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Best Value Luxury Log Home with the Best Smoky Mountain Views

Lorin Miles

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lorin Miles

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015
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Best Value Luxury Log Home with the Best Smoky Mountain Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Franklin Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Log Home, Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Thanks for considering our wonderful home!

Click on the video tab to see our new video tour of the main level!

We feel the best way to choose a rental home is to read previous guest reviews. Please see our 36 FIVE- STAR reviews from previous guests on this site!!!...just click on the 'Reviews' button above here on the menu bar. We do not think you can find a finer vacation experience in the Franklin/Bryson City/Highlands area!

Our reservation calendar is maintained and up to date. PLEASE REFER TO IT PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR REQUEST to verify our availability. The calendar button is conveniently located above the house picture.

THIS HOME RENTS AS A 2/2, OR A 3/3. (TWO DIFFERENT PRICE STRUCTURES). ADDING THE LARGE KING SUITE WITH KITCHENETTE ADDS $75.00 PER NIGHT TO THE BASE RATE OF $165 per night. GREAT FOR PARTIES OF 6 OR MORE, OR WHEN MORE PRIVACY IS NEEDED. THIS ROOM STAYS VACANT AND LOCKED OFF IF NOT ADDED IN TO YOUR RENTAL. THIS SPACE IS DELUXE AND HAS IT'S OWN PRIVATE DECK, BATHROOM AND TV AREA.

After a beautiful drive along the Little Tennessee River you arrive upon a small road which climbs gently up to this brand new mountainside log home. As you exit your car and walk towards the front door your breath is taken away by incredible panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains. You walk out on to the 38 foot tall main deck and realize you are experiencing one of the best mountain views in North Carolina. Once inside, you find that the inside is a beautiful as the views outside. Decorated in a blend of modern and rustic decor this home is the perfect place for couples and families to truly get away from it all. A log home unlike any other in the area.... A truly unique property!! BE SURE TO READ OUR PREVIOUS GUESTS COMMENTS BY CLICKING ON THE REVIEWS TAB!

Come see the Smoky Mountains from this spectacular home! The absolute perfect secluded all season getaway....our little 'RITZ CARLTON' in the mountains....!

Gem Mining,Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Fishing, Waterfalls, Wildlife Photography and Hiking opportunities SURROUND this one of a kind, upscale log home. (Home may not be suitable for young children). (No yard or safe place for outdoor play).

Occasional 2 night rentals available. Please inquire. Our available dates are filling up fast!!

Some of the great reasons to visit this wonderful Mountainside Log Home:

The incredible views are unmatched by any other home in this area! Located mountainside in the HIDDEN ACRES development, this home features a 6 person outdoor Jacuzzi with unmatched mountain views! Great location! Situated above the Little Tennessee River and surrounded by National Forest Land near hiking and Appalachian Trail, waterfalls, shopping, gem mining, unlimited river activities and the Smoky Mountain Railway. Home is outfitted with premium furnishings, bedding and linens. Fully equipped modern gourmet kitchen with granite counters and halogen lighting. Modern Malm freestanding wood-burning fireplace for those chilly eves!

This unique log home seems to float among the tree tops, it is 56 feet tall from the ground to the peak of the roof. Finished in authentic Appalachian log home colors and details, this relaxing home is comfortable and private. Centrally located in between Franklin and Bryson City, it's an easy drive to: Asheville, Nantahala, Highlands, Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Murphy and Cherokee.

Keywords: Log Cabin Home, Chalet, Cabin, Mountain Home,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Lorin Miles (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015

About Lorin Miles

Our goal is simple: To provide all of our guests with the best experience possible in our spectacular mountain getaway. We are both successful business owners who know that attention to detail is the key to a memorable vacation. Being outdoors enthusiasts ourselves, we are in a unique position to help our guests plan their outdoor adventures. It is a pleasure for both of us to be able to interact with our guests and help them to plan an unforgettable experience! We strive to maintain our home meticulously and have built in all the comforts of a luxury home. You will find a big difference when comparing our home to others. Simply put, you will not find a better value in the area! Our view is the THE BEST in the lower Smokies! Our furnishings and decor are modern and comfortable. Be sure to read our previous guests comments near the bottom of our site and see why so many people return to our fabulous mountain getaway! Thanks, Lorin & Dawn Miles

Lorin Miles purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Lorin Miles chose Franklin

Being avid outdoors enthusiasts, we could not have picked a better place to build our dream home! It is perfectly located between Franklin, Bryson City and the Nantahala River area. Hiking, rafting, fishing, waterfalls, mountain biking, gem mining, restaurants and great shopping are just a few of the things within minutes of the home. Our home is an easy drive from the Asheville or Atlanta airports and within a 6 hour drive to over 25 large cities! Our location allows you to feel like you are 'away from it all'... yet it is close enough to run in to town if you need anything. Our view is a live, ever changing canvas of National Forest with layers of beautiful mountains!

What makes this chalet unique

One of the main reasons we love our home is the access to the Little Tennessee River. The river flows just a 5 minute walk away from the home! It is one of the most majestic rivers you can find. Our relationship with the Great Smoky Mountain Fish Camp allows us to help you plan your river activities! Just ask when inquiring about our home and we will be glad to put you in touch with them! The home offers absolute tranquility. Fresh coffee and sitting out on the deck listening to the wildlife in the early morning is an unforgettable experience! Watch as the sun lights up the incredible mountain range! This has become a 'guests favorite activity'. We invite you to come and stay with us to see why!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Lorin & Dawn, The giant spectacular view that greets the first time

visitor to your franklin vacation home is absolutely stunning! It is something

that photographs (even good ones like yours) just cannot capture. Despite

this, I persisted in taking pictures from the deck at all times of the day, in

sun, clouds, fog and rain. The look and mood of the mountains is always

changing and always beautiful. During our week here, we traveled hundreds

of miles around North carolina through the national forests and parks. The

best scenery was always the view from your home, waiting right here for us at

the end of the day.



The home is attractively furnished, fully equipped and the interior decorating

is just right. The kitchen is great. The wall of windows brings the mountain

views in to almost every part of the home. I'm even going to miss the bear in

the bathroom, making his offering from the roll between his paws.



Congratulations on what you have achieved here. You were very smart to

realize the potential of this site, and bold enough to commit to a complicated

and undoubtedly expensive home construction. This is a special and

unforgettable place, and Kathy and I are very happy that we had the

opportunity to stay here. Best wishes!
May 2008
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Best Value Luxury Log Home with the Best Smoky Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Tampa,Florida
5

Second time Guests

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have rented this home before and had been so happy, that we wanted to return.The views from the back porch are spectacular and the proximity of the home to all that the region has to offer, is just a short drive away.The owners are an absolute pleasure to work with ..We will definitely be returning !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jack! We are thrilled you chose to return to our little slice of Mountain Heaven! So tough to beat those views anywhere else!
Davie, FL
5

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from Franklin, NC and all we can say, is that our stay was absolutely amazing. If you are wondering if the pictures are real, let me tell you they are. I did a lot of research before choosing this cabin, but we finally decided to stay @ Smoky Mountain Heaven. The views are amazing, we loved having our coffee in the morning outside!! We actually saw snow on Dec 24th @ Smoky Mountains National Park. We had to contact Lorin during our stay and he answered us right away.

The cabin decor is beautiful; the couch is super comfortable. Everything was perfect. If we get to back to North Carolina, we'll be staying here again. Thank you for opening your home.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay! It's always fun to see snow in the Smoky's and happy you chose out home for your vacation! Hope to see you back again!
Jamestown, NC
5

Magnificent Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Lorin and Dawn for sharing with us your piece of heaven in the Smokys. Not only was it clean, comfortable and stocked with all the amenities one would need, but the view are fantastic and unbelievable (you have to be there to believe it). We will be returning and will give high reviews to anyone we know planning a stay in the Smokys.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St. Louis, MO
5

Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this property justice. Vacationed here in early summer with friends, wonderful accommodations, amazing view from the deck. Owners are great to work with, great experience, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great comments on our home! Very glad you enjoyed staying in our little slice of heaven! It is true the pictures are good but they do not do it justice. You have to see to believe! Hope you guys can return some day!
5

Amazing Home for Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The home was amazing. We had a fantastic 2 weeks. My wife and I really appreciated the extreme cleanliness of the house as well as to how great it was stocked. The home is reasonable close to town and from the main highway there is a paved access road all the way (no gravel roads) to the property!

Exceptional feature. The views are spectacular! This is an exceptional home to spend your vacation.

Thanks Lorin & Dawn for sharing your accommodations!

Bob & Pat Jupiter, Fl

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing our favorite place to be in the mountains! Hope to see you both back again soon. :).
Charlotte, NC
5

Beautiful Cabin - Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is amazing. All the comforts of home, plus the most beautiful mountain view we've ever had. We enjoyed watching the sun set from the back deck & relaxing in the hot tub. It is close to both Bryson City & Franklin if you need to run into town for shopping or restaurants. The owners were great to work with and added a lot of nice personal touches to their cabin. The only negative thing was having to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love to hear from our happy guests! Thanks for taking great care of our home and very glad you enjoyed it as much as we do! Lorin & Dawn

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Ashville
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Canoeing, Whitewater Rafting, Waterfall Viewing, Snow Skiing, Cinema, Gem Mining, Harrah's Casino, Smoky Mountain Railway, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Biltmore Mansion & Vineyard

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Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Franklin Chalet Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Cleaning Fee: $100
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Pet fee is $20.00 per night. Two pet limit. Lower Master suite available for $75 per night. Cleaning fee increases to $135 if you include the lower level suite in your rental.
Deposit secures your dates and is due ASAP. Full lodging payment due 30 days in advance. We prefer a personal check but can also process credit cards.
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Amenities

Franklin Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor bathroom with double sinks
    Bathroom 2 loft level - toilet , shower , mater bath on loft level double sinks, large walk in closet.
    Bathroom 3 in optional extra master suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This bathroom is in optional 2nd master suite.
  • All bathrooms have beautiful slate floors and double sinks. Large and spacious!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom with own private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Loft master suite with sitting area and private bath
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle....great of kids! (two twins)
    Bedroom 3 (private suite) - 1 king , 2nd master suite can be added for additional cost.
  • Rental of main portion of home includes 2 bedrooms with 2 queen beds. Day bed is in loft area adjacent to master bedroom and converts to king size bed. Great kids sleeping area! This loft area is around corner from master bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Central Heat & Air, Satellite TV/VCR/DVD/CD Player, Gourmet Kitchen, Coffee Maker, Premium Bedding and Linens provided, Down Pillows & Comforters Available, Outdoor Furniture, NON-SMOKING HOME

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