Fort Payne, AL | The Otter Box Cabin at Woodland Retreat at DeSoto | 92-Acre Retreat Property That Borders DeSoto State Park | Fast Wi-Fi | Optional No-Stairs Entrance | Gas Log Fireplace | Double Hammock | BBQ Grill | Fire Pit | Dog Friendly | Hosts up to 6 Guests
The Otter Box Cabin is a newly-built cabin situated on the 92-acre retreat property known as Woodland Retreat at DeSoto. As its name implies, this cabin and retreat property offer guests a peaceful retreat and cool mountain getaway, deep in the woods and high atop Lookout Mountain in Alabama. This cabin also has an optional no-stairs entrance (4 ft+ ramp), 32” interior doors, and wide floor space in the bedrooms and in the living room. Explore waterfalls, parks, shops, and restaurants. Relax by the rock fire pit or on the front porch with a cup of coffee, and enjoy views through a canopy of trees. Wildlife is spotted frequently on the property, and beautiful hiking trails are walking distance as the backyard of the cabin is part of DeSoto State Park. Renew, refresh, and be restored!
**THE RETREAT PROPERTY** Not long after you turn onto the private road that winds through the retreat property, you will pass Coyote Cabin on your left (also listed). Soon after, you will see The Otter Box Cabin, also on the left, along with your own private parking area (2 cars max).
Beside your parking area at The Otter Box Cabin, there are stairs leading up to the cabin's entrance from the parking area as well as a no-stairs option with a wide ramp that leads to the front porch. You will appreciate the beautiful treehouse views from the covered porch area. This is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee or hot tea in the morning and take in the views :)
Stepping inside the cabin, you will know your peaceful retreat has begun as you are surrounded by windows that reveal refreshing views through a canopy of trees. Be sure to look up and notice the beautiful wood ceiling that was built by the homeowners and upcycled from hurricane-weathered wood planks on Alabama's own coast in Baldwin County.
Moving into the main living area, you will appreciate the sight of a large comfortable sofa and loveseat. There is plenty of room for your family to enjoy this space and additional floorspace consideration for our guests who require a wheelchair. The sofa folds out to a queen bed when there are 6 guests. There is an gas log fireplace for your enjoyment, and for movie nights in, there is a 55" HD smart television in the living room with fast Wi-Fi for streaming your own favorite channel subscriptions. A DVD player is also available if you'd like to bring your favorite DVDs.
Directly next to the living room area is the dining area and kitchen. There is a smaller dining table to allow for wider floor space consideration, and there are 4 chairs, with additional chairs on the front porch. In the kitchen, there is a refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, blender, cooking pots, can opener, pans and utensils, dishes, drinking glasses, eating utensils, cooking spices, coffee mugs, and more.
Both of the bedrooms have 32-inch doorways, wider floor space and beautiful window views into the wooded backyard. Each bedroom has a closet with a dresser inside to accommodate more floor space in the bedroom. In each bedroom, there is a queen bed and with comfortable bedding for your rest and relaxation.
A full bathroom, also with a 32-inch doorway, includes a full tub/shower combo with a hand-held shower option.
Directly across the hall from the bathroom, there is a full laundry room with a washer and dryer available for your convenience, as well as a fold-out ironing board with iron. You will also find extra quilts, a portable fan and a sofa-bedding kit.
Back outside and near the cabin, you will notice a river rock fire pit designed with your retreat in mind. You are welcomed to use any small pieces of fallen wood that can safely fit inside the fire pit, and firewood bundles are sold at nearby stores. Please only burn firewood, as the homeowners and guests roast food over this fire pit. Extendable roasters are located in a kitchen drawer for your convenience, so be sure to bring ingredients for s'more memories. Near the fire pit is your Charcoal/wood-burning Campground-Style BBQ Grill with a metal bucket and lid to collect BBQ grill ashes :)
Contact us if you would like information on reserving the entire 92-acre retreat property which includes the secluded Crest View Lodge and, approximately a half mile away, Coyote Cabin and The Otter Box Cabin. The entire retreat property, Woodland Retreat at DeSoto, can host up to 32 Guests.
1) There is a very natural environment with trees everywhere on the 92-acre retreat property!
2) It is located directly beside DeSoto State Park, which offers trails, a pool and ziplining!
3) There are beautiful views through tree canopies and hiking trails nearby at DeSoto State Park!
4) This cabin offers an optional no-stairs entrance, wider doorways and wide floor space consideration!
5) A Family Adventure - The Otter Box Cabin was named by the homeowners' second daughter :)
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Be sure to check out all of our favorite attractions and dining spots in the area! Lookout Mountain in Alabama has so much to offer guests for a perfect vacation experience! Waterfalls, national preserve, state parks, zip lining, hiking, picnicking, rappelling, horseback trail rides, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, wild animal preserve, golfing, swimming, museums, glass blowing, making pottery, skiing (seasonal), axe throwing, unique local dining, antique shopping, scenic drives, and MORE! So that you can experience life on the mountain like locals, we provide our guests with a list of all the attractions and restaurants! Chattanooga is only an hour away - Birmingham and Atlanta are less than 2 hours away!
This retreat property is dog-friendly (small to medium dogs only - 2 dogs max), and a $69 pet fee is applied per dog for this home.
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Thank you for choosing The Otter Box Cabin for your retreat. Together, we are making a difference! Peaceful Retreats gives back 10% of all revenue commission collected from reservations at The Otter Box Cabin to Friends of DeSoto State Park. DeSoto State Park borders Woodland Retreat at DeSoto, and our guests love to take advantage of the many activities offered at the park. Friends of DeSoto State Park is a nonprofit organization with a mission dedicated to providing more resources to the preservation of the park as well as funds for future projects that will better serve those who enjoy the park.
Welcome and thank you for staying in our family's cabin! Woodland Retreat at DeSoto is very special to us and The Otter Box Cabin was named by our second daughter. We love to travel and study herbs and native plants in our own beautiful state of Alabama, so preserving the native plants on this property is important to us as a family so that we and our guests can enjoy the natural landscape of this property, as well as future generations. We love DeSoto State Park, and that's why we fell in love with this retreat property, so stay tuned as we work to preserve the serenity of nature while dreaming big and expanding so that even more families can experience this area of Lookout Mountain in Alabama!! Enjoy your stay, and we look forward to reading about your retreat experience in our guest book :)
~ The Hudson Family