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Handicap accesable "ole Gregory Mine House"

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bath cottage handicap approved

Cottage is located in historic Cowee Valley. The site of the old Gregory Mine and Campground. Cottage has been totally renovated, Hardwood flooring, kitchen cabinets to handicap bathroom. The cottage is perfect for persons with disabilities. You can exit your vehicle on concrete driveway and roll onto the front porch into the living room. The kitchen was not designed for wheelchair accessability, but the master bedroom and bath were. Two other bedroom with queen beds share a hall bath, and the sunroom can be turned into a sleeping porch with a flip of the futon. You can lounge on the patio while grilling on the gas grill and listen to the babbling water. The kids or adults can cool off in the stream.

Let me know if you desire a shorter stay. Discounts are available for last minute bookings when available.

More Details

Glenda Slagle
Member since: 2015
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

About Glenda Slagle

I am retired and live across the field from the cottage that I share with my husband of nearly 50 years. Our grandchildren don't live near by so I enjoy their summer visits or our travel to see them. I enjoy my county church which is just around and over the hill.

Glenda Slagle purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Glenda Slagle chose Franklin

I was born and raised on this property. The mine and old home place was deeded me by my father and mother, Riley and Dealie Gregory. The first mine was opened in the 50's and called Ruby Hill. The mine was moved to the creek in the 60's and opened as Gregory's Ruby Mine and campground. After my mother and father died in the 90's the mine was closed. I promised my father I would keep the house so it was totally rebuilt and made available for rent.

What makes this cottage unique

I am hoping you will enjoy the rural, friendly area as much as I have, and find it as relaxing and tranquil.


Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicapped toilet with pull bars also in shower with seat
  • Master bath is handicap, wheelchair accesable, pull bars, and roll under sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Wrought Iron bedroom with pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bed has memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in sunroom transforms to sleeping porch
  • Master bedroom has king size bed, desk/dressing table, dresser and night stand, TV and lift chair All bedrooms linens supplied.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Handicap accesable "ole Gregory Mine House"
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Ms Glenda was great Loved her and her home !

  • 5 of 5

The home was awesomeness just what we needed!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for booking with me. Glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return again
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Loved the beautiful house but not the location.

  • 4 of 5

The house did not disappoint. It had everything we needed and was squeaky clean. It was spacious enough for 4 adults and 3 kids. Glenda went above and beyond for us by letting us use a small Christmas tree she had so the kids could still find presents under the tree. However we did not like the view in the back or the location. The house was about a half hour from town so if we needed anything it was 1-2 hours out of the day between getting to Walmart, walking around, and getting back to the house. I would recommend the house based on the service from the homeowner and the tidiness and cleanliness.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest review, and leaving the cottage clean. Sorry about your disappointment with the rural location of the old Ruby mine area, and the buildings and sheds of the old mine area behind the cottage. The mine area is still a work in progress.
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We hate to say how nice your place is in fear someone will get it when we want it!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was there,loved the creek,very clean!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bowling Green, FL

A restful vacation

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. This place is by a rambling creek within the mountains of NC. It has a wide driveway. The inside is very nice and roomy. The kitchen is well supplied. The owner makes sure you are comfortable. They even furnish a washer and dryer for when kids get dirty or wet playing in the creek. There are lot of places to go and see within 25 miles, which in the mountains isn't that far.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
NC 28 North
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Cafe REL

Cherokee Ruby Min is .4 miles. A number of waterfalls are nearby. Wie are within an hour of the enterence of the Blue Ride Parkway. Check out the scheduled shows at The Center for Prefotming Arts. Tubing, kayaking and rafting are minutes away. Franklin is home of the singing on the square every Saturday evening during the summer. Nantahala Lake has deep, beautiful water for fishing and pleasure boating. The highest lake in the South.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $99

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Non returnable Pet fee not included in quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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