a stay at Dancing Stones? There is no way to convey in words the enchantment of this cabin and its setting. To the eye, it
is a journey back in time -- with 3 other cabins nestled in their own pockets in these woods and the one-room church in view,
the time warp is so effective that just the mile or so cruise into the outskirts of Cherokee is a culture shock. The musty
scent of old wood and earth completely compliments this rustic retreat to a by-gone era -- when integrity counted; when our
elders knew the important skills for survival in the woods, and we counted on them to teach us; when fiddle and banjo rang
out through the woods. The roots of this cabin are to be treasured as much as the retreat it provides. These woods are sacred.
This little cabin has a history. And it has been saved for future generations by honorable elders.
You will find everything
you could possibly need for comfort and convenience here. But your treasure will be found by simply sitting in a rocking chair
on the front porch or side deck. Listen to the leaves. Feel the rain. Watch the fireflies. Smell the woods. Let this magic
place caress your heart and sink into your bones. You will never "recover." And you won't want to.
We had no
knowledge of the coming storm (Isaac) until you mentioned it that Sunday night after we arrived. But upon our arrival, we
already knew that leaving after only 2 nights would be way too soon for this precious place. We are so grateful that the cabin
was available for the week of the hurricane. Our cancelled plans for Mississippi and Louisiana could never compare with the
loving embrace of that cabin in those woods. We will treasure this first experience in the Smokies for the rest of our lives;
I'm sure we'll be back. I hope your journey to Tahlequah, Oklahoma was swift and safe, and that your family
reunions were all joyous occasions. And please, take good care of your health -- we hope to spend more time with you in the
future!" Gail Waggoner and Steve Taylor from Lafayette, Colorado
Jane, We can't describe the most refreshing and rewarding experience of staying in your cabin during the long Thanksgiving
weekend. Which by-the-way, the weather was perfect. 60's to 30's @ night. Your cabin renewed the love we
have for God, Country, Nature, each other and the beauty of the North Carolina Mountains and surroundings. So enjoyed
making a fire in the fireplace in the morning to last the whole day until the next morning with only a poke or two in the
early morning and adding another log to keep it going. So enjoyed also the loft, looking down at the fireplace.
We put 3 flat stones in various places throughout the inside to represent 3 most wonderful days with memories to last a lifetime.
Thank you for giving us a little bit of heaven to take back home with us. With Renewed Love." North
"Take away our modern day technologies. Sleeping in the loft
and maintaining a fire for heat 24 hours a day for 3 days gave me a hint of what my forefathers went through just to survive.
Respectfully." North Carolina
Retreat, Renewal. Peace. Renewed Confidence. These are the gifts I am taking with me from this beautiful
place. "Dancing Stones" has truly brought me the healing I came here for. Although it is not easy for
me going through the trials in life that I am going through right now, this lovely little cabin, as well as the beautiful
area around it has brought me in every way, the healing I needed. I had reached a point where I have felt as if the
"walls" were closing in on me. But then I found this cabin on-line and indeed, I felt this place calling me!
Now I know that it is not only this cabin, but the mountains around it as well. I cannot describe it, but I know this
beautiful, peaceful place is calling me. I have found such peace and healing here that I feel somehow that this place
is home to me. Perhaps I will call these mountains home one day. But until then, I will carry back with me the
healing, renewal, and renewed sense of who I am. I did everything I needed to do here and it has been a truly wonderful
experience. Two or three times, the "healing room" just put me to sleep. My favorite CD was the "Native
Healing" one. I highly recommend this one. It brings a feeling and atmosphere of peace to the soul and at
the same time, I felt the history of the Cherokee People. I walked through the cabin before I left and left my blessing,
so that it is my prayer that all of those who come after me can enjoy the same healing, renewal, and peace that I have found
here. Thank you, Arizona Jane for sharing this beautiful place with me during a time in my life that I needed it so
much. I will treasure the memories for a long time, and I leave here a new person. I definitely will be back some
time in the future! Many blessings of peace to you and your family, Arizona Jane! And to those who come here after
me, may you enjoy it as much as I have!" Benson, NC (Near Raleigh)
Arizona Jane, the clock down stairs has just struck midnight and that means in a few short hours I will be heading North.
What a sweet little cabin you have here, Arizona, everything is perfect and I will miss it, but the peace it has brought will
stay in my heart forever. The people of Cherokee are such kind, friendly folk, precious people. Met some sweet
doggies too! Hope to return soon. Take Care & God Bless. P.S. I checked for nuts in the drawers
before I left and didn't find any!! Can't believe we fell for that!! You are funny!" Shelbyville, Indiana
"Jane, Thank you for a great get away once again! It's hard to believe this is our third
trip to this wonderful place! It feels like coming home. It gets harder to leave every time I visit. I've
been telling friends and family about this lovely little cabin, but part of me wants to keep it for myself. I'm so happy
you wanted to share it! If God has a favorite place in the world, this must be it." Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"Jane, Thank you for allowing us to get away to such a peaceful place! This was like no other
vacation that I have ever been on! It was actually very relaxing! Your cabin is very beautiful & I hope to
stay here again! It was so nice out by the fire & everyone around was friendly. Thanks again for the wonderful
vacation!" Blackstock, South Carolina
"I adore this place!!!
I feel so blessed to have spent these days here and I want to come back in the fall. Great experience for my grandchildren.
Thank you for sharing this space. Peace & Love." Adairsville, Georgia
"Morning has always been my favorite time of day so I chose to write this on our last morning. Sitting
on the back porch in the rocking chair with a cup of coffee is so peaceful! At this point, it had been over a year
since I had seen my mom & almost a year since I had seen my daughter. We (Mom and I) had managed to keep it a complete
secret for a couple of months. My daughter was TOTALLY Surprised! For my daughter, learning about some of her
ancestry has been interesting. She has learned so much and even participated in a Cherokee Friendship Dance. Mom
and I have learned so much as well. This cabin is absolutely amazing. When we pulled up in the driveway, we were
immediately in awe. Then we came inside and were in awe again. The peace and tranquility that is offered here,
from the sounds of the fountain in front, the sound of the river, and the sounds of nature, are all completely amazing.
It has been chilly the last couple of nights, so we were even able to build a fire. Last night we even roasted marshmallows
and made smores. I found myself wondering about the people who originally lived here and if they enjoyed the peace as
much as we have. The most important thing we have found though is the connection between ourselves. This entire
trip, but especially here at the cabin, has brought us all closer. We have rebonded and restrengthened our relationships
with each other. We have also made memories that we will all share for the rest of our lives. We have all agreed
that we will have to return to this cabin again! Thank you Arizona for letting us have the privilege of sharing part
of your family history! This has been an absolutely amazing experience and we look forward to returning!"
3 Generations from Virginia, Texas and Oklahoma
"Well this is our 24th wedding
anniversary. I can't believe how the time has flown by. Our daughter found this wonderful little cabin for us.
It has been a very nice trip. The cabin is great and Arizona Jane is a nice and welcoming lady. We love the Cherokee
area, and have been coming here for 24 years now. Our 80 acres we own has part of the Trail of Tears road on it.
Our neighbor found a lot of Indian arrowheads there." Alabama
Arizona Jane, We couldn't have asked for a better way to relax and get away from it all then spending the week in your charming
cabin. It truly is a gem!" Washington, DC
"Dear Arizona Jane,
My first trip to Cherokee was about 15 years ago. When I was driving through the mountains, I started to cry.
The mountains were another sign I was where I was meant to be. When I saw Dancing Stones and opened the front door,
I went in every room and I just kept saying over and over, "I can't believe how cute this is!" Everything
that I've experienced on this trip and everyone that I have met was in Divine Order. Arizona Jane, I am so glad I got
to meet you before I left. I love your Little Notes, the CD selection, the clock chimes and when the Crystals turn on.
Thank you for making Dancing Stones feel better than home. I will return and bring my dogs with me. They will
love it in the mountains. Thank you again for letting Dancing Stones be a part of my journey." Orlando, Florida
"Dear Jane, Thank you! That's short but holds a lot of Heart Felt Thanks for this retreat!
Hope we meet again!" Monroe, North Carolina
"Ms Arizona Jane:
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful cabin with us. This place is truly amazing. We had such a great time,
very relaxing. Again, thank you so much." Ridgeland, South Carolina
Jane - Thanks for the great place! Loved the healing rocks, hot stones & rain on the tin roof." Knoxville,
"Dear Arizona Jane, We have enjoyed our time here immensely.
Just the Quiet and Serenity we were hoping for. This cabin and its history is such a treasure. You've done a beautiful
job restoring it and the attention to detail and artfulness of it all is just lovely. Thank you so very much for everything.
We hope to be back before too much time passes." St. Charles, Missouri
you so much for your hospitality and generosity. It was pleasure to meet you. Taking home about 12 trout.
A couple of rainbows about 17 inches. Despite the weather, it was a great trip. Saw the elk herd finally on the
way out Monday. Thought I was in a State Farm commercial. There were 15-18 animals in the middle of the road licking
salt. How majestic! Could have reached out and touched them. The cabin was just awesome and I felt I had
been there in another life. I will be back." WPAFB, Ohio
Jane, I returned home to Florida on Saturday. You exemplify your deep spirituality and advanced consciousness with your
warm and gracious ways. You are such a beacon of light and it made a tremendous impression on me." Apoka,
"Dear Jane, We both thank you for the use of your home. We have
enjoyed it so much. It will be something we'll always remember. We'd like to come back as soon as we can. Thank
you again for such a wonderful place to stay." Elijay, Georgia
are three sisters, two of us from Central West Virginia; the third of us is from South Carolina. We come here to Cherokee
each year so we can spend some time together--just a sisters week. The cabin is beautiful. We visited Mingo Falls,
walked the River Trail, rode bikes and shopped (a lot) in Cherokee. We enjoyed coffee on the porch and the sound of
rain on the roof. Thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us. We had a wonderful time." Central
West Virginia and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"As always when we have
stayed here, every thing was perfect. Just enjoyed sitting out on the back porch and listening to the River. Took
our pup, Rosco to town. Every one was friendly with him and us. Also at some of the stores, I would sit outside
while my wife shopped, but at most of them they said you can bring the pup in too. We enjoyed our stay very much. The
only thing - It was over too soon. Hope to be back soon." Haleyville, Alabama
you for sharing your log cabin with me. It was awesome!" North Carolina
"Dear Arizona, We can't
thank you enough for helping to make this one of our most memorable anniversaries. The cabin was so quiet and cozy and
you and Zane made it so memorable. Again, Thank You!" South Carolina
"I came here 2 years ago,
broken, in turmoil, and in much need of the healing that this beautiful place provided me. Now, I sit here 2 years later,
all cozy out here in the chair on the back porch, snuggled up in the blanket, sipping my coffee as I write about the wonderful,
renewing experience my new husband and I have had here. The healing and renewal this wonderful little cabin brought
me the first time I was here helped me to realize who I am and is part of my journey that eventually led me back to the love
of my live. We were high school sweethearts back in 1983 for a short time before we walked away from each other, being
young, rebellious and foolish. We went to our high school prom in 1983 and he drove my car. Then we walked away
never knowing we were walking away from a love that was meant to be. Now, 31 years later, the grace of our Lord and
Creator has brought us back together, and we realized we never should have walked away from each other. We were married
in Gatlinburg on Tuesday, December 23rd and after a couple of days there we came here. So I brought the love of my life
here, back to this place so that he too could experience the peace and healing and renewal it offers. It has truly been
a wonderful honeymoon that we have shared together here, and we have truly enjoyed it. Thank you so much, Arizona Jane
for sharing this place with us. It has truly been a wonderful conclusion to our Smoky Mountain Christmas as we begin
our lives together as husband and wife and we will certainly be back! Before we left, I found the little book in the
basket upstairs about "Finding Your Acorn" and I truly believe I have found mine, in so many ways. Part of the wonderful
ways I have begun realizing my full potential is, I have since my last stay here, self-published 2 books. They are available
on Amazon and B&N: "Return To Freedom, Voices in The Wind" and "River of Secrets, Summer of the Roses".
So if you would like, you can check them out. You should recognize the image of the rocking chair on the back
of cover of "River of Secrets". The best highlight of our honeymoon experience here was just the time we spent,
just cozying up by the fire. We changed our wedding vows to say that we will love one another "for eternity".
Thank you again, Arizona Jane for the wonderful experience we have had here! We will definitely be back. Oh,
and as for my books, of course I will need to change the name on them out. I think you will enjoy them, Arizona. I
will send have to send you a signed copy of them as my gift to you, once I change the name on them to my new name! Thanks
again, Much Love and Until Next Time, Keith and Flossie." Angier, North Carolina
"As many before me,
Dancing Stones found me, in my quest for some serenity, peace and healing. When I sat on the porches of Dancing Stones,
I felt peaceful and calm. The love of past Spirits who have inhabited these walls make a person feel at home and welcome.
It was easy to redirect from negativity to a place of hope and promise. Life goes on, continues, just as the agelessness
of the mountains. Thank you, Arizona Jane, it was the beginning of knowing I was in the right place at the right time.
Thank you and your family and ancestors for sharing this warm, loving, sacred space. Sgi." North Carolina
Thanks so much for everything. The cabin was amazing and all that we could ask for. The whole family loved everything
about it and can't wait to come back again. We absolutely loved it. Thanks again."
Thank you for letting us rent your cabin. It is a very lovely place. We enjoyed it so very much. We
did a lot of things, riding & looking, taking pictures & seeing the Elk was so pretty to see. Never seen one
in real life. We played at the casino, it was fun but did not win anything, but it is a beautiful place.
We enjoyed seeing the snow, it was beautiful as you know we do not get much snow in Alabama. We drove thru Cades
Cove and saw deer. The place is pretty. It's hard to say in words just how much this trip meant to be away from
home & worries & just to rest & see all God's Beauty. Thanks again for everything. We hope you
have a great year. We hope we can come again later on this year." Birmingham, Alabama. (02/2016).
loved cabin. Had a great time. Even our dogs loved it here. We sat out on the porch with them.
We had everything we could need here. Very plesant stay. Hope to come back again sometime. Thank you so
much for this peaceful time." Knoxville, Tennessee (03/2016).
"Hi, Jane, Thank you for allowing
us to stay here at this awesome cabin!! My grandchildren love the outdoors and anything associated with nature
and history. It was such a pleasure and we look forward to the next stay!" Johnston, South Carolina (03/2016).
love it here. Little boys had a great time. Put a rock beside the healing fountain for my daughter."
Dickson, Tennessee (04/2016).
"Jane, What a great place you have here! Thank you for letting us stay.
We enjoyed everything, seeing the Elk and Mountains! Thank you for the nfo on the ATV riding." Dunnelion,
"How much I have enjoyed this visit, delightful cabin, Love Dancing Stones, such a surprise.
Sunday, June 26, 5:30 pm, wind blowing, leaves flying all over and what a down pour. Such a great sound on the tin roof.
Jane, Thank you so much, this has been a special visit." Greeneville, Tennessee (06/2016).
again, Arizona Jane, for another wonderful renewing, healing visit to this peaceful cabin. It was good to see you again.
We were here for the PowWow and the "Unto These Hills" Drama. It was all great and we had a wonderful
time, but one of the most rejuvenating experiences we always look forward to is the peace and quiet and revewal we always
experiene here. Thanks again for sharing it with us. Four years ago, I came here, alone and in much need of the
healing I found when this place first called me here. Now, here I am two years after I first came back, here with the love
of my life for our honeymoon when we were married Dec. 23rd, 2014, in Gatlinbury. We closed out our time here with an
evening sitting outside by the fire, listening to the crackling of the fire, the breeze blowing through the trees, and the
water running in the fountain by the stones. This lovely little place you have shared with us has been a part of
new beginnings. We have now come to think of it as our 'home away from home', and we will certainly be back sometime
in the future." Dunn, North Carolina (07/2016).
"I am so glad I got to make a return visit and bring
my parents. They really enjoyed it - as did my furbaby, Lupi. It is beautiful & peaceful. I love the
culture and scenery. I'm sure we'll be back - it's so hard to leave!" Missouri (08/2016).
this is a beautiful & peaceful sanctuary to visit. We absolutely love it here! We will be back soon since
the drive is so short. It's so quite & beautiful as well as peaceful. We were talking about how easy this
place can spoil people, so no wonder everyone returns so frequent. Thanks for sharing this place with us and everyone
else. We will be touch with more reservations in the near future!" Knoxville, Tennessee (08/2016).
Thank you very much for the opportunity of staying in your cabin. It is a wonderful place that is full of
your heritage and history. We look forward to return visits to your Little Cabin in the future!" Mathews,
North Carolina (08/2016).