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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)

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 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 Smoky Mountains

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
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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxurious Cabin on 13 Acres of Mountainside Close to Everything
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
5

Wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

Thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Johns Island, SC
5

Cozy, comfortable cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay, nice quiet area. The cabin was great, clean and well appointed. We loved sitting on the covered porch!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mooresville, NC
5

Dancin' Bear Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is in a beautiful setting located close enough to Franklin where you feel like you are out in the wilderness, but are actually close to everything. It is beautifully constructed with the hand-hewn logs, the wide front porch, soaring ceilings and all the details you could want inside. The property itself has room for hiking and the outdoor recreation area for the family is just over the hill behind the cabin. It is well equipped in the kitchen and bathrooms. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the porch in the early morning and evenings. It is not far to Lake Nantahala for water recreation. We recommend Mill Creek Golf Course, less than 5 minutes away, if you are a golfer. You will have a relaxing visit to Dancin' Bear cabin. Ken was great to work with and made the visit easy and effortless.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Boca Raton, Florida
4

Great Place to Spend Christmas!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four and three dogs spent the week of Christmas in the Dancin' Bear cabin, and had an amazing time! The cabin was clean and spacious with quality furniture and a great atmosphere! We felt secluded, though it was just a short drive to town for food and firewood. the playground behind the cabin was perfect for our 5-and-4-year-old kiddos.

The location was extremely convenient to a variety of waterfalls, as well as the highway to Highlands (30 minute scenic drive) and Asheville (about an hour highway drive).

Ken was beyond accommodating and assisted us tremendously at the beginning of our stay. I would definitely stay with him again! Thank you for the priceless vacation and family time!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

We love this cabin

This is our second time staying there and we will definitely come back

Beautiful surroundings

Very peaceful

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful

  • 5 of 5

my family had a wonderful weekend getaway. wish we could have stayed longer. it was only me, my wife and small dog but we had plenty of room. there were 2 other bedrooms and an additional bathroom, along with a couch sitting area upstairs. the front porch is great with the swing and we spent a lot of time outside since the first cool front came through. very quiet and peaceful but also very conveniently located to downtown franklin and many other small towns. if you turn left out of the driveway we found a great hike called siler bald. the view was amazing. we will definitely be back. it was one of the best vacations we have had. the people in town were so friendly and the cabin exceeded our expectations. thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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

Damage Deposit $200

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.