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Serenity Falls, the Largest Private Waterfall on 75 Acres with Hiking Trails

Cosby, TN, USA
  • Cabin
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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.

The General Store has been converted to a three bedroom cabin with a spectacular view of Serenity Falls, the largest privately owned waterfall in Tennessee, from the newly built deck.

If you have more than 8 people in your party you can book Ed's Mill (982930) sleeps 6, 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.

Property Manager

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.
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
What makes this Cabin unique

AT this time, there is no hot tub avaiable


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • All three bedrooms are upstairs


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath


            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Private kitchen with outdoor grilling area.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove


                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • racquetball
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • whitewater rafting

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      10 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      little gem in the woods

                                                      heather a.

                                                      The general store was a great place to stay. The cabin had a lot of character. It was just what we hoped it would be. The setting was incredible. Falling asleep to the sound of the waterfall was a little piece of heaven. The beds were comfortable. Owner was very helpful and it was a wonderful experience overall.

                                                      All around wonderful!

                                                      We had a great time this past weekend staying at Serenity Falls Cabin Rentals. The General Store was very nice and the waterfall on the property was breathtaking, especially with the freshly fallen snow! Cosby is in a very convenient location, away from big towns but close enough to visit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! In the spring I bet the hiking trails are to die for, but the weather was too cold for me to venture out on them. The hospitality of Sue and her family was just enough to make me feel right at home. I recommend to anyone!

                                                      Beautiful waterfall and loved the charm of the cabins

                                                      Kim A.

                                                      Our family stayed in the General Store cabin to celebrate the Christmas holiday. It was so homey and full of charm. The waterfall was breathtaking and the sound of the stream outside was so peaceful. We had a wonderful time and wished we could have stayed longer. The owners are so down to earth and friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. We would definitely go back!

                                                      Great Stay

                                                      Andrew R.

                                                      Sue and her family were extremely welcoming and ensured my family was well taken care of. Clean place with nice sheets and a magnificent waterfall. Definitely worth it!

                                                      Peaceful and relaxed everything I needed.

                                                      Sherry B.

                                                      Loved the stay met my expectations very homey and peaceful. Will definitely look at this again my next stay near Gatlinburg.

                                                      Beautiful property

                                                      The property is beautiful. We stayed at The General Store. There are a few other buildings on the property. The waterfall is amazing and I look forward to returning to explore more of the property. I strongly recommend this for a long weekend, or even a week away.


                                                      Cosby, TN, USA


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