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Best of Smokies - Riverfront, Waterfalls, Unforgetable - Got it All!

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

- RiverDance Lodge : We are happy to offer you the perfect location. A fine riverfront home in the heart of the Smokies, near numerous waterfalls. Well positioned for spending time indoors or outdoors, enjoying the Smoky Mts, exploring the Cullasaja River Gorge, and relaxing by the river.
- Relax on the shaded deck, always a cool breeze.
- Easy to find, paved to the door. It is heated and air conditioned, and available for rental all year. Each season has its charm and appeal.
- Our rates are very competitive for the vacation that awaits you, 24% lower than competition!. You may rent now at a deeply reduced rate. Book it now before peak season rates go up.
- Riverfront living with 300 ft frontage on the Cullasaja River, up to 80 ft across here. Shallow enough for kids to play safely, under parental control. Great mountain views are common as you come and go to the store, or restaurant, etc, but prime riverfront is rare.
- Quiet, except for the river, the church campground across the river is seldom used.
- Enjoy a morning coffee on the deck, with the ever changing river rolling along its joyous way. Relax with the rocker, or view the river from the recliners thru the oversize patio door.
- All of the comforts of the city, yet a relaxed mountain country atmosphere. The murmur of the river will lull you to dreamland, awaken to the songbirds, with beautiful views of the river, and forested hills beyond. Ducks, geese, and sometimes a beaver, frequent our section of the river.
- Its perfect for two couples, or a family with some kids. It sleeps 6 easily, with 2 bedrooms with en suite baths, and a new queen sleeper sofa by Ashley.
- For larger groups both units could be booked, total of 4br and 3 baths - will sleep 12. Contact owner.
- We provide a new 12x12 screen house to play beside the river.
- Picnic or sit around the fire near the river. There is a picnic table, with two portable benches, next to the fire ring. Guests may use dead wood found on property, or buy firewood at Walmart, Bilo or Ingles Supermarket.
- A new gas log fireplace was just installed. Have a cozy fire by just clicking the remote! Over the fireplace is 'Mountain Paradise' by Thomas Kinkade.
- Try our virtual fireplace dvd on large flat screen tv, shot in HD, with all of the ambiance and sounds of a fire, or music to fit any mood or season, without the heat.
- Fall and winter offer a relaxing indoor experience. Its warm and cozy. The entertainment center has a large flat-screen tv, connected to satellite dish, and to the internet, where we share NetFlix movies.
- Bedroom facing river has a new LCD TV with Smart Box, that captures unlimited movies and tv programs from the internet, use parental discretion.
- The Smoky Mts are a rain forest, recycling the same water for ages, Dawn raises the misty water vapor, like smoke. Most days are sunny, and the rain clouds condense against the flanks of the cool mountains of evening, making the creeks and rivers run.
- There are countless varieties of birds here, that disappeared from many other regions decades ago. Often the trails are as a tunnel thru rhododendrons or mountain laurel. The forests also are made up of many species of tree. In the fall the mountains come alive with vivid colors. Hummingbirds often come to the deck feeder.
- We are dedicated with making sure that our guests have a relaxing good time, and experience as much as possible of the fun and scenery of this special place.
- There are lots of fun activities in this area. Try your hand at sifting river gravels for rubies, sapphires, and garnets, at the Cherokee or Sheffield Mines. Drive to the top of mile-high Wayah Bald, for long-range views, and climb to the top of the old fire tower. Drive to Bryson City, take the steam train to river rafting.
- There are numerous marked trails for hiking, alone, or with a group. Rock Shops and antique stores abound.
- We can help provide maps and brochures for the many scenic sites and attractions in the region.
- Ask us about directions to our special places!
- Nearby Cliffside Lake Recreation Area to swim, fish, and hike
- The property is at near 2100 feet elevation, warm days and cool nights, without the severity of being higher.
- Try your luck at the Harrah Casino in Cherokee. Spend a fun day at Standing Indian Campgrounds, or visiting Bavarian Helen or Tallulah Falls.
- The road to the home is scenic highway 28/64, take a drive to Highlands, Cashiers, or Dillard. The waterfalls are along this road. Nearby are Cullasaja Falls, Dry Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Whitewater Falls, and Glen Falls. Biltmore Mansion is just over an hour away.
- Be sure to see the Great Smoky Mts National Park, and take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, also a national park, a short ways north.

* LISTED IS THE UPPER HALF OF A DUPLEX.

*** Best Value = Unbeatable Rates! ***

- $60 Cleaning Fee.
- Parking for 2 cars max, no rv or trailer
- $150 Refundable Security Deposit
- Local Taxes 9.75%
- 3-4 Night Minimum winter, 2 nights other seasons.
- In 3pm, Out 11am
- Our Loyal returning guests, who post an acceptable review each stay, are eligible for 5% Discount!
- Ask Owner about availability, Lower 2/1 unit is listed elsewhere, - often vacant. For larger groups, both units can be booked, sleeps 12.
- Until confirmed, rates can change at anytime.
- Holidays may require a week booking

THINGS TO SEE AND DO :
- The Greenway offers a walk along the Little Tennessee River of nearly five miles, a mountain bike trail, picnic shelters, playgrounds, disc golf, a boat ramp, canoe put-in, fishing spots, historic bridges, interesting flora and fauna, and things to be discovered.
- Several Waterfalls within 10 miles
- Cliffside Lake Recreation Area
- Sequoyah Lake, Dam, and Falls near Highlands
- For high adventure try the thrilling ziplines at highlands aerial park.
- The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
- FRANKLIN LANES AND SKATE, also has pool tables and lounge.
- discoverfranklinnc dot com
- Historic Franklin and Nikwasi Mound - 3 miles
- Ruby mining - 8 miles
- Cherokee Harrah Casino - 20 miles
- Great Smoky Mts NP - 25 miles
- Blueridge Parkway NP - 20 miles
- Bryson City Great Smoky Mt Railroad - 20 miles
- Nantahala River Rafting - 20 miles
- Biltmore Mansion Asheville - 50 miles
- Tallulah Falls and Park - 30 miles
- Nantahala Hiking Club offers local Hikes. The Appalachian Trail and the Bartram Trail are nearby.
- Biking on the 5 mile Greenway, or try the Swinging Bridge Bike Trail.
- Chunky Gal Riding Stables or Dillard House Stables
- Have a boat ride on Lake Glenville, surrounded by beautiful mountains. Visit Andrews Park, swim, fish, picnic, incredible scenery.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    LEASE SIGNER MUST BE 25 OR ABOVE...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    SMOKING ON DECKS PERMITTED, IF NO MESS...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    dog, house-trained, kennel, or outside, will be considered, no vicious breeds, $25 extra per booking...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    computer work area, with wifi...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) BEDROOM TOWARD RIVER HAS QUEEN BED., Double Beds (2) 1 BEDROOM WITH A FULL BED, AND EN SUITE PRIVATE BATH. QUEEN IN 2ND BEDROOM. SLEEPER SOFA OPENS TO A FULL BED. PERFECT FOR TWO COUPLES., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa opens to a queen-sized bed in upper living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 2 each has soap, shampoo, conditioner, plenty of safety grab bars

Other Amenities

  • Tubes Available For River Tubing. Books, Magazines, and Board Games Are Included. Some tourist maps and brochures left in home, more may be gotten from Franklin Chamber of Commerce on Porter at Wayah street, or at the Smoky Mts Visitor Center on the Georgia rd [23/441 south]. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    also Blu-Ray; NetFlix Connected...moreless

  • Games:

    board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network Satellite TV New lcd tv in bedroom has a smart tv box connected to the internet, for unlimited movies and tv episides, many in hd, use parental discretion. ...moreless

  • Television:

    Has new 40' LCD flatscreen in living room, with blu-ray DVD player, and vcr player....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    Both Decks And Most Windows View The River...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Prime Cullasaja Riverfront 300ft On River. Four Waterfalls Within 10 Miles, One Waterfall Only 2-3 Miles Away. Between Franklin And Highlands NC...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    heat pump provides central heat and aircon, plus ample ceiling fans...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    HAS LAUNDRY, ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    New gas log fireplace installed, just click the remote for a cozy fire! Fireplace dvd shot in hd on large flat screen tv, for all the ambiance without the heat. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Has gas fireplace that will provide heat if electricity is lost. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    New leather queen sleeper sofa by ashley...moreless

  • Parking:

    for 2 cars, no rv or trailer...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    EASY TO FIND, PAVED TO THE DOOR...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    NEW FLEECE OR HIGH PILE BLANKETS HAVE BEEN ADDED, DETERGENT...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    has wifi, sat tv ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    GOOD PIZZAS CAN BE HAD...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New Cambridge Silversmiths flatware, setting for 8. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Coffee, tea, some condiments and paper are provided....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New, large...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    New with Ice Maker ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    has decks that wrap-around two sides of home. rocking chair on deck, ceiling fan, and humming bird feeder on deck. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fire ring is ready, and picnic table. We supply a new screen house,, to picnic or camp by river....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill on covered deck, table and chairs...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    tubes provided. I'm told that guests can take out at a mobile home park, 45 minutes downstream. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 15 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$85
$575 $2,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $82 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $73 Nightly


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 14, 2015
2 night min stay
$80
$530 $2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $76 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $70 Nightly


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Nov 15 - Mar 19, 2016
4 night min stay
$75
$500 $1,950

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $71 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $65 Nightly


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

SPRING
Mar 20 - May 14, 2016
2 night min stay
$80 $85
Fri, Sat
$530 $2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $76 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $70 Nightly


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Peak Summer
May 15 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$90 $95
Fri, Sat
$590 $2,275

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $84 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $76 Nightly


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall Colors
Oct 1 - Nov 14, 2016
2 night min stay
$85 $90
Fri, Sat
$540 $2,130

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $77 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $71 Nightly


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$80 $85
Fri, Sat
$530 $1,950

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $76 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $65 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Cancellation policy:

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


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mill Creek Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highlands Rd Route 64/28

Car: Necessary

Located in the heart of the smokies. Our riverfront property has a prime location just a few miles from several waterfalls. Short drive to Great Smoky Mts NP, Cherokee and its casino, river rafting, and the Biltmore mansion, America's largest home. Each season has its magic and charm.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: We retired to this wonderland, and are pleased to share it with others.

Why Franklin:
We chose this area due to its great climate, awesome mountain views, sweet water, many hiking trails, and gemstone mining. Riverfront living at its finest!

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Ideally located in the Nantahala National Forest, this property has easy access, with prime river frontage, with great views from almost every window, and extensive decks.


Contact us

Speaks: english, mandarin

 

Photos

  • 2014 Fall colors were great from yard

    2014 Fall colors were great from yard

  • Dillard House Stables

    Dillard House Stables

  • There are several white water rafting companies along the Nantahala River gorge.

    There are several white water rafting companies along the Nantahala River gorge.

  • Dry Falls

    Dry Falls

  • over-sized patio door to view the river from the recliners

    over-sized patio door to view the river from the recliners

  • UPPER KITCHEN, WITH SEATING FOR 6.  NEW FRIG WITH ICEMAKER

    UPPER KITCHEN, WITH SEATING FOR 6. NEW FRIG WITH ICEMAKER

  • Art : Thomas Kinkaid
'Mountain Paradise'

    Art : Thomas Kinkaid 'Mountain Paradise'

  • queen bed, computer desk, river view, attached bath. Now has lcd with Smart TV!

    queen bed, computer desk, river view, attached bath. Now has lcd with Smart TV!

  • new frig with ice maker

    new frig with ice maker

  • Ask us about this special place, with several lesser known waterfalls.

    Ask us about this special place, with several lesser known waterfalls.

  • All ready for you!  Watch the ducks and geese, or have a picnic or fire.

    All ready for you! Watch the ducks and geese, or have a picnic or fire.

  • almost always Canadian geese in the river

    almost always Canadian geese in the river

  • Hummingbirds frequent the deck feeder

    Hummingbirds frequent the deck feeder

  • BRIDAL VEIL FALLS CAN BE DRIVEN UNDER FROM RTE 64/28 HIGHLANDS RD NEARBY

    BRIDAL VEIL FALLS CAN BE DRIVEN UNDER FROM RTE 64/28 HIGHLANDS RD NEARBY

  • New gas log fireplace lights with a click of the remote!

    New gas log fireplace lights with a click of the remote!

  • Cullasaja River from Decks.  We added Kwanzan Cherry and Pink Dogwood trees

    Cullasaja River from Decks. We added Kwanzan Cherry and Pink Dogwood trees

  • New San Lucas Queen Sleeper Sofa by Ashley

    New San Lucas Queen Sleeper Sofa by Ashley

  • all of the comforts and amenities that matter most

    all of the comforts and amenities that matter most

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, mandarin
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