Our lovely lodge style home, which we have named Serendipity, is located in a lush mountain setting, in a private community called Parker Farm Estates. Franklin's magnificent Parker Meadows Recreation Park is within walking distance of the house. We are conveniently located near supermarkets and gas stations. Our paved road provides easy access for all standard vehicles, as well as motorcycles. We do NOT ALLOW cats in our home, however, we do allow dogs under 25 lbs. There is a one time $25.00 fee for one dog. Please provide a proper bed/crate for your pet. Pets are not to be left unattended in the house. While you are out, your pet must be crated. Please walk your dog on our property only, he must be leashed and picked up after. We provide plastic bags for disposal.
A short drive takes you to the Great Smokey Mountains or to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Skiing and winter sports, Kayaking, rafting, hiking are all nearby. Franklin now has two, very popular craft breweries,. Each one has a food truck with great menus that you can try, while sipping a nice cold beer. Both establishments are well known for having great entertainment for your further enjoyment. We are conveniently located to NE Georgia'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. You can even dunk yourself in the river, which is easily accessed by a staircase leading right into the refreshing water.
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 Harah'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, a freestanding ash tray is provided, if you wish to indulge. Please smoke responsibly outdoors and be sure your cigarettes/cigars are properly put out. A tiny cinder can cause a forest fire.
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 for summer, baseboard electric heating and a cozy gas log fireplace for cool evenings.