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Over the River & Thru the Woods Luxury Cabin, Outdoor Fireplace

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Franklin house description

'The Cottage' is a fabulous getaway. Indoor and Outdoor wood burning Fireplaces (wood provided). Beautiful setting with spring fed natural stream trickling alongside. True comfort and relaxation!
While the home sleeps 8 privately because of the multi-levels, it is not a large home so it also works for just a couple wanting a romantic escape. It's a warm and comfortable home.
Our renters tell us we've thought of everything... from walking sticks to wood for the fireplace and blankets to snuggle on cooler evenings by the fire. The gourmet kitchen is well equipped to cook (saving money on eating out). There's even a crockpot & popcorn popper, and think s'mores on the fire. Wireless Internet & DirecTV.
Decor is not the usual rental type but rather features leather and upholstered furnishings, comfy mattresses & pillows, wool rugs, local artwork and beautiful décor (owner is a decorator). ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME. We are particular and it shows. Meticulous housekeeping!

Get away and pamper yourself at the same time. Nothing finer than to come back after a nice hike or day exploring our beautiful area, put on comfy clothes, build a fire, grab a beverage of choice, and relax on the incredible timber framed deck.

Close to all activities but in a quiet, peaceful 2.5 wooded acre setting. Paved road to paved drive.
Come hike, bike, fish, raft, visit waterfalls, hunt for antiques, take a scenic drive, shop, attend festivals. It's all here.
Our location is close to all our mountain activities but away from noisy tourism. Experience all Western NC has to offer from our comfortable home.

This home allows each couple or family privacy. Your comfort is more important to us than just taking a reservation. Bedrooms: a master on the main floor with a slate open shower, upstairs are two more bedrooms with private baths. The finished lower level is one large room with two twins & sofa, tv, table, & bath. Great as a guest suite for one couple or to separate the children from the adults. (*See details below for specific layout details).

Note: MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS A TOTAL OF 8 (adults & children) no exceptions. Not suitable for toddler aged children due to loft and open staircase. No large family reunion groups, weddings, parties, etc.

Waterfalls Abound: You can spend weeks getting to them all. Beautiful falls within just a few miles of the house. Our activities Book will keep you busy for days, weeks or months!

Share the Expense of Vacation: Bring along another couple or two, or family and share expenses. Less than the cost of hotel rooms. Hotel rooms shared with your children can be stressful, and eating out every meal gets expensive, you'll save by being able to eat in and pack a picnic.

Layout Detail: Timber Framed Home with beautiful exposed beams. The main floor is one large room - living area, dining & open kitchen. There is a Master Bedroom with en suite bath off the kitchen area. a powder room is off the entry/foyer. The ceiling in the main living area is vaulted to the second floor and there is an open staircase that leads to the second floor bedrooms. You can look over the railings into the living area below. The two bedrooms upstairs are private (not lofts) each with an en suite bath. The basement/lower level is finished and works great for children as it becomes 'their' space with TV, bathroom, table & chairs, DVD, 2 twins and a sofa. The stairway leading to the lower level is enclosed and the entire lower level is carpeted. The rest of the house features wood floors.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 25 to book...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Not suitable for toddlers due to open loft. No cabinet locks or baby gates....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Pets are not permitted due to the on property stream...moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Two steps into house. Master on Main with large walk-in shower, deck is accessed through living room (no steps)....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Master on Main: 1 king

                King Master on Main Floor...moreless

              • Upstairs Guest: 1 king

                King Upstairs Bedroom...moreless

              • Upstairs Guest: 1 queen

                Queen Upstairs Bedroom...moreless

              • Lower Guest/Ent.: 2 twin/ single

                Twins ...moreless

              • 4 Bedrooms, 4-1/2 Baths - Master Bedroom Suite on Main Floor with King Iron/Wood Bed, Built-in Cabinetry, Walk-In closet, private bath. 2 Bedrooms on second level, one King Iron/Wood Bed, private bath and the other bedroom features one Queen 4 Poster Bed, and private bath . The Lower Level Guest Suite/Entertainment room is one large room with 2 Aspen log twin beds, and L-shaped sofa, TV, copper top table & 4 chairs & private bath. This area is great for a private guest suite or to accommodate children. Children love to hide out down here or it makes a wonderful private roomy suite for a couple. All Bedrooms have DirecTVs, comfy beds & great linens...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Master Bath w/ large walk-in Tiled Shower...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Upstairs King Bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                Upstairs Queen Bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet

                Powder Room, Main Floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

                Located on Lower Ent. Area...moreless

              • Half Bathroom

                ...moreless

              • 4-1/2 Baths - Three full en suite bathrooms. Master Bathroom on main floor is quite unique and features a large walk-in slate doorless shower, double vanity copper sinks and full wall of built-in cabinetry. Two other bathrooms are located upstairs off each bedroom. The King Suite Bathroom features a tub/shower combination, pedestal sink, built in cabinetry and walk-in closet. The Queen Bedroom Suite bath features a tiled glassed in shower, and pedestal sink. The Power Room on the main level features a very unique hand crafted beam with granite sink. The lower level Guest Suite/Entertainment Area bath features a glassed in shower and pedestal sink and adjacent walk-in closet. Linens, shampoo, shower gels & paper products provided....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Outdoor Wood Burning Stacked Stone Fireplace on Timber Framed Back Porch overlooking a natural spring fed stream in a natural wooded setting. Life's stresses will melt away. Gourmet fully equipped kitchen, upscale furnishings & decor, comfy mattresses, lower level keeps kids occupied. DirecTV Satellite with Music Channels, Wireless Internet, Cell Phone Service. Quiet, private mountain community, easy access, 2.7 miles from grocery. You won't wish for a thing. We've thought of it all and paid attention to the details. A great home to reconnect with family & friends. MOTORCYCLING - Visit our website for more information about the incredible rides nearby, Tail of the Dragon, Deals Gap, Cullasaja Gorge Scenic Drive. Base your trip from The Cottage! PAVED ROAD, PAVED DRIVE. Walking/Hiking Sticks, elaborate book of activities to keep you busy for days & weeks. Daily Maid & Chef Services available for an extra charge....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    2...moreless

                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • MP3 Dock
                  • Music Library:

                    DirecTV Music Cannels...moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    DirecTV...moreless

                  • Television:

                    (4) TV in main living area, lower level, and in each bedroom...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Rural:

                    Quiet, peaceful location away from tourist traffic but close to all activities...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Natural Spring-fed creek runs through the property....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Fireplace:

                    Inside & Outside, wood provided...moreless

                  • Firewood
                  • Free Local Calls
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Heat Pump...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Free Wi-Fi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All beds are made up with fresh linens & we provide bath & kitchen towels...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Open Floor Plan...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    on site...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Offsite Parking for Motorcycle Trailers. Paved Roads & Driveway to house...moreless

                  • Shampoo
                  • Telephone
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Laundry detergent provided...moreless

                  • Water Cooler
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free Wi-Fi...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Two wood burning fireplaces, one in living area, one outside on porch...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available:

                    Private chef available upon request...moreless

                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Mr Coffee...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Extras such as crock pot, popcorn popper, waffle iron, skewers for s'mores by the fire....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Garbage Disposal
                  • Gourmet Kitchen
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen, including crock pot, blender, popcorn popper, waffle iron....moreless

                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave:

                    Microwave/Convection...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Covered Porch with Outdoor Fireplace looks out over woods and natural stream...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    2 courses nearby plus many more within 30 minutes...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Nearby streams, rentals in downtown Franklin...moreless

                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    2.5 acre property with small natural stream...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Covered porch with fireplace, blankets for snuggling by the fire...moreless

                  • Porch Furniture
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Christmas/New Years
                          Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay
                          $295
                          Jan & Feb.
                          Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $250
                          March-May (Easter 4 nt min.)
                          Mar 1 - May 21, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $250
                          May-Nov. (July 4th 7 nt. min)
                          May 22 - Nov 20, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $295
                          Thanksgiving
                          Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,065
                          December
                          Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $250
                          Christmas/New Years
                          Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
                          7 night min stay
                          $295

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning++ $150-$250 $200 + tax
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Tax Rate 9.75%

                          Notes:

                          MINIMUM STAY HOLIDAY WEEK EXCEPTIONS & Exit Cleaning Fee:

                          Easter (4 nights)

                          Memorial Day & Labor Day (4 nights)

                          July 4th (7 nights)

                          Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's (7 nights)

                          Payment by Credit Card Only. Book directly through Owner, Pam Pringle

                          Inquire about extended stay rates.

                          Exit Cleaning Fees: $150-250 depending on # of guests/bedrooms used


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                          Location

                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Franklin Golf Course, Mill Creek

                          Car: Necessary

                          Franklin is located between two popular scenic gorges, the Cullasaja and the Nantahala. The Cottage 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 Cottage.

                          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: Western North Carolina has so much to offer. Excellent Hiking (easy hikes and Appalachian Trail hiking). Fishing, either fly fishing or lake/stream fishing is great in our area. We'll hook you up with guides if you like. Restaurants in our area from fast food to gourmet. Grocery is less than 3 miles from the house. Antiquing is a favorite shopping activity in our area and we have many local owned shops. We're located along the Waterfall Byway. You can drive or hike to gorgeous waterfall vistas. We're known for our white water rafting, or take a slow tube float down the river. Our area is also famous and featured on the Travel Channel for Gem Mining. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a wonderful drive and great way to cool off in the summer months. A picnic on the Parkway is the best! Access to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is in nearby Bryson City. Come see the elk, or take a train ride. Skiing and snow tubing in winter months is about 40 min. from house. So much to do!

                          Golf: 2 Public Golf Courses in Franklin, and several more in nearby communities

                          Ski: Skiing available in nearby Cataloochee (40 min.)

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: We built the Cottage in 2008. We love Franklin NC, Franklin's convenient location allows you to tour around and enjoy all Western NC has to offer.

                          Why the Owner Chose Franklin:
                          This area is quiet and peaceful with large lots so you don't have nearby noisy neighbors. Away from tourism, but close enough to experience it all.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Beautiful timber framed home with rustic elegant decor. We try to think of every detail to make you feel right at home upon arrival. Just bring your pj's! The covered porch with outdoor fireplace will be where you spend all your time, listening to the trickling stream. We've provided blankets for snuggling by the fire, skewers for 'smores, lots of seating.


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                          Photos

                          • Quiet & serene wooded property.  Escape.

                            Quiet & serene wooded property. Escape.

                          • Warm, Comfortable Living Area, french doors to the porch, snuggle by the fire

                            Warm, Comfortable Living Area, french doors to the porch, snuggle by the fire

                          • Comfortable, upscale furnishings and decor.  You'll love it!

                            Comfortable, upscale furnishings and decor. You'll love it!

                          • Master Bedroom Suite on Main Floor, king bed

                            Master Bedroom Suite on Main Floor, king bed

                          • 2nd floor king bedroom suite with private bath

                            2nd floor king bedroom suite with private bath

                          • Fully equipped kitchen w/ Bosch Dual Fuel Range (gas/electric)

                            Fully equipped kitchen w/ Bosch Dual Fuel Range (gas/electric)

                          • Lower level guest/entertainment suite. 2 twin beds, sofa, TV, private bath

                            Lower level guest/entertainment suite. 2 twin beds, sofa, TV, private bath

                          • Another photo of the Lower Level Guest/Entertainment Suite, Sofa, TV

                            Another photo of the Lower Level Guest/Entertainment Suite, Sofa, TV

                          • Think about a Winter visit - snuggling by the fire, sledding, tubing

                            Think about a Winter visit - snuggling by the fire, sledding, tubing

                          • Our area has some of the best fly fishing!  Take a lesson or hone your skills

                            Our area has some of the best fly fishing! Take a lesson or hone your skills

                          • Nearby Dry Falls, walk behind the Falls

                            Nearby Dry Falls, walk behind the Falls

                          • Spring Rhododendruns in the Mountains

                            Spring Rhododendruns in the Mountains

                          • Covered porch, facing a small natural stream, outdoor fireplace

                            Covered porch, facing a small natural stream, outdoor fireplace

                          • Comfortable furnishings open floor plan, living, kitchen, dining

                            Comfortable furnishings open floor plan, living, kitchen, dining

                          • You'll spend all your time here - covered porch, fireplace, lots of seating.

                            You'll spend all your time here - covered porch, fireplace, lots of seating.

                          • Master bath on main, wait til you see the walk-in shower

                            Master bath on main, wait til you see the walk-in shower

                          • Queen Upstairs Bedroom with 'ensuite bath

                            Queen Upstairs Bedroom with 'ensuite bath

                          • View of Kitchen from Second Floor Loft

                            View of Kitchen from Second Floor Loft

                          • lower level guest suite with twin beds

                            lower level guest suite with twin beds

                          • Don't miss our Fall color

                            Don't miss our Fall color

                          • Calming & peaceful surroundings

                            Calming & peaceful surroundings

                          • Cool off in a waterfall this summer!

                            Cool off in a waterfall this summer!

                          • Beautiful Scenic Mountain Drives

                            Beautiful Scenic Mountain Drives

                          • Nearby Cullasaja Falls Gorge

                            Nearby Cullasaja Falls Gorge

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                          4 Bedroom / 4.5+ Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Speaks: english
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                          • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
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