STUNNING LOG HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE NANTAHALA NATIONAL FOREST

Carlana Hoffman

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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STUNNING LOG HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE NANTAHALA NATIONAL FOREST

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4 BR, Plus Sleeper Sofa in Loft, 3.5 BA, sleeps 8-10

A beautiful log home located at 4000’ elevation in the gated community of Rainbow Falls, an abundance of wildlife, nature flowers and a breathtaking view of the beautiful mountains of the Nantahala National Forest in Western North Carolina. Our home is located within 2 miles of Appalachian Trail. Common area with 2 acres of walking trails to the falls. 'It's not just a community... it's a lifestyle.'

Inside the Home the warmth of the log walls and the high vaulted ceiling create an immediate sense of peace and comfort. Nearly 3,800 sq. ft., the Home feels just right. Small enough to be cozy, but big enough for everyone. It's the perfect spot for celebrating a quiet anniversary or hosting a family celebration.

After a fun-filled day you'll love hanging out on the wrap-around porch. Rockers invite you to savor the lingering warmth of the sun as you enjoy a cool drink, recount the day's adventures with friends and family, and watch the sun set over the mtns.

The home is located in a rural mountain community. After a fun-filled day you'll love hanging out on the Cabin's wrap-around porch where you will spend your time listening to the natural stream meandering through the woods. Log rockers invite you to savor the lingering warmth of the sun as you enjoy a cool drink, recount the day's adventures with friends and family, and watch the sun set over the mountains.

Come for a visit & make new memories!

River rafting, Viewing, Trout Fishing, Cooking Out and basic Romantic Relaxation. The Franklin and the Smokey Mountain area provide many places to visit and lots to do like Antiquing, Gem Mining, rafting/canoeing/kayaking/tubing the Little Tennessee and other local rivers, site seeing and scenery appreciation. Don’t forget to visit Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, only a short drive over the mountain. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Maggie Valley, Ashville home of the Biltmore Estates are all just an hour or two away.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Carlana Hoffman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Carlana Hoffman

We have a busy life and live in Florida. We chose to build our vacation home in Franklin because of its location, mountain beauty, friendly people, great shops, wonderful restaurants and year-round activities. We have four children who love to hike and go whitewater rafting. Also, being able to get away from life stresses and just relax, take scenic drives and the great local festivals were an added bonus. It's a great and peaceful life!

Carlana Hoffman purchased this house in 2008

Why Carlana Hoffman chose Franklin

A wonderful place to get away from it all. Have drinks on the front deck as you watch the sun set over the mountains. Leave the city behind and enjoy being close to nature and many fun activities. Go golfing, antique hunting, go carting, or gem mining in Franklin. Take a drive to the train station in Dillsboro, Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, or to the many beautiful waterfalls in the surrounding area.

Other neighboring communities are close by such as Highlands, Cashiers, Murphy, Bryson City, Dillsboro, Sylva, Cherokee & Asheville.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Carlana,

We just got back from our week in your wonderful home. Talk about getting away from it all! We loved it. Most of

the folks we talked to said there weren't a lot of tourists during the Winter. That really surprises me. Loved the feel

of the mountain air at night and enjoyed the sites.

We are thinking about using our other week in July to try the summer functions as well.

You have an amazing home and my kids really enjoyed the TRUE family time we had even

without texting capabilities!!!

We got plenty of firewood at Ingles (even got an advantage card!) and stocked up.

Left quite a few things in the fridge that I figured your cleaning people might like.

(Lots of beer, soda and non perishable items) I hope that was ok.

Thanks again for sharing your lovely home. The decorations, the window treatments,

just amazing.

All the best...
Jan 2012
  • 1 of 37
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Stunning Log Home with Spectacular View of the Nantahala National Forest
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
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Stunning Log Home with Spectacular View of the Nantahala National Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233346
+1 850 508-4445
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
This is a truly lovely home decorated in very good taste. It is very roomy and cozy. The place was clean when we arrived, and stocked with firewood, which was very useful since we were greeted with a snowfall when there. It was a very nice place to come home to after a day out in Asheville, the Smokey Mountains, Highlands waterfalls, or a hike in the nearby Nantahala National Forest. The owner was very helpful in recommending places to go visit, since this was our first visit to the area. We will definitely come back, but would prefer the summer months when it's not so cold and when there are more kids-friendly activities available.
I would highly recommend this home! It's a tremendous value.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Log Home with Spectacular View of the Nantahala National Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233346
+1 850 508-4445
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Knoxville
5

Beautiful Home - Marvelous Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful family vacation at this property. The house is quite large and comfortable - large living spaces where we could all get together for meals and games, and private rooms on 3 levels if we needed to get away from the crowd. The house was very clean and tidy. The beds were comfortable. The cabinets and refrigerator were well stocked. Many cable TV channels and the WiFi worked well. Lot of games in the basement. The house is a nice, private location in a gated community, but we were close to hiking trails and nearby Franklin. Carlana was very friendly and easy to work with - wish we could have stayed longer.

We all agreed that this was a great deal and we would certainly rent this house again.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Stunning Log Home with Spectacular View of the Nantahala National Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233346
+1 850 508-4445
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Better than Expected!

  • 5 of 5
I recently booked this cabin in Franklin, NC as part of a guys weekend/whitewater rafting trip. Upon walking into the cabin our expectations were exceeded immediately. Very clean, rustic-looking yet comfortable, beautiful views, and plenty of space for everyone. The pictures really don’t do this place justice. When a group of men are taking photos to send to their wives, you know it has got to be good. After a long, cold day rafting the Chattooga, it was perfect to come home to a nice warm cabin with a roaring fire in the fireplace.

I spoke with the owner about this property before booking. She returned my emails/questions promptly and was always very courteous. She charged exactly what she said that she would and returned the entire security deposit once she verified that we left the property in good condition. The cabin was not booked the day before our arrival so she allowed us to check-in early. Additionally, since there was not a booking after us, she allowed us to check-out late if we needed. Unfortunately we had quite a drive from/to Ohio so we didn't get to utilize this, but it was still very considerate for her to allow us that if needed. She was a pleasure to deal with and I wouldn't hesitate to rent this cabin from her again.

For the price, this cabin delivered more than was expected! Well done!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Stunning Log Home with Spectacular View of the Nantahala National Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233346
+1 850 508-4445
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Lake Park, Ga
5

Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5
My family has come to the Smokey Mountains for 13 years now. The Hoffman's cabin is the most exceptional home we've visited yet. The condition of the home was pristine. We love to cook and the owners have taken special care to provide top of the line cookware and a fully equipped kitchen. The children loved playing in the fully finished basement and in the snow on the lovely porches. Every movie channel imaginable was available on tv. The tankless hot water system provided endless hot water. The view was breathtaking. The road to the cabin was manageable without 4-wheel drive. The cabin was secluded, but still a very short drive to Franklin. The photos do not do the cabin justice. Carlana was very accommodating and left up the Christmas decorations (which were spectacular!), provided firewood, and even left a personalized note to welcome us to the cabin. We are already planning our trip back. If you even think you'd like to vacation here, call the Hoffman's, you won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Stunning Log Home with Spectacular View of the Nantahala National Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233346
+1 850 508-4445
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Birmingham, AL
4

beautiful cabin/poor experience

  • 4 of 5
Our family (6 adults and 2 children) visited this cabin the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. After very thorough research, we felt like this property would be a great fit. And we were not disappointed by the cabin- lots of room, nicely decorated, comfortable bedding/furnishing, quiet "neighborhood", etc. We enjoyed the outdoor firepit, 15 min drive into Franklin for lunch at Cash's Smokehouse (excellent BBQ), making use of the fireplace each evening, etc. It was a great time for our family to come together and enjoy a relaxing weekend.

HOWEVER, we had a very poor experience dealing with Carlana (owner) at the end of our stay. Upon booking the reservation, we were informed that late checkout would be possible due to no other guests arriving for several days. Our family made plans with this in mind and on the last day of our stay, was preparing to drive over to Highlands and spend part of the day there before returning to the cabin, packing and heading home. Around mid-day we received a call from the individual in charge of cleaning the cabin, inquiring about the time of our departure. We were told that other guests would be arriving by early afternoon and she needed to begin cleaning asap. We felt there must be some confusion and called Carlana. Keep in mind, we understood that late checkout was an added "bonus" and if new guests were arriving, we would honor their time and try to vacate the cabin as quickly as possible (however, with 8 ppl, including twin babies, the logistics were fairly complicated). I voiced this to Carlana, in a very diplomatic way, but expressed our disappointment/frustration in the lack of notification of the change of plans. She was VERY terse, stating that it was a last minute reservation, and that she forgot we had been told we could stay late. Carlana barely offered an insincere apology and I was taken aback by her abruptness. I voiced that I hoped this would not happen to other guests in the future and the conversation ended by Carlana hanging up on me. This was rather surprising, considering that I am generally a laid back person. It seemed to be a very poor and unprofessional way to handle an understandable oversight.

Again, we enjoyed the cabin and the chances of someone else having a similar incident are slim. But our overall experience will definitely be marred by how Carlana chose to respond to her understandable mistake.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
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Stunning Log Home with Spectacular View of the Nantahala National Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233346
+1 850 508-4445
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Morgantown, WV
5

Spectacular Property!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, four small children and I stayed at this beautiful home mid-October to take the children gemstone mining and stay in the Smoky Mountain area. This is our first experience with vrbo and it was better than expected. The owner went above and beyond to respond quickly to all questions within a very short time frame and was both helpful and reliable.
We found the home to be in excellent condition both inside and out. My first thought upon arrival was that the decor resembled a model home, as it is charming and appears professionally decorated.
The view is breathtaking from the main living space (a wall of windows) as well as from the porch and outdoor firepit area. It felt as if we were in a treehouse as we looked out over a multitude of trees with fall foliage. The beds are very comfortable, which is rare to find in a vacation home from my experience, and the kitchen is fully stocked with every amenity that anyone could need. There are also two living spaces for family time with a wood burning fireplace in each.
Traveling with four children, we enjoyed the options of multiple sleeping areas, several bathrooms, multiple tvs, foosball table, and a large dining area that this house provides. We ate in several times and would recommend Fat Buddies for any bbq fans (particularly good bbq chicken). The owner also provides a pack and play as well as a highchair for younger guests.
The gemstone mining was a hit with the children (ages 2,4,6, and 9). We would definitely return to Rose Creek Mine as they were very child friendly while still providing a native soil experience.
We are so thankful that the owners have decided to share their home as it provided for one of the best family vacations that we have ever taken!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Franklin's convenient location to major cities make it a favorite just two and a half hours from Atlanta, Georgia and one and a half hours from Asheville, North Carolina, our home has convenient access yet feels like another world. Other cities nearby include Murphy, Highlands, Cashiers, Dillsboro, & Sylva, all within about 45 minutes to an hour.

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing

Golf: Public Golf Courses in Franklin & Highlands, NC

Ski: Ski: Maggie Valley is approximately 1 hour away and Gatlinburg is approximately 2 hours away.

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Availability & Rates

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Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall
May 1 2014 - Nov 18 2014
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2014 - Dec 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
Off Peak
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 10.75%
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Amenities

Amenities

Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Security System
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Filtered Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master, Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower and Tub Master Bath w/ large walk-in Tiled Shower, Upstairs Master Bedroom Bathroom 2 and 3 - Toilet, Shower, Main Floor Master Bedroom and Quest Bedroom Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Powder Room, Main Floor Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower, Located on Lower Ent. Area --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master, Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master, Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Guest, Main Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Guest, Lower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft, Upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, 3-1/2 Baths, Plus Loft, sleeps maximum of 10, Queen 4 Poster Bed Master Upstairs - Queen 4 Poster Bed, Direct TV Master on Main - Queen 4 Poster Bed, Direct TV Main Floor Guest - 1 Full 4 Poster Bed Lower Guest - 1 Queen Loft Upstairs- Sleeper Sofa Built in Summer of 2008, upscale furnishings, new mattresses & linens.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Foosball
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • waterfalls
  • forests
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • golf
  • whitewater rafting
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Laundry Room in Basement: Washer, Dryer, Sink, Ironing Board and Iron Mini Refrigerator in Basement Linens Provided Wood Fireplace (2) One in Living Room and Basement Outdoor Fire Pit
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