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 ¥8,382 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
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 ...
3.5/5 Good! (371 reviews)
"No king with sleeper on bottom floor. No elevator. Did not accommodate for on line request"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Lakeside Inn
Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville
Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville
3 out of 5
2140 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville, AL, 35976
The price is ¥13,269 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
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! (661 reviews)
"The view was awesome. The beds and pillows not great. It took us forever to fall asleep both nights due to the beds not being comfortable."

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Wyndham Garden Lake Guntersville
Hampton Inn Guntersville
Hampton Inn Guntersville
2.5 out of 5
14451 Us Highway 431, Guntersville, AL, 35976
The price is ¥19,742 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Guntersville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (296 reviews)
"We have stayed at this property multiple times and always the same high quality hotel."

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Hampton Inn Guntersville
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Floating Cottage Lake Guntersville
Floating Cottage Lake Guntersville
Guntersville, AL
The price is ¥17,307 per night from Jul 20 to Jul 21
Stay at this cabin in Guntersville. Enjoy onsite parking, a patio, and a TV. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (112 reviews)
Relaxing weekend on the lake
"Location and cabin is great. We never got back in the truck until time to leave.. we will definitely be back!"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Floating Cottage 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
Lake Guntersville State Park RRM Cabins
Lake Guntersville State Park RRM Cabins
2.5 out of 5
24 State Campground Rd, Guntersville, AL, 35976
Stay at this cabin in Guntersville. Enjoy free parking, a picnic area, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Eagle's Nest Golf Course and Lake Guntersville ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
"Due to booking through Travelocity we ended up getting a different cabin which was not pet friendly and it was handicapped. The person we spoke with had to give it to us anyway bc it was the only one left. There was not a lot of seating room inside the cabin and no oven due to it being handicapped. ..."

Reviewed on Mar 25, 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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