About the property
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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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 15, 2018
Why Allen Steinman chose Cartoogechaye
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
perfect weekend getaway
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!
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.
Paula and Allen
We love it! The house was perfect and in a great location
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.
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
Exactly as advertised. Great host!
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!
Comfortable and accommodating features.
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.
We were happy to have you, and hope that you visit us again soon
Great place, clean and comfortable. Owners are very helpful and kind. Hope to stay here again.
Really enjoyed this place, hope to stay here again.
Thank you so much for choosing us. I sent you the picture by e-mail.
We loved our stay! An amazing property with everything we needed and more! We loved the screened porch - great to relax as the sun was coming up or Setting. Amazing hospitality too - a pleasure to meet you Paula! You made us feel so welcome - very much appreciated! Thank You! We hope to return again!
Rates & Availability
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Cleaning fee is for a one night stay only