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Serenity Falls, the largest private waterfall on 75 acres with hiking trails

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Originally a 1000 acre farm with a working town now a rental community

In 1882 the Caton family settled on a 1000 acre farm. At the turn of the 1900's the family had developed a small town with a grist mill, a general store, a post office and Ed's Mill which was a machine shop.

During the depression the US Government purchased most of the Caton farm for the forming of The National Park and the family moved away and the town was abandoned. In the 1950's with the building of Interstate 40, the family returned to their home. The house was turned into a boarding house for the highway workers. When Ed died in 1968 May moved to live with her daughter and the property remained vacant for 18 years.

While vacationing in 1986 Ray and Pattie Blackman form Pascagoula, Mississippi discovered the property was for sale and fell in love with he waterfall and the history of the property. They decided to purchase and restore the dilapidated buildings into rental cabins for others to enjoy the majestic beauty thus creating what is now Serenity Falls.

The Blackman family decided to retire in 2016 and the Hansen-Marshall Family from Baltimore fell in love and Purchased the property in winter 2016. Ken, a contractor from Baltimore, and Sue, a retired policewoman from Baltimore, are carrying on the legacy of the town and plan to build cabins and host weddings on the remaining 80 acre tract.

Ed's Mill has been converted to a two bedroom cabin with a spectacular view of Serenity Falls, the largest privately owned waterfall in Tennessee, from inside the cabin or the covered back porch.

If you have more than 6 people in your party you can book The General Store (982931) sleeps 8, Tillie's Stall (982932) sleeps 2, and Will's Barn (982933) sleeps 6. We can accommodate a group up to 22 people. We are dog friendly with an additional fee. Please search by VRBO number to check availability.

If you want to hike or just want to enjoy nature we are less than five minutes to the Cosby Campground - Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance. Let your car rest and relax while you explore and hike to discover parts of history on our 75+ acres. (Scavenger hunt coming soon)

If you feel like an adventure to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge we are about 30 minutes away with a straight shot down Highway 321 to the heart of Gatlinburg.

More Details

Sue Hansen
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


Cosby Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6


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Serenity Falls, the largest private waterfall on 75 acres with hiking trails
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Cozy little cabin with amazing outdoor activities

  • 5 of 5

We visited over spring break with our young sons and old lab. What a great place for them all. The boys hiked up, down, and all around the warerfall. Our 13yo lab acted young again and hiked and roamed around the property. The cabin was well kept. We did have to ask for more towels as only 4 were given for a 3 night stay, but they were promptly provided. The cabin has all wood floors so muddy kids and spills were easy to clean up. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Waterfall & Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We only had the opportunity to spend two nights at this location, but we hope to be back.

If you are looking for a 5-star hotel surrounded by restaurants, shops, and every conceivable place to take your money, than this is not the place for you.

However, if you are looking for a peaceful stay with one heck of a view, than I highly recommend Serenity Falls Cabins. We stayed in the cabin that is right next to the falls. What a view out the picture window in the living room!! My wife was apprehensive of the isolated nature of the property, but one look out that window and she was sold.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Derrider Louisiana

Beautiful, peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

So loved our stay. Pictures doesn’t do it justice. Owners friendly. Loved his rescue pups. Plans to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome view , lovely rustic cabin made us feel right at home with big picture window in front room overlooking waterfall we were married at We HAD to sleep on pull out bed ( which was quite comfortable) to be able to wake up each morning to the picture perfect view !!! Everything was great and we felt much at home we shall return

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Carver's Applehouse
A great place to have breakfast lunch or dinner. Family cooking with a GREAT farmers market...
DJ's Market & Deli
Great for quick pick-up lunches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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