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Great Mountain Getaway! Incredible Views! Hot Tub! 5 Star Reviews!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Jeff Linman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Jeff Linman

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!

Jeff Linman purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Jeff Linman chose Franklin

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'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!


Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Higher toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New queen size memory foam mattress!
  • Queen size beds in master bedroom and main floor guest bedroom. Full size bed and bunk beds in family bedroom adjacent to loft. Queen Sleep Sofa with new memory foam mattress in loft. Great morning view of mountains from sofa bed!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Covered wrap around porch for dining and rocking on new two person red cedar glider in addition to elevated deck, 7 person hot tub on deck and two chaise lounges, great walking and hiking on development's gravel roads, memory foam mattress on sofa bed, all new appliances


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average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful home with great view

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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BEST Mountain View Cabin EVER!! Clean, Convenient, Loaded with Amenities!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Mountain Home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome mountain home, very spacious, picture perfect view and conveniently located. Will return

  • 5 of 5

Ditto above

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean Family Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved how clean and comfortable our stay was! I highly recommend HomeAway.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect mountain home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Blessing Ridge. The home was spacious, clean, and the views were incredible! Our family of five enjoyed playing ping pong, lazing in the jacuzzi, visiting local towns and attractions, and taking in that view every morning and evening. I hope we can visit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several courses in Franklin
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 441
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Franklin is the Gem Mining Capital! Several mines nearby!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $225
Booking Fee $25 + Tax
Variable Cleaning Fee $100
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.
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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