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Our home is both a base to explore this beautiful and fascinating part of the world and a comfortable place to relax and have fun. The ½ mile paved driveway is perfect for leisurely walks and allows easy access for two-wheeled drive vehicles. The “house side” of the property is adjacent to national forest land.
The home’s design is perfect for several types of guests—private sleeping areas for up to five adults, spacious bedrooms with king/queen beds for up to four couples, multi-level areas for families with children of all ages. The house has two levels—the upper level includes two bedrooms/baths, the family room/kitchen/dining area, and a utility room; the lower level includes two bedrooms, an additional private room with a twin bed, one bath, and a large activity area. Both levels also have sleeper sofas.
In most rooms of the house you will enjoy inspiring mountain vistas. Fall foliage can be a brilliant display on the surrounding property and at varied distances. Mountain laurel and dogwoods decorate the spring landscape, and summertime comes alive with activities throughout the region.
Nearby attractions include everything from rigorous outdoor adventures to endless sightseeing and shopping opportunities. Even without leaving the house, guests can enjoy games, reading, rest, or television/movies. On darker nights, the stars are often spectacular. Shooting stars are familiar sights on clear nights from the vantage point of the hammock on the deck. On evenings with a moon, the telescope provides for excellent observation.
This wide range of available activities ensures wonderful options regardless of your interests, budget, physical condition, or even the weather.
Beds—Upstairs: King in master suite; Queen in guest room;
Downstairs: Queen in 3rd bdrm.; Queen plus bunk beds in 4th bdrm.; Single Twin in 5th private room;
Outdoor features—Dining & other furniture on the deck including a large hammock. Play area with two swings outside of lower level. Logging road to upper portion of property for moderately strenuous hikes. The 'house side' of the property is bounded by national forest. Communication—Generally good to excellent cell phone/smart phone coverage depending on your provider. View-location—Spectacular view of woods and mountains on 35 acres of forest. Despite the privacy, the house is only 3 miles from Highway 441 and easily accessible to western North Carolina. Telescope is great for viewing the landscape and nightscapes....moreless
Dining table seats 6-8. Game table seats 4. ...moreless
Central heat & air conditioning upstairs. Downstairs level stays comfortable year round. Ceiling fans through out the house. Attic fan can also pull in cool evening air during warmer seasons....moreless
2013 Rates (3 night min. unless otherwise indicated):
Jan. 1-May 3; Aug. 31-Oct. 4; Nov. 9-Dec. 31 $150 night; $900 week
May 4-Aug. 30 $170 night; $1,000 week (weekly only in June & July)
Oct. 5-Nov. 8 $190 night; $1,100 week (weekly only)
Holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas $190 night
Additional 9.75% for taxes. $125 cleaning fee. $200 refundable security deposit.
Check-in 3 pm; check-out 11 am
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Waterfalls, Gem Mining, Boutique/Outlet/Consignment Shopping, Tubing (Large collection of brochures, maps, etc. available to help you plan outings.)
Special Area Venues— Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Smoky Mountain Railway, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore House, Fun Factory in Franklin, Dollywood.
Year Purchased: 2004
Why Franklin: The home was custom built for us in 2004 as a place to eventually retire. In the meantime, we're pleased to share its comfort, beauty, and conveniences. Pleased be warned, however, once you're there, it's difficult to leave.