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Pssst! Thanksgiving Opening! Up to 20 people

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms + Loft - 5 Baths - (Sleeps 16-20)


We happily share our beautiful log home with you as you build your own treasured memories. This home is already jam-packed with love and joy and ready for more! Mark and I and our four children, aged 7-13 have worked many long months to bring this home into reality. We strive to remember every detail that makes a house a home for busy families or groups to enjoy. When you walk through the door, we hope to make you smile as your heart skips a beat.

Beautifully situated on the bluff overlooking over 500 feet of riverfront, your private playground quickly brings you back to nature. Your adventure begins as you drive down the 1000 foot meandering lane on the 6 wooded acres on the Little River atop Lookout Mountain. Suddenly your cares wash away.

But with Free Wifi you'll just be a click away in case you need to snap out of it for a minute or two!

Constructed of full 6 x 12 logs, this home exudes a rustic calm with all the modern conveniences. Designed to accommodate large families/groups needing to reconnect, laugh and relax.

Two canoes available for your use too! (see video)

Heads up: The river in the summer (July and August) is at it's lowest. It can be hard to navigate especially in August. There are high and low spots throughout though, so our kids have always had a fun time exploring and cruising to the swimming holes!

Make sure to check out our website for more pictures, videos and info. Little River Harmony dot com.


Little River Harmony is comprised of two units: DC al Fine & Pizzicato. You can rent one or both. Pricing shown on this website is for the larger unit only. For single unit pricing please call or email! (also remember to check out our website for more information at LittleRiverHarmony.)

DC al Fine---sleeps up to 14

Pizzicato---sleeps up to 6

We’ve separated our three level home into 2 separate units that we’ve named DC al Fine and Pizzicato. (See our website to find out why we named them that!)

Renting the whole house gives you access to both. Depending on the size of your group either the whole house, or just one unit will suffice. Just let us know what you need when inquiring and we’ll get you an alternative rate quote. (This site only generates full house quotes.)

Our larger unit, DC al Fine, sleeps up to 14 in two king bedrooms on the main floor with adjoining/adjacent baths. Upstairs are two bedrooms, each with two sets of very comfortable bunks, along with a full bath and a half bath. A queen sofa sleeper / air mattress in the loft rounds out the accommodations to up to 14.

Equally as lovely and cozy, is our lower level suite, Pizzicato. It sleeps up to 6 people with 2 queen sized beds each in separate sleeping areas and a queen sleeper sofa / air mattress. A full kitchen and bath, along with a gorgeous 3-sided gas fireplace brings this unit to cozy comfort. Contact us for availability.

BONUS! Each bed has a heavenly duvet with a cover that's changed with every new guest! No more wondering...when was this bedspread washed???'

Wi-fi and satellite tv keeps you connected to the world. A growing collection of DVDs and board games entertain, 'weather permitting'! (Enjoy the outdoors!) Blutooth connection to our stereo system and wired speaker system (DC al Fine) keeps the harmony flowing!

Large capacity, hi-efficiency washer and dryer available for your use.

All furnishings stylish and cozy!

No Smoking, please!

Pets….tell us about your pet. We do allow depending on the circumstance. Pet fee $35 per pet, per stay, upon approval.

Contact us today! We’re so excited to share our home with you!!

More Details

Maria Slaby
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About Maria Slaby

We are so happy to share our beautiful piece of heaven with your group of up to 20 of your closest friends / family! Little River Harmony has been a labor of love for our whole family and we couldn't' be more grateful for all the wonderful guests we've shared our home with since we built it in 2007.

Ya'll make our special retreat a home!

Little bit about us...(learn / see more at our website

Our bustling family of six has grown up in more ways than one at Little River Harmony. Our four, homeschooled kids, raging in ages from 8-14 when we broke ground, participated in every phase of construction of our treasured log home.

This experience alone instilled in them respect and appreciation for all things unexpected that come from building a home 500 miles away from home! Work ethic and resilience were the most notable outcomes of this experience for them.

And we couldn't be more pleased.

Today, this motley crew has matured into full-fledged and functioning persons of society, muscling through the good and the bad of life with both grit and grace. Who knew when we dared to dream of building this sweet retreat that so much more would come of it?!

Graciousness beyond measure, from our family to yours.

Please consider staying with us. We'd love to be part of your happy memories.

Maria Slaby purchased this house in 2007

Why Maria Slaby chose Mentone

Mentone, Alabama is the picture of tranquility that's hard to deny, for sure, but our location takes that a step further. I'm pretty sure your first stroll down our long, meandering drive will convince you, just as it did us way back when we found property in 2005...back when our ragamuffin crew of six tromped through the undeveloped property looking for the river! In an instant, we knew we were home. (See our website for pictures and more stories about our journey...)

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location, plus a peace and harmony that's unmatched. We pay attention to the details that make a house a home....starting with a good night's sleep. That means a CLEAN and cozy bed, topped with duvet covers that are laundered after EVERY guest. Everything is better after a good night's sleep!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in Pizzicato right after New Year's and loved every minute of our stay! Coming from Florida, it was so refreshing to experience snow and the cozy log cabin and fireplace. The flannel sheets, fluffy duvet covers, ample kitchen supplies, and overall welcoming decor made it hard for us to even want to venture out into the snowy winter! Truly was a perfect start to our new year and we'd definitely come back again!
Jan 2018
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Mentone House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Any holiday bookings follow cancellation policy in attached rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main floor master bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Lower Level Unit: Pizzicato
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 2nd floor half bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bedroom with adjoining bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of beautiful hand-hewn bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of beautiful hand-hewn bunk beds
    Loft - 1 queen , Sofa sleeper / air mattress
    Sofa Sleeper - 1 queen , Lower Level Suite: Pizzicato. Sofa sleeper / air mattress
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Lower Level Suite: Pizzicato. (Curtained off sleeping area)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Lower Level Suite: Pizzicato. (Curtained off sleeping area)
  • Our home is a three level house, comprising two units that can be rented together or separately, providing flexibility for large and small groups. DC al Fine is our larger unit situated on the main floor and second floor, including 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. (sleeps up to 14) Pizzicato is our lower level suite, including a full kitchen, bath, gas fireplace, and two queen sleeping areas (curtained off) and a queen sofa sleeper. Sleeps up to 6. Both units together sleep up to 20. You can rent one, or the other, or both.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.939394 based on 67 reviews
Waynesburg, ky

A merry Christmas in July!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for a week celebrating our yearly Christmas in July. We enjoyed the cabin and its amenities so much that we rarely left to see local attractions. The river, the privacy, the screened-in porch were such great assets.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you and your family enjoyed your Christmas in July, Dale! Hope to see you back again!
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  • 5 of 5

Had a family gathering for family from West Virginia, Tennessee and New Orleans. 8 adults and 6 children (2 yrs to 12 yrs). Everyone enjoyed the stay. Kids loved canoeing and smores by the river. Plenty of space to visit or to have some quiet time. Cabin was clean and well organized. Beds very comfortable. This was our first family gathering and plans to return will be made.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Gathering for 80th birthday

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our large family gathering to celebrate my mom's 80th birthday! Loved our long weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear, Lynn! Look forward to ya'll coming back again!
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Knoxville, TN

Peaceful and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We gathered with family from 4 states for a long weekend in this beautiful cabin. There was plenty of space for all 20 of us (ranging in age from 7 to 78) to gather and chat - or have space to be alone if needed. The screened porch with it's rocking chairs was worth the cost of the rental by itself! And a fire in the fireplace on that screened porch in the mornings was sublime. The beds were plentiful and comfy with wonderful, percale sheets and duvet covers (I would like to mention that we were asked to remove the duvet covers as part of checking out which means they are actually cleaned between each guest - I don't necessarily think that is always the case at many rentals.) Both pullout sofas were out of commission but inflatable beds were provided as back up. Amazingly, we had all of the towels we needed and never any lines for bathrooms even with such a large group. Several of us took advantage of the canoes to travel on the little river behind the cabin and it was beautiful this time of year with rhododendron and mountain laurel blooming along the bank. Maria was friendly and so responsive before and during the trip via text. We had no cell service and wifi was problematic frequently (as one would expect with 20 devices trying to connect at one time), but I actually enjoyed the reprieve from connectivity. The cabin address is on a main road but the long, winding drive takes you far away from any sound other than birds and crickets. We all loved this cabin ensconced in trees and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awe, thank you so much for your kind words, Jill! I'm so happy you all enjoyed your stay and that you were comfortably accommodated. We look forward to you coming back again and again!
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Great home for large group with children.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay very much. It was very comfortable, and relaxing. The children especially loved playing in the river and adults loved hanging out on the large screened porch. We had use of both homes and it was perfect for 7 adults and 5 children.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a large group to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a.m. excellent place for a large group or multiple families to stay...great amenities!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jay! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Happy to have you stay anytime!
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Little River Harmony is located just 4 miles from the quaint mountain town of Mentone, Alabama. Located on the top of Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama, Mentone provides the beauty and calm of a step back in time, yet close to all the modern shopping conveniences as well. Little River Harmony brings you back to the beauty of the days of peace and calm, offering a place like no other to recharge and unplug with family and friends.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $195
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates show full house rental. Sleeps up to 20. Smaller accomodations available.
Rent the Whole House (Sleeps up to 20):
Weekend $428/night. 2 night min.
Sun-Thurs $365/ night,
Weekly $2275
Damage Deposit $300.00, Maintenance fee $195.
50% due to confirm reservation with balance due 14 days before arrival.
Credit cards. Until reservation confirmed, rates subject to change.

DC al Fine (sleeps up to 14):
Weekend $299 / night. 2 night min.
Sun-Thurs $250 / night
Weekly $1575

Pizzicato (Sleeps up to 6)
Weekend $129 / night 2 night min,
Sun-Thurs $115/night
Weekly $700

Make sure to see our website for more pictures, videos and info.

Cancellation Policy: full refund if cancel by time balance is due. If cancel 23-29
days prior fee 25%. If cancel less than 23 days prior no refund.

Holiday Cancellation Policy:
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Memorial Weekend
Full refund, less $300, if cancel by time balance is due which is 90 days prior to your stay. If cancel 83-89 days prior fee $300 plus 25% of total fee (less security deposit). If cancel less than 83 days prior no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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