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THERE IS NO BETTER FEELING THAN GETTING EXACTLY WHAT YOU EXPECT

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 552 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2}

FANTASTIC, AWESOME LITTLE CABIN IN GODS COUNTRY, PERFECT HONEYMOON VACATION, DELIGHTFUL, OUTSTANDING RENTAL VALUE, ANOTHER YEAR OF PERFECT VACATION, VERY COMFORTABLE, LOOK AT THE REVIEWS SECTION, LEARN MORE FROM OUR PREVIOUS GUESTS. Highlands N.C. is only 17 miles up the mountain from Franklin. Beautiful waterfalls and natural scenery mark the way. Highlands special shops and artistic ambiance are unequaled.

Gem mining, white water rafting, canoeing, biking, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, shopping for antiques and auctions are a continual attraction. Every Saturday evening features 'Pickin on the Square'. A weekly free entertainment attraction in downtown Franklin with live music and dancing entertainers.

Nearby vineyards offer wine tasting and tours. Antique shops are numerous in the area. Scottish museum and County Historical Museum give a local flavor and historical background of Macon County and Western N.C. Several state parks and beautiful clear lakes are within local proximity. Bi-annual gem shows are scheduled regularly.

IF CALENDAR IS FULL PLEASE CALL AS THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION.

828-349-2925 cell 828-421-7230

Check out the 'comments' section of this cottage. We

are proud of your reputation for 5 star rating.

Mountain view, trout streams, gem mining, waterfalls,

tubing, white water rafting close by, u-pick em vegetables

in season, relaxation and quiet atmosphere, good fellowship. This is a non smoking cottage.

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More Details

Owner
Gene or Diane
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Gene or Diane

Diane & I purchased this property to get away from the hustle-bustle of big city life. Diane is from Quebec, and I, Gene, from Oklahoma. WE FOUND OUR PARADISE on this side of Heaven right here in the mountains of NC!

Gene or Diane purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Gene or Diane chose Smoky Mountains

This property suited our desire completely. A place that feels like yesteryear. A place where time slows down. We can grow flowers, work the soil and meet wonderful people in the process. The photo in the thumbnail is Gene's dad and his cousin playing their musical instruments on a Sunday afternoon. This represents the type of living we like here at Orchard Hill Cottages.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is easily accessible with paved roads leading to the cottages. We are on-site landlords and are available 24 hours a day for any assistance you may need. Most denominational churches are nearby. Downtown Franklin is only 5+ miles away. A new theater, The Smokey Mountain Theater For The Performing Arts, offers first class entertainment.

We have a nice picnic area on the creek with a gas grill, swing, picnic table and fire pit.

Come and visit us and relax..

Map

Caffe Rel
"Delicious cuisine. Menu is updated often. They do not accept credit cards. Everything else..."
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
"Excellent venue, family entertainment"
Gazebo Creekside Cafe
"Excellent for lunch. closes at 3PM daily. Sandwiches are delicious. Creekside dining."
Ingles Market
"3 local stores 1 super store under construction "
Motor co. grill
"1950's atmosphere. Delicious hamburgers and sandwiches. Real Ice cream sundaes, malts , etc."
Lucio's Restaurant
"Excellent Italian cuisine. Open at 5:30PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday."
Macon County Recreation Park
"New and complete recreation area surrounded by mountains West of the town of Franklin. Sport..."
Franklin Lanes and Skate
"Great family bowling and skating."
Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ
"Excellent BBQ. All is delicious!"
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Asheville NC Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Local courses
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Atlanta
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
Highway 28 North, Franklin
Nearest Restaurant
2.6 Miles
Cafe Rel
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Maggie Valley
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Lake Chatuge Beach
Car: necessary

See also vrbo 113889 for Cabin 1 listing.

located in Western part of Iotla (Peaceful Valley) only 15 minutes from downtown Franklin, NC. Historical museums, Gem Shows and 3 nice lakes within 30-45 minutes.

Many antique outlets and antique auctions.

Amenities

Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Plenty of wild blackberry picking in the spring. Just ask and we can direct you to a good spot. Gem mining, hiking trails and water falls all nearby.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.88 based on 75 reviews
Philadelphia Metro Area
5

Beautiful cottage... exactly as described!!!! If I go to Franklin NC again I would stay there.

  • 5 of 5

I went to Franklin NC for the Total Eclipse and this cottage was perfect. Beautiful countryside, the town of Franklin is near by with an Ingles grocery story and a very inviting Catholic Church, Saint Francis of Assisi. The is also Lazy Hiker Brewery in town, worth a stop if you like craft beer. There is a wonderful swimming hole in the Little Tennessee River just down the road from the cottage. The small fire pit behind the cottage was a perfect end to the evening.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cabin! Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, cabin was very clean and really done well.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

My husband and I loved this little cottage. Perfect for a quite "get away"

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late afternoon . The cottage was just like pictured on site. The owners had it ready for us. We felt welcomed. We had a relaxing time. We kept windows open and we could hear out door wilderness noises. We even had a friendly dog come visit on a few days. This is definitely a wonderful vacation choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great small cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and great location. We enjoyed the views and franklin NC. We might come back another time.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Bessemer City
5

Even better than last year...which was great!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed out stay. The size was perfect for two. Everything was decorated and furnished perfectly and very clean. The back yard was fabulous, including the hammock and fire-pit. Very peaceful and relaxing. We stayed at another cabin managed by the same couple last year. Our only problem was parking out big truck. So this year we moved down two cabins for better parking. I would highly recommend all of the properties managed by Gene and Diane. Diane was wonderful and very helpful in choosing the right cabin for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Excellent cabin, beyond expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The description doesn't do justice for the cabin. Wonderful, cozy, comfortable, quiet and well appointed! Gene and diane are great host. Thanks for your hospitality. We will be back! Don't hesitate to rent this one or either of the other two. Priced very reasonably.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Smoking outside only, no pets., $50.00 one time cleaning fee.
Extra persons more than two guests=$15.00/night for each.
Linens are furnished if needed for extra guests who sleep on the sofa or on
your own air mattresses of sleeping bags.

Owner'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.