|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge - More than just a vacation rental! Like a blending of a vacation rental and a bed & breakfast, The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge is a beautifully appointed mountainside home, where you are not just renters, you are guests! Our Guest House sits perfectly perched on 23 acres of private mountainside property next door to our main home with majestic views and woodland contentment in lush Iotla Valley, Franklin, North Carolina.
The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge is actually TWO HOMES IN ONE with a two bedroom unit upstairs and one downstairs in a lovely studio unit, making this ideal for families who travel together and share or large families with older children who like their privacy. The units are separate, but both are always rented out as one for your comfort and enjoyment. Our lovely Guest House features three spacious, comfortable bedrooms - the upstairs unit features one with a king size bed and one with a queen and a full and the downstairs unit features one with a queen. There's a full bath upstairs and a full en suite bath downstairs. The living room is in the main area upstairs and has a gas 'wood-stove styled' fireplace to create the perfect ambiance. Everything you need for a home cooked meal is at your disposal in TWO fully stocked kitchens. Our Guest House also features two laundry rooms! Wake each morning to a beautiful sunrise and enjoy your coffee on the enclosed porch while the birds serenade you! Take a walk on the property and enjoy the woods and breathe the fresh mountain air!
The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge is conveniently located! Just minutes from the Macon County Airport (no, there is no noise. It's only small privately owned planes and barely any traffic :) ), 10 minutes to downtown Franklin, 45 minutes to Highlands, 45 minutes to Bryson City, and Cherokee and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We are only a few miles from great gem mining, zip lining, tubing and white water rafting. There are many fabulous trails in the area as well, including the Appalachian Trail and the Bartram Trail. If antiquing and crafts are your thing, that's here, too. For motorcycle enthusiasts, the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap is just in the next county. If you are looking for something a little more metropolitan, Asheville is only an hour and a half away. There is so much to do in the area that you'll have a hard time deciding!
The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge has captured our hearts! We love it here so much that we want to share it with others! That's why we've opened our Guest House to you! We live next door to The Guest House in the main house on the property, but we are committed to your privacy and peaceful vacation. We take pride in our property and are responsive to any of our guests' needs. We enjoy providing great perks for all our guests like a batch of our award winning signature cookies, TWO bottles of wine and even a breakfast casserole for your first morning in the fridge. Since we are local, we can deal with our guests directly, but unless you need us we will leave you to enjoy yourselves. Most of our guests never see us and the ones that do have asked us to come over and say hello! We want you to feel that this is Your Home Away from Home in the Smokies, not just a place to sleep!
We invite you to come, be our guest and share in the beauty of the mountains with us!
For more photos and information please visit our website: theguesthouseatdogwoodridge com
Providing a unique vacation rental experience is my goal. I want you to feel as if a friend has invited you to stay! You are guests, not renters and my hospitality reflects that. We pride ourselves in making The Guest House truly a home away from home and our service sets us apart! All our guests receive a complimentary breakfast casserole for their first morning in the fridge along with juice and coffee, a batch of our signature cookies - Black & White Macaroons and two bottles of wine. We live next door to our rental in the main house on the property, but we are committed to your privacy and peaceful vacation. We take pride in our property and are responsive to any of our guests' needs. Since we are local, we can deal with our guests directly, but unless you need us we will leave you to enjoy yourselves. We want you to feel that this is your home away from home. We invite you to come, be our guest and share in the beauty of the mountains with us!
Stephanie Sainz purchased this house in 2010
The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge was founded in 2011 after we moved to our favorite vacation destination, Franklin, NC in the Smoky Mountains. With a guest house next door, we decided to get into the hospitality business and provide a wonderful vacation experience! The 12 mile views of the surrounding mountains and green, rolling pastures of Iotla Valley make The Guest House a great mountain getaway!
The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge is just a beautiful place to be! From the 7/10 of a mile drive through the woods, to the abundance of birds and plants,to the flowering dogwoods, to the spectacular view - it's an easy place to love!
"Comfortable, Well-appointed Guest House in a Fantastic Location"
My husband and I had a wonderful anniversary trip staying in the charming Guest House in Franklin, NC. We found the house so comfortable, and the trip so relaxing, that we didn't want to leave! Stephanie, the gracious hostess, provided delicious homemade macaroons and a breakfast casserole, along with wine, o.j., half & half, and fresh flowers. These personal touches made us feel right at home, and you won't find these amenities at many other places! We've stayed in several wonderful homes but none that provided so many little extras as The Guest House. The king bed was extremely comfortable (and the sheets amazingly soft!), as was the living room sofa- I found myself wishing I had such comfy furniture at our house, but I suppose I wouldn't get much work done if we did. :) I really loved the way the house was decorated- comfy mountain-style furnishings with a touch of mid-century modern. It seemed a perfect match. We took advantage of the wonderful gas fireplace every day of our week! The gazebo was a great outdoor amenity- I spent one blissful afternoon lying in the hammock with a book and watching the chickens "free-ranging" on the hillside. I wish I had done more of that! There is so much to see and do in the area, though, if you enjoy driving curvy mountain roads, breathtaking scenery (gorges, waterfalls, amazing views), antiquing & checking out local arts & crafts, visiting unique mountain towns, eating amazing food, and trying out new things (gem mining!). We hope to return to The Guest House again soon!
The pictures don't do justice to this beautiful mountain "home away from home." From the moment we arrived, my family enjoyed every minute spent at this wonderful place. Music was playing, candles were burning, and fresh flowers greeted us. We were really impressed with the cleanliness, roominess, and comfort of both the upstairs and downstairs accommodations. Stephanie had prepared a scrumptious breakfast casserole for our first morning so we didn't have to rush out to round up food. Also on hand were orange juice and delicious cookies. (Plus two bottles of wine!) A washer and dryer, with supplies, gave us the benefit of not having to get back home with a suitcase full of dirty laundry. The two main tv's kept our guys happy and I managed to watch a bit of tv on my own in the master bedroom. We also made good use of the dvd's and games provided. There are so many perks provided that I can't begin to list them all. The views from the gazebo and screened in porch are gorgeous. Flowers and greenery abound; we saw plenty of birds at the feeders.
The location is close to Franklin, where there is plenty to see and do. Other towns with activities are only a few miles further. We took a day trip to Gatlinburg; went antiquing in Dillard, and found some great flea market buys in Clayton. It was pleasant to be busy in the day and come back to sit on the porch relaxing with a book or playing games. There is wifi and cell service, how great is that!!
Stephanie visited us once early on to make sure all was well, instructed us to call her if we needed her, then left us to ourselves. A most excellent hostess!
I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and relatives.
Great find for us. Great location, Friendly and helpful host . Just right for our weekend get away. We will return soon and tell our friends of this treasure.
Our stay at the guest house at Dogwood Ridge was wonderful! After reading about the house and looking at the photos, I looked at all the reviews! Wow! I thought! But now I know, they are SO TRUE! I can't wait to stay again! Book your stay and enjoy all the extras!
We stayed here for several weeks while house hunting. This home was better than expected and the charming owners were absolutely wonderful. We were greeted with macaroon cookies, a breakfast strata, wine and freshly cut flowers from the property. The soothing music and pine scented candles were a nice touch as well. The views from the screened in porch were breathtaking-especially the sunrises and sunsets! The Proprietor, Stephanie, set out a basket that contained menus from area restaurants and much needed information about the area. She was extremely helpful and was quite a concierge during our stay. We appreciated Stephanie's recommendations and she was invaluable with our relocation. We felt "at home" instantly and were grateful she was immediately available. Stephanie maintained our privacy and the property was as described. It was clean, well-maintained, and we loved having so many places to wander outdoors. We had plenty of room for guests and they enjoyed the property also. The amenities were incredible and we were sad to leave. It was convenient to downtown Franklin, yet secluded making it the perfect place for us to stay. Whether you are staying a few days or a few months, we HIGHLY recommend staying here.
Franklin N.C is known for its gold mining, well, we found our diamond in the rough when we chose "The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge" to be our base to explore the many wonders of western N.C.
What a gorgous setting, nestled high atop the mountain, with views of all the splendors of nature. What a view to wake up to every morning. Had coffee on the porch every morning before we headed out.
We were able to take long walks on the property and to rest afterwards in the gazebo.
The house itself was tastefully decorated with all the comforts home. We can't
say enough about the hospitality. We arrived to soothing music, 2 bottles of wine,candles burning, fresh flowers, breakfast casserole (ready to heat)also everything needed for the next morning and delicious cookies.
The House is conveniently located. So we enjoyed all Franklin and nearby towns had to offer.
We are taking our family to greet the New Year in this beautiful home and maybe some snow will enhance our visit. We can't wait to return to this paradise.
Mike & Joyce Weeki Wachee, Fl
We were looking for a place to relax with a great view and we definitely found it at the Guest House. The view was beautiful with the changing colors of the leaves. It was so peaceful and quiet! We were truly able to get some R&R which was so needed. The town of Franklin was cute and we enjoyed the pizza place and Amish deli. We took a drive to Bryson city which was a pretty drive with very windy roads. We also took a drive to the Highlands which was awesome with the water falls along the road. The Whistle Stop Antique store was such a nice store and very big; definitely worth the trip.
The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge is located in gorgeous Iotla Valley, Franklin, NC. It's hard to go wrong in this area of Macon County! There are mountain views, lush farmlands and fabulous gem mining all right here in this historic area of Franklin!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Notes||Rates are all-inclusive - cleaning fee and taxes are included in rental rate. Refundable Damage Deposit extra.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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