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Luxury 3/2 + Mountain/Riverview+ Lowest Rate $525

Tom Hopkins

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Luxury 3/2 + Mountain/Riverview+ Lowest Rate $525

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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- 3 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 8, No pets please

LATE CANELLATION OFFER: July 11-18 is now open at $95 night. Call now to reserve 828.342.6480 This beautifully remodeled 1658 sq ft home is a short paved road up the Cowee Mountain 5 miles north of Franklin, NC. From the covered deck facing the west you have a spectacular view of the Nantahala Mountains and Little Tennessee River. The mountain views are also visible from anywhere in the great room. A short paved access road goes directly into our paved drive and parking area. A motorcyclist's dream. Very fast internet free wifi. The great room, recently re-floored with solid hardwood has a dining room at one end and a relaxing sitting area in front of a fireplace at the other. FreeWiFi.

Centrally located to fly fishing and trout fishing on the Tuckaseegee River, The Nantahala River, The Pigeon River, The Ravens Fork, in the Smoky Mountain National Park. The owner is a Western NC fly fishing guide on the Tuckaseegee River and other local mountain streams and fly fishing instructor. Reserve today for a wonderful experienc

Motorcycle Friendly: All access roads and driveway and parking at the home are paved asphalt. Plenty of room to park 8 or more motorcycles. Facilities for washing bikes, is near parking area. Tail of the Dragon is about 45+ minutes away...and the drive to the Tail is absolutely beautiful along the Little Tennessee River on beautiful winding Hwy 28.

Local Fishing Information: The owner of the property is a popular fly fishing guide and fly fishing/fly tying instructor. You can make reservations for a charter or for local information with Tom Hopkins for these areas: fly fish the Tuckaseegee River; fly fish the Oconoluftee River; fly fish the Pigeon River; fly fish Cherokee; fly fish Waynesville; fly fish Sylva; fly fish Highlands; fly fish Cashiers; fly fish Maggie Valley; fly fish Nantahala; fly fish the Cullasaja River; fly fish Franklin, NC.

If you are a beginner or need help with your casting, fishing techniques, how to read the stream, sign up for a 1/2 day casting instruction/trout fishing trip on one of the local trout streams. Fly rod and flies provided.Go to the website: or

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Tom Hopkins (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Tom Hopkins

We purchased this property for a vacation home rental. We totally remodeled the home from the roof down and throughout, including the kitchen and bath with granite and stainless, plus a paved drive and large parking area.

Tom Hopkins purchased this house in 2006

Why Tom Hopkins chose Franklin

Our home is central to just about everything in the mountains. Gem mines just down the road and all around us. Fishing across the road plus streams all around. Hiking trails close by and Applacian Trail about 20 minutes away. Restaurants and shopping just 5 miles into town. So comfortable in the home and on outside covered deck, many guests stay real close to home.

42' flat screen TV in great room to watch movies, cable, ball games. Extensive reading library. Easy paved road to home from Bryson City Road. Toll free land line for incoming and outgoing calls when your phone doesn't have good coverage. Huge paved parking for motorcyclists. Surrounded by beautiful drives through the mountains.

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Luxury 3/2 + Mountain/Riverview+ Lowest Rate $525
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Port Washington, WI USA

"Gem" of a Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we were expecting (and More!) We came for the Gem mining, but found so much more. Each evening we came home, we actually Felt at Home! The place was CLEAN, roomy, quiet neighborhood, just beautiful! Beside gem mining, we went White Water Rafting(our first time), and took an overnite trip to Wilmington to see the Battleship North Carolina (Awesome!!). Each nite we sat on the deck and watched the sun set over the mountains, then we had the Ping Pong Competitions (the youngsters won). This was our first vacation rental, and if all other owners are as Friendly, Helpful, Gracious, and Considerate as Tom & Carol, we will definitly rent again! If we are ever back in NC we would surely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks, as well as some others, were kind enough to respond to my request write a review for us......a year after their stay. I hadn't asked any one until recently to leave comments on their stay. Our Guest Log at the house is full of this type of comment. That Guest Log is the greatest joy of owning a vacation home for others. Tom and Carol
Cincinnati, Ohio

Beautiful Home with Amazing veiws

  • 5 of 5

We arrived Saturday evening to a beautiful home and were greeted by the owners, Tom and Carol. They are a wonderful couple, made us feel so welcome and when we walked into their beautiful home, we were beyond pleased. Everything was clean, updated, comfortable and had lots of neat clocks that Carol makes. The view of the mountains and the sounds of the river from the balcony was the icing on the cake. WOW... doesn't do it justice !!! We came to Franklin to do our family tradition of Gem Mining at Cherokee Ruby Mine. We have been going for years and this home was the best yet. Close to town and close to the ruby mine. We met lots of wonderful and fun people mining and we all found some great gems. It was just a great family get away and the time in this beautiful home went way too fast. For our last night, we went to a Mexican restaurant in town that Tom and Carol recommended and it was a great way to end out stay in the mountains. We will definitely plan to stay there again...hopefully next year. Thanks so much Tom and Carol !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
St Louis

Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented homes via VRBO for over 12 years and feel we have gained enough knowledge to write pertinent and unbiased reviews of the homes we have stayed in. It can be overwhelming at times trying to find a home that fits your needs, so reviews can be extremely helpful. First I want to comment on the owner Tom, never have I met a man so genuine and kind. He was very helpful in ways that go above and beyond expectations. Just knowing I was renting from someone who was caring and attentive made our vacation that much less stressful. The house was spectacular! The photos really do not do it justice. The home was immaculately clean, well stocked with everything you would need to cook/bake/bbq. We only used the bedroom downstairs and the bed was soft and comfortable. Lots of extra pillows and blankets are stocked away for your use as well. As detailed in the homes description, all the modern conveniences you are likely accustomed to are present in this home; fast WiFi, Satellite TV and free use of a land line phone if your cell service struggles. Stepping out onto the full length deck offered a spectacular long range mountain view. Add the sounds of the rushing water from the Little Tennessee River and the ambiance is unmatched. The added bonus is the sun sets right behind the mountains! Lots of different kinds of seating is available to suit anyone. We brought ohttp://my.ur motorcycle and this home is situated smack in the middle of "Moonshiner 28", one of the greatest motorcycle roads in this area. To the North is Cherokee, NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smokey Mountain Park and the Tail Of The Dragon and Cherohala Skyway. To the South is the Waterfalls along Moonshiner 28 and some amazing riding. To the West is Wayah Road and some of the greatest switchbacks you'll ever ride! We had some rough weather and Tom was kind enough to let me keep the bike in the garage. He also provided us everything we needed to wash the bike! Another huge plus is the road to the home is fully paved and the parking was flat and ample enough for the car and the trailer. The city of Franklin is about 5 minutes away. We ate at a Mexician place called "Mi Casa", Don't be fooled by the looks of it, the food was amazing! Communications with Tom was easy before and during our stay. We've even been in touch since! If you are looking for a very clean and comfortable home, you will not be disappointed. I highly recommend Tom and his beautiful home.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Tom Hopkins Fishing Guide

  • 5 of 5

Tom was our guide to my family's introduction to North Carolina Fly Fishing. Actually it was our first time fly fishing and we couldn't have enjoyed it more. Tom was very knowledgeable in the local area and put us on fish right away. My wife and 9 year old son was part of our group so he suggested we go to where there were more fish but they might not be as big as we would like. This worked out perfect since we caught plenty and it kept my son's attention. We thoroughly enjoyed Tom and can't wait to go back next year. Thanks for the experience Tom!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Had the pleasure of staying with Tom and Carol with my 3 kids this year in their lovely home. Their pictures completely say it all. Upstairs even has a little loft area with even more books to choose from. Wifi and satellite for those who can't do without. Close to gem mining and we went Carolina Outfitters for white water rafting and horse back riding. Even a day of fly fishing with Tom. The house itself was well stocked with cookware and basic essentials like spices and the views were amazing. Tom and Carol were excellent hosts and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great view, very clean & close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the vacation home. After driving around the Franklin area it was great to come home to a well supplied kitchen and comfortable beds. The owner, Tom, was very helpful & always easy to contact if things were needed.

We hope to be able to visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Car: recommended

Our Cowee Woods property is 5 miles north of Main Street Franklin, NC just off Hwy 28....the foot hills of the Smokies. Minutes from many gem mines. It is an easy drive to Bryson City, Cherokee, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Sylva, Murphy, Nantahala etc. The access road is short and paved, as is our driveway and parking area.

There are festivals and art/music events from spring to winter. Mountains, beautiful falls, lakes, whitewater and fishing rivers, snow skiing 30 minutes away in the winter. We have remodeled and decorated our home to make you feel like it is your second home. It is not rustic, but it is furnished in such a way to make you feel like you've been here before. The gas fireplace is a welcome treat on the chilly months. The view across the valleys of the Nantahala Mountains and overlooking the Little Tennessee River

The owner, Tom Hopkins, is a fly fishing Guide on the Tuckaseegee River, Pigeon River, Oconoluftee River. See wwwwesternncflyfishingguidecom.


Rates & Availability

From $89 Per night

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 2015 - Apr 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
Aug 2 2015 - Oct 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
Oct 4 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 31 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $150 deposit required to make firm reservation. Full payment is required 30 days before occupancy date.
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1658 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathrooms were totally remodeled recently. They are not as the pictures show. They are absolutely beautiful as is the new granite topped kitchen cabinets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundel
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , deluxe mattress
  • The master bedroom is a high queen size bed with ample closet and chest storage. Adjacent Bathroom. The new box spring and mattress are of the highest luxury hotel quality. The 2nd bedroom has two twin beds with new box spring and mattresses of the highest luxury hotel quality. bathroom adjoining. The 3rd bedroom has a queens size bed .In the daytime it also serves as a quiet getaway from the rest of the house for naps etc. Bathroom is across the hall. There is a very comfortable Queen Size inflatable mattress for parties of more than 6 people. Auto inflate and auto deflate.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Tom Hopkins a fly fishing guide for the Tuckaseegee River, Nantahala River, and The Smoky Mountain National Park as well as Cherokee. Tom also guides on the trout streams near Highlands NC and Cashiers NC. To also make reservations please see contact information on this site or go to wwwwesternncflyfishingguidecom. This site will not allow me to use periods in another web address.

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