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Custom Log Home with Sweeping Views of the Smokey Mountains.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)


Come and enjoy your stay in our custom log home in the majestic Smoky Mountains. You can enjoy our cozy & comfortable 3 bedroom, 3 bath home, fully furnished home. Internet & WIFI available. There are 5 beds and 2 Queen per futons sofas. The kitchen & baths have granite countertops, and kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, tableware, cookware, & linens for your mountain getaway. We are located in a lovely sub division in Otto, NC. You are surrounded by mountains, nature and wild life. Right off the back decks you can sit & relax, and enjoy the change of color in the Fall season. You enjoy the beautiful sun rises and sun sets off the back decks. It is 8 miles from Franklin, NC. It is about 20 minutes to Highlands, NC. And 20 minutes to Clayton, GA.

The home is close to many of the local attractions. There are many hiking trails in the area, for adventure you can go white water rafting, or go tubing down the lazy rivers for an easier water adventure. There are boating and other water activities available in the nearby towns. You can enjoy the many summer and local fairs, and music and art festivals

Whether you golf or just want to get out of the summer heat, we have what you are looking for in a cool mountain getaway. If you are looking for a place to enjoy the colors of the season, autumn in the mountains is spectacular. This is a year round rental. When you are ready for a vacation, we are ready to make it memorable. Within an hour's drive you can explore the culture of the nation's largest Cherokee Indian Reservation, tour the palatial Biltmore Estate in Asheville, or attend countless concerts, live stage performances, art exhibits and other cultural events. Otto & Franklin are small mountain towns surrounded by beautiful streams, waterfalls, mountains, hills and valleys. The people are friendly and they organize lots of local activities, including festivals, outdoors concerts, and arts & crafts shows. There are plenty of trails for hiking and the views are breathtaking. Activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking, tubing, rafting, boating and kayaking are also available. The Franklin area is the Gem Capitol of the World, so if you try your hand at mining you are bound to find many beautiful and sometimes very valuable stones. We’re located in the “Smoky Mountains” where you enjoy cool mountain air, rivers and incredible mountain vistas. . You will enjoy the serene tranquility and unwind in our comfortable, clean, vacation home.

After your visit to the smoky mountains you will be anxious to get back home to tell your friends about this great mountain getaway.

Keywords: Custom Log Home with Mountain Views

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2017

About The Owner

My husband & I moved to Franklin in 2004. We really enjoyed the mountain vistas. We bought this rental home for other people to enjoy vacationing in the smoky mountains. We over a dozen gem mines, lots of lakes and nature, wildlife and 22 waterfalls in the area. It is a wonderful place to unwind and relax in our custom log home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Smoky Mountains

We bought this rental home for other people to enjoy vacationing in the smoky mountains.

What makes this house unique

Spectacular mountain views off the upstairs & downstairs 50 ft decks . A beautiful custom log home with hardwood and granite throughout the home. Grill off the deck and enjoy the firepit on the cool evenings. Peaceful and relaxing oasis surrounded by nature and mountains. WIFI & internet available in the log home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful stay in your lovely log home with amazing views of the mountains. We enjoyed sitting out on the rockers and spending time with our family. The kids really enjoyed the local gem mining & we all enjoyed the waterfalls. We had turkeys greet us each morning, and saw a family of deer that was a treat!

The home is clean and comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. We really enjoyed our mountain vacation in your beautiful log home.
Sep 2011
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • 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 ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Washer & dryer in a 12x12 size bathroom
  • 3 full baths, one with a tub, and 2 with stand up showers. All sinkd are granite countertops, with a clean mordern appeal in the log home. Washer dryer in the downstairs bath. 12x12 size room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • (1) King size beds , (2), Queen size Beds, (3) Double Beds (2) THICK QUEEN SIZE Futon Beds. Total of 6 beds plus 2 futon beds. Sleeps 12
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Custom Log Home with Sweeping Views of the Smokey Mountains.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Naples, FL

Perfect Combination of Great Cabin Feel and Modern Amenities

  • 5 of 5

The home has a real cabin feel while the fixtures, natural light, stone fireplace, nicely done bathrooms, and large, covered deck make this a very comfortable place to stay. High quality materials were used in the kitchen and bathrooms. It's so relaxing to sit outside and hear the sound of the creek in the valley below. There is no traffic noise from the deck. The owners provide a large table on the deck for outside eating as well as a grill which came in handy. The home is only about 3 paved miles from a major highway where Franklin is a few miles north and the Dillard House is just south. We used all 3 levels of the house and they're all great places to sleep. Each floor has it's own climate control; fantastic! The home feels very nestled into the valley and very well protected on all sides. It has good views but not the 25-mile breathtaking views since it looks toward higher-elevation mountains.

The only caveat is one must be ok with driving across a beautiful wooden bridge over a creek, then driving up a moderately steep but nicely paved 0.5 mile, twisty road before reaching the home. I never had a problem with the drive, myself, but it made my wife a little nervous. There isn't much property for kids to explore since the property on the front and back of the home is fairly steep (a common trade-off for having a view). However, there are plenty of places within driving distance for outdoor enjoyment. This home feels new and, for the money, is a great deal. Oh, and the natural light inside is fantastic. Not a dark room in the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Odum, GA

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We could not have found a more fitting, beautiful, picturesque cabin to rent for our vacation! The cabin and views were beautiful. We were within driving distance to all of the places/attractions we wanted to visit so the location was also wonderful. We will definitely have to come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the log home! The vistas are spectacular! We'd love to have you come visit us again. Thank you Varshana & Earl
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Lombard, IL United States

Awesome view......Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The log home is situated on top of a mountain and it provides an awesome view. The second floor deck is the best location for viewing the mountains. The log home is very clean, kitchen has new appliances and is fully furnished. You get the comfort of staying at a home while enjoying the smokies. There are a number of water falls in the area. Our family had soooo much fun staying at this log home, we hope to come back soon.

Thanks for having us Varshana & Earl.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view...great home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. Loved the porch and rocking chairs, sitting by fire and looking out on the mountains. Great place for large family gathering or small crowd...Good location.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, South Carolina

Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The views from this large mountain home are beyond fabulous. The home is situated on a gorgeous mountainside with unparalleled views of the surrounding area. The home is spacious and clean. The hosts are accomodating and gracious, and nearby gem mining was a hoot with our kids. We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our log home. I am so happy you had a good vacation! Thanks Varshana
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida

A Great Time in NC

  • 5 of 5

Varshana and Earl's North Carolina home was everything they advertised and more. The views were spectacular, and the home was new and extremely clean. The road leading to the house was quite vertical and winding, however, it was worth the trip. The house encompassed three floors and can easily accomodate 8-12 people with room to spare.

Unfortunately the satellite dish was hit by lightening prior to our arrival, which left us without television. The hosts quickly, within two days, had both television and satellite working, as well as bringing dozens of DVD's from their personal library. They also welcomed us with a wonderful bottle of wine. They were very responsive and informative and answered any calls we made.

The house was near all attractions including: gem mines, antique shops, restauarants white water rafting, and well within reach of all activities.

They have everything you need in the house, including front load washer and dryer, as well as detergents, coffee, and paper goods. The best part of the trip was the view from the house and the hummingbirds visiting each morning.

Thank you Varshana and Earl for great accomodations!

The Davidsons

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Vito's, Chris & Charlie's, Mt Alban,
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mill Ceek or Franklin golf, & GA
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Asheville, NC, dillsboro, NC, Taccoa GA, Dillards
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I/40, 19/23 , 19/74 , 441
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lots of restaurant to list
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Several ski places

Gem Mining and gold panning, 22 waterFalls in the area, and nature , Cherokee Indian reservation, lots of water activities and Lakes. Boating, horsebacking riding, tennis, swimming, fishing.


Rates & Availability

Franklin House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fees $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.75%

Lovely log home with modern amenities & incredible mountain vistas

Payment accepted in credit cards cash, or checks. All fees paid at booking the reservation.
Require a refundable damage deposit $200.00 on a credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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