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Vacation In Luxury Where Two Beautiful Creeks Converge...

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, 1 Den With Fireplace - A/C - Sleeps 6

Back on the vacation rental market in 2017! Luxury, upscale creekside home in Western North Carolina on the famous Wayah Road in Franklin, on the way to Nantahala Lake and the famous Wayah Bald. Beautiful home with wood floors, stacked stone fireplace, full kitchen with all amenities, garden bath tub and shower in Master Bedroom, with a balcony overlooking the rushing creek and forest. Upstairs are two bedrooms with one full bathroom with shower. This beautiful home has full amenities including satellite wireless internet, phone service with unlimited long distance, and cable television. Bikers welcome, as Wayah Road is a famous ride and near The Tail of the Dragon.

Franklin, N.C. is famous for gem mining and it's beautiful Mountain Scenery.

Near Highlands, N.C., the North Carolina Scenic Byway and the Cherokee Harrah's Casino. Asheville and Atlanta have the closest major airports. Also near Gatlinburg, TN, Dollywood, the Great Smoky National Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is not a typical cabin in the woods. Hike from the home to beautiful waterfalls and nature's beauty.

Bikers - Vacation and park your bikes on the famous Wayah Road. Bikers know one of the best bike rides up to Wayah Bald, Nantahala Lake and Deal's Gap (Tail of the Dragon) to Tennessee. Bikers often meet at the bottom of the mountain at Loafer's Glory (5.1 miles down the mountain) for the infamous bike ride. Vacation where two creeks converge in the beautiful Nantahala National Forest and enjoy your vacation surrounded by beautiful scenery and meet up to ride the roads...

Families - Vacation in the Smoky Mountains: Vacation with your family in the Smoky Mountains in Franklin, North Carolina. Nearby gem mining, Great Smoky National Forests, golf, white water rafting, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, hiking, waterfalls and wildlife. All that nature has to offer in the coziness of a beautiful home in a natural setting. This home is also near Asheville with its restaurants, art galleries and the famous Biltmore House. Also there are certain dates that 'Thomas the Train' takes off from Bryson City (a 30 minute drive).

During the summer months there are many amenities for families and the home is a short distance from the Hiawassee Georgia State Fair.


Friends&Families-Vacation where 2 Creeks Converge: Friends and families can enjoy the solitude of the Smoky Mountains with all the fun that the area has to offer. Enjoy a campfire with marshmallows and make s'mores along the creekside. Vacation in the Smoky Mountains where two creeks converge on the infamous Wayah Road on the way to Wayah Bald, Bartram Trail and the Appalachian Trail, within hiking or biking distance. Franklin, N.C. has gem mining and is near the Great Smoky National Park. Some of the fun that is nearby is golf, white water rafting, Dollywood in TN., Gatlinburg, TN., hiking, waterfalls and wildlife.


This home may not be suitable for children under 12 years of age.

More Details

Randy Brown
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Randy Brown

My wife, Wanda, and I purchased this home in 2009 to use as a vacation home and ultimately a retirement home.

Randy Brown purchased this house in 2009

Why Randy Brown chose Franklin

We decided to put it on vacation rentals so that others can enjoy the beautiful home and area in the Nantahala National Forest. As the reviews can attest, this home by the creeks is a most relaxing and serene place for a quiet vacation.

What makes this house unique

If you are looking for a mountain view, this is not your place to vacation. If you are looking for an upscale home with all amenities (not a "cabin in the woods"), in a beautiful location, with creeks that will lull you to sleep at night, than this is your place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about our vacation was wonderful thanks to your lovely home. From the moment we arrived in the driveway, we knew was going to be fabulous. We would have been happy to not have left your home the entire time we were here.

We enjoyed a cozy fire in the fireplace, cooking at home, and watching movies together almost every night. Although it was generally too chilly to enjoy the decks as we had hoped, the soothing sounds of the creeks were music to our souls.

We truly hate to leave this special piece of heaven! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Dec 2011
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Bathroom
  • Master bathroom includes a shower stall, private commode, double sinks and garden tub. Upstairs bathroom includes step in shower with commode and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
  • Master Bedroom has a balcony overlooking the creek and national forest. It has an adjoining master bathroom with garden tub, double sinks and shower. Large screen TV is in the living room. Upstairs bedrooms have a full bathroom and a loft with additional sitting area overlooking the den. A telephone is available with unlimited long distance. Cable TV is available. Wireless internet is available via Viasat Satellite. Please note that this home is surrounded by the National Forest. If it is cloudy, the internet may only work intermittently.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This 'Get Away From It All' luxury vacation home is still near all tourist attractions including Dollywood, Harrah's Casino, Antiquing, Restaurants, Hiking, Waterfalls, Whitewater Rafting and more. It is located on the famous Wayah Road, which is a National Scenic By-Way in the Nantahala Forest. Nantahala means 'Land of the Noonday Sun.' The home can accommodate the elderly, if they can manage 3 steps up the front porch. The master bedroom and bathroom is on one level with the other bedrooms upstairs. It is not recommended for families with children, as the home is directly next to creeks. Two Zone Central A/C. Stacked Stone Fireplace has a gas remote control for flames. Full Kitchen with Granite Countertops, ample seating and fun for all. Wayah Road has been called one of the 'Biker's Paradise.' This is a luxury home, not the typical 'cabin in the woods'.


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Vacation In Luxury Where Two Beautiful Creeks Converge...
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 33 reviews

Lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice home in a great location. We were lulled to sleep at night by the sound of the water rushing by. And the location is close into town and 441 so you can easily get to Cherokee or Bryson City.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitby, Ontario

Fabulous home in a unique setting.

  • 5 of 5

If you love both nature and luxury, this is the ideal vacation rental!

The location was perfect for us. We wanted to hike, kayak, and bike, and we were within easy driving distance of all of these activities (we saw at least 15 waterfalls in 6 days). At the same time, we were sufficiently removed from the crowds in the Gatlinburg area that are legendary for turning a nature tour into a traffic jam. While we consider the location the best for accessing the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountain region, we were also only 15 minutes from Franklin, a town that has everything you need as well as being a quaint place to visit on a rainy day or to find a decent restaurant.

Then there are the two streams that merge at the property. Open up any window or screen door in the house (or all of them!) and listen to the glorious sound of the water rushing over the rocks.

About the home itself. The pictures tell most of the story; this is no rustic cabin in the woods. However, from the top quality mattresses to the vaulted living room ceiling to the cleanliness of everything, you have to experience the place to understand how great this home is.

We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation, and our host Randy was very proactive in ensuring that our stay went smoothly.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This location is stunning! From the moment we arrived we felt like we were in a fairy tale! The house was tucked away in the forrest with two streams meeting at the large multi- tiered decks.

The home had all the luxury items you could want - glorious kitchen, spacious bedrooms, high ceilings with fireplace, a/c , ceiling fans and the sound of the rushing water. This was the most relaxing vacation we have had. Our second time back, the five of us loved it even more than we did the first time! Franklin is a delightful little town. Don't miss the Cafe Rel! Thank you for your gracious hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing place to stay. Lovely home. Gorgeous location!

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing place to stay. Lovely home. Gorgeous location!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful, comfortable, and convenient.

  • 4 of 5

Everything we expected and more. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carol Hollifield

  • 5 of 5

Our time here could not have been any better...Everything was immaculate.....thanks to Randy for making a special time possible for me and my husband.....Next time we visit, hope to have him and his wife over for dinner....!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Asheville, N.C.
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
64 W and 441N
Car: necessary

Western North Carolina in the Asheville area and the famous Biltmore House. Franklin is famous for it's gem mining & beautiful mountain ranges. This home is within hiking distance of Wayah Bald, Appalachian Trail & Bartram Trail. Surrounded by the WNC Mountain Ranges & the US Forest Service, this home is nestled in a Wildlife Preserve & on the beautiful Wayah Creek. This area is near the Deal's Gap (Tail of the Dragon), the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee Harrah's Casino, Gem Mining, Hiking, Picnicing, Gatlinburg & Dollywood. There are several antique stores, white water rafting, motorcycle riding, and things for couples & families to do daily. From hiking, kayaking or sightseeing there is something for everyone. The home is also near Chatuge Lake for superb boating & the Hiawassee Fair. It is also near Highlands & the Bascom Art Gallery. Local artisans make the famous pottery for which N.C. is known. There are several area waterfalls, or just relax by the creek.

Other Activities: hiking, white water rafting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Additional Guests $10 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.75%

Refundable Security Deposit is $300.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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