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Luxurious Cabin on 13 Acres of Mountainside Close to Everything

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)(4 post in photo replaced bunks)

This traditional log cabin is perched upon 13 acres of lovely mountainside property. You will want to spend hours just hiking and exploring this tranquil wooded property. Across the street is a huge U.S. Forestry Service Tract for unlimited adventure.

This luxurious log cabin was built with hand hewn timbers; which were saw cut only for window and door openings. You have to see this log cabin in person to fully appreciate the old world craftsmanship. The traditional construction includes a stone stacked fireplace and hardwood floors throughout the cabin; updated with a wall mounted LG Flat Screen Television displaying over 200 stations and many other modern conveniences. This is truly a 19th Century style Log Cabin; updated with 21st Century technology.

This beautiful log cabin is centrally located in the Smoky Mountains between Asheville (50 minutes) to the East, The Cherokee Indian Reservation (30 minutes) to the North, Tennessee (50 minutes) to the West and Georgia (20 minutes) to the South. You can do everything or do nothing and enjoy either one! But, be careful, if you come once; you will want to come back every year! Indeed, you are likely to end up moving here.

We have put a lot of time, thought and energy into making this log cabin the ideal destination for a memorable vacation in the Smokies!

Keywords: Traditional Log Cabin

More Details

Owner
Ken Fromknecht
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Ken Fromknecht

My name is Ken Fromknecht. I am a local attorney in Franklin. My wife Laura is a Teacher at East Franklin Elementary, North Carolina. We moved to Frankin from Stuart Florida in 1998. We love living in the Smoky Mountains and wanted to share that love with others by building a classic hand-hewn log cabin for family events and vacation rentals. When building and decorating the home we were careful to do everything we could to make the cabin a first class destination; fitting of the 13 acres of mountainside it sits on. While we plan to build more cabins in future, the first cabin is currently the only one and gives our guests a great deal of privacy and freedom.

Ken Fromknecht purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Ken Fromknecht chose Franklin

The Smoky Mountains has been our family's vacation destination ever since Laura was a young child. The Franklin Area is special in that it is tucked into the Smoky Mountains and yet it is central to many locations for day trips to Asheville, Atlanta or Pigeon Forge.

What makes this cabin unique

Our property composes 13 acres up to and including the ridge of the mountain that it is situated on. It is across the street from a large tract of land owned by the United States Forestry Service. As such, wildlife are sited frequently on our property. The drive to our property sets the mood with long views of various mountain ranges and lovely large tracts of land.

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lazy Hiker Brewery/Currahee Brewery/Mulligans
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mill Creek Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Smoky Mountain Railroad, Dillsboro
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Caffe Rel, Stone House Market, Root & Barrell
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Boone
Nearest Point of Interest
Mill Creek Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Winding Gap Stairs
Nearest Point of Interest
The Fun Factory
Nearest Point of Interest
The Little Tennessee River
Car: necessary

Gem Mining, Harrah's Casino, Appalachian Trail, Standing Indian National Park, U.S. Forestry Service Property, Smoky Mountains National Park, Civil War Monuments, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Fun Factory, Dollywood, Smoky Mountain Railroad, Blue Ridge Parkway

Amenities

Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3 Bedrooms) Loft (sofa bed)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Fire Pit with 6 benches, Picnic Area, Swing set, Hiking, DVD Library

Reviews

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Luxurious Cabin on 13 Acres of Mountainside Close to Everything
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 36 reviews
5

Beautiful family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for us while visiting family in Franklin. The cabin is clean and comfortable. We loved the porch and the outside areas. Easy access is important to us and this was no problem to get to. Close to Franklin yet felt like we were far away. Great communication with the owners. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Dancin' Bear Cabin. It is perfectly situated for the hiking in the mountains we wanted to do near Franklin (Siler Bald, Wayah Bald, and Albert Mtn.), but still has very easy access to town with the restaurants and shopping it has to offer. The cabin was perfect for our dogs, who loved running around the property (13 acres). Kitchen was a little dated, but we still ate great. The DVD collection is very large.

Owners were very prompt and organized with the communications, and we had no problems while at the cabin. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Polar Express Weekend with the Family

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is beautiful and clean. We loved the location and the privacy. It was roomy and fun for all of us. Great time with the grandkids and at the Polar Express. We also went to the Fun Factory and that was amazing. Lots of things for kids of all ages.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with so much space for the kids to play outside. Loved the beautiful fireplace and front porch. The cabin had everything we could have needed. Close to shops and the town of Franklin. Property Management was very quick to respond and accommodating. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin, conveniently located with beautiful wooded surroundings. Very comfortable and peaceful setting. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin with a beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cozy cabin. Beautiful view from the front porch swing. Had all the amenities needed for a weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.75%

Payment due upon making reservation. Holidays are at In Season rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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