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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Franklin reviews

  • Wow!

    "We spent Thanksgiving week at this lovely home and it was exactly what we needed. We had some concern of the timing due to multiple wildfires in Georgia and North Carolina, but Vickie assured us that smoke was not an issue and she was right. There is plenty to do in the area if one wishes, but also the peace and tranquility of sitting on the back deck if there is no desire to go exploring. For those who may have finished all their vacation reading in the first day or so, there are plenty of books available to read. I would recommend that first time visitors arrive while it is still light to get used to the road leading up to the house. Loved the other review with the comments about the signs around the house. The deck doors were a challenge for us as well! Highly recommend and look forward to visiting again."
    Guest: Barb J. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 28, 2016
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  • Another Great Stay

    "This was our second time staying here, and I can easily see us returning again in the future. That should say a lot. My wife and I timed our trip to enjoy the fall colors, which were gorgeous. We spent a lot of time enjoying the adjacent Highlands Pass property, which is one of the things we really enjoy about staying at the lodge. By the way, to be sure, when you rent the lodge, you are renting the whole thing. It’s not like you rent rooms along with other folks. You get the whole place to yourself, and this place is HUGE. The lodge is spacious inside, with tons of bedrooms and bathrooms (upstairs and down). The upstairs kitchen is awesome. The grounds include 2 ponds, waterfalls, and walking trails. But the feature we like most is the front porch. It’s so relaxing to sit out there and enjoy the view of the ponds and woods. There are lots of chairs (several different kinds), so it’s easy to find one that you’re comfortable in. There’s a hammock as well. My wife and I literally sat out there for hours just talking, catching up, watching the birds, listening to the wind blowing through the falling leaves, and relaxing. It’s porch therapy. It’s the gold standard of porches—we find ourselves speaking fondly of it every now and again as we reflect on our vacations. To be sure, this is an older property, but it’s well-maintained and still in very good condition. If you’re expecting a 5-star stay with everything brand new, and not a speck of dust anywhere, then stay in a $1000 a night high-rise hotel in the city. This place is out in the sticks, so you’ll see a spider or wasp every now and again. The property manager is great, and easy to work with. They are quick to respond if you have any questions before and during your stay. There are plenty of good grocery stores in Franklin, and lots of nice antique shops between Franklin and the lodge. We didn’t have cell phone reception (both our phones use AT&T towers), but there is good solid Internet service. So you may want to get a Skype (or other similar) account set up in advance, and preload it with some minutes if you want to make calls using your smart phone. There is a landline there for incoming calls, emergencies, or to call the property manager (who is local). Overall, we had another wonderful stay, and are thankful to have a place like this available for such a reasonable rate. We highly recommend it."
    Guest: Bob K. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 24, 2016
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  • Wonderful place to stay!

    "This was a beautiful place to stay, the view was amazing and the community was so quiet. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a home away from home. We would definitely consider staying here again."
    Guest: Emory G. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 28, 2016
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  • Great View

    "This house was very spacious, clean and had everything you needed. The view from the porch was beautiful. Owner responded promptly to all my questions and was very pleasant. Will definitely rent this house again in the future."
    Guest: Cat Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 26, 2016
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