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Rivers Edge Cabin - Swim - Tube - Fish From Your Backyard !!!!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,010 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Located at the base of the Cullasaja River Gorge, 10 minutes from Franklin, 20 minutes from Highlands, NC. Relax on the open deck to the sound of rushing mountain water or... better yet... jump in!

The kitchen is open with a dining table and a bar area. It is outfitted with cookware, utensils, dishes, coffee maker, toaster, and more. The cabin is fully stocked with linens, bedding, towels, & blankets. The deck area has plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors, gas grill cooking or just relaxing by the water. The cabin has Wi-Fi and XM radio. The living area is equipped with a flat screen TV (with Netflix) and DVD player with an assortment of movies. There are also two enclosed porch areas that are perfect for rainy days. Plus tubes, kayaks and fire pit!

Experience the beauty of 3 waterfalls..... (Dry Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, the Cullasaja Gorge). Hike the many Nantahala Trails such as the California Ridge and Ranger Fall Loop. Pan for native gems at Jackson Hole and visit the Wilderness Taxidermy Museum. All plus more within minutes of this prime location!

More Details

Kathleen Stanton (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1010 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Rivers Edge Cabin - Swim - Tube - Fish From Your Backyard !!!!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

This is a very cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and look forward to returning. This overlook of the river is so relaxing and peaceful. There are many wonderful areas close driving distances to see 😃

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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What you see is what you get!

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location and overall experience! Would come back again. Only constructive feedback we have is the mattresses need an upgrade and the,fire alarm was faulty. Make toast and the alarm went off. Caught wild trout, kayaked, enjoyed the fire pit and went gem mining. Perfect time with the ten year old grandson!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family has made many, beautiful memories in this cabin. The view from the deck is amazing and the cabin has been totally updated. We enjoyed meeting the delightful and caring owners. Our family can't wait to return to this very special place.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical place

  • 5 of 5

What a find! This cabin right on the river was comfortable, had everything we needed, was just cozy & beautiful & easy. Nice hot shower, plenty of storage, relaxing deck, and a river of living water. Plan to come back once a year at least!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it. Great location, nice cabin and had a wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. Loved waking up in the morning and having coffee at the waters edge as it rushed by, tranquil.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute & Comfy!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit so much we stayed an extra night...lucky for us the owner had availability! Kathleen is such a gracious host, even volunteering to pick us up after tubing and/or kayaking down the river. She is an amazing owner and even kayaked up (has a place just a few doors down) one evening for cocktails on the patio and shared her story of the renovation. The cottage is cozy, clean, and well equipped with everything you need to prepare meals. We loved the XM radio and had it playing every minute we were there. The back patio is completely safe for dogs (and kids) of all sizes. The river can be heard "babbling" from inside the house, with the windows open - perfect for sleeping!! The property provides easy access to the river's edge. The sunroom was the perfect place to enjoy the rain storm that blew in the night prior to us leaving....not to mention the sound the rain made on the tin roof!!! My husband and I are also VRBO owners of a rental in St. Augustine Beach and love incorporating ideas from other rentals. Kathleen has a "take something / leave something" basket which is such a great idea! We also plan on adding XM radio to our rental!! Thanks for a fabulous trip Kathleen....we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mulligan's Bar & Grill, Root & Barrel, Lazy Hiker
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Franklin Golf Course, Mill Creek, Waynesville
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sakura Japanese, Root & Barrel, Cafe' Rel, Lucio's
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort, Ski Sapphire Valley
Car: necessary

IF you tire of swimming, tubing/kayaking and fishing out your back door..... You are just a minutes from beautiful waterfalls, hiking trails, the quaint towns of Franklin & Highlands with fine restaurants, shopping, live theatre, music concerts, spa, nature center, museum, art, and a full service recreation center. The quaint downtown streets are lined with shops, restaurants, and people exuding the small town Southern Charm that makes Franklin & Highlands irresistible. Drive a little further for white water rafting, fly fishing, and horseback riding.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

From the intersection of 441/23 Bypass and Highway 64/28 East:
• Follow 64/28 east towards Highlands for 5.5 miles.
• Take note, after the Exxon Station on right it’s an additional 8/10th mile.
• Watkins Lane is on your right, follow lane down and right to home.

Please be aware that all our homes are on a septic system. Do not flush any product in the toilets other than toilet paper. This includes personal hygiene products and wipes of any kind (personal or baby).

Upon your departure, you MUST take all garbage to trash station. When you leave the home, and get back to Highway 64 turn left (towards Franklin) and go 4.9 miles. The recycling center will be on your right. It’s easy when coming into town to just bring a garbage bag with you and drop off each time. We do not have garbage collection in this county. Guests will be charged for trash removal.

If arrangements have been made to include a pet (and you have a signed Pet Addendum) we have three requirements.
1. Do not permit pets on bedding or furniture.
2. Pick up any dropping and dispose of properly.
3. ALWAYS crate the pet when they are left in the home alone.

Failure to do any of these things is cause for forfeiture of your security deposit. If you have NOT made prior arrangements for a pet, please do not allow one on premises.

This is a non-smoking residence. Feel free to smoke outdoors but use caution as we are in a heavily forested area. 'Please dispose of butts properly. Ashtray's are available. Absolutely no smoking indoors.

On Departure
• Please take a moment to enter comments into the guest book.
• All used beds should be left unmade.
• If you have had a pet at the home, please check the property for any pet droppings and dispose of properly.
• Check gas grill, be sure it is off and clean.
• Check all windows and doors making sure they are locked.
• Take final load of trash with you to the recycling center.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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