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

Margaret D'Onofrio

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Margaret D'Onofrio

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
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VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS FROM THIS LUXURY TIMBER FRAME JUST OUTSIDE FRANKLIN

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

Overview

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:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Margaret D'Onofrio (Property Manager)
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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Views, views, views from this luxury timber frame just outside Franklin
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5

Loved our stay!!!

  • 5 of 5
In the nine years our group of 8 has been renting a NC mountain house this may be the best one yet.
The owner was very invested in our having an exceptional stay. She was very attentive to all our needs.

The house is oriented North/South with porches on the East/West sides so the guests can enjoy the gorgeous sunrise and sunset views. The porches and the views were the best. The layout of the house was great and was big enough to provided spaces for quiet time from the group.

Virtually all needed household supplies for the kitchen, baths and laundry are provided. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. The bedroom and bath linens and towels were high quality ….. There is a wonderful seating area in the living area with generous seating for 8 or more. It was nice to have a game table, for games and puzzles in the room also. The gas fireplace was easy to light and operate.

We would like to recommend Lands End Marina on Lake Nantahala for boat rentals. We rented a pontoon boat for the afternoon and the lake was beautiful.

. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back soon. Thank you Margaret.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann - thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am touched by your feedback and delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. I also appreciate the boat rental recommendation which we'll add to the "things to do" section of the Buttercup Haven website. Please do come back. I'd love to have you.

Margaret
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FAMILY CELEBRATION

  • 5 of 5
Our recent stay at Buttercup Haven was absolutely wonderful!! Everything was exactly as described and more!! The home is gorgeous and the view is breathtaking!! We arrived with a warm welcome of fall decor of pumpkins and mums, manicured landscaping, clean & beautiful home, and a gorgeous view!! The details in this home are well-thought-out! There was a bathroom for each of the beautifully decorated & clean bedrooms, kitchen is fantastic, lots of seating, and comfort throughout. Thank You, Margaret, for making our stay more than we could hope for! :-)
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Buttercup Haven for your family celebration. I'm so glad you appreciated the Fall decoration and exterior landscaping as well as the interior preparation of the home for your visit. I am very fortunate to have a great crew to help me ensure the home looks immaculate. It's a perfect time of year to enjoy Buttercup Haven and it sounds as though you did! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. It's much appreciated.

Margaret.
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5

Buttercup Haven is a Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
Pulling into the driveway, we admired the landscaping which lead us to the welcoming front porch. The interior and exterior design of this home are spectacular. From the decor, architecture, lofty beamed ceiling and ambient lighting. It's warm and inviting throughout, full of light and spectacular views from every angle. The first thing we did was take a nap on the large sleeping swing, so peaceful and relaxing. Then on to the amazing wrap around porch to take in the view and soak up the sun on the beautiful outdoor furniture. We enjoyed gathering around the fireplace leisurely all day on the many comfortable seating areas in the living room. All of our meals in the gourmet kitchen were great, as we needed for nothing in terms of high end everything. Margaret had also provided every spice that I may have needed. We enjoyed the large, rustic dining table to not only eat, but to have a fun game night and work on puzzles. After relaxing on the "Million Dollar View" porch, we would end the day with a soak in the wonderful hot tub. All of us slept peacefully in serene bedrooms with luxurious bedding, the pillows are to die for! Each bathroom was clean and large enough for a couple to move freely throughout. There is a large laundry room with a view, which was supplied with everything needed to wash our clothes before leaving. Margaret had covered every aspect of the home prior to our arrival, yet she is readily available to speak with if necessary and very pleasant. Before leaving, we each gave a word describing our visit. They were: Beautiful, Exquisite, Amazing, Awesome, Fantabulous, Heavenly and Relaxing. We cannot wait to make more memories at this fabulous retreat.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback Kristi ( ...and your two attempts to share this). I especially loved receiving your "family selfie" from the entry to Buttercup Haven upon your departure. You've captured the magic of Buttercup Haven in ways that it's hard to express through the Homeaway/VRBO descriptions and I think that other travelers will appreciate your feedback too. We hope to see you back soon. Warmly, Margaret
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Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our recent stay at Buttercup Haven was perfect!! The home is beautiful and landscaping is breathtaking. Margaret has left not one detail out planning this home for others to enjoy. The four of us each had our own bed and bath and what wonderful accommodations!! The home was very clean and well taken care of. The kitchen is so well planed and has very high end appliances and everything one would need and more. This home exceeded our expectations and will most likely be the best ever in our trips to the beautiful NC mountains.Thank you Margaret..
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your feedback Ginger. I've hosted my own girls getaway at Buttercup Haven so appreciate hearing that it worked out well for your group too. I'm also grateful for your feedback on the amenities. With my wonderful cleaning and landscaping teams, we are making ongoing upgrades to ensure our guests are comfortable and able to relax and enjoy the surroundings without wanting for anything. Please come back when you can. I'd love to have you. Margaret
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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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Buttercup Haven is truly a haven!

  • 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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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Franklin Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
 
 
Spring/Summer 2015
May 5 2015 - Sep 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,303
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 21 2015 - Nov 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,328
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
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

Franklin Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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.

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