OVER THE RIVER & THRU THE WOODS LUXURY COTTAGE, OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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OVER THE RIVER & THRU THE WOODS LUXURY COTTAGE, OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

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3 Bedrooms + Lower Level Guest/Entertainment Suite

'The Cottage' is a fabulous getaway. Indoor and Outdoor wood burning Fireplaces (wood provided). Beautiful setting with spring fed natural stream trickling alongside. True comfort and relaxation!

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.

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.

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). ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME. We are particular and it shows. Meticulous housekeeping!

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.

Close to all activities but in a quiet, peaceful 2.5 wooded acre setting. Paved road to paved drive.

Come hike, bike, fish, raft, visit waterfalls, hunt for antiques, take a scenic drive, shop, attend festivals. It's all here.

Our location is close to all our mountain activities but away from noisy tourism. 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).

Note: MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS A TOTAL OF 8 (adults & children) no exceptions. Not suitable for toddler aged children due to loft and open staircase. No large family reunion groups, weddings, parties, etc.

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.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed

Pam Pringle, Owner/Agent

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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/Agent purchased this house in 2008

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.

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. We've provided blankets for snuggling by the fire, skewers for 'smores, lots of seating.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Over the River & thru the Woods Luxury Cottage, Outdoor Fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
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Over the River & thru the Woods Luxury Cottage, Outdoor Fireplace
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
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Thanksgiving in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
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 !!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Amazing

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
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Awesome

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Our stay at the Cottage was awesome. We were able to go hiking and some sight seeing in between rain showers. Our son was home from the Army (getting ready to deploy to Afganistan) and so this was a special time for our family. The Cottage was PERFECT and we created some wonderful family memories.
Thank you so much for your attention to detail in creating such a wonderful, cozy home to enjoy the beautiful mountains that God created.
We hope to return again. God Bless!
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October in the Mountains

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our week here with dear friends has been beyond perfect. Four couples have been spending every October in the Mountains of North Carolina for nearly thirty years. We take turns finding the perfect spot. Everyone agrees that this house/location is the best yet - by far! We've had beautiful weather and have hiked nearly every place on your favorites list. Pickens Nose is our all time favorite! We're all cooks so we much appreciated the quality and quantity of this amazing kitchen.

Detailed trail information is much appreciated and your nice yard man came and blew off the deck twice since we've been here! Many thanks!
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GA/FLA Motorcycle Friends

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our group of motorcycle friends - from Georgia and FLA found your place to be a wonderful spot to share good times after riding the Blue Ridge and surrounding areas.

We all enjoyed the house as well as the wonderful setting with the delightful stream.

The fireplace on the porch was favorite gathering spot in the cool evening. We appreciated everything you supplied. We followed your recommendation for dinner at Café Rel and it was AMAZING. We will recommend your place to others!
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Map

Cullasaja Falls
Dry Falls
Rufus Morgan Falls, Franklin NC
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
Cherokee, NC
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Historic Downtown Franklin, NC
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.)

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Availability & Rates

Franklin House Rental Rates

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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

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes MINIMUM STAY HOLIDAY WEEK EXCEPTIONS: Easter (4 nights) Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day (7 nights), Peak Leaf Season 10/4-11/10 (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
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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:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Living Room ...
  • 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
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
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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