Over the River and Through the Woods, Indoor & Outdoor Fireplaces(33 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-10 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Our guests return again & again, 5* Star Reviews, Great for Motorcyclists too
A covered deck faces the stream and features an outdoor fireplace so you can enjoy the peaceful setting and s'mores year-round. Nothing finer than to come back after a nice hike or day exploring our beautiful area, put on comfy clothes, build a fire, grab a beverage of choice, and relax.
*Note: MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS A TOTAL OF 8 (adults & children) no exceptions. Not suitable for children under the age of 5 due to loft and open staircase (no safety features like cabinet door locks or electrical plugs). We do not allow large family reunion groups, weddings, parties, etc.
If you are traveling with friends or family, the house's layout allows privacy. 2 additional bedrooms upstairs and a finished lower level with 2 twins.
We are particular and it shows. Great Housekeepers! Decor is not the usual rental type but rather features leather and upholstered furnishings, comfy mattresses & pillows, wool rugs, local artwork (owner is a decorator). Our renters tell us we've thought of everything... from walking sticks to wood for the fireplace and blankets to snuggle on cooler evenings by the fire. The gourmet kitchen is well equipped to cook (saving money on eating out). There's even a crockpot & popcorn popper. Wi-Fi & DirecTV. Get away and pamper yourself at the same time.
So much to do or simply get away and relax. Waterfalls Abound: You can spend weeks getting to them all. Beautiful falls within just a few miles of the house. Our activities Book will keep you busy for days, weeks or months! Come hike or take a scenic drive, fish, raft, kayak, hunt for antiques, shop, go gem mining, attend festivals. It's all here! Our location is close to all our mountain activities but away from noisy tourism. Experience all Western NC has to offer from our comfortable home. Paved Road to paved drive so great for motorcylists too!
We get calls all the time from visitors who have booked another property, arrived and it is nothing like the photos online or the rental is dirty, musty smelling, scary location, and they scramble to find something else. So choose wisely, read our reviews! Make vacation memories in a place you will long to return year after year.
*Layout Detail: Timber Framed Home with beautiful exposed beams. The main floor is one large room - living area, dining & open kitchen. There is a King Master Bedroom with en suite bath off the kitchen area. a powder room is off the entry/foyer. The ceiling in the main living area is vaulted to the second floor and there is an open staircase that leads to the second floor bedrooms. You can look over the railings into the living area below. The two bedrooms upstairs are private (not lofts) one king and one queen, each with an en suite bath. The basement/lower level is finished and works great for children/teens as it becomes 'their' space with TV, bathroom, table & chairs, DVD, 2 twins and a sofa. It is one large room. The stairway leading to the lower level is enclosed and the entire lower level is carpeted. The rest of the house features wood floors.
Share the Expense of Vacation: Bring along another couple or two, or family and share expenses. Less than the cost of hotel rooms. Hotel rooms shared with your children can be stressful, and eating out every meal gets expensive, you'll save by being able to eat in and pack a picnic.
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See another of our spectacular homes - #179198, Sleeps 6
Member since: 2008
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Not suitable for children under age 5 due to open stairway and loft that cannot be gated. No cabinet door locks, no electrical outlet protection (there are floor outlets), and the floor itself is finished very rustic so it's just not suitable for very young children crawling and toddlers. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 3 Bedrooms +, 4-1/2 Baths - Master Bedroom Suite on Main Floor with King Iron/Wood Bed, Built-in Cabinetry, Walk-In closet, private bath. 2 Bedrooms on second level, one King Iron/Wood Bed, private bath and the other bedroom features one Queen 4 Poster Bed, and private bath . The Lower Level Guest Suite/Entertainment room is one large room with 2 Aspen log twin beds, and L-shaped sofa, TV, copper top table & 4 chairs & private bath. This area is great for a private guest suite or to accommodate children (our home is not suitable for children under age 5). Children love to hide out down here or it makes a wonderful private roomy suite for a couple but keep in mind there are twin beds that cannot be pushed together. All Bedrooms have DirecTVs, comfy beds & great linens...moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 4-1/2 Baths - Three full en suite bathrooms. Master Bathroom on main floor is quite unique and features a large walk-in slate doorless shower, double vanity copper sinks and full wall of built-in cabinetry. Two other bathrooms are located upstairs off each bedroom. The King Suite Bathroom features a tub/shower combination, pedestal sink, built in cabinetry and walk-in closet. The Queen Bedroom Suite bath features a tiled glassed in shower, and pedestal sink. The Power Room on the main level features a very unique hand crafted beam with granite sink. The lower level Guest Suite/Entertainment Area bath features a glassed in shower and pedestal sink and adjacent walk-in closet. Linens, shampoo, shower gels & paper products provided....moreless
- Outdoor Wood Burning Stacked Stone Fireplace on Timber Framed Back Porch overlooking a natural spring fed stream in a natural wooded setting. Life's stresses will melt away. Gourmet fully equipped kitchen, upscale furnishings & decor, comfy mattresses, lower level keeps kids occupied. DirecTV Satellite with Music Channels, Wireless Internet, Cell Phone Service. Quiet, private mountain community, easy access, 2.7 miles from grocery. You won't wish for a thing. We've thought of it all and paid attention to the details. A great home to reconnect with family & friends. MOTORCYCLING - Visit our website for more information about the incredible rides nearby, Tail of the Dragon, Deals Gap, Cullasaja Gorge Scenic Drive. Base your trip from The Cottage! PAVED ROAD, PAVED DRIVE. Walking/Hiking Sticks, elaborate book of activities to keep you busy for days & weeks. Daily Maid & Chef Services available for an extra charge....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Free Local Calls
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone
- Paper Towels
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Thermos Bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Chairs
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Oct 9 - Nov 12, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
10 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning/Supply/Firewood $225 + tax
- Tax Rate 9.75%
Holiday Weeks require 7 night stay.
Inquire about extended stay rates.
Maximum Occupancy 8 (adults and children, no children under age 6)
Owner reserves the right to increase fees and insurance requirements depending on # of guests.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Franklin is located between two popular scenic gorges, the Cullasaja and the Nantahala. The Cottage is located within 10 min. of the famous Cullasaja River Gorge scenic drive, and is rated one of the most spectacular in North America, passing 3 major waterfalls. Take a walk behind the roaring 75 foot wall of water of Dry Falls, and drive your car under Bridal Veil Falls. The mountainscape is lined with many hiking trails, including the famous Appalachian and Bartram Trails, both accessed 25 minutes drive from The Cottage.
Located in the southwestern corner of North Carolina, Franklin serves as the southern gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smokies. It's convenient location to major cities make Franklin a favorite vacation spot. Atlanta, Georgia is just two hours to the south while Asheville, is one hour to the east. Other cities nearby include Highlands, Cashiers, Dillsboro, & Sylva, all within about 30 minutes.
Other Activities: Western North Carolina has so much to offer. Excellent Hiking (easy hikes and Appalachian Trail hiking). Fishing, either fly fishing or lake/stream fishing is great in our area. We'll hook you up with guides if you like. Restaurants in our area from fast food to gourmet. Grocery is less than 3 miles from the house. Antiquing is a favorite shopping activity in our area and we have many local owned shops. We're located along the Waterfall Byway. You can drive or hike to gorgeous waterfall vistas. We're known for our white water rafting, or take a slow tube float down the river. Our area is also famous and featured on the Travel Channel for Gem Mining. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a wonderful drive and great way to cool off in the summer months. A picnic on the Parkway is the best! Access to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is in nearby Bryson City. Come see the elk, or take a train ride. Skiing and snow tubing in winter months is about 40 min. from house. So much to do!
Golf: 2 Public Golf Courses in Franklin, and several more in nearby communities
Ski: Skiing available in nearby Cataloochee (40 min.)
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We own two homes in the area, this home we call the Cottage and another #179198. We travel globally and we prefer vacation rentals to hotels. We understand what separates the best from the rest when it comes to accommodations. We believe that our attention to details makes our homes stand out. Constantly refreshing, great maintenance and a terrific central location.
Why the Owner Chose Franklin, NC, USA:
We love Franklin NC, Franklin's location allows you to tour around and enjoy all Western NC has to offer.This area is quiet and peaceful with large lots so you don't have nearby noisy neighbors. Away from tourism, but close enough to experience it all.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beautiful timber framed home with rustic elegant decor. We try to think of every detail to make you feel right at home upon arrival. Just bring your pj's! The covered porch with outdoor fireplace will be where you spend all your time, listening to the trickling stream, peaceful, calming woodland ambiance on 2.5 acres. We've provided faux fur blankets for snuggling by the fire, skewers for 'smores, plenty of seating. Wood burning indoor and outdoor fireplaces, we supply wood! Terrific housekeeping, we are particular on occupancy so you won't arrive to a run down property. Our photos don't do the home justice. Pet free so we can accommodate our frequent guests with pet allergies. In most cases, depending on arrival time, someone greets you upon arrival so that you immediately can get settled in without wondering where things are or operational issues.
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Warm & comfortable, we even provide the firewood!
Covered porch, facing a small natural stream, outdoor fireplace, seating for 8
Great Room with stacked stone wood burning fireplace, leather sofa & chairs
Master bedroom suite on main floor, king bed, 'en suite bath, views of woods.
Upstairs bedroom, king bed, 'en suite bath, view of woods
Lower Level Guest Entertainment Area, one large space with 2 twin beds, bath.
Beautiful rhododendron in Spring
Motorcycle Friendly Vacation Rental, paved roads to paved drive, covered parking
Cool off in a waterfall this summer!
Our mountains are beautiful!
You will love making s'mores at the outdoor fireplace
Quiet, serene, stream-side home - your home away from home awaits
You'll spend all your time here - covered porch, fireplace, lots of seating.
Fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen - gas range/oven, granite countertops.
Master on Main bathroom, double vanity sinks, walk in slate shower
Upstairs Queen Bedroom with en suite bathroom
Lower level guest/entertainment suite, 2 twins, sofa, TV, bath with shower.
Paved Road to Paved Drive, great for motorcyclists
A small spring fed stream meanders through the property (no fish).
Waterfalls abound in our area, take a hike, cool off, photographers dream
Gorgeous scenic drive on Blue Ridge Pkwy. Spring/Summer Rhododendrun
Nearby Cullasaja Gorge & Falls.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
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