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Far Exceeded My Expectations. Clean, Cozy, Homey with Every Comfort Imaginable

(93 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 480 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 YEARS OF AGE...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Nice dressing space in shower area

Other Amenities

  • See also our other cottage listing at vrbo 370240.



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Historic downtown Franklin is only 5.4 miles from the cabin. Paved road is a designated scenic bicycle route in front of the cottages. ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    We have 3 listings for our location. www.vrbo.com113889 www.vrbo.com370240 www.vrbo.com515535 Nantahala National Forest borders on the West and North ....moreless

  • Rural:

    Beautiful Iotla Valley (peaceful valley) is the approach to this scenic vista....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Hardwood table. Can seat 4 to 6 persons...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Remote control air conditioning....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Wi Fi Connection unit available for your laptop . cabin guest, blueberry...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Iron gas stove for additional heating...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas logs, tower heaters, shower ceiling heater . Space heaters...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private parking area, immediately behind the green farmhouse in signed area....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line telephone on request in office...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Available for your laptop....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Bring your own coffee preference...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need, if not, ask and we will get it for you....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Table with chairs, storage cabinet, dish cabinet. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size electric range with oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size electric range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Covered wood deck with railing...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Picnic area with hammock, picnic table, swing and fire pit down by the creek....moreless

  • Golf:

    2 local area golf courses. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Access to Little Tennessee river with 2 l commercial rental facilities within 5 miles....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two outdoor gas grills on premises...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Large covered porch off Living Room...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski lift within 30 miles...moreless



from 93 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$623 $2,670
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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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."

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville, NC
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Franklin Country Club
2.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 28 North, US 441, Hwy 64 East & West.
2.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Rel
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Franklin, NC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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!

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Queen Bed For Your Relaxation

    Queen Bed For Your Relaxation

  • Mountain view from the back covered porch

    Mountain view from the back covered porch

  • The Little Tennessee River great for Canoeing, Fishing, Tubeing.  Only 2 Miles.

    The Little Tennessee River great for Canoeing, Fishing, Tubeing. Only 2 Miles.

  • View of the 'Feathered Nest' from the back porch

    View of the 'Feathered Nest' from the back porch

  • Flowers For Your Pleasure

    Flowers For Your Pleasure

  • Flowers Along The Drive

    Flowers Along The Drive

  • Howdie Bear

    Howdie Bear

  • back porch...a great place for morning coffee

    back porch...a great place for morning coffee

  • Full Kitchen

    Full Kitchen

  • Exterior of Lil'Rustic Cabin

    Exterior of Lil'Rustic Cabin

  • Available Deck With Gas Grill

    Available Deck With Gas Grill

  • Lake Chatuge.   Nearby For Your Pleasure

    Lake Chatuge. Nearby For Your Pleasure

  • Bunny With Flowers

    Bunny With Flowers

  • Firepit


  • Cabins On Your Right

    Cabins On Your Right

  • Farmhouse Where It All Started

    Farmhouse Where It All Started

VRBO #113889

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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