The home is on 3 acres with wide range pastoral valley views. Spectacular sunsets, and quiet walks. If you don't want to leave the property, plenty to do and just relax for a short stay. Enjoy the beautiful large shaded stone patio, with pond fountain. Checkout our relaxation retreat cabana for outdoor Mountain view massages! If you decided you need a little bit more space, check out these listings of ours #4484658 #4888852 #749011. Only our Chateau de la Famille unique collection of beautiful Mentone homes, offers guest resort style services, impeccably well kept homes with fabulous art and décor, top locations on the mountain and the owners personal attention to details each and every day!
As you round the corner to enter The Hideaway, you will be taken back by the magnitude of the valley and mountain views. Before most guest open the door to go inside, they sit down on the porch swing and soak it in. Your large private deck area allows you a grand space to soak it all in.
Once you enter, the freshness and Americana style is light, airy and refreshing. The two floor to ceiling wall of windows envelopes you with the views and the forest! The enchanting bird feeders bring hummingbirds to your windows and an assortment of birds to view on the deck.
You soon realize, this is not just a cabin or a place to sleep. You are now understanding the wonderful reviews given to all 3 of these vacation rentals. This is a place where you, your family, your friends will disconnect from the devices and re-connect to each other. You will roll back time, slow down and let your heart, mind and soul remind you why nature, tranquility, quiet and peace are the best source of goodness for the soul! By replenishing your soul and the souls of the ones you love, you return to your lives renewed, happier, healthier.
We are the only rental to offer an abundance of services and extras, including grocery deliver and outdoor mountain top massages.
Guest arrive to a loaf of bread made by our mountain Artisan baker. Lights on, music playing, well lit entrance and property in the evening, not dark and hard to see. Yet dark enough to see the stars off our balcony every night.
The Lodge is decorated with a nod to rural Americana style in honor of owner retired Army LT. General, Joe, their future Marine son in law and all active military and Veterans. Their passion and love for America is obvious with a blend of new and vintage furniture they have UpCycled and hand painted. The space has been renovated with a new bath and updated kitchenette.
An open floor plan that is an airy, bright and very large retreat! a A New Orleans Poster Queen bed with views of the valley. A "bunk room" bedroom with a double size bunk on the bottom, twin on top and second twin bed! There is an additional Australian Ottoman that opens to a pull out twin bed for a 7th guest, but best used for teens or children.
A wonderful Family room includes sofa, chairs and a large TV including satellite and Dvd player. A cozy electric fire place in front of the Poster bed with beautiful views behind it of the valley! Enjoy the whistle of the train below, songs of the birds and the moo's of the cows.
The kitchenette cabinets have been hand painted and distressed by Joe and Chanelle and is equipped with 2 mini fridges, microwave, toaster over, coffee maker, and two burners and the basic essentials needed to prepare meals. We start guest off with some coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, bottled water and a few more staples.
A large brand new bathroom with two sinks, a brand new oversized shower, vanity/cabinet and a separate sit down vanity for makeup.... etc!!
Guest have a huge private deck with seating, a swing and table and chairs! Not to mention those views! Also access to the main level deck off of the main lodge for even more breathtaking views and sunsets.
Guest can utilize the bbq pit located to the left of the main home, the firepit on the stone patio ( firewood is provided) , badminton, volleyball, horseshoes and archery (bring your own bow and arrows) on the property.
The Hideaway is located on the first level of American Patriots Pointe (a 3 levels home that includes The Hideaway and the Gen. Mtn. Lodge rentals) Guest can choose to rent both rentals, this then is American Patriots Pointe. Private access to both rentals. Often guest will book both the Hideaway and the Gen. Mtn. Lodge (known as American Patriots Pointe on vrbo) to spread out, or to accommodate more guest. There is an inside staircase for ease of access that then is unlocked. If you are interested in this option, please call us, or message us..or go to vrbo and enter number 4888852
WE ARE ONE OF THE ONLY RENTALS ON THE MOUNTAIN THAT DOES NOT RAISE OUR PRICES DURING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS. WE ALSO OFFER 10% OFF TO ACTIVE OR RETIRED MILITARY, POLICE OFFICERS, FIRE FIGHTERS AND EMT'S
A great place for a small family and definitely a very romantic getaway. We promise you will fall in love, like we did! No pets allowed.
Gen. Joe and Chanelle had a dream to share what they experience here everyday, to be able to share the peace, joy and happiness that God has blessed them with here. This home was to be there private home, but they knew that was selfish. God gave them the resources to find this home after a year of searching many places. Many homes grander, more up to date, but few with a better view! But as soon as Chanelle drove on the property and set her feet firmly on the ground, without opening one door, she felt the presence of peace. Mother Earth sucked every worry, problem, concern from her body and as she breathed in that pure mountain air in the first time, she knew she was home. Serenity and happiness flowed fast through her veins!
Spring/Summer ... the mountain is bursting with wild flowers, beautiful trees, song birds from the birding trail, abundant wildlife, swimming in the fresh river, canoe, kayak, water falls, canyons, hiking, festivals, antiques, local pottery, furniture, soaps, etc.
Winter time, ski slope, raging water falls, hiking tails, outdoor personal adventure day trips, artisan shops, Rock City, Ruby Falls, great food and more. The beauty of winter time often brings snow, beautiful clear star lit skies, cozy nights... time to be together and focus on those that are with you.
Fall is bursting with color you may see in Vermont, but it is right here for all to enjoy.
Guest also receive in advance a Guest Book full of information that help them prepare and plan their trip. This has received accolades from guest. A very unique approach compared to most vacation rentals.
Our General's Mountain lodge is also available for rent, two queen bedrooms and 2 baths, a queen and full sofa sleeper and a twin futon and large kitchen and family room, plus 3rd story loft with library and huge indoor hot tub. Rent the entire lodge (Main and Hideaway) to sleep 2-16.
Please check our Tree House Cabin out on the same property.. type in # 4258938 sleeps 2-4. We hope you choose Chateau de la Famille and stay a while!
Located right between DeSoto state park, walking distance to the boy scout park, near all summer camps, short drive to Fort Payne, de Soto Caverns, Falls and Mentone. Nearby canoeing, snow skiing, horseback riding, endless trails, wildlife all over our property and so much more. If you miss the city, Chattanooga is only about an hour away, Huntsville and hour and a half and Birmingham and Atlanta less than 2. Scottsboro 45 min with Cathedral Caverns, Unclaimed Baggage, Walls of Jericho and beautiful Bucks Pocket Park.
We also can assist you with special plans if you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday, a surprise, engagement or honeymoon. We can completely handle any arrangements from flowers, photographs, or do your grocery shopping for you so you don't have too. We require a two week notice on any of these services.
Between our three homes on the property, we can sleep up to 20 guest!