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Over the River & thru the Woods - Luxury Cabin Style Home + Outdoor Fireplace

Pam Pringle, Owner

Member since: 2008
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Over the River & thru the Woods - Luxury Cabin Style Home + Outdoor Fireplace

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Franklin House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Lower Level Guest/Entertainment Suite, Sleeps 8

'The Cottage is a fabulous getaway. This timber framed home is custom built by the owners and features a rustic elegant style - all the comforts of home have been thought of. It sits in the woods on a 2.5 acre lot with a small natural spring fed stream trickling alongside. Indoor and Outdoor wood burning Fireplaces (wood provided). True comfort and relaxation!

Come hike or take a scenic drive to our area's many waterfalls, fish, raft, kayak, hunt for antiques, shop, go gem mining, attend festivals. It's all here! Our location is close to all our mountain activities but away from noisy tourism. So much to do or simply get away and relax. Paved Road to Pave Drive so great for motorcylists too!

While the home sleeps 8 privately because of the multi-levels, it is not a large home so it also works for just a couple wanting a romantic escape. It's a warm and comfortable home. Decor is not the usual rental type but rather features leather and upholstered furnishings, comfy mattresses & pillows, wool rugs, local artwork and beautiful décor (owner is a decorator). We are particular and it shows.

Note: MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS A TOTAL OF 8 (adults & children) no exceptions. Not suitable for children under the age of 5 due to loft and open staircase. We do not allow large family reunion groups, weddings, parties, etc.

Our renters tell us we've thought of everything... from walking sticks to wood for the fireplace and blankets to snuggle on cooler evenings by the fire. The gourmet kitchen is well equipped to cook (saving money on eating out). There's even a crockpot & popcorn popper, and think s'mores on the fire. Wireless Internet & DirecTV.

Get away and pamper yourself at the same time. Nothing finer than to come back after a nice hike or day exploring our beautiful area, put on comfy clothes, build a fire, grab a beverage of choice, and relax on the incredible timber framed deck.

Experience all Western NC has to offer from our comfortable home.

This home allows each couple or family privacy. Your comfort is more important to us than just taking a reservation. Bedrooms: a master on the main floor with a slate open shower, upstairs are two more bedrooms with private baths. The finished lower level is one large room with two twins & sofa, tv, table, & bath. Great as a guest suite for one couple or to separate the children from the adults. (*See details below for specific layout details).

Waterfalls Abound: You can spend weeks getting to them all. Beautiful falls within just a few miles of the house. Our activities Book will keep you busy for days, weeks or months!

Share the Expense of Vacation: Bring along another couple or two, or family and share expenses. Less than the cost of hotel rooms. Hotel rooms shared with your children can be stressful, and eating out every meal gets expensive, you'll save by being able to eat in and pack a picnic.

Layout Detail: Timber Framed Home with beautiful exposed beams. The main floor is one large room - living area, dining & open kitchen. There is a Master Bedroom with en suite bath off the kitchen area. a powder room is off the entry/foyer. The ceiling in the main living area is vaulted to the second floor and there is an open staircase that leads to the second floor bedrooms. You can look over the railings into the living area below. The two bedrooms upstairs are private (not lofts) each with an en suite bath. The basement/lower level is finished and works great for children as it becomes 'their' space with TV, bathroom, table & chairs, DVD, 2 twins and a sofa. The stairway leading to the lower level is enclosed and the entire lower level is carpeted. The rest of the house features wood floors.

View our video on line for a more detailed image of the house.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pam Pringle, Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Pam Pringle, Owner

We built the Cottage in 2008. We love Franklin NC, Franklin's convenient location allows you to tour around and enjoy all Western NC has to offer.

Pam Pringle, Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why Pam Pringle, Owner chose Franklin

This area is quiet and peaceful with large lots so you don't have nearby noisy neighbors. Away from tourism, but close enough to experience it all.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful timber framed home with rustic elegant decor. We try to think of every detail to make you feel right at home upon arrival. Just bring your pj's! The covered porch with outdoor fireplace will be where you spend all your time, listening to the trickling stream, 2.5 acres. We've provided blankets for snuggling by the fire, skewers for 'smores, lots of seating.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time here at the Cottage. We did so many fun things like going gem mining, Ziplining in Highlands, horseback riding at the Dillard House and just walking around the town of Highlands. Not to mention the beautiful waterfalls, my personal favorite was Dry Falls.

The house had all amenities needed and provided a nice and cozy place to spend the nights and mornings. We are so grateful for the little treat basket you gave us.
Aug 2013
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Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Over the River & thru the Woods - Luxury Cabin Style Home + Outdoor Fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
Tallahassee, Florida

Thanksgiving in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

Thanksgiving 2008 .... The chill was in the air, but when family gets together and snuggle around either the indoor fireplace or the outdoor fireplace, the warmth generated by both the fire and the reminscing of family times past brings a coziness and comfort that warms not only the body, but the soul ..

The incredible attention to comfort details were unsurpassed .. Impeccably clean, with all of our needs given the utmost attention .. State of the art kitchen and bathrooms ... All we needed to bring was our clothes and some food..The scenery breathtaking .. our wish was the owners command ... they bent over backwards to accomodate our family of 10 ( ages 11 months to 60 yrs) during this special time ... Rooms large enough and interesting decor that gave us not only space for the family to congegrate, but also gave us individual space for "quiet time"

A stone's throw from entertainment and restaurants... yet privacy at the utmost.. To hike to the top of the mountain gave us a glimpse of Heaven .. Watching the fog roll up from the valley was breathtaking .. There was something for all ages to experience that created memories that will be close to us for a long, long,time to come.. This place is excellent for a family get together, or a romantic get-a-way for couples of all ages..

The only minor inconvenience was having to take our trash to the local landfill ( but it was on the way to the local Bi-Low grocery store) .. The owners treated us in such a way that we felt they were caring for our comfort as if we were their best friends ..

If you can't tell that we enjoyed ourselves so much that we plan on returning at a later date, you haven't been paying attention to this review !!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are interested in our guests and try to go above and beyond to make sure their visit is memorable, comfortable, and relaxing. We have the best housekeepers and do our utmost to keep everything in working order. And, yes, as Paul states, since this is a mountain community, we cannot have trash cans outside and do ask our guests if they have more than a bag or two to run their garbage down to the nearby trash/recycling facility. This is normally necessary for larger groups who stay more than a few days.


  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property. This is a first-class home and very well taken care of. The setting is beautiful and the home is so comfortable. The owners attention to detail in stocking the kitchen, bedrooms, baths, and even the porches is above and beyond what most homes offer. The home is very clean!

The owners spent a great deal of time putting books together with different activities in and around all the surrounding areas. We stay in this home at least a couple times each year and every year we are happy we did.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We love that so many of our guests return several times a year, each and every year.

5 Star Accommodations in Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

When we've stayed in the mountains, we've usually given up some of the comforts of home in return for the beauty and tranquility of the location. Not this time. The home is excellent. Beautifully furnished, spacious and comfortable. Great layout. Plenty of room for fun and games. Huge basement is a great hangout and sleeps 4 easily. Everything is high quality and well thought out. Didn't miss a thing. The lot is equally great. Very large and well maintained, with a creek running through it and plenty of spots to explore. The location is very central. Visited Asheville, Gatlinburg, Highlands, Waynesville and Bryson City all within 30 to 90 minutes away and the drives aren't too shabby either; amazing scenery. Not to mention a very quaint downtown Franklin within 10 minutes. Needless to say, it's worth much consideration if looking for a top notch mountain getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a terrific review, thanks for taking the time to submit it. Makes me so happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves. And, it's a wonderful review for potential renters to know how great our central location is to all the popular Western NC areas. Come back again soon!
Windermere, FL

Our 20th Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I have been travelling to the N.C. Mountains for the past 6 years primarily with our local morotcycle group and had fallen in love with the area. Wanted to get my wife to experience it as well so we booked The Cottage as it looked to be about perfect in everyway, at least from the online experience. Well it completely exceeded those expectations and The Cottage was absolutely fantastic. Pam and Tony saw to everything you could possibly want or need. The accomodations were first rate, clean and the decor of The Cottage was impeccable. Every little extra had been thought of from wine openrs to firewood starters. We were also looking for Real Estate in the area and actually just bought a lot in the same subdivision. I think we might even enlist Pam to assist us in designing and decorating our home. Gurantee you cant go wrong with a stay at The Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. I try hard to think of everything our guests might need in order to make their visit a comfortable and relaxing escape. Looking forward to being neighbors. I'm happy to help in any way.
Orlando Florida

Winter at Franklin

  • 5 of 5

The best cabin that I have ever stayed at. This cabin exceeded all of my expectations. I would stay here again if I go back to Franklin. The heater broke and it was fixed the same day GREAT JOB

I have stayed at many VRBO and this by far is the most upscale and the CLEANEST

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and review. Thanks to our wonderful heating & air contractor we were back in operation quickly. Our guests really appreciate our prompt response and everyone mentions how clean the house is. We pay attention to detail and it shows. The best housekeepers around!
Charlotte, NC

A 3 generation family gathering

  • 5 of 5

An excellent rental house with every detail thoughtfully provided. Very clean and a kitchen with all you need to prepare meals.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Cullasaja Falls
Dry Falls
Rufus Morgan Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Whiteside Mountain
Glen Falls Cottage Minutes from Downtown Highlands
Glen Falls
Cliffside Lake
Wayah Bald Rd
Pickens Nose
Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Historic Downtown Franklin
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 Cottage 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 Cottage.

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: Western North Carolina has so much to offer. Excellent Hiking (easy hikes and Appalachian Trail hiking). Fishing, either fly fishing or lake/stream fishing is great in our area. We'll hook you up with guides if you like. Restaurants in our area from fast food to gourmet. Grocery is less than 3 miles from the house. Antiquing is a favorite shopping activity in our area and we have many local owned shops. We're located along the Waterfall Byway. You can drive or hike to gorgeous waterfall vistas. We're known for our white water rafting, or take a slow tube float down the river. Our area is also famous and featured on the Travel Channel for Gem Mining. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a wonderful drive and great way to cool off in the summer months. A picnic on the Parkway is the best! Access to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is in nearby Bryson City. Come see the elk, or take a train ride. Skiing and snow tubing in winter months is about 40 min. from house. So much to do!

Golf: 2 Public Golf Courses in Franklin, and several more in nearby communities

Ski: Skiing available in nearby Cataloochee (40 min.)


Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th week
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Oct 10 2015 - Nov 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, Supply, Ins. $290 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes Leaf Season 4 night minimum stay
July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's 7 night minimum stay
Inquire about extended stay rates.
We provide Damage Protection Insurance in lieu of Cash Security Deposit (cost is included in additional fees)

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath w/ large walk-in Tiled Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs King Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Queen Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder Room, Main Floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Located on Lower Ent. Area
  • 4-1/2 Baths - Three full en suite bathrooms. Master Bathroom on main floor is quite unique and features a large walk-in slate doorless shower, double vanity copper sinks and full wall of built-in cabinetry. Two other bathrooms are located upstairs off each bedroom. The King Suite Bathroom features a tub/shower combination, pedestal sink, built in cabinetry and walk-in closet. The Queen Bedroom Suite bath features a tiled glassed in shower, and pedestal sink. The Power Room on the main level features a very unique hand crafted beam with granite sink. The lower level Guest Suite/Entertainment Area bath features a glassed in shower and pedestal sink and adjacent walk-in closet. Linens, shampoo, shower gels & paper products provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master on Main - 1 king , King Master on Main Floor
    Upstairs Guest - 1 king , King Upstairs Bedroom
    Upstairs Guest - 1 queen , Queen Upstairs Bedroom
    Lower Guest/Ent. - 2 twin/ single , Twins
  • 4 Bedrooms, 4-1/2 Baths - Master Bedroom Suite on Main Floor with King Iron/Wood Bed, Built-in Cabinetry, Walk-In closet, private bath. 2 Bedrooms on second level, one King Iron/Wood Bed, private bath and the other bedroom features one Queen 4 Poster Bed, and private bath . The Lower Level Guest Suite/Entertainment room is one large room with 2 Aspen log twin beds, and L-shaped sofa, TV, copper top table & 4 chairs & private bath. This area is great for a private guest suite or to accommodate children. Children love to hide out down here or it makes a wonderful private roomy suite for a couple. All Bedrooms have DirecTVs, comfy beds & great linens
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Outdoor Wood Burning Stacked Stone Fireplace on Timber Framed Back Porch overlooking a natural spring fed stream in a natural wooded setting. Life's stresses will melt away. Gourmet fully equipped kitchen, upscale furnishings & decor, comfy mattresses, lower level keeps kids occupied. DirecTV Satellite with Music Channels, Wireless Internet, Cell Phone Service. Quiet, private mountain community, easy access, 2.7 miles from grocery. You won't wish for a thing. We've thought of it all and paid attention to the details. A great home to reconnect with family & friends. MOTORCYCLING - Visit our website for more information about the incredible rides nearby, Tail of the Dragon, Deals Gap, Cullasaja Gorge Scenic Drive. Base your trip from The Cottage! PAVED ROAD, PAVED DRIVE. Walking/Hiking Sticks, elaborate book of activities to keep you busy for days & weeks. Daily Maid & Chef Services available for an extra charge.

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