COMFORTABLE AND WELCOMING HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

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Rilla Hughart

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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COMFORTABLE AND WELCOMING HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

This is a new rental available May 1, 2012 and is a great place to spend a week or a season in a peaceful neighborhood. It is easily accessible from Highway 441.

It is recently furnished and offered as a vacation rental. The house sits at the top of a hill with a grill and patio table for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. There is a fenced in yard in the front that is accessible from the front door of the property.

The house has a split bedroom plan with a king bed in the master bedroom with an adjoining master bath. The 2nd bedroom has a double bed and the 3rd bedroom has one twin bed. These two bedrooms share a full second bath. The kitchen is fully equipped and all linens are provided.

We allow 2 pets for a visit - either small dogs or cats.

Nightly Rate (minimum 3 nights) $80 per night

Weekly Rate $475 per week

Monthly Rate available - please call

There is no telephone but the cell service is excellent.

Franklin offers a relaxed lifestyle...no big city lights here. However, there are some great attractions like the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, The Fun Factory, ruby and sapphire mines, Nantahala National Forest which offers hiking, canoeing and whitewater rafting, trout fishing, waterfalls and scenic drives

The town of Highlands is up a winding mountain stretch of Highway 64 (don't take your RV or camper) and offers unique shopping and dining.

Great Smoky Mountains Railway is only 40 minutes away and offers a beautiful scenic ride

The town of Cherokee is only 40 minutes away and is home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The stirring outdoor drama 'Unto These Hills' plays during summer months and tells the story of the Cherokees and the infamous Trail of Tears.

Asheville is only a 2 hour drive and is the home of The Biltmore House - George Vanderbilt's summer mansion built in the 1890s.

Directions to the house from East, North or West:

*Interstate 40

*Exit 27 - Highway 23 South

*Exit 81 - Highway 23/441 South

*Clayton/Atlanta exit (no #) - Highway 23/441 South

*From top of exit, approximately 2.8 miles to right turn on Belle Dowdle road

*.6 of mile to 700 Belle Dowdle Road on left

Directions from South:

*Follow 441 North into North Carolina

*Approximately 9 miles after entering NC, left turn on Belle Dowdle Road

*.6 of mile to 700 Belle Dowdle Road on left

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Rilla Hughart

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I grew up in Franklin and still have lots of family in the area. My husband and I come often and sometimes bring our traveling cats with us.

Rilla Hughart purchased this house in 2008

The property sits on 4 1/2 acres of land inherited from my grandparents whose home is just next door. My childhood home is the neighbor down the road. My brother built the house here and lived in it until 2011.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

Comfortable and Welcoming Home Away from Home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Comfortable and Welcoming Home Away from Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407986vb
828-553-1046
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Thanksgiving Delight

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We arrived in a dusting of snow, a perfect greeting to me. Everything was warm and toasty inside, personal touches everywhere to make it a home away from home definitely! There were no problems, we found it easily, got in easily, had NO problems the entire time. After all day traveling around exploring the area, it was a wonderful peaceful place to arrive each night. We prepared all breakfast and most evening meals there. If I could have found a home like it in my searching, I would have bought it on sight. The owner made everything easy, and was always available to respond either via email or the phone with questions before and during our stay. I can't wait to return in the spring. LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT. P.S. Franklin and its people were warm and welcoming also!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! So glad you had a wonderful visit...hope your trip in the spring brings you success in finding a place of your own!
business
Comfortable and Welcoming Home Away from Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407986vb
828-553-1046
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
It was a great place to stay. The place was well maintained, beds were in great condition, and it was comfortable. It truely did feel like home away from home. We really enjoy our stay. Thanks for being a great unpresent hostess with all the goodies you had available for us!!! =)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Comfortable and Welcoming Home Away from Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407986vb
828-553-1046
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

More Than Just A House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
This was more then a house to us. It was "Home." We enjoyed our stay here (my two sisters, my husband, and myself). It is very clean, comfortable, and has lots of amenities. We will definitely use it again. Thank you so much.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Comfortable and Welcoming Home Away from Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407986vb
828-553-1046
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
United States
5

Christmas with my Son and Grandchildren

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
We worked with the owner to schedule a very late arrival for Christmas 2012 and left Jan 1 2013. The place was clean, the yard well maintained and the beds really comfortable. It was great having a full kitchen, washer and dryer and two bathrooms! The kids (3) had plenty of room to run and play and we were close to the North Carolina Mountains. It was a long ride to the Smokey Mountains but we made the trip a couple of times.

If I were to have anything negative to say about this rental it would be that there was only 1 TV. My husband and son wanted to watch football, the kids something else.

All in All we had a wonderful time and plan to return many times in the future!

If you select this home to rent for a week or several months, you won't be disappointed!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Comfortable and Welcoming Home Away from Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407986vb
828-553-1046
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Thomasville, GA
5

Great place; easy access

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We had a great stay. The property was well maintained and very clean. Super helpful owner who responded to all of our questions very quickly. Located outside of town in very quiet neighborhood but close enough to town if you wanted to grab a quick bite to eat or shop. Photos of house and yard is exactly as shown in the ad. Loved watching the family of rabbits in the field next to the house and had fun watching all of the birds at the feeders. Great for seniors as I took my parents and they had no problem with the few steps getting in to the house (the house is all one level with no inside stairs). We highly recommend Fatz Cafe to eat at.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Franklin is known for an abundance of Ruby mines where you can try your luck at finding the 'big' one. The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts is only about 3 miles away and features some great acts. Just next door to it is The Fun Factory with lots of games, go-carts and other amusements for children and adults. The downtown area is small but has some great shops including one that features crafts made in NC. There are beautiful mountains and scenic drives. A 40 minute drive will also bring you to a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. A drive of about the same time will bring you to the reservation for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Here you can see a wonderful outdoor drama about the infamous Trail of Tears called 'Unto These Hills'. The Oconaluftee Indian Village is also in Cherokee and shows much about their history and crafts.

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Availability & Rates

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Pet Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes Additional $100 deposit required for pets is refundable if no damage or excessive cleaning.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath with double sinks, walk in closet.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with Master Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • hunting
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • freshwater fishing
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