Nestled against a backdrop of hardwood forest along a tiny byway is the two-bedroom cabin built of dove-tailed and chinked logs. Once used by the owners as their private weekend getaway, The Chimney now opens its doors to Brown County visitors such as yourselves. What could be cozier than this lovingly decorated cabin featuring oak floors, antique furniture, and the impressive native stone fireplace, for which it was named? All self-respecting front porches insist on having a swing, and this porch that stretches across the front of the cabin is no exception. When you tire of swinging, you can take up rocking…two dandy rockers stand ready to fill the bill.
The main living space is comprised of a living room with a cathedral ceiling, and adjacent kitchen and dining area. Plenty of nice comfortable furniture beckons you to enjoy the fireplace’s gas logs, reading, or watching satellite TV. A round oak dining table is ready to accommodate four people at mealtime, and you’ll enjoy the kitchen’s rustic cabinetry, with baskets and dried flowers hanging from the ceiling beams. It’s such fun to pretend that you’re cooking on an old-fashioned wood-burning cook stove while simmering something sweet or savory on the reproduction Country Charm kitchen range. A half-bath is located near the kitchen for quick wash-ups before dinner.
A light and airy second bedroom is at the back of the cabin, furnished with a pretty double-size iron bed, and an antique wardrobe. A very nice screened porch links the living room and the bedroom with doors from each room accessing the porch. How inviting to open up the doors to the screened porch to let in breezes and the sounds of crickets and bullfrogs on a balmy night! An open deck joins the screened porch, and provides the perfect spot for the charcoal grill and additional seating for outdoor dining.
The master bedroom occupies the loft and overlooks the living room. A beautiful old spinning wheel and an armoire are more examples of another era’s way of life, while adding character to the bedroom space. A comfortable queen-size bed will coax you into blissful slumber, recharging your ‘inner battery’ as you sleep. Adjoining the master bedroom is a cute bathroom decorated with interesting artifacts of yesteryear. Experience a leisurely bath in the cast-iron claw-foot bathtub (no shower), and imagine how your Granny might have gone about her daily ablutions…before showers were even invented.
A stocked pond is just down the hill and through the woods if you want to bait a hook and drop a line in the water. Brown County State Park is a ten-minute drive and is well-known for great hiking and biking trails, as well as beautiful vistas with roadside tables for a panoramic picnic.
Log Cabin Kitchen, Loft & Living Room