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 We believe that your time spent at Seven Springs Lodge should be relaxing and enjoyable. The entire staff works hard to offer you a quality trail ride and a great time. We will do everything we can to ensure your stay with us exceeds your expectations.

SEVEN SPRINGS LODGE
SEVEN SPRINGS LODGE
LODGE RATES

 

Trail Use for Horseback Riding:

 

Campsites:

 

 

 

Silo Bunkhouses:

 

 

Cabins:

 

Stalls:

 

 

 

 

$5.00 per day

 

$10.00 per night ... primitive camping

$18.00 per night ... electrical and water sites

$20.00 per night ... electrical, water, and sewage sites

 

$75.00 per night ... 2 people

$20.00 per additional person up to 6-8 people for $145.00

 

$150.00 per night for up to 4 people ... this includes riding and stalls

 

$3.00 per day ... picket

$5.00 per day ... uncovered

$8.00 per day ... covered

 

Guided rides offered on the 2nd week of each month

GROUNDS INFO

General Information

Cabins and Silos

Gifts and Crafts

Maps

Located in northwest Alabama at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Seven Springs Lodge offers guests a chance to just relax. Guests can take advantage of 20,000 plus acres of picturesque natural woodland. No matter if you are a horse rider or just like to take a stroll through the woods, there is always a trail for you. These trails cater to the experienced and beginners alike. While exploring,  guests can find things such as regional historical sites to Native Indian shelters. One of the shelters housed the oldest Indian burial remains found in Alabama dating back 8000 years. If you are just looking to sit back and relax, grab your fishing pole and try your luck, or find a rocker on the porch of the lodge and enjoy natural beauty.

 

With plenty of room to spare, our grounds have 80 electrical and water hook-ups for campers and trailers. Twelve of these sites have sewage and more are being added. We also offer a stay in two uniquely designed grain bins that serve as bunk houses. Each of these bins sleep up to 6 or 8 people depending on your group's size. Both have furnished bedrooms and a living room that contains a T.V., refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. To make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible, both grain bins have central heat/air. Located between the two bunk houses you will find a smaller grain bin that contains 4 independent fully furnished bath houses. Just outside the main lodge you can take a swim in our swimming pool or just lay back in the sunshine. For those who like to rough it just a bit more, there are more than enough locations to set up camp and enjoy the night sky the primitive way.

 

Now, for the comfort and containment of your horse(s), we offer several options to choose from. You can choose one of the 153 stalls located next to the lodge. Also, if your group wants to place some of the horses together, we have small pins to keep them in. If you are one that likes to keep them close to your trailer, just ask and you will be placed so that you have a little extra room.

 

  • Cabin 1

     

    2Q beds, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4

     

    After a long day enjoying all Seven Springs has to offer, enjoy the comforts of home. This cabin has 2 queen beds, and includes a seating area with loveseat, electric fireplace, flat-screen TV, DVD player, and selection of DVD’s.  A private bath with shower is within the cabin. Enjoy riders pass by in the morning from the covered front porch, or a meal on the private back patio supplied with dining table, chairs and propane grill. Cabin has heating and AC.

     

    Amenities include microwave, mini-fridge, toaster oven, coffee maker, and charcoal grill. Linens and towels are provided. Basic supplies such as coffee, paper towels, flatware, and trash bags are supplies. Parking and stalls are adjacent to cabin.

     

    This cabin is non-smoking, and does not allow pets.

     

     

     

     

    $150.00 per night for up to 4 people...this does not include horses.

     

    For reservation, please call the office:

    256.370.7218

     

  • Cabin 2

     

    2Q beds, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4

     

    Round out your stay at Seven Springs with a stay in this rustic cabin. This cabin has 2 full size beds, a small loft, and seating area with dining table. A private bath with shower is within the cabin. Enjoy your morning coffee from the porch swing as riders pass by. Cabin has heating and AC.

     

    Amenities include microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker. Linens and towels are provided. Basic supplies such as coffee, paper towels, flatware, and trash bags are supplies. Parking and stalls for are adjacent to cabin.

     

    This cabin is non-smoking, and does not allow pets.

     

     

     

     

    $150.00 per night for up to 4 people...this does not include horses.

     

    For reservation, please call the office:

    256.370.7218

     

  • Silos

     

    1 Q, 6 T adjacent shared bathhouse, sleeps 2-8

     

    Our silos are the perfect accommodation for groups of up to eight people. The first floor living quarters comes with a queen bed, recliner and TV. These first floor accommodations are great for those who don’t do well with stairs. Upstairs you’ll find two bedrooms. The first bedroom has two sets of TWIN bunk beds and sleeps four. The second room has one additional set of twin bunk beds and sleeps two. Adjacent bath houses are available for use.

     

    Amenities include microwave, mini-fridge, toaster oven, and coffee maker. Linens and towels are provided. Basic supplies such as coffee, paper towels, flatware, and trash bags are supplied.

     

    These silos are non-smoking, and do not allow pets.

     

     

     

     

    $75.00 per night ... 2 people

    $20.00 per additional person up to 6-8 people for $145.00

     

    For reservation, please call the office:

    256.370.7218

     

  • Sidewinders Trading Post

     

    Momma Faye has all your souvenir and gift needs covered! Sidewinders has everything from Lodge and Saloon apparel, women’s accessories, tack, rattlesnake souvenirs and sweet ice cream treats on those hot summer days. Supplies for general hook-up needs are also available.

     

  • Tennessee River Art Sculptors

     

    Resident artists, Gabriel and Robin, are on the grounds daily carving and painting one of a kind sculptures. They love talking to visitors about their craft, technique, and inspiration. Sample work is on display and available for purchase with pieces ranging in size from small wall pieces to freestanding masterpieces. Gabriel works in a variety of woods and stone. Custom pieces are available upon request.

    Contact tennesseeriverart@yahoo.com if interested.

     

LOCAL INFO

Local Information

Attractions

Entertainment

Festivals

 

Situated along the meandering Tennessee River, at the base of the foothills of the Appalachians, is a region ablaze with beauty, bustling activity, and a rich heritage. Indian mounds, visible around the countryside, stand testament to prehistoric Native Americans who first viewed the mighty Muscle Shoals on the Tennessee River. "The Shoals," as the area has come to be called, takes its name from this shallow and rocky stretch of river over which swift water fell. A cluster of distinctive cities: Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and neighboring Florence, grew to create a diverse tapestry against which history is still unfolding.

 

The first settlers came to the region, some say, as early as 1815. Traveling by keelboat, they made their way to the source of Spring Creek. These early townspeople named their new home, Tuscumbia, in honor of the Chickasaw chief who welcomed them. Cotton, grown in the 1830's in fertile farmlands of the Tennessee Valley, was exported along the first railway established west of the Alleghenies. Alabama's first college, LaGrange, was chartered here. The college was destroyed during the Civil War, but a picturesque pioneer park marks its site, and the University of North Alabama in Florence traces its origin to LaGrange. Politics of the aftermath of the Civil War resulted in the creation of Colbert County in 1867. Chickasaw chief George Colbert once operated the ferry on the Natchez Trace, which passes through the county that bears his name.

 

 

America's "First Lady of Courage," Helen Keller, was born in Tuscumbia in 1880 and her home, "Ivy Green," is visited annually by more than 50,000 people from all over the world.

 

Furnaces lit the night sky when Sheffield was established as a steel-producing center in 1885. World War I brought a new boom to the Shoals, when construction began on a large munitions plant and Wilson Dam. The city of Muscle Shoals was incorporated in 1921 when, recognizing the area's potential, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison proposed a major industrial city.

 

In the 1930's, Roosevelt's "New Deal" created the Tennessee Valley Authority and Wilson Dam became its cornerstone. Freight is carried through one of the world's highest single-lift locks, creating Wilson and Pickwick Lakes. These lakes provide world-class fishing and recreational opportunities.

 

The thriving Muscle Shoals music industry, developed by the area's talented musicians, is known around the world! The most notable of the local artists is Percy Sledge of Leighton. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia showcases Alabama's rich musical heritage. Inductees include legendary area native and "Father of the Blues," W.C. Handy, whose log cabin birthplace is nearby in Florence.

 

  • Alabama Music Hall of Fame

     

    The Alabama Music Hall of Fame honors all of this state's notable music achievers with visual and audio showcases, a "Walk of Fame," a portrait gallery, life-sized plaster casts and real life wax figures.

     

     

    Web: www.alamhof.org

    Address: U. S. Hwy. 72 West, Tuscumbia.

    Phone: (256) 381-4417  (800) 239-2643

    Hours: M-Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su 1-5 p.m. Admission.

  • Ivy Green - Birthplace of Helen Keller

     

    The dramatic life and times of Helen Keller are preserved at her childhood home, Ivy Green. Keller, left blind and deaf by a severe illness at the age of 19-months, captured the world's attention in 1882 with her indominable spirit. Through the guidance of teacher Anne Sullivan, the young Keller learned the finger-tip alphabet and to write at the age of seven. By 1904 she was graduated 'cum laude' from Radcliffe College.

     

     

    Web: www.helenkellerbirthplace.org

    Address: 300 West North Commons, Tuscumbia

    Phone: (256) 383-4066  (888) 329-2124

    Hours:  M-Sa 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Su 1-4 p.m. Admission

  • Spring Park

     

    This historic park dates back to the early 1800’s. It features the world’s largest man-made natural stone waterfall named Coldwater Falls and a fountain that is dedicated to the memory of Princess Im-Mi-Ah-Key, wife of Chickasaw Indian Chief Tuscumbia (for whom the town is named). The fountain has 51 jets all choreographed to lights and music. The center jet of the fountain shoots over 125 feet into the air. The water show is each Friday, Saturday & Sunday night at dusk. Trout fishing year round, (fee charged). Spring Park is also a great place for a picnic or just to enjoy the outdoors. Children love the Spring Park Train, Carousel, Python Roller Coaster and Splash Pad (fee charged) & playground. 1950’s

     

     

    Address: Main Street, Tuscumbia

    Phone: (256) 386-5670

    Hours: Claunch Café is open for lunch only (11am-2pm), Sun.-Thurs. Closed Fri & Sat.

  • Coon Dog Cemetery

     

    Over 100 coon dogs have been laid to rest in the scenic "Freedom Hills." Unique headstones and epitaphs pay tribute to man's best friend. "Troop" was the first dog buried here in 1937.

     

     

    Address: Off Ala. Hwy. 247 near the Natchez Trace

    Phone: (256) 383-0783  (800) 344-0783

    Hours:  Open daylight hours year round. No admission.

     

  • LaGrange College Site & Antebellum Cemetery

     

    Site of the first chartered college in Alabama, destroyed during the War Between the States. Along with an antebellum cemetery, the park is dedicated to recreating life on LaGrange Mountain. Period structures relocated to the park include a log-cabin museum, country store, the Bonner House Bed & Breakfast Inn, and outbuildings. Annual events fund on-going restoration and expansion efforts.

     

     

    Web: recall-lagrange.00me.com

    Address: 8 miles south of Muscle Shoals, off Ala. Hwy. 157

    Phone: (256) 446-9324  (256) 383-0783  (800) 344-0783

    Park open daylight hours.

    Museum open Su 1-4 p.m., or by appointment. No admission.

     

  • Natchez Trace Parkway

     

    This scenic highway follows the historic route from Natchez, Miss., to Nashville, Tenn. In Alabama, the Parkway goes through western Colbert County. Maintained by the National Park Service, the two-lane Parkway follows the same route trekked by Native American, frontiersman Davy Crockett and Andrew Jackson.

     

  • The Birthplace of W. C. Handy

     

    The restored log cabin birthplace of W. C. Handy, "Father of the Blues," now houses memorabilia, musical instruments, and original manuscripts. He is best remembered as the composer of "St. Louis Blues" and "Memphis Blues."

     

     

    Address: 620 West College Street, Florence

    Phone: (256) 760-6434

    Hours:  Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-4 pm. Admission

  • Pope’s Tavern Museum

     

    Constructed over 150 years ago, this facility has functioned as a tavern, stage stop, and a confederate hospital. The building houses a city museum featuring pioneer artifacts and Civil War memorabilia.

     

     

    Admission: $2 Adults, $.50 Children.

    Address: 203 Hermitage Drive, Florence

    Phone:  (256) 760-6439

    Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.

     

  • Indian Mound

     

    The domiciliary mound stands on the north side of the Tennessee River in silent testimony to the prehistoric Native Americans who built it by hand during the Woodland Period, long before the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Creek inhabited Alabama. It is the largest mound in the Tennessee Valley. The museum houses artifacts from the region dating back 10,000 years.

     

     

    Address: South Court St., Florence

    Phone: (256) 760-6427

    Hours:  Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-4p.m. Admission.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House

     

     Reservations are required for Groups of 10 or more

    Premier example of Usonian-style architecture. It is the only structure in Alabama designed by the 20th century‚s most notable architect.

     

     

    Address: 601 Riverview Drive, Florence

    Phone: (256) 740-8899

    Individual Rates: $8 Adults, $5 Students & Seniors

    Group Rate: $5 (10 or more)

    Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm, Closed Monday.

     

  • The Shoals Golf Course, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

     

    The east championship course at The Shoals is named after General Wheeler. Fighting Joe was the first Trail course to break 8,000 yards, measuring 8,092 yards from the Black tees. It's long, really long, and this links style course is simply good straight-forward golf. Some say the spectacular 17th hole is the signature hole on the course, but the 18th green overlooking Wilson Lake on the Tennessee River will distract you with its beauty, if not its treachery. The second course, The Schoolmaster (named for President Woodrow Wilson who was responsible for getting Wilson Dam built on the Tennessee River and who was known as "The Schoolmaster of Politics"), may be tougher than Fighting Joe. This tree lined course is traditional golf with every hole keeping with the natural topography along the Tennessee River. It's wooded, rolling, and spectacular.

     

     

    Address: 990 SunBelt Parkway, Muscle Shoals

    Phone:  (256) 446-5111

    Email: theshoals@rtjgolf.com

  • Ivy Green - Birthplace of Helen Keller

     

     World-class facilities await you at this prestigious Golf Course and Country Club situated in a resort-like residential community. Facilities include a challenging 18-hole golf course, six hydrocourt tennis courts, a 6,000 square foot tennis clubhouse, complete with exercise room, massage therapy, pro shop and the fine cuisine of Louisiana, The Restaurant.

     

     

    Address: East 6th Street, Muscle Shoals

    Phone: (256) 386-7783

     

  • Area Fishing

     

    Welcome to some of the most exciting and varied fishing waters in the nation! Colbert County is in the unique position to offer the avid angler a central location for quick and easy access to two of the hottest fishing holes anywhere -- Pickwick Lake and Wilson Lake. Shallow sloughs, grass-filled backwaters, gravel beds, sunken islands, standing timber, rocky points, deep dropoffs, feeder streams and a healthy does of underwater structures will help you be able to fish the style you enjoy the most. And, if you're looking for a trophy largemouth or smallmouth bass, they're here (one of the few 10 lb.-plus bronzeback smallmouths ever weighed was caught in Wilson). There's more, too. Crappie, Bream. Catfish. Sauger. White bass. Striped bass. Plenty of fish and plenty of places to test your fishing skill. Pack your tackle and head to Colbert County -- Sport Fishing at its Best!

     

  • Recall LaGrange

     

    Memorial event commemorates the burning of Alabama's first chartered college during the War Between the States. Arts, crafts, antique engine displays, Civil War living history camp, music, special cemetery tour. Most events free.

     

     

    Web: recall-lagrange.00me.com

    Address: LaGrange College Site Park, Leighton

    Phone: (256) 383-0783  (800) 344-0783

    Third weekend in May

  • Helen Keller Festival

     

    Held in honor of America's "First Lady of Courage," this three-day annual event offers an art & craft show, music concerts, entertainment, athletic events, art exhibits and more Admission to the play

     

     

    Web: www.helenkellerfestival.com

    Address: Tuscumbia

    Phone: ((256) 383-0783  (800) 344-0783

    Third weekend in June

     

  • "The Miracle Worker" Play

     

    Period costumes, authentic sets and absorbing acting are in store for you during this year's presentation of William Gibson's inspiring play "The Miracle Worker." Based on the true story of 'America's First Lady of Courage,' the drama unfolds weekend nights under the stars each June thru July on the historic grounds of Ivy Green, childhood home of Helen Keller. The two-hour, broadway-style show recounts the efforts of teacher Anne Sullivan to open the world of communication to a blind and deaf child named Helen. An unforgettable family event! Named a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event & American Bus Association Top 100 Event.

     

     

    Web: www.themiracleworker.org

    Address: Tuscumbia

    Phone: (256) 383-4066  (888) 329-2124

    Weekends in June & July. Admission.

  • W. C. Handy Music Festival

     

    Annual celebration of the musical heritage of Florence native W. C. Handy, "Father of the Blues." Includes music-related events in most area restaurants, libraries, concert halls, churches, street and riverside.

     

     

    Web: www.wchandyfest.org
    Address: Various locations throughout the Muscle Shoals area

    Phone: (256) 383-0783  (800) 344-0783

    First full week in August. Most events free.

     

  • Coon Dog Cemetery Labor Day Celebration

     

    Offers an opportunity to pay tribute to man's best friend, the coonhound. Buckdancing, singing, liar's contest. Free. Barbecue meal available.

     

     

    Address: Freedom Hills, West Colbert County

    Phone: (256) 383-0783  (800) 344-0783

    Annually on Labor Day

     

  • The Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride

     

    This commemorative motorcycle ride traces one route that many Indians were forced to take during their removal to the west, known as the "Trail of Tears." One-day ride begins in Chattanooga, Tenn., and ends in Waterloo, Ala., where a two-day Indian Festival occurs. Various concerts on tap each evening.

     

     

    Web: www.al-tn-trailoftears.org

    Phone: (256) 383-0783, (800) 344-0783

    Mid-September

     

CONTACT

Office Number: 256.370.7218

 

Feel free to contact us for any information. If no answer, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

 

Guests can make reservations in advance from February through November. Seven Springs also welcomes groups such as boy and girl scouts, family reunions, birthdays, and more. Please call and ask about pricing for your functions.

MORE LINKS

 

America's Trail Ride Association

 

TrailPass ATV & Dirtbike Trail Network

 

Mudchick Wear

 

RFD-TV Time Well Spent

 

New York Post

 

 

Times Daily

 

Roadside America

 

 

Bobby's Bama

 

Huntsville Times

 

 

Knoxnews

 

Shift Design Camp

 

Chad Bradford - "Cornbread Fed"

 

Quent Kelsey - "Radio Cowboy"

 

 

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