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GuntersvilleUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Guntersville

Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville
Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville
3 out of 5
2140 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville, AL
The price is $84 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Situated on a lake, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guntersville Lake and within 9 mi (15 km) of Lake Guntersville State Park and Albertville Recreation ...

3.9/5Good! (504 reviews)

"Water front. Amazing nice staff. Convenient . Face sun rise. Easy parking."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville
Floating Cabin Lake Guntersville
Floating Cabin Lake Guntersville
Guntersville, AL
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Situated in Guntersville, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guntersville Lake and within 3 mi (5 km) of Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center and Gunter's ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (78 reviews)
Nice and private

"Everything was nice except for one thing. The manager was super nice. I really liked talking to him. The view and the cabin was beautiful with so much privacy. My husband like the fact that he could walk onto the deck, drop his line and start fishing. Would love to go back."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Floating Cabin Lake Guntersville
Hampton Inn Guntersville
Hampton Inn Guntersville
2.5 out of 5
14451 Us Highway 431, Guntersville, AL
The price is $124 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Situated in Guntersville, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guntersville Lake and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center. Marshall Medical ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (223 reviews)

"Hotel was very clean although a bit dated. Staff was very accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Hampton Inn Guntersville
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.

Vacation Rentals in Guntersville

Floating Cabin Lake Guntersville
Floating Cabin Lake Guntersville
Guntersville, AL

Situated in Guntersville, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guntersville Lake and within 3 mi (5 km) of Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center and Gunter's ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (78 reviews)
Nice and private

"Everything was nice except for one thing. The manager was super nice. I really liked talking to him. The view and the cabin was beautiful with so much privacy. My husband like the fact that he could walk onto the deck, drop his line and start fishing. Would love to go back."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Floating Cabin Lake Guntersville
Cozy Cabin on Lake Guntersville, Alabama
Cozy Cabin on Lake Guntersville, Alabama
Guntersville, AL
The price is $90 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated on a lake, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guntersville Lake and within 12 mi (20 km) of Gunter's Landing Golf Club and Guntersville Museum and Cultural ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (105 reviews)
Home away from home

"The ease of renting was amazing and all communication with home owner was great. Very nice and affordable getaway."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Cozy Cabin on Lake Guntersville, Alabama
Lake Guntersville State Park RRM Cabins
Lake Guntersville State Park RRM Cabins
2.5 out of 5
24 State Campground Rd, Guntersville, AL

Situated on a lake, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guntersville Lake and within 3 mi (5 km) of Eagle's Nest Golf Course and Lake Guntersville State Park. ...

4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)

"When we arrived, we were informed that there was an issue with booking. The cabin that we were supposed to get was given to a last minute person due to a problem on their end. We were forced into the handicap cabin. It is fine yet we had anticipated a stove (brought our own food to cook). Unfortunately, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Lake Guntersville State Park RRM Cabins
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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Reviews of Guntersville

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4/5 - Good

Lablover

May 30, 2020

Bring a boat or rent one.

4/5 - Good

Tina

Dec 16, 2019

Didn't visit the area. Lots of shopping and places to eat. I was there strictly to visit family and it was a short stay so can't say very much.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 5, 2019

Wasn’t there long enough

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 19, 2019

Pretty quiet town but the lake is beautiful. Great spot for a rest.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 14, 2019

Need more things to do

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 24, 2019

Guntersville is beautiful.

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