We went to Lake Guntersville yesterday and ate at the state park lodge. It felt so cozy and lodge-y. The view of the lake and foothills from the lodge is really beautiful. I would love to go back when it's cold and the fireplaces are on while holding a cup of hot cocoa. That would be the ultimate cozy! Makes my heart skip a beat just thinking about that.
A wonderful aspect of the lodge is that it's part of the state park, not part of exclusive club. You can just go in and walk around. They have a large restaurant area inside as well. And lots of sitting areas to just relax in with cozy leather sofas and chairs. They were setting up a wedding to be held on one of the large back balconies that overlooks the lake. How breathtaking it would be to get married there!