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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:
September 24, 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:
  • 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 ...
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
  • 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
Notes:
See also our other cottage listing at vrbo 370240.

Reviews

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FAR EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. CLEAN, COZY, HOMEY WITH EVERY COMFORT IMAGINABLE
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5

Relaxing and will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing weekend. The owners are super sweet and Mrs Dianne has done a wonderful job of decorating. The cabin was clean and accommodating. We took the pups and they loved the big yard to play in. If you drive a big vehicle you won't make it over the bridge, narrow. Nice drive to Bryson City, Cherokee and not far from the Georgia line.

Franklin is a nice laid back town, but growing. Nice shops down town, occasional concerts in the town square and plenty of restaurants to choose from (chain and local). Cant do wrong with this choice for a place to rest and relax and take a good strol through town.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The base track (width for wheels)of the bridge is 8 ft. Long wheel base trucks may have some difficulty turning around in parking areas. The bridge accommodates propane gas trucks with extended mirrors with no problem.
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Ahhhhh!

  • 5 of 5

What a terrific little gem in the Mountains of NC. The Little Rustic Cabin was perfect for me. It was clean, well equipped and very comfy. The view from the back porch is fantastic. The host was super nice and very considerate. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time! The 'lil Rustic Cabin was perfect in every way. It met all of our expectations! We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this little cabin in the foothills, beautiful to sit out on the porch and watch the cows and the birds! Our dog, dallas, loved to run around the yard and saw her first cow up close. She tried to scare them off but they wouldn't budge. The cabin is completely well stocked and decorated perfectly. Would love to know where to buy the blankets on the rocking chairs. We even lost our key and they were so nice about it and replaced it right away. The bedroom is warm during the day, but if you turn on the air conditioning and close the bathroom door, when you return home in the afternoon, it is cool enough. You will want to sit outside with view anyway! Cannot wait to return.!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We loved the little cabin. It really made our stay very special. Perfect get away, beautiful view, rustic and quaint. So happy we found this perfect little mountain gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was super clean and covered porch was awesome for the afternoon rains. Close to town and places to dine.

Can't wait to return in the fall!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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.

Also see another listing on vrbo.com/515525.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

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.