Franklin House Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Two Kitchens, Sleeps 8
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
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Stephanie Sainz
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
Why Stephanie Sainz chose Franklin
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!
What makes this house unique
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!
Guestbook comments from the owner
"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!