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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

Why Vickie Speich chose Franklin

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.


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 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
Newberry, SC

Perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the home. The setting was perfect, giving us a gorgeous view of the mountains, which we did not want to leave. When we did , Franklin was an easy drive.

The home was wonderfully equipped and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing and being with family. We highly recommend this property for anyone who wants to have a great getaway in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montgomery, IL

Wonderful Home with beautiful, breath taking views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary in this amazing home. We spent 7 nights and we didn't want to leave! We were amazed and in awe from the moment we drove up the steep driveway, and realized we were truly at the top of a mountain. Then the beautiful interior of the home, and the amazing view from the deck had us overjoyed. We enjoyed the sunsets and the night skies from the deck. We loved sitting on the deck with a glass of wine at sunset, and laying in the hammock shortly after to view all the stars. We were blessed to see a shooting star.

You can tell a lot of thought went into the design of the home with all the amenities. We found ourselves saying, "they thought of everything." From all the extra little lights and outlets, to the Master bedroom and bathroom. Lots of little extras and conveniences. I also so enjoyed sitting in the chaise lounge with my cup of coffee in the morning looking out at the mountains. My coffee hasn't been the same since! My husband enjoyed hiking up the logging road on the property, soaking in the beauty around him. Very peaceful and serene. He said it feels very remote, with a back country feel. My husband also appreciated all the local resources and maps in the home to help us plan our daily adventures. And adventures there were! There is much to see in the area, our favorite being the water falls on the drive from Franklin to Highlands. Especially the Cullasaja Falls. And a drive up to the top of Waya Bald is worth the scenic views, as well as walking on the Appalachian Trail once you are up there.

We would both highly recommend this home and we hope to come back next year. Many great memories were made and lots of beautiful pictures taken.

Booking with Vickie was easy and we appreciated all her help and quick reply to all of our questions. Thank you! If I could, I would give this home 10 stars!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay at, view was breath taking.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


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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