The Secret Bed and Breakfast Blog


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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


Hi! Ho! Jose’ here at The Secret Bed and Breakfast! Friday was a hot one for December so the goats and I had come up to take a break from the heat in the barn. All of a sudden I heard the chickens sound the alarm!!! I ran from the […]

Jose’ to the Rescue


In 1965 when the main lodge of The Weaver Mansion, now The Secret Bed and Breakfast was constructed it was built on solid rock. The building itself is concrete and steel. The main lodge area, which serves as a breakfast and gathering area has a tile floor which was imported […]

The Weaver Mansion-Built on Solid Rock



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In 1965 when the main lodge of the Weaver Mansion, which is now The Secret Bed and Breakfast, was constructed it reportedly cost over 980,000 to build. The house itself is built on solid rock and is constructed of concrete blocks and steel. The floor of the main room is […]

The Weaver Mansion, Construction of the Main House


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Where did you get that chair? That is a question that we get asked quite often. We actually inherited the chair when we purchased the bed and breakfast. I call it my “Edith Ann” chair, which all of my older guests understand but the younger ones give me a puzzled […]

Who’s been sitting in my chair!!!


“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” My Granny Holloway was always telling us that you never really would get away with doing the wrong thing because God was watching and would make sure you learned from your wrong. It has always kept me on the […]

Do unto others



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It’s a bone chilling 19 degrees on the mountain this morning who knows what it is with the wind chill. And while the cold is uncomfortable the silence it has brought with it is pleasant. There is a still, calmness to the cold. No noise of passing trucks from the […]

Thoughts from a Cold Winter Morning


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So, who’s making chili on this cold, rainy Monday? There’s always a difference of opinion as to what to have to accompany your chili. When I serve it here I always make sure to have crackers, fritos and my favorite, cornbread!!! Which brings on another debate, cake like cornbread or […]

It’s a Chili Night!!


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I slept with the window open last night. The wind dancing in the trees, the crickets and cicadas singing their songs. Such a soothing melody combined with the sweet smell of fresh air hinting at morning rain. Autumn is approaching and as I retrieve the pumpkins from storage I am […]

A Brisk Night