Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2015 - 52
cabin in the woods
Elk Run at Cosby Creek Cabins features two bedrooms, a hot tub, front porch, rear deck,
dining area, gas-log fireplace, a large kitchen and creek access.
Clamoring For The
Creek at Cosby Cabins
Like a caLLing, in aLL seasons, Elaine
Winter clamors for Cosby Creek. She
seeks the soothing sounds of trickling water - at a place where mist
rises above rocks and rapids. Such a
scene, at Cosby Creek Cabins, lies
little more than an hour from
Wi n t e r 's h o m e i n K n o x v i l l e ,
"I get there, and I'm enamored,"
says Winter. "It's just a wonderful
Here, in the foothills of the Great
Smoky Mountains, Winter relaxes
mind, body and spirit at a cabin
called Creekside Memories. The
retiree loves this two-bedroom cabin
Cosby Creek Cabins invitingly dot the foothills
of Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains.
Story and photography by Joe Tennis
so dearly that she talks almost like
she owns the place.
"It is so wonderful - that's my
favorite one," she says. "It's about
10 feet from the deck to the water.
And that makes a difference."
Winter comes prepared. She
packs steak and lobster; Caesar
salad; chicken sandwiches; biscuits,
eggs and country ham.
"If it's my vacation, I'm going to
do better than I do at home." And
then? She climbs into Cosby Creek.
Winter spends many summer days
simply soaking in that stream,
enjoying a frosty Coca-Cola or a
glass of wine. "I love rocks," she
says. "And I move the rocks and
make a little pool. It is heaven. I just
Oh, that creek: This rippling run
has not only given a name to these
cabins. You could consider Cosby
Creek the fountain that inspired all.
Alan Strickland and his wife,
Tedra, fell in love with these waters
when they moved to Cosby in the
late 1990s. The Stricklands rented
their first cabin in 1998. Then they
built a few more. Over time, the
Stricklands branched into a cabinmanagement business, all the while
branding Cosby Creek Cabins as
complements to the quaint, quiet