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I Booked The Cottage For 2 Days And Stayed 2 Weeks

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Rustic Cottage With A Flair For Comfort And Convenience

Love the cottage, peace, oh my gosh! Where do i start?

These are recent comments about this little jewel of a cabin. It just looks old outside but just wait and see the inside! It's all new. Warm, rustic, natural wood with the scenic Nantahala mountains surrounding the area, old-time farms of cattle and corn fields greet the traveler with scenes of yesteryear.

Deer cross the immediate area and show their white tails waving in the wind. Wild turkeys are are a common sight.

The property is mostly on level terrain and has easy access to the main road. Accessible in winter snow season or summer sunshine. Colorful flora decorate the landscape in all seasons. There are three large lakes for fishing and water sports within reasonable

Distances. Trout streams and the little Tennessee river beacon the angler to try his or her expertise to outsmart these mountain trout and bass.

This is a beautiful year-round retreat and invites you to

Enjoy life to the fullest.

Many waterfalls, gem mining, bicycling (designated on the road in front of our property). Canoeing, rafting and tubing are just a few minutes away.

Numerous antique auctions and displays are here for your enjoyment.

We would love to have you as our guest soon.

More Details

Gene or Diane
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Gene or Diane

We enjoy the beautiful mountains and valleys.

The local people are beautiful and friendly.

Our retirement from the professions of pharmacy and optician blends well in this beautiful setting.

Gene or Diane purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Gene or Diane chose Smoky Mountains

The Iotla Valley (Peaceful Valley in the Cherokee language} is nestled in the heart of the original Cherokee Indian homeland, in the Blue Ridge, Smoky Mountain geographical area. Many Indian mounds and traces of the original inhabitants of this area are still very visible.

This cottage, along with two other desirable dwellings is situated in the Western part of this beautiful valley only 5.8 miles Northwest of the award winning small city of Franklin.

The approach is beautiful with rolling hills surrounded by scenic beauty.

A small creek runs through it.

Come and enjoy this beautiful paradise with us and get relaxed from your everyday live of stress and confusion.

What makes this cottage unique

Clean air, delicious pure water and bright starry nights.

We welcome your pets to this cottage.

There is an extra charge of $15.00/day/pet. Please note this on your reservation application for accurate posting and approval.


Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, no tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Full size bed, storage, side table with lamp,
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is a quaint rustic cabin. Up to date on the inside, rustic on the outside


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

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I Booked The Cottage For 2 Days And Stayed 2 Weeks
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 42 reviews

Clean, cozy, quiet, and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This place was an absolute gem. Gene and Diane were lovely hosts who maintain beautiful accommodations.

The surrounding area was pristine and tranquil. The best about this location is we were allowed to bring our beloved dog. 6 out of 5 stars. Great work! Over and above.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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A great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Feathered Nest.

The property was beautiful and secluded yet close to the things we wanted to do!

Thanks to Gene and Diane for paying attention to every last detail!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Will definitely return -- beautiful grounds and cozy interior

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful setting. Very peaceful location. Met Gene when we arrived and enjoyed our conversation. Loved having a little living room - kitchen area, even without a stove. Very pretty decor with country theme. Wouldn't have minded some chickens in the little chicken coop. LOL!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Wish we could've stayed longer!!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is so cozy!! The old country decor, the outdoor charm, the cows next door, the peace & was all exactly what we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Country Escape

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described, we spent four nights in this quiet and peaceful location. This is a perfect spot to escape the noise and disruption of an interstate/downtown motel. Beautiful location with awesome scenery. Our hosts Gene and Diane were delightful hosts and provided useful information. Feathered Nest is close to the coziest place we have ever stayed and, ....we shall return.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Cullasaja Falls
Historic Downtown Franklin
"Visit our Historical Museum. Local history at its best. Rock & Gem museum is excellent."
Rose Creek Mine
"One of the areas best."
Little Tennessee River Greenway
"Beautiful walkway in downtown Franklin area. Exercise your heart and all the rest of your a..."
Fat Buddies Ribs & BBQ
"Excellent BBQ. All is delicious!"
The Sunset
"Country cookin', Excellent breakfasts."
Fun Factory, The
"Clean entertainment for the young. Pizza is good too. Best steaks on premises. "
Scottish Tartans Museum Center
"You Scottish folks will enjoy this excellent display of Scot history and aparal"
Pizza Hut
"Pizza Hut pizza is always the best. (my opinion)"
City Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Great breakfast and lunch, home town cafe. "
Boone Thai Restaurant
"Excellent Sweet & Sour Chicken. Always delicious and clean."
Caffe Rel
"Delicious cuisine. Menu is updated often. They do not accept credit cards. Everything else..."
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
"Excellent venue, family entertainment"
Gazebo Creekside Cafe
"Excellent for lunch. closes at 3PM daily. Sandwiches are delicious. Creekside dining."
Motor co. grill
"1950's atmosphere. Delicious hamburgers and sandwiches. Real Ice cream sundaes, malts , etc."
Macon County Recreation Park
"New and complete recreation area surrounded by mountains West of the town of Franklin. Sport..."
Great Smoky Mountain Fish Camp
Franklin Lanes and Skate
"Great family bowling and skating."
Walmart Supercenter
"Large Walmart with food,grocery departments No auto tire or repair department"
Franklin Chamber of Commerce
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Various facilities
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Greeneville, SC
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 28, 441, 64
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Cafe Ral
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Maggie Valley
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Lake Chatuge, near Hayesville, NC
Car: necessary

There is a pet charge of $15.00/day/pet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Please call us in advance to discuss the option. Dogs, $15.00/day for each dog.
No cats
Extra person ,more than 2 guests, add $15.00/day. We will furnish extra linens for extra guests who may
sleep on the sofa or bring your own sleeping bags or air mattress.

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.

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