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A Little Bit of Heaven

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-13)

'A Little Bit of Heaven' is a beautiful secluded vacation home nestled in the Smoky Mountains close to gem mining, The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, wonderful waterfalls, and antiquing.

This home has a view from the deck that will take your breath away in the day and leave you awe struck at night. The distant lights of the town of Franklin can be enjoyed every evening from the deck. This property has wonderful country roads to enjoy a hike after dinner yet is close and easy to get to.

We built this home with vacation in mind. Lots of room for the whole gang. Enough parking for everyone. Although there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, you can spend your whole vacation and never leave the mountain.

There is entertainment for the whole family. Pool table and ping pong. Dinner on the deck is one of our favorite activities. Come find out what the Great Smokey Mountains are famous for!

Keywords: Great View, sleeps 13

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About The Owner

A not quite retired couple who truly believe that the mountains of Western North Carolina is God's country

Why The Owner chose Smoky Mountains

In the late 70's we helped our parents build their first NC Mountain home in Robinsville. After my father-in-law passed away we encouraged Mom to sell the Robinsiville home. It only took us a few years to realize how much we missed the beautiful NC Mountains. We decided that we were always taking day trips from remote Robinsville to Franklin where it seemed everything was happening. It only made sense to build the next house in the beautiful quaint town of Franklin. We took the plans from the original house and expanded it and made it a true NC home. We designed it to accommodate our own family reunions. There is plenty of space for the whole gang and lots to do right at the house or in the surrounding area. Our view will knock your socks off and secluded enough that you feel like you are the only ones on the mountain. We never intended to rent our home so this home is a little nicer than most, with Corian counter tops and upgraded appliances. We decided to share it with others as it was a shame to not have it used until we can be up there full time.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite activities at our 'Little Bit of Heaven' is: Eating meals out on the deck and watching the sun set. Taking walks after dinner on the quiet road in front of the house.

I love challenging what ever guests or family to a game of pool in the evening. I must say my personal favorite is to wait until everyone has gone to bed and sit out on the deck and watch the lights of the town of Franklin. It is so quiet and the solitude is indescribable!!

We also like going to 'Picking on the Square' on Saturday nights in Franklin. We love going white water rafting on the Nantahala. Our goal is to learn to Fly Fish in the local streams. We also like finding new places to hike and my personal favorite is to photograph all the cool waterfalls in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mike and Nancy,

Thank you very much for opening your Smokey Mountain home to our family. It truly is a little bit of Heaven! We loved it.... the view, the location, rooms & their décor, and the gameroom, as well.

We had a blast too! Thank you for all of your advice and suggestions. We found about 60 carats in sapphires and rubies! The Boiler Room and Fun Factory also huge hits with the kids!

We really hope to return someday!

Thank you again,


P.S. We loved the hummingbirds!!
Aug 2014
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (3) 2 Queen and 1 Double, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed has single upper and double lower
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis
Fully Stocked Kitchen, perfect for the couple or the whole family. Bring your Ipod to enjoy your favorite music in every room of our home. Two Queen-size Beds, One Double/Single Bunk, Two Queen-size Sleeper Sofas, One Double Sofa Sleeper in Loft. Please no smoking,


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A Little Bit of Heaven
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 62 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The view from the deck is breathtaking! Great place for morning coffee. The house...felt like home, the lighting and sound system through out the house was great! It was very comfortable and beautiful. Soul reviving! We ALL want to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One mad sick chill!

  • 5 of 5

These are the words of our teenage sons and I think it means they really, really liked the house. We were 10 people (2 adults and 8 kids ranging in age from 20 mos to 17 years) and we never felt crowded or cramped. We booked this property for two reasons: It had a ping pong table AND a pool table, not to mention books, dvds, games, etc. so there was plenty to do if the weather wasn't good. Secondly there were waterfalls "within minutes" of the house. This is true as there was a waterfall inside the gates of the property and our kids had a blast climbing up and down the rocks inside the stream and up the falls.

In addition to the property itself, there was plenty to do within an hours' drive. We explored many waterfalls and parks all under an hour away and we also enjoyed the roller rink & bowling alley less than 10 min. away. We're not a shopping family but there were lots of cute shopping places all over.

The kids are already asking us to book again for next summer as they would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location! Half hour to ziplining and white water. Caffe Rel in Franklin was awesome.

The deck areas were nice and had beautiful views!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truely a Little Bit of Heaven!!!!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home with an AWESOME VIEW!!! Love the mountains when the mist comes in!!

Our 19 year old daughter LOVED the top floor! My husband and daughter enjoyed the pool table and ping pong...although both could use some work.

Would definitely stay again.

Nancy was a dream to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful view of the mountains ! Even though we did not use the basement it would be perfect for a family

It is 30 minutes to an hour away from lots of things to do and see.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed our home. Yes, Ashville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge are all within an hours drive. Franklin activities (ruby mining, great restaurants, "Picking on the Square", downtown Franklin, museums and float trips are all only 15 minutes away. And that is from the house, not once you get to a main road. You are correct, we have the perfect location. I hope you will come visit us again. Nancy
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An amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 'A Little Bit of Heaven' and that is exactly what it was. It was amazing. The pictures of the view do not do it justice. And if you're coming to visit during the winter and happen to get snow like we did, it is magical. In regards to the house, it was perfect and kept our family warm and entertained. The beds were warm and snug, and the rooms in general spacious. Even the bathrooms had heaters! The kitchen was we equipped and instructions to get around town to see the sites. All in all it was a terrific experience and the owner was always very easy to reach if we had any questions. She didn't miss a beat, the house was beyond prepared. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for that mountain getaway experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cinema, Famous NC Ruby Mining, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Cherokee Indian Reservation (Gambling), Ashville's Biltmore House Within (1.25 hours), White Water Rafting, Waterfalls


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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