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Unique Waterfall Chalet, Decks Over Huge Waterfall!"""

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

This two bedroom, one and a half bath chalet is perched atop Ledford Branch Falls, offering amazing waterfall views from its extensive network of decking. Nestled in a cove of rustic mountain cabins, the Waterfall Chalet is one of the most unique vacation getaways in the North Carolina Mountains! Relax on the decks and enjoy the sound of rushing water cascading over the rocks, or for a true sense of refreshment, dip your toes in the cool, pure mountain water at the base of the falls! The fresh air from the rushing falls and the pure ice cold spring water is rejuvenating! The waterfall is illuminated with landscape lighting to provide dramatic night-time views as well.

This two bedroom mountain retreat is fully equipped with every amenity to ensure your visit is comfortable and carefree. Amenities include an open concept floor plan with very cozy stone fireplace with gas logs, rustic and relaxed furnishings, hardwood floors downstairs, large dining room table and ample seating for our guests. The living room has a large flat screen with Direct Satellite TV, telephone, and Wi-Fi. A loft style, open concept master suite upstairs features a king size bed and its own half bath. The guest bedroom on the 1st floor has a queen size bed and also has its own TV with Direct TV. The full bath is quite functional with a tub/shower combo and a unique and artistic double vanity with stone vessel sinks. The fully equipped kitchen has been recently renovated and features granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances and stylish lighting. The kitchen is outfitted with all pots, pans, coffee maker, tea kettle, blender and more. The cabin is fully stocked with linens, bedding, towels, etc. Outdoor areas are special too, featuring a nice patio set and gas grill for outdoor dining on the deck overlooking the waterfall. The property also has a full size laundry room and some covered parking.

Located in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest, midway between Highlands, Franklin, and Lake Glenville, this cabin offers the ideal mountain getaway. The fantastic location, with easy paved access directly off Walnut Creek Road makes this mountain cabin easily accessible for our visitors in all seasons! This cabin is the perfect home base for the outdoor enthusiast. World class hiking, camping and fishing are all within 30 minutes drive from the property. Lake Glenville, with its newly re-designed lake front beach area, is 5 miles from the cabin and so fun to swim in. If you are joining us in the winter, we are an easy 30 minute trip to Sky Valley for skiing too! Small walking trails wind through our five acre property, perfect for a quick stroll with your pooch - and guests can try their hand trout fishing in the creek above and below the falls.

A rustic bunk house on the property is also available for rent to accommodate a larger group. The 2 bdrm/1.5bth bunk house sleeps 6 people in bunk beds and a king size bed. The property has a living room/dining room combination with small equipped kitchen. The bunk house is clean and very simply furnished. It does not have TV or Wi-Fi. The bunk house is only for rent in conjunction with the Waterfall Cabin and is not leased to separate parties. Please inquire for rates and additional photos.

Pets are welcome upon approval with an additional fee at the Waterfall Cabin, but due to the steep decking, lots of stairs and the very large waterfall on the property, young children are usually discouraged.

Keywords: Mountain Cabin, Waterfall, Nantahala, Mountains of North Carolina, Franklin, Smoky Mountains, Highlands, Glenville, Macon County

More Details

Joa Kelly and Nancy Poser
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Joa Kelly and Nancy Poser

I bought this cabin in 2003 with my family for our perfect mountain retreat from the long, hot Savannah GA summers! My wife and I often bring our two dogs, Ginger the bassett and Rodeo the lab, with us to the cabin and they love running and playing at the base of the waterfall. This picture is of us on the deck. We think this is one of the most relaxing places in the world -- to leave the doors and windows open at night and hear the rush of the waterfall is one of my greatest joys! We love to go hiking on one of the many world class trails in the area, and come home in the evening to grill out on the deck and relax. We are thrilled to be able to share our special place with family, friends and guests and hope you love the waterfall cabin as much as we do!

Joa Kelly and Nancy Poser purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Joa Kelly and Nancy Poser chose Franklin

We have never seen another property that has its own waterfall. It is a magical place.

What makes this chalet unique

We love listen to the rushing waterfall, read and relax on the decks!


Franklin Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Additional rollaway twin bed available (1).
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Stone Fireplace, Central Heat and Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Satellite DIRECT TV, Satellite Radio, 1 King size bed, 1 Full size bed, Outdoor Patio Furnishings


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Unique Waterfall Chalet, Decks Over Huge Waterfall!
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews

Amazing Waterfall

  • 5 of 5

The waterfall and trails are amazing. The cabin is perfect and clean. Bervard and Asheville are only a great drive away. Waterfalls a 20 minute drive from the cabin. Nancy was wonderful! We rent all over the country and this was a great! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joanna. So happy that you had a good time. I know the temperatures went way down, and you had some ice and snow to deal with... That’s part of the adventure!!! Please come again!!! Warm regards, Nancy
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Great winter (& summer) location. Acomodations were wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Thinking of returning in spring of 2019.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Serenity by the Falls

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend at the cabin by the falls and it is much closer to the falls than I realized and made the experience that much more special. We were there when it was cold so sitting out at nighttime or in he morning but I could just imagine how wonderful that must be to experience. The home is well equipped and a beautiful little cabin and more than enough room for a small family or even two couples. We were in the area for business and this cabin met our needs. We are thankful for being able to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palm Coast, Florida

Cozy comfortable with nice deck overlooking waterfall

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at “The Waterfall Cabin!” It was well appointed, comfortable and had the unique benefit of it’s own private waterfall!! (Actually it’s shared but with only one neighbor!) The drive makes you feel you are up in the mountains, but it’s easy and convenient back to 64! A beautiful drive to Highlands where you will see some of the nicest Smokey Mountains waterfalls along the way! On a personal note I really appreciate the kindness of Nancy to allow us rescheduling due to the recent hurricane. Fortunately for us the leaves peaked in color late this year!! Highly recommend this property to couple or small family. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard & Stacey. Thank you for your kind review! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. With the date switch, the leaves waited for you!! Glad it all worked out. The best to you and your family this holiday season! Regards, Nancy Poser
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Plantation, Florida

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed the deck and the sounds of the waterfall and some days found it hard to leave! The cabin was clean, cozy and made you feel at home. We were glad to experience some fall leaf color and cooler temperatures as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear MaryLou. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!'s a perfect time to be there. Please consider us again, if you plan to come back our way. Happy Holidays!!! Nancy
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Waterfall Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the waterfall cabin in Franklin. House is clean and well maintained and has a well-stocked kitchen. The location is great for visiting different area attractions and it was nice to come back to relax by the tranquil waterfall setting. Thank you Nancy!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rozanne. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your review. Please stay again. Have a happy holiday season!! Regards, Nancy
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
on the Verandah
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Sapphire Valley Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Glenville
Car: necessary

Hiking, Gem Mining, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nantahala Outdoor Center Whitewater Rafting, Harrahs Cherokee Casino, Numerous Gem Mines, Upscale Highlands Restaurants, Saturday Night Performances at Picking on the Square in Downtown Franklin, Freshwater Trout and Small Bass Fishing, Cherokee Reservation, Antiquing, Relaxing!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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