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Lakehouse Retreat – July 2019

July 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - July 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

No doubt it’s hot in Alabama in July. What better place to escape the heat than camping on the lake shore? The lake will be cool and at full pool so we will be able to enjoy it as it is meant to be! And if you get too hot…it will be easy to cool off…just walk right in! For those who have not attended before, we are located near Pell City, AL on Logan Martin Lake.

Arrive any time after noon Friday July 26 and claim your shady camping spot in the yard. We have plenty of room for tents and even several RV’s but sorry there are no electrical or water hook-ups. Be sure to bring your swimming suit and be ready for the fun. We will have the pontoon boat full of fuel and ready to go!

For those that want to ride, there is great riding in the area including Mt Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama, The Talladega Super Speedway & Museum is close by as well. So you can ride around or just choose to stay in the shade and enjoy the lake! Fantastic riding abounds in the area and we will have a planned route on Saturday morning for those that would like to ride.

What are we going to eat you ask? Well for those arriving on Friday and in time for dinner around 6PM we will again feature “Dump Stew”. If you are not familiar with this epicurean delight here’s how it works. Bring along a can of anything you choose to dump into the stew pot. Now normally this is some sort of canned vegetable but use your imagination! We will have the meat which will be stewed along with the other items dumped in and have bread to accompany it. You will be surprised at how good this will be! We will have breakfast on Saturday morning to get your day off to a good start, not sure just what yet but you won’t go hungry. Lunch is on your own but we will take orders for the local BBQ restaurant for lunch and bring back to enjoy along the lake for those that stay and play. Then on Saturday night, it’s a fish fry and all of the fixins along with Peach Cobbler for dessert.   Then Sunday is go home day so we will set you off on you travels with coffee, juice and pastries!

Don’t want to camp? There are two motels in close proximity that you can contact for accommodations. The closest is the Big Bull Lakefront Motel. This is an old style one level mom and pop kind of place that has hosted fisherman for years. Recently renovated with new owners I believe. Never stayed there but would not be afraid to! Located at 4304 Martin St. S. Cropwell, AL 35054 (205) 338-3344. The other option is the Quality Inn located at I-20 & US231 in Pell City. Their number is (205) 338-1314. There is also a new Hampton Inn at the intersection of US231 & I-20. Their contact number is 800.916.4339. The hotel is located at 220 Vaughn Lane Pell City, AL 35125

We’ll see you there!
Vance and Mari

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July 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
July 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm


Harrelson Lakehouse
590 Shady Brook Lane
Cropwell, AL 35054 United States
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Vance and Mari Harrelson