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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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.

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
  • Fireplace
  • 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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 45 reviews
5

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

An ideal getaway central to all that western North Carolina offers. The cabin was clean and comfortable. Upstairs offered entertainment for our 11 year old son. The kitchen table was perfect for family meals and conversations.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a Blast!

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. Nice quiet property. We got great use out of the large porch.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Five stars !! Plus !!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Dancin Bear cabin, it was wonderful ! It was just far enough out of town to give us that woodsy feeling but close enough for us to enjoy all events in the area! It was perfect for our fur babies , no worries about traffic or noise!! We will definitely be coming back, and Ken was wonderful to work with, any questions I had were answered immediately!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was as described.

  • 4 of 5

It is a nice cabin. I wish it had a better view of the mountains.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

A great place to unwind and relax in a peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The home was just as described, clean, neat, and had everything we needed. We enjoyed our time there and would like to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing place to stay! Totally recommended, great service.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days at this cabin. This is a wonderful place to disconnect from our daily routine. We went hiking all days with the kids, found little animals, flowers, tiny strawberries, enjoyed nature in general. Nearby, we went river tubing, lake boating, zip lines adventures, train rides, mining, trout fishing... amazing experience for all the family! I highly recommend this experience for families with kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

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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