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Breathtaking Smoky Mountain View, 4000 Sf Home on 35 Acres

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


About the property

Mountain views with flexible sleeping areas for 3 couples or 5 adults

Our home is both a base to explore this beautiful and fascinating part of the world and a comfortable place to relax and have fun. The ½ mile paved driveway is perfect for leisurely walks and allows easy access for two-wheeled drive vehicles. The “house side” of the property is adjacent to national forest land.

This comfortable home’s design is perfect for several configurations of guests or families. Up to five adults can enjoy private sleeping areas. Bedrooms with king or queen beds are available for up to three couples. This two-level house is perfect for guests who wish to use more than one floor (like adults with older children or individuals who want a bit more private space). The upper level includes bedrooms/baths, the family room/kitchen/dining area, and a utility room; the lower level includes bedrooms, bath, and a large activity area. Television and movies are available on both floors.

In most rooms of the house you will enjoy inspiring mountain vistas. Fall foliage can be a brilliant display on the surrounding property and at varied distances. Mountain laurel and dogwoods decorate the spring landscape, and summertime comes alive with activities throughout the region.

Nearby attractions include everything from rigorous outdoor adventures to endless sightseeing and shopping opportunities. Even without leaving the house, guests can enjoy games, reading, rest, or television/movies. On darker nights, the stars are often spectacular. Shooting stars are familiar sights on clear nights from the vantage point of the hammock on the deck. On evenings with a moon, the telescope provides for excellent observation.

This wide range of available activities ensures wonderful options regardless of your interests, budget, physical condition, or even the weather.


More Details

Property Manager
Vickie Speich
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Why Vickie Speich chose Smoky Mountains

The home was custom built for us in 2004 as a place to eventually retire. In the meantime, we're pleased to share its comfort, beauty, and conveniences. Pleased be warned, however, once you're there, it's difficult to leave.


Waterfalls, Gem Mining, Boutique/Outlet/Consignment Shopping, Tubing (Large collection of brochures, maps, etc. available to help you plan outings.)

Special Area Venues— Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Smoky Mountain Railway, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore House, Fun Factory in Franklin, Dollywood.


Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin (1), 2 Pack and Plays,
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Outdoor features—Dining & other furniture on the deck including a large hammock. Play area with two swings outside of lower level. Logging road to upper portion of property for moderately strenuous hikes. The 'house side' of the property is bounded by national forest. Communication—Signal booster in the house offers generally good to excellent cell/smart phone & digital coverage depending on your provider. View-location—Spectacular view of woods and mountains on 35 acres of forest. Despite the privacy, the house is only 3 miles from Highway 23/441 and easily accessible to western North Carolina. Telescope is great for viewing the landscape and nightscapes.


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Breathtaking Smoky Mountain View, 4000 Sf Home on 35 Acres
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy the time we spend at this house. It is homey and wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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High Point, NC

Best vacation home yet!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views and home that deserves more than five stars. Well stocked kitchen and linens. A vacation that went by too quickly and a home and view we weren't ready to leave. Our family ranges in

ages from 15-67 and everyone would like to come again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Deland FL

Another Wonderfull Stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time in this home. As always it is a pleasure to be here the home has everything you could wish for from a well appointed kitchen with all you could ever need to prepare your meals, videos for those rainy days, this home is bright and clean,Wonderfull comfy beds to the million dollar view. The drive up is breath taking we always viewed wildlife on the paved road, love the new paved access to the driveway.The home is convenient to Franklin and its stores short drive to town also Highlands & Asheville. Franklin has a number of really good places to eat! found Rizzo's Bakery this trip the food is out of this world...As always we were sad to leave. So don't hesitate this home is the best vacation rental we have stayed in.Thank you Vickie for your prompt answers to any inquiries we made.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne, Florida

Spacious & Private, with a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

The house provides all the necessarities that you will need for your stay in the great Smokey Mountains. The driveway is 1/2 mile long, but you get used to it. The beds are comfortable & the view is wonderful

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, florida

Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this fabulous house, we stayed here last Dec.

The house is amazing, the view unforgettable. Centrally located in western N.C. for day trips to Gatlingburg, Bryson City, Cherokee, Highlands, Cashiers. or just enjoying the local shopping, and microbrew,s.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, florida

Amazing house and mountain view

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this amazing house was the best yet. We love to cook and most houses we have rented we're lacking in cooking utensils, not this house. The house is stocked with everything needed for the home cook. The entire house is well maintained with comfortable furniture and great fireplace. It is centrally located to Highlands, Cashiers Bryson City and Gatlingburg. We highly recommend the house and will stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

Maximum 6 people
No pets of any type
No smoking on the property
Thank you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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