MONTE SANO STATE PARK
MONTE SANO STATE PARK
5105 Nolen Ave
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Toll Free: 800-252-7275
Monte Sano, Spanish for "Mountain of Health," rises more than 1,600 feet above sea level. The mountain has attracted visitors since the mid 1820's with the establishment of the town of Viduta, a derivative of the Spanish word "Vida," meaning life. Viduta was home to a sanatorium and a hotel resort, Hotel Monte Sano, which opened its doors on June 1, 1887 and closed in the early 1900's due to a declining economy.
With the developments of the CCC in the 1930's came 11 stone cabins, which are still used today, , picnic area and pavilions, an amphitheater and a stone lodge, which was destroyed by fire in 1947. February 2004 marked the completion of the reconstruction of the Monte Sano Lodge. Today all of these features are still in use and include the addition of three new cabins, one new pavilion and a campground with 89 improved camping sites.
The park offers over 20 miles of hiking trails so you may get back in the woods to enjoy the serenity of the mountain. An 8 mile mountain bike trail is being constructed and maintained by local riders.
The staff at Monte Sano State Park would like to personally invite you to come and visit the park we take such great pride in promoting.
These quaint, stone cabins (cabins 1 - 11), are built in the Arts and Crafts style, popular at the time of construction. Rustic in its appeal, with a hand-crafted stone fireplace and the original wood floor. Step onto the side screen porch to take in the fresh mountain air and breathtaking panoramic view of the natural surroundings.
Cabins rent all year with a two-night minimum on weekends and a three-night minimum on holiday weekends. Of Monte Sano's 14 cabins, cabins 1 - 11 have working stone fireplaces.We do offer a handicapped cabin that is wheelchair accessible. All cabins are one room with central heat and air and a separate shower and bathroom; kitchens include: stove, microwave, sink, refrigerator, some dishes and utensils. A double bed and a twin bed ( except Cabin 14 which has one double bed), table, chairs, loveseat and basic cable TV are provided in all of our cabins. Monte Sano staff also provide hair dryer, linens, towels, coffee maker, toaster and Iron and Ironing board for use by our cabin guest. All of our cabins provide an outdoor grill and picnic table. One rack of wood is provided October 1 thur April 1. We suggest bringing a couple of fire starter logs with you.
A minimum one night's deposit is required for cabin reservations. Guest may use a Visa, Master Card or American Express for payments and deposits; cash, personal or business checks and money orders are also accepted. A cash deposit must be received within 5 days of the reservation date. All cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to reservation date to avoid being charged the minimum one night's deposit. Three-Night minimum on major holidays andTwo-Night minimum on weekends. No Pets Allowed.
All prices are for a maximum occupancy of 4 persons, an additional charge per person is charged for occupants over the age of 6 that exceed the 4 person maximum occupancy. Monte Sano also permits one additional tent per site for children under 16 for an additional charge. We do take reservation, but we do not reserve.
Full hook sites.There are 21 full hook up sites that are first come first serve and 63 water and electric sites.
Primitive campground rates are per night per 2 persons. An additional charge per person is charged for every person over the 2-person occupancy limit 6 years older and over. Any extra tents are charged full rate and must be approved by campground staff. No site can be occupied for more than 5 nights. Plus 5% lodging tax.