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Spring Is In the Air @ Chimney Mill Cabin. . .Enjoy a Quiet & Peaceful Area

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chimney Mill Cabin is located in a secluded area at the upper head of Kings River, high in the beautiful mountains of Madison County. Our cabin is surrounded by a peaceful, quiet setting, that introduces you to the sound of the river and abundance of nature. Sitting on the wrap-around porch, enjoying the quiet tranquility in the natural wilderness area--relatively untouched by man--brings a feeling of peace and contentment and makes one not want to leave.

Chimney Mill Cabin is named for the old grist mill that once stood at Kings River Falls. The cabin will accommodate 10 overnight guest in 2 king beds, 1 queen bed, 1 futon bed, 1 queen sleeper sofa and 2 and 1/2 baths. It features a fully equipped kitchen, large farm table in dining area seats 12, second table seats 4, wood-burning fireplace, Dish Satellite Service, and wrap-around porch (the south side is screened in). Wrap-around porch has several chairs and tables that allows one to sit and enjoy the wildlife and listen to the river. The Cabin is only a few feet from Kings River close to the Buffalo National River Area and many well known hiking trails. This is the perfect place for hikers to enjoy the popular hiking trails in this area.


Fully Equipped Kitchen

Wood Burning Fireplace

Dish Satellite Service

TVs in all Bedrooms

Bed & Bath Linens

Washer & Dryer

Laundry & Dish Detergent

Paper Products

Charcoal Grill (Will need to furnish charcoal and lighter fluid)


Wildlife Watching

Star Gazing

1 Hour away from Buffalo National River Activities


* Hawksbill Crag

* Glory Hole

* Lost Valley


* Boxley

* Ponca

* Steel Creek

* Kyle's Landing

Elk Viewing

* Boxley

* Ponca

Time has changed many things, but not the beauty of the Kings River area. The River still tumbles clear and pure over the rocks. Several smaller water falls lead the way to the largest fall known as 'Kings River Falls.' The old grist mill, known as Chimney Mill, once stood where Kings River Falls is located. Here the water cascades over the rocks into a pool of clear blue-green water. This is an ideal location for those who love to hike and see the 'beauty of the wilderness.' Kings River Falls area is a hiker's paradise.

More Details

Jerry and Joan Johnson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Jerry and Joan Johnson

We both grew up in this area. Both families' ancestors came to this area in the late 1800 and early 1900s. We retired from our job about 2 years ago. My husband retired from trucking and I from teaching. We finished building our cabin in October 2014. We wanted something to help supplement our retirement years and allow others to enjoy the beauty and quietness of the area.

Jerry and Joan Johnson purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Jerry and Joan Johnson chose Arkansas

My husband and I inherited this land from my step-mother and dad after their deaths. My step-mother lived on this place for 62 years--10 years as a widower. She and my dad lived here together for 22 years. This piece of land has a lot of historical ties to this part of the area. This area has long been visited by many who loved to hike and see the natural beauty of the wilderness area--relatively untouched by man.

What makes this cabin unique

Chimney Mill Cabin is located by the historical, old homestead known as the Squire Burton Williams Homeplace. Looking out from the wrap-around porch, you can see the old house and cemetery, which is the resting place for many who helped settle this rugged area of Madison County.

We have added several items to the cabin that makes it a unique and special place--the old Kings River Falls sign that used to be at the old parking lot (a head board for the bed upstairs), old gate from the garden spot (headboard in the green room), old barn wood (used for kitchen cabinets and island) from the old barn that once stood where the cabin is today, the old kitchen sink and white cabinet was my grandmother's and the fireplace mantle was a hewed log from the old barn. The porch swing also has special meaning--retirement gift from my coworkers, when I retired from teaching. As you can see, this cabin has a lot of unique features that makes it a special place for our family.


Witter Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor Easily accessible for handicapped
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs, private bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Main Floor with a beautiful refurbished antique sink
  • Bath linens, hand soap, and toilet paper provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Floor King Suite with Large Adjacent Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor Queen Suite with Adjacent Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa in living room area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs King Suite with Private Bath-king bed and futon bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Spring Is In the Air @ Chimney Mill Cabin. . .Enjoy a Quiet & Peaceful Area
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

The cabin was beautiful, clean, and we'll furnished with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is conveniently located to so many beautiful places. It's just a 15 minute walk to the kings river falls. It is beautiful and just a short drive to the buffalo river in Poncha & so many other places to hike & sight see. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Perfect for nice clean comfort in beautiful rural setting.

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 of us that stayed and there was room for more people. Inside the house is spacious and very clean. Outside are huge wraparound porches including a large screened in one. The river is only a short walk. We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful and well thought out. Beautiful countryside and amazing river.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chimney Mill Cabin. It was every thing we could have hoped for in a getaway. After Meeting Joan and Jerry who were very gracious, we closed the gate and didn't leave the property. There was no need to. The forest and trails, the river and all the wildlife were wonderful. We will definitely be back to share this great place with all our family.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Best rental in the Ozarks!

  • 5 of 5

I was tempted not to give the glowing review this property deserves only so that it could stay a secret. Joan and her sister Twilla have thought of everything! The cabin is well equipped, comfortable and in the perfect location for a relaxing, lovely getaway. We will be back again and again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our stay- the area is beautiful and private. The hike to the falls was close enough for even our 3 year old, and the kids had fun exploring despite the cool weather. It was so nice getting "unplugged" with no wifi and no cell service! We would love to come back some time when it's warmer. Thanks so much for sharing your property!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Fort Worth, TX

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin. Everything you need and more. Fireplace and ample firewood came in handy during the unexpected cold. Immaculately clean. Has a great stream and hiking trail just right next to property. Didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Highfill/Bentonville, Arkansas XNA
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Miles
State Highway 16
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Granny's Kitchen--Homestyle cooking--Huntsville,AR

Chimney Mill Cabin is located close to the community of Boston. Five important rivers have their origin within a stone's throw--White, War Eagle, Little Mulberry, Kings and Buffalo. It is located in the southeast part of Madison County on Arkansas 16 that for 40 miles traverses 'the roof of the Ozarks' whose average elevation is 2300 feet. The ridge along which the highway goes separates the basins of the White and Arkansas rivers. Here are found magic scenery and the genuine Ozarks of yesteryear.

Within a few hundred feet of the cabin, sets the historical home of Squire Williams, who migrated from Kentucky on horseback in 1829. In 1868, Squire Williams began to hew the logs for the dream house he had long cherished in his mind. He also cut its chimney stones to precision measurements. The home is not far from the bluff that served as home for Williams family from 1865-1868. Williams also built a grist meal powered by water on the river and ground grain for settlers for miles around. Be sure and look for the indentions in the rocks that shows where mill sat when visiting Kings River Falls--this was the site of the grist mill owned by Mr. Williams. This was once known as Chimney Mill Pond (this is where the name of the cabin came from).

The cabin is within seeing distance to the Arkansas National Heritage Commission area of Kings River Falls. The hiking trail to Kings River Falls is approximately 1.8 miles round trip and relatively flat, easy hike, so it's good for families too. Upon arriving at the falls, you will notice a small stream that comes in from the upper side of the river. Be sure and follow this little creek upstream a bit, to enjoy a series of waterfalls that come down off the top hill. When the water is high , it definitely worth your time to check it out.

Kings River Falls is also located near some popular areas such as: Hawksbill Crag, Glory Hole, Lost Valley, Ponca area for viewing elk and the Buffalo River. This would definitely be a place for someone who loves the outdoors and all the beauty untouched by man.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.5%

30-day cancellation notice for full refund less $100 administration fees.

10% discount when seven nights are booked.

Children 2 and under stay free--children 3 and above are counted as additional guests.

Can sleep up to 10 people comfortable--will allow only up to 15 people total at additional charge of $10.00 per person--will have to furnish their own bedding.

There are several of Tim Ernst hiking and waterfalls books in the cabin to help you planned your daily activities.

NO motorized vehicles allowed in fields surrounding the cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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