3 BEDROOM - 3 BATH - Sleeps 6
About Brett Schroder
When an opportunity presented itself my wife Konnie and I decided to take that leap and purchase a vacation home in Franklin, we had been looking for the past 8 years and even purchased a couple mountain view parcels in Sapphire valley with the intent to build, which the Franklin, Cashiers, Sapphire and Highlands area is central to all of the fun the Smokey Mountains have to offer. A dream come true. Yay! Vacation home in place and an escape from the Florida heat and a task of mild winters an extreme departure from the frigid winters of the Midwest were i was raised! We were worried a bit, however it was for no reason as the people that have visited our home are good, hardworking and thoughtful people just as we are. Even a few celebrities have visited our Mountain Chalet :):) For that we are grateful and blessed.
Brett Schroder purchased this House in 2016
Why Brett Schroder chose Franklin
Why this property? Well, this wonderful mountain top home became available and was truly more than we ever thought possible to obtain. Mountain top! New Timber Frame Construction! Million Dollar Home! All the best of construction! 47 mile view in the winter (documented) A Castle in The Sky!!! Creeks, Forest. Nature. Privacy yet not too remote. Central to everything. No hustle bustle noise with the exception of the birds and wildlife. How good does it get? Things seem to work out for a reason. . . . 'if one door shuts, another better one will open.' We truly feel that this is what happened. We chose to believe that nothing happens by coincidence and that it was all predetermined long before we arrived here ....
What makes this House unique
World Class views, normally reserved for 5 star resort properties Seclusion and privacy unsurpassed. Cool breezes breath-taking sunsets wake up above the clouds
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - 25lb maximum, adult pets only Exception considered25lb maximum, adult pets only Exception considered
No smoking - Exterior patios onlyExterior patios only
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
- No refunds for not using recommended AWD or 4WD Vehicles
Great View and Property
The overall property is excellent and the view is even better. The third bedroom is actually a loft in the open. If you plan to hang out outside and grill on the bottom level, like we do, be aware that the smell from the septic tank will be strong at times but not a deterrent for us. Brett is a pleasure to deal with. We would highly recommend this property and would definitely book it in the future.
James Thank you for taking the time to review - Septic tank smell should be reported to an Owner to address, this is the first I have heard of this smell during your stay.
I will be addressing this concern immediately.
Bear Paw Paradise
Bear Paw was absolutely beautiful, just like in the pictures, didn’t disappoint! We enjoyed the breathtaking view, beautiful sunsets, beautiful mountains! The cabin itself has a very good layout, it is designed for you to enjoy the views from bedrooms, kitchen, living room.
The owner was very responsive to any inquiry we had. The only thing that was a bit of an issue was the taken out of the trash as we had to do three trips during the five days stay. Also we were running out of trash bags, I will suggest to leave about two for every day of stay.
Thank you Martha, we will take your suggestion to our Cleaning staff.
Great vacation spot!
What a view! This time of year is perfect for this cabin in the woods. Every day the leaves turned a different colour and we marveled at the view. Sitting in the screened in porch was a favourite way to spend the afternoons. We had rain several days and the cabin is equipped for staying in and enjoying the company.
The surrounding area, and historic Franklin have much to offer for day trips. You are right to heed the advice about the correct vehicle and getting up the hill before dark.
I viewed over 300 properties searching for 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, positive reviews, & location, for my only nephew's wedding in Whittier. This was the perfect property for three adult females. We initially had difficulty accessing it with our Buick Enclave. Thanks to Ridgecrest Towing, within 2 hrs we were winched up to the house. In order to remain at this property, we needed 4 wheel drive. I searched the surrounding areas for rental vehicles & none were available. Brett spent the entire day trying to locate a 4x4 truck, & by late afternoon, he found one in Ga! There aren't adequate words to describe our gratitude to him. The house is magnificent, gorgeous furnishings, & the views different every day. Because the home is located at the very top of the mountain, there was no traffic to interfere with the peaceful tranquility. I didn't want to go home & wished I had booked it for at least 2 weeks. We will definitely stay at this property again! Thank you Brett Schroder for being so kind and helping us to enjoy the wedding.
Amazing Sunset View
Just returned from this beautiful home in the mountains near Franklin. Upon arriving we entered the house and what a view of the mountains facing the West. Greeted immediately with a nice evening shower which lowered the temperature to 68 followed with an awesome sunset which filled the mountain ranges with numerous colors. Amazing the way the clouds roll in and out of the mountain ranges which cover the valley below in one minute then gone the next, made for some beautiful picture.
The home was well stocked with everything that one would need from stocked pantry of spices to all things needed to prepare meals. Home was decorated to give a rustic mountain feel with comfortable furnishings. Three levels with a bedroom on each level made for a very private atmosphere for each floor. We could see the upstairs was set up nice for the younger children even though we only there by ourselves. Drive up the graveled road was a little tricky but was mastered easily with our four wheel drive Subaru. Shopping was easy for food and anything needed by nearby Wal-Mart, and grocery stores. Two public golf courses within 25 minutes with friendly mens group that allowed anyone to play along. Scenic roads leading to both Highlands and Cashiers make for a fun day of sightseeing. Recommend that you be home before dark if going through the twisting roads going any long distances from the house as some roads
are not marked as good as should be for some hairpin turns. Overall I will seriously consider this house for any future trips to this area.
Brett was easy to contact as we arrived a little early. Contacted us during the stay also to check on us and to see if we had any problems. A book was provided by Brett and his wife as to every feature as well as history of the place and things to do nearby.
Highly recommend this place to anyone, you won't be unhappy with your choice if you do.
Franklin, NC GEM MINING CAPITAL of the world as featured on Discovery Channel and National Geographic channel Mines.
Located nearby- Waterfalls, Cullasaja River fly fishing, Appalachian trail, standing Indian Campground, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee Indian reservation and Harrahs' Casino,
Dragons Tail, Lake Glenville, Lake Chatuge, White water rafting.