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Upscale Timber Frame Lodge with Amazing Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,700 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom / 3 Bath Mountain Lodge with wonderful views

Secluded on nearly 7 acres, this beautifully decorated mountain lodge is only 7 miles from downtown Franklin. At near 3,000' elevation with incredible views, this property is perfect for families or several couples.

Massive timbers greet you as you enter the large great room. Soaring wood ceilings lead to the unique timber "tower" that anchors the main living area. Large windows take in the breathtaking views, and a floor to ceiling stacked stone fireplace finishes the main living area. You'll also enjoy the expansive wrap around deck with long range views to the north and shorter range views to the west. A spectacular 80' tall Hemlock separates the north and west views. A spacious gourmet kitchen is available for your use. The master suite is on the main level, as well as the guest suite with a private bath. There's another large bedroom and bath on the lower level. A roomy den downstairs with a 60" TV and gas fireplace, opens onto the lower porch with more amazing views. This custom built home includes numerous upscale features and craftsmanship that add to its character and uniqueness.

There is paved access up the mountain except for the driveway which is gravel. The driveway is only about 200 yards long, but AWD or 4WD is highly recommended.

This property is located about 5 minutes from the Macon County airport.

More Details

Earl Jones
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

Why Earl Jones chose Franklin

The mountains of North Carolina have always been a favorite place for our family to visit. While looking for a second home, we found this unique property that offers privacy, incredible views, and only 7 miles from downtown Franklin.


Franklin Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs master suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower with multiple jets.
  • Large master bath with his/hers separate vanities, wonderful walk-in travertine shower with multiple shower jets, and towel heater. Guest bath on main level has also has a large walk-in shower. Bath on lower level has a tub/shower combination.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Large master bedroom suite on main level with king bed. Guest suite on main level with queen bed and private bath with walk in shower. Large bedroom on lower level with queen bed. There is also a pull-out couch with automatic inflatable mattress in the den downstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Upscale Timber Frame Lodge with Amazing Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Breathtaking views with a house that feels like you're at home.

  • 5 of 5

This is my third time staying at this house and every time it feels like my own. Very welcoming and nice hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here and hope to return one day! This house is perfect for a quiet getaway. I can’t say enough about how well equipped the house is. If you forget something don’t worry because they will have it there. The owners were so helpful and accommodating. We had some issues getting to the house because we arrived in the dark and it was hard to see where we were heading. The owner had a close neighbor help us out! Once you get up the drive once you’ll have the hang of it. The house was decorated perfectly! It was even decorated for Christmas, which was a nice surprise! This was worth every penny! Thank you for sharing:)

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property; the house was in excellent condition and very clean. The porches are great place to spend the afternoon reading a book or taking in the views. We had planned to eat out most nights but the kitchen was so nice we ended up cooking dinner instead. We also really enjoyed the privacy of this location yet we were only 10 minutes from downtown. We are already planning our next stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Did not want to leave

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house and our time there. Had planned a couple of activities in the surrounding area, but never wanted to leave the beautiful views from the porches. We cooked fabulous meals in the gourmet kitchen and played board games on the porch....a perfect getaway for my husband and myself, our two grown kids and their spouses!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was fate!

  • 5 of 5

This house... is simply amazing. There are so many beautiful custom details and the lot is very private. We stayed in the master bedroom which was just lovely. The master shower has an ungodly number of nozzles which was simply delightful. We spent the majority of our days sitting outside on the wraparound porch, watching the humming birds zip in and out. We had 4WD so getting up the driveway was not a problem but.. I'd be a little worried without it, especially on the day that it rained. The owner is more than accommodating and really helped us out of a pickle when we needed to switch rental properties in a jiffy at the last minute (to his). Luckily someone had just cancelled on the property and we were able to sneak in, but I think this will be the house we rent on our yearly vacation to the mountains. It'd also be great for a group retreat, though I enjoyed it with just the two of us. And now we have something to shoot for when we retire. We would like to clone this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at this beautiful, well appointed home. Upon arrival we were blown away by the place. Not only are the views absolutely incredible but the house is much nicer then we expected (and we expected nice) It didn't feel like a rental, right away we felt at home. Your view from both inside and out are breathtaking. Because of the altitude, it felt like being in a VERY NICE tree house, for lack of a better description. Both the house and grounds are impeccable and it has all the amenities of home. The owner of the home was a pleasure to deal with. He was quick to answer any and all questions or inquiries and very thorough. There are ample things to do,from shopping in town, hiking to waterfalls, scenic overlooks, kayaking, whitewater rafting & zip-lining. There are also some trails for smaller children as well as a great park in town which included a small spray park area. We had a blast! We all would highly recommend this to anyone looking for relaxing and fun getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So many things to see and do around Franklin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning / Supplies Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

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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