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Million $$ Panaramic View, Close To Town & Attractions. Full Featured Property

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Lovely, 2 bedroom, 2 full bath walk out lower level basement property with amazing views.

This is the lower, private living area of a very large home. Private entrance with drive-in carport. 1100 SF of living area with 2 queen beds, 2 full baths, full kitchen (no Dishwasher)and laundry. Gas fireplace. Central air/heat. Tastefully decorated with mostly US made antiques and vintage furnishings. Comfortable. Nice outside patio with gas grill and seating for 4 or more on patio under roof. Additional open air platform located below property for that open feel with the beautiful view.Just over 1 acre of property nestled in a cozy community of nicer homes. Safe location. Just 2 miles from downtown but feels like your well out in the country. You will want to come back again and again!

Tom Cratty
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Tom Cratty

Dale and I moved up from Palm Beach County FL in 06 for the cooler weather. We have developed this property into our homestead, growing some of our own food and flower gardens. We have a selection of fruit trees on the property (still waiting for fruit). Tom is a retired ATC and small business owner and Dale manages the house and helps with the small business.

Tom Cratty purchased this house in 2006

Why Tom Cratty chose Smoky Mountains

This property has the most amazing view while still being lower on the mountains and easily accessible. In less than 5 minute you can be downtown. The rental is used mostly for family guests when needed and is furnished more as a home than a rental. Tom and Dale are glad to help with suggestions on what to do and where to go during your stay.

What makes this house unique

Rock on the porch and watch the Sun set over the mountains while you grill your favorite dish.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Million $$ Panaramic View, Close To Town & Attractions. Full Featured Property
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

More than expected

  • 5 of 5

This house is incredible. Pictures don't do justice! Extremely clean, it has everything you need. Very warm despite the cold weather, the potable fire place was a plus.

Breathtaking views. It was a bit cold to stay in the deck cooking on the grill, but it seemed to be in great condition. Perfect location to go hiking around the area. Tom was very kind and provided us all the info we needed to go hiking since it was our first time in the area. And also recommended some restaurants and everything we asked for. Thanks Tom! We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Pleasant Relaxing Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean, beautifully decorated with a warm homey feel. Our trip was business but a delight to come back to an oasis to rest for the next session. The view is spectacular.

I hope to return to this area and if this property is available, it will be my choice once more.

Rebecca Grant

Greensburg Ky

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was as described. Clean and comfortable. Owner was helpful by adding some TV channels for us. The driveway was a little tricky bit fine. Owner is working to widen it.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nice getaway close to town

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late in the afternoon tired after a 10 hour drive. We were greeted by owner Tom who showed us around the rental. The rental was well stocked with all we needed; cookware, linens, plenty of towels etc. It had plenty of room for 2 couples, was very clean and looked almost new.

Access is good with pavement all the way. The covered patio was great place for my morning coffee and a nice view toward Franklin. Tom was available if needed but also respected our privacy. We would recommend this for anyone who would like to be close to town yet be in the quiet of the country.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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This small town offers true Americana.Monthly festivals including the nationally known Pumpkin Roll Festival and Fall leave change. The town is decorated seasonally to match the time of year. There are several antique shops full of collectables at various price points. Do not miss the Famous Dillard House restaurant in Dillard. The breakfast in particular is awesome. No menus, the staff just brings out everything and you eat til full. Two major forests are in the vicinity. The Nantahala Forest and the world famous Smoky Mountain National Park. Lots of hiking and wildlife.


Rates & Availability

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 16 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $300

No smoking inside, Porch only. No aggressive dogs. Your deposit will be promptly returned if no damage.

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 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , off of living room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , private bath in bedroom 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bath with Shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Oversize room with desk
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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