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Views, comforts and amenities that will leave you breathless..

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Log Home, Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (2 Queens and one King)

A stunning mountainside home that will never want to leave! A unique secluded location that is easy to access with million dollar views!

The summer nightly rate of $175 includes 1 full Master suite and a guest bedroom. Each bedroom has it's own large bathroom with shower/bath. Perfect for a party of 4 to 5 guests. If your party is 4 or more requiring 3 bedrooms, the nightly rate will be a higher price. Message owner for parties of 5 or more for pricing. Extra attached large Master Suite is available for extra nightly rate of $65 per night. Suite has it's own private deck, King bed, kitchenette, TV/sitting area. 650 Sq. feet of luxury! This space remains locked off and unoccupied if you do not add it to your rental.

We allow up to 2 pets only. Exceptions can possibly be made with increased fees.


Views that will absolutely take your breath away, just read our reviews!

Home is surrounded by and looks out to undeveloped Nantahala National Forest.

Seclusion, privacy and peace in a majestic setting.

Hiking trails nearby with views of the Appalachian trail from the deck in the distance.

Two decks with rocking chairs/loungers and love-seat for enjoying the best views in Franklin.

Luxurious and private 6 person hot tub overlooking the mountains.

Beautiful wood-burning fireplace for those chilly nights by the fire.

Stunning architecture, modern amenities and a DREAM KITCHEN for preparing meals.

Satellite WiFi, Satellite TV, premium sound system.

Comfortable modern furniture and cozy beds.

Handcrafted decor by the owner makes for a unique experience.

A beautiful river right below the home, fishing and rafting very close by.

Excellent restaurants/bars for those nights out on the town.

The perfect unique setting for a romantic getaway or a family trip.

Centrally located to Franklin, Highlands, Bryson City, Nantahala and Asheville.

Home may not be suitable for YOUNG children. No yard and steep drops.

Priority given to stays longer than 3 nights... and those who book directly by calling owner.

Click on the video tab to see our new video tour of the main level!

Our reservation calendar is maintained and up to date. PLEASE REFER TO IT PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR REQUEST to verify our availability. The calendar button is conveniently located above the house picture.

Keywords: Log Cabin Home, Chalet, Cabin, Mountain Home, hot tub, views

More Details

Lorin Miles
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Lorin Miles

Our goal is simple: To provide all of our guests with the best experience possible in our spectacular mountain getaway. We are both successful business owners who know that attention to detail is the key to a memorable vacation. Being outdoors enthusiasts ourselves, we are in a unique position to help our guests plan their outdoor adventures. It is a pleasure for both of us to be able to interact with our guests and help them to plan an unforgettable experience! We strive to maintain our home meticulously and have built in all the comforts of a luxury home. You will find a big difference when comparing our home to others. Simply put, you will not find a better value in the area! Our view is the THE BEST in the lower Smokies! Our furnishings and decor are modern and comfortable. Be sure to read our previous guests comments near the bottom of our site and see why so many people return to our fabulous mountain getaway! Thanks, Lorin & Dawn Miles

Lorin Miles purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Lorin Miles chose Smoky Mountains

Being avid outdoors enthusiasts, we could not have picked a better place to build our dream home! It is perfectly located between Franklin, Bryson City and the Nantahala River area. Hiking, rafting, fishing, waterfalls, mountain biking, gem mining, restaurants and great shopping are just a few of the things within minutes of the home. Our home is an easy drive from the Asheville or Atlanta airports and within a 6 hour drive to over 25 large cities! Our location allows you to feel like you are 'away from it all'... yet it is close enough to run in to town if you need anything. Our view is a live, ever changing canvas of National Forest with layers of beautiful mountains!

What makes this chalet unique

One of the main reasons we love our home is the access to the Little Tennessee River. The river flows just a 5 minute walk away from the home! It is one of the most majestic rivers you can find. Our relationship with the Great Smoky Mountain Fish Camp allows us to help you plan your river activities! Just ask when inquiring about our home and we will be glad to put you in touch with them! The home offers absolute tranquility. Fresh coffee and sitting out on the deck listening to the wildlife in the early morning is an unforgettable experience! Watch as the sun lights up the incredible mountain range! This has become a 'guests favorite activity'. We invite you to come and stay with us to see why!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Lorin & Dawn, The giant spectacular view that greets the first time

visitor to your franklin vacation home is absolutely stunning! It is something

that photographs (even good ones like yours) just cannot capture. Despite

this, I persisted in taking pictures from the deck at all times of the day, in

sun, clouds, fog and rain. The look and mood of the mountains is always

changing and always beautiful. During our week here, we traveled hundreds

of miles around North carolina through the national forests and parks. The

best scenery was always the view from your home, waiting right here for us at

the end of the day.

The home is attractively furnished, fully equipped and the interior decorating

is just right. The kitchen is great. The wall of windows brings the mountain

views in to almost every part of the home. I'm even going to miss the bear in

the bathroom, making his offering from the roll between his paws.

Congratulations on what you have achieved here. You were very smart to

realize the potential of this site, and bold enough to commit to a complicated

and undoubtedly expensive home construction. This is a special and

unforgettable place, and Kathy and I are very happy that we had the

opportunity to stay here. Best wishes!
May 2008
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Franklin Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 loft level - toilet , shower , mater bath on loft level double sinks, large walk in closet.
    Bathroom 3 in optional extra master suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This bathroom is in optional 2nd master suite.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor bathroom with spacious vanity & double sinks.
  • All bathrooms have beautiful slate floors and double sinks. Large and spacious!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom with own private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Loft master suite with sitting area and private bath
    Bedroom 3 (private suite) - 1 king , 2nd master suite can be added for additional cost.
  • Rental of main portion of home includes 2 bedrooms with 2 queen beds. Day bed is in loft area adjacent to master bedroom can sleep one adult or small children. This loft area is around corner from master bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Central Heat & Air, Satellite TV/VCR/DVD/CD Player, Gourmet Kitchen, Coffee Maker, Premium Bedding and Linens provided, Down Pillows & Comforters Available, Outdoor Furniture, NON-SMOKING HOME


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Views, comforts and amenities that will leave you breathless..
average rating of 4.84375 based on 45 reviews

Mountain Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay in this lovely home. It is comfortable, cozy and charming. The view is beautiful, the beds are comfortable and hot tub is glorious! There are many dining options & outdoor activities fairly close by. The location is perfect for day trips to several cities. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Many thanks for sharing your home!

*A note regarding the handicap designation on this property. The parking area has a VERY steep incline. Our wheelchair conversion van could not pull in but fortunately there was a small area just past the house where we could park. In the photos of the home the porch looks level with the parking area but there is about a three inch step. We had to wrestle my sons 350 pound power wheelchair up that step & this prevented us from leaving the house until a portable ramp was delivered two days later (Amazon rocks!). There is a bedroom & bath on the main level. A wheelchair can navigate in these rooms but the bathroom is a little tight. Be aware the bath has a tub/shower combination with a sliding glass door.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view but don't plan on sleeping late

  • 4 of 5

The way the fog collects along the river and in the valleys is truly beautiful and makes for long range mountain views similar to those you find hiking the AT. Drawback with the way the 1 bedroom, 1 loft cabin is the loft gets to wake up with the sun. No problem for early risers but for late sleepers bring sleeping aids. One distraction the owners could improve on is the use of small signs to convey messages like "No dogs on couch", "SOS", and 13 other signs. The signs kind of ruin the homey feel you expect from VRBO. We would stay there again if we are in the area. Like I said. Great views.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful for the 30 or so reviews that cast all the positive light on our magnificent home. It's views and amenities are unmatched in our area. When running a rental home you quickly learn that it is imperative to use signage to direct guests on the usage and operation/rules of the home. We wish all guests could arrive with great common sense, but unfortunately that is not the case. Without these reminders it would be easy for accidents to happen and rules pertaining to important things would be ignored. All owners use their individual experiences with guests to decide how to run their rentals. Vrbo has no hand in that. Waking up early and having coffee out on the deck listening to the sounds of wildlife is a luxury we look forward to! Our unique log home is truly a bucket list experience!
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Home away from home with views to relax and soak in!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! House was well stocked, able to prepare meals just like home. Very comfortable and well maintained. The view posted is not exaggerated, it is truly beautiful! Owner was most accommodating with providing great local info. However, if you use the directions to the Appalachian Trail on a good gravel road, be ready for an adventure. That road was a little scary! Loved exploring the spots the locals know about. A little far from town so plan accordingly. Great vacation, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with attentive owners

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. We really enjoyed our time at this well appointed home. We were not lacking a thing. The owners were wonderful to work with. After a long day of hiking, we came home to no air conditioning. Lorin was quick to resolve the problem. He really cares that his property is well maintained. We had a wonderful time with many fun adventures. Highly recommend renting this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Seclusion with superb view!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great experience for me. The owner is very accommodating and has provided more than you need at this property. The cabin was clean and had all modern amenities like TV and Internet, a wonderful hot tub and large kitchen which was stocked with all kinds of useful equipment. The road is a bit steep in places but I had no problem even with a RWD sedan in the winter. The deck provided amazing views day and night with stars abound. It is definitely one of the best properties available in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unfortunately, This will be our last time here

  • 1 of 5

My wife and I have been coming to Lorin and Dawn's home for 7 years now. This last trip will be our last to their home, which is unfortunate. The reason for the poor review and our feelings about the home is a due to multiple trips with continued problems and challenges. Only one or two were ever reported as we are not ones to complain, nor do we expect perfection. However, we are paying for a quality experience and that is not the case with this home anymore.

After staying two nights, we noted that there was a faint smell in the home that we could not place. While it was disturbing, we went to bed not thinking much more of it. The next morning, we noted the smell again but we were going out for the day in hopes that the smell would subside. That afternoon, we returned to what could be described as a toxic permeating fume coming from the return vent in the kitchen. It was so bad we opened all doors and got our small child outside of the home.

We searched all over the house to see if we could locate the source but could not do so. Naturally, we called Lorin and sent an email to him to advise of the situation. Lorin was not available to take our call our message at the time. Since the smell was too much to handle, we made the decision to vacate the premises immediately as we felt we could have been in significant danger had we stayed. We had a fairly long drive in the evening to make and needed to make a decision sooner than later.

Lorin eventually responded that evening and advised he had a service call done and could not find any gas leaks or issues with the home.

My request of Lorin was simple; to provide a refund on one nights stay. This was met with reluctance and comments around our hasty decision to leave yet, we were not provided any solutions or alternatives at the time. The cause of the smell could not be determined, yet Lorin said that the issue was "not dangerous." How would he know it was not dangerous if no one could smell anything or find a source?

We did what any normal person would do to protect themselves and their family, yet we received a note from Lorin about other renters looking for freebies for absurd reasons that I would laugh at as well.

If there were not continued issues every time we come up, we may have chalked this one up and let it go. Lorin treated us as if we were first time guests, not repeat guests who have taken great care of his home as if it was our own.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very unfortunate our guest chose not to follow our strict protocol of notifying us if there was an issue immediately. This guest waited more than 24 hours after detecting a "possible" issue and notified us late on a Holiday evening. Despite this timing, we were able to get a professional out to the home within 20 minutes. This is documented with the VRBO customer care department. Our air conditioning unit blew a capacitor and released an electrical odor for a short time. This is a very common, non-threatening malfunction that happens at some point to all AC units. This guest chose to completely panic, leave hastily and unfortunately assume there was a dangerous situation when there was clearly not. This guest also wanted an absurd refund. We are pleased that the documentation on the repair we provided VRBO resulted in them closing the case and ruling in our favor. We will continue to provide great service, and offer one of the premiere rentals in all of Western North Carolina. As the old saying goes: "There is always someone who will be unhappy, who you just cannot please no matter what you do for them". Unfortunately this was the case here.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Canoeing, Whitewater Rafting, Waterfall Viewing, Snow Skiing, Cinema, Gem Mining, Harrah's Casino, Smoky Mountain Railway, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Biltmore Mansion & Vineyard


Rates & Availability

Franklin Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $120
Cleaning Fee: $130
Tax Rate 10.0%

The cleaning fee is $100 if you are a party of 4 or less and are not utilizing the second Master Bedroom.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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