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Owner

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

"Great Are the Simple Things in Life'' at "Rooks Nook"

18 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin

Overview

Mentone Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

"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.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Alabama Mountains

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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"

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

"Great Are the Simple Things in Life'' at "Rooks Nook"
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Birmingham
5

Recharging again

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham
5

Needing to recharge

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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mobile
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 0
5

Perfect !!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morgan Cnty, Alabama
5

A little slice of heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glencoe, alabama
5

great!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. The cabin was beautiful and the hiking trails were wonderful! No cell service was a plus and it was exactly what we expected!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Desoto Lake & Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Mentone, Alabama
Nearest Point of Interest
"Alabama" Band Fan Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Sequoyah Caverns

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Rates & Availability

Mentone Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Standard pricing
1 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.5%

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.

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Amenities

Mentone Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking

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