"Great Are The Simple Things In Life" No Doubt you will experience this in our Brand New Cabin. You'll find that "Rooks Nook" features many personal touches, from the high-end antique distressed cabinets and furniture. "Rooks Nook" is a spacious 1500 sq. ft. log cabin, where the exposed beams and rustic wavy board siding were cut from pine trees cleared from the lot. The wrap around porch is inviting, with two wooden log swings and rocking chairs, with a black distressed finish. Also features a hot tub deck.
The hand railings on the porch gives an extra eye catching interest with chicken wire and wooden supports accented with cut outs of cowboy boots and saguaro cactus. The property entertains some large boulders close to the cabin, where the kids will find hours of fun just playing, allowing nature to be their play mate.
Located just minutes from Desoto State Park, Desoto Falls, Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort, and Mentone, where you can enjoy shopping in many of the antique shops, also offering a variety of foods.
Member of Dekalb County Tourist Association.
Hello: We are Kevin & Cynthia Rooks. Kevin grew up in this area, Lived in Tennessee for 15 yrs then returned to this area. Cynthia was born in upstate New York, the family moved to West Alabama when she was 9 yrs old because her mother hated the cold. We meet in 1989 and were married in 1990. We,ve been self employed all those years, and have been able to work together,in the Custom Cabinet industry, we enjoy being able assist our customers in design and color selection of their custom cabinets.
The Owner purchased this cabin in 2007
We chose to build in Mentone, because for one, we LOVE the Mountains and always vacationed in the mountains, in East Tennessee or out West. Mentone is very beautiful all seasons and has so much to offer, for that that quite get-away, so I coined the phrase "GREAT ARE THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE". And I really beleive that the simple things in life are the most enjoyable. I,ve always wanted to build my own cabin since I've been in the construction industry, this helped me to design and built the cabin, and with Cynthia's input on the color skeam it was a very enjoyable project, in which we put many personal touches for your enjoyment.
There are many things we enjoy about our cabin Rooks Nook most in the decor. Take notice of the Exposed Beams which were Sawn from Pine Trees cut off the lot itself, these were sawn by a local Saw Man which brought his Portable Saw mill onto the lot and sawed the Beams on site. The Log walls came from North Carolina (not a kit) Each room has a Beadboard plank wainscoat which has a painted distressed finish, the Balcony Railings are Black Rubbed Distressed finish, the Kitchen is a Pine Cabinet with a Green distressed finish, and Red Knobs. All the furniture pieces were custom designed & built by our shop. There is a Pool table on the Balcony, Tile shower & Heart Shaped Jacuzzi in the Master Bath. Hot Tub & Rockers & Swings on the wrap around porch, Just relax and enjoy your self. We hope you get as much enjoyment from your stay as we do. And remember "GREAT ARE THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE"
We arrived late in the afternoon the home was glowing from the welcoming porch light and toparares at each door! The sound of spring screen doors made you remember grandma's! We had a wonderful time playing dominoes, and cards on the porch in the evenings! Game and movie selection was nice. Very clean with a lot of thoughtful touches. Kitchen nicely equipped but the grill was our favorite place to hangout! Although we didn't have any younger children as ours are grown with no grandchildren (as of yet) perfect place for them also!
As before we were very pleased with your little slice of heaven on the mountain. All the little extras you do make it feel like home. Thank you for opening your home for us. Maybe next time I'll see some deer.
Thank you for opening your home to us. We felt so welcome and it felt just like home to us. We enjoyed the morning sun coming through the trees and the sun setting through in the envening as we watched for deer eating in the woods. We only left once for a quick trip out because we enjoyed the peace and quite of your cabin. It felt so surreal to have the doors open and just fall in love with natures beauty. Your cabin has everything you need to enjoy your time away. It is one of the most beautiful cabins I've ever stayed in. I fell in love with your cabinets and all the detailed work you put into them and the cabin itself. We will definitely be back and hope to stay longer. You can really tell all your hard work and time you spent in this beautiful cabin. Thank you again for opening your home to us. Love the fact it is less than two hours from Bham. We feel recharged and ready for the rest of the year.
So sorry I am so late getting this review written, we went up the first week of August 2015 for the longest yard sale ( which was awesome), we stayed in Rooks Nook for 4 nights and it is truly an awesome cabin, beautiful, great lil touches they have done on it. The hot tub was great after a long shopping day, I would definitely come back again and again and it is highly recommended by us! the hummingbirds were a special treat during our morning coffee on the wonderful front porch!!! thanks Kevin and Cynthia for sharing!!!! we drove up from Mobile, ala
Cabin was perfect !!!! Could not have asked for more ! Our family felt right at home and enjoyed every minute . Wish we would have planned to stay longer
I would give this place 10 stars if I could! The pictures and description don't do this place justice! The owners were very helpful in allowing me to book this jewl on extremely short notice. This is the perfect place for a relaxing, romantic getaway. It has all of the modern convieniences in a rustic, homey feeling atmosphere. The heart shaped jacuzy tub was a wonderful touch! 5 minutes driving time from mentone and Desoto falls. We had planned on hiking/ exploring the area, but couldn't bring ourselves to leave the peaceful, serenity of this beautiful cabin. My only regret is not being able to stay longer! This will be my first choice from now on when looking for a cabin in the area, and will probably change our plans around the availability of this little slice of heaven!!! Oh one last note, don't try to follow google maps navigation to get here, or you'll be calling the owners to guide you there after you pass it like we did lol!!!
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1 night minimum stay
After Payment is made in full we email you a 4 digit code to the Key lock box that isto the left of the front door.
Reserve your stay with one night down, the Balance is to be paid 15 days before your stay.