relaxation. 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, or for a family with older children. Both suites feature king sized beds. If extra space is needed for children, there is a sleeper sofa in the living room.
The two 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. (Advance reservations required.)
Considering an afternoon stroll? Wander down the tree and flower lined streets and along the bluff. Venture down down to a small waterfall and enjoy the sound of splashing water hitting the rocks.
Take in the phenomenal view behind the Lodge, or bring your fishing tackle and wet a hook in the one of the small lakes, or enjoy a dip in the neighborhood pool.
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 area attractions are the Sauta Bat Cave, the Walls of Jericho, and don't forget the Tennessee Aquarium just up the road in Chattanooga.
After the day's activities, have a long soak in the back master suite's whirlpool tub, or in the romantic claw foot tub contained in the front master suite.
Enjoy sleeping late the following morning in our roomy king sized beds with pillow topped mattresses, feather bed toppers and 100% cotton sheets.
Easily reached from Birmingham, Chattanooga, Atlanta or Huntsville, this cottage is perfect for a month, a week, or just a weekend.
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.
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.
Check out the comments from our on site guest book:
'Thanks once again for sharing your beautiful home with our family. We love your house, we love Gorham's, the guys love the fishing. Perfect getaway for us.'
'We had a wonderful time in this lovely cottage! We will definitely be back and will tell all of our friends and family about what a hidden gem this location is! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful home. God Bless.'
'Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We love the artwork, photography, the light in the house, and the relaxing clean color scheme. What a relaxing weekend!'
'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 visit.”
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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.
Johnye Burns purchased this house in 2008
Gorham's Bluff is a peaceful location, and that's one of the reasons we built our cottage here. It's also close to so many other wonderful areas such as Little River Canyon, Desoto Falls and Guntersville Lake and the eagle colony there. 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.
A most beautiful spot. Lovely people, great food, peace and quiet!! Just what was needed. We felt at home and welcomed by our surroundings as well as the staff at Gorham's Bluff. Property owner was delightful. Couldn't ask for more.
While originally looking for a cabin in Mentone as a weekend getaway I stumbled upon this cottage. I was not familiar with Gorham's Bluff but I am SO thankful to have found such a hidden gem! The cottage was just as described, beautifully decorated and well maintained.
It was the perfect location for a relaxing getaway, the views were fantastic from the bluff, candlelight dinner at the lodge was great and the neighborhood was very peaceful and quiet. It was hard to leave!
The owner couldn't have been more helpful and made our stay pleasant and easy.
We will definitely be back and look forward to sharing this place with friends and family.
This is such a great house in such a great location. The house is beautiful - a soothing color scheme, lots of natural light, and a great open floor plan. The owners have done a great job decorating and have their photography and art work displayed throughout the house. Did I mention how clean the house was? The Lodge at Gorham's Bluff has an excellent chef and dinner at the lodge is always special. They also serve a great breakfast and my husband enjoyed that. I preferred to stay in the oh so comfortable bed for as long as I could. This is the perfect place to relax as much as you want and then watch the sunset from one of the beautiful vantage points along the bluff. There are several hiking trails and Pisgah Gorge is just a short drive from the house. We drove to Mentone on the way home and enjoyed another great meal at the Wildflower Cafe. We highly recommend this gorgeous getaway. The owner is great and a pleasure to talk with. We didn't need her for anything, but we knew she was available. Try this great place. You won't be disappointed.
My husband and I just returned home from a wonderful three-day weekend at Gorham's Bluff. The house is beautiful and the pictures are accurate. The house is very large with a great kitchen and a lot of room to lounge. The house was very clean and well maintained. Excellent linens and comfortable bed. It was very peaceful and quiet. The area is beautiful and we took several long walks around the bluff and also drove into Mentone for the day to hike. A great VRBO listing! I would definately recommend to friends. The only suggestion I would make would be to add a IPOD dock somewhere in the house and maybe some hooks to hang damp towels in the porchside bath. The owner was quick in responding to any and all questions that I had during the process.
We stayed in this beautiful home for Spring Break last year. We absolutely loved it!! It was one of our best vacations by far. My children had the best time. We all are hoping to go back this year and take my precious new husband!! he wants to see what we have been raving about.
My mother and I spent the weekend at this beautiful home, and it was wonderful! The community is very quiet with spectacular views from the bluff. We went to nearby Mentone and had lunch at the Wildflower Cafe which I highly recommend. The house is very roomy with lots of natural light and an open floor plan. I loved the big, comfy feather beds that are in both rooms. My mother fell in love with the claw foot bath tub as well. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us and I look forward to visiting again in the future :)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Notes||Your reservation is not confirmed until your deposit has been received. Lodging tax of 7% will be added to rental and cleaning cost.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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