|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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. If you are a multi-family group, our VRBO property #582823 is right next door.
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) $85 per night
Weekly Rate $500 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:
*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
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 - see VRBO property #582823. My brother built the house here and lived in it until 2011.
We were in the area to visit family and this house was the same cost as a hotel room but we had so much more space and could bring the dogs. Very nice place--great location and a wonderful yard for the kids and dogs. The house was very clean. The neighbors seemed friendly too saying hi when we drove up and reassuring us that their dog was friendly. They had toys for the kids which was a bonus we hadn't expected. In addition, they laid out muffin mix, some basic condiments, and hot chocolate for us to use! Such a nice bonus and very thoughtful. We would certainly stay there again. Another unexpected bonus was how little they needed us to do to settle in or leave. The beds were made already and when we left we did the dishes and started to strip the beds, etc. but they didn't "require" it. Super easy place and way better than a hotel!!!
Great getaway with all the amenities. Very Convenient to all points of interest from Atlanta to Asheville.
Easy access, no mountains to climb.
The house was beautiful and very comfortable; made it very easy to feel "at home". The house has a washer in dryer, which was nice to be able to wash your clothes before you went home. The house had everything we needed, even a muffin mix we were able to cook because we arrived early with a 2 year old and were unable to go to the store right way. We will be staying here again.
The house was perfect for my wife, daughter ,grandson and our dog Freckles. We arrived late in the evening and found the house to be very comfortable and ready for a good nights sleep. We were able to rest and relax while there and saw a deer with two fawns in the back yard. This is a great place if you want to stay in the Franklin, NC area. Will definitely stay there again when our plans include Franklin, NC.
The owner is very pleasant to work with and she accommodated us in every way possible. The place was clean and quiet. We had a great stay and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an inexpensive stay. The kitchen has everything you would need to make meals and even provided some mixes for muffins. The location is convenient to Franklin and we highly recommend the Thai Paradise restaurant on 441 close to the turn off for this house.
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!
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, waterfalls 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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
|Notes||Additional $100 deposit required for pets is refundable if no damage or excessive cleaning.|