Guntersville, AL, USA

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Guntersville, AL, USA

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Surrounded by water in Guntersville

Hailed as “Alabama's Lake City”, charming little Guntersville sits surrounded by the watery bends of the Tennessee River on 3 sides. It's a handsome, sleepy place to while away a vacation in the wooded hills of Alabama, lazing on the verandahs of traditional farmhouses or quaint Guntersville vacation rentals. Or, you can crack out the fishing rod, pull on the wellies, and make for the beautiful Lake Guntersville State Park, where boaters and campers enjoy the great American outdoors.

Take it easy in Guntersville

Guntersville vacation rentals offer a base in the laid-back wilds of Alabama. Surrounded by the sloshing waters and meandering bends of the Tennessee River, it's just about as bucolic as this corner of America can get. It's all about long, lazy days of shoreline fishing, or slow boat tours along the riparian habitats. Or, you can enjoy al fresco beers with views over Lake Guntersville, topped off with evenings of Southern BBQ while the sun sets across the low ridges of the Sequatchie Valley. Of course, camping is never too far away in these parts either.

Venture outside to see the best of Guntersville

There's no question about it – Guntersville's main attractions are all outside. To be on the doorstep of the biggest, be sure to search for Guntersville vacation rentals close to Lake Guntersville State Park. That's where you'll find beaches and fishing spots aplenty. And if you're willing to leave your deckchair for a spell, consider heading north to the Cathedral Caverns State Park. Carved through by deep caves and tunnels, the landscape there hides colossal rooms of stalactites and stalactites.

Guntersville is for the warmer months

With Lake Guntersville on the doorstep and the rising and falling hills of the Mountain Lakes Area marking the horizon, it should hardly come as a surprise that high time to book those Guntersville vacation rentals is during the warmer months of the year. Most travelers come after May and before the end of August, while others will plan their trip for the fall, in September and October, when accommodation rates drop and the forests start to change from green to red to yellow.

Guntersville makes the most of its natural surroundings

After the creation of the Guntersville Dam, the waters around Guntersville only got bigger. The Tennessee River flows in and around the main part of the town, swelling up to create the sprawling waters of Lake Guntersville. Wooded hills peak and trough around the whole region, too, creating a small enclave of walking trails, fishing spots, and hidden beaches. Nearby, the Cathedral Caverns State Park hosts an altogether different wilderness, going unto the Alabama subterranean with its huge passages and halls.