Mentone Area Directory

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This Directory is published to help visitors to the Mentone community to find the places, things and services they might want.  If anyone has any information which should be included here, please see Listing Information.  If you already have a listing here, please make sure that it is correct and up-to-date.

 


Lodging

Adams Outdoors -- 256-845-2988.  Adams Outdoors operates two camps, Echota and Cherokee, on Lookout Mountain near Desoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve.  These camps offer a variety of lodging and recreation activities for families and groups.  See the web site for photos and details.  Email: lookoutdoors@aol.com.

Bass House -- 205-533-6111.  Located on the east side of our twenty acres, Bass House overlooks its own private pond.  From the front porch you will enjoy relaxing in the rockers while watching Lola and Zeik (our resident horses), as you escape to the quiet of "Old Crow" meadows.  Email: info@roostersrest.com.

Brow Front Home -- 205-625-6258.  Spacious home near the square in Mentone.  From the expansive deck with a picnic table and gas grill to the game room you will enjoy the wonderful sunsets.  There are two master bedrooms with queen size beds, a third bedroom with a full size bed and a fourth bedroom with a bunk bed.  Amenities include CH/A, fireplace with gas logs, cable TV with VCR & DVD, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, washer&dryer.  Please call Dick or Cheryl Keefer or email us at keefer@otelco.net.

Canyon Falls Cottage -- 256-634-4116.  Located on the rim of historic Desoto Falls.  Fully furnished kitchen, queen-size bed, cable TV, compact disc, VCR, gas grill, air conditioning.  Very cozy and private.  Email: Desotofalls@aol.comSee DeSoto Falls.

Cottage on Little River -- 678-372-1687Come and enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and exploring Little River in our boat and kayak.  The cottage can accommodate up to 8 people with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a sleeping loft.  Amenities include full kitchen, washer/dryer, gas logs, large screened porch, gas grill, outdoor fire pit, dock and deck overlooking the river.  Please contact Gay Godbois at godbois@gmail.com.

Crystal Lake Lodge Bed & Breakfast -- 256-634-8209.  On 45 acres with a lake and pond and 20 acres of woods.  Four guest rooms with private baths and fireplaces.  A 1600 square-foot great room with a library, billiard table and a large fireplace.  Hot tub and many other features.  Adults only.  Room rates are $95 (including all taxes and breakfast).  Reservations required.  Innkeepers Dave and Claudia Wassom, 3291 County Road 165, Mentone, Alabama 35984.  Tea is served at four and breakfast is made to order. This is a place that must be seen to be believed!

Dusk Downing Heights -- 850-661-0678 or 205-807-9909.  Spacious 4000 sq ft home overlooking West Brow in Mentone.  Gorgeous views of sunsets from all rooms or you may choose to dine on porch at sunset.  Sleeps fourteen comfortably, 4 baths, 5 bedrooms. Fireplace, Jacuzzi, Billiard Table.

Hawk's Nest Hideaway -- 225-572-4316.  The perfect combination of beautiful scenery and comfortable amenities.  Conveniently located five miles from historic Mentone, our hideaway is an ideal destination for a quiet romantic getaway or a vacation packed with fun outdoor activities for an entire family. Hawk's Nest Hideaway sits on secluded acres with a pond for fishing and a clear running stream.  We have all the amenities to assure your vacation is most enjoyable including hot tub, gas grill, and great decor.

Last Resort -- 205-853-9361.  16263 County Road 89.  Located on the brow 5 miles south of Mentone and 1.5 miles north of DeSoto State Park. The main lodge has two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom.  One is a king-size master suite with a full kitchen, balcony, and sleeps 6-8.  The other is a romantic getaway, with lots of privacy.  Enjoy magnificent sunsets from this location.  Email:  information@mentonerentals.com.

Little River Harmony -- Beautiful, cozy & sparkling new log home awaits your visit to Mentone.  Two units sleep from 6 to 20.  Reunion location or romantic retreat!  500' of private riverfront on 6.6 wooded acres.  Relax on the covered deck with your own outdoor fireplace and take in the river view and sounds of nearby waterfalls. Or, meander down a captivating nature path to our canoes and take one on your own expedition into Lake Lahusage.  Built with lots of love and care and managed by the owners.  Modern conveniences and more.  4 miles from downtown Mentone.  352-250-6521.  Email

Lookout Creek Cabin -- 256-635-6420.  Valley Head.  We have hunting, fishing, hiking, and plenty of privacy.  Robert and Michele Brown are the owners.

Lookout Mountain Family Lodge -- 256-634-4758

Mentone Cabins -- (888)560-0492.  Offering several cabins in the Mentone area.  Our cozy accommodations have something for everyone from 2 – 12 people.  Amenities include brow views, fireplaces, hot tubs, Jacuzzi tubs, satellite TV and DVD players. Our cabins include:  Cupid's Crest,  Get-a-way Cabins,  Little River Canyon Cabins,  Bedrock Cabins.   For online availability and booking, please visit our website or contact us via info@mentonecabins.com.

Mentone Dream -- (205) 566-7718.  Cabin with impeccable brow views and awesome terrain nearby. Five bedrooms, 3.5 baths, formal dining room, custom crafted kitchen with commercial appliances, granite counters and tiled back splash, breakfast nook and eat-in bar. This home features hardwood floors throughout, with travertine tile in the wet areas, stone fire place in living room and also on the porch; both with gas logs.  Reservations.

Mentone Family Lodge -- 800-998-1956.  A 20-acre retreat, secluded and private, on top of Lookout Mountain.  Perfect for family reunions, with five sleeping areas, three bathrooms, full and modern kitchen, game room, entertainment center, dining room, breakfast room, courtyard, pond, fishing dock, outdoor pavilion, gas grill, fireplace, horseshoes, hiking trails, and more.

Mentone Inn B&B -- 256-634-4836, 800-455-7470.  6139 Alabama Highway 117 South.  A pleasant country inn with twelve cozy rooms with claw-foot bathtubs, fireplace, and country breakfast.  Ski, hike, golf, ride, or shop.  Located on the town square on the corner of Hwy 117 and Hwy 89 (Lookout Mountain Parkway).  Call Gloria Sitz, Innkeeper, or email her at TheMentoneInn@hotmail.com.

Mentone Log Cabins -- 256-657-4335

Mentone Mountain View Inn -- 888-560-0492.  Welcome to the Mountain View Inn, Mentone's only inn perched on the edge of Lookout Mountain.  The cozy accommodations provide guests with breathtaking views of three states.  We have two king suites.  Mentone's Mountain View Inn is your place to come for relaxation and refreshment.  For reservations, please call us or visit our website:  mentonemountainviewinn.com.

Mentone Springs Hotel B&B --  256-634-4040.  6114 Alabama Highway 117 South.  Town Square.  National Register of Historical Places.  Private rooms & baths, lobby with a fire place.  Open year round.  Please call or email for reservations.  

Mountain Crest Cabins -- 251-649-1514 or 251-402-4227.  Beautiful log cabin rentals located 3 miles from downtown Mentone.  After a day of exploring, you can return to your own peaceful mountain retreat.  Relax on the porch, warm yourself by the fire or relax in a hot tub.  Visit our website, call or email for more information.  Email: information@mountaincrestcabins.com 

Mountain Grove Bed and Breakfast/Retreat Center -- 800-226-5585.  Just seven minutes from downtown Mentone, Mountain Grove B and B, built in 1919, is a luxurious, five-bedroom country inn famed for its elegance and praised as a romantic get-away.  With our secluded, park-like location on three acres, our specialty is exclusivity and privacy.  For weddings, private parties, church groups and business retreats, our facility will delightfully accommodate you!  Sleeps up to 14.   Email: MountainGroveBnB@aol.com

Mountain Laurel Inn B&B -- 256-634-4673

Nippersink Lodge -- 256-634-3601

One World Adventure Company -- 256-634-8370.   One World Adventure Company hosts churches, schools and groups.  We offer service learning, adventure activities, and character education programs.  We have two locations to host groups:  Lookout Mountain Camp and Nippersink Lodge.  Programs and retreat facilities are available year around.  Billy and Angie Shugart, Directors.

Raven Haven B&B -- 256-634-4310

Ritz on the Rocks -- 504-481-8666.  Be our guest and experience the unmatched accommodations for your romantic get away.  Our bungalows offer a wall of glass on the edge of Lookout Mountain for your unobstructed panoramic views from every room.  The bedrooms are on the brow for star gazing.  Enjoy luxury and comfort located on scenic Lookout Mountain Parkway, minutes away from all attractions.  Call Tony 24 hours a day.

Rock Bluff Rentals -- 256-634-8180.  4 rentals overlooking Rock Lake, fully furnished mountain chalets sleeps 2-13 people.  All have fireplace, hothub, satellite TV, & wireless internet.  Pets welcome.  Book one or all for your group getaway.  Mossy Oak, Hunter's Hideaway, Oolakano,  Gone Fishin' (handicap). 

Roosters Rest -- 205-533-6111.  Come to Lookout Mountain to rest and relax at this quiet and adorable cabin for two, located adjacent to Desoto State Park and near Mentone, AL.  Enjoy your coffee on the screened porch and watch for Canadian geese, deer, ducks, ground hogs, turkeys, and rabbits.  If the wildlife is hiding then we guarantee that you’ll spot the cattle and horses roaming the acreage.  Fishing, paddle boat, biking, and horses are available.  Email: info@roostersrest.com.

Rose Cottage -- 256-634-4181

Sequoyah Campground -- 256-635-0024

Serenity Campground -- 256-634-3686

Setaspell by the Lake -- 256-845-6000.  Canoe from our dock on Little River’s Lake Lahusage.  Rustic 2BR/1 Bath cabin on beautiful rocky site sleeps 6 in one double and 4 single beds.  Great for children.  Screened porch, full kitchen, charcoal grill, linens, washer/dryer, Franklin stove.  For photos, go to our VRBO listing #427513.  Contact Susan Collins, Southern Properties Agency, at susanc@southern-agency.com.

Strickland's Campgrounds -- 256-634-4346

Summer Haven Cottages -- 256-634-4025

Winston Place B&B -- c.1831. 256-635-6381

Whispering Pines -- 256-657-2039

Woodhaven -- 256-635-6438

 


 

Restaurants

Caldwell's Restaurant -- 256-634-4040

CONES of MENTONE -- 678-427-5502.  Ice Cream Shoppe.  Featuring Mayfield Ice Cream, Nathan's Famous Hotdogs and Home-Styled Fudge and Brownies.  Home of the Famous 'Overdose Brownie Sundae'. "Eat Dessert First, Life is Uncertain".  Open April 15th - Nov 30th, Fri - Sun, 11-5.  Located in the Log Cabin Village, Hwy 117, Mentone, AL.

DeSoto State Park Mountain Inn Restaurant -- 256-845-5380  

Log Cabin Restaurant & Deli -- 256-634-4560.  Mentone's "Not-so-fast", yet always good Restaurant on Historic Hotel Square, Highway 117, Mentone, Alabama.  Open Tuesday through Sunday, Year 'Round.

The Wildflower Cafe -- 256-634-0066.

Windwood Farms Restaurant -- Situated in Mentone, this country farm house is a warm and inviting place to enjoy a hearty sandwich, generous plates, seafood dishes, salads, and deliciously prepared steak dinners.  Restaurant is open Wednesday - Saturday for Lunch and Dinner, and Lunch on Sunday.  256-634-0055

 


 

Shops, Stores, etc.

Artisans -- 256-634-4548

Crow's Nest -- 256-634-4548.   6081 Highway 117 South, The Hitching Post in Town Square, Mentone AL 35984.  Antiques, collectibles and gift items from the surrounding area.  The Hitching Post is a unique and interesting structure.  In former years square dances were held upstairs every Saturday night.

Little River Hardware -- 256-634-4757.  Rent equipment, purchase hardware, fix your lawn mower, grab a great sandwich -- all at the same place!

Mentone Health Foods Natural Therapy Center -- 256-634-4432.  Open every day (except Tuesday) from 10:30 AM until 5:30 PM.  Herbs, supplements, natural foods, aroma therapy, information, books, etc. Also natural and hand made mountain gifts, including soaps, bath and body care by Mentone's local folk herbalist L.C. Moon.  Matt St. John is local Naturopath, Kerry Breithaupt is massage therapist and Joe Piscatelli is lifestyle coach.  Consultations upon request.  Gourmet Chocolates and Coffee!

Mentone General Store -- 256-634-8008.  General merchandise store with clothing for the entire family, home decor, sporting goods, shoes, and more.  The owners are Paul and Ginny Zulker.

Mentone Market -- 256-634-4686

Mountain Life Market -- Located in the heart of Mentone, in the rock and wood structure that used to be the original Barber Shop.  Local Art, Gourmet and Organic Chocolate & Coffee, unique clothing, gifts and more.

Mountain Mamas Crafts & Rock Shop -- Seven miles southeast of Mentone atop Lookout Mountain, Highway 48, Cloudland GA.  Contact Morgana MacVicar at 706-862-6150 or Mary Alice Stout at 706-862-2142 or via email at MountainMamas@alltel.net.  Over 40 local and regional women artists present handmade candles, rugs, pottery, yard art, beaded jewelry, birdhouses, jam, soup, collectibles, and a rock shop.  Open Fri-Sun (Apr-Nov) 12:00 to 6:00 pm EST.

Orbix Hot Glass -- 256-523-3188.  3869 County Road 275,  Ft. Payne, AL  35967.  Located about 25 miles south of Mentone, Orbix Hot Glass is where hand-blown art is produced.  Work has been featured in O Magazine, Food & Wine, & Southern Living. Shop in the gallery and if the guys are blowing glass, you are welcome to watch.  Located ten minutes from Dogtown on Hwy 275.  Do not use GPS.  Go to website or call for directions.  www.orbixhotglass.com 

Ruby's Variety Store -- 256-634-4701

Snappy Tees Screen-printing and Gift Shop -- Located three miles east of Mentone at 3219 Hwy 117.  We do screen-printing jobs for business logo shirts, camp shirts, family reunions and special events.  Also available are mouse pads, cups and caps.  If only one shirt or item is needed, that's not a problem.  Our gift shop has many different printed shirts and hats and other items such as silver jewelry, flags, bandannas, wizards, dragons, wind-chimes, and much more.  Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Local Gentry --  404-512-5371.  Fine Antiques, Original and Local Art, Unique Collectibles.  Things you wont find anywhere else.  Located in the Log Cabin Village  Hwy 117 Mentone, AL.

The Shed Floral and Nursery -- This Nursery, Gift Shop and Florist is located at 2546 Alabama Highway 117, southeast of the Mentone town limit (Mentone AL 35984).  Call David or Cheryl Baker at 256-634-4038 or (toll free) 866-634-4038.

The Stone Kingdom -- Located in the heart of Mentone at the old rock structure that used to be the original Barber Shop, newly presented in a Celtic theme. Owned and operated by a local guide, herbologist, iridologist, naturalist, and writer on the cutting edge of health alternatives, recalling lost Celtic American history, its easy life-style, self-sustaining gardening and community stewardship.

White Elephant Antiques Galleries -- 6512 Highway 117 South, Town Square, P.O. Box 31, Mentone AL 35984.  Contact Judy or Louis Pierce at 256-634-4529 or Dee Anna Merz at 256-634-9222.  The White Elephant's historical building was built as the annex for the Mentone Springs Hotel in the early 20th century.  It now houses many shops with antiques and uniques including contemporary and vintage collectibles and gifts.

Please see additional listings under Other .

 


 

Camps

 

Alpine Camp -- 256-634-4404

Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort / Shady Grove Dude Ranch -- 721 County Road 614, P. O. Box 435.  Off of County Road 165.  Contact Olive or Jack Jones at 256-634-4344.  Chalets and Group Housing, Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, Trail-riding, Golfing.  Open year round.  Please call for reservations.

Comer Scout Reservation

DeSoto -- 256-634-4394

Hawks Above - Retreat and Wellness Center -- Atop Lookout Mountain on 600 acres of private land overlooking the east brow.  Nine miles east of Mentone on Highway 48, then left on GA 157 for 6 1/2 miles to Valley View Ranch Road.  Workshops, retreats, gatherings, group and family accommodations.

Holly Springs Stables -- 256-634-4132

Juliette Low -- 706-862-2169

Laney -- 256-634-4066

Lookout Mountain Camp -- 256-634-4758

Nature's Classroom -- 256-634-4443

Ponderosa Bible Camp -- 256-634-4397

Skyline -- 800-448-9279

Riverview -- 800-882-0722

Woodmont -- 770-457-0862.  Traditional program for boys and girls 6 to 14 atop cool, breezy Lookout Mountain.  ACA accredited.  Two generations of family ownership/management; 55+ years experience.  See 1000+ pictures and complete 2002 camp info at our web site. 

Valley View Ranch -- 706-862-2231

 


 

Churches

Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) -- 256-845-1381.  5760 Gault Avenue N.W., Fort Payne, AL.  Sunday School: 9:45 am.  Worship: 10:55 am.  Contact Katie Gillis at 256-845-1381.

Lea's Chapel Baptist Church -- 256-635-1001

Little River Church

Mentone Church of God -- 256-634-4418

Mentone Church of God of Prophecy

Mentone United Methodist Church -- 256-634-4881

Mentone Wesleyan Church -- 256-634-4210

Moon Lake Baptist Church -- 256-634-4568

Sally Howard Memorial Chapel -- 256-638-4441

St. Joseph’s-On-The-Mountain Episcopal Church -- 256-634-4476

 


 

Places

Buck's Pocket State Park

Chattanooga and Chicamauga Battlefields -- 706-866-9241

Cherokee Rock Village

Cloudland Canyon State Park -- 800-864-7275

DeSoto Falls -- 256-845-0051.  See Picture.

DeSoto State Park

DeSoto State Park -- 256-845-0051

High Point Trails 

Little River West Fork

Little River East Fork

Little River Falls

Little River Canyon -- 256-845-9605.  See map.

Log Cabin Village --  Outdoor Artists Marketplace in the Heart of Mentone.

Lookout Mountain Scenic Drive

Lost Falls

Mentone Brow Park

Mentone, Alabama - Lookout Mountain

Russell Cave National Monument

Sequoyah Caverns -- 256-635-0024

Tennessee Aquarium -- 800-262-0695

 


 

Other

DeKalb County Tourist Association

DeSoto Rescue Squad -- 256-560-9110.  Providing First Response EMS Care to Mentone, Valley Head, and surrounding area.  Always looking for more volunteers.

Emerald Lake House -- 205-702-4272.  For Sale:  Multi-acre lake-front lot with house.  Enjoy great fishing on this beautiful, private lake in a secluded valley far from the madding crowd.  Be the envy of all of your friends.

Fort Payne Online

FireLight Creations -- 256-635-1144.  Medical and Legal Transcription, Word Processing and Copy Editing.  (695 Rock Ridge Road, Valley Head, AL 35989-3919)  Ms. Alisha Henri will be glad to travel to homes of elderly and infirm to assist in communications needs.

Little River Financial -- 256-634-1122

Lookout Mountain Preferred Realty -- 256-634-4672

Mentone Fire Department -- 256-634-4545

Mountain Properties Real Estate -- 256-634-4333.   Located at The Hitching Post. Serving  clients for over thirty years in real estate, Ronda Bruckno will help you have a smooth transaction  when buying or selling your home.  Her goal is to Perform Above Your Expectations!  See all  homes and land listed for sale in the Dekalb County area at www.almountainproperties.com and call  Ronda when you are ready to look at a few.

Mentone Wedding Chapel -- 256-634-4181

Mentone Realty -- 256-634-4767.  Offering Friendly, Knowledgeable and Professional real estate services for the Mentone and Lookout Mountain area.  We're located in the heart of Mentone next door to the Mentone Market.  With Mentone Realty, it's not just about real estate, it's about the land, the people and keeping the right balance of both.  Expertise in Mountain lands, cabins, resort and wildlife properties.  Charlotte Gentry, Broker/Owner.

Mentone Tourists Information

Mentone Town Hall -- 256-634-4444

Moon Lake Community Library -- 256-634-1133

North Alabama Network

Southern Properties Agency, Inc. -- 256-845-6000.

 


 

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