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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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 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 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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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
average rating of 4.898148 based on 114 reviews
5

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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5

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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Bucolic

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin was cozy, comfortable and so very cute! Every detail of the decor was homespun perfection - from the plaid curtains to the twig rocker to the galvanized light fixture in the kitchen. The cabin is in the countryside outside of Franklin. It's close to the Nantahala forest for hiking and other outdoor activities but it's also only about 45 minutes to the Great Smoky Mountain forest (via Bryson City or Cherokee ). I drove up highway 28N to the Deep Creek Recreation area. The road was incredibly curvy and hilly but it was a pretty drive. The drive over route 64 to Highlands is also very scenic with quite a few spots where you can pull off to view the waterfalls. I traveled alone but felt quite safe. I enjoyed sitting on the porch just looking out at the scenery and listening to the birds. The owners, Gene & Diane, were friendly and accommodating but never intrusive. I was going to offer to be a live in housekeeper, but then I remembered that I had a job and other responsibilities to get back to in Florida. Loved this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great little cabin in a beautiful setting. We had what we needed. It was fun.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice little cabin. Very clean. All your basic necessities.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is really cute. Decorated nicely. A few other cabins on the grounds. It was nice looking out at cattle and feeling the crisp mountain air. Cabin could use a grill closer.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, convenient & Quiet

  • 4 of 5

Needed a quiet place away by myself to study for a big exam. Perfect fit. Close to Franklin, but out far enough to be quiet. The cabin was very clean and the owner was very accomodating. I would suggest a few more cooking sundries (a frying size pan, full size plates, and a few more drinking glasses). Be sure to take anything you need in the way of food and cooking as there is none of that there. Overall would definitely come back the next time I need a quiet getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 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

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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