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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Luxusious Smoky Mountain Chalet with a Killer View
Location: Franklin, NC (off Hwy. 441 south of Franklin)
Why stay in a vacation rental with hand-me-down furniture, dusty rooms, a lack of soft towels, and a shortage of dishes when you can stay in luxury at Hidden Gem. I stay in vacation rentals when I travel and I know there is a wide selection in what you find when you get to your destination. You will not be disappointed when you arrive at HIdden Gem. Everything is first class. I guarantee it.

Hidden Gem is located 5 miles from the GA/NC state line on HWY 441. It is 9 miles from Franklin. As you drive up the paved road to the top of the mountain, there is only one other house on the road. From the large wrap around deck you have a wonderful view of a mountain vista with layers of mountains.

Inside, the stone gas fireplace provides a warm center for the large vaulted living room. There is a wall of windows looking out over the mountains. There are 2 bedrooms with king beds, 1 bedroom with a queen bed, and 1 bedroom with twin beds. In addition there is a game room with a sleeper sofa. You can relax in front of one of the two TV’s, play a game of pool, or soak in the hot tub in a separate room which looks out on the forest. You can hook up with the free WiFi if you have to stay in touch but be warned - business will not be as important when you are relaxed in the mountains. You can even start out at our lower deck on a private nature trail that extends out into the National Forest.

Franklin is a quaint, friendly town that loves to have festivals, parades and parties. It has a number of fine restaurants and shops. A recently completed Greenway follows the Little Tennessee River which runs through Franklin. You can hike or bike for several miles along the river. There are nature walks with guides to point out plants, birds and other things of interest. Franklin has a rich history with connections to the Cherokee Indians and to Scottish settlers. “Picking on the Square” during the summer and fall months invites everyone to come downtown with their folding chairs and listen to music and watch the folk dancing. The Fun Factory is a delight for both children and adults with all kinds of games and food.

If your taste is for more lively things there are a number of trails to hike (The famous Appalachian Trail is only a short distance from town). We have recently added a nature trail directly from Hidden Gem. There is also white water rafting, good fishing for mountain trout, viewing some of the impressive waterfalls nearby. Franklin is known as the “Gem Capital of the World” and there are several ruby mines where you can pan for rubies and emeralds. Asheville, with its magnificent Biltmore House is about an hour away.

Come stay in our lovely chalet. Any time is good. In the spring you can enjoy the mountain laurel and other native flowers; in the summer relax in the cool mountain air; in the autumn be amazed at the color display Mother Nature puts on for you. And if you are a mind to, spend Christmas or New Years and have a good chance of having a white Christmas. Wildlife abounds. Other guests have reported seeing lots of deer, wild turkeys, fox and even an occasional black bear.

This is my only vacation rental property. I personally manage it and my family stays here when they come to the mountains. We maintain it in good condition. Our cleaning crew is top notch. We would love to share it with you. I will be happy to recommend the good restaurants, the best place to pan for gems and do anything else I can to make your visit memorable.

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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/20/2016

Property Type

  • Chalet

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • The kitchen has everything you need. You can cook a fine meal on the smooth-top cook stove. Dishes, utensils and cookware are all included as are linens for the beds and baths. Gas fireplace. Special News - we have just finished a complete upgrade of paint, furniture, renovated bathrooms, curtains, bedding, etc. Appalachian Trail and other Hiking trails and Greenway, Fishing in mountain streams, biking trails, panning for gems, local museums, shopping, antiquing, fine dining, local festivals, and local musical events....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    46 inch flat screen LCD with HD, plus 32 inch TV with DVD...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Gas fireplace, flat screen TV with satellite signals...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

    Smooth top electric...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200
$985

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 10.75%

Notes:

If you cancel more than 60 days before your visit, deposit returned in full

$100 cleaning deposit charged on all bookings..

Weekly rentals only January, February, June, July and October.

We prefer Saturday to Saturday bookings but can be flexible. Maximum of 10 people. $100 charge per person over 8 people.

$200 refundable deposit due when confirming booking. Check to be sent to Jerry Porter, P.O. Box 60, Franklin, NC 28744

Rent is not due until 3 weeks before guests arrive. Personal checks are fine.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville, NC

Car: Necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I love to travel and I love to stay in vacation rentals. But in staying in mountain rentals I was not in love with shabby furniture, dusty rooms and crawly things. I determined if I ever owned one it would be different. I was born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks. I have always loved the mountains. When I first visited western North Carolina I knew I wanted to spend a lot of time here. When I got a chance to purchase Hidden Gem I jumped at it. We have upgraded with a pool table, furniture, linens, new mattresses, additional decks, a new spa room etc. It is a comfortable, relaxing place to spend a week or a month. You will enjoy the art and decoration my talented daughter has lavished on Hidden Gem. I love the deer trail that runs near the lower deck. (We have added a lower deck to get down to the private nature trail.) With 2 HG TV's, Wifi , and an amazing view of the mountain ranges, this is not your typical mountain cabin. Look at the pictures and read the reviews of our guests. You will enjoy Hidden Gem.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/20/2016

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Photos

  • Enjoy dramatic mountain views from the spacious de

    Enjoy dramatic mountain views from the spacious de

  • Recently added new furniture makes this house shin

    Recently added new furniture makes this house shin

  • From the balcony, you can see the large dining table with a mountain view

    From the balcony, you can see the large dining table with a mountain view

  • Large deck -  right for a morning coffee

    Large deck - right for a morning coffee

  • Our new lower deck to walking trail

    Our new lower deck to walking trail

  • Views of the mountains even from the living room

    Views of the mountains even from the living room

  • Living room, large screen HD TV with satellite channels

    Living room, large screen HD TV with satellite channels

  • Stay warm with the gas fireplace

    Stay warm with the gas fireplace

  • Our spa looks out over the mountains while you soak

    Our spa looks out over the mountains while you soak

  • A paved road to the driveway and plenty of room for multiple cars

    A paved road to the driveway and plenty of room for multiple cars

  • Hidden Gem's private nature trail to National Forest

    Hidden Gem's private nature trail to National Forest

  • Sunset from the deck

    Sunset from the deck

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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