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Mountainview Escape in the Smoky Mountains!

Joel Edelson

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Mountainview Escape in the Smoky Mountains!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Franklin Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroooms, 2 full bathrooms, plus gameroom sleeps 6

View, view, view! This private, five acre, mountainview hide-away, located 9 miles south of Franklin, NC, has all that you need for the perfect mountain escape or memorable family vacation. Whether you are looking for a place to unwind and relax or as a base for family fun, this three bedroom, two bath cabin is just right. Though just nine miles to town, it has a very private, secluded feel.

You'll enjoy the truly beautiful view of the breathtaking Smoky Mountains as you sit and rock on the covered porch or enjoy a soak in the Nordic Hot Tub on the multi-level, mountain-laurel deck. The beautiful, hardwood floors greet you as you enter this mountain escape. With a king, a queen and two twins there is plenty of room for a group of six.

The fully-equipped kitchen and outdoor charcoal grill allow you to prepare your own meals. Want to eat out? No problem.

It's a short drive to either Franklin, NC or Dillard, GA, where you can get anything ranging from traditional southern cooking served family style to gourmet restaurants.

Franklin Golf Course, Franklin Course

9 holes over 3,080 yards with a par of 36 (Public)

Willow Creek Golf Club, Parker Meadows Course

9 holes (Public)

Mill Creek Country Club, Mill Creek Course

18 holes over 6,167 yards with a par of 72 (Public)

Sky Valley Resort, Sky Valley 1 Course

9 holes over 6,452 yards with a par of 72 (Public)

Highlands Cove Golf Course, Highlands Cove Course

18 holes over 6,587 yards with a par of 72 (Public)

Smoky Mountains Golf Club, Smoky Mountains Course

18 holes over 6,099 yards with a par of 71 (Public)

Skiing is available at the nearby Cataloochee Ski Resort in Maggie Valley, a 45 minute drive away. Our winter playground is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks – riding the chairlift has never been more rewarding. Smooth, gentle slopes like Easy Way and Rabbit Hill, serviced by a beginner’s chairlift, gives you the novices the elbowroom they need to learn the basics and practice their skills. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders find plenty of action on Rock Island Run and Lower Omigosh, while seasoned experts can face the steepness found on Upper Omigosh. For skiers and snowboarders looking for a thrill our Cat Cage Terrain Park delivers with ramps, rails and boxes. At Cataloochee, everyone in the family, skiers and snowboarders, from novice to veteran, can carve a place of their own.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joel Edelson (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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About Joel Edelson

We both grew up in New York, Laurie in upstate NY near Albany and Joel in Brooklyn and Long Island. We now live down in Florida and prefer the slower pace rather than the big city life. Probably explains why we love it up here so much when we can get away. This truly is our 'special place' that we cannot get enough of.

Joel Edelson purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Joel Edelson chose Franklin

Why Franklin:

For years and years the mountains of North Carolina called us back for vacations with our children, so when we had the chance, we wound up finding this special place in the mountains to share. We never grow tired of the views, the clean mountain air or the sounds of the mountain. We still get excited when we spot a deer or wild turkey roaming on our property. As kids, we both grew up in New York and had experienced the mountains as children. So when we moved down to Florida, the mountains just seemed like the natural place to go!

What makes this cabin unique

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:

We love the feel of being so secluded but still being close to town with all the shops and stores. The winding driveway is always fun, too, because it really gives you the feel of being way up high in the trees on a mountain when you are really looking down over the Franklin/Highlands valley. We both love to just sit and read, watch for the humming birds, and just experience all that the mountain has to offer us that day.

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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Mountainview Escape in the Smoky Mountains!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Tallahassee, FL, USA

A Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Are you interested in a clean, spacious (seems larger than it is), isolated cabin in the woods? Would you like to get away from it all, have plenty to do and see, and not spend your life savings in the process?

Our 12-year-old played ping-pong, foosball, climbed the mountain and stayed thouroughly entertained downstairs with movies etc while “Mom” and I just relaxed on the screened porch upstairs. A gorgeous view, casual comfortable décor, and enough variety in nearby areas to keep you busy for years.

Frankly, if you’re into the hoyti toyti, personal concierge, and/or where’s the party, kind of place – I think you’ll be disappointed.

On the other hand if you’re interested in getting away, feeling comfortable in your surroundings, and having everything you could reasonably need or want from a cabin in the mountains – may we recommend Mountainview Escape.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "We are so glad John and his family enjoyed their stay! We have a book in our cabin full of similar comments from guests over the years and it makes us very happy to hear people find our place in the mountains as peaceful and relaxing as we do. From the other guests that have stayed, they agree it is a great retreat and place to unwind, kick back, and enjoy the mountains!"

Everything we wanted it to be

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this cabin and our vacation was everything we wanted it to be. We did the 5 R's: rest, relax, recooperate, rejuvenate, reconnect AND had fun. There are 2 guest books full of suggestions from other visitors and 2 resource books (restaurants and things to do/see) that the owners put together which were very helpful. If you look through them the first day/night you are there, you will have all the info you need on wherever you want to go and whatever you want to do. You will probably end up with a few more fun things on your list as well! The Smokey Mtn Visitor's center is just up the road as well if you need more info.The waterfalls are spectacular and there are many hikes as well. There is fresh produce and a creamery just down the road. You have it all here. A great view, rocking chairs on a screened in porch (no bugs), the hot tub, a game room, board games, charcoal grill for the BEST dinners, peace and quiet. Because it is on top of a hill (that's why the awesome view) be prepared to put it in low gear to climb the hill. Everything in the cabin worked and we didn't have any issues. Beds were comfy, dishwasher, washer/dryer and just about every thing you need in the kitchen is provided. Wi-fii was great so we could check in and post pictures at the end of the day. Vickie (the property manager) was very helpful. We had a beautiful sunrise and sunset and the Autumn colors are just beginning. The deck is unique and you can tell this cabin has been a labor of love over the years.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Grand Rapids MI

Awesome home away from home

  • 5 of 5

There were five of us staying and we had more than enough space for all of us. The cabin was just as described and one day we just never left. We had a wonderful stay here. Cozy but spacey. We had nothing but nice things to say on our stay here, and would highly reccomend anyone to rent this awesome little home away from home. peaceful, pretty, close to grocery to stock up the cupboards. Not a bad road in the county to sight see the mountains. what a wonderful vacation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacie, So glad you had a great time! You got to experience a little of the "escape" we talk about! Joel & Laurie

No fireplace, no hot tub, no problem!

  • 3 of 5

The two best things about my stay were the house location and the view. And honestly that's why we were there. It was close to several great hiking areas and cute small towns. And it was peaceful, even though the state road isn't too far away. The views are beautiful. And the price was great compared to other cabins in the area. Our phones didn't work, but the WiFi did, and sitting on the porch reading on our tablets was relaxing.

But stuff is falling apart at this house. If things like the outdoor hot tub and fireplace both being broken and unusable during your entire week will put you off, then this is not the place for you. There were repairmen at the house several times, but they couldn't fix either thing for us. However, they did take care of cutting up the giant tree that fell across the driveway and blocked us in, and they were very friendly and easy to talk with.

The location is beautiful, and there are lots of things to do nearby if you want to do stuff. We mostly just sat on the porch reading and appreciating nature. But we also found some really good restaurants and specialty stores within a few short drives. The closest Mexican restaurant to the South was great! So all in all our visit was enjoyable, but if you can't handle a few bumps in the road...

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan, thanks for your review, and again we are sorry you happened to be there when both of these items needed attention. I am happy to report that both the hot tub and fireplace are working fine now, as we were just there (early March 2014) to make sure they were in great working order. We strive to improve and upgrade the cabin often. I wish things never broke, but we try our best to correct any problems once we are aware of them. We are glad you were able to enjoy your time, the peace and tranquility of our place, despite these mechanical problems you encountered.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Great Again!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a treasure!

Joel, if you ever want to sell, we are interested!

What a peaceful, calming home.

This is our second time renting Mountain View Escape, and this time just the two of us.The kids stayed home.

We were there in October of 2011 and it is better!

The heating and cooling and internet was a great improvement.

We hope to rent again next year, with the kids, on our way to England/ Ireland/Scotland.

This will be a 3 week fishing trip, that we have been planning since Nov 2011 AND it has to include this home.

We love and live in Fairbanks, Alaska.....BUT Love this home!

It has to be in our trip, we only get out of the state once every year or two.

Joel, let us know when you are ready to sell.

We would continue to make it a blessing for others to enjoy.

David & Missy Hawkins

Faribanks, AK

Oh....And don't forget the Dilliard House!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Fairbanks, AK

The Perfect Mountain Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Our family are from this county in North Carolina. So, it was nice to visit family from such a peaceful, quiet and secluded home. The hottub was relaxing, the ping pong table provided laughter and the screen porch was meant for viewing the beauty around. Our trip was in October of 2011 and the leaves were as we remembered. Wish we could have stayed longer! Eat at the Dilliard House, just 7 miles south and our favorite restaurant when we lived here before. See Wayah Bald, 23 miles NW. Cherokee, Cades Cove and Pigeon Forge are great too.

Rent this house and you will be very pleased!!!!

We were!!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Atlanta, GA
Nearest Golf
10.2 Miles
Franklin Golf Course http://www.franklingolfcours
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Hwy 23-441& Coweeta Lab Road in Otto,NC
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Mountain Man Restaurant
Car: necessary

There is plenty to entertain the kids downstairs with ping-pong, foosball, darts, and games. Outdoors, you can relax in the spa or if you are more adventurous, try hiking up to the top of the ridge behind the cabin where the property borders the U.S. Forest Service property. Don't be surprised by the wildlife you may encounter, such as the wild turkey, deer and fox.

Looking for something to do in the area? How about white water rafting on one of three nearby rivers, do a little gem mining, golfing in the mountains is awesome, or take a scenic train ride through a mountain gorge? Perhaps get a map, explore a little and go on a self-guided waterfall tour.

Or why not spend a lazy afternoon on an inner tube floating down the Little Tennessee River, or for a wild inner tube ride, try the shoals of Deep Creek in nearby Bryson City? Visit the Cherokee Indian Reservation and experience a moving performance of 'Unto These Hills, performed live in their outdoor amphitheatre.

Other Activities: gem-mining, waterfalls, hiking, relaxing!

Golf: Several great mountain golf courses nearby

Ski: Close by


Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Franklin Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning is included! $0
Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes Almost all the amenities are included, but you may want to bring your favorite pillows and some extra T-paper and paper towels, (just in case)!
Paid through local property manager
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Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King in master sleeps 2
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen in second sleeps 2
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , The two twins are downstairs near the game room
  • 1 room with one new Liberty plush Queen bed, 1 room with one brand new Accord Pillow-top King, one with 2 twins
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
1 Accord Pillowtop King (new), 1 Liberty Plush Queen (new), 2 Serta Perfect Sleeper Twins. Spring fed pond, Ping pong, foosball, darts, games, rockers, hiking (steep) up backyard adjacent to US Forest Service land.

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