Delightful setting as shown in photos. During our visit, the water was two feet lower than shown, and clear. Six mornings our deck coffee routine was enhanced by a doe and two fawns either in the river or yard....nice way to start the day.
Very clean, well equipped and supplied unit. Only a couple minor issues reduced the rating from a five star. Owner has been advised, and I'm sure will remedy those. Those items are in no way a reason to not rent this house.
House is approx. 10 miles from downtown Franklin, but a few more miles are needed to reach markets, restaurants, etc., so a shopping list is advised unless you want to make a daily trip. There is a nearby Marathon convenience store for basics. A more scenic route to town is taking Rose Creek Road to Bennett Road, then to #28.
The house location is ideal for day trips. Per friendly local residents, this was the least colorful Fall season in Franklin in years, although we were not disappointed. Day trips to Highlands, Bryson City, Nantahala Gorge, Murphy, and along higher secondary roads afforded gorgeous vistas. Also spent a day at Ruby Mine, where owner Maria was most helpful. Highly recommend among the many commercial gem mines available.
River and rock caution...entry/exit and wading is hazardous at this time of year. Leaves make the rocks very slick. A wading staff is highly recommended for those so inclined. A scenic drive along the river is via Needmore Road. Take 28 north to Telico Road, cross the bridge and bare right. Follow until you see Needmore (dirt road) to the right. Reported to be a great fishing area in the Summer. Oct. was slow catching.
Would definitely rent again and recommend to anyone visiting Franklin area.