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Luxurious Cabin on 13 Acres of Mountainside Close to Everything

Franklin, NC, USA
  • Cabin1700 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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

Owner

Ken Fromknecht

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 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 Cartoogechaye

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

    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Queen size Beds (3 Bedrooms) Loft (sofa bed)

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Rural

                Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                    Meals

                      • Guests provide their own meals

                        General

                          • Living Room
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wood Fireplace

                            Kitchen

                              • Kitchen
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster

                                Dining

                                  • Dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people

                                    Entertainment

                                      • Books
                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Games
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television
                                      • Toys
                                        Many board games.
                                      • 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

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • gambling casinos
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • 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

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • 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

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                38 Reviews

                                                                Wonderful4.8/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Awesome

                                                                Claudia D.

                                                                The cabin was in great condition, clean, the fireplace gave it a great ambiance, but just remember to get good wood in town, dvds are a plus for entertainment. The only thing is that if you plan to do a BBQ is not too big and not in the best location. Overall very good and i definitely will come back.

                                                                It was terrific, probably one of the most relaxing vacations, I have had.

                                                                Mark H.

                                                                First of all the owner is top notch. The cabin is just as advertised. Very comfortable. My Aussie (Australian Shepherd) even had a great time, at least I think she did. Nice open mountain side to walk her. All the amenities advertised were on point. Thank you again for nice getaway.

                                                                Beautiful family Thanksgiving

                                                                Paul T.

                                                                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!

                                                                Great Location and Property

                                                                Philip M.

                                                                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.

                                                                Polar Express Weekend with the Family

                                                                Marcia W.

                                                                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.

                                                                Wonderful Stay

                                                                Carolyn C.

                                                                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!

                                                                Location

                                                                Franklin, NC, USA

                                                                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

                                                                Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Tax Rate
                                                                9.75%

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

                                                                $162avg/night
                                                                38 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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