Guntersville, AL

Travel Guide
Set on a peninsula stretching out into a lake, with national parks and wildlife centers nearby, this city offers you the chance to get close to nature.

Escape to the outdoors in the city of Guntersville, which acts as a gateway to the lake of the same name and the surrounding nature area. The city’s lakeside setting provides opportunities for sports, hiking trails and outdoor relaxation. Experience its slower pace of life and the quiet of its serene waters.

For insight into the history of the town, stop at the Guntersville Museum. Discover how the town was founded in 1785 by John Gunter and how the economy here boomed during the era of the railroad. The free museum displays hundreds of objects relating to the area and documents natural history, local art and archeological finds.

Bring your binoculars to spot a bald eagle on the lakeshore. After ecological efforts to boost its population, the national bird of America has returned to the area in strength. In Lake Guntersville State Park, choose from several hiking trails which vary in difficulty and length. Cyclists and walkers can also follow the paths running around the edge of the peninsula.

Enjoy laid-back pursuits within the park area. Play a round at the 18-hole Eagle’s Nest Golf Course, which has a scenic mountainside location. The park also offers horseback riding, boat rentals and places to fish. Annual fishing competitions attract keen anglers to the city, but the lake is also popular among amateurs.

Spend an evening watching a show at the Whole Backstage Theater, which hosts performances by a local troupe of the same name.

From Guntersville, it’s easy to reach other attractions in the nearby countryside by car. Hike through breathtaking terrain at Buck’s Pocket State Park. Nearby High Falls Park features waterfalls. Go underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park, a series of caves north of Guntersville city.

The best way to reach Guntersville is via Huntsville International Airport, which is just an hour’s drive away. Combine nature with urban comforts on a trip to this Southern city.

Lakeside Inn
Lakeside Inn
2 out of 5
14040 US Highway 431, Guntersville, AL, 35976
The price is $62 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Stay at this hotel in Guntersville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a sauna. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.6/5 Good! (403 reviews)
Affordable
"Very nice and helpful owners, extremely comfortable mattresses, and they even have parking spots with power outlets if you have a boat."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Lakeside Inn
Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville
Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville
3 out of 5
2140 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville, AL, 35976
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $96 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Guntersville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
3.8/5 Good! (709 reviews)
"The lake view was wonderful."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville
City Harbor Suites
City Harbor Suites
Scott St, Guntersville, AL, 35976
Stay at this condo in Guntersville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center and Gunter's ...
City Harbor Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
NEW CONSTRUCTION!  Lake view, lake access with dock, ample truck/boat parking
NEW CONSTRUCTION! Lake view, lake access with dock, ample truck/boat parking
Guntersville, AL
Stay at this vacation home in Guntersville. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Gunter's Landing Golf Club and Guntersville ...
5/5 Exceptional! (44 reviews)
Memories Made
"We had the best time with family making memories. We had our boat and able to use the pier to tie up to. The cabin is well decorated, very clean, well equipped and pretty. Our hosts made sure our needs were met and were great to work with. We highly recommend this cabin!"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

NEW CONSTRUCTION! Lake view, lake access with dock, ample truck/boat parking
River Ridge Retreat Cabin 4
River Ridge Retreat Cabin 4
Guntersville, AL
Stay at this cabin in Guntersville. Enjoy onsite parking, barbecue grills, and a TV. Popular attractions Eagle's Nest Golf Course and Lake Guntersville State ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Wonderful treat to stay in this tiny cabin! Excessively clean and perfect for us!
"We came just for some much needed R &R A couple days just reading and shopping in a very cozy spot!"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

River Ridge Retreat Cabin 4
City Harbor Suites
City Harbor Suites
Scott St, Guntersville, AL, 35976
Stay at this condo in Guntersville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center and Gunter's ...
City Harbor Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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