Magical Mentone
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Rhododendron-lined sidewalk in Mentone

Nestled atop Lookout Mountain, in DeKalb County, Alabama, rests a quaint little hamlet that beckons the weary and those seeking solitude from big city life. Mentone, it is called, penned for a French town whose name means ‘musical mountain spring.’ Once a thriving health resort, people came from all over the world to partake of the mineral springs that were believed to have healing powers. The springs are no more but the magic and appeal of Mentone remains.

Accommodations in Mentone are as unique as the town itself. Cozy country cottages sit nestled among the pines along the west fork of Little River and the innkeepers of Mentone’s many Bed & Breakfasts Inns await your arrival. Enjoy the mountain’s gentle night sounds as they lull you to sleep. Then awaken to the melody of nature as it lures you to the breakfast table.

One visit to Mentone and you too will feel the warmth and charm that has attracted tourists for over a century. Make plans today for an experience of a lifetime.a