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Private Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub & Incredible Views Near Franklin, NC

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, sleeps 10, 4 decks, outstanding views from every room

This upscale, custom built, luxury lodge sits on 5 very private acres at approximately 3,000 feet. It's very accessible via a paved road and gated entrance. It is wheelchair accessible both outdoors and inside the home.

Amazing views from every room and each of the 4 decks. 2 outdoor eating decks for breakfast on east-facing deck and cocktails and dinner on the west facing deck. Hot tub on the lower north deck and sleeping swing on upper north deck to enjoy incredible long range mountain views. Barbecue grill on east deck.

High-end furnishings indoor and out; designer linens; wheelchair accessible with two bedrooms and en suite bathrooms on the first floor; two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms on the second floor. Very well equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new Italian tableware, pots etc. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and TVs. Laundry room includes a new high-efficiency steam washer and steam dryer. Reading nook, Internet, terrific cell reception and large screen Sony TVs.

More Details

Property Manager
Margaret D'Onofrio
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

Why Margaret D'Onofrio chose Franklin

I fell in love with this property because of its unique location, its beauty, the tranquility of the outdoors and the magnificent views from every room. The post and beam home has been built with amazing care and attention to detail. Since I purchased Buttercup Haven in late 2012, new furnishings have been added throughout the home. Additionally, the exterior has been painted and new landscaping and seating have been added to the outdoor areas. It's a home that I personally enjoy with family and friends, as well as a growing number of returning guests. Come see for yourself why Buttercup Haven is a special place.

What makes this lodge unique

High end furnishings including designer linens and mattresses from Italy. Incredible views, privacy on almost 5 acres, Wheelchair accessible. Private and very quiet, yet minutes to downtown Franklin. Sleeps 10 comfortably. Porte cochiere to drive up to the front entrance. Local and long distance (U.S.) unlimited calls. Snug TV room with board games and separate bathroom, with direct access to outdoors. Reading nook. Incredible views from every room and four decks.


Franklin Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Floor Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual Vanity with white porcelain sinks; heated floors.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Dual vanity with copper sinks, heated floors.
    Second Floor Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Vanity with single sink; heated floors.
    Bathroom 5 - Lower Level - toilet , shower , White porcelain vanity.
    Powder Room - toilet , Large carved granite sink with tree base.
    First Floor Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom for second bedroom; heated floors
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , En suite bathroom and private deck
    First Floor Second Bedroom - 1 queen , En suite bathroom
    Second Floor Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , En suite bathroom, walk in closet & large screen TV
    Second Floor Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , En suite bathroom with walk in shower
  • All bedrooms include designer linens and mattresses imported from Italy. Bathroom towels are supplied, but please bring your own towels for the hot tub and outdoor water activities.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Whole house generator. Outdoor seating and dining on two decks. Two Adirondack chairs in upper garden; two woven wicker chairs on first floor north facing deck. Second floor sleeping deck with swing bed and seating cushions.


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Private Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub & Incredible Views Near Franklin, NC
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Beautiful home, great views

  • 5 of 5

Third time we have stayed at Buttercup Haven, it is the nicest we have rented in more than 13 years renting in NC and North Ga. The homeowner is easy to communicate with, everything you could ever need is there. When we had a rainy day, it was very comfortable to stay in and enjoy the home and views.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee - thanks again for choosing Buttercup Haven for your stay in NC. It was lovely to have you back. I also appreciate your wonderful review of my home. Having spent all seasons and weathers at the home with my family and friends, I have to agree that it's a special place, rain or shine. Thank you for sharing your experience on Homeaway. I hope to see you back for a fourth time. Margaret.
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Fantastic experience at Buttercup Haven

  • 5 of 5

My family of six had a wonderful stay at Buttercup haven. The home was immaculate when we arrived and the host made everything easy for arrival and departure. The setting is spectacular with terrific views from both sides of the main floor and the hot tub. The home is beautifully furnished and is very comfortable, particularly the well appointed kitchen. This has to be one of the best short term rental experiences in this part of the country and we hope to experience it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks John. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Buttercup Haven. I especially appreciate your highlighting the details of the home you enjoyed. It's a special place that I enjoy time myself with family and friends, along with other regular return guests. I look forward to having you back. Margaret
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Beautiful Property with all the comforts of home. Great layout for a ladies weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Kitchen is very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Bedrooms are very comfortable. Lots of space for playing card games, reading or taking in the views. Sunrise and sunsets were unbelievable during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The views and the sunsets are personal favorites that I never fail to enjoy when I stay at Buttercup Haven. I'm so glad you had the clear skies to enjoy those sunsets! Hope to see you back. Thank you for your review. Margaret
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Amazing panoramic views, very spacious, well appointed and kitchen has every gadget ever made!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this property! It is extremely cozy, secure, spacious, private and has more comforts than home. We will most certainly rent this beautiful home again! We cooked every night and the kitchen was every cook's dream! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for sharing what you enjoyed about your stay at Buttercup Haven. Sounds like you had some good cooks in your party. Thanks for choosing my home for your stay in the Franklin area. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.
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  • 5 of 5

How blessed you are to have found this piece of property over looking GODS beautiful creation.

To have been able to build this beautiful home and furnish it as nice as you have done.

All of us were in awe as we walked through the front door, and to think that you allow people to vacation there in such comfortable surroundings. I could go on and on about how nice your home is but it is just what the other 5 star ratings have said and more. God willing

I can come again for a visit. Thanks ever so much. MILLIE & PAUL

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Millie and Paul. It was a pleasure to have your stay and I hope you will return again soon. Warm regards, Margaret
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Excellent home with fabulous views. Owner provided all the small details to make it a real pleasure.

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time spending a long weekend at Buttercup Haven. All the details were taken care of in a thoughtful way in advance, from providing access codes to having a huge selection of books and current DVDs on hand. The home is beautifully designed with architectural materials and situated at a secluded ridge-top location providing miles of mountain views. TVs and DVD players are everywhere and Wifi worked seamlessly for all our devices. The furniture and accessories are first-rate, including luxurious Ralph Lauren bedding. There are multiple outdoor spaces, including a hot tub and a covered swing that's ideal for lazy napping. But the star of the show is the balcony looking west. We spent a lot of time there just relaxing and enjoying the view. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Scott. From the wonderful photo you shared, it looks as though your family had a great time. I know you got to see GA Tech win during your stay! So glad we had the channel for you to enjoy the game. I hope to see you back. Margaret
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.75%

Buttercup Haven is available for a minimum of 4 nights throughout the year and a minimum of 7 nights during the holidays (July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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