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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 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

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, twin and full beds in br2 - now sleeps 3..

- 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 7, 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.

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


- 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.

- Discoverfranklinnc com Map

- 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Michael White

Retired electrician

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.


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: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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 3
  • 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 - REDUCED!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful surroundings, Cozy. Clean and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't of found a nicer place to celebrate my best friends Birthday. We were looking for a quite and relaxing place to spend the weekend. Neither one of us had ever been to Franklin or rented a vacation property before. I usually go to a hotel. I booked here for the easy access to the waterfalls, and the "home" like comforters. I knew the weather was going to be a bit cold and off and on rain,so if we needed to be indoors, River Dance 2 was the best place to be! We did venture out to several near by waterfalls, that were accessible to able and disable people. Cullasaja Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Dry Falls and Whitewater Falls.We will diffidently be returning. Prior to check in, I had the "First timer" renter questions, and the property manager reply with a detail answer within a short time. His concern and kindness was greatly appreciated! Thank you again for making this a memorable weekend. See you in the future

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at your cabin. Very cozy, clean and we enjoyed the porch and the scenery.

PS: Couch could have been a bit more comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little house close to waterfalls, shopping, fishing and hiking! Clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway on the river close to everything we wanted to do!! Loved it here! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location with a creek/river in the back yard

  • 5 of 5

Mike was great with good communication prior to the stay. We didn't have any problems during our stay, but Mike has been very quick with responses to emails before and after our stay.

The property is located very lose to town (only a short drive to the grocery store, etc) but far enough away that you have a great view of the stars at night. The creek in the back yard is good for tubing or wading in the water - it gets to about knee/hip high in places and is shallow rapids in others.

We stayed for a week, and spent three days at the property, the rest of the time we were out at waterfalls or on the blue ridge parkway. The back porch is covered, and you can hear and see the creek - very relaxing. There is also a hammock in the yard, and a few tubes (and a pump) available to use as well.

The interior of the rental is small-ish, but matches the description. The back porch is actually a bit roomier than it looks in the pictures, and we spent most of our time in the yard, creek, or on the porch anyway. There are two bedrooms, but we only used one. There is a full bed and a day bed in the room we used, a bunk bed in the other (the lower bunk bed is larger and would work for an adult).

We brought our dog, and she had an amazing time running in the yard and playing in the creek.

We're planning on coming back for another summer trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was OK.

  • 3 of 5

The location of the property and the outside was great! I was disappointed about the condition of the inside. It was dusty, you can see the cleaning is only picking up and putting towels back :( when in reality as a rental property things should be deep cleaned.

There was no gas in the grill. The property advertises itself with an outside grill, you would think the owners would mentioned that there will be NO gas for you to grill. Which ruined our entire meal plan, leaving us having to order pizza and eating out more than we wanted. This unit also has a picture of the fire pit advertised. Again, you would think there will be a lighter for the fire...well there was but it was empty just like the outside grill tank. My husband had to go to the supermarket and get one so the kids could make s'mores. Bad advertising.

The condition of the furniture is in decay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests are given our contact information, so that they can inform us of any problem, so that we can speedily correct the situation. Bessy did not do that. We have several full propane tanks on hand. Most of her comments were simply not true. Almost all of the guests before her left 5 star reviews. We offer very clean units, and provide more amenities than any property in the region in our rate class. Part of the furniture is not new, but most pieces have been updated. Not sure how she could call it decayed. They left the place in a mess, the worst guests that we have had this year, yet we did not leave her a bad review. Guests are expected to gather wood for the fire ring themselves, and use their own lighter. Bessie had tried to bring 7 guests to a 2br 1b unit, that was listed as 4 max. After she was refused she left this review. It should be removed. Bessy will not be welcome back.
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our family of 4. The river was a big hit that provided hours of entertainment. We enjoyed the home's location because it was so close to the beautiful waterfalls in the area. Quarry Falls and Dry Falls are a must-see!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Cullasaja Falls
Little Tennessee River Greenway
Rufus Morgan Falls
Fun Factory, The
Little Caesars Pizza
Burger King
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
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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