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

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Last updated: 07/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Franklin lodge 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. 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 sofa that opens to a full bed.
- 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, tent, and croquet set, to play and camp 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 wood found on property, or buy firewood at 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.
- 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!
- 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.


*** Best Value = Unbeatable Rates! ***
- We Can Offer The 2/2 [sleeps 6] as low as $69/night. Check current rates.
For $455/wk - that's $65/night
Or - $1800/mo. - only $58/night !!
- Ask Owner about availability, Lower 2/1 unit is listed elsewhere for $59/nt - often vacant. For larger groups, both units can be booked, sleeps 12.
- $60 Cleaning Fee.
- $150 Refundable Security Deposit
- Local Taxes 9.75%
- 3 Night Minimum winter, 2 nights other seasons.
- In 3pm, Out 11am
- Returning guests, who have posted a Review, are eligible for a 5% Discount!
- Until confirmed, rates can change at anytime.
- Holidays may require a week booking

- 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
- 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.
- 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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Lodge
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            dog, house-trained, kennel, or outside, will be considered, $25 extra per booking...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            LEASE SIGNER MUST BE 25 OR ABOVE...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Convertible bed(s)


          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            computer work area, with wifi...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double


          • 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 full-sized bed in upper living room....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining:

            place mats, candles, center piece...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            GOOD PIZZAS CAN BE HAD...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New with Ice Maker ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Stove
          • Seating for 6 people


          • 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

          • Air Conditioning:

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

          • Heating:

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

          • Washing Machine:


          • Parking Off Street:

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

          • Clothes Dryer:

            HAS LAUNDRY, ...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room seats 5

          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


              • Television:

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

              • DVD Player:

                also Blu-Ray; NetFlix Connected...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dish Network Satellite TV...moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player


              • Broadband Access
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Croquet set, fire ring is ready, and picnic table. We supply a new screen house, and all season tent, to picnic or camp by river....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Balcony


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

              Location & View

              • 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

              • Water View:

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

              • Mountain View


              • Churches
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Laundromat
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Equestrian Events
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Golf
              • Rafting
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Theme Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Walking
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Bird Watching
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering


              Write a review 4.6
              from 14 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Peak Season
              May 29 - Aug 31
              2 night min stay
              $560 $2,250
              Sep 1 - Nov 14, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $530 $2,100
              Nov 15 - Mar 19
              3 night min stay
              $455 $1,800
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $455 $1,800
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pet Fee $25 + tax
              • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
              • Tax Rate 9.75%

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

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              Last updated: 07/06/2014
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              50 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highlands Rd Route 64/28
              7 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Mill Creek Country Club

              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: mandarin, english



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

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

              • Canada geese in the river

                Canada geese in the river

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

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

              • Hummingbirds frequent the deck feeder

                Hummingbirds frequent the deck feeder

              • Park front

                Park front



              • Dillard House Stables

                Dillard House Stables

              • 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.

              • Dry Falls

                Dry Falls

              • Perfect for laptop, windows view the river

                Perfect for laptop, windows view the river



              • 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

                Cullasaja River from Decks

              • Nearby Cullasaja Falls in the fall

                Nearby Cullasaja Falls in the fall

              VRBO #436100

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, May 06, 2014

              $69 - $85 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/06/14
              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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