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Best of Smokies - Riverfront, Waterfalls, Unforgetable - Got it All - Reduced!

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Ensuite Baths, Decks on the River

- RiverDance Lodge : We are happy to offer you the perfect location. A fine riverfront home in the heart of the Smokies, near numerous waterfalls. Well positioned for spending time indoors or outdoors, enjoying the Smoky Mts, exploring the Cullasaja River Gorge, and relaxing by the river.
- Relax on the shaded deck, always a cool breeze.
- Easy to find, paved to the door. It is heated and air conditioned, and available for rental all year. Each season has its charm and appeal.
- Our rates are very competitive for the vacation that awaits you, 24% lower than competition!. Book it now before peak season rates go up. Booking and Service Fees go to Homeaway, not the owner.
- Riverfront living with 300 ft frontage upstream on the Cullasaja River, up to 80 ft across here. Shallow enough for kids to play safely, under parental control. Great mountain views are common as you come and go to the store, or restaurant, etc, but prime riverfront is rare.
- Fishing, and tubing fun, after the falls, when conditions permit, at your own risk.
- Quiet, except for the river, and the geese. Please do not disturb wildlife, or allow dogs to chase them, or they will quit returning.
- Enjoy a morning coffee on the deck, with the ever changing river rolling along its joyous way. Relax with the rocker, or view the river from the recliners thru the oversize patio door.
- All of the comforts of the city, yet a relaxed mountain country atmosphere. The murmur of the river will lull you to dreamland, awaken to the songbirds, with beautiful views of the river, and forested hills beyond. Ducks, geese, and sometimes a beaver, frequent our section of the river.
- Its perfect for two couples, or a family with some kids. It sleeps 4 easily, with 2 bedrooms with ensuite baths, and a new queen sleeper sofa by Ashley. Just added a leather loveseat.
- Give the correct number of guests before booking, and do not invite others without the owner's prior approval.
- For larger groups both units could be booked, total of 4br and 3 baths - will sleep 8, 4 car max. Contact owner.
- We provide a new 12x12 screen house to play beside the river.
- Lay back on the new double hammock, enjoy the day. .
- Picnic or sit around the fire near the river. There is a picnic table, with two portable benches, next to the fire ring. Guests may use dead wood found on property, or buy firewood at Walmart Super Store nearby, Bilo or Ingles Supermarket.
- A new gas log fireplace was just installed. Have a cozy fire by just clicking the remote! Over the fireplace is 'Mountain Paradise' by Thomas Kinkade.
- Try our virtual fireplace dvd on large flat screen tv, shot in HD, with all of the ambiance and sounds of a fire, or music to fit any mood or season, without the heat.
- Fall and winter offer a relaxing indoor experience. Its warm and cozy. The entertainment center has a large flat-screen tv, connected to satellite dish, and to the internet, where we share NetFlix movies, plus Smart TV Box.
- Bedroom facing river has a new LCD TV with Smart Box, that captures unlimited movies and tv programs from the internet, use parental discretion.
- The Smoky Mts are a rain forest, recycling the same water for ages, Dawn raises the misty water vapor, like smoke. Most days are sunny, and the rain clouds condense against the flanks of the cool mountains of evening, making the creeks and rivers run.
- There are countless varieties of birds here, that disappeared from many other regions decades ago. Often the trails are as a tunnel thru rhododendrons or mountain laurel. The forests also are made up of many species of tree. In the fall the mountains come alive with vivid colors. Hummingbirds often come to the deck feeder.
- We are dedicated with making sure that our guests have a relaxing good time, and experience as much as possible of the fun and scenery of this special place.
- There are lots of fun activities in this area. Try your hand at sifting river gravels for rubies, sapphires, and garnets, at the Cherokee or Sheffield Mines. Drive to the top of mile-high Wayah Bald, for long-range views, and climb to the top of the old fire tower. Drive to Bryson City, take the steam train to river rafting.
- There are numerous marked trails for hiking, alone, or with a group. Rock Shops and antique stores abound.
- We can help provide maps and brochures for the many scenic sites and attractions in the region. Info left in cabin.
- Ask us about directions to our special places!
- Nearby Cliffside Lake Recreation Area to swim, fish, and hike
- The property is at near 2100 feet elevation, warm days and cool nights, without the severity of being higher.
- Try your luck at the Harrah Casino in Cherokee or Murphy. Spend a fun day at Standing Indian Campgrounds, or visiting Bavarian Helen, or Tallulah Falls.
- The road to the home is scenic highway 28/64, take a drive to Highlands, Cashiers, or Dillard. The waterfalls are along this road. Nearby are Cullasaja Falls, Dry Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Whitewater Falls, and Glen Falls. Biltmore Mansion is just over an hour away.
- Be sure to see the Great Smoky Mts National Park, and take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, also a national park, a short ways north.


*** Best Value = Unbeatable Rates! ***

- $60 Cleaning Fee.
- Parking for 2 cars max, no rv or trailer
- $150 Refundable Security Deposit
- 4 Night Minimum winter, 2 nights other seasons.
- In 4pm, Out 12 Noon.
- Our Loyal returning guests, who post an acceptable review each stay, remain eligible for 5% Discount!
- Ask Owner about availability, Lower 2/1 unit is listed elsewhere, - often vacant. For larger groups, both units 4/3 can be booked, sleeps 8, 4 car max.
- Until confirmed, rates can change at anytime.
- Holidays may require a week booking
- Pets are welcome, tell us upfront, there is a pet fee.

- The Greenway offers a walk along the Little Tennessee River of nearly five miles, a mountain bike trail, picnic shelters, playgrounds, disc golf, a boat ramp, canoe put-in, fishing spots, historic bridges, interesting flora and fauna, and things to be discovered.
- Several Waterfalls within 10 mile
- We provide Floats, to 'Tube' the river, when conditions permit.
- Cliffside Lake Recreation Area
- Sequoyah Lake, Dam, and Falls near Highlands
- For high adventure try the thrilling ziplines at highlands aerial park.
- The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
- FRANKLIN LANES AND SKATE, also has pool tables and lounge.
- discoverfranklinnc dot com
- Historic Franklin and Nikwasi Mound - 3 miles
- Ruby mining - 8 miles
- Cherokee Harrah Casino - 20 miles, or Murphy Casino
- Great Smoky Mts NP - 25 miles
- Blueridge Parkway NP - 20 miles
- Bryson City Great Smoky Mt Railroad - 20 miles
- Nantahala River Rafting - 20 miles
- Biltmore Mansion Asheville - 50 miles
- Tallulah Falls and Park - 30 miles
- Nantahala Hiking Club offers local Hikes. The Appalachian Trail and the Bartram Trail are nearby.
- Biking on the 5 mile Greenway, or try the Swinging Bridge Bike Trail.
- Chunky Gal Riding Stables or Dillard House Stables
- Enjoy a day on Lake Glenville, surrounded by beautiful mountains. Visit Andrews Park, swim, fish, picnic, incredible scenery.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking permitted on deck, if kept clean...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    computer work area, with wifi, TV with Smart Box...moreless


Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • 2 ensuite baths, each has soap, shampoo, conditioner, plenty of safety grab bars...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Tubes Available For River Tubing. Books, Magazines, and Board Games Are Included. Some tourist maps and brochures left in home, more may be gotten from Franklin Chamber of Commerce on Porter at Wayah street, or at the Smoky Mts Visitor Center on the Georgia rd [23/441 south]. ...moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    Both Decks And Most Windows View The River...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Prime Cullasaja Riverfront 300ft On River. Four Waterfalls Within 10 Miles, One Waterfall Only 2-3 Miles Away. Between Franklin And Highlands NC...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    gas log, lights by click of remote!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi, tv linked to internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    off street, 2 car max, no rv or trailer...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    new dishwasher, very quiet model...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    new, with ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    picnic table, and fire ring beside river...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    tubes provided for tubing floats...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 50 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 - Nov 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$80 $85
Fri, Sat
$530 $1,940
Nov 15 - Mar 19, 2018
5 night min stay
$450 $1,790
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$80 $85
Fri, Sat
$520 $1,940
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.75%


- Rates can change at any time until booked.

- Be sure to tell upfront the correct number of guests, and if a pet will be brought.

- No refunds are given if breach of lease forces early departure.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mill Creek Country Club
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Great Smoky Mt Railroad
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highlands Rd Route 64/28
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cliffside Lake Recreation beach

Car: Necessary

Located in the heart of the smokies. Our riverfront property has a prime location just a few miles from several waterfalls. Short drive to Great Smoky Mts NP, Cherokee and its casino, river rafting, and the Biltmore mansion, America's largest home. Each season has its magic and charm.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: We retired to this wonderland, and are pleased to share it with others.

Why Franklin, NC, USA:
We chose this area due to its great climate, awesome mountain views, waterfalls all down the scenic road, sweet water, many hiking trails, and gemstone mining. Riverfront living at its finest! It has modern conveniences, set in a rural mountain area, small town country feel Relaxed, and laidback.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Ideally located in the Nantahala National Forest, and the Cullasaja river gorge. This property has easy access, with prime river frontage, with great views from almost every window, and extensive decks. Cabin is off of Scenic highway 64, with several Waterfalls near the road.

Contact us

Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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  • short walk from parking lot Dry Falls

    short walk from parking lot Dry Falls

  • new comfy loveseat gives plenty of lounge space

    new comfy loveseat gives plenty of lounge space

  • Art : Thomas Kinkaid
'Mountain Paradise'

    Art : Thomas Kinkaid 'Mountain Paradise'

  • Ask us about this special place, with several lesser known waterfalls.

    Ask us about this special place, with several lesser known waterfalls.

  • upper unit, on level with parking

    upper unit, on level with parking

  • walk under Dry Falls

    walk under Dry Falls

  • Biltmore Mansion at Asheville

    Biltmore Mansion at Asheville

  • There are several white water rafting companies along the Nantahala River gorge.

    There are several white water rafting companies along the Nantahala River gorge.

  • new frig with ice maker

    new frig with ice maker

  • All ready for you!  Watch the ducks and geese, or have a picnic or fire.

    All ready for you! Watch the ducks and geese, or have a picnic or fire.

  • new double hammock to relax by the river

    new double hammock to relax by the river

  • mbr overlooks river, ensuite bath, tv

    mbr overlooks river, ensuite bath, tv

  • 300 ft riverfront

    300 ft riverfront

  • Previous Fall Colors from the back yard

    Previous Fall Colors from the back yard

  • Dillard House Stables

    Dillard House Stables

  • New San Lucas Queen Sleeper Sofa by Ashley

    New San Lucas Queen Sleeper Sofa by Ashley

  • has attached full bath

    has attached full bath

  • new river floats added

    new river floats added

  • Hummingbirds frequent the deck feeder

    Hummingbirds frequent the deck feeder

VRBO #436100

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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