Hardy Home Cowan Creek Resort

Photos Rob Smith

If you have considered an investment property that boasts beautiful scenery and a proven track record, look no further. Cowan Resort, located on the scenic Lake Weiss in Alabama, is a perfect getaway that offers your guests much more than just a stunning view. This property, listed by Tom Sipp of Hardy Realty, is an incredible gateway into property investing. Cowan Resort is an unusual and diverse property in that it is a business and a home. 

“With the growing trends in outdoor recreation and a booming real estate market, this property is ideal for the entrepreneur that loves business and the water life,” says Sipp, an Associate Broker, specializing in residential investment, and commercial real estate listing and sales. And the current owner of the property is extremely proud to say that 25-30% of the business is in repeat customers. 

Previously Pruett’s Fish Camp, Cowan Creek Resort is independently owned by Mark and Pamela Hardy. They believe in offering guests an experience that takes the traveler out of the monotony of everyday life and places them instantly into an inspiring wonder that calms the spirit and helps you reconnect with nature. The true beauty of the resort is hard to adequately describe as it paves the way to unforgettable memories. 

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This property hosts 300′ of lake frontage and a 90′ dock that places you out on the open water. With over 30,000 acres, it is well known for its fishing and recreation activities that keep guests returning year after year. The resort has a total of 11 buildings, including ten rental cabins and efficiencies on three acres, conveniently located with boat landing and dock access. The main building has retail space downstairs and the owner’s suite upstairs. 

Available lodging is ideal for overnight, weekend and vacation stays in the fully equipped cabins. Guests can enjoy the outdoors without sacrificing some of the most desired luxury amenities. The cabin amenities differ among the buildings, some offering fully-functioning kitchens, satellite TV, and even screened in porches. Guests can also rent a space for an RV or camper that is perfect for over-the-road travelers passing through who desire much more than a place to park. Guests can rent a pontoon boat to fish from or simply relax and enjoy lake life. 

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A true fisherman’s paradise, Weiss Lake is known as the “Crappie Capital of the World” and also has great largemouth and striped bass fishing. The lake is home to bass up to 18” and houses an abundant number of young growing bass. Many fish over 25 lbs have been caught on this lake. 

If fishing isn’t your thing, Cowan is still a beautiful escape for a stay filled with peace and serenity. It offers some of the most beautiful views from looking atop Cherokee Rock City or exploring the local waterfalls. Just a short drive gets you to some of Alabama’s well-traveled hot spots like Yellow Creek Falls, Little River Canyon, Desoto State Park, and more. You can even take in a show at the 411 Twin Drive-In Theater for a truly unique experience that takes you back in time. This property is a must-see!  

grew up climbing orange trees in the small, quaint town of Frostproof, Florida, and now resides in Calhoun, Georgia. While she misses the Florida beaches, she has grown quite accustomed to watching four seasons come and go each year. She is the founder and president of the Calhoun Area Writers and director of the Northwest Georgia Writers Conference. While she hopes to one day sit humbly on a best-sellers list, she will settle for a smile or kind word from a stranger.