Seasoned Owners! Gen. Joe and Chanelle's vacation rentals have been consistently rated as some of the best properties on the mountain! Read their reviews on their other properties! Vrbo #4484658 and #4283940! This one will exceed your expectations! For more information also visit their FaceBook page Chateau de la Famille we are also known as Mentone Vacation Rentals.
The lodge floats on the edge, the crest! With two walls of floor to ceiling 20' windows with views from everywhere inside! Stunning sunsets, starlit skies, pastoral views like you've never seen. The Chateau de la Famille Estate is the vacation home of Gen. and Mrs. Joseph Cosumano.
The estate features 3 acres with wide range pastoral valley views. See as far as Rainesville, Sand Mountain and the twinkling of the night lights of Fort Payne. 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 patio, with pond fountain.
The main lodge gathering room is breath taking with its light filled rooms and 20' wood ceilings and is a great place for the family to gather. A cozy authentic stove fire place in the corner with beautiful views behind it of the valley! The house sits on the bluff point position giving you an Eagles eye view. Offer 3 Queen beds, including the 3rd floor General's loft with unbelievable views from the handmade log bed, the quaint second master on the main level with a queen hand made log bed, the queen New Orleans poster bed on the first level with stunning views, plus the bunk room, two fold out sofa beds and two futon style twin beds! Plenty of sleeping for all! Pristine leather sofas, hand painted furnishings, rustic touches abound! A large TV including satellite and Dvd player. In the front of the main lodge room is the charming lodge reading spot. This features a beautiful oversized chest and futon nestled between the corner windows. A perfect spot to read, nap, or for 1-2 more guest to sleep.
An open floor plan that is an airy, bright and very large retreat! Hardwood floors through out! Guest enter through a beautiful screened in front porch into a great entry way with hooks to hang all of your gear! An efficient yet full kitchen features beautiful hand painted cabinets, a full size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, electric stove and oven, dishwasher and double sink. The cook has views all around to see outside and other guest!
The breakfast bar seats 3 and the dining room with wood beam ceilings, surrounded by windows and a farm style table, literally hangs over the edge of the mountain with awesome views and can seat up to 10 guest. The breakfast porch is adjoining through a large sliding glass door and can be opened for more seating so everyone can be together! Open the adjacent sliding door to the breakfast porch for beautiful views and a table that will seat 6 more! The lower level of the home boast 8' floor to ceiling windows and is light filled. It also has a kitchenette, a second big screen TV living area, a huge porch with a swing and plenty more space to spread out. This is wear the poster bed and bunk room are! Easy access through the inside of the home to all 3 levels!
The Lodge is decorated with true mountain lodge decor with a nod to rural Americana style in honor of owner retired Army LT. General Joe. Browse through Gen. Joe's study and enjoy many fascinating pieces of memorabilia from his amazing military career. Including him being part of the beginning of the Patriot Missile program. Gen. and Mrs. 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!
Complimentary homemade Artisan Bread made on the mountain is ready your first morning! You will have something easy you can fix if you choose to. 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. Once you are part of our guest family, you will receive special offers on return visits too!
Head 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, 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 hot 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!!
Our guest have confirmed that Chateau De La Famille Estate property is MAGICAL! It's not just a lodge or a place to sleep. It's a place where you, your family, your friends will disconnect from the devices and connect to each other. You will roll back time, slow down and let your heart, mind and soul remind you why nature, tranquility, quiet and peace are the best source of goodness for the soul! By replenishing your soul and the souls of the ones you love, you return to your lives renewed, happier, healthier. These are not not just pretty words on paper, this is what each guest says they experience on THIS property and why they return!
Guest can utilize the bbq pit located right outside of the main door, the firepit on the stone terrace ( firewood is provided) , badminton, volleyball, horseshoes and archery (we supply 2 youth bows/arrows), adults bring your own bow and arrows) on the property.
Enjoy the whistle of the train below, songs of the birds and the moo's of the cows. Be on the lookout for deer, rabbits, hawks and bald Eagles.
American Patriots Pointe also has on the upper property The General's Tree House Cottage that may be rented out and can sleep an additional 4 guest. vrbo # 4258938
Chateau de la Famille Estate is a true oasis on the top of the mountain!
Guest also 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. This has received accolades from guest. A very unique approach compared to most vacation rentals.
Call Chanelle to book the whole lodge.
A great place for a small or large family and definitely a very romantic getaway. We promise you will fall in love, like we did! No pets allowed.
Spring/Summer ... the mountain is bursting with wild flowers, beautiful trees, song birds from the birding trail, abundant wildlife, swimming in the fresh river, canoe, kayak, water falls, canyons, hiking, festivals, antiques, local pottery, furniture, soaps, etc.
Winter time, ski slope, raging water falls, hiking tails, outdoor personal adventure day trips, artisan shops, Rock City, Ruby Falls, great food and more. The beauty of winter time often brings snow, beautiful clear star lit skies, cozy nights... time to be together and focus on those that are with you.
Fall is bursting with color you may see in Vermont, but it is right here for all to enjoy.
Check out more information and guest photos at our FB page chateau de la famille Please check our Tree House Cabin out on the same property.. type in # 4258938 sleeps 2-4. We hope you choose Chateau de la Famille and stay a while!
Located right between DeSoto state park, walking distance to the boy scout park, near all summer camps, short drive to Fort Payne, de Soto Caverns, Falls and Mentone. Nearby canoeing, snow skiing, horseback riding, endless trails, wildlife all over our property and so much more. If you miss the city, Chattanooga is only about an hour away, Huntsville and hour and a half and Birmingham and Atlanta less than 2. Scottsboro 45 min with Cathedral Caverns, Unclaimed Baggage, Walls of Jericho and beautiful Bucks Pocket Park.
We also can assist you with special plans if you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday, a surprise, engagement or honeymoon. We can completely handle any arrangements from flowers, photographs, or do your grocery shopping for you so you don't have too. We require a two week notice on any of these services.
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