About the property
- Cabin2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
If you are looking for a place to experience the mountains and all that Western North Carolina has to offer, our Blessing Ridge mountain home could be an ideal choice for you! Completed in late 2011 our home is located at a 2500 foot elevation within the boundaries of the Nantahala National Forest. It has the feel of a remote mountain getaway…without the usual steep mountain driving. It also has easy access to neighbors and to nearby suburban amenities. You will enjoy great views from every room in the house with breathtaking 180 degree, long range mountain views from our great room, dining room and wrap around covered porch. If you like to cook you will even enjoy the view while cooking on an IKEA gas stove inserted into a cooking island complete with chef table seating! The kitchen is equipped with brand new stainless steel appliances so there is no roughing it at Blessing Ridge.
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Jeff Linman
I am a Lutheran pastor serving in Illinois. My wife is a retired public school teacher. Our son is a pastor and our daughter is a social worker at Quality Care for Children. Both live in Atlanta. 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!
Jeff Linman purchased this Cabin in 2011
Why Jeff Linman chose Millshoal
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.
What makes this Cabin unique
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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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Clean, roomy and amazing view
We met up with family for Spring Break. We loved the house. It was so roomy for the 9 of us and our view was amazing. It was a nice quiet place to stay away from all the hustle and bustle. The owner gave us great directions about everything, places to eat, things to do. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. We would definitely stay there again for sure. We were so appreciative to be able to stay in this beautiful home.
Beautiful home with great view
Stayed there to escape hurricane Irma. I really only needed a safe place for my kids but this turned out to be more of a family vacation in one of the most gorgeous areas of our country. The house itself is wonderfully laid out, with plenty of room for everyone. We saw ground hogs outside running from my daughter (a vet-in-training), heard the winds from the hurricane late at night blowing through the trees higher up the mountain, enjoyed a sunny afternoon in the hot tub and did a road trip up to the top of Mount Mitchell (highest point in the U.S. east of the Mississippi at 6684 ft.). The owner, Jeff, was a pleasure to work with. I will hopefully be able to go back there soon!!!
BEST Mountain View Cabin EVER!! Clean, Convenient, Loaded with Amenities!!
Thank you all SO much for sharing your beautiful home!!
From the first moments of walking in and seeing that panoramic view
thru the front windows til we had to leave, we enjoyed every moment
at Blessing Ridge! We counted at least eight ridges of mountains
rolling away to the south, and felt like we were in our own world
every morning as the fog came up the hills and surrounded us. It
was so special to see how different it was every day!
We spent 80% of our time at the cabin on the porch at the dining table, just
taking in the beauty that was all around us. It is at least a 180 degree view!!
The hummingbirds were frequent companions, we saw 3 deer one morning
and a woodchuck
All of us loved the hot tub, how it soothed our tired muscles after
taking rides on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Cherokee, over to Newfound
Gap, and to Highlands. Such a short ride to the 441/23 bypass around Franklin,
to downtown, and all places of interest and adventure within short drive
The two grandsons loved the ping pong table, did puzzles and we
played Apples to Apples several days and nights, with lots of laughter!
So great to cook and look out the windows at the views, too.
Beds were comfortable, bathrooms roomy, and everything was very
clean and convenient.
We do intend to come back next July! Hopefully more of our family
will come with us to enjoy this incredible vacation home!!!
Awesome mountain home, very spacious, picture perfect view and conveniently located. Will return
Beautiful Mountain Home
We loved our stay at Blessing Ridge! We filled the house with 10 people as we were celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary. There was plenty of room, and we were all very comfortable. The views from the house and the deck were amazing! We loved sitting out on the deck watching the fog roll in and out, the sun rise and set, and the storm clouds roll in and out. The home felt comfortable and relaxing and yet we didn't feel like we were intruding in someone's home. The hot tub was great too! We enjoyed the many close by attractions and felt like we had a truly great mountain getaway experience. I would definitely recommend this house and would love to stay there again!
Clean Family Home!!
We loved how clean and comfortable our stay was! I highly recommend HomeAway.
Franklin is the Gem Mining Capital! Several mines nearby!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The Cleaning Fee is variable, based on number of guests, and should be paid directly to the housekeeper upon check-out. 1-2 $75 3-4 $100 5-6 $125 7-10 $150 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.