Attractions October 27, 2016
This Tiny Mountain Town In Alabama Makes The Perfect Fall Getaway
There’s no better time than right now for a weekend getaway to one of Alabama’s most beautiful places. One of the most beautiful places to visit during Alabama’s fall season is the charming town of Mentone. From scenic views and gorgeous waterfalls, to quaint specialty shops and charming bed and breakfasts, this tiny Alabama town has it all. Read below to find out why Mentone is the perfect place for a fall getaway.
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Mentone, located in DeKalb County, Alabama, is a charming mountain village with less than 500 residents. It's nestled atop Lookout Mountain and has the highest elevation of any Alabama town.
Nothing beats a scenic drive through Mentone, especially during the fall season. The foliage this time of year is positively GORGEOUS.
The town of Mentone boasts beautiful mountain views that you can't experience just anywhere.
From cozy cabins to charming bed and breakfasts, there are several unique places to stay in Mentone. One of the top places to stay is Mountain Laurel Inn, a bed and breakfast that's surrounded by beautiful scenery and countless hiking trails.
Please note, Mountain Laurel Inn has permanently closed.
Address: 624 Rd 948, Mentone, AL 35984
A short walk from Mountain Laurel Inn is DeSoto Falls, one of Alabama's most stunning waterfalls. DeSoto Falls is a 104-foot waterfall that's located on the West Fork of the Little River. It's also one of the South's most recognized waterfalls.
You'll definitely want to stop by Mentone Market during your stay. This old fashioned roadside store not only offers a variety of food and a place to gas up your car, but it's also a place where you can mingle with the locals and learn everything there is to know about the charming town of Mentone.
Address: 5872 Al Highway 117, Mentone, Alabama 35984
From burgers and steaks, to salads and soups, Wildflower Cafe offers a little bit of everything. This quaint cafe serves up the most delicious food in a fun and casual environment. It was voted "Best Cafe in the State" by Alabama Magazine, and it was featured in Southern Living's “100 Places to Eat Before You Die” for its delicious Tomato Pie.
Address: 6007 AL-117, Mentone, AL 35984
No fall getaway is complete without a trip to Aunt Fanny's Fudge. Aunt Fanny's Fudge is the go-to shop in Mentone for freshly-squeezed lemonade, gourmet coffees and a variety of sweet treats. The fudge is incredible and a definite must try.
Please note, Aunt Fanny’s Fudge has permanently closed.
Address: 6081 Al Highway 117, Mentone, AL 35984
Mentone is home to many unique shops. One shop in particular that's popular among tourists and locals is Big Mill Co. Artisans & Antiques. This shop is actually located in Fort Payne, which just so happens to be right outside of Mentone. People who visit Mentone are always finding themselves here. Big Mill Co. Artisans & Antiques has a little bit of everything and is an antique lover's paradise.
Address: 151 8th St NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
There's no better way to end a fall getaway in Mentone than by experiencing one of the town's stunning sunsets.
Does Mentone sound like a great place for a fall getaway? For more great places to visit during the fall season in Alabama, check out this