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Mountaintop Log Cabin Getaway with Breathtaking Views, Eagles Nest at High Falls

85 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Albertville holiday cabin

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

••PLEASE NOTE: Beginning in August we will be actively working on the 2nd cabin at High Falls. It is our goal to have The Kennedy Cabin at High Falls with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms open for rentals by the Winter 2016 rental season. We want our Eagles Nest renters to know that if you book a stay any WEEKDAYS between August and December there will be construction going on next door. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause but the result will be another amazing cabin to offer to you as the perfect weekend getaway. Each cabin has their own private driveway and there is over 300 feet separating the cabins, but you will be able to hear the construction noise next door. If you feel that this may interfere with your vacation, we recommend that you book your reservation after February 1, 2017. Thank you for your understanding!

•••Also, we will have opened another LARGE cabin rental on Lake Guntersville. Barnwood Lodge and all of our vacation rental cabins were featured on the hit DIY Network show, Barnwood Builders this past Summer as part of Season 3. Tune in to the DIY Network, Barnwood Builders and look for Season 3 Epsiode 7 to see us! •••

Welcome to Eagles Nest at High Falls. This cabin is a 10-year dream for my husband and myself. This 'new' cabin is perfectly appointed. It was originally built in New Market, Alabama in 1836 and has been carefully moved and rebuilt on its present site high atop the mountain overlooking the Tennessee Valley Divide and Town creek. You will feel like you are a million miles away from everything but are only a 30 minute drive to many great restaurants and great shopping in downtown Guntersville. You are also only 20 minutes to Guntersville State Park with its hiking, fishing and swimming just to name a few of its amenities. Drive 30 minutes in the other direction and you can choose to visit Buck's Pocket State Park or High Falls Park, where for those with a great sense of adventure, (or a lack of better judgment), can jump off of the 40 foot Falls into to swimming hole below. The cabin itself boasts 8' to 12' wide hand hewn poplar logs, the original pine and poplar floors have been refinished while maintaining as much of the original character and patina as possible. The home is furnished with many period appropriate antiques and a King size bed made from reclaimed barn wood from the 1800's. A study complete with a desk and an incredible view of the gorge below is just off the master bedroom and would make a perfect spot for pastors seeking a time of prayer and retreat and sermon planning. The plush sofa and chairs in the family room make relaxing easy. The rocking chairs on the front porch offer a place to sit and watch the sunset over the mountains around you while listening to the sound of the water running over the two waterfalls on either side of the almost 10 acres atop the mountain. During the winter months Bald Eagles nest along the bluff and can be seen soaring along the rim of the bluff and you will have a front row seat. Eagles Nest at High Falls is the perfect spot for just one and would be an ideal place for a couple’s getaway too, but it will sleep up to 4 people. Please keep that in mind for any prayer and “rest” retreats that you or any of your friends church leaders might need. We do offer Gift Certificates! Quote from a recent visitor to Eagles Nest at High Falls' who needs to go to Gatlinburg when you have a place this amazing right in your own back yard!' Summer and Fall dates are filling up fast! Hurry and make your getaway plans soon! Check out our calendar link to see if one of our open dates would be perfect for you. •••••Tell your husband to whisk you away on a romantic retreat to the mountains. ••••

Keywords: antique log cabin, pre civil war log cabin, mountaintop cabin

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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About Karen

My husband and I have 4 wonderful children and we manage 2 vacation rental properties which I have renovated.

Karen purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Karen chose Alabama Mountains

The view from this mountaintop is absolutely amazing and was the perfect spot for us to relocate the cabin to.

What makes this cabin unique

Breathtaking views, hiking, watching the wildlife around you. One of the most unique benefits you will receive is solitude and peace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We took a nice three day weekend vacation over Veteran’s day weekend to Guntersville, Alabama. I spent many childhood vacations at Guntersville State Park, so I have many great memories there when I was my son's age. This seemed like a fun place to take him for a weekend filled with nature, quietness and togetherness. When I stumbled upon this cabin that has quite an awesome story behind it, I knew I just had to book it to stay here on vacation. According to the VRBO listing, it was originally built in New Market, Alabama in 1836 and has been carefully moved and rebuilt on its present site high atop the mountain overlooking the Tennessee Valley Divide and Town creek. The story of the cabin is what drew me to the place, but I could not have prepared for just how awe-inspiring it would be once we arrived to this sacred piece of Earth. There was only one other house as far as we could see in any direction. The silence was wonderfully deafening. There aren’t quite enough words to describe how peaceful and beautiful this place was. Seriously, no detail was left overlooked. Everything was perfection. To think that the original cabin was built over 175 years ago just blows my mind. You HAVE to watch the video above if you have a minute to see the whole story from start to finish. For photos from this trip please check out's blog and look for the post "Dream Rental House Tour: Eagles Nest at High Falls"
Nov 2013
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based on 85 traveller reviews

Mountaintop Log Cabin Getaway with Breathtaking Views, Eagles Nest at High Falls
average rating of 4.952941 based on 87 reviews

Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful retreat to this cabin and hope to return. Beautiful cabin and property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milton, MA

Beautiful cabin to relax

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. Every detail of the cabin is well thought out. The historic feel mixed with modern comfort plus the peaceful setting made for a relaxing getaway. It was more remote than we anticipated. Because we had planned a number of activities during our stay, we spent more time driving than we wanted. I would definitely go back if we were looking for a hideaway for a few days.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I truly enjoyed our time at Eagles Nest. The cabin was so inviting with heritage and character. The peace that surrounds the grounds and cabin made our stay so relaxing. We will certainly return but plan to stay more than a weekend.

Sandi and Ben Blackledge

Ellisville, MS

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond expectations

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was far more luxurious, clean, tastefully decorated and well equipped than we expected. The kitchen and bathroom had everything you would need (except food of course). The bed was very comfortable for old folks like us with bad backs. We appreciated and marveled at the details of the construction of the antique cabin and loved the porches and decks. You couldn't ask for more privacy and quiet. The owner immediately replied to our request and the reservation confirmed quickly and easily. The instructions for the stay were well written and very thorough. If you want a remote, private, intriguing, comfortable cabin for a getaway, this is a perfect place for a stress-free retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Wonderful Trip to Eagle's Nest

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Eagle's Nest, and everything about it was just as fantastic as the first. From initial booking with the owners to the finer details of the cabin, we couldn't be happier. This was a belated anniversary trip, and it's something we'll always have wonderful memories of. Thanks once again for the attention you've shown the cabin/property, it shows from top to bottom.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin was amazing! My family and I really enjoyed being at the cabin, we found it hard to leave to go out to see the surrounding area. The cabin is very well appointed, it has all the comforts of home and more.

You can tell the owner has put this log home back together with love and pride, along with the other cabins they own.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Guntersville State Park
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Hwy 227
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Guntersville State Park Lodge
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Hiking, Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Albertville, Alabama

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Linens A$145 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$197
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is a 6% state lodging tax and an $100 cleaning fee added to every rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Albertville, Alabama

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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