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Rabbit Creek Hideaway Secluded and less then 2 miles from town!!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,080 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Log Cabin with Mountain View

This charming log cabin home is located in Franklin, NC nestled in a valley, surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. It's location is quiet, peaceful and relaxing but it's also just a short distance from endless possibilities for fun and adventure. When you step out on the screened back porch and take in the view, life slows down and seems more serene. With rustic mountain elegance, this hideaway is the perfect place for everything from romantic getaways to family gatherings.

The main level includes the master bedroom (with TV), full bath with shower, kitchen (fully equipped), dining area, game corner, living room with a TV and gas fireplace, screened porch and an outdoor gas grill.

The loft level includes a guest bedroom with 2 twin beds, a half bath and a reading area that overlooks the living room.

The basement level includes fun things like a ping pong table, foosball table, darts, air hockey & a treadmill along with a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

The cabin has air conditioning and heating, cell service and Dish Network with HBO.

Land line phone for local calls only.

More Details

Jeannie McDougall
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 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 ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Loft Bathroom - 1/2 bathroom
    Main Level Bathroom - Full bathroom with a 5' foot shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , On main floor, TV and Blu-ray/DVD Player.
  • Each bedroom has its own remote controlled AC/Heating unit
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Only 1.5 miles to town. Can get cell phone service. Wi-Fi, Land Line Phone for local calls only. NO PETS ALLOWED


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Rabbit Creek Hideaway Secluded and less then 2 miles from town!!
average rating of 4.96 based on 125 reviews

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

The McDougall’s have a very nice cabin with a very peaceful view from the back porch! We were welcomed with a nice note and a homemade Carrot cake jelly that Mrs. McDougall makes herself. Cabin had more space than pictures show to be true. They even have board games that my husband and I haven’t played in years and enjoyed doing so out on the back porch. They have a book with instructions to anything you may have a question about. They let us know we could arrive earlier than 2 due to no one renting the day we arrived and called the night before we left letting us know we didn’t have to be gone by 11 if we chose to leave later we could. Very clean and beautifully decorated!! Can’t say enough good things about this place!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin! It was exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was pleasure to work with. We enjoyed every minute we were there.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mauldin, SC

Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the most wonderful time spending our Thanksgiving at this beautiful home. When we arrived we were greeted with a clean, spacious, beautiful place that was already decorated for Christmas. We have stayed in many VRBO properties in Georgia, NC, SC, and even Idaho and Wyoming, and my family all agreed that this cabin was their favorite.

The kitchen was fully stocked and we were able to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal. My children loved the game room and the loft, and my husband and I enjoyed the fireplace and the views from the relaxing screen porch. The cabin is private and secluded...just what we were looking for! The beds were comfy, and we all were able to get some much needed rest.

I cannot thank the owner enough for allowing us to spend time there. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor area, Michigan

Second stay at Rabbit Creek Hideaway and we were not disappointed (it is CHARMING)

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is perfect for our family of four (two adults and two children). It is clean, organized, well-equipped, safe, and close to town and various activities. We've been coming to Franklin to mine for sapphires and garnets over spring break for the past five years. It's a lovely historic town with a lot of mining interests (i.e. Ruby City, Mason's Mine, various non-advertised spots in the national forest with spoils piles from former mines, etc.), Scottish history (i.e. the tartan museum), antiques, a great outdoor outfitter store, and for the knitters in the crowd, a lovely yarn shop right on the main street. Not only do we love visiting Franklin, we LOVE staying in this particular cabin. Jeannie has made sure that the renters' needs are anticipated, from having an alarm system whose alarm code is customized to the renters' request, to brochures of fun activities, to binoculars for viewing the neighboring wildlife from the screened-in porch, to helpful instructions throughout the cabin describing how to operate the heating system, gas-logs in the fireplace, etc. Jeannie is a fabulous decorator (the cabin feels homey). The small displays of homemade jams, lip balm and soap for sale are so tempting - I would buy it all if I had the money! My husband and I were saying, too, that having homemade goods for sale in the cabin makes it seem even more welcoming to visitors because it's obvious that the owners are okay with renting out their space - that is, we don't feel as though we are intruding, but rather, are welcome. Jeannie even called us on our last day to offer us an extra night (free of charge, no less!) in the cabin in order to avoid a significant winter storm that was scheduled to pass through Ohio and Kentucky the next day, directly along our route home to Michigan. That is true kindness and hospitality and we were very touched. Thank you. We did end up driving home on the scheduled check out day because of work commitments and puppy dogs who were waiting for us to pick them up from the kennel. But still, it was really nice to know that we had options.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us and for your many kind gestures. All our best, the Roush Family.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visited twice in a six month period

  • 5 of 5

Was there six months ago and enjoyed it so much that’s why we were back. Planning on coming back this year. Had a problem with WiFi but Jeannie responded right away and the problem was solved.

Highly recommend this getaway. All you need is to bring your own groceries.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Georgia

Unexpected Treat

  • 5 of 5

We expected Rabbit Creek Hideaway to be a great cabin based on all of the great reviews, but we really didn't expect to find a place where so much attention had been paid to every little detail just to make sure that we had a perfect stay. This cabin worked great for our family of four (kids are 12 and 9). It had everything needed for a comfortable stay. We especially enjoyed the game room and screened porch.

The cabin is removed enough from Franklin to feel like you're in the mountains but close enough for easy dining, shopping, etc... It overlooks a little scenic blackberry farm with a rolling hill in the background where cows grazed throughout the day. The owner, Jeannie, was super responsive and helpful.

We hated to leave and have already found a couple of times later in the year when we plan to return. Those who are looking for a quiet, family-friendly getaway will love Rabbit Creek Hideaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Ashville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Mulligan's Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Franklin Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Slyva Road 23/441
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sakura Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts and The Factory are located 6 miles from the cabin. Catch dinner and a show or let the kids hit the arcade and mini-golf!

The chic mountain town of Highlands is only 19 miles away, offering great boutique shopping, award-winning dining, museums, galleries and home of the Old Edwards Inn & Spa.

The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is only 30 miles away and has been recognized by various media including Good Morning America, The New York Times, Outside Magazine and National Geographic for offering the best whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking and mountain biking.

The Cataloochee Ski & Sports in Maggie Valley (50 miles from the cabin) allows you to rent snowboards, skis and helmets, purchase your lift ticket and get everything you need for a fun day on the slopes.

Looking for a scenic drive? The Waynesville entrance to the Blue Ridge parkway is 30 miles from the cabin. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino is ( 30 miles from the cabin ) about 35 min.

Franklin is surrounded by pristine mountains with lakes, streams and waterfalls offering abundant opportunities for relaxation, recreation and adventure. Take your pick.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.