DeSoto Falls

You can stroll to the raised herb beds or to the bluff overlooking Little River by the trail in front of the main house. The ten minute walk in the woods to the overlook above DeSoto Falls is accessible to almost anyone.

Rooms & Rates

All rooms have a private entrance, private bath, heat, air, TV on antenna with a DVD player and movies to watch. A full breakfast is included in room rate with coffee delivered before breakfast.

Sammie's Blog

Sammie enjoys her life as the best bed and breakfast greeter in Mentone, Alabama. She welcomes guests to the seven acre property of Mountain Laurel Inn Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain.

A Bed and Breakfast in Mentone, AL

Mountain Laurel Inn offers a “rustic touch of class” setting on towering Lookout Mountain near the historic town of Mentone, AL. Inspiring views abound from our bed and breakfast inn nestled in the woods, on the canyon below DeSoto Falls. See why Southern Living Magazine named Mentone one of it’s best small town getaways with Mountain Laurel Inn the place to stay here.

Innkeeper Sarah Wilcox with Lickety-Split

Innkeeper Sarah Wilcox with Lickety-Split

Hiking trails around Mountain Laurel Inn Bed and Breakfast are enjoyed by everyone who visits. Walks can be short and relaxing or long and adventurous in these Alabama woods. You can stroll to the raised herb beds and to the bluff overlooking Little River by the trail in front of the main house,or hike to the base of Desoto Falls at Desoto State Park.

The main house offers a beautiful view of the inspiring woods that can be enjoyed through the full size windows or in the rocking chairs on the porch. A separate guest house features beautifully decorated rooms, each with private entrance and bath, TV with VCR, DVD, heat and air. Each room has a theme to reflect the setting.

“I raised the window and listened to the rain – all the stress that had accumulated slowly melted away.”

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The Gathering Place is always open and has free Wi-Fi

The Gathering Place offers a sitting area for all guests to enjoy. Guests can play games, sit and chat or check out a movie from the video library. A guest refrigerator with fruit drinks is available along with a setup for hot drinks. The Gathering Place is always open and has free Wi-Fi.

After a leisurely and filling breakfast with good conversation, guests are prepared for the adventures of the day whether they include biking, hiking, horseback riding, sightseeing, or antique shopping.

Hike to Desoto Falls from the Inn

Hike to Desoto Falls from the Inn

“Thanks so much for providing us with such a magical setting, complete with all your thoughtful details and gestures, for a brief but much needed respite from life’s pressures and stresses. Hope to be back many times to see the mountain laurel bloom, hear the locusts sing, to see the leaves turn, and to listen again to the wind moving over the bluff and through the trees. Many thanks for nurturing all the magic here.”

For more adventure, hike to DeSoto Falls by the path behind the guest house to the top or by way of taking the steep route down to the river. Night time strolls are also enjoyable to see the stars or a rising full moon. Sammie, the resident golden retriever, is always ready to be your guide. Every season at Mountain Laurel Inn offers beauty and relaxation so come and enjoy our Alabama inn.