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.
- Cabin4300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
7 Bedroom 5 Bath Log home
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 26, 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
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very beautiful and equipped mr.ted was very infromteal andmy family really love it.
Fantastic setting for making memories on our family vacation
Thank you Ted for sharing this wonderful home! What a beautiful, peaceful, relaxing environment and surroundings! Everything was already thought of. Every concern had a perfect solution.
My entire family, age range 15 months to 85 years old traveled from New England, Florida and Maryland for my daughter's wedding in Franklin. Plenty of large gathering areas inside and outside on the expansive decks, as well as room to take space in privacy when needed. I was concerned about access inside and to outside for my elderly parents and also a post-surgery pet but there was ample accommodation for both scenarios. All amenities for infants/toddlers were already available much to relief and gratitude of our youngest parents traveling with their children. A wonderful vacation with lots of fun and memorable moments was shared with family and enjoyed by all!
* It should be noted that this is a mountain cabin and accessibility is via a fairly short but rugged and considerably steep incline. That being said, if you have a higher SUV/truck with AWD or 4WD it makes a difference, however we also traveled the terrain in our Nissan Maxima with only minor issues in a couple of sections. While helpful to keep in mind, this should not deter anyone from considering a stay at this beautifully picturesque and relaxing cabin home! It was definitely worth the adventure! We had a fabulous time!
Marlene and 13 family members.
We had a great time in this roomy house, despite a lot of rain that week. The huge porch has a generous roof to be able to sit, relax and enjoy the view, rain or not. There were 15 of us, ages 9 months - 85 years, and 2 dogs and plenty of room for everyone! Expect to do some driving to get to town, hiking trails, pontoon boating on Lake Glenville, the Biltmore, etc., but the area is beautiful.
A beautiful & relaxing setting
Our family meets in the N.C. mountains every Summer, choosing different VRBOs each time at different locations. This was a very nice home with great views. The floor plan was very good for our family with kids/grandkids, and the beds were very comfortable.
There were, two things that were negative....Only 2. One was the water pressure, which the owner is working to fix. It was so low that it was impossible for 2 of our 14 people to bathe at the same time. Also, the dryer did not work well, and took a very long time to dry clothes. The starter button on the dryer had to be held or pushed multiple times to get the dryer to start. Other than that, it is a wonderful place, great location, lots to do in the nearby areas. We enjoyed our stay!
Beautiful view, amazing amount of space, can we say AWSOME!
We had a family reunion at the house. There were 11 of us in the house from 5 different households. The house was absolutely PERFECT! It provided the perfect setting for when we all wanted to be all together but was big enough to spread out to do our own things too. A perfect example was one day, the kids played in the basement filled with a pool table, arcade game, air hockey. etc., on the main floor, a few men watched a golf match, my husband relaxed upstairs in one of the master suites and my mom, sister and I rocked out on the porch. The house had everything we needed from linens, toilet paper to pans to cook for large groups. As for things to do, there is tubing, gem mining and hiking near the house. If you are willing to drive 30-45 minutes, there is white water rafting at NOC, horseback riding, more hiking, and exploring Franklin. If you have kids, they will love going to Factory Franklin. We got a group rate at the Factory and spent 6 hours playing unlimited arcade games, riding Go-Karts, bumper cars, laser tag, etc. Three of the adults were over 70 and they had just as much fun as the kids. Also in Franklin, there is the Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Check the schedule for shows. My only warning about the house is that the long driveway was steep and mostly dirt and gravel. If you have a 4 wheel drive, bring it, especially if rain or snow is predicted. I hope you enjoy the house as much as we did.
Biker trip at Archar's Liar 6/9/18- 6/16/18
The cabin was very spacious and easily accommodated the 12 Harley riders. Plenty of room, GREAT deck, hot tub and large game. The previous renters made a mess so we didn't get in right at 4:00 but the cabin was very clean. Tastefully decorated and the large kitchen table made for great dinning. Plenty of beds and the kings were in large rooms. Great view from the deck!
The riders were VERY disappointed with the road to the cabin. I wish the owner was more honest when I called him about the condition of the road with was very steep, mostly unpaved with hair pin turns. Most of the road was dirt, gravel, and rocks. Just before we arrived, it had rained which made gullies in the dirt. Two bikers went down going up and down and one of the trailers towing 2 Harleys was damaged by the road and had to be welded at considerable expense. That was a fiasco getting it completed in time wasting valuable riding time! Four of the bikers left their bikes on the main road on the grass in front of a local neighbor's house. They were very nice and we gave them some money and they were nice enough to watch the bikes each night.
I have always been 100% honest about the condition of the road up to the cabin. I have had several groups of motorcyclists ride to the cabin and I have spoken to everyone of the groups including you before you came. As a Harley owner and someone with years of dirt bike racing experience I personally park my Harley at the bottom when I bring my bike to the cabin as I am not very experienced riding mounting terrain with my bike. I have always advised all groups with motorcycles that I own the piece of land at the first landing of the road and they are welcome to park their bikes there. Also I bring a drop axle trailer to the cabin every year and have never had a problem but if you would have called me I could have given you the name of a friend of mine who is a welder in the area who could have taken care of the trailer for you. Unfortunately beautiful Mountain views require a drive up the mountain to get there.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A 2 night minimum, with a three night minimum on all Monday Holidays. The summer time require week rentals(June thur 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.