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Granny's Mountain Retreat located in peaceful Cowee Valley.

Bedrooms 2
Space 880 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 story mountain cabin. Drive up entrance to both levels. King size bed downstairs with bathroom with shower and laundry room. Upstairs -- full kitchen with microwave, coffee pot, necessary utensils, dishes and pots and pans. Living area with couch, recliner, TV with Direct TV access, DVD player. Separate bedroom with queen size bed looking out sliding doors to the open deck. Bathroom with tub/shower. Total living space 960 sq. ft. Deck 16 X 27 ft and concrete porch below 15 X 24 ft. Entrance covered porch upstairs 6 X 20 ft. Firepit, gas grill, swings and picturesque mountain porch.

Harold & Marla Johnson
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Harold & Marla Johnson

We are a retired couple who moved to Franklin in 2005. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School and ran a construction business specializing in concrete work for 35 years; working exclusively on Boca Grande. He enjoys woodworking, recreating the beauty of an old building and has volunteered over the last 12 years just helping ministries and people in need. Marla is South Carolina girl and enjoys quilting and managing this property. Raised in a minister's home, she loves working with the church and being a part of the "family". They have travelled the world on many missionary endeavors. With 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grands, they enjoy the life that God has provided.

Harold & Marla Johnson purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Harold & Marla Johnson chose Franklin

We bought this property with 25 acres in 2005. This building was an old canning shed on the lower level and storage on the upper level. Marla's mother suggested that Harold make her a summer house out of this old building. Thus, Granny's Mountain Retreat was birthed. Read the rest of the story when you stay with us.

What makes this cabin unique

Cowee Valley is quiet and peaceful. It's a place where you can sit on your porch and watch the deer and turkey feed and hear the geese as they fly into the pond closeby. There are times that you can actually hear the creek rushing through the valley. It's an escape from the busyness of life and enjoy, relax and rest.


Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 880 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom upper level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom lower level - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom lower level - 1 king
    Bedroom upper level - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
There is a covered area that is great for group gatherings with a rustic outside kitchen. This area is called "the man cave" and is available at an additional cost. Also, there is an RV hookup for those who rent the cabin and need RVer friends and family to come along. This too is at an additional cost.


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Granny's Mountain Retreat located in peaceful Cowee Valley.
average rating of 4.822222 based on 45 reviews

cozy stay in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

everything was well thought thru and accommodating. had all the kitchen utensils you could need. plenty of supplies. all you need is a few food items and your clothes which is very nice. much better than a hotel and reasonable price. I would definitely consider staying again if in the area. loved the Belgium waffle maker great touch. thanks you for allowing us to stay... we had a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family was fun to have around. Two hikes to the mica mine and even enjoyed the outside game of cornhole and fun around the firepit.
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice cozy property, beautiful surroundings, warm welcoming hosts. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great getaway! Everything you need in a home away from home. Everything is kept clean and well kept. If I was to go back to the area I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the view at the cabin to the waterfalls to the food to the trails to climb this was the best vacation I have ever been on. The owners are so friendly and helpful and we would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean place

  • 5 of 5

Great. Would recommend to anyone looking to get away

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

it was our one of the best stay in US, we enjoyed lot there, place is so nice and private. owner's response was really quick and they were s friendly. my kids loved the place and they had great time. definitely we will visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kids love to play in the green fields, dip in the cold spring water and even enjoy playing on the hand crafted swings. Mom and Dad can enjoy the peace and quiet with only the sounds of birds and bubbling creek.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Asheville NC
Car: necessary

Waterfalls, Fun Factory, Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts; 10 minutes from Highway 28 known for its curves and dips; snow tubing at Sky Valley and Maggie Valley; NOC whitewater rafting


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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