VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS FROM THIS LUXURY TIMBER FRAME JUST OUTSIDE FRANKLIN

Margaret D'Onofrio

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS FROM THIS LUXURY TIMBER FRAME JUST OUTSIDE FRANKLIN

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4 Bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, sleeps 10, 4 decks, outstanding views from every room

This upscale, custom built, luxury home sits on approx. 5 very private acres at approximately 3,000 feet. New high end furnishings indoor and out, designer linens, wheelchair accessible with two bedrooms and en suite bathrooms on the first floor; two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms on the second floor. Amazing views from every room and each of the 4 decks. 2 outdoor eating decks for breakfast on east-facing deck and cocktails and dinner on west facing deck. Hot tub on lower north deck and sleeping swing on upper north deck to enjoy incredible long range mountain views. Barbecue grill on east deck. Very well equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new Italian tableware, pots etc. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and TVs. Laundry room with new high efficiency steam washer and steam dryer. Reading nook, Internet, terrific cell reception and large screen Sony TVs. See video below or at: http://www.buttercuphaven.com. Please note that Buttercup Haven is ideal for adult parties and not ideal for young children or groups of children. Please specify the age of any minors in your party when making inquiries.

Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Margaret D'Onofrio

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I fell in love with this property because of its unique location, the beauty and tranquility of the outdoors and the magnificent views from every room. The post and beam home has been built with amazing care and attention to detail. Since I purchased it in late 2012, it has new furnishings throughout and updated landscaping and new seating in all outdoor areas. Come see for yourself why Buttercup Haven is a special place.

Newly equipped with high end furnishings, including designer linens and mattresses from Italy. Incredible views, privacy on almost 5 acres, Wheelchair accessible. Private and very quiet, yet minutes to downtown Franklin. Sleeps 10 comfortably. Porte cochiere to drive up to the front entrance. Local and long distance (U.S.) unlimited calls. Snug TV room with board games and separate bathroom, with direct access to outdoors. Reading nook. Incredible views from every room and four decks. Please note that Buttercup Haven is not suitable for families with young children.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Views, views, views from this luxury timber frame just outside Franklin
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Views, views, views from this luxury timber frame just outside Franklin
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first family vacation in the mountains and knew Buttercup Haven was the perfect place as soon as we arrived. The house and the views are spectacular. Plenty of space for everyone to gather together or to 'get away' for some quiet reading or napping. The house is beautifully decorated, equipped and maintained inside and out. The owner has thought of everything to make anyone's stay memorable. The surrounding areas are great for exploring, sightseeing and shopping as well.
What more can I say-It was the perfect place to stay!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Judy. I'm pleased to hear that Buttercup Haven was the perfect place for your first family gathering in the mountains and I hope it's one of many. Buttercup Haven is my family's special place in the mountains too. Please come back. We'd love to have you. Margaret
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Beautiful and peaceful w/ great views!

  • 5 of 5
This property was just as it was listed, we had a great time in a great home! The owner was very helpful and provided us with everything we needed, everything was clean and well taken care of. There was plenty to do for all ages. We went zip lining at Highlands Ariel Park, white water rafting at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, visiting the local mines and mining our own gems, hiking, visiting the waterfalls, seeing a show at the local Performing Arts Center, and just enjoying the lovely view from the porches. We relaxed in the hot tub every night as well as took a walk around the area. We enjoyed all the restaurants we went to. Our favorite had to be Mulligans, they had great burgers! I hope to stay here again and highly recommend it to any one looking for a great getaway.
Kimberly - NJ
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kimberly - thanks for your wonderful review. So glad to hear that everyone enjoyed their time at Buttercup Haven and all that Franklin has to offer. You certainly packed a lot into your visit! I also appreciate the food recommendation which I'll add to the new Homeaway app as a guest favorite. Please do come back. We'd love to have you!
Margaret
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Memphis
5

Beautiful house...beautiful view...everything we needed

  • 5 of 5
This house has everything you could ask for! The views are stunning...the house is beautifully designed and decorated. We had several experienced cooks and there wasn't a utensil, appliance, serving dish, etc., etc., etc. we needed that wasn't available. We're looking forward to finding another date when we can make another trip. Thanks for sharing this lovely space!!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robin - many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with others who are considering Buttercup Haven. I enjoy entertaining during my stays at Buttercup Haven, so a well equipped kitchen was important for my guests as well as my own needs. It's very rewarding to know that these amenities are appreciated. Thanks too for highlighting the other aspects of your stay that you enjoyed. I look forward to having you back when you can make it. Margaret.
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Views, views, views from this luxury timber frame just outside Franklin
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Lovely well-equipped house with comfy beds & views

Lovely well-equipped house with comfy beds & views
  • 5 of 5
The house was beautiful and very well-equipped with lots of good common space. The kitchen was wonderfully equipped with the expectation that one might want to cook - whether it be a cookie sheet, roasting pan, or measuring spoons, they were all available. Having spices and cookbooks was very nice.

The gas fireplace and hot-tub are both quite nice. The furniture is comfortable to sit on - I was particularly fond of the outside lounge. The beds were all comfortable (firm for the upstairs two queen beds) and there are palatial closets - even including hangers. There were a lot of light switches, but all of them were carefully labeled.

We didn't spend enough time just relaxing on the porches or inside playing games, but it was truly wonderful to be able to relax and cook and have the kids able to wander around.

We had an 18-month old who was very good with stairs; our other kids (7 and 5) enjoyed the porch swing bed and going for a walk. We also did "gemstone" mining at Rose Creek, which was fun.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback and five star review Alia. I love to cook and entertain when staying at Buttercup Haven. It's great to know the kitchen amenities are also appreciated by guests. The gemstone mines are always a hit with children and it sounds as though your party had fun there too. Thank you for choosing Buttercup Haven for your stay.
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Oviedo Florida
5

Top of the Mountain Luxury with Amazing Views!!

  • 5 of 5
Where do I start? There are so many positive things to say about Buttercup Haven!! First, Margaret the owner had excellent communication with me both before and during our stay. She sends you the most detailed instructions that even include color illustrations on how everything works in the cabin. And when you arrive be prepared to be impressed by one of the most beautiful cabins that I have ever seen. The cabin is the only one on the top of the mountain and you have amazing almost 360 degree views of close and distant mountains. Once you go inside you will be impressed by the large greatroom and kitchen and the vaulted ceilings with large heavy timber beams that rival a luxurious ski lodge I stayed at in Colorado. The large comfortable bedrooms are all nicely decorated and have their own private bathrooms. This cabin has large decks all around the cabin that provide a variety of views depending on the time of day. And out the back was my favorite deck with the sunken hot tub that provided a great place to have a nice glass of wine and relax from the daily adventures. My wife fell in love with the kitchen that was equipped with any utensil that you could think of. This cabin is also located close to most of the wonderful sights that people come to North Carolina to visit. We went on several hikes to various waterfalls in the area, we also went to the Cherokee Casino and to the Highlands. Everything we did was within an hour drive or less. I could go on forever!! I guess to sum it up would be there is no way you would be disappointed with anything at Buttercup Haven!!
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share what you liked about Buttercup Haven Jim. You answered some questions I am asked about the proximity of other homes (it's very private) and yet not remote. Amenities are a short drive away and guests seem to find lots to do in every season. I very much appreciate your feedback and the five star rating of my home. Margaret
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5

Can you say “PERFECTION”!

  • 5 of 5
Margaret has considered every detail to make our stay in her stunning mountain home the absolute BEST Thanksgiving our family has ever experienced. The moment you step through the front door you are awestruck by soaring timber-beamed ceilings, the incredible center staircase flanked on each side by beautifully decorated bedrooms each with their own private baths. All the linens for bedrooms and baths were of the finest quality. We never went out to eat because it was such a joy to cook in the well equipped (better than my own) state-of-the-art kitchen which opens to the immense but warm family room with it’s two story stone fireplace and plenty of comfy seating for all nine of us. The house is perched on 5 acres atop the mountain allowing us to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets with the 360 degree view from inside and out. Since we cooked all our meals there were frequent trips to a very nice grocery store just 10 minutes away. We drove the 30 minute trip to the quaint town of Highlands through the beautiful Nantahala Forest stopping several times to experience the rushing streams and unbelievable water falls. Even if there were nothing to do in the area it wouldn’t matter. Buttercup Haven is truly a haven… such an amazing home in an amazing setting. Thank you Margaret for sharing your “little piece of heaven”.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deborah - thank you for sharing what you liked most about Buttercup Haven. So glad you found the home a great place to eat in and entertain. I hope you'll come back and enjoy a different season as each one is unique in what it has to offer. Thanks for your review. It's much appreciated. Margaret
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Availability & Rates

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Franklin Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer 2014
May 4 2014 - Sep 20 2014
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,303
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 21 2014 - Nov 21 2014
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,328
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
December 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,303
 
 
Holidays 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 5 2015 - May 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,498
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,498
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes Buttercup Haven is available for a minimum of 4 nights throughout the year and a minimum of 7 nights during the holidays (July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas).
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Amenities

Amenities

Franklin Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Floor Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual Vanity with white porcelain sinks; heated floors.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Dual vanity with copper sinks, heated floors.
    Second Floor Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Vanity with single sink; heated floors.
    Bathroom 5 - Lower Level - toilet , shower , White porcelain vanity.
    Powder Room - toilet , Large carved granite sink with tree base.
    First Floor Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom for second bedroom; heated floors
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , En suite bathroom and private deck
    First Floor Second Bedroom - 1 queen , En suite bathroom
    Second Floor Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , En suite bathroom, walk in closet & large screen TV
    Second Floor Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , En suite bathroom with walk in shower
  • All bedrooms include designer linens and mattresses imported from Italy. Bathroom towels are supplied, but please bring your own towels for the hot tub and outdoor water activities.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games
  • Game Room ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • whitewater rafting
  • tennis
Notes:
Whole house generator. Two Adirondack chairs in upper garden; two woven wicker chairs on first floor north facing deck. Second floor sleeping deck with swing bed and seating cushions.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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