Welcome to this charming renovated historic cottage, It is told, the original summer cottage with two rooms and a dog trot was here at the beginning of the Civil War in 1847.
This cottage is historically known today as "Uncle Nathan's Cottage". Even though not the original owner,Uncle Nathan was the.well known and popular bodyservant of Colonel John Armfield in the last half of the 1800's.
Best "room" in the house! Many a tale, stories and good times have been shared on this front screened front porch.
Relax and enjoy plenty of room for swings, hammocks and rocking chairs
This comfortable porch is even wonderful on a misty, foggy day!
The cottage was renovated with custom milled ship lapped siding, preserving the historic accuracy.. On the back of the cottage is another 45' long covered porch.View from the west sdie.
View from the east side where tall pine trees help shade home
view from the front west side
A country kitchen is great for large gatherings and many cooks. With vaulted ceiling, it opens to a dining room with fireplace. Floors are laid with Crab Orchard stone. All appliances remain.
The living room is one of the original rooms of "Uncle Nathan's " cabin. The wood burning fireplace has crab orchard stone surround and mantle
Adjacent to the kitchen is dining room. What a nice gathering place in front of a crab orchard stone raised hearth, fireplace with gas logs and antique mantle.
Across the enclosed dog trot, is the main bedroom. The fireplace with gas logs has an antique mantle. Floors are heart of pine.
Adjacent to bedroom is main bath. Offers a whirlpool tub and separate shower. Floors and tub surround are tiled with Crab Orchard Stone.
In the back of the house is another bedroom and bath.
In the center hall, stairs go up to loft area. Used as an artist studio , bedroom and gallery overlooking the kitchen and dining area.
The upstairs loft has gallery overlooking the kitchen and dining room
This area has been used as an artist studio and bedroom .Inviting with large windows and vaulted ceilings
During the renovation by current owners, original doors were salvaged. During refinishing, Uncle Nathan's name and date of death in 1911, written in pencil was uncovered. , presumably written by one of his sons
Aerial view shows location of the cottage, the Methodist Assembly Hotel and the road to the nearby entrance to Stone Door State Park, one of the most scenic wilderness areas for hiking& camping. Also, nearby are popular swimming holes & falls
In front of Methodist Assembly Hotel are fantastic views overlooking the valley below, The Hotel is used for the well known annual Craft Fair and many other gatherings.