About the property
- Cabin3200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Escape to the Mountains - perfect vacation spot for 2-8 guests
There are many places to choose from in our area. However, we can tell you that we've been vacation renting our two homes (by owner) for 8+ years - our reviews are 5*. "Better than the photos" "incredible attention to detail" "everything you need" "awesome vacation", "incredibly maintained", "our most favorite vacation". This "cabin" or we call a Cottage, sits on 2.5 wooded acres alongside a small natural spring fed stream that trickles and pools creating a serene setting. Your worries will slip away. A covered deck faces the stream and features an outdoor fireplace so you can enjoy s'mores year-round. Nothing finer than to come back after a nice hike or day exploring our beautiful area, put on comfy clothes, grab a beverage of choice, and relax.
Message me if you are just one couple using one bedroom and I'll reduce the rates.
GREAT FOR MOTORCYCLISTS - Paved Road to paved drive, covered parking, room for trailer too.
Cell service, HD TV and Wi-fi. While you feel like you are away from it all, we are just 5-6 min. from downtown Franklin, 3 min. to grocery and restaurants (easy access, not a scary remote location). Because it is finished on 3 levels it doesn't feel large and therefore works great for just 1-2 couples. 4 BR, Sleeps 8 If traveling as a family the lower level is terrific for the kids. King Master Bedroom on Main, 2 more bedrooms upstairs (King & Queen) all with private bathrooms, and a Guest/Entertainment suite in lower level (2 twins, sofa, TV, bathroom).
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 Timber Frame Rentals guests 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.
Wonderful Spring Break the kids will remember. Great cabin for connecting with family and/or friends.
INQUIRE about 14+ night stay discounts.
*Note: MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS A TOTAL OF 8 (adults & children) no exceptions. Not suitable for crawling or toddler aged children due to rustic wood floors, 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.
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.
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. 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
Pam Pringle, Owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Pam Pringle, 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 and our reviews confirm that.
Pam Pringle, Owner purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why Pam Pringle, Owner chose Ellijay
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.
What makes this Cabin unique
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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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Awesome Peaceful Retreat!
My 4 cousins and I had a wonderfully relaxing girls long weekend getaway at this lovely cabin home. The pictures do not fully convey the beauty of this cabin. The owners have thought of every convenience for you. The place was very clean and well appointed. It was so relaxing that we didnt go out much. We wanted a place to reconnect and relax and it exceeded all of our expectations. However when we did venture out the beauty of the scenic gourge was lovely. The locals were warm and friendly. We will be back again for sure! Pam the owner was so thoughtful and informative and Tony the manager was also very thoughtful and helpful. Both are very responsive and quick to reply. Can't wait to bring my husband and adult children here!
Lisa - so happy you girls had a great weekend together. We'll look forward to your return visit. Thanks again, Pam
Perfect Family Get-Away
This cottage is perfect! Home is stunning and Pam has thought of every little detail. We enjoyed local hiking trails, snow skiing, and dining/breweries. Highly recommend and hope to visit again soon.
We loved our stay at the "Pond" Cabin. What a beautiful home and nestled in the forest. The home is outfitted with every possible amenity and is clean , neat and organized well. The owner spent a great deal of effort making this a gorgeous and well stocked home. We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a secluded getaway in the mountains. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding areas and the nearby towns. Was a special treat to be able to enjoy the fire outside and hear the creek behind the home. We can't wait to return! Thanks again for letting us enjoy your amazing home.
This review is for the Cottage. Thanks Eric, look forward to your return!
The property was absolutely beatiful. Perfectly placed property in the woods for privacy and peace!
Our family loved the place, from the decor to the functionality. Not one detail was skipped in ensuring comfort was the #1 priority. I loved the tranquility and the sound of the stream is super relaxing.
Thanks Rick, so happy you enjoyed the house and I certainly enjoyed seeing the photos of your family enjoying the mountains. A vacation to remember! Come back again some day.
'The Greatest Escape' it truly is!
The home was beautifully decorated and spotless with endless attention to detail. From our arrival to our departure, we wanted for nothing! Both the owner and property manager could not have been more accommodating and helpful! The area is beautiful with many trails to hike and waterfalls to see. Shopping and restaurants are close, but the best is an outdoor fireplace at the home with a babbling brook running nearby. One could not want for more!!!
Dee - thank you so much for the great review. So happy you and all the family enjoyed their stay. With our busy lives and family living in different parts of the country, making time to visit in a special place every year is a wonderful thing to do.
Come back any time!
Beautiful Cabin in the Mountains
Our two families, four children ages 6 to 11 enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The cabin was extremely well outfitted, the best that we've experienced over a four-year period of time renting in the mountains. One could tell that the owners Took great care in ensuring that the renters had a great experience. The beds were comfortable, theentire cabin extremely clean, well outfitted kitchen and special measures taken to make everyone feel at home. There was plenty of wood for the fireplace, and even little s'mores packets for the kids. This is one definitely to return to! We're looking forward to next year already!
Happy to hear you had a great time and enjoyed our Cottage. Come back any time!
Franklin NC 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.)
Additional information about rental rates
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.