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Best Of Smokies, Riverfront, Waterfalls - Paradise - Why Pay More - REDUCED!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Prime location on river, near waterfalls!

- RiverDance Lodge 2 has the perfect location, with 300 ft prime frontage on the Cullasaja River.

- 2br 1 bath lower unit, has sat tv, wifi, dvd and vcr.

- New twin over full bed in br1, twin and full beds in br2 - now sleeps 4.

- For larger groups both units could be booked, total of 4br and 3 baths - will sleep 8. Contact owner.

- 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.

- Fishing, and tubing fun, after the falls, when conditions permit, at your own risk.

- Nearby Cliffside Lake Recreation Area to swim, fish, and hike.

- Enjoy the river from the covered porch and decks.

- Sit back and watch the hummingbirds gather at the feeder.

- Even a rainy day has its charm, listening to it from the table on the covered deck, while the river surges by. Enjoy grilling on the gas bbq.

- Art by Thomas Kinkade 'Lamplight Manor'

- DishNetwork, and Netflix, for 1000's of movies on lcd tv!

- New Smart TV box captures movies, music, and TV series off the internet, use parental discretion - Endless Selections!

- A laundry has been added for your convenience.

- Another picnic table and a double hammock added.

- New refrigerator with ice maker.

- The property has a fire ring beside the river.

- Geese and ducks frequent our section of the river.

- Book your trip now, best rates in Franklin!

- Holidays may require a week booking

- Check-in 3pm, check-out by 11am.

- Parking for 2 cars max, no rv or trailer. Park up front.

- Pets are welcome, tell us upfront, $30 pet fee.

- Booking and Service Fees go to Homeaway, not the owner.


- 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 miles

- 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.

- Historic Franklin and Nikwasi Mound - 3 miles

- Cliffside Lake Recreation Area to fish, hike, and swim

- Ruby mining - 8 miles

- Swinging Bridge Bike Trail

- Gem Shows, rock shops, flea markets, and antique shops abound.

- Cherokee Harrah Casino - 20 miles, New Casino at Murphy

- 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

- discoverfranklinnc dot com

- Tallulah Falls and Park - 30 miles

- Nantahala Hiking Club offers local Hikes. The Appalachian Trail and the Bartram Trail are nearby.

- Chunky Gal Riding Stables or the Dillard House Stables

- Spend a day on Lake Glenville, surrounded by beautiful mountains. Visit Andrews Park, swim, bass fishing, and picnic amid great scenery.

More Details

Michael White
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Michael White

Retired electrician

Michael White purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Michael White chose Smoky Mountains

located in the heart of the mountains, along a scenic highway, close to many waterfalls.

What makes this lodge unique

300 ft of river frontage, sat tv, climate controlled, yet a quiet country atmosphere.


Franklin Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - no additional guests without prior approval of owner. 2 cars max, no rv or trailer
  • - do not disturb owner or other guests after 8pm, unless an emergency. Email or text messages are ok.
  • - Service response within 24 hours, no refunds for act of God, or mechanical failures.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , has heater/exh fan/light combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Best Of Smokies, Riverfront, Waterfalls - Paradise - Why Pay More - REDUCED!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

The location can't be beat

  • 5 of 5

The property was as described. It had everything we needed for the week, including soap, shampoo, toilet paper, laundry detergent-which was a nice surprise since most rentals only provide starter supplies at most. The view to the river was gorgeous and the sound of the water is so relaxing. Being able to bring my dog was also a bonus.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased when our guests have a good time. We thank you for your stay, and for taking a moment to leave us a kind note in the review. They are so important in this business. We continue to make the property better, and add amenities. Welcome back to you, and to all of our great guests!
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As described...

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was as described. Enjoyed the river right outside. I would recommend this place. :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Fall Foliage

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I brought my parents here for a quiet weekend getaway. We found the place to be quite nice and spacious. We stayed in the bottom unit. However, we were woken up around 3am when the people above us arrived. Also, the family above had several children and were quiet loud. We could hear nothing but running around and stomping most of the weekend. With that being said though, we would still chose to stay here again. The foliage was absolutely beautiful.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean house that sits on a beautiful river. The owner was very nice and never hard to reach if we had questions. We had a wonderful family trip that included roasting marshmallows, fishing, and enjoying the scenery. The house is very convenient to many tourists attractions. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet weekend, And this place was the ticket. The sound of the river and the mountains in the background was just perfect. And at night the sky lit up with stars. We had a great time and look forward to coming back again.


  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both the upper and lower units for privacy and to bring some extended family with us. The river is absolutely perfect for the kids to play in at this location. It was shallow, with a calm current and my boys were in it as much as possible. They loved both the tubes and nets at the house to play with. The home is well-appointed with everything we needed in the kitchen, bathrooms, and clean, comfortable spaces to live in. We went gem mining, ate delicious bbq, and saw numerous waterfalls during our trip to Franklin. Would love to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Atlanta ATL
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Millcreek Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Great Smoky MT RR
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
along Highlands Rd Frkln
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Cliffside Lake
Car: necessary

Super Walmart 3 miles away


Rates & Availability

Franklin Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Peak
May 15 2017 - Aug 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Total Solar Eclipse
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Peak
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2017 - Mar 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $30 + 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.

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.
Contact Owner

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