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Winter special-2016: $99/nt.; Charming, quiet chalet

Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Relax, unwind and enjoy the natural beauty all around you. Our chalet will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. COMFORTABLE, CLEAN and PRIVATE are the words most often used to describe our Smoky Mountain home in Franklin, North Carolina. Our mountain home is conveniently located between Franklin and Highlands, less than 5 miles from beautiful Cullasaja Falls. The scenic drive to the falls is a true delight.


Are you looking for a house that offers a PRIVATE and TRANQUIL setting? A place where you can RELAX and enjoy the peace and quiet all around you? Then we have the PERFECT VACATION home in the Smoky Mountains just waiting for you.

Come and enjoy a RELAXING and PEACEFUL retreat. This spacious chalet is a great place for a FAMILY VACATION GETAWAY. You'll have everything you need in this 2000 sq.ft., pet friendly home - we’ve made sure of that.

The comments we hear most about our Vacation Chalet in the mountains is how COMFORTABLE, SPACIOUS and CLEAN it is. The chalet is located in a small neighborhood about 6 miles east of Franklin off of US Hwy 64 on the way to Highlands. With 2 PAVED DRIVEWAYS there is plenty of room for everyone to easily park and stay awhile, which is good, because once everyone arrives, they just won’t want to leave. The stairs to the entry door are straight and wide and offer easy access directly to the kitchen, main living area and a bedroom and bathroom.

On this main (upper) level, you will find…

A BRIGHT SPACIOUS KITCHEN fully stocked with everything you will need to prepare a great meal. The dining area has a dining table that easily seats 6 plus a spacious bar area for additional dinner seating. In the large open great room, you can comfortably seat everyone in your party with room to spare. The spacious living area boasts 3 FULL SIZE SOFA'S, one of which is a SLEEPER. A cozy TV viewing area with a DVD and Satellite TV is at one end of the large room. There is also a LARGE WOOD BURNING STONE FIREPLACE that is a perfect spot to sit and enjoy a fire and the view across the large deck to the TREE COVER yard. This tree cover is what makes the whole property seem so PRIVATE AND COZY. You feel like you are in the trees. Also on this floor is a large bedroom with a QUEEN size bed, electric fireplace and a TV with satellite. To round out the upstairs there is a full bath that has been RECENTLY UPDATED.

On the lower level…

There is an OUTSIDE ENTRANCE DIRECTLY TO THE DOWNSTAIRS AREA, or it can be accessed from the inside by the SPIRAL STAIRS in the center of the house. On this level, you will find a separate TV viewing area with a DVD player, along with an AIR HOCKEY TABLE. This area provides a SEPARATE AREA FOR KIDS OR 2 COUPLES TO SPREAD OUT. The downstairs has 2 large bedrooms, each with a QUEEN BED and a TWIN DAY BED. Both bedrooms have large sliding doors that look out onto the beautiful lush yard. There is also a second bath with a shower that has also been recently updated and a large laundry room so you can stay as long as you want with everything you need.

The yard is large with just over an acre of land, but it feel s like so much more since there are NO DIRECT NEIGHBORS on any side of this great property. The yard also has a SMALL STREAM bed that flows from the back of the property down the hillside and through the side yard. If there has been rain, there will be a gentle trickle of water through it, if not, it is just a great place enjoy or for the kids to play. The deck on the front of the house is a wonderful outdoor space to just relax and enjoy more of the beautiful peace and quiet of this home. There is a nice GAS GRILL, and SPACE FOR OUTDOOR DINING on those beautiful mild summer nights.

This Smoky Mountain vacation chalet is also close to many great areas. Less than 5 miles away on Highway 64 is the start of one of the most scenic sections of road in North Caroline. It starts with the Cullasaja falls and then winds its way along parallel to the Cullasaja River past many beautiful smaller falls and scenic areas until you reach the town of Highlands where you can find great shopping and local restaurants. Along the way there is Cliffside Lake Park which is fun for swimming and a little fishing or hiking.

Come visit our house and enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina in a peaceful and spacious chalet that is waiting just for you. Check our calendar and contact us to reserve your Smoky Mountain vacation dates.

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Darrin Millsaps
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Darrin Millsaps

The Millsaps Family. We love the Smoky Mountains and enjoy the peacefulness at the cottage.

Darrin Millsaps purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Darrin Millsaps chose Smoky Mountains

We chose the cottage largely because of the natural beauty all around, as well as the privacy.

What makes this chalet unique

Our cottage offers lots of peace and quiet in a natural environment of old Smoky mountain forest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the peace and privacy of the wooded location. It is also very spacious, espeically in the great room upstairs. It was great to be able to have our dogs with us as well.

Thanks again - we truly enjoyed our stay in your home.
Oct 2007
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Winter special-2016: $99/nt.; Charming, quiet chalet
average rating of 4.6 based on 16 reviews

Clean and well kept!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place for a short family get away. Very private and quiet! Lots of space for the family.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nice house, good customer service, and good location

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for our family vacation. It was as described in the listing, clean, and everything worked. It is perfectly located to enjoy the swimming holes, waterfalls, and hikes in the highlands area. The house is a short trip off the main road and is relatively easy to reach. The owner was easy to work with and responded quickly to our questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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An ideal venue for a family get-away

  • 4 of 5

We found the house roomy, comfortable and clean. The kitchen is well-equipped. The deck boasts lots of tables and chairs and a gas grill. The bedrooms are generously sized. Bathrooms are dated but adequate. The spiral stairway is charming but could be problematic for mobility-impaired guests. My grown sons and I appreciated the informal, non-fussy decor of the spacious great room. The neighborhood is exceptionally quiet. The chalet is an ideal venue for a family get-away.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Charleston, SC

Great place and location with everything you need for a wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a great location just miles from town and a scenic waterfall road! It is supplied with everything you need and has an amazing porch. The home has plenty of space and booking, arrival etc. was easy.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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South Carolina Upstate

Large and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

This clean, spacious home provided a much needed respite for two parents, their grandmother, their 2 adolescents, and Maltese mix. Our mutt was so excited with all the smells and the spiral staircase. In fact, the staircase was the highlight of our vacation. Though it rained quite a bit, I had lunch on the roomy deck. The fireplace was grand, though we just admired it since it is summertime. The location provided relaxation. The listing was accurate and there were no unpleasant surprises. We headed to Chunky Gal Stables for horseback riding and dog walking.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Franklin Chalet Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

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Franklin Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3) Each downstairs bedroom has one queen and one day bed., Child Beds (2) Each downstairs bedroom has one queen and one day bed., Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play crib provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in main living area
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

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