A Little Bit of Heaven

The view from Ed's Mill Cabin.  March 26, 2009.

The view from Ed's Mill Cabin. March 26, 2009.

Imagine that you like waterfalls and have the opportunity to wake up in the morning, walk into the living room and see the view in the picture above.  (The picture can be enlarged if desired).

That’s exactly the situation Betsy and I found ourselves in over the weekend.  Last November we found a rental cabin in what had once been an old mill.  The cabin was in the Smokies at the base of a waterfall.  There wasn’t much water going over the falls in November, but we knew right away that we would want to go back.

We spent three nights at Serenity Falls and never got tired of watching the water cascade down the falls.  The window in our bedroom overlooked the creek below the falls and we slept with the window open so we could hear the water rushing over the rocks.  What more could two waterfall enthusiasts ask for?

Although we had some rain while we were in the Smokies it didn’t stop us from getting out an doing some hiking.  A high point (in more ways than one) was a 2.2 mile hike up into the mountains to see Hen Wallow Falls.  We were also able to check out a few smaller falls in the area, but we’ve left some bigger falls unseen so we have an excuse to go back in the future!

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24 Responses to “A Little Bit of Heaven”

  1. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: You certainly win the lucky dog award for picking this neat place to celebrate Betsy’s birthday. That certainly gives you bonus points.

  2. Leedra Says:

    I am sure the 2 of you were in ‘waterfall heaven’ staying in this cabin. I thought of you 2 being out in all the rain we have had this past week. Glad you had and safe trip and are back home.

  3. Kathy Says:

    George that looks like its coming in the window. I love it. Wonderful shot.

  4. Tina Says:

    George,
    Betsy had to be elated to have seen this waterfall coming right at her..as she sat on her “throne” in this cabin!! What a nice b-day present for her ….and her!
    So glad you had a nice time and enjoyed all the perks that this little cabin brought!

  5. karin Says:

    What a find! And what a fantastic birthday present. It has such rustic charm and beauty and yet you had a gas log fireplace and flat screen television – cool!! Glad you had a safe trip.

  6. Susie Says:

    I was wondering if you could hear the falls. What a lovely way to fall asleep at night.

  7. Happyone Says:

    That is indeed beautiful!! It looks like stairs.

  8. Judy Says:

    Wow!! A view like that might persuade me that the ocean was not necessary! Only might, though!
    I want to know what Hen Wallow Falls looks like!!

  9. Shelley Says:

    Sounds like the perfect place for you two! So glad you had an enjoyable time!!

  10. Mary Says:

    This view you guys show is so gorgeous, I am already looking at the web site for cabin rentals 🙂 what a wonderful place! Do all the cabins have a gorgeous view like that?

  11. Busy bee suz Says:

    It looks like a LOT of heaven!!!

  12. ewok1993 Says:

    that is a million dollar view. how lucky to find a spot like this. i too would love to stay there.

  13. Tarolino, Finland Says:

    Half way to heaven, George. I would just have loved the place. So pretty and I just have to imagine the wonderful sound of the cascading waters. To be lulled to sleep by that must have been something else.

  14. Tricia Says:

    Absolutely wonderful that you two got to go back & stay!!! That photo is amazing – I love it!!! That top pic on Betsy’s page is AWESOME – I love it too!!!

  15. NCmountainwoman Says:

    I can only imagine how wonderful it must have been to sit there and watch and listen to the falls. What a great place!

  16. Janie of Utah Says:

    That’s just a gorgeous view. I can’t imagine a more perfect place for you and Betsy to vacation.

  17. Valkyrien Says:

    Must have been heavenly to wake up in the morning to this gorgeous view! I have to visit Betsy’s page to get a little bit more jealous….! 😉

  18. Louise Cannon Says:

    I can easily see why someone could just sit and watch this one for days. The sound had to be mesmerizing, too.

  19. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    That scene is just perfect.No photo is needed when this is the view through the window. Blessings,Ruth

  20. Hilda Says:

    Oh my, that is absolutely gorgeous! A stairway to heaven too.

    I’m so glad you didn’t get rained out.

  21. birdlady Says:

    Oh, I LOVE that one

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  22. Josephine Says:

    I can just imagine waking up in the morning and having that view outside your window…
    What a stuningly beautiful place, I just know you were both in paradise.
    Great photos George !

  23. Rose Says:

    I told Betsy this place looks perfect–sure does call to my heart.

  24. storyteller Says:

    WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL photo and lovely memories too ;–)
    I see 19 unread posts in my reader so it will take me a while to catch up, but I’m hopeful I’ll have more time for blogging in the next few weeks. Hope all is well with you and Betsy!
    Hugs and blessings,

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