Sequoyah and Will's Town
Trip Start May 03, 1996
10Trip End May 04, 1996
Sequoyah Caverns are six miles north of Valley Head; named for Sequoyah, the Indian who developed the Cherokee alphabet in the "Will's Town" settlement near Fort Payne; see dramatically-lit looking-glass lakes, Rainbow Falls, and towering stalagmites that give the appearance of an underground palace; cave temperature stays at about 60 degrees year-round.
Fox Mountain Trout Farm, just north of Valley Head, charges per pound of fish caught; the trout is raised here and fishing poles, bait, bagging, and icing are included in their fee.
In Valley Head, stay at Winston Place B&B, an antebellum mansion on the National Historic Register; it served as headquarters for Civil War soldiers and has original furnishings; its six rooms and suites have private access to sprawling verandas. Woodhaven B&B on Lowry Road is a Victorian-style house with 3 rooms, full breakfast, verandas; on a 10-acre parklike wooded setting; it's a working farm.