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Susan Collins

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Canoe Lake Lahusage at 'Setaspell' -- $125nt/$100 wknts/Call for full wk at $575

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Alabama Mountains Cabin Rental Photos and Description

***Notice: July 2016 -- Due to drought conditions in DeKalb County, the water level in Lake Lahusage is quite low. Conditions for swimming from the dock are less than ideal, so please consider that when planning your stay. *** Our rustic cabin sits on a beautiful rocky site on Little River's Lake Lahusage, just a few miles out of Mentone at the Georgia line. This is not a typical rental cabin - it's our family getaway in the truest sense. We've opted not to have telephone, television or internet. We actually read books, play board games, relax on the porch, rock patio or dock, watch the birds and squirrels, and swim and canoe in the lake. It's quite relaxing and we invite you to come try it for yourself. We have a double bed in one room and a bunk room with four singles, so it works well for a couple, a family, or a group of friends. Most of the year, you'll want to have the windows open, but for summer's hottest days we have 2 window unit AC's and in cold weather we have a wood stove and gas wall heaters. We've tried to decide what season we enjoy most at the cabin, but we like them all. Each season is wonderful in a different way.

Lake Lahusage is actually part of Little River and was created many years ago by a developer who was building a resort hotel on the lake, but it never materialized. Lots were sold around the lake for individual cottages and now there are some large and very nice homes, some of which are full time residences. But ours is one of the few (maybe the only one) available for short term rental. We invite you to take advantage of this wonderful and little known corner of Lookout Mountain.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Collins (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Susan Collins

We're Jane and Jack Brunson and we live in Elba, AL, which is a 5-hour drive from the cabin, so we don't get to be there as often as we'd like. Jane is from Fort Payne originally, so we enjoy keeping a connection to DeKalb County and letting our four children get to know her hometown area better.

Susan Collins purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Susan Collins chose Alabama Mountains

We started bringing our kids to summer camp at Mentone in the early 1990's and really enjoyed the area. Jane was from Fort Payne, but had not spent a lot of time in Mentone. We rented cabins and stayed at the State Park for a few years, and decided it would be nice to have a little place of our own.

What makes this cabin unique

When we were considering purchasing a second home in the Mentone area, we didn't really know about Lake Lahusage. But once we saw the advantages the lake offered, a cabin not on the water was suddenly out of the question. We wanted a small, rustic cabin with a cozy feel to it. The unfinished cedar walls and ceilings in this little cabin would be difficult to duplicate today. It was just big enough for our family of 6, and we particularly enjoy the screened porch and eat all our meals on the porch except during the coldest months of the year.

We love taking an early morning canoe ride and usually have the entire lake to ourselves -- except for the ducks and geese. Our part of the lake is quiet and far enough from the highway that we have almost no road noise. It's a peaceful and quiet setting that's getting harder to find. Mentone is a unique place - almost lost in time - and has a pace and attitude all its own. We rarely look at a clock when we're there. We just say we're on 'Mentone time'.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We came with our adult children to spend the weekend to celebrate my husband's 62nd birthday. We made breakfast on Saturday morning with pumpkin pecan waffles that smelled heavenly and tasted divine. The kids loved canoeing on the lake and mountain biking in Desoto Park. One son brought his kayak as well. The fire pit was great and I wish I had a porch like yours!
Oct 2014
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Canoe Lake Lahusage at 'Setaspell' -- $125nt/$100 wknts/Call for full wk at $575
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful vacation! Beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at setaspell. We had everything we needed and more. Very clean cabin and owners are very helpful. We will definitely go back again:-)

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was a perfect getaway. Quite and relaxing. We fished, grilled, went canoeing, visited the awesome little shops in Mentone and went to the waterfalls. There's a lot in the area to do and see. Hope to be returning soon. The owners responded to all my questions quickly and was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly as described. My son loved the horseshoe pit and my daughter and I loved canoeing. Thanks for sharing your cabin!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene Rustic Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely amazing time! We brought a few groceries and cooked our breakfast each day. We swung on the screened porch with our morning coffee and listened to the windchimes. We opened the windows for a cool breeze. We went fishing and sunned on the dock. We brought books to read but even if we hadn't, there were plenty of books and board games provided. We made sure not to go down the rock path at night though, just to be safe and not fall. We visited the beautiful waterfalls and state parks in the area. Everything was so peaceful and relaxing. We didn't want to leave! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A nice cabin in a good location. Our weekend was wonderful! Everything was clean, inviting, and well-labeled. The cabin is reasonably priced for the location. The guest book in the cabin is extremely helpful. Any question we had during our stay was answered in the book.

We loved this cabin and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the cleanest place anyone could ever find! It was secluded and extremely peaceful ! The lake and the yard around the cabin is beautiful. I would love to be able to spend every weekend of my life in this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay and that everything was to your liking. We wish we could spend more time there, too! Maybe you can come for a visit again soon.
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Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cloudmont Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Mentone is a tiny, but historic, resort community atop Lookout Mountain. It's best known as home to numerous summer camps and Little River winds its way through the area, providing many opportunities for hiking, canoeing and other mountain activities.


Rates & Availability

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Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Alabama Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
There is a boat ramp nearby for you to launch your own boat or jet ski, which may be tied up at our dock. There is parking space for your boat trailer in our driveway.

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