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

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Mountain view from the back covered porch


Last updated: 08/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 480 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 YEARS OF AGE...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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:

    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



Write a review 4.9
from 75 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Year Round
Oct 3 - Oct 2, 2016
1 night min stay
$623 $1,652
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$623 $1,652
* 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: 08/29/2016
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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


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

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Mountain view from the back covered porch

    Mountain view from the back covered porch

  • Comfortable living room

    Comfortable living room

  • Photo of kitchen thru living room door, Orchard Hill Cottage VRBO #113889

    Photo of kitchen thru living room door, Orchard Hill Cottage VRBO #113889

  • Vanity


  • The Little Tennessee River great for fun!

    The Little Tennessee River great for fun!

  • Shower with dressing area

    Shower with dressing area

  • Summer flowers

    Summer flowers

  • Tubing too! 3 miles from

    Tubing too! 3 miles from

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

    View of the 'Feathered Nest' from the back porch

  • Relax by the fire, it may be cold outside but it's warm inside

    Relax by the fire, it may be cold outside but it's warm inside

  • Exterior of Lil'Rustic Cabin

    Exterior of Lil'Rustic Cabin

  • View of deck from living room

    View of deck from living room

  • Canoe on the Little Tennesse River just around the corner

    Canoe on the Little Tennesse River just around the corner

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

    back porch...a great place for morning coffee

  • Beautiful flowers on property

    Beautiful flowers on property

  • Driveway to cabin

    Driveway to cabin

  • Firepit


  • Summer flowers in front of the 'Lil Rustic Cabin

    Summer flowers in front of the 'Lil Rustic Cabin

  • Same bunny, different season....fall leaves

    Same bunny, different season....fall leaves

  • To the cottages

    To the cottages

VRBO #113889

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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