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Beautiful Secluded family home yet close to town!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful home located on a bluff overlooking a meadow and creek with a great view of the smokey mountains. The updated home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Also has central heat and air conditioning, indoor fireplace, outdoor firepit paved driveway and two car garage. Very large open concept living and dining area for great entertaining. Secluded yet minutes from town and in the center of lots of outdoor activities.

linda siefker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About linda siefker

This property was purchased in 1999 and the home built the following year by my parents and I as their part time summer home in retirement. They are no longer able to travel back and forth and we are only able to use a few times a year so we want to share the beauty of this place with others to help cover its costs and keep the home in our family.

linda siefker purchased this house in 2000

Why linda siefker chose Franklin

Our family built this home to accomodate family gatherings. It has a large open living area and great split bedroom plan. It also has lots of outdoor area and beautiful views.

What makes this house unique

The location is fantastic for western NC and all it has to offer. So many things are located just 30-45 minutes away in every direction so you have lots of options for fun day trips. It is very secluded but yet minutes to Franklin's downtown which is one of the larger towns in western NC. So you can enjoy a quiet and relaxing stay or hop in the car and drive a short distance to all that western NC has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We so enjoyed this beautiful house! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! We saw a deer, turkeys, lots and lots of birds and even a small black bear! The property and house are beautiful!
Jun 2015
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Great location in the center of all things western NC/north Georgia has to offer. House is located just west of Franklin NC so you have the convenience of grocery stores, restaurants and medical facilities but far enough out of town to be truly in the mountains! Convenient to Nantahala rafting, Tsali mountain biking, Highland/Cashiers shopping and waterfalls, Murphy and Lake Chatuge boating, Maggie Valley, Cherokee and Smokey Mountain National Park, Dillsboro, Ashville and The Biltmore, and Wayah Bald one of the highest peaks in NC is just minutes away. Please note there is not internet/Wi-Fi service provided. We use a Verizon hotspot when we visit and it works quite well, however remember that you are in the mountains and some providers do not have good reception so we suggest contacting your carrier for service availability if traveling with a hotspot. The same goes for cell phone service, Verizon works well but we cannot speak for other carriers


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Beautiful Secluded family home yet close to town!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful mountain views, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great mountain getaway in Franklin. This was the perfect location, secluded enough with beautiful mountain views that we felt we could really decompress. We also loved the easy drive into town and the proximity to all the nearby hikes. Overall the house was the perfect place to stay with a well stocked kitchen and comfortable and clean accommodations! We loved the big front porch and outdoor fire pit!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Jersey

Beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, neat, comfortable, everything we needed was there. This may be the best bang for the buck that I experienced in this area.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to reacquaint ourselves with the Franklin area where we used to live many years ago. We really enjoyed our stay and used the extra space for some brief visits by family members.

The "cabin" was everything you could want, clean, well furnished, tastefully decorated and a well supplied kitchen. The home has been built and maintained with lots of TLC. We made several trips up to Wayah Bald and always ran into Appalachian trail though hikers. We also enjoyed several hiking trails in the national forest, as well as the Little Tennessee Greenway in Franklin. and surrounding towns and enjoyed.

The owner was prompt, courteous and helpful in all their communications.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home base for exploring the area. Quiet and peaceful location that is close to many attractions. We were fortunate to have great weather for the week, visiting Nantahala lake and river gorge, Chatuge lake, traveling throughout NE Georgia and hiking Wayah Bald. Franklin is a wonderful place to visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place. Enjoyed our stay and will definitely return again. Paved drive and garage were a big plus. Really enjoyed the firepit. Thank you Linda!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Franklin Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
NC state road 64 (Murphy Road)
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort Maggie Valley, NC
Car: necessary

Within 30-45 minute drive in every direction are lots of activities. Highlands/Cashiers offer shopping, hiking and beautiful waterfalls. Nantahala outdoor center offers rafting, kayaking, mountain biking. Lake Chatuge offers boating, fishing and water sports. Asheville offers The Biltmore, shopping, dining, etc. Smokey Mountain National Park and Parkway offer lots of hiking, animal sightings, etc. Cherokee offers Casinos and Indian museams and information. Maggie Valley offers winter sports such as skiing, snow tubing, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Five night minimum effective November 1st - April 15th due to the additional cost required to re-winterize the house. If you are looking for a shorter term during other months please contact the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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