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Gemstone Creek in the Smoky Mountains

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathrooms, 2 Sleeps

Small one bedroom cabin located in Cartoogechaye area 6 miles West of Franklin, NC. Very secluded Cabin with wrap around screened porch over looking fast moving creek on property. The creek is full of Gemstones so you can stay busy and take home a souvenir! All types of Gemstones that are native to North Carolina can be found in this stream. Emerald, Garnets, ,Sapphires, Quartz, and Rubies all can be found in the streams around this area. We also periodically enrich the stream with semi precious gemstones from all over the world. This insures that nobody goes home empty handed. Bring your boots for wading in the creek! This cabin is very close to the Appalachian trail and Standing Indian Camp Ground, and Wayah Bald mountain. Located in a hidden valley at the foot of the mountain that borders Nantahala National Forest. This property has a large stream that comes down from the mountain and runs right by the wrap around porch. You can hear the stream running in the house. Go ahead and take your shoes off and search for gem stones in the creek, or just cool of in the ice cold water. If you are looking for peace and quite and rest and relaxation, this place is for you. All hardwood floors, breakfast bar, fold out futon, Gas Fireplace and gas stove. Outdoor gas grill. Refrigerator with ice maker. Dish TV with HBO. The well water is some of the best deep well water you will ever taste. Coffee maker and microwave. This one bedroom has a queen size bed and a full size futon in living room. Could sleep two in the bedroom and 1 or 2 on futon. Flowers and plants adorn this property everywhere. Paved road all the way. Nice and cool on this side of the mountain. Very private, only a few neighbors and they are all nice folks. Convenient to Cherokee NC (35mins) and Murphy NC (40 mins).

Brian Powell
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

What makes this house unique

Gemstone mining from the creek makes for a wonderful way to pass time and a great souvenir!


Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
Gemstone mining directly on property.


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Gemstone Creek in the Smoky Mountains
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Charming eclectic cabin with a fantastic view and sound

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this cabin. The screened-in porch was great and my husband enjoyed reading a book out there and listening to the stream while I played in the water searching for gems. I had a lot of fun looking for gems and found some great stones. The stream isn't super deep but it is fast and pretty loud. The cabin has a nice big kitchen with plenty of cookware and utensils. The bed was surprisingly comfortable and we both slept well on it which is saying a lot as we are use to sleeping on a temperpedic mattress. The futon was also comfortable and my husband took several long naps on it. Even though you can see the neighbors it felt very private and there is virtually no traffic as the road ends a half a mile down. We spent 1 afternoon in franklin going to antique shops which was a lot of fun but otherwise just relaxed at the cabin. They had a nice gas grill to use as well. We didn't have any problems with cell service. We have Verizon and usually had 3 or 4 bars. This is a great place to come and unwind. Great for couples or small families. I would reccomend they add a fan in the living room to help with airflow as the air conditioner is in the bedroom so it takes a while for the air to reach the livingroom. We would definitely stay here again, we really enjoyed staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you as our guest. Thank you for your stay!
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Relaxing and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Nothing fancy and overdone just a quiet place to enjoy a stay in franklin. The stream was running fast from all the rain but was nice to listen to falling asleep.the bed was very comfortable and everything we needed was there. We were pleasantly surprised and would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint cabin with lively stream at the door.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our quiet time by the stream. The porch was great for relaxing with a book and for grilling. Found some gems in the stream. Thanks for the use of the panning supplies. We would choose this spot again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you! Thank you for your stay.
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Great little escape

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. It was clean, comfortable and secluded. The screened in porch and the creek were fantastic. The creek was so loud you could here it with the windows shut, it was so calming. There was a bench next to the creek, we enjoyed having our morning coffee there. The bench needs to be replaced because it looked weak, but we made it work. The host was attentive and was quick to respond to questions. If we return back to Franklin, we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gemstone Capital of the U.S.A.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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