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Mentone, Alabama

Mentone, Alabama

The name of Mentone was selected after reading an account of Queen Victoria's visit to a place called Mentone in France describing its meaning as "musical mountain spring." While natural cascades and rippling streams create a melody all their own, it's the sound of church chimes and harmonizing homefolk that draw the most interest today.

As a special place, Mentone qualifies naturally! It simply has everything good you'd expect to find in a mountain environment -- clean streams; lush fragrant flora; unobstructed vistas; cool temperatures; and a certain peacefulness so hard to find nowadays. The air here is clear and crisp. There are no flashing neon signs -- no shopping malls -- no traffic jams. There's almost nothing to remind you of the city. Streets (more like lanes) are narrow and twisting paths of little resistance, with cottages tucked here and there. As the poet has said...

Mentone, a place the Great God built, Up near the sunlit sky, There life is new and friends are true And days too quickly fly; Where wearied souls regain their power And sorrows leave in the night. Where peace is born with each new morn, A haven of joy and delight.

- Sidney Lanier Gibson

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Union Crossing Covered Bridge

The Old Union Crossing Covered Bridge is a privately owned wood & metal combination style covered bridge that spans the West Fork of the Little River in DeKalb County, Alabama. Originally built circa 1863, the 90-foot (27 m)

Mentone, AL Historic Bridges


Shady Grove Dude Ranch/Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort

Alabama's only dude ranch and Cloudmont's 200-acre ski and golf resort offers hiking trails, round-up lodge, farmhouse, horseback and wagon rides, square dancing, skiing and more. Call for reservations. Take to the trails on horseback at Shady Grove Dude Ranch. Guided (hourly)

Mentone, AL Ranches

The Mentone Springs Hotel

The Mentone Springs Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is the oldest hotel in the state of Alabama. The Hotel was built in 1884

Mentone, AL Historic Hotels


Things to do near Mentone, AL

Anderson Creek Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Monrovia Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Blountsville Historical Park

Freeman Cabin Museum housing different displays relating to the history of area. Brooksville Post Office and original one-roo...

Joe Wheeler State Park

Cabins, 18-hole golf course, camping, marina, boat rentals, overnight docking. Picnic/day-use area: group pavilions, picnic a...

General Andrew Jackson Black Walnut Tree

200+ yr.-old tree under which Gen. Jackson camped. Certified by state as "Living Witness to the Signing of the U.S. Consituti...