The Secret Bed and Breakfast Blog


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“May you come to find comfort in and remember: Cardinals appear when angels are near. So go now, sit outside and drink your tea. It is there, your loved one will be.” Cardinals are amazing song birds as well as being the symbol of angels from heaven. Many of our […]

Angel Cardinals


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A “Secret” New Year’s Eve celebration!!! Every New Year’s Eve our guests gather in the lodge to ring in the New Year!!! We share food and drink and weather permitting watch the fireworks from the bluff! One of the dishes I prepare is Brunswick Stew. Back in the day we […]

It’s New Year’s Eve


Hi! Ho! Jose’ here at The Secret Bed and Breakfast! Kris was working out here yesterday and was talking about Thanksgiving. It is apparently a special day that people set aside to give thanks for all the good things that have happened during the year. Now, I’m a little confused […]

It’s Thanksgiving Jose’



The tile throughout the main floor of the lodge was imported from Italy. Because the house was built on bedrock there is not a crack in the tiles. Several of the rooms that make up the owners quarters are carpeted but we had pulled up corners and could see that […]

Free the Tile!!


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I have always said that God led us to this mountain for a reason. We have made so many great friends that started out as guests, which is one of the greatest gifts. One such guest retired here from Memphis and in the process she and I became really good […]

God’s Plan


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“Cardinals appear when angels are near” I’ve lost several friends over the last few years and I like to think that they are watching over me. We have a number of cardinals on our property that either frequent our feeders or sit on the window sills of the cottages. We […]

Cardinals and Angels



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Laundry. It is the true enemy of a bed and breakfast owner. And for those of you who believe everything you are told I’ve got some bad news. There is not a laundry soap in existence that will get out stains by just adding it to the washing machine. Any […]

Laundry


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Hi! Ho! Jose’ here at The Secret Bed and Breakfast! Anyone ever seen a goat smile? Well, if you do you need to be on your toes! Charlie caught Max on camera with a cheesy grin the other day and I don’t trust that goat one bit!!! Kris calls him […]

Have you ever seen a Goat smile?


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I know you all have seen posts from Jose’ regarding our current fox situation. It happens every Spring and I’m pretty sure it’s because they have a den off the mountain with kits. Jose’ is doing his job to keep both the fox and coyotes at bay but the chickens […]

The Fox is back!!



“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” Morning coffee, the sun coming up over the horizon, my guardian angel sitting in the tree. We all need to just be still sometimes. We all need that sanctuary. While […]

Be Still


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Hi! Ho! Jose’ here at The Secret Bed and Breakfast!! Kris came out to the barn yesterday and it looked like she was carrying a pack on her back. Now, I am familiar with such things since that is what donkeys are known for. As a matter of fact I […]

A Tiny Human


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We have quite a few animals on our property. I always tell guests that go to Trade Days on Saturday not to bring us back any more! What we have the most of are the chickens but they are actually the most helpful of all the animals as they lay […]

A Party of Hens