The Guntersville Getaway is in a beautiful area with plenty to do for the whole family!
Vacation Rental Home on Lake Guntersville
Beautiful Lake Guntersville
Boat Rental and Kayak Trips
Guntersville was selected as Alabama's #1 Intimate Getaway in a poll conducted by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel. Guntersville is one of the most breathtaking and versatile resort areas in the South and one of the finest sport fishing lakes in America. You can catch fish right off the pier! Travelers from all over the world marvel at the spectacular natural beauty and colorful panorama. The beautiful lake offers excellent boating, fishing, skiing, and swimming.
Honeycomb Campgrounds rents Pontoon Boats and fishing boats. Reserve your boat in advance, so you are not disapointed. Click on link for details.
Alred Marina is a full service Marina. Sells gas, rents slips and repairs.
For Flat bottom aluminum boats with a motor, a pontoon boat or a canoe call TownCreek Fishing Center- 256-582 -8358 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathedral Caverns State Park is a 14.8 mile drive north of Guntersville. Cathedral Caverns is home of the world's largest stalagmite, largest cavern entrance, largest stalagmite forest, and largest frozen waterfall. Call before you go to find out times and cost for the tours. You must be part of a tour to enter the cave. You don’t want to get lost like Huckle Berry Finn. As a matter of fact, the movie with the same name was filmed in Cathedral Caverns. It is a good rainy day activity!
Take a guided Kayaking trip with UnPhiltered Kayaking or just rent a kayak. They offer trips to batcaves, island hopping and more!
Mountain Valley Council on the Arts, The Whole Backstage, Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center and The Guntersville Public Library all offer programs and services that appeal to people of all ages and interests. Theater enthusiasts will marvel at the newly renovated Whole Backstage Community Theater. The Whole Backstage has built a reputation for excellence over the last thirty years. They have perfromed Camelot, Steel Magnolias, The Sound of Music, A Christmas Carol, To Kill A Mockingbird, It's Wonderful Life and Romeo and Juliet.
World Class Golf
We also offer incredible golfing opportunities. There are several first class golf courses located nearby: Gunter's Landing, Lake Guntersville State Park, Broken Arrow and Stoney Mountain. One of the famed Robert Trent Jones course is just 30 minutes away.
The Guntersville Recreation Department offers two outdoor pools, lighted tennis courts, baseball & softball fields, gymnasium, parks, playgrounds, lighted walking trails and a lighted bicycle trail. Guntersville offers numerous city parks totaling 175 acres along the lake. Park facilities include a beach with designated swimming areas, public fishing pier, boat launches, and picnic areas. Just a few miles south from the Getaway is a lakside walking and biking trail at the park, which begins at the Chamber of Commerce.
Guntersville is home to 3 sites on the North Alabama Birding Trail. On the Guntersville sites you might see Red-breasted Mergansers, Lesser Scaup, Gadwalls, as well as Common Loons, Hooded Grebes, and Red-necked Grebes. Other species to look for during the year include Double crested Cormorant, Osprey, and the Bald Eagle (Click here to see the facebook page that has the latest info on nesting sights,) all of which nest nearby. Look for Osprey nests on the BIG flashing bouys in the lake. (They only flash at night.) We have more coots and sea gulls than you can shake a stick at. Impress your friends and tell them that a coot is not a duck, it is a water bird. Coots are found here in the cool weather months. Bald Eagles are here all year long, but they are more numerous in January. Guntersville is a great place to catch a glimpse of our national bird.
Stay Here While Your child is in Space Camp!
Since opening its doors in 1970, nearly 16 million people have toured the Center in Huntsville, less than an hour away. The vast majority of those visitors have been from out of state or from foreign nations. Many of the more than 550,000 annual visitors are school students on field trips to their future. Dozens of interactive exhibits encourage visitor participation, prompting one official to note: "Here, everyone can be an astronaut for the day!"
Home to Space Camp® and Aviation Challenge® Camp, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is the most comprehensive U.S. manned spaceflight hardware museum in the world. Its large rocket and space hardware collection is valued in the tens of millions of dollars. From America’s first satellite, Explorer I, to next generation space vehicles like Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser, the museum showcases the past, present and future of human spaceflight. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center serves as the Official NASA Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.