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FAR EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. CLEAN, COZY, HOMEY WITH EVERY COMFORT IMAGINABLE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

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

Owner
Gene and Diane
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

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 Smoky Mountains

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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Amenities

Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nice dressing space in shower area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
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
Notes:
See also our other cottage listing at vrbo 370240.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(94 traveler reviews)

FAR EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. CLEAN, COZY, HOMEY WITH EVERY COMFORT IMAGINABLE
average rating of 4.9042554 based on 100 reviews
5

Lovely weekend at a lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

The owners are so nice and friendly. Their cabins are also ADORABLE. We've stayed with them three times now. This Little Rustic Cabin is so cute, quaint, and perfect for a getaway in the country. It has easy access to tons of hiking trails on the Appalachian too, so there is plenty to do in the area. I can't recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing time ...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Your place was so neat and quaint.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place for a quiet mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three nights in the Lil' Rustic Cottage and had a wonderful experience! The cottage was very clean, cozy, and peaceful. We enjoyed mornings on the porch the most! The cottage was in a great location - just a short (and beautiful) drive to downtown Franklin and the surrounding hiking trails. Gene and Diane were very respectful of our privacy but made sure that we knew they were available if there was anything we needed. They are very kind and gracious hosts. We would definitely like to make a trip back to Franklin and would like to stay in one of the Orchard Hill Cottages again!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cute, cozy and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Overall great place I would only recommend up dating a few things like no washer and dryer or DVD player and I would add a few more items to be able to cook with like sharper knives and spatulas and larger spoons. Owners were great and very nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

As a few other reviewers have stated, the property isn't like the kind of cabin in the middle of the woods without neighbors that some people imagine. However, it is off the beaten path and pretty secluded. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay, and this property met way beyond our expectations. This was my first time booking through VBRO, and Gene and Diane's cabin has convinced me that I should definitely try VRBO again. If I ever do end up going back to Franklin, this will be one of the first places I look for to try to book and stay at again. Thank you for such a great experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and tranquil.

  • 5 of 5

Always a great place to get away from the rest of the world. The owners treat guests like family. Rustic and unpretentious cabins in a peaceful setting.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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.

Also see another listing on vrbo.com/515525.

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Rates & Availability

Franklin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$89
$623
$2,670
 

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.
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