The Secret Bed and Breakfast Blog

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?

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

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

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!

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

We all have days that test our fortitude, even when you don’t live in the real world. Mine, no show newlyweds in the Sugar Shack, a fog covered mountain, mud covered feed buckets, and internet down. Then, when I finally get connected to technology a post regarding a prayer request […]


Easter is just around the corner, and with it our minds turn to spring!! Frogs begin to croak in the distant lake while colorful flowers seem to burst upward from every corner of the property! The spectacular weather we had this past weekend reminds us of the warm spring evenings […]

Easter – Sweet Potato Biscuits

In 1965, The Weaver Mansion, now the Secret was considered state of the art for its time! There was an intercom system that ran throughout the house as well as forty-two plus phone jacks with 4 incoming lines. The most amazing feature of the house is the roof top pool. […]

The Weaver Mansion-the Pool

Sunshine on my shoulders, a bluebird sky above my head, surrounded by a warm, gentle breeze. The hammock sitting overlooking the bluff is a coveted spot from which the birds can be seen feeding above while the sailboats move gracefully along the waters of the lake in the distance. The […]

Sunshine on my Shoulders

Mistakes are little more than opportunities to learn. Everyone makes them because no one is perfect, it is a matter of making sure that what is taken away from them is more of a positive than a negative. Don’t be too quick to judge the mistakes of others, you never […]


A walk in the woods. The sound of rushing water. Mother Nature has the unique ability to calm the soul. While completely surrounded by solitude, without another human being in sight, you are not alone. There’s nothing like a warm day in February, the river bank and canyon walls void […]

A Walk in the Woods

Every year on March 17th everyone observes St. Patrick’s Day. Originally a religious holiday that marked the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, it is now celebrated worldwide with various festivals, parades, and most importantly foods!! Here, at The Secret, it has become a tradition to celebrate […]

St. Patty’s Day Treat