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Located in the beautiful Nantahala Forest in Western North Carolina

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

This lovely lodge style home is located in a lush mountain setting, with easy access for all standard two wheel drive vehicles, as well as motorcycles. A short drives take you to the Great Smokey Mountains or to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Skiing and winter sports, Kayaking, rafting, hiking are all nearby. We are conveniently located to NE Geogia's wine and vineyard trail. If you enjoy comfortable days and cool nights this is the perfect setting for you. Excellent restaurants nearby in a charming old Main Street setting, in nearby Franklin. Relax and have a craft beer from one of two local breweries. Franklin is located in the heart of the Gem Capital of the world, where you can try your luck at finding a precious stone to go home with. Waterfalls, wildlife and beautiful scenery abound, wherever you turn. Franklin is just a short drive to Asheville, the home of the famous Biltmore Estate, where you can enjoy a day of fine dining, hiking, horseback riding and so much more.

Our home is conveniently located near the Appalachian and Bartram Trails. A large screened porch overlooks the forest and another porch for cookouts, lounging and star gazing. A BBQ grill, satellite and wi-fi are additional amenities. Parker Meadows Recreation Park, is within walking distance with access to river activities , nature walks, picnics, and ball fields and a special park for the little ones. .

Long term stays are welcome. A washer and dryer are located on the premises. Ample parking on two levels. No RV's please. Located just 45 minutes from Cherokee NC and Harrah's Casino, excellent trout fishing' and river tubing. Convenient to three airports within a 2 hour drive, Asheville NC, Greenville SC, and Atlanta GA. There are lakes nearby where you can rent a canoe or pontoon boat and enjoy a day out on the water surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and crystal clear waters. Antique and art shows, festivals and music fairs are weekly throughout the summer and fall. Of course, fall colors in the mountains are spectacular and a perfect getaway for amateur photographers and hikers. In winter, our location is 20 minutes from skiing, snow tubing, and ice skating, weather permitting Cataloochie Ski Resort is just a 45 minute drive from the beautiful small town of Franklin, NC.

Your vacation home comes fully stocked with linens, utensils and appliances. The Franklin NC area is situated at an elevation of approximately 2.400 feet above sea level. A short drive takes you to mountain peaks of 5. 000 feet or more , where you can enjoy panoramic views encompassing three different states. Shopping, supermarkets, and restaurants are nearby. There is no smoking allowed in the house, however, you make smoke responsibly outdoors.

We hope you enjoy your stay as our guests and come back and see us soon.


Paula and Allen Steinman

The entrance to the home has only two small steps which are very easy to negotiate. It has central air conditioning fo summer, baseboard electric heating and a cozy gas log fireplace for cool evenings.

More Details

Allen & Paula Steinman
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

Why Allen & Paula Steinman chose Franklin

We chose this area for the natural beauty all around us and our love of the mountain lifestyle. Not being fans of the big cities, we enjoy the relaxing pace of small town living. Franklin is the perfect place to meet people that welcome you with open arms and are genuinely happy to see you. We love the shops and restaurants that are so charming and unique and located so close to our home at Parker Farm Estates.

What makes this house unique

There are many unique benefits in choosing our home for your vacation stay. You will fall in love with the peace and tranquility of just sitting on the front porch at night and looking up at the carpet of stars above you, or making smores and roasting marshmallows over the fire pit. If you are feeling adventurous, there are many beautiful waterfalls, rivers and lakes that are just a short ride from home. You can rent a pontoon, rowboat, kayak for the day, go golfing, whitewater rafting, ski, hike, eat in any number of fabulous restaurants and so much more, just a stone's throw from your door. If you DO visit, you must go to Caffe Rel located on Depot Street in Franklin, for the best meal ever! If you are a BBQ lover, well, you are in the right place. Fat Buddies should be on your list, conveniently located on Highway 64 in Franklin just two miles from the house. There is something for everyone in Franklin without even having to leave the area, including bowling, skating, town pool and rec parks and our local movie theater and state of the art Performing Arts Center. Houses of worship welcome you, as well.


Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave used towels in bathroom, leave bagged trash in kitchen. Lock doors and return key to lock box. Thank you.. Hope to see you again😊
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • M/Bath has tile floor, shower with glass enclosure, large vanity with lots of storage, one sink, vanity closet above the toilet. 2nd Bathroom has tub/shower combination, large vanity, one sink, beautiful shelf with towels above the toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • M/B has king sized bed, large closet and high boy dresser for storage. Bathroom is attached 2nd bedroom has queen sized bed, large closet and dresser for storage. A full bathroom is located next to the bedroom
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Wonderful restaurants abound in this area. Many have "farm to table" theme and offer wine tastings, as well. Franklin also has a state of the art Theater of Performing Arts, as well as a local movie theater. Kids of all ages will love the Fun Factory with its games, little dragster track and bounce houses. Youngsters will also love a trip to nearby Cherokee to visit the reservation and learn their rich history. Spend a day at Sliding Rock; a natural, smooth river rock that sends you into a pool of deliciously cold water! On weekends, Franklin is host to "Pickin' on the Square." Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy outdoor concerts, food trucks and meet the locals, as well. Just A short walk from the house (or ride) will take you to the beautiful Parker Meadows Recreation Park. You can picnic, play baseball, hike, dip your toes in the river and more. All just a stone's throw from your home away from home. It is our hope that you enjoy every moment and come back and visit often


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Located in the beautiful Nantahala Forest in Western North Carolina
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Comfortable and accommodating features.

  • 5 of 5

Paula and Allen were very responsive to our requests and even provided us with 'arrival' apple fritters. House had all we needed to enjoy our stay. Location was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to have you, and hope that you visit us again soon
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Very Nice

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed bringing our grandbabies here. Wish we would have had more time.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful weekend.

  • 4 of 5

The property was simple. We had a few concerns but settled in regardless. We had a great weekend but had to entertain away from the house, it was not equipped for guest. We will rent from you again just not this property. We want river front and use of a washer and dryer and dishwasher, we had to handwash all our dishes. Overall we did have a great weekend in Franklin .

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable home that had everything we needed. Even though it rained 2 of the 3 days, we were cozy by the fire. An added plus is access to the park across the street; it has a nice walking trail. And the house is close to everything in Franklin.Even though it was just the 2 of us, 4 people would be comfortable staying there since there are 2 bathrooms. Be aware, if you are a tv addict, that there is no cable. Wifi was spotty, too, but the weather was terrible and there was a lot of wind so that may have had something to do with it. Luckily my husband and I are bookworms, so we had our own books to keep us entertained.

The house has nice outdoor spaces...a deck and also an enclosed porch.I'm sure if the weather was nice, we would have spent a lot of time out there.

It was perfect for our anniversary weekend. Upon arrival, we found donuts and coffee ( decaf and reg)with everything you need ( sugar, non calorie sweetener, creamer and half and half). It was so nice not to have to go out and buy that! There was even a sweet card wishing us a happy anniversary .The hosts came by to show us how things worked; it was nice to have that personal touch.

We will definitely be staying there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maria, thank you so much for the review. I'm sure you can't wait to wake up to your own very special views of the mountains and pastures of Cowee. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Paula and Allen
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We love it! The house was perfect and in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our vacation the week of December 27th 2017. The house was clean and the view was beautiful. Paula was waiting on us at arrival and showed us the house and how everything worked. They had all the little extra things needed for you already at the house. No need to run out and get salt and pepper, coffee, creamer, hot chocolate, paper towels, soap or anything like that. It was great! She even had cookies on the table! The area is very pretty and lots to do. We can't wait to return and do all the things we missed.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle and family. It was our pleasure having you as our guests. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and we can't wait to have you back. There are trully so many things to do in the area. Thanks again, for your 5 star review. Paula and Allen
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Exactly as advertised. Great host!

  • 5 of 5

The house is just what I expected with good space. Allen is a great host! He called and made sure I knew how to operate the fireplace and heaters. There was a portable fire pit, wood, and chairs waiting in the lower driveway which was a nice touch. Plenty of towels, supplies, and well stocked kitchen. Comfy furniture and basic cable. Internet supported watching live football through my IPAD. Franklin is a great place to visit and spend time in. Highly recommend Fat Buddies BBQ!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Franklin, NC
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Franklin, NC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 64
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fat Buddies BBQ, Franklin, NC
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Cataloochee, NC
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $15
Pet Fee $25
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

Cleaning fee is for a one night stay only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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