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Simply one of the most beautiful mountain homes in our area. You'll walk in and not only be in awe of the timber frame architecture, but the view will draw you immediately through the house to the back deck where you can't wait to relax with a beverage of choice. Three bedrooms, three baths, a gourmet kitchen, and attention to detail is evident. Two wood burning fireplaces, one inside and one outside (wood provided). The SCREENED PORCH with OUTDOOR FIREPLACE will be your favorite relaxation spot year-round. VIEWS OF 5 MOUNTAIN RANGES from almost every room.
Experience all Western North Carolina has to offer - great hiking, swimming holes, hike or drive to waterfalls, fishing, rafting/slow river floats, kayaking, gem mining, golf, restaurants & shopping, scenic drives, a photographers dream.
When Only the Best Will Do - Pamper Yourself A Little: No bare bones cabin here, all the comforts of home and more. This home is a great place to come and reconnect with friends & family. Not your usual vacation rental ... Rustic Elegant décor (owner is a decorator), comfy mattresses, beautiful linens and all the necessities.. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with everything from waffle iron and popcorn popper to food processor and slow cooker. DirecTV, WI-Fi, blankets for snuggling by the fire, walking sticks. We are particular and the house reflects that.
Easy access (no scary single lane roads, paved to gravel drive). A retreat from life's stresses, a luxury you deserve. Escape, put your feet up, and relax. End a day full of activities by simply gazing at the mountains and enjoying each other.
Our home It isn't just accented by timber beams and called a timber frame, it is a true timber frame home. Our home won three architectural awards including BEST VACATION HOME. OUR GUESTS TELL US THEY NEVER WANT TO LEAVE and they come back year after year.
Our reviews speak volumes. We get calls all the time from people who've rented other properties and are disappointed when they arrive. Everyone who walks in tells us the home is more beautiful than the photos reflect. Look at our video on line and you'll see for yourself.
Share the expense: Bring another couple or two and it amounts to less than a nice hotel. Plan a family get together and share the costs. And, consider what you will save by being able to cook and eat in. Re-charge your Relaxation Skills.
Time for the Girls?: This house is a great GIRL FRIEND GETAWAY. Relax, read, hike, & lots of shopping! We can arrange Spa services, catering/picnic baskets, cooking lessons, hiking tours, & more.
Convenient location, groceries (3 mi), downtown Franklin (5 mi).
Max Occupancy is 6. We don't allow group parties, reunions, weddings, etc. Our home is not suitable for children under the age of 6.
Our other home, The Cottage Homeaway #179200 sleeps 8.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay
Jan 4 - Apr 15, 2016
2 night min stay
July 4th Holiday
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2016
7 night min stay
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2016
7 night min stay
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Note Holiday Weeks, 7 night min. stay
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 6 (no children under the age of 6)
Inquire about extended stay rates.
Additional $25.00 Firewood Fee during Winter Season
Owner reserves the right to increase fees depending on # of guests
Owner reserves the right to increase Damage Security Deposit Insurance requirements.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Franklin is located between two popular scenic gorges, the Cullasaja and the Nantahala. The Pond House is located within 10 min. of the famous Cullasaja River Gorge scenic drive, and is rated one of the most spectacular in North America, passing 3 major waterfalls. Take a walk behind the roaring 75 foot wall of water of Dry Falls, and drive your car under Bridal Veil Falls. The mountainscape is lined with many hiking trails, including the famous Appalachian and Bartram Trails, both accessed 25 minutes drive from The Pond House.
Located in the southwestern corner of North Carolina, Franklin serves as the southern gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smokies. It's convenient location to major cities make Franklin a favorite vacation spot. Atlanta, Georgia is just two hours to the south while Asheville, is one hour to the east. Other cities nearby include Highlands, Cashiers, Dillsboro, & Sylva, all within about 30 minutes.
Other Activities: Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Gem Mining, Waterfalls, Blue Ridge Parkway, Picnicking, Mountain Drives, Horseback Riding,
Golf: Franklin has 2 public courses
Ski: Skiing nearby - Sapphire Valley or Cataloochee, check website for conditions SkiNorthCarolina.com
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We built this award winning home in 2006.
Why the Owner Chose Franklin:
We fell in love with area, it's such a central location. Franklin is a quaint small town with friendly people. We have terrific restaurants nearby. You can visit surrounding areas such as Asheville, Bryson City, Cherokee, The Smoky Mountain National Park, Sylva, Dillsboro. Hiking to waterfalls and taking scenic drives with a picnic is a couple of our favorite things to do.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views are incredible and our area is such a quiet and serene spot to escape from the stresses and hectic schedule of city life. We travel ourselves and do our best to provide our guests with all the comforts of home. We've even thought of hiking sticks, coolers, picnic baskets and our activity books will keep you busy and coming back time and time again. So much to do, or do nothing!
Screened in porch with outdoor fireplace. You'll spend all your time here!
Gorgeous open floor plan, exposed beams, comfortable, upscale furnishings
Gourmet Kitchen, Dacor Appliances
Large Master Bedroom Suite on the Main Floor
Guest Bedroom on Main Floor
Screened-in porch off kitchen with outdoor fireplace
Calm, relaxing, serene mountain views.
Exterior, front view
Year-round beauty - Christmas 2010, back of house - Come snuggle by the fire
Our Fall colors are gorgeous!
Nearby Dry Falls. Walk down and behind the falls.
Living Area - comfortable, warm and we know you'll love it!
Open Floor Plan, living, dining, kitchen
Kitchen, wet bar area. Dacor Gas Cooktop, Oven & Microwave
Upstairs 2nd Master Bedroom Suite
Open back deck facing view - Gorgeous Fall Color!
Private, wooded 2.5 acres
Beautiful private wooded property
Spring in the Mountains, May is Rhododendron month!
Nearby Cullasaja Falls, gorgeous year-round, but in the Fall, WOW
So much to do - Cool off in one WNC many waterfalls!
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