Originally posted by Beth at Unskinny Boppy following her stay at
Eagles Nest at High Falls. Her blog is amazing and her
decorating talents are over the top! Meet Beth here and visit her blog for all kinds of decorating and DIY tips! http://unskinnyboppy.com/about-me/
December 9, 2013 by
Beth at Unskinny Boppy
Since everyone is feeling a little overwhelmed by all the Christmas ideas already, I
thought I would take a minute to show you guys this GORGEOUS cabin where we
stayed in early November, with nary an ornament or bow in sight.
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 Garrett’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.
Here is a video tour of before and after photos of the original cabin versus the newly renovated cabin. Stunning!
And check out this view. Wow!
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, so I’m going to let the pictures do the talking….
Was that not the most gorgeous cabin on the face of the earth? 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 that video above if you have a minute to see the whole story from start to finish.
Look for my follow up post with ideas on things to do with a 5 year old near
Guntersville, including High Falls Park, Lake Guntersville State Park, Bucks Pocket
Overlook, The Space and Rocket Center, Touring the Nina and the Pinta, and hiking
at Swann covered bridge.
Hi, I’m Karen Tillery, I am a Christ following wife and mom of four, a log cabin loving-- designer and decorator, and the crazy queen of up-cycling everything possible. I am a Birmingham born southern girl and an Auburn University graduate in Graphic Design. My career has spanned the gamut from an illustrator and designer with Oxmoor House Publishing, to a full time stay-at home mom and part time art teacher to owner of Restoration Log Cabin Rentals in North Alabama. My business combines my passion for history and construction with my design skills by renovating and restoring 1800’s log cabins. My formal training in regards to color, balance and space partnered with 24 years of renovation and construction experience and 12 plus years of reinventing 1800’s log cabins, have given me a special insight into designing living spaces that are not only functional but comfortable and inviting. My fine art and illustration skills have given me the ability to draw the concepts of my designs so that other people can see my vision before it is even a reality. When you love your job as much as I do it hardly even seems like work!