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Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

58 REVIEWS AND COUNTING; FANTASTIC LITTLE JEWEL OF A CABIN, THE GREAT ESCAPE, STRESS RELIEF, ABSOULTELY PERFECT, LOVED THE PLACE, SO PEACEFUL, A MOST DELIGHTFUL VACATION EXPERIENCE, EXACTLY WHAT WE NEEDED. FAIRY-TALE CABIN. CHECK OUT THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE. This Rustic cabin is near beautiful farms and pastures nestled in the western end of Iotla Valley. A creek meanders in front of the property, a mountain view, sunrises and sunsets are enjoyed from the covered deck. You may hear the cattle conversing in the pastures nearby. Bluebirds thrive in the special homes prepared for them around this property. See the chickens in their nests next door.

Come and enjoy the quietness and serenity of this little get-away with us. Many activities abound or you may just want to relax and read a good book.

Keywords: Peaceful, quiet, beautiful serene setting. Minutes to river, tubing, canoeing and gem mines. Enjoy the hammock and swing by picnic area. Walking distance to other available cabin. Call 828-349-2925 for reservations. See also vrbo370240 . IF CALENDAR IS FULL, PLEASE CALL. THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION.

More Details

Gene and Diane
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Gene and Diane

We, Gene and Diane, love to receive guest to our quaint little cottages. We live on the property and are available to assist you in any way we can to make your stay with us a pleasant one.

Gene and Diane purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Gene and Diane chose Franklin

Orchard Hill Cottages are located in the Mountains in the midst of rolling pastures. Plenty of flowers, cows, rabbits and birds of all kinds to enjoy. We are close to the river where tubing and canoeing are available and also close to good hiking trails for those who prefer the woods. A few miles up Hwy 28 offers white water rafting. Gem mines are all around within a few miles.

What makes this cottage unique

This is truly country living where front porches, rocking chairs, swings, a comfortable hammock and a good little fire-pit can be used daily. We have a picnic area all set up for grilling and just relaxing down by the little creek. Do come and enjoy the beauty with us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted you to know that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your charming cabin. All the beautiful flowers growing around the cabin and the multitude of song birds were such a delight. Also, the pie you gave us was delicious. Thank you for everything.
May 2011
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Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nice dressing space in shower area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sofa (1)
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
See also our other cottage listing at vrbo 370240.


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average rating of 4.901786 based on 118 reviews

Always a great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Love the cabin and the area. Quiet and comfortable. Best escape for us.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind comment. Please come again as soon as possible. We welcome you as our guests. Gene and Diane
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The cabin was cozy, cute and beautifully decorated! Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend getaway, and we were not disappointed. The owner was extremely nice and helpful. The cabin was adorable, cozy, and beautifully decorated. We loved the nearby cows and chickens, which added to the charm. We would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Was an excellent weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, VERY CLEAN, and tastefully decorated cabin. Perfect size for 2 with all the comforts of home. I will definitely recommend this cabin to friends and family. Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cabin in country setting close to downtown Franklin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the cabin. It was charming and comfortable. Only a short drive into Franklin. Would definitely recommend to my friends if they were planning a trip to Franklin.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained cabin and a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the countryside. Loved the cows (from a neighboring area) mooing each morning and evening.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the place if you like to observe nature. You will probably see deer on your way to town.
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Caffe Rel
Delicious cuisine. Menu is updated often. They do not accept credit cards. Everything else...
Historic Downtown Franklin
Visit our Historical Museum. Local history at its best. Rock & Gem museum is excellent.
Little Tennessee River Greenway
Beautiful walkway in downtown Franklin area. Exercise your heart and all the rest of your a...
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Excellent venue, family entertainment
Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ
Excellent BBQ. All is delicious!
Scottish Tartans Museum Center
You Scottish folks will enjoy this excellent display of Scot history and aparal
Fun Factory, The
Clean entertainment for the young. Pizza is good too. Best steaks on premises.
Smoky Mountain Bicycles
The Sunset
Country cookin', Excellent breakfasts.
Ingles Market
3 local stores 1 super store under construction
Franklin Lanes and Skate
Great family bowling and skating.
Walmart Supercenter
Large Walmart with food,grocery departments No auto tire or repair department
Thai Paradise
Excellent Thai food. Excellent service, family owned Clean
Macon County Recreation Park
New and complete recreation area surrounded by mountains West of the town of Franklin. Sport...
NC Mountain Made
Local craftsmen show and sell beautiful Mountain Made products. Great selection with good p...
Gazebo Creekside Cafe
Excellent for lunch. closes at 3PM daily. Sandwiches are delicious. Creekside dining.
The Factory - Franklin
Youth entertainment, pizza restaurant, bowling, putt putt golf, Upscale restaurant.
Lucio's Restaurant
Excellent Italian cuisine. Open at 5:30PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Franklin Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
Hwy 28 North, US 441, Hwy 64 East & West.
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Miles
Cafe Rel
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

Macon County and the Franklin area is a gemstone area for collectors, professional and amateur alike. Many facilities are available for this purpose. We will send you information on request about this favorite attraction. Also see vrbo 370240. for our cabin #2 listing.

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning charge $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Smoking allowed outside only.
Pets not allowed.
Individual parking area for each cottage.
Extra charge of $15.00/night for more than 2 guests. Extra guests may sleep on the sofa, bring your own sleeping bags or blow-up air mattress. We furnish linens for these extra persons if needed.

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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