Your vacation cabin is 5 miles South of Phil Campbell, Alabama a small resilient community, locate in NW Alabama with remarkable history of survival. Our Rustic Style Cabin is near anywhere you need to be and nestled on 20 quiet, private , picturesque riverfront acres. On site hiking, two waterfalls and a lake front to fish. ALWAYS BE CAREFUL, This is a natural environment. Kept in true form. Wildlife, deer, and yes, snakes can be found.
45 m North Of our Rustic Cabin is the city of Florence, Alabama, Home of Helen Keller and where we invite you to enjoy and experience a northern Alabama town steeped in rich musical history while strolling through its Arts and Shopping District. You'll find 20th and 19th century buildings and homes of rich architectural history. They are waiting to make your visit a memorable one! Closer to home, 30 miles North is Russellville, The home of the Watermelon Festival - annual 'Watermelon Festival' is held each August in downtown Russellville, in which a carnival type event. The festival includes performances by popular local bands as well as a car and truck show.
The King drive in is just north of Russellville on Hwy 43. One of the few drive-in movie theaters still operating in Alabama, it plays currently released films during the spring and summer, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The theater features old style speakers that hang on car windows, but also offers the sound track of films through FM radio broadcasts as well. ' Russellville is a nice town with restaurants, Wal-Mart, and shopping. Only a few miles North to Tuscumbia is Rattlesnake Saloon - In a Cave This unique bar/restaurant was built up under a bluff, with seating in a large cave and on top of the bluff. It's a one-of -a-kind experience, out in the country far from any big cities. There's water pouring off the bluff like a fountain. The food is great and affordable. There was a band playing in the cave area when I was there. They're only open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and don't start serving beer until 5 pm.
To the South of Phil Campbell is Haleyville, Alabama. A town of plenty and the HOME of 911
Our cabin is sitting on the Upper Bear Creek Reservoir which is known best for its black bass (largemouth and spotted) fishing, but fishing for crappie, catfish and bream is good also. The lake is renowned for its trophy bass fishing. Fish over 5 pounds are common, with 8 pound and larger bass being taken each year. Upper Bear has been ranked first-5 times and second-3 times, for the least number of angling hours exerted to catch a bass in excess of 5 pounds.
For activities out of the water, the Bankhead National Forest, Sipsey Wilderness, and Dismal Canyon waterfalls are nearby, as well as a golf course less than an hour away. The Bankhead National Forest provides all kinds of outdoor activities including camping, hunting, horseback riding and ATV riding. Wildlife and bird watching are also very popular, as is hunting the flora and fauna of the area. Due to the large expanse of forest, many rare species are found here that are uncommon or can't be found elsewhere in the country. The Sipsey Wilderness provides over 80 miles of trails to enjoy the scenic beauty of the area. Waterfalls and canyons can be found along the way, along with towering limestone cliffs lining the banks of the Sipsey River.
Just a few miles North is the magnificently Belle Mont Mansion sited on a commanding hilltop, Belle Mont is one of early Alabama’s crowning architectural achievements. It is also one of the outstanding Palladian-style houses in the Deep South. Mystery shrouds the source of the design, but tantalizing clues suggest the direct influence of President and gentleman architect Thomas Jefferson. Rescued from ruin in the 1980s.
For fine hiking to the South is Natural Bridge. This 60-ft.-high, 148-ft.-long sandstone, rock bridge is the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies. It spans scenic natural areas, forests and wilderness. Nature paths, picnic areas and gift shop are available for visitors.
18 miles to the West of Phil Campbell is Dismal Canyon.Through the heart of the canyon flows 'Dismals Branch', a winding stream that enters the canyon with a roar through 'Rainbow Falls'.
A 1.5 mile hiking trail on the canyon floor follows the stream through skyreaching boulders, past thundering waterfalls, into a secret world of mossy-green and pearl gray filled with ferns and giant trees.
BE SURE TO CHECK ONLINE FOR ACTIVE DATES AS SOME OFF SITE ACTIVITIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN THE WINTER.
This unit is privately owned. The homeowners are NOT responsible for ANY accidents, injuries, or illnesses that occur to the renter(s), or any guests or visitors of the renter(s)