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First Year Wrap Up

We wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.

A Look Back

As we look back on this year, it’s hard to believe that less than a year ago we were only beginning to break ground.

This past year was quite the adventure for our family as we put in untold hours of work to make Lazy River Cottage what it is today.

It all started with a dream, followed by months of design and planning trying to make Lazy River Cottage exactly what we wanted it to be. We started from scratch, drew the house plan, and 3-D modeled it before getting started. You could say this a hobby of ours. We love designing houses.

I would like to say a very special thank you to my dad who was by our side during every project and our 14 year old son who worked tirelessly on all of these labor projects, right by our side. To my mom and our daughter that kept us hydrated and picked up countless sticks, thank you! We truly could not have gotten all of the work done on time without all of their extra help.

To Our Guests

As this year comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to say Thank You to all of our wonderful guests who have chosen to stay at Lazy River Cottage. Many of you took a chance on us and booked your vacations very early in the construction process. We know that took a great deal of faith in us and we are truly appreciative of you trusting us with your vacation. We worked tirelessly to make sure that no matter the challenges of building during COVID, we would be ready for our first guest on September 2, 2021.


We look forward to what 2022 has in store for Lazy River Cottage. For those that have upcoming visits, we hope your time at Lazy River Cottage is filled with wonderful memories with family and friends.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our family to yours!

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Stay With Us

We would love to host your next mountain getaway to Mentone, AL! Located on Little River by DeSoto Falls, kayak beautiful Little River during your stay at Lazy River Cottage with kayaks provided for guest use. Check out our website at for more information about Lazy River Cottage in Mentone, AL, just steps from DeSoto Falls and DeSoto Falls Trailheads.

You can find us on VRBO and Airbnb.



Hi, thanks for stopping by!

We happened upon this best-kept secret in North Alabama in 2017 when looking for a place to spend quality time with family.  The serene beauty of Mentone, AL along with its close proximity to Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, and Atlanta drew us in. 


Our family has spent as much time as possible on Little River by Desoto Falls ever since.  It has become a place of refuge and rest for our family and we have been blessed to have the opportunity to make countless memories in this extraordinary area of the state. 

We hope you and your family and friends will make as many wonderful memories here as we have.

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