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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Margaret D'Onofrio

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

Franklin Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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 (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012

Why Margaret D'Onofrio chose Franklin

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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.

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

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Views, views, views from this luxury timber frame just outside Franklin
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 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

Everything we had hoped for and more...

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved our stay at Buttercup Haven. The home was exactly as described, but as always the pictures don't do it justice. The views were breath taking and the interior was full of surprises.

All the directions were easy to follow and the property was immaculate when we arrived. In fact, after a 14 hour drive, getting settled and cooking our first meal in the well appointed kitchen was a breeze.

I would definitely recommend this house if you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy all the offerings of Western NC. We chose Franklin because it seemed to be a perfect central location for all the activities we wanted to do for our getaway. There was so much to do within 45 minutes. Unfortunately our 7 night stay didn't seem long enough.

We are a family of 4, with two kids 9 & 12 yrs old. Here are some of the places we recommend visiting (all less than an hour drive); Highlands Aerial Park for ziplining, Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) for white water rafting, Tsali Recreational Area for mountain biking, Franklin Area visiting the various gem mines, a scenic drive to Highlands (stopping at all the waterfalls), picking up one of the many books at Buttercup Haven and visiting some other local waterfalls. And lastly, spend a day or two just sitting around the house, if time allows.

Our only regret is that we didn't have more time back at Buttercup Haven, spoiling ourselves.

ps. Don't forget to soak in the hot tub at night. Star gazing was great!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that Buttercup Haven exceeded your expectations Stephanie. Thanks for the great suggestions for what to see and do in and around the Franklin area. We'd love to have you back.
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Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Buttercup Haven is truly a haven!

  • 5 of 5
Buttercup Haven is aptly named, it is truly a private haven surrounded by beautiful landscaping with stunning unobstructed mountain views. Attention to detail earns this listing a solid five stars, from the interior design work & well crafted construction to the luxurious linens and hot tub. The details are just too long to list! Additionally the location is good as there are so many things to do in and around Franklin. We enjoyed hiking up Whiteside mountain, walked under Dry Falls, visited Biltmore Estate and enjoyed upscale dining at Posana Cafe (100% gluten free) in Asheville. (for the gluten free travelers the local health food store & grocery store in Franklin have essentials) Of all that we did on our vacation, the highlight was relaxing on Buttercup's deck in the morning, drinking a cup of coffee and taking in the peaceful majestic views.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your wonderful review Kelly. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It sounds as though you were able to enjoy the local sights, as well as taking the recommended trip to Asheville and Biltmore House. I appreciate the heads up on where to find gluten free groceries too. I'll be sure to add this information for the benefit of future guests. We hope you'll be back!
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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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Views, views, views from this luxury timber frame just outside Franklin
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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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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
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • 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
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • 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:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
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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