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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Franklin cabin description

~~~~~~ ~~You Need To Read All of This, Seriously:)~~~~~~~~

~~Ok, so You have been DREAMING about this for a long time... Imagine... relaxing at THE TOP of the Mountain, on any one of the 4 spacious decks of a Luxurious Timber Frame Cabin, with a cool beverage of your choice and your loved one at your side-while overlooking a 47 mile view of twinkling lights on the nearby majestic Blue Smokey Mountains - a view not seen like this anywhere else in Franklin!!! Crisp cool clear mountain air, beautiful sunsets and blue smokey skies. Romantic. Secluded. Picturesque. Travel back in time through the scenic mountain roads to the cabin of your dreams. All the rustic touches -yet the decor of Disney Wilderness Lodge. Enjoy the sound of the clear, cool, babbling creek nearby that soothes your soul and rests your mind. Smell the fresh coffee in the morning with the crisp mountain air. Some of THE most scenic sunsets and smokey/blue ridge mountain views ever seen. Gaze at the many colors of the hardwood forest of oaks, pine, Poplar, Beech, mahogany and Evergreens as they change by the season. Listen to the wondrous calls of many wonderful -and some rare- birds. Mother Nature at her best awaits you here. You can feed and almost touch the nocturnal flying squirrels who become your nightly nature show friends during your stay at BEARPAW WILDERNESS RETREAT! Once you arrive-You May Never Want To Leave:)

Then........Add These Details:

~~~~~3 separate floors with 3 separate master bedrooms, one on each floor, with its own en suite bathroom!

~~~~~ 4 separate decks to relax on. Always a place to be alone OR with the 'group' - your choice:)

~~~~ Perfect RETREAT for ANYONE who wants to get away from the stress of today's hectic lifestyle--- Artists, Authors, Birdwatchers, Naturalists, Photographers, Honeymooners, Stargazers. GEM Rockhounds and ANYONE who appreciates life's little luxuries and all that Mother Nature has to offer!:)
OH, AND THE REST OF US PLAIN OLE' FOLKS AS WELL:)

~~~~~47 MILE VIEW OF THE GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL FOREST, PASTURES, PONDS, AND THE ENTIRE town of Franklin BELOW YOU!

~~~~ A FABULOUS RETREAT & SANCTUARY

~~~LUXURIOUS SECLUDED CABIN backs up to a 200 acre NANTAHALLA NATIONAL FOREST

~~~NO NOISE! JUST YOU and NATURE!

~~~SECLUDED yet CLOSE to TOWN.

~~~~~~~~BEARPAW WILDERNESS TIMBER FRAME CABIN RETREAT & SANCTUARY has:

*Million Dollar TIMBER FRAME MOUNTAIN TOP CABIN!

* 3000 ft Elevation! 47 Mile View!

*3 Extra large bedrooms with California King Beds by Jamison in two of the bedrooms, and 2 Twin Beds in the third bedroom. Each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom. sleeps 6 Adults in beds~~~~~~and plenty of room everywhere to put the Kids:) on air mattresses.

*3000 SF of living space!

*4 separate furnished outdoor decks!

*Indoor and outdoor fireplaces!

*Professionally Decorated to give that 'Disney Wilderness Lodge' Feel~ Mountain Decor from Watauga Furnishings of Asheville.

*5 Star Hotel Orthopedic Bedding By Jamison and 600 Thread Count Linens by Waverly!

~~~50' PLASMA HDTV PLASMA SATELITE TV W/DVD/VCR AND SURROUND SOUND for the guys at night while Mom and kids feed the Night Flying Squirrels that fly in!

** TV also in Kitchen:) and Master bedroom. Kids TV/VCR units in 2 areas as well.

*Abundant Wildlife! Property Backs up to National Forest!

*Outdoor Natural Log Fireplace for quiet evenings or fun filled SMORES and Hot Cocoa!

*Creek at bottom of mountain and small Branch type creeks ON the property!

* Bob Timberlake artwork.

* Disney Wilderness Lodge decor.

*~~~Fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen, Black Granite Counter tops, Kitchen Aid and Jenn Air Appliances.

*Breakfast Bar seats 5 plus seating for 6 at dining room table.

*Paper products, spices, condiments provided.

*Million Dollar Home with Million Dollar View and Main Street USA Price!

~~~ NEW FRANKLIN 'SMOKY MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS' Theatre has arrived in town along with every type of restaurant one could ask for.

~~~~Rivers and Lakes nearby for Fishing and Swimming and Tubing and kayaking.

*Custom Built Timber Frame Cabin Professionally Furnished with Famous Cabin Furnishings.

*Extreme attention to detail!

* NIGHTLY WILDLIFE SHOWS!

*~Outdoor BBQ Work Station with Hickory Smoker, Steak Sizzler, Rotisserie, Extra Burner, and supply space!

*~~VIEWS FROM OUR DECK HAVE BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED AND PUBLISHED BY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR ADVERTISING AND SALE.

~~~~ Come please ALL of your senses with THE VIEW at 3300' ft elevation overlooking a spectacular VIEW, Gaze at the scenic, picturesque, tranquil Great Smokey Mountains from all 3 stories of open glass -or- either of the 4 furnished decks and an outdoor fireplace.

~~~~GEM MINING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!

*Indoor and Outdoor Wood burning Fireplaces.

*Natural Pine Tung and Groove Cathedral Ceilings

*Wood log burning stove/fireplace from Norway in Moose Den
Gas Log Fireplace on Main Floor

*Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub in Master Suite

*Hickory log hand-cut stair banisters

*Screened Porch, Walk around Deck w/Cedar and Cypress Patio Furniture

VEHICLES Note: Due to the Mountain Top Location, you will need an All Wheel Drive (AWD) Front Wheel Drive (FWD) or 4x4 vehicle to come up the mountain.

So, NO VANS, NO REAR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES, NO LOW RIDER TYPE SPORTS CARS OR OVER EXTENDED PICK UP TRUCKS. WE HAVE HAD A PORSCHE CARRERA HERE BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO DRIVE:)





Keywords: Timberframe, Rustic, Mountains, View, Creek, Jacuzzi, Dual Master Suites, Cabin, Franklin, NC, Wilderness, Retreat, Gem Mines, Hiking, Vacation Rentals, National Forest, Disney Wilderness Lodge, rafting, water falls,

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cabin
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 21 years old to rent....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Convertible bed(s)

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Loft Wilderness Den 2 twins and private bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Cherokee Suite with Calif Kind Orthopedic by Jamison...moreless

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Honeymoon Master with California King/Orthopedic by Jamison...moreless

              • King size beds (2) Premier, 5 Star Hotel Bedding! California King size Jamison Utopia Orthopedic beds in 2 master suites, Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle Bed in the Loft that has 2 twin beds, that can be moved together to make a King bed, or kept separate. When closed the trundle bed has one twin underneath the other in a drop down position., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Henredon Apple green day bed in Cherokee Suite to accomodate a 3rd person ensuite...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

                Honey Moon suite master as shown in Photo section...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Cherokee Suite...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Loft Wilderness Den Bedroom...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Every appliance and cooking utensil you will need for any occasion, either casual or formal...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                LUXURIOUS Black Granite and Mahogony Kitchen Kitchen Aide Appliances. Fully Stocked Pantry...moreless

              • Dining
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 9 people

              Amenities

              • Wood Stove:

                Norwegian Wood Burning Stove that warms the entire house....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Please Bring Extra Towels for outdoor activities. ...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Luxurious Linens 600 thread count by WAVERLY...moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Also Port a Cache Carport for 2 more cars...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Hair Dryer
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Air Conditioning
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Cabin backs up to Natl Forest Service, 3300' elevation, with View 47 miles to western edge of the Great Smokey Mountains, small creek, flora and fauna, wildlife i.e. wild deer, wild turkey, pileated woodpecker, flying squirrels, BIRDERS DELIGHT, Gourmet Kitchen with black granite counter tops, gas Jenn Aire stove, cherry hardwood floors, oak and pine cathedral ceilings, plate glass windows floor to ceiling, hand cut hickory log stairs, 40' Wide Flat Screen Plasma HDTV satellite with surround sound. Rustic Lodge Professional Interior Decor, Fine Lines and Bedding by Waverly....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Direct TV HDTV 50' PLASMA HDTV and surround sound speakers...moreless

                  • Music Library
                  • Video Library
                  • Games
                  • Game Room
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Books
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Dialup Access:

                    Due to Remote location, dial up access is slow and spotty. Please ask your cell phone or laptop provider to make your phone a ''Mobile Hotspot' to provide you internet service. Exceptions: TMobile :(...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Jetted Jacuzzi Tub in Master Suite...moreless

                  • Jetted Tub
                  • Jacuzzi

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (3) Adirondike Redwood Complete Patio and Swing downstairs and Upstairs/ 3 different level decks to choose from...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Balcony

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Professional Photographers Dream 47 mile view of the Great Smokey Mountains...moreless

                  • Resort

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Racquetball
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Rafting
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Skiing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Kayaking
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Zoo
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Synagogues
                  • Ruins
                  • Restaurants
                  • Caves
                  • Live Theater
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Library
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Arboretum
                  • Forests
                  • Marina
                  • Pond
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Water Parks
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer Peak Season
                  Jun 1 - Sep 8, 2014
                  7 night min stay
                  $186
                  Fall Peek
                  Oct 4 - Nov 1, 2014
                  7 night min stay
                  $186
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,800
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay
                  $186
                  $3,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Pet Fee $200
                  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 9.75%

                  Notes:

                  *A Property Damage Protection Fee may be included to take away the burden of paying a Security Deposit that could be using toward your vacation instead. In case something gets accidentally damaged during your stay, this lessens the worry of YOU reporting it to US so that we can get it fixed right away as well. This makes it a win-win situation:)


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                  Last updated: 08/09/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  Franklin NC is considered to be the GEM MINING CAPITAL of the world as featured on the Discovery channel and National

                  Geographic channel Mines located nearby. Also nearby: Waterfalls, Cullasaja River for Fly Fishing, Appalachian Trail, Standing Indian campground, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Lake Hiawasee, Lake Glenville, Lake Chatuge, White Water Rafting.

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: As a child, I spent almost every summer in the mountains near Franklin NC. I always dreamed of going back one day to stay. Later in life many of my close friends and even some family members made the 'leap'. When an opportunity presented itself I decided to take that leap and purchase a vacation home in Franklin, which is central to all of the fun the Smokey Mountains have to offer. A dream come true. Yay! Retirement home in place! Then the economy fell and we decided to rent out our beautiful home in order to afford it. We were worried a bit, however it was for no reason as the people that have visited our home are good, hardworking and thoughtful people just as we are. Even a few celebrities have visited our cabin:):) For that we are grateful and blessed.

                  Why the Owner Chose Franklin:
                  Why this property? Well, this wonderful mountain top home became available and was truly more than we ever thought possible to obtain. Mountain top! New Timber Frame Construction! Million Dollar Home! All the best of construction! 47 mile view in the winter (documented) A Castle in The Sky!!! Creeks, Forest. Nature. Privacy yet not remote. Central to everything. No hustle bustle noise with the exception of the birds and wildlife. How good does it get? Things seem to work out for a reason. . . . 'if one door shuts, another better one will open.' We truly feel that this is what happened. We chose to believe that nothing happens by coincidence and that it was all predetermined long before we arrived here ....


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                  Photos

                  • CAN YOU SEE ME NOW? :)

                    CAN YOU SEE ME NOW? :)

                  • ONE week left in September to relax.......

                    ONE week left in September to relax.......

                  • LUXURIOUS Master Suite with 5 Star Hotel ORTHO BED by Jamison. Waverly Linens!

                    LUXURIOUS Master Suite with 5 Star Hotel ORTHO BED by Jamison. Waverly Linens!

                  • Gourmet Kitchen, Granite,  fully stocked, full pantry all paper goods in place!

                    Gourmet Kitchen, Granite, fully stocked, full pantry all paper goods in place!

                  • BBQ/DECK VIEW of Great Smokey Mountains

                    BBQ/DECK VIEW of Great Smokey Mountains

                  • Our Road

                    Our Road

                  • Nearby waterfalls on hidden trail. Trailguide book provided:)

                    Nearby waterfalls on hidden trail. Trailguide book provided:)

                  • As Colors start to change, so does your attitude...:)

                    As Colors start to change, so does your attitude...:)

                  • Cherokee Dual Master Suite. California King 5 STAR Hotel Bedding by Waverly.

                    Cherokee Dual Master Suite. California King 5 STAR Hotel Bedding by Waverly.

                  • Downstairs Outdoor Deck with Porch Swing and Adirondack Chairs

                    Downstairs Outdoor Deck with Porch Swing and Adirondack Chairs

                  • ELK ANTLERS AT NEARBY NAT'L PARK. (shhh secret place- We will get you there:

                    ELK ANTLERS AT NEARBY NAT'L PARK. (shhh secret place- We will get you there:

                  • Sun begins to set....

                    Sun begins to set....

                  • Time To Start Planning For Leaf Peepers !!!!!  Season:)

                    Time To Start Planning For Leaf Peepers !!!!! Season:)

                  • Spacious Decks all around cabin

                    Spacious Decks all around cabin

                  • Master Suite 1 of 2, bathroom with jacuzzi

                    Master Suite 1 of 2, bathroom with jacuzzi

                  • Bears Den Main Living Room with Fireplace and ambient night lights

                    Bears Den Main Living Room with Fireplace and ambient night lights

                  • Separate MBR Outdoor Quiet Space. Think: Just the 2 of you and ..............

                    Separate MBR Outdoor Quiet Space. Think: Just the 2 of you and ..............

                  • Another place to relax, read, nap.......

                    Another place to relax, read, nap.......

                  • Then..... Fall is just around the corner. Time to start planning......

                    Then..... Fall is just around the corner. Time to start planning......

                  • Ah is that beautiful or what?

                    Ah is that beautiful or what?

                  • Guess what ? PUMPKIN PATCH NEARBY IN OCT:)

                    Guess what ? PUMPKIN PATCH NEARBY IN OCT:)

                  • Kids Love the Nightlife! Carolina Southern Flying Squirrels! Endangerd Species!

                    Kids Love the Nightlife! Carolina Southern Flying Squirrels! Endangerd Species!

                  • Stables near by...
Gal Stables

                    Stables near by... Gal Stables

                  • Twilight. Cool fresh pine scented air sitting on the screened deck....

                    Twilight. Cool fresh pine scented air sitting on the screened deck....

                  VRBO #183736

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                  Date last modified - Monday, August 11, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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