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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 4-8)

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

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Drew

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.

Drew purchased this house in 1983

Why Drew chose Smoky Mountains

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.


Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Cozy Cabin with Waterfalls 'Tween Franklin / Highlands
average rating of 4.875 based on 56 reviews

Just wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Tricia really made us feel at home, and was so helpful in suggesting great things to do in the area. It was clean and included everything we needed. A cabin feel but with home conveniences. Great views!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place

  • 5 of 5

Loved the relaxing place...especially the fire pit on the back deck. Wasn't sure if we were suppose to just leave the towels in the dryer, or wait til they were dry and put them back up. We wanted to do what we were suppose to, so we waited for them to dry. Otherwise every thing was clear. The place was clean, well supplied, with beautiful scenery, and I felt as relaxed there as I do at home. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Mill, SC

Never had to wash towels at any VRBO rental before departure!

  • 4 of 5

I have used VRBO for at least 6 years, always been happy and satisfied with the properties listed, with that being said laundry has always been included in the rental cost. Cozy Cabins checkout process is if the towels are not washed and dried, your full security deposit is not returned. Maybe this is a requirement for mountain cabin rentals, I'm not sure since this is my first cabin rental in this area.

Cozy Cabin is very sweet, great location, comfy master bed, living areas were clean, kitchen is stocked, water pressure was good, heat worked, WiFi worked great. No complaints on the cabin.

Definitely recommend downtown Franklin, great local stores and friendly people. For dining out, we liked MI Casa - great Mexican food; Kountry Kitchen for breakfast, lots of locals and the food is great; Asian King - Chinese buffet; great selection of food and sushi.

Smokey Mountain Center For The Performing Arts was absolutely fantastic to see a concert. Very organized, great ushers, snacks were not over priced, seating was comfortable, would definitely visit again.

Great time in Franklin, NC and will be back. I will definitely ask about check out procedures before booking another cabin from VRBO.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil mountain setting

  • 4 of 5

The property is beautiful and the cabin very comfortable with everything and more than what is needed for a relaxing get-away. It's on a sparsely populated residential road and we really appreciated the quiet. We wanted a place to relax away from our busy jobs and that's exactly what we found here!. The king bed in the master was very comfortable, and the kitchen was great! We weren't able to enjoy relaxing outdoors around the cabin on this trip because of the smoke in the air from the forest fires, but we look forward to enjoying the fire pit and creek on the next visit. We took a short drive to Highlands for shopping and restaurants, and another day took a short drive into the Smoky Mountains and Dillsboro. All in all, it's a great property, and the owner, Tricia, was very easy to communicate and work with. My husband and I both recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the Smokey Mountains surrounding Franklin - it is close many of the great sites and we were very lucky to have missed the worst of the fire and smoke that happened. We hope you stay with us again and get to experience all the wonderful outdoors have to offer - and the typically beautiful crisp mountain air. Tricia
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Enjoyed our stay in the cabin in franklin!

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice and comfortable. The only thing I would change is: the washer and dryer needs to be in the house. The water was frozen in the wash house because there was no heat and the temperature were in the mid- teens!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying in our cozy place during a really cold spell in the mountains. I hope the central heat kept you warm enough and you also kept a fire going in the fireplace - it makes it really cozy. Please come again and enjoy the serenity our place provides. Tricia
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Atlanta, Georgia

Great spot for peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The property was great. Everyone agreed they would like to go back at another time ... unfortunately, the fires and smoke limited our time outdoors and the dry spell kept us from enjoying the sound of the water and seeing the small falls outside because there was only a trickle of water. The house is great. We could not find dishwashing liquid so don't know if you are out or if we just did not look in the right place. We washed by hand then ran dishes thru dishwasher cycle.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that being together - regardless of the smoke in the mountains - was such a great experience for all. We have been doing a 'girls weekend' in my family for many years at the cabin and always love our time together. Please come again! PS. The dw soap was in the compartment at the back of the under cabinet garbage bin. When I checked it a spare bag was hiding it :( Thanks for the great review! Tricia
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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

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Solar Eclipse
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

*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.
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