Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, EMT's, School Teachers preK-Sr.
10% off of the nightly rate. Can not combine with other discounts or promotions
Special offer period: 03/01/2021 - 03/02/2025
Mentone’s magazine published home! Full of beauty, love and spacious! Sleeps 11 Guests.
The General's Lodge is nestled on 3 forested acres on the bluffs edge. As most MVR properties, The General's Lodge is highly sought after and books months in advance. It overlooks the Valley, has long range mountain views, the area’s vivid colors and sounds create an immensely serene ambiance, and forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer recreational activities and spectacular views.
This home was built for a Better Homes and Garden Mountain Issue in 1984 and has been restored to a magazine show home by the owners. As you turn off the historic Lookout Mountain parkway and drive down the beautiful shaded entrance and crest the top of the 3 acre estate, your first glimpse of the breath taking view before you!
The main lodge hovers over the edge with magnificent vistas of the valley and the mountains beyond. The beauty of the property, the hundred year old trees, fountain and beautiful stone terrace is beckon you to hop out and get your vacation started! You will soon see why guests of The General's Lodge rave and return time and time again!
KEY FEATURES FOR GUESTS CHOOSING THIS HOME!
1. Fully equipped kitchen, Ninja coffee maker, Keurig, kitchen aid mixer, crock pots, Blender!
2. Beautiful views
3. Meticulous Inside and Out
4. Great location!
5. Only vacation rentals with mite, allergen, bed bug proof covers on beds!
6. Grocery delivery, massage services (optional)
7. Firewood, disc golf, horseshoes
The main Lodge home, Patriots Pointe is 3 stories, The Generals Lodge is the main level and third floor, completely private from The Hideaway Lodge. The General's Lodge offers a secluded getaway without compromising luxury and the creature comforts of home. Floor to ceiling 20' windows fill the home with light and the multiple decks and porches, make this majestic view of the Valley and mountains impossible to miss.
The General's Lodge sleeps 11 guests with 3 large bedrooms, 2 queen sofa pullouts and a futon. The two 2-baths are large and accommodating. A beautiful updated kitchen with original hardwood floors throughout. The house sits in a corner position giving you views in every direction. A large TV including and Dvd player. A cozy authentic stove fire place in the corner with beautiful views behind it of the valley! In the front of the main lodge room is a wonderful second dining area perfect also for playing games, doing puzzles, or just hanging out.
Far away from the noise of urban life, and close to the solitude of the natural world. Outdoor excursions abound, allowing you to explore the most bio-diverse state in the nation. A nearby Wildlife Management trail on land owned by Forever Wild offers a peaceful and private walk in the woods, or explore National Preserve’s Little River Canyon and its photogenic falls, the DeSoto State Park & Falls or Mentone -- a quaint mountaintop enclave of artists, thinkers, outdoor enthusiasts.
At the end of each day’s adventure, dine outdoors over an open fire or prepare a home-cooked meal in a well-stocked, upscale kitchen, soak in a jetted spa tub, and rest on 100% organic cotton linens. 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 terrace, with pond fountain, firepit and outside dining table. Appreciate the dark sky with stars and brilliant moon with family and friends, while enjoying the firepit on the stone terrace and delighting in the sounds of the fountain. Then retire to the house to watch movies, play board games or just visit. This property promises to create experiences and memories grounded in nature to last a lifetime.
Accommodations for 11 and 3,000 square feet of luxury living space, this sweet spot is just what you’re searching for. Bedroom layout 3rd Floor Master - Queen Bed 3rd Floor Art Bedroom - Queen Bed, Futon twin 2nd Floor Bedroom - Queen Pullouts 2nd Floor Living Room - queen, full
Seasonal treats will greet you upon arrival! Coffee/Tea Bar, Water and drinks. We try to make your first morning relaxing! We strive to make your whole stay the best experience ever. Upstairs via the original suspended stair case to the third level loft, the views are only better! Enjoy reading a book from General Joe's library, browsing through his military history, or enjoy the use of his desk. The feature here is the over sized hot tub with lean back, facing each other seating, cozily positioned in the corner surrounded with windows! High above the trees, enjoy this inside spa tub during the day and see the views, or in the evening and see the stars! The best is... no bugs or weather permitting problems, because you are inside!!
The General's Mountain Lodge will surpass your expectations. The lodge hovers over the cliffs edge and delights our guest with spectacular sunsets, the twinkling lights of Fort Payne in the valley, Eagles and birds soaring, the whistle of the valley train and quiet walks. If you don't want to leave the property, there's plenty to do, or just relax. Enjoy the beautiful large shaded stone terrace, with pond fountain and abundance of lush vegetation and flowers, see the wildlife roam the property. The Cosumano's passion and love for America is obvious with old vintage furniture they have UpCycled and hand painted. Chanelle, and Interior Designer, has maintained the integrity of this unique and valued Mentone home, while updating and accenting its features. She has created an oasis that just may make you decide to not leave! The General's Lodge has exceeded our guests expectations! Most frequent compliments include the pictures do not do the beauty of the property and views justice. It is impeccably clean. Hospitality second to none!
These are not a surprise since Mentone Vacation Lodging is known for spotlessly clean, beautiful homes, attention to detail and customer service is their priority! Located right between DeSoto state park, walking distance to Camp Comer, near all summer camps. -- THE LOCATION -- In addition to a relaxing atmosphere and abundant recreation, you’ll love that the home is less than an hour from Chattanooga, 1.5 hours from Birmingham and 2 hours from Atlanta. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together in the Southern Appalachians, while this mountain house offers comfort and luxury. In just minutes, you can visit the numerous waterfalls and hiking trails in the neighboring Little River Canyon National Preserve and DeSoto State Park. Guest receive in advance a Guest Book full of information that help them prepare and plan their trip. Including all that you can do and enjoy on the mountain, plus discounts from local businesses for our guest only. Our concierge coordinator will also check with you several weeks prior to your trip to see how she can help! The home and the property are now a retreat that you will not want to leave.
The General's Lodge is part of the Patriots Pointe Lodge. The entire home is 3 stories and sits on the edge of the brow with spectacular views. The General's Lodge consist of the main level and the upper level. There are NO shared indoor spaces with The Hideaway Located on the lower level. Each home has its own private entry and private decks.
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$135||One time|
|Concierge Fee||Required||$50||One time|
|Lodging tax||Required||7%||One time|
|Pet Fee||Optional / Seasonal||$65||One time|
Mentone Vacation Lodging is Lookout Mountains Premier Lodging company on the mountain. Thousands of guests book year after year. They are seeking high quality beautiful and safe homes. Our 5 star rating surpasses the industry standards. Modeled after luxury resorts, guests enjoy amenities such as massage, art lesson and grocery delivery. Our concierge helps guests plan their trip.
Our General's Lodge experience was wonderful. Quaint and cozy with extremely attentive hosts. Thank you!
Stayed February, 2021
Stayed November, 2020
We enjoyed our stay with friends at the General's Lodge. We are 4 seniors and and one of our group is disabled, so it was nice to have a main-floor bedroom for him.
The photos accurately reflect the property, so no surprises. The beds were comfortable and the linens were nice. We had plenty of towels and coffee was provided. A freshly baked bread basket was left for us, which we greatly enjoyed.
Because of Covid, we didn't eat out and were just a bit disappointed with the kitchen equipment. Needed a larger pot for soup, and a different sort of frying pan. It was hard to find what we needed in the drawers and cabinets because items weren't grouped but, being seasoned travelers, we coped.
The major problem we had couldn't be controlled by the owner or the housekeeper and that was a ladybug invasion. It was just the season for them and there were thousands outside and hundreds inside. The housekeeper offered to come over and sweep and vacuum them up, but we opted to do it ourselves. Again, no fault of the owner or the cabin management. It was just that time of year.
The housekeeper was very responsive and did come over at check-in when we couldn't get the door opened, then sent a maintenance man to repair the door handle.
We had a very nice time visiting with our friends, playing games and working puzzles, as well as hiking in the nearby parks.
Stayed November, 2020
The views and outdoor spaces in this cabin are wonderful! We spent lots of time there. There were other guests staying in a downstairs (basement) apartment, that we were not aware existed when we booked. Wasn’t a problem, but it would have been nice to know. Also, my husband has back problems and the beds were small (full) and very soft. Otherwise, the cabin was well equipped, as we cooked all our meals in. And I will end with 5 stars review for the views off the deck!
Stayed October, 2020
Great stay!! Beautiful views! Friendly and super-responsive Owners.
Stayed October, 2020
I wish I could rate higher than 5 stars!! The owners are more than outstanding in all that they do and in how they communicate. They make you feel like you are the most important person in the world and have intentionally arranged for an outstanding stay.
Stayed October, 2020
Easy check in. Communication with property owners was great.
Stayed September, 2020
This was one of the best guest experiences I've ever had. As a VRBO owner/rental manager myself, I have pretty high standards for a vacation property and its amenities; the General's Lodge met or exceeded my expectations in every way. The property was exactly as described. The owner was very responsive anytime I had a question. Everything was clean and tidy. All the amenities we needed were provided. And I highly recommend the concierge grocery service -- totally worth $35 to have all our groceries waiting for us when we arrived. The view from our porch was spectacular and just what we all needed for starting our day beautifully and for unwinding at the end of the day. What a sunset view across the valley and the mountains beyond! My family will definitely be back to the General's Lodge.
Stayed August, 2020