Top 16 Fishing Lodges In Alabama, USA - Updated 2024

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The gorgeous state of Alabama is home to some of the most interesting topography in all of America. Besides a truly proud Mississippian culture and acres of farmlands, Alabama also boasts amazing rivers and gorgeous lakes for fishing. In fact, the state’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division manages as many as 23 public lakes, aside from other private and publish fishing spots. Alabama even hosts numerous fishing tournaments throughout the year. If you’re going on a fishing holiday, then why not stay at a fishing lodge with other like-minded fishermen? Check out our list of the top fishing lodges in Alabama, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location with easy access to fishing spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 07, 2024.

1. Lakefront retreat with a custom dock in Cullman County (from USD 479)

Enjoy a fun fishing getaway to Cullman County when you stay in this tastefully appointed retreat. Nestled right in front of Smith Lake, it offers a custom dock with ample space for boat parking. The dock also comes with a pier where one can not only fish but swim and sunbathe as well.

Other amenities include cooking essentials in the kitchen, a TV in the living area and WiFi throughout the rental. The rental also features a wraparound deck with plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing and enjoying the views.

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Cullman, Alabama, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
house was very comfortable equipped with everything we needed
Cleanliness:
very clean would love to visit again
Host:
our host kelly was amazing
communication with the owner was great however most of these reviews seem to be from the previous owner
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2. Family-friendly haven with bay views in Baldwin County (from USD 268)

This beautiful home in Baldwin County is one of the best places to stay and fish with your friends or family. It boasts a private dock that stretches out to Mobile Bay. You can kayak in the waters or relax in the hammock. Better yet, grab the poles from the Bait Shop and go catch a fish.

After a long day of outdoor adventures, relax in the comfy interiors which come with air-conditioning and heating. Board games and a smart TV are also provided for indoor entertainment. Access to WiFi is available throughout the rental as well.

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Fairhope, Alabama, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
this house was awesome very clean and spacious
the property was super clean
the house was clean and well-stocked to feel at home
the home is always so clean and comfortable
Host:
the owner was provided excellent information and responded promptly to all communications
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3. Charming lakefront home in Langston (from USD 213)

Lake Guntersville is an expansive recreational paradise with a long stretch of shoreline and is known for being a top fishing site. Right in the middle of the natural setting is this charming lake house in a 1-acre (0.4-hectare) secluded lot in Langston. It boasts an extensive lake frontage and a private dock complete with electricity, fresh water, and six boat cleats. Whether it’s swimming, fishing, or boating, you can definitely enjoy your time here. Alternatively, you may want to simply relax with nature in the fire pit, hammock, wrap-around deck, or beach area.

This lakefront home is a comfortable retreat year-round for its central heating and cooling. You can always prepare your fresh catch of the day in the fully equipped kitchen. Wi-Fi, cable TV, and numerous board games are some of your choices for indoor entertainment.

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Langston, Alabama, United States
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
home was clean and comfortable
we enjoyed it stay so much it was clean and very calming place
Location:
this place is located about 35 minutes away from a town it is absolutely relaxing and quiet
wonderful stay beautiful location (sunsets from the dock are incredible)
lake guntersville state park and high falls are a short drive away and we enjoyed both
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4. Adorable A-frame cabin in Houston (from USD 150)

For an A-mazing lake hideaway, stay at this adorable A-frame cabin in Houston that sits at the water’s edge. The owner loves to call it a tiny home but it can comfortably fit up to four guests. A comfy master bedroom with a queen-size bed and a loft with a double-size bed await here. It’s an efficient home that also boasts a fully equipped kitchen and a living room with smart TV and great lake views. Step into the front deck and enjoy a favorite drink while savoring the peaceful vibe or throw your fishing rod into the lake. The entire 2-acre (0.8-hectare) property with spacious parking is yours to enjoy.

Should you want to explore attractions near this lake cabin rental, you can head over to Houston Recreation Area for a day of swimming, hiking, and boating.

Stayed at this property?
49 reviews  
bungalow 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Host:
things were just like owners said
the owner was very thorough in explaining the accommodations and very easy to contact
Location:
this was a beautiful location that was very private
this was a great place to spend a weekend away
this property is a great place to relax
beautiful location and the house was quaint and clean
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5. Lovely brick home in Centre (from USD 150)

Vacationing families will have a great time at this lovely brick home nestled on a serene bank of Weiss Lake in Centre, Alabama. You’ll definitely want to spend time outdoors as the property includes a large grassy lot and a roofed dock with a swim deck and tie-ups for boats and jet skis. The private launch allows you to conveniently launch your boat as well as enjoy fishing and other water recreation. Alternatively, you can simply recline on the beach chairs and catch the technicolor sunset over the horizon.

Indoors, it’s equipped with seven beds so there’s definitely ample space for everyone. There’s a large kitchen at your disposal and free WiFi and 50-inch smart TV to keep you entertained. A travel crib, highchair, and toddler toys come in handy if you’re traveling with your infant.

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71 reviews   Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
clean extremely well stocked and tons of room for a large group
Host:
property owner was very informative and nice
the owners are very nice and helpful
couldn't help be feel comfortable here owners were very responsive to any questions asked
the owners provide a lot of extra things that really help your stay
sharon was super easy to get in touch with and very responsive
Location:
the swim dock is a short walk from the house and was great for swimming and fishing
would recommend for anyone needing a place to relax
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6. Beautiful lake house in Wilsonville (from USD 175)

Those who are keen to have a getaway in Wilsonville, Alabama can consider this beautiful house facing Lay Lake. Take in the panoramic lake views from the large porch furnished with a rocking chair and dining table or from the oversized pier with beach chairs. Perhaps you might want to soak in style while enjoying a drink so the property has an outdoor hot tub. For days that you want to venture into water activities, come down the covered dock on the lake and launch the available kayaks. You can even bring your own boat and head out for a fishing adventure in the middle of Lay Lake.

The property has an equally relaxing interior, especially its living room which is appointed with 65-inch cable TV and fireplace. The kids will also appreciate the games available for guest use.

Stayed at this property?
48 reviews  
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this property has a beautiful view a gorgeous home and is extremely comfortable
thanks the kitchen is beautiful and roomy with all of the items you would need for cooking anything
Cleanliness:
this house was just as listed clean and updated
the house was very comfortable very clean and very relaxing
house is very well taken care of and was super clean when we arrived
the house is very clean cozy and decorated perfectly for the type of house it is
the first thing you notice entering the home is just how clean and spotless it is inside
Host:
the owner has been very gracious
mike was very responsive
i highly recommend this property and this host
mike was very accommodating and answered all my questions pre-trip fast and effectively
Location:
the location is perfect for a get away but still only 45 minutes from birmingham
what a great place
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7. Peaceful waterfront home in Lewis Smith Lake (from USD 175)

The peaceful reservoir of Lewis Smith Lake is the perfect location for this waterfront home perched on a tree-dotted slope. Any group that stays here is assured of a serene ambiance and great outdoor activities. It features a pier and a boat dock where you can launch your own boat or a rental unit from a nearby boat charter. Don’t forget to bring your casting rod as the area is a great spot for fishing. Make use of the outdoor grill when cooking your freshly caught bass.

The property sits in a tranquil area but affords to provide you the conveniences of high-speed WiFi and great cellphone service. Its living room is equipped with a sizeable cable TV to cater to your movie night plans. Note that the fireplace can only be used when approved by the host.

Stayed at this property?
39 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had fun watching a flock of geese fly and swim all week
lakefront on smith lake huge dock for fishing and relaxing plus a screened room on back of home
Cleanliness:
house was clean and well maintained
very clean and nice water front property
property was very comfortable and clean
house was cozy and clean
we had a wonderful time the house was very clean and had everything we needed
Host:
the owners are extremely helpful and responsive
the owners were wonderful to work with and very responsive to our texts
Location:
the location was perfect
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8. Two-bedroom home on Lake Martin in Eclectic (from USD 194)

Nestled on the banks of Lake Martin, this two-bedroom home is the ultimate base for all your fishing fun. The lake just steps away from the front porch, and the rental’s private dock can be your own fishing spot. After fishing, you can swim, sunbathe, and even explore the lake. As evening arrives, fire up the barbeque and enjoy a delicious dinner with incredible views. On the inside, the place boasts four very comfortable beds in two bedrooms, a cosy living room with a TV, and a full kitchen to whip up meals. This abode also comes with a wonderful balcony with lake views.

Stayed at this property?
43 reviews  
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean & well stocked
the home itself was clean comfortable & welcoming
Host:
owner is awesome and very accommodating
Location:
great location on lake martin
everything was good super nice location
the view at this location was gorgeous
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9. Lakefront cottage on Spring Creek in Guntersville (from USD 115)

Who says your pet can’t accompany you on a fishing sojourn? Consider booking this fabulous pet-friendly cottage that lies on the back of Spring Creek in Guntersville. The picturesque two-bedroom cottage has a fishing pier right over the shallow waters where you can pick a nice spot to fish all day long. The house even has a large deck for enjoying your morning cup of coffee as well as a fire pit for grilling your catch at the end of the day. Your pet will also have a lot of space to scamper around. When you get inside, you will love the house even more. It has a spacious living room, a well-equipped kitchen, and two plush bedrooms for a good night’s sleep.

Stayed at this property?
279 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
inside was very clean and nicely decorated
the cottage was very clean and relaxing
very clean cottage with ample room for 2 adults plus
the cabin was very clean and cozy and we had everything we needed for comfort
the cottage was nice and clean
Host:
owener was wonderful and helpful
the property owner joanna was very very nice and accommodating
joanna and her family a fantastic hosts we well
owner very friendly and responsive to texts
the owner was very nice and easy to get in touch with
Location:
we chose this place for our honeymoon and were definitely impressed
very clean great location beautiful view joanna was great to work with just what we needed
perfect place for a relaxing and quiet weekend
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10. Rustic cabin surrounded by age-old trees in Hueytown (from USD 138)

Hidden amidst trees in Hueytown, this fishing cabin for rent in Alabama has its own fully stocked fishing pond. Located at the bottom of the hill, the pond has tons of shaded spots so you can fish comfortably and in peace.

The cabin has a covered porch where you can unwind after a day of fishing or simply take in the fresh air. Modern conveniences include free Wi-Fi, two cloud-like beds, a flat-screen TV, and a swanky kitchen for preparing meals. What’s more, there’s also furniture and a gas grill on the patio for a delicious dinner outdoors.

Stayed at this property?
47 reviews  
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
everything was nice and clean upon arrival
Location:
what a wonderful place to get away and relax
wanted a place near my old hometown for a family reunion and this rental fit the bill perfectly
i highly recommend for a quiet relaxing get away
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11. Newly renovated cabin for 12 guests in Dadeville (from USD 523)

If you’re a large group travelling to Lake Martin’s Pace’s/Pleasure Point area, then this fishing cabin in Alabama is perfect for you. It lies right at the end of Pace’s Point Road which means you have the entire shoreline out front to yourself. Thanks to the brand-new dock and deep year-round water, you are presented with plenty of fishing opportunities right outside your porch. You can also make use of the Green Monster light for nighttime fishing. After an excellent day of fishing, sit on the stone patio and dig into a grilled dinner. Four comfy bedrooms, a contemporary kitchen, internet, and cable TV round up the facilities at this fabulous place.

Stayed at this property?
51 reviews   Wifi Available
House 11 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable cabin with amazing views
hulu or other smart tv apps
well kept property beautifully decorated with well appointed kitchen nice bedrooms and comfortable living room with that big view
Cleanliness:
property was was clean and comfortable
Host:
(pet friendly place) lovely grounds and great layout we had a super time
my mother and aunt enjoyed their morning walks and the neighbors were very friendly
communication with the property owner was easy and very responsive
Location:
this house was set at a great location on the lake
great place to get away from it all
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12. Lakefront cottage with excellent views in Shelby County (from USD 275)

Are you interested in bass fishing? Then, you must stay at this fabulous four-bedroom rental located near Lay Lake. In fact, the spot right outside the house is one of the best fishing sites on the shoreline. You also have access to swim pads, canoes, and kayaks for endless lake fun during your vacation. When you’re on the patio, take in sweeping views of the lake and the gorgeous countryside. Inside, the cosy house has a living room with a fireplace, a dining space, and an open modern kitchen with a breakfast bar. Seven soft beds in four huge bedrooms and three modern baths make staying here as comfortable as it gets.

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34 reviews   Wifi Available
House 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the inside of the house is very comfortable with a beautiful view of lay lake
from the lake house kayak patio arcade game and swim pad we had a fun filled week
Cleanliness:
the house was exceptionally clean and well-stocked
the house was very spacious clean and exceptionally decorated
it was everything we expected the house was very clean organized
Host:
the host makes sure you have a great experience while you are there
owner was awesome with communication and helpful
Location:
this was an amazing location and house
perfect location great communication from the property owner
very nice place plenty of room for a large family
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13. Charming house with a fishing pier in Wedowee (from USD 303)

Surrounded by oak trees on the banks of Lake Wedowee, this striking four-bedroom home can be a perfect base for an Alabama fishing holiday. The house boasts a sunny deck over the lake that’s the perfect spot to place a chair, set up tackle boxes, and cast your rod. Since the water is deep year-round, fishing opportunities are excellent across all seasons. You will also find a charming gazebo where you can sunbathe or read with a good book. The house has a capacious living and dining area, a full kitchen, and six comfy beds that sleep up to eight people.

Stayed at this property?
34 reviews  
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all beds were very comfortable
the house is spacious and inviting with several bedrooms and an open den/kitchen area
Cleanliness:
the house was very clean and exceptionally well stocked
the house was very clean and there was plenty of room for 2 families
lots of privacy easy lake access clean and comfortable
the home is well maintained and equipped and we found it clean on arrival
Host:
the directions the owner gave us were very easy to follow
owner was very friendly and helpful
the owner is very responsive and helpful
beth is a wonderful host and was quick to respond or answer any questions for us
the owner was a pleasure to deal with and went out of her way to accommodate us
Location:
my family of 8 was looking for a long weekend get away and this was perfect place for us
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14. Pet-friendly cottage on Lewis Smith Lake in Arley (from USD 175)

Bring your fur baby along on your fishing trip to this cosy pet-friendly haven that sits on the banks of Lewis Smith Lake. The uncovered deck with a walkway leads from the boat slips to the fishing pier. If you’re an amateur angler, need not worry as there are bass guides around to help you catch fish. There’s also plenty of seating, a fire pit, and a gas grill outside the house to enjoy grilling your catch with spectacular views. Wrapping up the offerings of this house are the full kitchen, three comfy bedrooms, and a large living-dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Stayed at this property?
Arley, Alabama, United States
cottage 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge deck with great lounge chair and table with umbrella
plenty of space in the den and kitchen for entertaining
this is a great kid friendly and dog friendly house with a gorgeous view and a cozy interior
Cleanliness:
the house is beautifully decorated; but more importantly clean we loved all of the covered outdoor areas
Host:
the owner is super helpful and responsive to all questions
the owner was very helpful and responded very quickly
owners are great to work with
paula was so helpful and made sure our stay was fantastic
owner very accessible and accommodating responded right away and a pleasure to work with
Location:
great location on the water
it's an easy walk to the boat dock
i think the best feature is the cabin is so close to the water
if you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful few days away this is your place
this is the perfect location if you love a great view of the water
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15. Gorgeous hideaway with a patio in Mentone (from USD 135)

This gorgeous hideaway lies on the banks of Brush Creek near the historic town of Mentone in Alabama. With the creek right outside, you can simply take a few steps, set up your gear, and fish all day. After a long session, soak your sore muscles in the hot tub or ready the gas grill for a delicious dinner. Inside, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom abode is as cosy as it gets. It features a full kitchen and a living room leading out to the patio.

Stayed at this property?
192 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful property with lots of room places to go exploring
Cleanliness:
cabin was extremely clean and well stocked
very clean and it had everything we needed
it was also very clean and well equipped
the house is cozy clean and well stocked
place was very clean had everything needed & then some
Host:
the owner is top notch in the area of customer service and satisfaction
michelle is a great host and responded quickly
Location:
great property quiet location restful
the location was perfect and there is much to do from nature to quaint little towns
hawk's nest is a great place to stay and provides good value
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16. Tranquil home with kid-friendly amenities in Wedowee (from USD 313)

Nestled on Lake Wedowee, this enchanting cottage is perfect for people looking to have a tranquil fishing vacation in Alabama. A nice wooden walkway leads to the covered dock and pier where you can set up your fishing gear and angle for a huge catch. After a long day of fishing, sit on the porch swing or huddle around the firepit. Since this rental is stocked with games, toys, and books, it also makes for a great fishing getaway with kids. Adding to the comfort are the three cushy bedrooms, a well-stocked kitchen, modern bathrooms, and an LCD TV in the living room for watching movies together.

Stayed at this property?
75 reviews  
House 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a great time the property listing details are accurate great 3 bed/ 2 bath home
the house had plenty room and many things to keep everyone entertained
Cleanliness:
the cabin was clean and beautifully decorated with a whimsical lake theme
Host:
the owner is good to work with and willing to answer any questions
the owner is super nice and communicates well
owner was very easy to work with and very personable
Location:
loved the location on the lake
it’s a great house in a beautiful location
beautiful home in a beautiful location
this was a great location for two small families
the location is lovely on the lake too
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A fantastic fishing vacation in Alabama

Alabama doesn’t just have serene lakes but also ponds where fishing can be done right from your house. If you’re planning to spend a holiday in the Cotton State and fishing is part of the itinerary, consider booking one of the abovementioned rentals.

Frequently asked questions about fishing lodges in Alabama, USA


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Malavika, a freelance writer and coffee enthusiast, is well-versed in Kopfkino. Her interests include engaging discussions on New Zealand, the domino theory, dystopian fiction, and Harry Potter.

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