Destination guide

The historic city of Franklin awaits you

Take a vacation to Franklin and enjoy the area's history, culture and art galleries. Renowned for its mountain views, museums and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Franklin

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Franklin a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Franklin Golf Course (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Wilson Lick Ranger Station (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Scaly Mountain Ski Area (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Highlands Aerial Park (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • High Falls Trail (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Highlands Country Club (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Franklin

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Franklin. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cliffside Lake Recreation Area (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Ralph J. Andrews County Park (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Lake Glenville (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Highlands Biological Station (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Whiteside Mountain (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Poteet Memorial Park (16 mi / 25.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Franklin

The nearest airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), located 50.7 mi (81.6 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Franklin?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,694 house rentals around Franklin. From 863 Cabins to 630 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Franklin is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Franklin?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Franklin:

  • Sheepback Mountain Estates: 40 vacation rentals
  • Cedar Hill: 35 vacation rentals
  • Mirror Lake: 206 vacation rentals
  • Bear Lake Reserve: 28 vacation rentals
  • Cataloochee Ranch: 53 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Franklin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Franklin. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sheffield Mine: 1,426 home rentals
  • Mill Creek Country Club: 1,357 home rentals
  • Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts: 1,484 home rentals
  • Mason Mountain Mine: 1,533 home rentals
  • Ruby City Gems & Minerals: 1,599 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Franklin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Franklin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 863 Cabins in Franklin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Franklin include:

  • Houses: 630 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 863 lodging choices
  • Chalets: 24 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Franklin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 201 vacation homes with pool available in Franklin.

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