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"Wonderful cabin getaway" "Just what we wanted" "Oh, the view from the sunroom"

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About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, WIFI and Dish Network

Be welcomed by gently sloped seven acres of peace. Notice to your right when coming in the cantilevering dock at the one acre 'pond'. After a day of rafting or shopping relax with cool breeses. Morning coffee with extra quiet. The warm setting of natural wood finished

interior brings peace to the soul. A welcoming sunroom to start your day with coffee and the morning view.

Our yard is big and level enough to handle V-ball, soccer, football or /what ever you bring as a hobby.

We have acres of pleasant walking areas for private exercise and time for strolling to relax and gather your thoughts. Private, Quiet and Convenient.

WIFI and Dish Network

Welcome to the land of the noonday sun.

5 minutes away - Gem Mines... Franklin has always been known as 'The Gem Capital of the World' ! Young and old alike enjoy the thrill of finding their very own precious gems including sapphires, rubies even some emeralds. What will you take home?

10 minutes away - 'Pickin' on the Square' That's right. In our own town we have local tallent, some great, some funny and some you've never seen the likes of. Banjos, guitars, drums, Cloggers and Buck Dancing. An evening of pure entertainment downtown, Saturday nights and Free !

60 minutes away - Nantahala Outdoor Center Beginning & intermediate White Water rafting for the entire family. The Ocoee River, Home of the Olympics White Water Rafting, a serious Class4 is 90 minutes west of Franklin.

60 minutes away - Cherokee Indian Reservation Native American culture, crafts and art work, trout fishing, live bears and much more!

Winter includes snowboarding, skiing, snow tubing and hot chocolate. Numerous activities are very close to Franklin.

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David Alger & Jennifer Alger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


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(24 traveler reviews)

"Wonderful cabin getaway" "Just what we wanted" "Oh, the view from the sunroom"
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
Glenwood, FL

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of staying in David and Jennifer's cottage this past week. We both throughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage is cute as a button and has everything you could need for your stay. We also really enjoyed getting to spend a little time with David while he worked in his garage shop, both he and Jennifer were extremely helpful with suggestions and knowledge of the area. Thank you both so much for a wonderful vacation stay, it was truly a pleasure getting to know you both, as well as your pups! We will most definitely be back to visit and stay!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven On Earth And Then Some.......

  • 5 of 5

My hubby and I visited Franklin N.C. for the first time late in September for some "much needed rest and relaxation." After "searching" VRBO listings for hours I happened on the "enchanted" cottage. My search was over and we promptly booked the cottage. I told my husband that if it was only HALF as lovely as it looked I would be pleased. The photos did not do it proper justice, as it was so much lovelier in person. David & Jennifer were the perfect host and hostess and fun to talk with. They graciously saw to our every need and yet afforded the two of us complete privacy. Cannot say enough about the "sunroom" where we enjoyed our morning coffee each morning...Perfect view and SO relaxing. We also fished the small pond in the evenings which was delightful.

If you are looking for beauty, rest and perfect relaxation, this is the place. Look no further. Wonderful cottage and an equally wonderful couple to meet.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Cottage with Great View

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 2 nights in October and David and Jennifer's place definitely live up the perfect reviews and pictures on here. It is very easy to get to and is only a few minutes from downtown Franklin. The cottage has everything you need for a short or extended stay. The view from the sunroom was perfect and we enjoyed sitting there and looking out on the valley and mountains in the distance. David and Jennifer really ensure that you have everything you need and are happy to recommend local things in the area to check out. Would certainly recommend their place to anyone and would look forward to returning again if we make another trip to Franklin!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LaSalle Ontario

Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in Sept. and if you are looking for a perfect place to relax you must visit here. The cottage is as cute as it gets , the owners Jennifer and David made this place feel like a home away from home. They were so accommodating, very pleasant and truly a pleasure to meet. The view of the mountains from the living room , bedroom and the amazing sun room could not get any better. If you have the opportunity to visit here don't hesitate you wont be disappointed. Thanks to you Jennifer and David

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking View

  • 5 of 5

It simply doesn't get any better than this! After spending 4-weeks in David & Jennifer's cottage this summer, we've already planned our next trip! What an incredible get-away! Perfectly nestled in the mountains of Franklin, North Carolina, we enjoyed the best of both worlds: a venue where nature is at peace with itself and we piggybacked off that peace. The cottage location provides easy access to downtown amenities and surrounding activities/attractions. Photos of their cottage and property speak for themselves. It’s all the comforts of home, and the cottage is beautifully decorated. Our two small dogs were welcomed with open arms. David and Jennifer were the perfect hosts; we met as strangers but are now blessed to call them great friends!! The mountain and meadow views are literally breathtaking and each night we looked forward to a gorgeous sunset with all the unique cloud formations. In fact, my husband Ken is convinced that Robert Edgar Burns’ musings in his poem - "The Meadow” - was no doubt penned as a result of his observations from the property summit. October can’t get here fast enough! Oh…and by the way, as a result of our stay we now have an additional member to the family. Teddy, our now 14-month Goldendoodle was born just prior to our arrival.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

In the "Gem" state we found a Diamond!! This little cottage has everything you could want. The décor is beautiful so clean and bright. My husband and I needed a place that we could just kick back, relax and rest. This was just the place for that. Having coffee on the sun porch every morning with that great view of the mountains covered with mist, was a big bonus for us. You also have a front porch with rockers and a SWING!! We were even allowed to bring our Yorkie, Bug. You could not ask for better host then David an Jen, the owners. They were so helpful with so many things, we can't name them all. Want to thank them both again for allowing us to stay in their special cottage. It has brought back GOD's sweet calm to our hearts. We will be back. God bless you and your family.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Franklin, small planes

Located only 10 minutes from town with gentle easy access.

Be welcomed by gentle sloped ten acres of peace. While arriving to our property you will see our one acre pond that provides bass fishing from the cantilevering dock. After a day of rafting or shopping relax with cool breeses. Morning coffee with extra quiet.

Our acreage is big and level enough to handle V-ball, soccer, football or /what ever you bring as a hobby. Private, Quiet and Convenient.

Itola Valley is recognized as a favorite area for biking as every turn brings beautiful views. Being surrounded by 300 acres makes mountain hikes readily accessible from our front door.


Rates & Availability

Franklin Cottage Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
One time cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are 2 guests. Over 2 guests rates are $15 per guest / per night
Pets are $15 per pet / per night

Call 828-369-6319 for deposit information
Posted rental fee includes up to two guests. Fee for additional guests is $15.00 per person, per night.
Pet rates are $15.00 per pet, per night. Water is provided at the kennel. Food is not provided

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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Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Complete bathroom with shower, exhaust fan, window
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size bed, all linens provided, extra side door access to outside for direct entry, fold down hidden ironing board, large windows for mountain valley views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
• If you enjoy mountains and water we have both. Our property of seven acres is surrounded by three hundred acres. We also have a one acre fishing pond on the property.

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