Mountain Hikers - Tennis Enthusiasts - Nature Lovers Private Paradise
About Bruce Selfon
Retired Federal Government employee and contractor. graduate of Case Western Reserve, Georgetown, and Stanford. active tennis player (hence the har-tru court) and garden laborer
Bruce Selfon purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Bruce Selfon chose Franklin
this property was vacant and we bought it from FNMAE and gutted it in 2015/6. all new floors, walls, appliances, windows, you name it.
What makes this Cottage unique
you will have access to 90 private acres of adjacent land managed for conservation by the North Carolina Forest Service. Two miles of good roads up the Mountain to a height of 3500 ft. excellent Cell phone service everywhere.
Pool / Spa
Children not allowed
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21 - 2121
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Birdhouse is "birds"
The Birdhouse is in a very quiet, shady, and birds neighborhood--near the end of a lovely road at the base of a mountain preserve
outside of Franklin, NC. It is very nicely furnished, and had
the bulk of the food we ate "at home"--during our 5 night stay.
We saw or heard over 17 bird species from the front, 2nd floor balcony--or a half mile country walk down the gravel
The owners were very considerate--with the food in the frigerator, and the coffee on the counter.
And when the trees needed to be trimmed for a service vehicle, they asked the local firm to do it without a chain saw,
so we would not be disturbed.!
This was a very peaceful, lovely house in nature--and the
name accurately describes it.
We hope to return in the future,--and feel very fortunate to
have found it.
Thank you so much!
Excellent stay and tremendous host.
Beautiful property and convenient to town. Everything a family of five needed for a great stay!
Another fabulous stay
We stayed previously at the Bird House and really enjoyed it. So much that we came back this year. The house is very spacious and clean. Wifi and satellite TV are nice to have, and the welcome basket of goodies was very thoughtful. It's a beautiful property with lots of space to explore. We would definitely stay here again.
Excellent location, owners have thought of everything!
First time staying in Franklin area. We booked here to be convenient to rafting and hiking locations we wanted to hit. Owners, Bruce and Lois, are very friendly and super responsive to anything you need. House was comfortable and roomy, loved hearing the sounds of the forest and stream nearby. Most surprising was to be greeted with a fully stocked fridge on our arrival! Tennis and pickle ball court (with private sauna!) was enjoyed by our sons and their friend. Fire pit area with views at the top of their property is worth the hike or kubota ride up the mountain. Definitely will book again when we're back in this area!
Cozy cottage in a wonderful location.
Cozy, beautiful cottage with all the amenities of home. The hosts are really wonderful people. They went to great lengths to make our stay comfortable. My mother forgot her glasses there and they were very kind to write to us about it and send it immediately.
The home is a nice newly renovated home with all the modern amenities. The lush green surroundings, views of the mountains, sounds of birds chirping and the sound of water flowing in a small creek nearby make it an unforgettable stay.
Franklin is a wonderful town in very close proximity to numerous hiking trails, outdoor activities, the Smoky mountains, Nantahala forest and much more ...this cottage is in a very convenient location to take off in many directions for anything you want to do. We were there for about 3 days. Our only regret was we didn't plan to stay longer!
Explore Franklin and Surrounding Areas:
ADDITION Airport Information -
* Franklin has a private Airport = Macon County Airport - 5 miles from The BirdHouse
* Atlanta, GA Airport is 2.5 hours from Franklin, NC
* Greenville, SC Airport is 2 hours from Franklin, NC
Franklin is a delight to many who visit year after year.
A small town mountain community with lots of added charm, you'll find much more than you first expected.
Wonderful Restaurants; state-of-the-art Performing Arts Theater, hours of entertainment at "The Factory" for families and kids of all ages; Tubing, zip lining, white-water-rafting and kayaking on nearby rivers and lakes; bass and trout fishing, fly fishing;
Known as the Gem Capital of the World, you'll find Mining and Gem Shows. Some of the World's most spectacular Waterfalls are here, and you'll discover lots of historical doors to unlock.
The Appalachian and Bartram Trails are world renown for serious hikers and day visitors alike.
Harrah's world-class Casino is a short drive across a mountain.
There are organized activities for bird watchers, plant identifiers and nature learning experiences of all kinds in this highly nature-diversified area of our Country.
Every Season offers its own special gifts of nature.
Extraordinary Autumn colors attract visitors from around the world. This is your opportunity to discover the simple pleasures that abound in our Carolina Smoky Mountains.