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Last updated: 10/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This rental is CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE but we have another property right next door that is very similar in size and price. The VRBO property number is 582823. It is also easily accessible from Highway 441. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT TO SEE IF IT MEETS YOUR NEEDS.

It is recently furnished and offered as a vacation rental. The house sits at the top of a hill with a grill and patio table for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. There is a fenced in yard in the front that is accessible from the front door of the property.

The house has a split bedroom plan with a king bed in the master bedroom with an adjoining master bath. The 2nd bedroom has a double bed and the 3rd bedroom has one twin bed. These two bedrooms share a full second bath. The kitchen is fully equipped and all linens are provided.

We allow 2 pets for a visit - either small dogs or cats.

Nightly Rate (minimum 3 nights) $85 per night
Weekly Rate $500 per week
Monthly Rate available - please call

There is no telephone but the cell service is excellent.

Franklin offers a relaxed big city lights here. However, there are some great attractions like the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, The Fun Factory, ruby and sapphire mines, Nantahala National Forest which offers hiking, canoeing and whitewater rafting, trout fishing, waterfalls and scenic drives
The town of Highlands is up a winding mountain stretch of Highway 64 (don't take your RV or camper) and offers unique shopping and dining.
Great Smoky Mountains Railway is only 40 minutes away and offers a beautiful scenic ride
The town of Cherokee is only 40 minutes away and is home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The stirring outdoor drama 'Unto These Hills' plays during summer months and tells the story of the Cherokees and the infamous Trail of Tears.
Asheville is only a 2 hour drive and is the home of The Biltmore House - George Vanderbilt's summer mansion built in the 1890s.

Directions to the house from East, North or West:

*Interstate 40
*Exit 27 - Highway 23 South
*Exit 81 - Highway 23/441 South
*Clayton/Atlanta exit (no #) - Highway 23/441 South
*From top of exit, approximately 2.8 miles to right turn on Belle Dowdle road
*.6 of mile to 700 Belle Dowdle Road on left

Directions from South:
*Follow 441 North into North Carolina
*Approximately 9 miles after entering NC, left turn on Belle Dowdle Road
*.6 of mile to 700 Belle Dowdle Road on left

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    The additional $100 pet fee is fully refundable as long as there is no damage or excessive cleaning....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    with Master Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single


  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared by bedrooms 2 and 3...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master Bath with double sinks, walk in closet....moreless


  • Books:

    Selection of adult and children's books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some family games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Small selection of CDs...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Portable CD player...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Some toys in closet in bedroom 3...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Small selection of family movies....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Peaceful neighborhood yet only 4 miles from downtown....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper products, garbage bags, dishwashing liquid all provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


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


Additional $100 deposit required for pets is refundable if no damage or excessive cleaning.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/20/2015
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Car: Necessary

Franklin is known for an abundance of Ruby mines where you can try your luck at finding the 'big' one. The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts is only about 3 miles away and features some great acts. Just next door to it is The Fun Factory with lots of games, go-carts and other amusements for children and adults. The downtown area is small but has some great shops including one that features crafts made in NC. There are beautiful mountains, waterfalls and scenic drives. A 40 minute drive will also bring you to a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. A drive of about the same time will bring you to the reservation for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Here you can see a wonderful outdoor drama about the infamous Trail of Tears called 'Unto These Hills'. The Oconaluftee Indian Village is also in Cherokee and shows much about their history and crafts.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I grew up in Franklin and still have lots of family in the area. My husband and I come often and sometimes bring our traveling cats with us.

Why the Owner Chose Franklin:
The property sits on 4 1/2 acres of land inherited from my grandparents whose home is just next door. My childhood home is the neighbor down the road - see VRBO property #582823. My brother built the house here and lived in it until 2011.

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Speaks: english



  • Our cozy home away from home

    Our cozy home away from home

  • Living room

    Living room

  • King bed in master

    King bed in master

  • Twin bed in 3rd bedroom

    Twin bed in 3rd bedroom

  • Eating area

    Eating area

  • 2nd bath

    2nd bath

  • View from the house

    View from the house

  • Another view from house

    Another view from house

  • Early morning fog in fall

    Early morning fog in fall

  • Fall flowers in bloom

    Fall flowers in bloom

  • Fall in downtown Franklin

    Fall in downtown Franklin

  • Nice hill top view

    Nice hill top view

  • Living room with satellite TV

    Living room with satellite TV

  • Double bed in 2nd bedroom

    Double bed in 2nd bedroom

  • Fully furnished kitchen

    Fully furnished kitchen

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • BBQ & outside eating area

    BBQ & outside eating area

  • Spring azaleas in bloom

    Spring azaleas in bloom

  • Back yard

    Back yard

  • Fog rising

    Fog rising

  • Main Street, Franklin

    Main Street, Franklin

VRBO #407986

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, November 16, 2015

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