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'Archar's Lair' Beautiful 7 Bedroom Log Home,game roomHot Tub, Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

7 Bedroom 5 Bath Log home

This beautiful log home is located on five wooded acres with a great view of the Smokey Mountains. The 4,300 sq ft, three floor interior contains: 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, and a game room in the basement. Magnificent mountain views can be savored from the spacious, wrap around, covered deck which also houses a hot tub. In addition, the deck and main level have wheelchair access. The cabin is completely furnished and contains all the amenities necessary to improve your vacationing experience. Some of these amenities include TV’s in almost every room, barbeque grill, and fire pit among other things. The two master suites both contain custom king beds and 32” Flat screen TV’s. There are also two more king bedrooms on the main level along with two bedrooms with a full and twin beds in each room. One of the most unique features you’ll notice as you step into spacious interior is the custom handmade railing leading to the master suites. When you step down into the basement game room, you will find a 8’ pool table, air hockey table, Foosball, 51” plasma TV, leather couch, loveseat, oversized chair, and ottoman. All of these details have been taken care of to insure that you will have a great time at Archar’s Lair.

Ted Schropp
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Ted Schropp

We first came to Franklin four years ago and fell in love with the area. When this cabin came for sale we jumped at the chance to buy it. We live and work in central Florida but drive up to the Archar Lair as much as possible and hope to move here as soon as possible.

Ted Schropp purchased this cabin in 2012


Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 34
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Second master bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement bath
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second upstairs master bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs master bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Portable baby crib
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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'Archar's Lair' Beautiful 7 Bedroom Log Home,game roomHot Tub, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.850746 based on 67 reviews

Beautiful Cabin with a wonderful game room

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a blast in this beautiful and very spacious cabin! We absolutely loved it!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and even better than described. It fit all of my groups needs and everyone can't wait to come back for another visit.

We were lucky enough to have snow during our visit, which was beautiful. The ice, however, was a different story and made It extremely difficult to get to the cabin. My party had to leave our cars at the bottom of the mountain and walk the rest of the way. Some of us were lucky enough to catch a ride up with the family in a neighboring cabin. After the temps rose the next day and melted everything away we were able to bring our cars up.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with my group. You've convinced me, an inside kind of girl, that being in the mountains is peaceful and well worth the trip! I had just as much fun if not more than any beach trip I've ever taken. Archar's Lair is my new favorite vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin. Kitchen have everything you need. The masters were amazing as was every bedroom. TV in every bedroom kept everybody happy. The deck was huge plenty of seating and great views, very relaxing. The basement was great pool table, Foosball, air hockey and my favorite the Pacman arcade game with all the games I grow up playing. Nice new and clean hot tube. The whole cabin clean and well taken care of. Some people wrote the road was a problem, but it's no problem at all. I had no issues getting up in my Camry. We had plans to do more in the area, but enjoyed the cabin so much spent a lot of time just relaxing at the cabin instead. We will be coming back again. Thanks Ted

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hands down...Best cabin rental I've ever had!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is spacious, clean, beautifully decorated and has any and every amenity that you could imagine! We take an annual trip to the mountains every year and this cabin has been the best one yet! The games in the basement kept my grandson busy and happy. Being able to bring our furry family is a must for us and here they were welcomed with open arms! Ted is extremely kind and goes out of his way to be accomodating. You will not be disappointed with your experience at Archer's Lair!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house with gorgeous views!

  • 4 of 5

This house was a great find for us. Secluded mountain getaway with plenty of space. House was very well equipped and met all of our needs. We all loved the basement game room and hot tub out back!

Only comment for improvement is the steps and the back deck. The steps inside are wood and the surface is slick. Would recommend some type of non-skid surface be added to all three sets of internal stairs. The deck also is somewhat slick and could use some non-skid coating installed as well.

We did love the house and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cabin and decks were just restrained in October that's why there may feel slick. Ted
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Cabin with a great view and clean rooms

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was as it was described - beautiful and clean (all wooded interior). The kitchen was well equipped and the game room downstairs have lots of things to play. I would definitely love to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville ( Atlanta airport two half hours)
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

Located on 5 acres. Plenty of room for the kids to explore. Close to few remaining ruby mines that offer native gemstones. Rafting on Nantahala river is only 45 minutes away. Great motorcycle rides everywhere, about one hour from tail of the Dragon. Away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to all the shopping and dining, just 10 miles from downtown Franklin.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $155
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.75%

A 2 night minimum, with a three night minimum on all Monday Holidays. The summer time require week rentals(June thur Mid August). There is a one week minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks. Super Bowl week requires a week rental. Cancellations on Holiday weeks require a 60 day notice for full refund, 30 days for all other weeks. Sleeps 16, add $10.00 per night per person over 16 people. Please call for approval for more then 16 people no more than 20 guests. Must be over 34 to rent the cabin. Check in is 4:00 pm and check out is at 10:00 am.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.