|The Ranch sits high atop Lookout Mountain near Mentone, Alabama. If you’re perched on the boondocks, a giant rock formation that spreads at length across the mountain, you are at a vantage point that shows Little River and the Ski area. The Ranch includes 800 acres of beautiful wooded wilderness, and it is laced with miles of picturesque trails that are used by part-time cowboys and nature enthusiasts for hiking or trail rides.
Desoto and his men moved through these same forests in the mid-1540s. They were the first Europeans to see the wonders of these mountains. Before and after Desoto, it was home for the Cherokee and Creek Indians.
Folks wanting days without bonging clocks, ringing telephones, and routine television, find no pressured schedule at Shady Grove. The Farmhouse, Way Station, and Battelle Cottage offer accommodations for families and/or large groups.
The true joy of the mountain is captured on trail rides for one or two hours to the top of Little/Lookout Mountain and a discovery of the magnificent view of Veil Falls and the famous DeSoto Falls.
Options abound in the fun filled time at Shady Grove, and at adjoining Cloudmont Resort. Cross over the Little River and you can mix your pleasures with golf, swimming, fishing, or skiing in the season.