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Beautiful, Spacious Cabin On 2.5 Acres With WiFi On The Cowee Creek

Franklin, NC, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 5 Sleeps

Enjoy this lovely, very private hideaway with a big, level meadow and picturesque creek front. The property is located in unspoiled Cowee Valley, on a paved road with easy year-round access for any type of vehicle. Downtown Franklin is less than 15 minutes away.

The area is ideal for those who enjoy nature, bird watching, gem hunting, kayaking, rafting, hiking, mountain biking, you name it.

The main level of the cabin has a great open floor plan with a big dining room, and an adjoining sun room with so many windows, that it seems you are in a tree house. This is an awesome place to play an instrument, read a book, or just chill.

The combined living room/kitchen is great for entertaining, and gives access to the deck, from where you can see and hear the creek. If it rains, you can sit in the rocking chairs on the covered front porch. There is a TV with many DVD’s in the living room, and if you bring your own streaming device, you can watch your favorite shows.

Next to the kitchen is a small study (great for those who need to keep up with work), a guest bathroom, and a closet with the washer and dryer. The spacious master bedroom has a king bed, a private bath, and a huge walk-in closet.

The lower level features the second bedroom (with a queen-size bed), a small bedroom with a twin-size bed, and a full-sized Foosball table.

All linens provided.

A path, illuminated by solar lights, leads down to the pasture and the creek. This is a great area to play ball, look for gems in the creek, or have a camp fire.

ACTIVITIES/SIGHTSEEING IN THE AREA (Google for more information):

• Hiking: AT, Bartram Trail, Nantahala National Forest (½ million acres!)

• Wildlife watching: Smokey Mountains National Park

• Waterfalls: too many to mention

• Canoeing and Tubing (Little Tennessee River)

• Tubing (Deep Creek)

• Kayaking, rafting (Tuckaseegee, Ocoee, Nantahala, Little Tennessee)

• Gem hunting: Franklin is the “gem capital” of the world!

• Mountain biking

• Mountain Music/Bluegrass: Rickman Store; Cowee School; Pickin on the Square; Smokey Mountains Center for the Performing Arts.

• Beer tasting: Franklin has two outstanding brewery companies

• Dining: there are great restaurants in Franklin (try caffé Rel)

• Day trips: Blue Ridge Parkway, Smokey Mountains, Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Sylva, Highlands, Cherokee, Bryson City

Property Manager

Paul Wolbers

Member Since 2016
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english, german, dutch
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Paul Wolbers

We were born and raised in Holland (Europe), and have lived in the US since 1981. We raised our four children, and as a family always enjoyed hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, gemming, etc. We love the Smokey Mountains, and the Franklin area, and feel very privileged that we now own such a beautiful cabin, which we are looking forward to sharing with you. The picture shows us receiving the name plate of our cabin from one of our daughters and grandchildren.

Paul Wolbers purchased this House in 2016

Why Paul Wolbers chose Cowee

We vacationed in this area for the last 10 years, and always looked at properties. The reason we picked this property is that we love the drive into Cowee Valley: it is such a beautiful, rural, unspoiled area with fantastic views.

What makes this House unique

The sound of the creek, which you can hear in the whole house (when the windows are open) is extremely soothing. You can sit by (or in) the creek, look for gems in it, kids can play in and around it; it is a source of endless joy for us! Of course it helps that the house is well-maintained, and very comfortable, with plenty of communal space.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single
      • There is a Graco Pack 'n Play which can be used for a toddler (or baby) in the little room, next to the kitchen.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Rural
          • Waterfront
            Cowee Creek


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        WIFI in little office. Has password on it. Bring your own streaming device for the TV. No cable or satellite.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove
                        Please, only use firelogs (will be provided)


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Games
                                    Board games, puzzles, Foosball table (in basement)
                                  • Television
                                    DVD's provided, or bring your own WIFI streaming device.
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • sledding
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • whitewater rafting

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            11 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            We loved it!

                                                            matthew c.

                                                            Your cabin was the perfect getaway for our family. Beautiful inside & out. We had everything that we needed & felt like we were at home. The town of Franklin is so beautiful. We enjoyed the Winter Wonderland & local restaurants. Sweet town with great hospitality. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin & we hope to come back again one day.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Dear Matthew, thank you so much for your kind words. We always love it when our guests have the same reaction to our cabin and its great location that we had when we first saw it. We are totally in love with the Cowee Creek area, and Franklin. Thank you for staying in our cabin, and hopefully we will be able to greet you again in the not-too-distant future.

                                                            Beautiful, peaceful location.

                                                            JANET W.

                                                            Nice cabin not far from town, very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed both the porch and the open deck, and could hear the creek from the cabin. Spacious living area upstairs and kitchen well equipped. Mattresses could use an upgrade, way too soft for either of us. If you can sleep on a very soft bed, it would be great for you. We enjoyed the fireplace in the evenings too. Paul was very responsive to any questions, he's just a text away! P.S. the cabin could use some new washcloths.

                                                            Great place to escape!

                                                            Bruce G.

                                                            This is a very warm and home cabin located in a very peaceful and serene spot among the woods of the Smokey mountains. It was so nice to have the quiet, watch nature and enjoy the scenery.

                                                            We highly recommend it and will definitely be again.

                                                            Beautiful mountain home

                                                            Ellen K.Allegan/Hickory NC

                                                            Home is welcoming and very well maintained. Plenty of room for all to spread out and room to all be together. The creek sounds wonderful from the house and the swing near it was relaxing. Great place for relaxing and exploring.

                                                            Perfect getaway place

                                                            JoAnn R.

                                                            This home is in a private location with all you need to enjoy some mountain scenes. The back deck is a nice place to sit and listen to the stream and the covered front porch lends to a nice reading area. The home had items needed including sheets and towels, gas grill and many books. We enjoyed staying here.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Dear guest, thank you so much for your kind words. It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed our Cowee Creek Cabin the way we intended for it to be enjoyed!

                                                            Perfect place, Perfect Price!!!

                                                            Carrie B.Gulf Breeze, FL

                                                            Had a wonderful time at this home. My family and I enjoyed the creek and property for a whole week! you can explore around the bend in the creek (make sure you are wearing some type of water shoes) and there is a small water fall you can play in. We did not want to go home. Paul was very responsive to the handful of questions I had and everything went very smoothly checking in and checking out. Couple of tips for future travelers: There are many farmers markets in this area! get your fruits, veggies, dairy and even some meats at these markets. They are well worth the effort! Buy ice... the fridge does not have an ice maker. Enjoy the fireflies and beautifully clear bright starry sky at night!!


                                                            Franklin, NC, USA

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