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Cozy Cabin with Waterfalls 'Tween Franklin / Highlands

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Relax in this comfortable cabin where your hardest decision will be which of the three porches to enjoy the fresh air and mountain views. Located between Franklin and Highlands, this great 2BR/2BA home backs up to the National Forest with easy access to Hiking Trails. A babbling brook makes peaceful mountain music giving you the serenity you are looking for.


Keywords: Cabin, Home, Porch, Stream, Waterfall, Quiet, Wildlife, Birds, Paved Road, Fireplace, King Bed, Master Bath, Sleeps 6, Screened Porch, AC, Mountain Views

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Tricia

This home has been in our family since 1983 when our parents wanted to get away from the Florida heat and found this lovely 3 acre property nestled up against the National Forest. Many of the walls are 'tongue & groove' pine and the floors are all hardwood - so it stayed cool and was easy to keep clean. We have our traditional excursions - the Craft Fairs, Pickin on the Square, Thrift Store Shopping and our favorite places to eat - the 'pie place'! But the best is just waking up in the morning and knowing the rocking chairs are calling our names. We love to gather here.

Tricia purchased this house in 1983

Why Tricia chose Franklin

The National Forest behind the house with the babbling brook and the waterfalls on the property were key features for us. There is that layed-back feeling which becons everyone to 'relax and stay awhile' as we come up the road.

What makes this house unique

We have all the conveniences of shopping, restaurants and entertainment, but our home is 4 miles from Downtown Franklin and it seems like I am so far away from it all. There are no sounds but the waterfalls, birds and mountain breezes. I breathe deeper and I think more clearly. The night sky is brilliant and it feels like you can touch the stars. The home is high enough in the mountain elevation that it really cools off at night.

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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Attached to Master BRm
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest Bath
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Sleeper Sofa In Living Room, sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) in Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) In Guest BR, Queen Sleeper Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Games, Puzzles, Rocking Chairs, Patio Furniture


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Cozy Cabin with Waterfalls 'Tween Franklin / Highlands
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 64 reviews

Relaxing paradise

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home was comfortable and peaceful. The view of the forest and the waterfall coupled with the sounds of the water provided the relaxation we needed.

The home was comfortable with plenty of room. The kitchen was well stocked with all the necessities for cooking. Meals were easy to prepare and clean up afterwards.

Having a fire to sit in front of made our two nights totally relaxing. Sitting on the front porch drinking my coffee was the best! The scenery, the stillness, the sounds of the forest made it perfect.

The bedroom and bathroom were both comfortable. More people can stay there, too. There’s another bedroom and bath!

We saw only 2 cars go by! How wonderful!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Cozy Cabin

  • 3 of 5

This was a very nice and cozy cabin in the mountains of Franklin, NC. It was very peaceful and quiet except for the acorns hitting the roof of the screened-in porch and sounded like a bomb going off. The T.V. didn't work and there was no cell phone service at the cabin. It was less than 10 minutes from town so that was good. There was plenty of room and the cabin looked bigger than on the outside. The waterfall was disappointing because there had been no rain in a few weeks. It ended up raining on the day we left. I probably wouldn't stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quiet location to relax.

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed our visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, Close Proximity to Fun Stuff

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a great location right between Franklin and Highlands, about a 30 min. drive into the best shopping and restaurants in the area (only because of mountain terrain). Great woodsy view in the backyard. The house has 5G lighting fast internet, and we were able to enjoy Netflix and Hulu easily, as well as search the web for the best hiking trails and directions. The house was very clean and comfortable - plenty of space for a large number of guests. Strongly recommend renting with these lovely folks at their cozy abode!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking.....and this word falls short!

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best cabin we've rented! Love the floor plan, the coziness, and the views are SPECTACULAR! The cabin has a "home feel" to it, every accommodation you would expect at your home is found in this cabin. Awesome place!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can hardly find the words for it either, but our whole family agrees - it is a great place to just relax. Thanks for the great review!
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Quiet, relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to enjoy the mountains, the Highlands, the waterfalls, and to be able to sit back and enjoy the sounds of nature in the mornings on the side porch with a cup of tea, and to be able to rock on the front porch and read while enjoying the cool mountain breezes and take in the views. Loved relaxing on the porch at night and listening to the night sounds as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really love the rocking chairs too! The National Forest that surrounds our house if so quiet and so full of life as well. Come again - we loved having you stay.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Franklin Golf Course
Nearest Train
38 Miles
Great Smokey Mountain Railway - Bryson City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 441 - runs through Franklin
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Caffe' Rel 459 E Main Street
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
365 Miles
Myrtle Beach, SC
Car: necessary

Franklin, NC is known for our wealth of natural beauty. You’ll discover magnificent waterfalls & breathtaking mountain vistas. Try your hand at gem mining, go for a trek on the Appalachian Trail, find a fishing hole, or explore the mountains on your bike or motorcycle. You’ll also discover great shopping including handmade arts & crafts, antiques & much more. Try: Gem Mining, White Water Rafting, Hiking, Casinos - Of course, you can always just kick your feet up and relax.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100

*Prefers eCheck for Payment*

All Major Holidays require a 4 night minimum stay

$100.00 cleaning fee.

3% Surcharge if not using "e-check"

Rates subject to change without notice.

$200.00 refundable security deposit

Check in is 4pm Check out is 10am

Absolutely no pets or smoking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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