On our recent trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we took a morning to travel the Cades Cove loop. We saw some amazing well-kept houses. The sites of original settlers are going on two hundred years old, but if they were on an episode of Fixer-upper, they’d still be livable.
One of our favorite buildings was the Cable Mill. It was a grist mill built around 1870. The ranger told us the wheel was not original, but it was working. It was very interesting to see the mill flume bring water from the stream to the wheel.
A lot of people were taken with the Cable Mill and several artists were painting the building. Many signs warned of rattlesnakes around the buildings, but fortunately we didn’t encounter any!