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Destination guide

The great outdoors in Franklin

A magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, the lure of Franklin lies in its setting, surrounded by the majestic mountains and valleys of Western North Carolina. Boasting plenty of opportunities for relaxation and fun, Franklin vacation rentals provide the ideal home base for romantic getaways, family trips, or weekend escapes with friends. Breathtaking beauty and scenic vistas along the meandering backroads of Franklin make for an idyllic backdrop, where there is no other choice but to unwind. Hiking and biking as well as fishing and whitewater rafting for all skill levels are just some of the activities on offer.

Things to do

Pure mountain air in Franklin

Chock-full of family-friendly attractions, Franklin offers fun for all ages. Create some memories on the legendary Appalachian Trail, offering easy access to hikers just 11 miles from Downtown. And remember to stop off at Wayah Bald Lookout Tower for some stunning views. Check out Nantahala Gorge for a whitewater rafting experience that’s sure to thrill. Gear up at the local bike shop and head out for some mountain and off-road cycling, or slow down the pace and take a spin on the Little Tennessee River Greenway.


Nature’s finest and more in Franklin

Discover nature at its finest and feel the stress melt away with a scenic drive or tour. Explore local museums and delve into the surprising Scottish heritage, Cherokee Indian legacy, and haunted history of the town. Gem mining in Franklin is steeped in tradition and the search goes on. Getting dirt on your hands is fun, especially when you find the mother load of rubies and sapphires at one of the mines here. An avid antiquer? The town’s streets are lined with quaint shops featuring treasured heirlooms. Franklin vacation rentals will give you the chance to share in any number of activities.


A season for almost anything in Franklin

Four distinct seasons provide a diverse yet moderate climate that makes Franklin vacation rentals inviting in any season. Average daytime temperatures range from 36 to 56 degrees in fall and winter, while spring and summer enjoy a mild 54 to 73, reaching an average high of 85 in July. Over 212 days of the year are sunny so Franklin is lush and green because it receives evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year. The largest amounts of precipitation occur in late winter and the smallest during the fall, so plan around the types of activities and weather you prefer.

Natural features

The rural feel of Franklin just outside urban areas

Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Franklin has a rural feel but is within just an hour or so of urban areas. The sights and sounds of flora and fauna surround you here in Mother Nature’s playground. A rich variety of wildflowers make their appearance in March through September, while fall is peak color foliage season in the Nantahala National Forest. Unique wildlife communities also call these woods home and, a birder’s paradise, Macon County boasts almost 200 species on multiple properties protected by the Mainspring Conservation Trust.

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 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,872 vacation rentals around Franklin. From 916 cabin rentals to 1,693 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.