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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Franklin cabin description

If you are looking for a place to experience the mountains and all that Western North Carolina has to offer, our Blessing Ridge mountain home could be an ideal choice for you! Completed in late 2011 our home is located at a 2500 foot elevation within the boundaries of the Nantahala National Forest. It has the feel of a remote mountain getaway…without the usual steep mountain driving. It also has easy access to neighbors and to nearby suburban amenities. You will enjoy great views from every room in the house with breathtaking 180 degree, long range mountain views from our great room, dining room and wrap around covered porch. If you like to cook you will even enjoy the view while cooking on an IKEA gas stove inserted into a cooking island complete with chef table seating! The kitchen is equipped with brand new stainless steel appliances so there is no roughing it at Blessing Ridge.

The great room with a family room loft overlooking it has wood floors, tongue and groove wood paneling on its vaulted ceiling and a gas log fireplace inset in a floor to ceiling stone wall. The fireplace turns on with the flip of a wall switch! Both the family room and master bedroom are equipped with a 60 channel Dish Network satellite system. There is a new 55' LED HD Flat-Screen TV mounted above fireplace and a new 29' LED Flat-Screen in the Master Bedroom. Blessing Ridge is also equipped with wireless DSL internet...if you need to check your email or post some vacation photos on Facebook!

The dining room butcher block table will seat 10 with beautiful views of its own. Or you may enjoy supper on the adjacent shaded wrap around covered porch with gas grill and comfortable seating for 6 in the dining area. There’s additional space to relax on a new red cedar two person glider on the covered rocking porch and a sunning deck with two chaise lounges adjacent to a 7 person lounger hot tub equipped with L.E.D. lighting and an MP3 / FM stereo sound system! Every seat has a different jet configuration so we have enjoyed playing musical seats in the hot tub! It’s also an especially great spot to enjoy the starlit mountain sky.

Our home will sleep up to ten with queen beds in two of the bedrooms, a full bed and twin bunks in the upstairs bedroom, and a queen sofa bed in the loft. The sofa bed has a memory foam mattress and a great long range mountain view! The house has three full baths with tub and shower, with a 9 jet Jacuzzi in the Master Bath! We have just added a new full-size ping pong table in the loft as well.

While the terrain for many mountain view home locations may feel a bit treacherous for younger kids, our home’s grassy hills are kid-friendly and provide a great place for sledding…on the grass as well as during the occasional winter snow. A fire pit has been installed on the ridge with a panoramic view of the mountains from three 6' custom built spruce benches. A great place for a cookout or to enjoy smors with the lids! The adjacent hillsides are also a favorite morning and evening hang-out for numerous white-tailed deer. Located on the side of the 3500’ Lyle Knob, you don’t even need to get in your car to enjoy some great hiking. Exploring the undeveloped areas of Buck Mountain Estates on switch backing gravel paths provides some great aerobic exercise and stunning views at the higher elevations.

Our home is located one mile from US Highway 441, a short 10 minute drive to Franklin in Western North Carolina. It is 75 minutes from the Asheville Airport and 2 ½ hours from the Atlanta Airport.

Keywords: Mountain Getaway, Family Retreat

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cabin
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            There are two steps at entrance. Once inside, the living room, dining room, kitchen, porch, and 2 of the bedrooms and bathrooms are on all on one level. Higher toilet in master bath. There is also one step down to the deck and hot tub. We have hosted a wheelchair guest who plans to return but have been advised that access to the toilets and showers can be challenging....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            No traffic! No steep ravines to worry about! Great sliding hills adjacent to house. New fire-pit to enjoy wiener roasts and smors....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Two dogs max on main level wood floor only. Twenty pounds or less. $100 per stay. Sorry...no cats due to allergies!...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

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          • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            New queen size memory foam mattress!...moreless

          • Queen size beds in master bedroom and main floor guest bedroom. Full size bed and bunk beds in family bedroom adjacent to loft. Queen Sleep Sofa with new memory foam mattress in loft. Great morning view of mountains from sofa bed!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            All new stainless steel appliances. Custom hickory cabinets. Gas cooking island with chef side seating and great view....moreless

          • Dining:

            Butcher block family size table with 8 chairs...2 swivel chairs at adjacent cooking counter....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully stocked. Including an electric wok....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Fully equipped for every cooking need....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New Whirlpool Side-By-Side. Ice-maker....moreless

          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Turns on with the flip of a wall switch! The fireplace is a decorative feature and not the primary heating device so guests are asked to kindly turn it off when leaving the room or going to bed!...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            JC Penney quick dry towels for everyone....moreless

          • Living Room seats 7:

            Couch. Love seat. Rocker. Recliner....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Gravel driveway and parking area....moreless

          • Heating:

            High efficiency Amana furnace...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking for at least 4 cars....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Covered wrap around porch for dining and rocking on new two person red cedar glider in addition to elevated deck, 7 person hot tub on deck and two chaise lounges, great walking and hiking on development's gravel roads, memory foam mattress on sofa bed, all new appliances...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                New 55' LED Flat-screen TV in Living Room. New 29' LED Flat-screen in Master Bedroom....moreless

              • Games:

                Stocked with a variety of family friendly board games and cards....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                DISH America Satellite Package...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Ping Pong Table

              Communications

                  • Internet:

                    Wireless DSL Internet Service. Internet speed in the mountains is slower than most areas. Sufficient speed to check email, Facebook, and surf the web....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    7 person lounger hot tub on deck. Includes LED lighting and stereo sound....moreless

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    9 jet , extra long ,72' Jacuzzi tub...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Covered porch for dining and rocking. Table seats 6. Two person red cedar glider for rocking. Elevated deck for sunning and hot tub. Two chaise lounges....moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Take a day trip and go skiing at the Cataloochee Ski Area 49 miles away in Maggie Valley or go snow-tubing at Scaly Mountain, 28 miles away!...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    New in 2013: Fire pit with great mountain views and three 6' solid spruce benches seating at least 9!...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    World class kayaking and whitewater rafting on at the Nantahala Outdoor Center 45 minutes away!...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Consider renting a pontoon boat for around $30 per hour on beautiful Fontana Lake!...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Two courses available within a 10-15 minute drive....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Tennis courts are available in Franklin....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    LP Gas grill on porch....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        The 180 degree year-round panorama view is inspiring!...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Rafting
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hunting
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Cinemas
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Boating
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer Season
                      Jun 1 - Aug 15, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $180
                      $980 $3,000
                      Fall Color Season
                      Oct 3 - Nov 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $185
                      $1,015 $3,150
                      November - December
                      Nov 2 - Dec 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $150
                      $770 $2,100
                      Thanksgiving Week
                      Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,100
                      flat fee
                      Christmas Week
                      Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,100
                      flat fee
                      New Year's Day Week
                      Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,100
                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $165
                      $875 $2,550
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Pet Fee $100 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 9.75%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                      Location

                      70 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Asheville
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      US 441
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Franklin
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Several courses in Franklin
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Numerous

                      Car: Necessary

                      Franklin is the Gem Mining Capital! Several mines nearby!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: I am a Lutheran pastor serving in Orlando. My wife is a public school teacher. Our son is in seminary and our daughter just got her MSW and works with children in poverty. Our Franklin vacation home has become our favorite place to get away as a family, relax, and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the North Carolina mountains! We know you will feel as blessed at our Blessing Ridge home as we do!

                      Why the Owner Chose Franklin:
                      Our Franklin vacation home is an unexpected blessing. We chose it for its spectacular mountain views and easy access to Franklin and its many suburban amenities. We chose Franklin because of its central location in Western North Carolina making it a great base from which to explore all that this great area has to offer.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      Blessing Ridge is a spectacular vacation home. Everyone who has visited is blown away by the 180 degree long range mountain views that we enjoy there. We love the view when the sky is clear and you can see for miles. And we love the view when it's raining and the clouds are rolling in and out among the many layers of ridges we can see from our many windows. In most places the view stays constant....but not in the mountains. The personality of the view can change in minutes which is always exciting. The hot tub and sunning deck...along with the substantial wrap around covered porch for dining and rocking...the dining room windows...and the living room view wall allow you the freedom to enjoy the view no matter what the weather. Even when the sun goes down...the outline of the distant mountains remains...and on a clear night the stars from the hot tub are breathtaking! The gas fireplace creates a great ambiance for reading, visiting, playing games or napping. And while it feels like you are on top of the world...with only the mountains in view...you're only 10 minutes from the amenities of Franklin which feels surprisingly suburban for a town of only 3000 people...with Gem Mining, two McDonald's and the 1500 seat Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts which regularly hosts Broadway touring shows! It is a very unique place to vacation and to explore all that Western North Carolina has to offer...including waterfalls within a 20 minute drive and whitewater rafting within 45 minutes. You won't regret your stay!


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                      Photos

                      • And this is not even Peak Color!

                        And this is not even Peak Color!

                      • No need to drive to a vista like this! It's a 15 min. hike from our front door!

                        No need to drive to a vista like this! It's a 15 min. hike from our front door!

                      • Sunrise at Blessing Ridge...what a way to start the day!

                        Sunrise at Blessing Ridge...what a way to start the day!

                      • Enjoy a campfire with a great mountain view...and native spruce benches!

                        Enjoy a campfire with a great mountain view...and native spruce benches!

                      • Easy access from the gravel parking lot...only two steps and you're in!

                        Easy access from the gravel parking lot...only two steps and you're in!

                      • The views are even good while you cook and while you eat!

                        The views are even good while you cook and while you eat!

                      • Master Bedroom with queen bed, dressers, flat-screen TV, and walk-in closet!

                        Master Bedroom with queen bed, dressers, flat-screen TV, and walk-in closet!

                      • Downstairs guest bedroom with a queen bed and adjacent bath.

                        Downstairs guest bedroom with a queen bed and adjacent bath.

                      • The loft has a new ping-pong table and a sofa bed with a memory foam mattress!

                        The loft has a new ping-pong table and a sofa bed with a memory foam mattress!

                      • A herd of deer are often seen on the adjacent hillsides!

                        A herd of deer are often seen on the adjacent hillsides!

                      • This waterfall and others are only 20 minutes away off the road to Highland!

                        This waterfall and others are only 20 minutes away off the road to Highland!

                      • It does snow at Blessing Ridge...with skiing and tubing available 30-45' away!

                        It does snow at Blessing Ridge...with skiing and tubing available 30-45' away!

                      • Enjoying the hot tub at sunset is a great way to end a day!

                        Enjoying the hot tub at sunset is a great way to end a day!

                      • This is not a painting. This is God's handiwork as seen from our deck!

                        This is not a painting. This is God's handiwork as seen from our deck!

                      • Even the gloomiest days can be inspiring in the mountains!

                        Even the gloomiest days can be inspiring in the mountains!

                      • Blessing Ridge has room for up to 10 guests on two levels!

                        Blessing Ridge has room for up to 10 guests on two levels!

                      • Plenty of comfortable seating, a warm auto-light gas fireplace, and a 55' HDTV!

                        Plenty of comfortable seating, a warm auto-light gas fireplace, and a 55' HDTV!

                      • Small dogs are welcome too as evidence by our dachshund who loves the sun!

                        Small dogs are welcome too as evidence by our dachshund who loves the sun!

                      • If it's too rainy to enjoy the hot tub, there's a jacuzzi in the master bath!

                        If it's too rainy to enjoy the hot tub, there's a jacuzzi in the master bath!

                      • The family bedroom upstairs has a full bed, twin bunks and a full bath.

                        The family bedroom upstairs has a full bed, twin bunks and a full bath.

                      • Easy access and close to town with plenty of solitude and room to safely roam!

                        Easy access and close to town with plenty of solitude and room to safely roam!

                      • In the summer, a pair of hummingbirds entertain frequently just off the porch!

                        In the summer, a pair of hummingbirds entertain frequently just off the porch!

                      • Rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and pontoon boat rentals are a 25-40' drive.

                        Rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and pontoon boat rentals are a 25-40' drive.

                      • Expect a peaceful end to your day and cool mountain breezes as the sun sets!

                        Expect a peaceful end to your day and cool mountain breezes as the sun sets!

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