AWARD WINNING LUXURY HOME MOUNTAIN VIEWS & OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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. 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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 - 4 nights

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Award Winning Luxury Home Mountain Views & Outdoor Fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
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Award Winning Luxury Home Mountain Views & Outdoor Fireplace
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Excellent Rental

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Award Winning Luxury Home Mountain Views & Outdoor Fireplace
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Attention to Detail

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Award Winning Luxury Home Mountain Views & Outdoor Fireplace
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3rd Visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
So enjoyed our visit (our 3rd)! It's always a sad day on departure. Each time we visit we've brought someone new and they too were amazed at the beautify, details and condition of your "rental". Our friends couldn't believe you've had it on the rental market and its in such immaculate shape. Our friends can't wait to schedule their trip.

Walking through the door feels like being wrapped in a warm throw and warming by the fire. Thank you for the heartfelt appreciation of your home.

Love & prayers
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Thank you for sharing

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We arrived at the Pond House to be greeted by a flourish of butterflies and a warm hospitable welcome.

The house is amazing and impeccably furnished from the gorgeous rustic furniture, ambient lighting to the fancy flatware that made us smile. Every need and whim was anticipated and appreciated. Serene evenings were spent enjoying the incredible mountain views, and of course the WI-FI for our son so he could check his class schedule and compare with his friends.

We could have lounged indefinitely in the beautiful accommodations but ventured out to the waterfalls (Dry Falls was awesome), found several gem quality stones at Cherokee Mines, visited the museums and local shops and pigged out at Café Rel (crab bisque), The Hungry Bear (cheesesteaks), and the Cajun Connection (gator & key lime pie).

Thank you so much for sharing your "gem" of a home and a cherished family vacation.

P.S. Planning to come back for a fall anniversary.
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First Visit to Western NC

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We loved our week at the Pond House! This was our first visit to Western NC and we have been enchanted by the beauty and peacefulness of this place.

The house is gorgeous and so comfortable and relaxing. We appreciated all the attention to detail and great information provided. We have been fly fishing, hiking and exploring all around this area and still have so much to do.

Will definitely return to this wonderful place. Many thanks!
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Dry Falls
Cullasaja Falls
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Historic Downtown Franklin, NC
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, Franklin NC
Bridal Veil Falls
Whiteside Mountain
Cliffside Lake
Wayah Bald Rd
Cherokee, NC
Biltmore House
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

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
JANUARY-APRIL
Jan 6 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$200
2 nights
 
 
MAY - DECEMBER
May 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
$295
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes MINIMUM STAY HOLIDAY EXCEPTIONS: Easter (4 nights) Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day (7 nights), Peak Leaf Season Oct. 4th -November10th (7 nights), Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's (inquire 7-10 nights)
Payment by Credit Card Only. For Security Purposes 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

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.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Printer
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Study Room
  • Ducted Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Golf ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • playground
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
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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