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The Mountain Laurel Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in Mentone, Alabama, at base foot of Desoto Falls.
Directions to Mentone, AL, and Our Inn

Be careful with GPS directions as they may flip the address and take you to County Road 624 near Alpine Camp. For accuracy, click on one of the listed options for directions.


Driving Directions From:

Atlanta | Birmingham | Chattanooga | Huntsville | Door to Door

Alternate Route coming up I-59 to see
Little River Canyon or DeSoto State Park before B&B

From Atlanta: 

  • Take I-75 North heading to Chattanooga.
  • Get off at Exit #306 Adairsville and Highway 140.
  • Take a left off the ramp and go until Highway 140 dead ends at Highway 27.
  • Take a right onto Highway 27 headed to Summerville, GA.
  • As you enter Summerville, look for the Subway and take a left onto Highway 48 right after the BB&T Bank.
  • Highway 48 will pass through Menlo, GA and take you up the mountain to Cloudland, GA.
  • Stay on this road which will turn into Alabama highway 117 as you pass over the state line.
  • As you see a Mentone City Limit sign on the right, look for Moon Lake Baptist Church on the left and turn past the church onto E. River Rd (CO RD 165).
  • At the stop sign look for signs to Mountain Laurel Inn to the left and follow them.
  • Take a quick right onto County road 177.
  • At the stop sign take a right onto Co. Rd. 106.
  • After one mile take a right onto Road 948 which is the entrance for Shady Grove Dude Ranch, Mountain Laurel Inn and Mentone Wedding Chapel.
  • Travel a half mile on the dirt road, take a right and go past the Wedding Chapel. Sammie will be waiting by the door for your arrival.
From Birmingham: 
  • Take I-59 North. Take Exit #231 (Valley Head & Mentone exit).
  • Turn right off the ramp onto Highway 117 South which passes through Valley Head and comes up the mountain.
  • At the top of the mountain, continue on Highway 117.
  • Go 1.5 miles from the caution light at the Mentone Inn and take a right onto E. River Road (Co.Rd. 165).
  • At the stop sign look to the left for signs to Mountain Laurel Inn and follow them.
  • Take a quick right onto County road 177.
  • At the stop sign take a right onto Co. Rd. 106.
  • After one mile take a right onto Road 948 which is the entrance for Shady Grove Dude Ranch, Mountain Laurel Inn and Mentone Wedding Chapel.
  • Travel a half mile on the dirt road, take a right and go past the Wedding Chapel. Sammie will be waiting by the door for your arrival.
From Chattanooga: 
  • From I-59 South, take Exit #231 (Valley Head & Mentone exit).
  • Turn left off the ramp onto Highway 117 South which passes through Valley Head and comes up the mountain.
  • At the top of the mountain, keep coming on Highway 117.
  • Go 1.5 miles from the caution light at the Mentone Inn and take a right onto E. River Road (Co. Rd. 165).
  • At the stop sign look to the left for signs to Mountain Laurel Inn and follow them.
  • Take a quick right onto County road 177.
  • At the stop sign take a right onto Co. Rd. 106.
  • After one mile take a right onto Road 948 which is the entrance for Shady Grove Dude Ranch, Mountain Laurel Inn and Mentone Wedding Chapel.
  • Travel a half mile on the dirt road, take a right and go past the Wedding Chapel. Sammie will be waiting by the door for your arrival.
From Huntsville:
  • Take Why 72 E to Scottsboro.
  • In Scottsboro, take Hwy 35 over the Tennessee River.
  • Immediately after the river, take Hwy 40 east headed to Valley Head.
  • As you pass over I-59, the road changes to Hwy 117 South which takes you through Valley Head and up the mountain.
  • At the top of the mountain, stay on Hwy 117.
  • Go 1.5 miles from the caution light at the Mentone Inn and take a right onto E. River Road (Co. Rd. 165).
  • At the stop sign look to the left for dark green arrow signs to Mountain Laurel Inn and follow them.
  • Take a quick right onto County Road 177.
  • At the stop sign take a right onto Co. Rd. 106.
  • After one mile take a right onto Road 948 which is the entrance for Shady Grove Dude Ranch, Mountain Laurel Inn and Mentone Wedding Chapel.
  • Travel a half mile on the dirt road, take a right and go past the Wedding Chapel. Sammie will be waiting by the door for your arrival.

Alternate Route coming up I-59 to see Little River Canyon or DeSoto State Park before B&B

  • Exit off of I-59 at the Fort Payne Exit 218.
  • Take Highway 35 through downtown Fort Payne turning right at Union Park to follow it up the mountain. At the top of the mountain, the blinking light is the cross roads for County Road 89.
  • Go straight on Hwy 35 for 5-6 miles and cross the bridge to see Little River Falls. Come back over the bridge and take a left on Hwy 176 to take the rim drive to Dogtown where a right on County Road 89 will take you back to the crossroads and onto DeSoto State Park.
  • If you just want to go to DeSoto State park from Hwy 35, take a left onto County Road 89 at the blinking light. Come 6-7 miles to get to DeSoto State Park and stop at the country store for a trail map.
  • To get to the B&B, go until County Road 89 comes to a T-stop with lots of brown signs. Take a right onto County Road 165, go 3 miles and then take a left onto Road 948 (see info on other directions)

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Sarah Wilcox, Innkeeper
624 Road 948 · P.O. Box 443
Mentone, Alabama   35984
(256) 634-4673 
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