|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Enjoy plentiful space to relax on the brow of Lookout Mountain, just moments from downtown Mentone. Cragsmere has been treasured by tourists and locals alike for decades, and is now the premier accommodation in Mentone. Historic construction with modern furnishings, Cragsmere is the perfect balance of rustic styling and luxury. Large sitting areas, open area between home and brow, with mixture of shady and sunny areas to relax in the clean mountain air. Gazebo directly on brow perfect for enjoying the daily sunset over the valley below.
Inside enjoy a large, full kitchen, modern appliances, satellite television, wireless internet, large dining and sitting areas, and large windows for enjoying great views.
Perfect for practically any group or family, Cragsmere is sure to exceed all of your expectations and become your new home away from home while visiting Mentone.
We enjoyed dining at Cragsmere Manna for many years before it was converted to a private residence. When presented with the opportunity to own this historic treasure, we couldn't turn it down! We invite you to enjoy this landmark on your next visit to Mentone.
Hoot & Martha Gibson purchased this estate in 2012
Cragsmere is known to practically everyone who has visited Mentone over the past few decades. Now, you can make it a memorable part of your next Mentone visit. No other property can match the space, sleeping capacity, history, or gorgeous views that we offer.
Portion of home is a 100+ year old cabin built by a freed slave after the Civil War. Multiple additions were made over the years creating the large property that is now Cragsmere Manor. A guest favorite is the covered gazebo directly on the brow overlooking Wills Valley and miles & miles of beautiful nature.
Our three families try to get together each winter in mid-January in Mentone. This year we rented Cragsmere and found both the house and it's setting delightful. The furnishings are charming and Martha and Hoot Gibson have taken care to supply the house with everything a visitor could possibly need -- no need to bring Kleenex, paper towels or condiments because they are already there. The layout of the house is terrific for a large gathering, with a large functional kitchen, ample dining room, and a beautiful great room with wood burning fireplace. Cragsmere is the nicest place we have stayed at in Mentone.
Cragsmere far exceeded our expectation. Our son was getting married at another location, and we rented Cragsmere for the weekend for accommodations. It was the perfect spot, and the owners went out of their way to make a visit comfortable, fun, and enjoyable. Our only regret is that we did not know to also use Cragsmere for the wedding location. It is a beautiful spot, with tons of space and parking,and the owners are delightful
For the last 2 years, a group of friends have gathered here for a weekend of relaxation, socializing and "getting away". I simply cannot say enough kind words for the owners or the house itself. Cragsmere has everything and MORE. If you need it. . . they have it! We enjoy cooking, sitting by the brow for the sunset views, and our group attends a dance weekend just a mile or so down the road, so it's really the perfect space for all 13 of us to stay together. Don't hesitate if you're looking for a fantastic place for your family or friends to have a great space to have some fun. We look forward to returning again NEXT year. I'm soooo glad we found this place. Thank you, Bill. You're a Hoot!
I'm giving the Cragsmere only 5 stars because I can't give it 100 stars! It exceeded expectations in every way imaginable.
I was getting married the weekend of the 12th and my family and I needed a place to stay before the wedding. My mom found the Cragsmere online and made reservations. My mother-in-law and I arrived on Thursday afternoon only to be blown away! I asked her to wait in the car while I figured out if we had parked on the most convenient side for unloading. I walked in and it took my breath away. I immediately walked back out and told my mother-in-law "It is SO NICE!!".
Shortly, after our arrival Mrs. Martha came and gave us a tour of the property and answered all of our questions. In the months before the wedding, she had become like an old friend. She was so accommodating and just went above and beyond what anyone could ever hope for. She helped answer so many questions about the area, even things that had nothing to do with her property because we were planning our wedding from out of state. She was incredible!
We had our rehearsal dinner at the Cragsmere and preparation, serving, dining and parking were a breeze for all of our 25 guests. The kitchen is huge, probably the size of the entire bottom floor of my house. There was more than enough counter & cabinet space. Plus, having an ice maker and extra large refrigerator in the room off the kitchen made hosting the event a breeze. Everyone chatted about how impressed they were with the property. The views were miraculous! I had breakfast on the bluff every morning. The furnishings were also perfect. My family loved the grand piano. There was ample space for everyone. I have six brothers and two sisters and everyone fit comfortably and had no reason to fight over space. I even put four brothers (all 6' to 6'5") in one of the large bedrooms and they had more than enough space.
I don't feel as my review justly describes not only this property, but more so the owners of the property. Mr. "Hoot" and Mrs. Martha are literally some of the nicest people that I have ever met in my entire life. They bent over backwards to be accommodating and went far above and beyond what anyone could ever hope for when looking for a property. Their kindness and generosity continues to blow my mind, and it was such a blessing to have met them.
My family had a total of five cabins in the Mentone area that weekend and the Cragsmere blows them all away!
We look forward to visiting the Cragsmere again!
We enjoyed spending several nights at Cragsmere Manor. It was the perfect place for our family to gather and has become the setting for our favorite family vacation. We were more than comfortable in this spacious, well appointed manor and Cragsmere is absolutely beautiful beyond description - inside and out! The moment our family walked inside we began to dream of when we might be able to come back again and share this place with our family and friends. The owners are gracious and very helpful and attended to our every need. Mentone is a beautiful, peaceful place with gorgeous scenery and many adventures waiting for any family to explore. If you have the opportunity to stay in this historic home, you will not be disappointed!
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2 night minimum stay
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Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.