Veto Lodge Retreat Country Getaway


Entire guesthouse hosted by Mia

6 guests, 1 bedroom, 3 beds, 1 bath
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If you enjoy history, a quiet get-away, a unique experience, or just something out of the ordinary, try staying in the old Coffman General Store in Veto, Alabama.

Veto Lodge amenities have been updated. The Lodge is now a no-contact staycation with a self-pickup sanitized key and doorknobs. For your comfort, sense of safety, and security, all surfaces, floors, appliances, bathroom, and all linens including pillow shams, duvet covers and throw blankets are disinfected before your arrival.

The space
Dogs are welcome. There is a two-dog máximum. Pets should be exceptionally well behaved, guests are expected to pick up after their pets, and Veto Lodge reserves the right to charge an additional pet cleaning fee if it feels it is necessary after guests have checked out.

Veto Lodge, the former home of The Veto General Store, has been converted to an open concept space. It is the original location of the Coffman family-owned Veto General Store and property since the 1800s. The Coffman family has owned the property for four generations. The original store burned down in 1949 and the current structure was built.

This space is over 1,000 sq ft of open concept space. It’s similar to a large city loft. The furniture is designed to create several different environments throughout the Lodge, including a TV area, a reading area, a wood stove area, a dining area, etc. If there are multiple sleepers, the lodge creates three different sleep areas.

This is a RUSTIC experience with touches of thoughtful amenities. The kitchen is loaded with all the comforts of home but the Lodge itself feels more like a posh camp experience than a hotel stay. Veto Lodge is 5.3 miles outside of the tiny town of Elkmont. It sits across from the site of the old L&N Railway Line. It is currently welcoming guests for a very unique stay. The current structure has been blasted clean, with new heat, air, hot water, a full kitchen complete with a dishwasher, and a full bath complete with a tub. It is a great place for biking, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, and hunting. It is ideal for those who enjoy a quiet space for creative projects or teleworking with wifi throughout.

Where you'll sleep

2 queen beds, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Valley view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony


Getting inside

Step-free entrance to the room
Wide entrance for guests

Full bathroom

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Where you’ll be

Elkmont, Alabama, United States

Veto sits on State Line Road, the border between Tennessee and Alabama, in northcentral Alabama. The story goes, the name Veto came about because the citizens of Veto couldn’t decide on a name for their town and the names kept getting vetoed, hence Veto emerged. Today, the town of Veto has approximately fewer than 40 residents. Veto had its own post office until 1955. Veto is famous for Dick Coffman, a Major League Baseball player, and his younger brother, Slick Coffman, a Major League Baseball pitcher, both children of the Coffman family, the owners of the Veto General Store, currently in its fourth generation.

Today, the 10 mile Richard Martin Rails To Trails, a walking, biking, and horseback riding trail, runs from Piney Chapel all the way to the Tennessee border ending across from the Veto General Store at the Veto Methodist Church.

The town of Elkmont is approximately 5 miles south of Veto. The area is famous for the great Civil War battle of Sulphur Creek. Approximately one mile south of Elkmont, where a trestle once spanned Sulphur Creek, is the site of Alabama's bloodiest Civil War conflict. A plaque commemorates the 1864 Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle (on Route 127) during which a Tennessee and Alabama Central Railroad supply train moving Union Army troops and goods from Nashville to Atlanta came under attack. More than 200 soldiers were killed during the ensuing firefight.

Elkmont is also known for Belle Chevre, its artisan goat cheese factory which gives factory tours. Elkmont has it’s own Piggly Wiggly and Dollar Store.

Athens, Alabama is located 15 miles south on route 127 and has a population of 23,000 people. Athens is rich with Civil War history and has everything you might need during your stay in Veto. There is a Publix, a Walmart, a CVS, and a Walgreens ( and a Starbuck’s for you diehards).

The largest community near Veto is Huntsville. It is located approximately 45 miles southeast of Veto and is consider the new up-and-coming metropolitan area in Alabama. It has also been named the third best city in the country to live in. It has a population of approximately 203, 000 people (and quickly growing). There you will find NASA's Space and Rocket Center. The next largest community in proximity to Veto is Decatur. It is approximately 31 miles south of Veto. Decatur is the home of Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Decatur has a population of 54,000 people. There is also a wonderful riverside park south on I-65, exit for Decatur about 3 miles and you will see the park on your right.

Hosted by Mia

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Hi, my name is Mia. I am an artist, a volunteer ESL teacher, and a caretaker. I love animals. I choose to live in Alabama because of the rich history, the delicious food, and the endless natural sites to discover. I enjoy sharing these treasures. Veto, Alabama affords a quiet, restful, country setting while Huntsville, only 35 miles east, has all the cool stuff an up-and-coming city has to offer, including the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center. Veto Lodge is the home of the old Veto General Store on the old L&N Rail Road Line. The Veto General Store is a wonderful little piece of history with one of Alabama’s fourth generation family ties to the 1800s. Currently, it has been transformed into the Veto Lodge, a rustic country getaway. I’m thrilled to share the history and Veto Lodge with you.
Hi, my name is Mia. I am an artist, a volunteer ESL teacher, and a caretaker. I love animals. I choose to live in Alabama because of the rich history, the delicious food, and the e…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200

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