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

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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.

- MBR has full bed

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

- 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.

- 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!

- We have added Dish Movie Pack, plus HBO, and Cinemax, over 35 of extra channels of endless movies and entertainment.

- 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.

- Please do not leave the door open with AC on, mice and bugs can enter.


- 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

- 'Pickin' on the Square, downtown Franklin at the Gazebo on the Square on Saturday nights 7-9 in summer, near courthouse. Free!

- Discoverfranklinnc com Map

- townoffranklinnc com current events

- 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

- Dollywood Theme Parks, with Splash Country Water Park is only 45 miles away, with scenic highway.

- 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.

- 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Michael White

Retired electrician, loves travel, and knows what amenities mean the most to guests.

Michael White purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Michael White chose Franklin

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time during our four night three day stay at Riverdane. Located about as center as possible to waterfalls and Historic Franklin and Highlands. Seeing the waterfalls and sitting on the deck were highlights. We took this time for a get-a- way and it helped us yo do just that. We went sightseeing when we wanted and sat on the deck and watched and listened to the river when at the house. Eventhough It was cold some of the time, blankets were necessary but the experience was great. I highly recommend River dance Lodge for others. We are already looking forward to our next stay.
Apr 2018
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Franklin Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - No additional guests without prior approval of owner. 2 cars max, no rv or trailer
  • - If more than 4 people max are on the property per unit, it will be a Breach of Lease, you will be asked to leave, with no refund.
  • - Return hammock and floats to unit after use. Turn off BBQ at tank after use.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • 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


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Best Of Smokies, Riverfront, Waterfalls - Paradise - Why Pay More - DEAL!!
average rating of 4.607143 based on 29 reviews

Great overall value for your dollar

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Thank you for the cookies and the fresh cut flowers. The river, the geese and the mountains were just what we needed. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 stars all across the board.

  • 5 of 5

This place delivers everything promised, and I'd highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Little Place

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little two bedroom right on Callasaja river. Able to wade in the river with no issues and tubes are provided to float in. All amenities right at your fingertips and close traveling distance to everything. Nice touches when we showed up, fresh cut flowers and cookies. Highly recommended. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and the wonderful review. We will keep doing improvements and make the property more enjoyable. We really appreciate all you did for us, such as washing the towels and sheets etc.. You left the unit so clean and neat. Welcome to come back in your future’s trip to Franklin.
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL


  • 5 of 5

Met all of our expectations. Great property, great location. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint-quirky type of house

  • 3 of 5

Good location, with a nice double-wide glass pane to view the backyard and the river from the lower part of the house. Sleeping is good. This would be very good for a big family to rent the whole house. A few issues - the showerhead is too low (5ft high). Bugs like to visit. A telephone is right next to the toilet seat (that's the quirky part). A good value.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not sure why this guest chose to leave a bad review, a 3 star review is killer in this business. The shower is installed correctly, near the top of the tub surround, 5 ft is untrue. Some guests leave the door open when on the porch, allowing bugs to enter. We do all possible to address this problem. Most of our reviews are 5 star, because we offer a nice and clean property on the river, in a prime location near waterfalls, at a lower rate than our competition. We hope that this guest finds a property to his liking somewhere else next time.
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Didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

The Place was very nice. We wish we could stay longer than just a weekend.

We would definitely go back and enjoy the place longer. It was peaceful and very relaxing. Can't wait to go back there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, 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 Frankln
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Cliffside Lake
Car: necessary

Super Walmart 3 miles away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $30
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

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

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