Great Mountain Getaway! Incredible Views! Hot Tub! 5 Star Reviews!(36 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
The great room with a family room loft overlooking it has wood floors, tongue and groove wood paneling on its vaulted ceiling and a gas log fireplace inset in a floor to ceiling stone wall. The fireplace turns on with the flip of a wall switch! Both the family room and master bedroom are equipped with a 60 channel Dish Network satellite system. There is a new 55' LED HD Flat-Screen TV mounted above fireplace and a new 29' LED Flat-Screen in the Master Bedroom. Blessing Ridge is also equipped with wireless DSL internet...if you need to check your email or post some vacation photos on Facebook!
The dining room butcher block table will seat 10 with beautiful views of its own. Or you may enjoy supper on the adjacent shaded wrap around covered porch with gas grill and comfortable seating for 6 in the dining area. There’s additional space to relax on a new red cedar two person glider on the covered porch and a sunning deck with two chaise lounges adjacent to a 7 person lounger hot tub equipped with L.E.D. lighting and an MP3 / FM stereo sound system! Every seat has a different jet configuration so we have enjoyed playing musical seats in the hot tub! It’s also an especially great spot to enjoy the starlit mountain sky.
Our home will sleep up to ten with queen beds in two of the bedrooms, a full bed and twin bunks in the upstairs bedroom, and a queen sofa bed in the loft. The sofa bed has a memory foam mattress and a great long range mountain view! The house has three full baths with tub and shower, with a 9 jet Jacuzzi in the Master Bath! We have just added a new full-size ping pong table in the loft as well.
While the terrain for many mountain view home locations may feel a bit treacherous for younger kids, our home’s grassy hills are kid-friendly and provide a great place for sledding…on the grass as well as during the occasional winter snow. A fire pit has been installed on the ridge with a panoramic view of the mountains from three 6' custom built spruce benches. A great place for a cookout or to enjoy smors with the kids! The adjacent hillsides are also a favorite morning and evening hang-out for numerous white-tailed deer. Located on the side of the 3500’ Lyle Knob, you don’t even need to get in your car to enjoy some great hiking. Exploring the undeveloped areas of Buck Mountain Estates on switch backing gravel paths provides some great aerobic exercise and stunning views at the higher elevations.
Our home is located one mile from US Highway 441, a short 10 minute drive to Franklin in Western North Carolina. It is 75 minutes from the Asheville Airport and 2 ½ hours from the Atlanta Airport.
Keywords: Mountain Getaway, Family Retreat
Member since: 2012
- 2 story
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
There are two steps at entrance. Once inside, the living room, dining room, kitchen, porch, and 2 of the bedrooms and bathrooms are on all on one level. Higher toilet in master bath. There is also one step down to the deck and hot tub. We have hosted a wheelchair guest who plans to return but have been advised that access to the toilets and showers can be challenging....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
Turns on with the flip of a wall switch! The fireplace is a decorative feature and not the primary heating device so guests are asked to kindly turn it off when leaving the room or going to bed!...moreless
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
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- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
January - February
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 15, 2017
3 night min stay
July 4th Holiday Week
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay
Fall Color Season
Oct 1 - Nov 5, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Variable Cleaning Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $225
- Booking Fee $25 + tax
- Tax Rate 9.75%
The Cleaning Fee is variable, based on number of guests, and should be paid directly to the housekeeper upon check-out.
The Rental Agreement will not become binding and the requested dates reserved and taken off our online rental calendars until the full deposit is received in the mail or online.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: I am a Lutheran pastor serving in Orlando. My wife is a public school teacher. Our son is in seminary and our daughter just got her MSW and works with children in poverty. Our Franklin vacation home has become our favorite place to get away as a family, relax, and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the North Carolina mountains! We know you will feel as blessed at our Blessing Ridge home as we do!
Why the Owner Chose Franklin, NC, USA:
Our Franklin vacation home is an unexpected blessing. We chose it for its spectacular mountain views and easy access to Franklin and its many suburban amenities. We chose Franklin because of its central location in Western North Carolina making it a great base from which to explore all that this great area has to offer.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Blessing Ridge is a spectacular vacation home. Everyone who has visited is blown away by the 180 degree long range mountain views that we enjoy there. We love the view when the sky is clear and you can see for miles. And we love the view when it's raining and the clouds are rolling in and out among the many layers of ridges we can see from our many windows. In most places the view stays constant....but not in the mountains. The personality of the view can change in minutes which is always exciting. The hot tub and sunning deck...along with the substantial wrap around covered porch for dining and rocking...the dining room windows...and the living room view wall allow you the freedom to enjoy the view no matter what the weather. Even when the sun goes down...the outline of the distant mountains remains...and on a clear night the stars from the hot tub are breathtaking! The gas fireplace creates a great ambiance for reading, visiting, playing games or napping. And while it feels like you are on top of the world...with only the mountains in view...you're only 10 minutes from the amenities of Franklin which feels surprisingly suburban for a town of only 3000 people...with Gem Mining, two McDonald's and the 1500 seat Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts which regularly hosts Broadway touring shows! It is a very unique place to vacation and to explore all that Western North Carolina has to offer...including waterfalls within a 20 minute drive and whitewater rafting within 45 minutes. You won't regret your stay!
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And this is not even Peak Color!
No need to drive to a vista like this! It's a 15 min. hike from our front door!
Sunrise at Blessing Ridge...what a way to start the day!
Enjoy a campfire with a great mountain view...and native spruce benches!
Easy access from the gravel parking lot...only two steps and you're in!
The views are good while you cook and while you eat!
If it's too rainy to enjoy the hot tub, there's a jacuzzi in the master bath!
The family bedroom upstairs has a full bed, twin bunks and a full bath.
This puts our mountainside home (center home at top of meadow) in perspective!
A herd of deer are often seen on the adjacent hillsides!
This waterfall and others are only 20 minutes away off the road to Highland!
It does snow at Blessing Ridge...with skiing and tubing available 30-45' away!
Enjoying the hot tub at sunset is a great way to end a day!
This is not a painting. This is God's handiwork as seen from our deck!
Even the gloomiest days can be inspiring in the mountains!
Blessing Ridge has room for up to 10 guests on two levels!
Plenty of comfortable seating, a warm fireplace, and a 55' HDTV!
Master Bedroom with queen bed, dressers, flat-screen TV, and walk-in closet!
Main floor guest bedroom with a queen bed and adjacent bath.
The loft has a ping-pong table and a sofa bed with a memory foam mattress!
Easy access and close to town with plenty of solitude and room to safely roam!
In the summer, a pair of hummingbirds entertain frequently just off the porch!
Rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and pontoon boat rentals are a 25-40' drive.
Expect a peaceful end to your day and cool mountain breezes as the sun sets!
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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