A Little History on Kudzu Cove


Kudzu Cove was aptly named after the kudzu vine that covers many of the trees in the north end of Buck Island near the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) wildlife area. The community of 10 resort chalets and cabins was conceived with an eye toward catering to groups-especially weddings and those that enjoyed horseback riding and hiking. Visitors staying at Kudzu Cove could also take advantage of the golf course, clubhouse, tennis courts, and pool located at the nearby Gunter's Landing.

Kudzu Cove Cabins in Guntersville under construction in 2004The five original cabins were originally designed and built by Pricilla Talley and Junior Rhodes. Construction began in November of 2004. The first 2 cabins were built in sections in Baileyton and hauled into Guntersville on trucks. An additional 3 more cabins were then built at the property. The cabins are on the side of the hill and overlook the ponds. Beyond the pond, the forest slopes down 100 yards to reach Guntersville lake.

The rustic design of these cabins located at the very end of Buck Island Road makes you feel like life has slowed down - at least for a few days. Imagine rocking your stress away on the wrap-around porch or watching the children catch fish out of the pond. Located in a friendly non-touristy town that has plenty of great restaurants and quaint shops.

Frank and Kim Harbin from Mandeville, LA grew up in the area and have always returned to enjoy the Guntersville/Scottsboro area for fishing and boating on returns for family vacations. As they make plans to retire in the area, they decided to find a new venture that they both could enjoy together. Kudzu Cove LLC was started to operate and manage the properties in the area. In April of 2010, they purchased Kudzu Cove cabins and the surrounding property with the hope that many others will come to the area to just relax or to go out and enjoy all the adventures of a vacation in the area. They, as did Pricilla Talley, plan to continue to grow the development with additional offerings to not only those visitors staying at Kudzu Cove but also to anyone visiting the Scottsboro/Guntersville area.