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Best of Smokies - Riverfront, Waterfalls, Unforgetable - Got It All - REDUCED!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

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.

* LISTED IS THE UPPER HALF OF A DUPLEX.

*** 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.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO :

- 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael White
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Michael White

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

Michael White purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Michael White chose Smoky Mountains

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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.

Amenities

Franklin Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
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
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , computer work area, with wifi, TV with Smart Box
  • Queen size Beds (1) BEDROOM TOWARD RIVER HAS QUEEN BED., Double Beds (2) 1 BEDROOM WITH A FULL BED, AND EN SUITE PRIVATE BATH. QUEEN IN 2ND BEDROOM. SLEEPER SOFA OPENS TO A QUEEN BED. PERFECT FOR TWO COUPLES AND KIDS.,
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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].

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Best of Smokies - Riverfront, Waterfalls, Unforgetable - Got It All - REDUCED!
average rating of 4.647059 based on 51 reviews
Austin, Texas
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

If you are undecided about where to stay in this general area, look no further. The house and the property exceeded our expectations. The upper unit is spacious and comfortable, beyond what the pictures can show. The kitchen is well-stocked and well-designed for cooking and socializing. The amenities are top-notch. Everything is clean and fresh. The lawn is expansive and well-groomed. Out on the covered balcony, you'll feel all stress melt away as you listen to the birds and the gentle flowing river below, while gazing at the blue-hazed mountains beyond the trees. We feel blessed to have found this amazing sanctuary for our vacation in NC.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great rental!

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay at the Riverdance again. I came from Phoenix to visit family. The location is great for anyone who is visiting to take in the sites of the mountains. I will be returning for a visit in a few months and I hope this will available at that time.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Just a nice place to get away and enjoy nature.

  • 5 of 5

Would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monmouth, Illinois
5

Third time is a charm

  • 5 of 5

We have always been very happy to stay here when escaping the Northern winter, and this time was no exception. Everything that we needed or wanted was supplied, and we look forward to doing it again - perhaps not in January.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable time at Riverdance. It's well located near Franklin and close to some great hiking and walking. We found the cabin clean, comfortable and reasonably well equipped--a bit of an odd selection of kitchen utensils, but other people would probably think ours were odd, too! The gas fireplace was nice on cold winter mornings and evenings. The wifi worked well and was much appreciated. The only quibble was that the TV was pretty complicated--we're not technological experts but not idiots either. We were unable to figure out anything but how to run the Blu-ray machine. The instructions were incredibly terse and gave us the impression that we must be idiots if we couldn't figure it out. We did enjoy the Blu-ray! All told, we would be happy to do it over again.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at this home away from home. It was secluded and quiet. We enjoyed visiting Blue Ridge Parkway, Dillard House, and Tullaluh Gorge State Park while we were there. The house has everything we needed and we enjoyed the view from the porch in the neighborhood. The owners were great communicators and respond to questions quickly. They also recommended many great places to visit and we had a blast during Thanksgiving. We had our dogs with us while the neighborhood is not as dog friend to walk around, we were able to find many dog friendly places nearby to take them out. Definitely a place we would consider coming back to!!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mill Creek Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Great Smoky Mt Railroad
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highlands Rd Route 64/28
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

Franklin Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
May 15 2017 - Nov 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$80
From
$85
Fri,Sat
$530
$1,940
 
 
Winter
Nov 15 2017 - Mar 19 2018
5 night minimum stay
$70
$450
$1,790
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$80
From
$85
Fri,Sat
$520
$1,940
 

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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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