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Recent Franklin reviews
Awesome Mountain Adventure!
"Just perfect. I was hoping to accomplish several things this year while on vacation. I wanted some peaceful time to relax by myself in nature, away from the noise of the city. I wanted to explore the mountains and hike waterfall trails. I also wanted to spend time with my girlfriend and her family, which has become a rare occasion. I found the perfect place to accomplish all of these things.
If you want peace and quiet, you got it. If you want a base camp to explore the beauty of western North Carolina, you got it. There is so much to do in the area...waterfalls, hiking trails, tubing and kayaking, fishing...or if you're in the mood, just relax and don't do anything! Make sure to try the boiled peanuts though, you won't have a hard time finding them...
I really can't say enough about Gary and Cherie as hosts. They are more than accommodating and just really beautiful people. You can tell that they really love their cabin, it was masterfully built and is meticulously kept. The first few nights my girlfriend and I had the cabin to ourselves, later on in the week we had 3 other adults join us...there was no problem as far as space or comfort. I really wish we had a few more days to enjoy!
Thanks Gary and Cherie (and Katie)!!!"
Guest: Chris Z.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 2, 2015
"This is the second year in a row we stayed here at Serendipity and it was fantastic! Even though the weather did not cooperate with us we really enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the hummingbirds and enjoying the mountain views. House is extremely comfortable and the kitchen was big enough for the 4 of us to be in it while we were cooking and cleaning. Kendall is extremely responsive and we hope to return again next year!
Guest: tom g.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 28, 2015
"This was our first family trip to the mountains and we couldn't have picked a better home away from home. Mrs. Trudy is so wonderful from the very first time you contact her. She is readily available to answer any questions and is so helpful. The "Mountain Getaway" had plenty of space for our family of 5. It is decorated beautifully, very clean, and has a wonderful cabin feel. There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor with a queen, double, and each has it's own bathroom. Additionally there is a loft with a sleeper couch. Downstairs is an additional whole house - bedroom with queen and own bathroom, small single sleeping area, additional living room and kitchen. The porch is amazing! We spent so much time out there - eating our meals, playing card games, and nature watching (especially all of the birds that come to all of the feeders). There is a wonderfully marked trail with a map if you want to further explore the land. The property is centrally located and serves as a great base for many day trips for exploring the region. Some of our day trips included:
*Hwy 64 trip from Franklin to Highlands - beautiful mountain drive, small pull over areas to explore many hidden wonders, terrific waterfalls, Mountain Fresh Grocery is a great place to eat in Highlands.
*Hwy 441 S to Dillard - Andy's Trout Farm was a great experience and a great place to catch supper.
*Hwy 441 N to Cherokee - many shops, Native American Heritage, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (see the elk in the evening at the visitor's center), and many more outdoor activities.
*In Franklin - great restaurants, shops, many gem based activities - museums, shops, mining (Rose Creek Mine was wonderful).
This was an awesome first adventure to the mountains for our family and it was so lovely to have "Mountain Getaway" be our temporary home!"
Guest: Dorie H.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 3, 2015