About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, outside shower (Sleeps 10)
5 star, eco-friendly, 7 acre riverfront luxury home in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. The ultimate in luxurious privacy. If you love hiking, playing in the river, fishing, kyaking or canoeing or just relaxing on the bank of the river then LOOK NO FURTHER! THIS IS THE BEST! Owner/builder designed every detail personally for your enjoyment and comfort. 3 king and 4 twin beds are chiropractic Restonic, superbly comfortable with 400 thread count linens. All bedrooms have satellite TV with HBO and Showtime. All wood floors. Panoramic views of the mountains and river. Spectacular dining and entertainment area. A riverfront deck with gas fire pit, summer kitchen and gas grill cantelevers over the little Tennessee river. On the property is a half mile hiking trail up the back hill. Two horse stalls available, bring your own horses or rent them for the week, nearby. Experienced equestrians only.
WARNING: This property is not recommended for children under the age of 6 years, and to those children who do not swim. The summer kitchen cantilevers over the moving river which has exposed rocks- which could cause instant death if a child fell off.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Helene Hollub
I built this beautiful home to live in when I retire. That is why it has the ultimate in luxury appointments!
Helene Hollub purchased this House in 2008
Why Helene Hollub chose Cowee
Beautiful scenic Smokey mountains private with 7 acres and 2 horse stalls on riverfront best trout fishing river in area. View deer and turkeys and other wildlife right on the property. Smokey Mountain fish camp less than one mile. Tubing and Kyaking in the river. White water rafting nearby at the Nantahala River or Ocoee River. We are Located in the middle of Ruby and Gem mines. Convenience store less than one mile away. 6 Miles to the town of Franklin. Peace, privacy, nearby antiquing, great retaurants, Smokey Mountain National Park, Asheville, Gabling at Cherokee Reservation.
What makes this House unique
Sit out on the Deck and view wildlife and the river. Barbecue, fish, swim, relax. If you need to work you can by using the WIFI provided and the portable phone!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We traveled with extended family, 5 adults/3 kids total, and we had room to spare. The house has everything you need and more! The views are stunning!
River's Whisper Retreat Family Fun in Franklin, NC
5 stars for this beautiful property! Our family of 6 adults and 6 girls ages 4-13 enjoyed a week of fun. Although our family could have used 5 bedrooms, this 4-bedroom (large bedrooms) spacious home met our needs with adding a couple of inflatable beds. We grilled many meals and the spacious kitchen met our needs. Plenty of yard to kick the ball and play hide & seek with the girls. Fishing off the awesome deck and swimming in the river with a HUGE raft (purchased from Costco) accommodated 4 adults & 6 children rounded out most days. Two days of Tubing in Deep Creek State Park in Bryson City about a 40 minute ride was our main reason for the trip! A day of White Water Rafting on the Nantahala River was a first for five children and one adult and what fun! Trout fishing in a stream close by was also a highlight. Gem mining twice was loved by the girls. Mason's mining on Hwy 28 was a quick drive from the house and the best at coming away with beautiful gems. The youngest named the cow Henrietta and loved seeing her most days along with a skunk and rabbits. So private and plenty of room to roam outside. Everyone agreed our family must do this again! Thanks, Helene, for sharing River's Whisper Retreat with our family. Blessings!
You are very welcome! I hope to welcome you back again. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Great spot for a family getaway
This cabin really does have it all. It feels nice and secluded without being too far away from town. It's conveniently located for a day trip to Highlands or Asheville. The kids loved playing in the yard and the grown-ups enjoyed lounging on the deck. The kitchen was well stocked. This is definitely one I would recommend visiting.
My family and I absolutely loved staying here!..my dad was able to fish off the dock while the rest of us went kayaking down the little Tennessee river. The property had a great hiking trail and in the evening the lightning bugs were amazing! We come to Franklin often and would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.
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Rivers Whisper is nothing short of perfection. One can sit on the porch or on the deck and just watch the clouds go by. Views in all directions are breath-taking. House sits on a large piece of property so you plenty of privacy. We saw deer, turkeys, and the local cows each day. House has plenty of room and is very comfortable with everything one could want. My family and I had a great time in Franklin. House is convenient to tubing, hiking, zip lining, white water rafting, and shopping (if that's your thing). We did them all. Franklin is a wonderful town where the people are friendly and had lots of good places to eat. Caretaker of Rivers Whisper is very helpful and full of good information of the area. He sent us on a loop from the property to Wayah Rd which was breathtaking. So glad we found this place and hope to stay there again if we are ever back in the Franklin area. Thank you so much for our visit.
Absolutely Beautiful and Peaceful
In April 2016 we had the pleasure of staying at Rivers Whisper Retreat. Its an absolute beautiful cabin located on the river with beautiful views of the mountains. The cabin is wonderful inside and out, and we had the most peaceful stay. One of the most relaxing vacation spots we have ever visited. We will definitely stay again in the future and recommend it to others. The home accommodated 3 adult couples with three King bedrooms and separate bathrooms for each. It also has a separate bunk bedroom for children.
Rates & Availability
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This home is a luxury residence built for the owner to live in. Circumstances changed and it is now a vacation rental. There are many fine furnishings and custom made tables, etc. If you are not willing to treat this home as your own then please select another rental.