Jerry and Joan Johnson
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.
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Everything we needed love the location I am ready to go back.The owner call to make sure everything was good.Thank you
If your looking to get away this is the place
Perfect place to get away from it all
Our family of five wanted to hike and fish and take in the beautiful scenery in Arkansas. On the drive up, I broke the news that there would be no cell service or wi-fi at the cabin to our 17, 19 & 22 year old kids. It was such a nice break to have everyone off of their phones! We took several walks to the gorgeous local waterfall and drove to hike to Hawksbill Crag and spent an entire afternoon enjoying the Buffalo river and it’s beautiful massive sheer cliffs. We brought all of our food with us to the cabin and glad we did because there is really nothing around. The cabin had everything we needed in kitchen and bathrooms. It is obvious much care and consideration goes into this lovely rental. We hope to be back someday!!!!
Just What We Needed
My family had a wonderful stay at the Chimney Mill Cabin. The owners pay great attention to detail and have created a perfect place to unplug and relax. Our favorite things about the property were the wrap-around porch and the creek right outside the cabin. We definitely plan to be back in the near future.
P.S. - Be aware that this property is off the beaten path. Thus, make sure to have a full tank of gas and groceries when you come. However, this is what we loved so much about the property!
Peace and Tranquility
Wonderful place to disconnect from EVERYTHING, the cabin is a true example craftsmanship. The cabin is wonderfully furnished with all amenities you could possibly need, very clean and thoughtfully stocked to make a family vacation memorable and functional. We are grateful for your kindness and the kids loved the tractor rides, watching the wildlife, fire pit, and nearby hiking. Highly recommend this spot if you’d like a one of a kind getaway that will entertain a wide range of ages (our kids are age 3–13 and were in heaven). Thank you so much! The Goedde Family, Spring TX.
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.