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Summertime @ Chimney Mill Cabin. . .Enjoy a Quiet, Peaceful, & Relaxing 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:
June 28, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Summertime @ Chimney Mill Cabin. . .Enjoy a Quiet, Peaceful, & Relaxing Area
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Lovely, perfect, clean and inviting get-away in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, lovely cabin in a very private setting. No cell service, so you can enjoy being away from text messages and constant phone calls. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time there, and would love to be able to come again. The hiking trail nearby is beautiful and peaceful. We couldn't have had a better vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property adjacent to hiking trail to lovely natural falls and swimming hole.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to hideout in the woods to reset, relax, and refocus with family. No cell or internet service. The cabin is neat, clean and has all the necessities for cooking so pick up groceries on your way in. Trust owner's directions, not your gps.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing place

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was gorgeous and inviting. Absolutely every detail was well thought out, the décor was inventive and warm, the furnishings are super comfortable, all supplies you would have in your own home are provided. The location is serene and lights are visible at night and you can enjoy fire flies and night sounds in comfort on the screened-in porch. During the day, wildlife can be seen in the fields nearby. You have easy access to the Kings River Falls trail and a short hike takes you to the falls. The owners are cordial and caring...they even called to check that we had made it safely! We highly recommend this place and cannot wait for our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Clean, Beautiful and remote

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for our family. The accommodations met all expectations. The cabin accommodated 4 adults and three children nicely. We were a short walk away from a hike that lead us along the river to a beautiful little waterfall where the kids were able to swim and climb around on the rock ledge. We came back and started a fire in the fire pit and relaxed until dark. We found the cabin to be remote, which was not a bad thing, watch out for GPS and follow the directions provided.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best cabin ever! Didn't want to leave it was so beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is gorgeous, built well, plenty of amenities. The land around it is beautiful! The best place to have fun or relax with friends. Hiking trails which end at a fall which you can dive into. A little piece of heaven. The owners are fantastic as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a short getaway to float the Buffalo for the first time and were absolutely enamored by the cabin. We were planning a day to hike, but ended up staying at the cabin to enjoy the perfect porch sitting/napping weather after a short walk to the Falls. It is truly a perfectly thought out space with too many unique and charming features to name. We loved being away from it all and looking out upon the gorgeous scenery all around us.

Joan reached out to us immediately after our arrival and was gracious to answer any questions. Thankfully, she has prepared directions to many of the major attractions since there is no cell service to get directions on your phone. Without her directions, we don't know where we would have ended up!!!

We rented canoes from Buffalo Outdoor Center and had an amazing day on the river.

We definitely want to make a longer trip of it next year!

This is a special place!

Mary Ellen and Michael A.

Allen, TX

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 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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