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Magnificent mountains in Mentone

Mentone is a small town in NE Alabama where the "Yellowhammer State" gets serious about its mountains. Just before the highway signs flip from AL to GA on the I-59, a slip road east takes you up the climb onto Lookout Mountain. Many Mentone vacation rentals come complete with astounding views—no surprise with 1,868-feet of elevation to recommend them. Kayakers will love the rush of the rapids, hikers the endless forest trails, kids the playfulness of the waterfalls. And everyone will be bowled over by Mentone's broad-smiled welcome, and equal measures of Alabama hospitality and Appalachian grit.

Things to do

Views, falls, and crafts in Mentone

Accommodation here can have small-town charm or backwoods peace, but wherever your Mentone vacation rentals are, you're never far from spectacular sights. Closest is the DeSoto State Park which boasts the glorious DeSoto Falls, spilling white waters down slick black steps of rock. Nearby is Little River Canyon Falls Park, where you can peer into the wooded clefts of the deepest canyon in the south-east U.S. Brow Park has picture-perfect views over the valley-bound railway below. Souvenirs of authentic mountain folk crafts can be found a mile up the road, at Mentone's very own Log Cabin Craft Village.

Activities

Making the most of Mentone's mountain spirit

You don't come to Mentone to stay indoors: the call of the wild is loud here, even if it's just to twist and turn along roads that swoop through forests and curl around canyons. Many will be itching to get out of the car, though, whether it be into a kayak, saddle, or a pair of hiking boots. Even skiing is an option here, given the right break with the weather (or more likely a helping hand from the snow machine). No wonder many opt for cabins with hot tubs to help ease those tired limbs at the end of a fun-packed day.

Weather

Mentone's mild mountain air

Being right at the southern tip of the Appalachians has its advantages. This is one of the mildest parts of the 2,200-mile long mountain chain. Those hilltop heights help knock back the heat in summer, while the southerly location keeps the winter mild so visitors can book Mentone vacation rentals for much of the year. There's even some excitement in winter, thanks to the Cloudmont Ski Resort. Fall, however, is probably the best time to come as that’s when Mentone's woods are lit up with a myriad of flaming fall colors.

Natural features

Mentone—where the river sits on the mountain

Mentone's magnificence is down to Lookout Mountain. This ridge of limestone and sandstone runs some 50-miles north and south of Mentone, spilling into Georgia and Tennessee. But it's around Mentone that the mountain is most spectacular, thanks to the astonishing Little River Canyon. It's not just cliffs, waterfalls, and caves here though—this area is rich in wildlife. The rivers teem with bluegill, brim, and large-mouthed bass, while in the woods you can glimpse deer, bobcats, and even black bears.

Where to stay around Mentone?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 110 vacation rentals near Mentone. From 62 Cabins to 62 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mentone for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mentone?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mentone. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort: 108 vacation rentals
  • The Gourdie Shop: 118 vacation rentals
  • Cloudland Canyon State Park: 292 vacation rentals
  • Weiss Lake: 33 vacation rentals
  • DeSoto State Park: 93 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mentone listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Mentone?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 62 Cabins in Mentone. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mentone include:

  • Cottages: 62 rentals available
  • Houses: 29 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 62 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mentone?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 19 vacation rentals with pool available in Mentone. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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