'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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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.
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.
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.)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
JANUARY - APRIL
Jan 6 2014 - Apr 30 2014
May 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|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
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Exit Cleaning Fees: $150-200 depending on # of guests
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.