The Secret Bed and Breakfast Blog


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It’s a cold night in January.  Winter nights are the most thoughtful time of the year.  Perhaps its the lack of daylight or maybe just some ancient tendency handed down from our ancestors as a way to stay warm.  Whatever the reason I become more thoughtful in general.  Full winter […]

Secret Full Moons


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It occurred to me this morning as I sat waiting for the sun to come up that winter is the one season that I get to actually sit and have a cup of coffee while enjoying the sunrise.  It was a balmy 11 degrees this morning, way better than the […]

Winters Glory


When we became Bed and Breakfast owners over 6 years ago little did I know that my love of animals would become an integral part of the job.  I had said I would never have livestock and yet I now have 4 goats, a donkey and 18 chickens!  Ironically, the […]

Herd Animals….A lesson in Acceptance



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There are many who would sit to debate the best season here in the South.  For most, Spring and Fall are the only options.  I, however, would like to propose that each season is best in its own way.  Spring definitely has some beautiful flowers and it is a welcome […]

Nature’s Greatest Season


So, I was going through some of the bed and breakfast reviews on various websites the other day trying to see if there was something we might be missing in the way of customer service or advertising or if other Bed and Breakfasts might be doing things differently that would make […]

A Cattle Call??? Yay or Nay?


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While autumn in general is a beautiful season with the trees all colored up in their yellows, reds, and golds, late autumn is my favorite!  Somewhere around the middle to end of November, many of the leaves have already fallen, but the ones remaining are a beautiful golden color.  It […]

Autumn Glow



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Spring is well under way, which means summer is not far behind! For a Bed and Breakfast owner, summer means a lot more fruit to choose from to serve on the breakfast table. Strawberries are already becoming available so there will be some Strawberry French Toast served here in the […]

Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast


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A hidden room. That is one of the “stories” going around when the Weaver Mansion was built. Millard Weaver spared no expense in the building of the mansion so it is natural that folks would come up with some monstrous tails about the monster house on the mountain. I believe […]

The Weaver Mansion: A Hidden Room?


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Peaks of green pushing through a sea of white. Where the rain cooled air meets the warmth of a spring evening. Angels wings touching the tender green vegetation. A chorus of crickets and frogs ushering out the rain as well as rivers of thick yellow pollen. A menace to our […]

Rain Cooled Air



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Silence is golden. Never is that more true than to those who don’t get much of it on a regular basis. I am one of the fortunate. On any given day there is a hammock sitting under a tree with an amazing view of Weiss Lake and the surrounding valley. […]

Silence is Golden


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The Secret has many “secrets”. One of the most amazing is the fact that on the property one can not only see the sun come up in the morning, but the sunset in the evening. And on those rare occasions, the moon both rise and set. Both equally spectacular. It […]

Secrets of the secret, first of many!


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Spring is almost here, two of my favorite things to do once the weather turns warm are hiking along the river and having dinner on the patio. The dogs love it to, as they get to hike and Molly gets to herd her cat while the birds feed overhead! What […]

Spring Facts