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'Fireman's Dream'' 5 BDR/3BA Beautiful Log Home! Hot Tub WIFI We ❤️ Doggies!

Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

'The Fire in your heart, will lead you to your Dreams'

This Log cabin is completely wooded and private with a great view! 2800 sq ft, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 level home with basement. Private driveway with easy access off of main road. Huge wraparound covered porch with mountain views for you to relax and enjoy your morning coffee while listening to the sounds of a running creek. Hot Tub is brand new with 30 massaging jets to soak away all your stress. Cabin is completely equipped and furnished with upscale decor and linens. Flat screens in every room including a 60' Flat screen in the living room, 32" flat screens in bedrooms, BBQ grill, campfire ring with wood provided, and much more. There are 3 king bedrooms with log furniture, and all 3 have brand new pillowtop mattresses. 2 rooms with full and twin beds. Every detail has been taken care of to insure your best vacation ever. This cabin is nestled in the middle of 4 acres of woods for your privacy. There are not many log homes in the area that offer the extras and luxury of this home. From paper goods and spices to coffee it is all there! The decor is a upscale rustic theme.

For more pictures of our home please click onto the link just above the owners profile which will take you to our 'Fireman's Dream' website. We are a pet friendly cabin..We Love dogs!

A log home in the Cowee Valley, 1 hour from Asheville, 2 hours from the Atlanta Airport, 35 minutes to the Cherokee Casino, 35 minutes to Waynesville, Sylva and Dillsboro. Near Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway for lovely scenic drives and hiking trails. Locally known for gem mining, several in our area including Cherokee Mine, the only unsalted mine in the Cowee Valley. Also close to hiking, rafting, fishing and beautiful waterfalls. Hospital located 10 miles away in Franklin, as well as a Lowe's and Wal-Mart. Many excellent restaurants, antique stores and shops located in Franklin. For the motorcycle enthusiasts, the Tale of the Dragon is only 30 minutes away.

Keywords: Log cabin home

More Details

Wallace Nix
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Wallace Nix

I have made a career in the fire service for over 20 years in central Florida. My wife works full time working with people. We are looking forward to retirement in Franklin N.C. Lots of love has been put into 'Fireman's Dream' We pray that your stay at 'Fireman's Dream' will be as life changing as both of ours has been.

Wallace Nix purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Wallace Nix chose Smoky Mountains

We came to Franklin 7 years ago and fell in love with the area and people. Working in the fast pace of central Florida we were looking for a quite place to retire. We found it in Franklin N.C. We fell in love with what is now called 'Fireman's Dream'. Peace of mind is what you will find here.

What makes this cabin unique

What we enjoy most about our home is the beautiful 4 acres, and the layout of the property. Our rocking chairs on the porch and the privacy we have is amazing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

January 7, 2017

Thank you for working with us last minute in booking you cabin for our family vacation. You not only were helpful with recommendations but checking with us upon arrival was extra nice! We just got home and I wanted to take a minute to tell you what a great time we had. The cabin was more than we expected and the pictures do not do it justice. Every corner has a personal touch that makes it feel like home, all of the signs giving us positive reminders throughout the day. We were spread out enough to give everyone their own space, and I can say our bed (master on the main floor) was so comfortable! We used the fire place daily, the hot tub was used twice, the grill often, the fire pit (just once due to time doing things) and porch often. You have everything we could have thought of that we would need…a crock pot for soup; a large pot for our country boil, coffee makers, soft blankets, books, games, wine glasses, there wasn’t a thing we needed. The cabin was decorated so cozy for Christmas. We read your guest book for tips and left some for others. Oddly, my daughter knew someone in the group before us! Although we did not get to enjoy any real snow we did visit Sapphire Valley and Gatlinburg for some of the fake stuff. Thank you again for sharing your piece of Heaven in the mountains!
Dec 2016
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Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (3) (3) Huge king bedrooms 32' Flat screen in Bedrooms. Double Beds (2) (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding


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'Fireman's Dream'' 5 BDR/3BA Beautiful Log Home! Hot Tub WIFI We ❤️ Doggies!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 40 reviews

Great cabin. Owners throught of EVERYTHING! Well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience. Would recommend to anyone looking a quiet getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jessica for the awesome review! Hope you all come back real soon!
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Beautiful Cabin, Nice Owners, Great Value

  • 5 of 5

Our originally reason for renting this cabin was to escape Hurricane Irma. Despite this, renting this cabin was a great choice. One we would do again for a real vacation.

Beautiful Cabin - Great looking wood throughout, wrap-up around porch perfect for the dogs, plenty of space in rooms, especially the master. Fire pit right in front with wood was great for late night fires. Dry Falls nearby is a must see.

Nice Owners - Within minutes of requesting the cabin, Linda called me and completed the reservation. She was always just a phone call away and was very sweet.

Great Value - With 5 bedrooms and multiple beds in some rooms, splitting the cost with everyone made the trip very reasonable. Some hotels cost more, and don't give you the privacy and amenities including the hot tub, TVs in bedrooms and internet.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Owen we were so glad to have you and your Family at our home despite Irma coming we are glad you got out of Florida and enjoyed our home! You all are welcome back anytime. Wallace and Linda
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Great place for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, spacious home. Nicely furnished and decorated. Loved the knotty pine throughout the interior and the beautiful hardwood floors. Great, well equipped kitchen with top of the line appliances. Comfy bedrooms, all with their own TV. Large, wrap around porches were great for nature watching--deer in the yard, hummingbirds, and more. We really enjoyed the fire pit with provided firewood. It was the perfect location for great motorcycling with quick access to "Tail of the Dragon" and similar rides. We really enjoyed it and if available for our next trip to the area, we'll book it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all had a wonderful time at our home! Ty for the great review and look forward to you all coming back real soon! Wallace and Linda
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It was a great place and we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Firemans Dream and it was wonderful. They had every accommodation that you could think of. It was so beautiful and inviting. We would highly recommend it. Also my daughter left a tablet there and we let them know and they took the time to search and found and mailed it promptly. I would highly recommend this home. E

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Dream House indeed

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous vacation at the Fireman's Dream! Everything we needed, with the exception of a few groceries, was there. We were busy and active but spent more time rocking on the magnificent porch and talking than anything else. There was room to spare even though we slept 11 people there at one time. The best thing about this getaway was the availability of, and quick response by, the owners to questions we had. I highly recommend The Fireman's Dream. We plan to vacation there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the awesome review! It's so nice to have great guests and always so nice to hear what a great time the whole Family had. Hope you come back real soon! Wallace and Linda
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So lovely & peaceful! We don't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

I'm sitting on the wrap around porch, writing a review, & watching a turkey peck around in the yard. We have also had a doe & 2 yearlings visit this week along with the turkeys! The cabin is just perfect, fully stocked with all of the basic products you need (all paper & soap products, spices, oils, coffee etc). Other than a trip to Ingles for perishables, we didn't leave for 2 days! We used the new Chargrill every evening, & the cozy fireplace too. The cabin is beautifully decorated, no detail left undone! There is a hot tub kept warm & ready 24/7. Although there are 3 king size bedrooms perfect for 3 couples with kids, but we used the main floor king, & found it perfect for just a couple! The Nix's are wonderful hosts. We love it here, & will return as soon as possible. It is close to many waterfalls (64 to Highlands), Cherokee, the elk in Cataloochee, Blue Ridge Parkway, & much more!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are so glad that you both enjoyed our home and our outside friends as well. We hope you come back real sion😂 Wallace and Linda
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Car: recommended

White water rafting, Motorcycling, Gem mining, Harrah's Casino


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

· For groups larger than 10 people there is an additional charge of $10 per person, per night.

Check In: 3 p.m.

Check Out: 10 a.m.

Required Stay: Two night minimum. And a one-week minimum for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

FOR PEAK MONTHS: June July October Weekly Rate $1799.00/ Minimum stay 7 nights Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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