AWARD WINNING LUXURY HOME MOUNTAIN VIEWS & OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

Pam Pringle, Owner/Agent

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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AWARD WINNING LUXURY HOME MOUNTAIN VIEWS & OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 6, Romantic Getaway for 1-3 couples

Simply one of the most beautiful mountain homes in our area. Our guests are in awe when they walk in the door. Two wood burning fireplaces, one inside and one outside (wood provided). The SCREENED PORCH with OUTDOOR FIREPLACE will be your favorite relaxation spot. VIEWS OF 5 MOUNTAIN RANGES from almost every room.

Pamper Yourself A Little: No bare bones cabin here, all the comforts of home and more. Rustic Elegant décor (owner is a decorator), comfy mattresses, beautiful linens and all the necessities.. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with everything from waffle iron and popcorn popper to food processor and slow cooker. DirecTV, WI-Fi, blankets for snuggling by the fire, walking sticks. We are particular and the house reflects that.

Easy access (no scary single lane roads, paved to gravel drive).

A retreat from life's stresses, a luxury you deserve.

Escape, put your feet up, and relax. End a day full of activities by simply gazing at the mountains and enjoying each other.

Our home It isn't just accented by timber beams and called a timber frame, it is a true timber frame home. Our home won three architectural awards including BEST VACATION HOME. OUR GUESTS TELL US THEY NEVER WANT TO LEAVE and they come back year after year.

Our reviews speak volumes. We get calls all the time from people who've rented other properties and are disappointed when they arrive. Everyone who walks in tells us the home is more beautiful than the photos reflect. Look at our video on line and you'll see for yourself.

This Timber Frame Home is a great place to come and reconnect with friends & family. Experience all Western North Carolina has to offer - great hiking, swimming holes, waterfalls, fishing, rafting/slow river floats, kayaking, gem mining, golf, restaurants & shopping, scenic drives, a photographers dream.

Share the expense: Bring another couple or two and it amounts to less than a nice hotel. Plan a family get together and share the costs. And, consider what you will save by being able to cook and eat in. Re-charge your Relaxation Skills.

Time for the Girls?: This house is a great GIRL FRIEND GETAWAY. Relax, read, hike, & lots of shopping! We can arrange Spa services, catering/picnic baskets, cooking lessons, hiking tours, & more.

Convenient location, groceries (3 mi), downtown Franklin (5 mi).

Max Occupancy is 6. We don't allow group parties, reunions, weddings, etc.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
If I were say what I felt about the Pond House I would just be repeating the previous comments.

1-5 Rating:

Detail = 10

Amenities = 10

View = 10

Location = 10

Furnishings = 10
Nov 2013
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Pam Pringle, Owner/Agent

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We built this award winning home in 2006.

Pam Pringle, Owner/Agent purchased this house in 2006

We fell in love with area, it's such a central location. Franklin is a quaint small town with friendly people. We have terrific restaurants nearby. You can visit surrounding areas such as Asheville, Bryson City, Cherokee, The Smoky Mountain National Park, Sylva, Dillsboro. Hiking to waterfalls and taking scenic drives with a picnic is a couple of our favorite things to do.

The views are incredible and our area is such a quiet and serene spot to escape from the stresses and hectic schedule of city life. We travel ourselves and do our best to provide our guests with all the comforts of home. We've even thought of hiking sticks, coolers, picnic baskets and our activity books will keep you busy and coming back time and time again. So much to do, or do nothing!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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based on 8 traveler reviews

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Award Winning Luxury Home Mountain Views & Outdoor Fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Award Winning Luxury Home Mountain Views & Outdoor Fireplace
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
southeast
5

Excellent Rental

  • 5 of 5
The Pond is an excellent rental home with everything you can possibly need at your disposal. Beautiful scenery, beautiful surroundings, and a beautiful home make it the perfect getaway. Nicely decorated with all the amenities you will need and offers complete privacy. Close proximity to Highlands and lots of hiking possibilities. We rented bikes at a local shop and enjoyed their beautiful park in their quaint town! Perfect for a quiet and relaxing escape!
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Award Winning Luxury Home Mountain Views & Outdoor Fireplace
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Luxury in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5
The Pond House was just perfect. Everything was spotless, the house was stocked with everything you could want for a terrific vacation. We were greeted with a walk-through describing everything the house offered. The view of the pond and the mountains was enough to make you want to stay on the deck all the while. But we did explore the surrounding towns and waterfalls anyway. We can't wait to get back and highly recommend this gem in the mountains!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Grand Rapids, Michigan
5

Beautiful mountain retreat, amazing views, awesome memories!

  • 5 of 5
Our family decided to try something different for our vacation this year and instead of heading to a beach in Florida we chose the beauty of the waterfalls of North Carolina. We loved every minute of it! I think a large part of our enjoyment came from staying at The Pond House, beginning from the initial and very welcoming walk-through with the property manager Tony. He showed us where everything was, how everything worked, gave us advice and recommendations for things to do and where to eat (Fat Buddies IS awesome!). Pam has binders that are full of great ideas, suggestions, and area information which were a huge help.
We each had our own beautiful bedroom and bathroom, cooked meals together in the gourmet kitchen, and made smores in the outdoor fireplace we gathered around every night. Mornings were spent either on the large deck or in the screened porch area. We had plenty of room to be together as well as space for everyone to spend some time alone – very important when travelling with teenagers.
The home itself is beautiful, from the structure to the rustic furniture to the décor, and the views from the deck are amazing. Every little detail is well thought out and set up for the renter’s enjoyment. Preparing our own meals was so easy with the professional appliances, every type of pot, pan, utensil and dish we could need was at our fingertips, including stemware, tablecloths, and cloth napkins. The full size washer and dryer are a great bonus.
This is an absolutely amazing home, and combined with the great communication and management by Pam and Neal (and Tony!) it’s definitely the place to stay if you want to experience the beauty of the area. We didn’t want to leave! The vacation is over but we have stunning photos of the waterfalls and great memories of our stay at The Pond House that will last for many years to come. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review. I am so happy it worked out for you and you were able to convince your boys to think Mountains instead of Beach. And, I certainly enjoyed seeing all your photos on Facebook. Come back again!
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Plaistow NH
5

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AND UNFORGETTABLE VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Traveled from NH and stayed in The Pond House for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. This home is amazing. Very well appointed with the best luxury finishes. So incredibly beautiful, warm and inviting. Both my husband and I did not want to leave. Anything you can think of the owners had already thought of. It felt like being at home. From pst it notes to completely stocked gourmet kitchen. We enjoyed both the outdoor fireplace as well as the indoor fireplace on chilly November nights. The deck was peaceful and relaxing for afternoon coffee and or wine. The big luxurious whirlpool tub was so wonderful to unwind in after hiking and or driving around seeing incredible waterfalls and scenic mountains all day. Thebes incredibly comfortable. There is nothing I can think of to make this house any better. Can't wait to hopefully come back again and bring our children to enjoy such a wonderful property.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you shared your insights on both our home and our area. Our goal is to make our guests feel comfortable from the moment they walk in the door. Isn't that what vacation is all about, escaping to somewhere peaceful and relaxing! Come back any time... you home away from home awaits.
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

A beautiful relaxing place!

  • 5 of 5
As a group of 3 couples, we stayed at the Pond House for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The home was immaculate upon our arrival and we were met by Tony, who manages the property. Tony was very pleasant and explained the various features of the property which was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this magnificent home and lived on the huge deck during the day (what a view!), and then in the outdoor porch at night with a wonderful fire to take the chill off the cool evenings. The Pond House is wonderfully stocked with everything you could want, even walking sticks for a hike around the property. Pam was great to deal with and supplied us with wonderful information about the myriad of things to do in the area. We will definitely be back, but this time for a longer stay. I would note this is probably not appropriate for motorcycle groups since two in our group ride and they noted the steep gravel driveway would be challenging to get a Harley back up.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, we are happy you had a great time! I'll look forward to your return visit some day.

You are right about the driveway. We have in fact had a few motorcyclists stay at the house. However, they have been VERY experienced riders accustomed to gravel. We refer all motorcyclists to our other home, The Cottage - Homeaway#179200. It has a terrific paved drive with lots of room for bikes. And it is equally wonderful with the same attention to detail as the Pond House.
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Millburn, NJ
5

Woderful Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5
It is clear from entering this home the owner cares about providing you the most thoughtful and relaxing vacation. When we met Tony on the first day and were given great recommendations on activities and restaurants, to the owners cataloging of every possible thing to do, this was a great place to stay. The home itself is very well kept and the owners pride is quite evident translating into a wonderful and worry free stay. They have thought of your every need before you do! Waterfalls, hiking, golf and gem mining are all close by. We would recommend Caffe REL as one of the best places to eat and the talking to the owner just adds to the pleasure of the meal. This was our first trip back to this area in a number of years but I am sure it will not be so long next time.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review! We are fortunate to have Tony on our team to meet and greet our guests. When we travel we rent homes too, so we try hard to provide all the comforts we expect when on vacation. We want you to feel right at home.

With so many things to do in our area, it's nice to get settled in upon arrival and sit down with our activities books and make plans.

We're happy you had a great time. Looking forward to your return one day.
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Map

Map

Dry Falls
Cullasaja Falls
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Historic Downtown Franklin
Highlands
Caff-E Rel
"Excellent restaurant in Franklin"
Rosebud Cottage
"Excellent chefs - soups, sandwiches and salads"
Rose Creek Mine
Sheffield Mine
Mason Ruby & Sapphire Mine
Gold City Amusement
Jackson Hole Trading Post
Dillsboro
Nantahala Outdoor Center
"Rafting at its finest!"
Rufus Morgan Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Whiteside Mountain
Cliffside Lake
Wayah Bald Rd
Cherokee
Biltmore Estate
Little Tennessee River Greenway
Chunky Gal Stables
Dillard House
Cataloochee
Bi-Lo
Sylva
Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
Appalachian Trail
Clingmans Dome
Clingmans Dome
Great Smokey Mountain Fish Camp & Safari's
Tuckaseegee Fly Fishing Guide
Turning Stones Fly Fishing LLC
Max Patch Bald Mountain
Pickens Nose
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Franklin Golf Course & Mill Creek
Car: necessary

Franklin is located between two popular scenic gorges, the Cullasaja and the Nantahala. The Pond House is located within 10 min. of the famous Cullasaja River Gorge scenic drive, and is rated one of the most spectacular in North America, passing 3 major waterfalls. Take a walk behind the roaring 75 foot wall of water of Dry Falls, and drive your car under Bridal Veil Falls. The mountainscape is lined with many hiking trails, including the famous Appalachian and Bartram Trails, both accessed 25 minutes drive from The Pond House.

Located in the southwestern corner of North Carolina, Franklin serves as the southern gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smokies. It's convenient location to major cities make Franklin a favorite vacation spot. Atlanta, Georgia is just two hours to the south while Asheville, is one hour to the east. Other cities nearby include Highlands, Cashiers, Dillsboro, & Sylva, all within about 30 minutes.

Other Activities: Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Gem Mining, Waterfalls, Blue Ridge Parkway, Picnicking, Mountain Drives, Horseback Riding,

Golf: Franklin has 2 public courses

Ski: Skiing nearby - Sapphire Valley or Cataloochee, check website for conditions SkiNorthCarolina.com

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Availability & Rates

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Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May- Nov. (July 4th 7 nt. min)
May 1 2014 - Nov 20 2014
4 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
JAN.-APRIL (Easter 4 nt. min)
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150-$200 $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes MINIMUM STAY HOLIDAY EXCEPTIONS & Exit Cleaning Fee:
Easter (4 nights)
Memorial Day, Labor Day (4 nights)
July 4th (7 nights)
Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's (7 nights)
Payment by Credit Card Only. Book directly through Owner, Pam Pringle
Inquire about extended stay rates.
Exit Cleaning Fees: $150-200 depending on # of guests

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Study Room
  • Ducted Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Printer
  • Baby Gate
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master on Main
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest on Main
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2nd Master Upstairs
  • Three 'ensuite baths are custom tiled with rare granite countertops. The Master on the Main Floor features double vanity sinks, warming drawer for towels & slippers and a large glassed in shower. The Upstairs Master features double vanity sinks, jacuzzi tub, and a glassed in shower. The main floor guest bath has a copper sink and glassed in shower. We provide Shampoo, Shower Gels, & initial supply of paper products.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite on Main
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , On Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs Master Suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths - 2 large Master Suites (one on the Main Floor), First Floor Master Suite has a large Queen Aspen Log Bed, Rustic teak dressers, french doors lead to back deck with spectacular view of the valley and mountains. The Upstairs Master has a beautiful King bed, leather chaise & rustic teak dresser, this bedroom also has the spectacular mountain and valley views. The 3rd Bedroom, located on the main floor, has a Queen Bronze Bed with views of the surrounding forest. The 2 Master Suites have DirecTVs. All the bedrooms have large closets, distressed hickory wood floors, beautiful linens, lots of pillows, local artwork, & private baths.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
All the comforts of home have been thought of. If you are a cook, the gourmet kitchen is well stocked with pots & pans, serving dishes, etc. If you want to eat out, there are many great restaurants nearby. Or pack a picnic, we've provided a picnic basket and cooler. Grocery is approx. 2.7 miles. You may want to pick up groceries and never leave the house. A calming, quiet and relaxing home. Large Screened In Porch with Fireplace has dining table & chairs, rocker, & settee. Large Open Back Deck has teak/wrought iron seating and rockers to sit & enjoy the ever changing views of the mountains. We've furnished locally made Hiking/Walking Sticks and a book of actvity suggestions that will keep you busy for days & weeks. This is an upscale home with Rustic Elegance, it is best suited for adults (teen children). View our other listing, Homeaway #179200 if you have more than 6 guests. Daily Maid & Chef Services available upon request.

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