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.
- Cabin880 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Harold & Marla Johnson
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 22, 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Pretty, peaceful ... relaxing! 10/7 - 10/12, 2018
This property is located about 23 minutes north of Franklin, NC. It is situated on a terraced hillside with a northwestern view of the surrounding mountains. Harold and Marla Johnson, the owners, are a very gracious couple who succeed in providing an excellent quality stay for their guests. The cabin/cottage is well-kept, clean, and quite pleasant, with a very comforting "home-away-from-home" feel. During our stay, we enjoyed sitting on a canopied porch swing out on the deck in the mornings, watching several types of birds at the feeder, as well as occasional sightings of deer passing through near the roadside. In the evenings we were captivated by the glorious sunsets, marveling in the magnificent display of colors against the clouds. There is plenty of space surrounding the cabin such that guests are afforded a very quiet, peaceful stay, with the closest neighbor being the owners with their house perched higher up on the hill behind. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and wished we could have stayed longer. We gladly offer our recommendation to all wanting an affordable, wonderful place to escape to enjoy a break from everyday life. Thank you so much, Harold and Marla, for your gracious hospitality!
Beautiful scenery. Quiet and peaceful setting. Cabin was cute as a bug and quite comfortable. Will definitely come back when in the area. Thanks, the Bakers
Charming little cabin in the mountains
Beautiful cabin with wonderful owners. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us!
A beautiful cabin and a wonderful town!
Everything was as expected, very enjoyable stay. Very quiet. Saw 10 deer walking across the property in the evening at dusk, very cool.
Quiet and peaceful with views of wildlife and birds, nature sounds all around. A great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.
Beautiful scenery. Lovely cottage
Loved everything about this place. Will defenetly return to this cabin. Roads are easy to drive. Other cabins we stayed at not so much. Love that you can have a fire in the pit. Swings and plenty of outdoor seating.
Love tjis cabin. 🌄💖🔥
We love to see our guests enjoying the old mountain porch replica and hanging out by the fire. What fun in the great outdoors!
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