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Luxury 3/2 + Mountain/Riverview+ Lowest Rate $525

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

- 3 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 8, No pets please

THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS STILL AVAILABLE. CALL NOW TO RESERVE: 828.342.6480
GEM MINERS*MOTORCYCLISTS*HIKERS*TOURISTS DREAM
In 2006 our home was totally rebuilt and updated with hardwood floors, granite kitchen and bath, stainless appliances in kitchen, roof over 30' deck overlooking the river and mountains, best grade ceiling fans, flat-screen TV/stereo, massive reading library best quality bed/mattresses on the planet.

GEM MINERS DREAM - Our beautiful home is from 100 yards to 20 minutes away from every gem mine in Franklin/Macon County. Some fabulous gems have been nearly next door and another 5 minutes away.
MOTORCYCLISTS DREAM: Plenty of room to park 8 or more motorcycles. Facilities for washing bikes, is near parking area. HELLBENDERS/MOONSHINE 28 right there for an awesome ride. About an hour to Tail of the Dragon i...and the drive to the Tail is absolutely beautiful along the Little Tennessee River and Lake Fontana on beautiful winding Hwy 28.
HIKERS/TRAIL WALKERS DREAM: If you head in any direction there is a trail to walk or hike. The Appellation Trail is about 20-25 minutes away. There are 2 outdoor outfitters in town a few minutes away for trail and hiking maps.
FISHERMANS DREAM: The owner of the property, Tom Hopkins, is a popular fly fishing guide and fly fishing/fly tying instructor. You can make reservations for a charter or for local information with Tom Hopkins for these areas: fly fish the Tuckaseegee River; fly fish the Oconoluftee River; fly fish the Pigeon River; fly fish Cherokee; fly fish Waynesville; fly fish Sylva; fly fish Highlands; fly fish Cashiers; fly fish Maggie Valley; fly fish Nantahala; fly fish the Cullasaja River; fly fish Franklin, NC. Wild trout fishing in the nearby National/State Parks.
There is also Smallmouth Bass fishing right in front of the house and many more miles down stream for wading or kayaking.
KAYAKING/WHITEWATER KAYAKING DREAM: There is a kayak/canoe launch site about 100 yards from our drive and a canoe/kayak livery about 3/4 mile upstream.
Whitewater kayaking is on the Nantahala River 45 minutes away. Lake Emory is about 15 minutes away for canoe/kayak launching. Slow moving water into Lake Emory.
LOCATED NEAR EVERYTHING IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA:
Asheville (1:15) including the Biltmore Estate, Tourists Baseball Team, UNC Asheville, Asheville Art District, Outlet Store Mall, more wonderful eateries and craft breweries than you can possibly cover in one trip.
HIGHLANDS (:45) The village of Highlands 4400 ft elevation is one of the prettiest in Western NC with shops and eateries galore.
WATERFALLS: (:20 and more) Bust Your Butt Falls, Cullasaja Falls, Bridal Veil etc and many others are a short drive away.
ACTIVITIES CLOSE BY: Snow Skiing and Snow Tubing (1hr); Horseback riding: (:45); Ziplining (:45); Shooting Range (:45;) Auto racing: 1:15; Flea Markets (:15) too many to mention within an hour;Gun show (:15) twice a year; Gem Show (:07) one of the nations largest May and July; Mountain Biking (:10); Bowling (:10)
STATE/NATIONAL PARKS etc: Smoky Mountain National Park ;(:45), Standing Indian (:40); Cherokee Indian Reservation (:45); Blue Ridge Parkway (:35); Western Carolina University (:40)
Please see our amenities section for more details about our home. Our reviews only tell half the story. Nearly everyone says "Your pictures don't do the beauty of this house and view justice".

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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1688 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age requirement is 17 years old and older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome over the age 16. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed on the deck and ask that any smoking is limited to outside only....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Our front porch is about 4' higher than the paved drive and parking area and is easy access with a wheel chair/walker. A small elevation was added to the front of the porch for easier access for wheel chair....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    deluxe mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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  • The master bedroom is a high queen size bed with ample closet and chest storage. Adjacent Bathroom. The new box spring and mattress are of the highest luxury hotel quality. The 2nd bedroom has queen size bed with new box spring and mattresses of the highest luxury hotel quality. bathroom adjoining. The 3rd bedroom has a queens size bed .In the daytime it also serves as a quiet getaway from the rest of the house for naps etc. Bathroom is across the hall. There is a very comfortable Queen Size inflatable mattress for parties of more than 6 people. Auto inflate and auto deflate....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Bathroom has tub, shower and wash basin cabinet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Bathroom 2 has shower, toilet and wash basin in cabinet...moreless

  • Bathrooms were totally remodeled recently. They look better than the pictures show. They are absolutely beautiful as is the new granite topped kitchen cabinets....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Tom Hopkins is a fly popular fly fishing guide for the Tuckaseegee River, Nantahala River, and The Smoky Mountain National Park as well as Cherokee. Tom also guides on the trout streams near Highlands NC and Cashiers NC. To also make reservations please see contact information on this site or go to wwwwesternncflyfishingguidecom. This site will not allow me to use periods in another web address. Motorcyclists dream! The road leading to our Cowee Woods Drive is called Hellbender or more recently Moonshiner 28. Moonshiner 28 will take you to The Tail of the Dragon, about an hour +- away. Check "Tall of the Dragon Maps" to see how many motorcycle day trips are near our home. We have a huge parking area for motorcycles and trailer. There are facilities for washing bikes right at the house. I am a motorcyclist and love motorcycling guests, with whom, sometimes I ride. We are Gem Mine Capital of the World. Many mines from 100 yards to 20 minutes away....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have one huge library on the main floor and another smaller one on the loft . The chair and ottoman is too inviting to resist. A beautifully peaceful spot....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have several popular board games for adults and children...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Large HD flat screen TV with 400+ channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    The great room has large flat screen TV with satellite service. Most all sports channels are included with broad range of other channels. 400+ channels, including XM music...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    The view is magnificent. We have a panoramic view of the mountain and valley which are a part of the Nantahala National Forest....moreless

  • River
  • Water View:

    Overlooks the Little Tennessee River. The wonderful babbling sound of the river is always there. Especially nice when on the deck or at night with the windows open....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The big family antique table sits six and overlooks the river/mountain view and is open to the kitchen and the living area. There is also granite top counter with two chairs for the casual meal...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Forced central air conditioning. No window air conditioners....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Fast broadband access...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    We have recently replaced the previous dryer with a new LG Smart Washer...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Gas log fireplace. No messy fire starting...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We don't have an exercise room but Franklin Fitness is about 8 minutes away in town and can facilitate transient guests. A very well equipped gym and nice atmosphere....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free domestic long distance....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced central heating system....moreless

  • Internet:

    Fast cable internet modem for free wi fi. Encrypted for your security....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed and bath linens are included. The beds are made for you convenience....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The livng/great room is all 80% window overlooking the river and Nantahala Mountain Range and Cowee Valley...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    The short paved Cowee Woods Drive is a short one, with one turn right into our paved driving and large parking area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Room to large park trailer....moreless

  • Telephone:

    For cell phone calls we have installed a cell phone booster that increases cell phone reception quite a bit. We have a land line for incoming and outgoing calls. Free domestic long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bath and bed linens are included....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We have recently replaced the previous washer with a new LG Smart Washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    We have free wi fi via our broadband feature. It is really fast....moreless

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Our recently remodeled kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless refrigerator, range with oven, microwave and dishwasher. It is open to the dining/great room....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless updated...moreless

  • Oven:

    Stainless updated...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, trash bags etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless updated. Refrigerator was recently replaced by a larger side by side refrigerator with automatic ice cube maker. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless updated...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Stainless...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Our 30' wide covered balcony overlooking the Little Tennessee River, Cowee Valley and Nantahala Mountain Range is perfect for family dining, relaxing, reading or just taking in the beauty....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    There is plenty of covered area to store your bicycles and many mountain roads to ride them. There is also a 2 1/2 mi paved path alongside the Little Tennessee River for walking, running and cycling....moreless

  • Boat:

    You can launch you own kayak/canoe about 100 yards downstream of our home. There is also a canoe/kayak livery 3/4 mile upstream with pick up at end of your trip down the river....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our 30'wide covered deck overlooks the mountain and Little Tennessee River. The great room, which is all window look out through this deck ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golfing is 10 minutes to 20 minutes away depending on your taste....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can launch you own kayak/canoe about 100 yards downstream of our home. There is also a canoe/kayak livery 3/4 mile upstream with pick up at end of your trip down the river....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    We keep a charcoal grill outside....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Covered porch overlooks The Little Tennessee River and Nantahala Mountain range and Cowee Valley. Many guests enjoy a morning cup of coffee and a read on the new front entrance gabled porch....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    You are 1 hour from Cataloochee Ski Resort...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is tennis downtown Franklin and Sylva/Dillsboro...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a lap and exercise pool at the Franklin Fitness center in downtown Franklin about 8 minutes away....moreless

 

Reviews

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$100
$595

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Notes:

$150 deposit required to make firm reservation. Full payment is required 30 days before occupancy date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

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Our Cowee Woods property is 5 miles north of Main Street Franklin, NC just off Hwy 28....the foot hills of the Smokies. Minutes from many gem mines. It is an easy drive to Bryson City, Cherokee, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Sylva, Murphy, Nantahala etc. The access road is short and paved, as is our driveway and parking area.

There are festivals and art/music events from spring to winter. Mountains, beautiful falls, lakes, whitewater and fishing rivers, snow skiing 30 minutes away in the winter. We have remodeled and decorated our home to make you feel like it is your second home. It is not rustic, but it is furnished in such a way to make you feel like you've been here before. The gas fireplace is a welcome treat on the chilly months. The view across the valleys of the Nantahala Mountains and overlooking the Little Tennessee River

The owner, Tom Hopkins, is a fly fishing Guide on the Tuckaseegee River, Pigeon River, Oconoluftee River. See wwwwesternncflyfishingguidecom.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We purchased this property for a vacation home rental. We totally remodeled the home from the roof down and hardwood throughout, contemporary tile in the kitchen and bath with granite and stainless, plus a paved drive and large parking area. The new Craftsman Timber porch was competed in 2016.

Why the Owner Chose Franklin, NC, USA:
Our pricing is considerably lower than any of the upscale homes in the area. The cost of an upscale motel in the area is approximately the same as ours.....FOR ONE ROOM without two more bedrooms, very large living and dining area, full service kitchen and two baths, plenty of secure parking and one of the most beautiful views in the area. It is very close to everything you need like food, gas, shopping and the fun things you come to enjoy.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is beautifully appointed including a collection of clocks made by local artist Carol Mayer. We enjoy sharing our home with our guests but due to the fragile nature of this collection and other amenities , our minimum age of guest is 16 years old.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • Our newly remodeled entrance.

    Our newly remodeled entrance.

  • Little Tennessee River View Across Road. Easy access to river. Fish, kayak etc

    Little Tennessee River View Across Road. Easy access to river. Fish, kayak etc

  • Great room from entertainment area.  There  is a huge library+flat screen TV

    Great room from entertainment area. There is a huge library+flat screen TV

  • Loft Library.  Loose yourself in this out of the way piece of paradise

    Loft Library. Loose yourself in this out of the way piece of paradise

  • Master queen bedroom, 2nd floor with adjoining bath. Incredible mattress.

    Master queen bedroom, 2nd floor with adjoining bath. Incredible mattress.

  • Newly Remodeled Kitchen, granite, stainless icluding dishwasher

    Newly Remodeled Kitchen, granite, stainless icluding dishwasher

  • Another mountain view

    Another mountain view

  • A winter view without the birds who left when I took this.

    A winter view without the birds who left when I took this.

  • King size bedroom, first floor. Mattress is deluxe, as are the other two queens

    King size bedroom, first floor. Mattress is deluxe, as are the other two queens

  • Newly remodeled entrance from our upper parking area

    Newly remodeled entrance from our upper parking area

  • NW Mountain View and Little Tenn River Valley

    NW Mountain View and Little Tenn River Valley

  • Springtime NW view of river and valley

    Springtime NW view of river and valley

  • Entertainment area from dining room. Entire left side of room views river etc

    Entertainment area from dining room. Entire left side of room views river etc

  • Dining Room Overlooking Mountain

    Dining Room Overlooking Mountain

  • Kitchen from dining room..granite, stainless & maple cabinets. Fully equipped

    Kitchen from dining room..granite, stainless & maple cabinets. Fully equipped

  • 30 Covered Observation Deck. There is a 5 piece table/chairs not shown.

    30 Covered Observation Deck. There is a 5 piece table/chairs not shown.

  • 30' wide covered deck river view. Great room just to the right behind window.

    30' wide covered deck river view. Great room just to the right behind window.

  • Queen bed 2nd floor. A piece of heaven. Quiet

    Queen bed 2nd floor. A piece of heaven. Quiet

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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