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Smoke Ridge Cabin near the Nantahala Mountains

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome Home!

Smoke Ridge Cabin is a one of a kind, authentic post and beam designed cabin located near the Nantahala Mountain range, just a short distance to the Appalachian hiking trail in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Cherokee, Dillsboro, Franklin, Sylva, Waynesville, and Bryson City are within 30 minutes driving time for shopping, sightseeing, antiquing, and various mountain adventures. The Blue Ridge Parkway as well as other scenic drives are within 30-40 minutes driving time from the cabin.

Smoke Ridge Cabin is in a quiet area, surrounded by the mountains, offering you a sense of peace and quiet, while relaxing on the porch or sitting by the fire. The cabin is secluded, affording you privacy and serenity.

A fire pit is available and one load of firewood is provided. It is your responsibility to follow fire and safety guidelines to protect natures' forests.

Although the cabin is a smoke free environment, you may smoke on anyone of the many decks, while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Nantahala Mountains.

Smoke Ridge Cabin is a rental property owned and operated by Gary and Cherie Cates. All renters, and any person associated with the renters, of said property agree to release the rental property and its property owners from any and all liability associated with any personal loss or injury occurring at or near the above listed property.

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Cherie M Cates
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Cherie M Cates

Retired from different areas. Cherie is from Macon, GA and moved here from Pensacola, FL in 2001. Gary is originally from Montana and moved here from Tallahassee, FL.

We, both, have a love and an appreciation of the mountains. It is our home. We welcome you to enjoy !

Cherie M Cates purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Cherie M Cates chose Franklin

The cabin is our second home in the mountains.

Its elevation is ~ 2100 ft and is located on the lower ridge line. It is ~ 1/2 mile from our home that is located at the bottom of the ridge line where the creek is located.

The cabin has a spectacular view of the Nantahala Mountains. Though the houses are relatively close, we maintain privacy for you and for us.

What makes this cabin unique

It is serenity at its best. The view from the porch is most calming to the body and to the soul. It allows your imagination to travel. Its remoteness and quietness offers rejuvenation.


Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in time is from 3 to 4 pm. If you can not arrive during this time, please call / email us letting us know your estimated time arrival.
  • Other arrangements can be made regarding your check in time, just let us know how best to serve you.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Toilets have elevated seats. one of them has push up bars for the handicapped individuals who need help with sit to stand. There is a tub bench available. Just ask for it.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Smoke Ridge Cabin near the Nantahala Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

A Wong retreat in the Smokies

  • 5 of 5

We are family of seven visiting the Smoky Mountains area during Holy Week 2017 for a spiritual retreat. Smoke Ridge Cabin is a perfect place for my family. Mr. and Mrs. Cates are the very kind and welcoming. They provided everything we needed during our stay. The kids (3-13) enjoying playing in the creek which was a short walk from the cabin. The cabin is clean and roomy for my family of seven! We enjoyed the Native American decoration, we even get to dance with the drums.

Appalachian Trial is about 30 minutes away, which we took a short 1.2 miles hike to the Wesser Fire Tower. The view was majestic! We also get to talk to interesting people from all over the States during the hike AT. We then drove along the Nantahala Gorge and went to Passion Friday Church Service in Franklin and concluded the outing waking under Dry Falls in Highland area.

Saturday we had a great time tubing and swimming at Smoky Mountain National Park, Deep Creek area. The water was a little chill, I almost got a cram in my legs when jumping into the river. We also visited Bryson city and bought a jar or Frog Jam which was very yummy for the bread! Saturday night we started a campfire roasting marshmallow and enjoy the starry night sky - Just a perfect way to start Easter Day!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Wong Family are lovely people. They truely enjoy the outdoors. They are great renters who respected the cabin and its property. They were most gracious in every category. The cabin was left in very good condition- one would never know that 7 people stayed there especially 5 small children. Thank you so much for choosing our cabin for your stay in our mountains. Cherie and Gary Cates
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Trout fishing weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were here for a November weekend fishing trip and this place was ideal for us - extra clean with everything we needed for a great stay. Beautiful cabin with wood beam ceiling, great kitchen, and extra deck space. Hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property was beautiful! The house was immaculately maintained and very homey.

  • 5 of 5

The house on top of the hill provided beautiful views and a sense of solitude. The house itself was beautiful with all the beams and woodwork. It was very clean and well stocked. Our boys loved the loft and the outdoor fire pit. The owners were great to work with and were just down the hill if we needed anything. The location is great. It wasn’t too far from Franklin and Bryson City. There was plenty to do on day outings or just kick back and relax at the cabin. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful cabin in the woods. Every detail was laid out by the owner. This cabin is for those who want to get away from it all. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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karla Gonzalez

  • 5 of 5

Just I want to say thanks so much for everything. We really have a great time in your cabin. My daughter love everything. Thanks for your big smile all the time. And of course I recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best stay ever.

  • 5 of 5

My family Visits WNC a couple times a year. We have stayed in many places looking for the right area we want to live in one day. This last trip was by far the best ever. Not only is the cabin wonderful but the Cates are some of the most friendly people and made us truly feel like we were at home with old friends. She invited the kids to come down to their house anytime to swim and play. Just talking over coffee was great. I had two 13 year old boys, my mom and my 87 year old grandma with me. The house was perfect. Most importantly it was easy for my grandma to get around. Only two small steps and the driveway is paved and level. I highly recommend staying with the Cates. It's the perfect location and will fit any type of family. We will not stay anywhere else and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Franklin, NC
Car: necessary

This property is located in the western part of North Carolina - in the mountains. It is not near Salisbury, NC nor Charlotte, NC.

Burningtown Creek is located on the property, it is 1/2 mile from the cabin. The Little Tennessee River is ~ 2 miles from the cabin. Both are ideal for trout fishing and other water activities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.75%

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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