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A Secluded Area on Upper Kings River @ Chimney Mill Cabin. . . Quiet & Peaceful

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 162 m²
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:
20 March, 2018

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 Witter

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Witter

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 162 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Main Floor Easily accessible for handicapped
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , 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 extra lg. double bed , Main Floor King Suite with Large Adjacent Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Main Floor Queen Suite with Adjacent Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen size sleeper sofa in living room area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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A Secluded Area on Upper Kings River @ Chimney Mill Cabin. . . Quiet & Peaceful
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews

2nd time there within one year. Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Wildlife everywhere. History everywhere. Beautiful River Can’t get any better than that

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic getaway from it all.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to unplug and slow down for a weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great property!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at this beautiful place. Pictures do not do it justice! The bedrooms were so comfortable and cozy and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. Even though the cabin has satellite, we never turned on the t.v. We were too busy outside exploring, sitting on the porches, and around the campfire. King's River Falls is beautiful and even though there was a drought in the area, it had water! We will definitely be back again. Thank you Joan for a much needed get away.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin VRBO hasstle.

  • 4 of 5

The stay was great with my kids. Cabin is beautiful with all the amenities we needed however all the work to get there through going through the VRBO was a hassle as well as the huge deposit on top of our nightly stay. I believe that if the owner would take their own reservations they would have more guests stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very beautiful and welcoming cabin! Scenery top notch!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great, owners were super helpful, provided spot on directions. The cabin was super nice, rustic and open. The wraparound porch was enjoyed by us all, and the screened in porch was a favorite. The path to hike to Kings River Falls was well marked, and it was well worth the hike.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very beautiful and peaceful place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for the entire family . Loved the trail by river and the waterfall has an amazing swimming hole . We were all extremely impressed at the cleanliness of the cabin and surrounding area . The cabin is absolutely wonderful, we could live there for ever , hated to leave . If anyone reads this that is thinking about renting. You will not be disappointed. A lot more peaceful than the cabins in the surrounding areas .

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Witter

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Rates
2 Jan 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$382.29
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--maximum of 10 people only.

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 cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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