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Outdoor Fun

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the great outdoors, we have you covered. From exploring the beautiful hiking trails to paddling up stream, there is something for everyone. We’ve got everything you want. Be sure to click on the links for more information.

Views for the Entire Family

If you’re looking for a beautiful hike for all ages and strollers visit the Boardwalk in DeSoto State Park. An easy stroll down the boardwalk leads you to Azaela Cascade, a beautiful natural water feature.

If you’re looking for a great end to the day, consider stopping by Village Ice Cream Shoppe for hand dipped ice cream and a short drive to Brow Park to watch the sunset.

Waterfall Hikes

If you love waterfalls, there is no shortage of them nearby. The biggest and most spectacular is DeSoto Falls. This one can be viewed from DeSoto Falls State Park Picnic Area or two beautiful hikes, one to an over look and one to the bottom of the falls.

Another favorite waterfall hike is Indian Falls. Located in DeSoto State Park across from the Boatdwalk parking area you’ll find this beautiful falls and a beautiful view of Little River as well.

Lodge Falls is a great one to out when you visit the DeSoto Falls Lodge. Located behind the lodge, it is worth the short walk to see.

Little River

There is no shortage of ways to enjoy Little River during your stay at Lazy River Cottage. Kayak up Little River and enjoy the history and beauty of the old boat houses. Fishing Little River is fun for all ages and skill levels. From the basic worm and hook to the fly fisherman, Little River is great for them all.

A New Perspective

The views in the area are stunning from any angle, but to view the scenery from a new perspective, consider a horseback ride to the rim of DeSoto Falls with Shady Grove Dude Ranch or glide through the tree tops of DeSoto State Park with Screaming Eagle Zipline Canopy Tours.

Little River Canyon

A short drive from Lazy River Cottage is Little River Canyon National Preserve. Here you’ll find Little River Falls and beautiful canyon views.

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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, Airbnb, or Book Direct with Little River Vacay, LLC.



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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