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Afforable Luxury in the mountains

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Looking for that family get away or reunion? Want to just pack your clothes and go? Then have we got the place for you. Fully-equipped kitchens, fully furnished, and ready for you to enjoy.

Located just outside of Franklin, North Carolina in the middle of the Smoky Mountains. Nestled on 60 undisturbed acres in Cowee Valley, you may encounter a few deer as well as lots of other wildlife. Its a place where you can enjoy the great outdoors, a warm cozy fire, a relaxing day on the porch, and a good nights rest.

Keywords: Log Cabin Home

More Details

Carl Bates
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Carl Bates

We have been in the vacation Cabin rental business since 2002 providing large 5-7 bedroom units perfect for extended family and multi-family vacations.

Carl Bates purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Carl Bates chose Franklin

This large home has all the conveniences of home. And maybe a few more, like a hot tub, pool table, swing set and a foosball table.

What makes this cabin unique

We are on-site owners. Ever been to a vacation rental where the owner lives in another State and you've encountered a problem? Not at Bates Cabins. Should something not work, if you need additional supplies, or something as simple as figuring out how the TV remote is supposed to work, we live here on the premises and can take care of it immediately for you. No having to call the owner in another State and trying to figure it out over the phone. We make ourselves available 24/7 for any situation that might arise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family-15 of us-just spent a week in

Cabin "A" at Bates Cabins for our son's

wedding. Everything was beyond perfect!

We hosted the rehearsal dinner on the

big deck for 70 people. Hung white

lights,rented tables, had fire in fire

pit-it looked absolutely "magical"!

Everyone was very impressed! Carl Bates

and his son Keith were very helpful and

accommodating. Even just "relaxing" in

the cabin or on the deck was perfect. Of

course, everyone loved the hot

tub!Plenty of beds and room to move-

absolutely breathtaking views. People

have posted their pictures on fb of our

gorgeous "cabin". It was very easy to

get to and parking was not a problem. We

highly recommend this or any of the

other Bates cabins (family members also

stayed in other cabins). Cash's

smokehouse catered th reh dinner-brisket

was excellent!!
Oct 2012
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Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (5), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Central Air & Heat, Satellite TV's, Playpen, High Chair, Child Safety Gates


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Afforable Luxury in the mountains
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 14 reviews

Secluded Luxury

  • 5 of 5

Indeed a Secluded Luxury Property. We had a great time. I will definitely recommend this to my friends and family. Thanks to the Bates Family.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful home.

  • 4 of 5

Only complaint we have is the location. Otherwise a beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family reunion including multiple generations and ages from the 80's to 6 months. The house was comfortable, large enough to give everyone private space when needed and great gathering space to all be together. We cooked all our meals there and the kitchen was fully stocked with all the essential cookware, utensils, etc. for that. We went up to Almond to rent pontoon boats and Carl's suggestion for the route to get there proved to be a beautiful drive. Our day on the lake tubing and swimming was fabulous. There are multiple hikes close by and even the three year old managed to get to the waterfall. There is a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. Lots of good memories were made! The only problem with our stay there was that it was too short.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stoneville NC

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had 15 people stay in cabin A. There was plenty of room as well as privacy for everyone. It was wonderful! The house was furnished with everything you could ever ask for, plenty on linen and games for children and adults. The directions that Carl gave were excellent, we had no trouble finding the cabin. We would definitely stay there again. I would highly recommend Bates Cabins. The driveway was a little steep, but we had no problem with small cars and large suv's. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

We had a lovely family re...

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family reunion 2 summers ago. I still rave about the cabin and tell everyone considering the North Carolina area seriously consider staying in one of your cabins! EVERYTHING you could want or need has been carefully thought out by the Bates family. The cabin was TOP NOTCH, the area beautiful and peaceful, but with plenty to do and see close at hand. The many waterfalls in the area are something you won't want to miss! The gem mining was fun. There were deer and hummingbirds everywhere. We had a really wonderful time. I have stayed at other places, but NONE compared with this amazing cabin. If you are considering staying in the area, DO NOT HESITATE staying here!!

Lisa and family

West Palm Beach, Florida

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2006
  • Stayed: March 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leesburg, Florida

Over the past 30 years we...

  • 5 of 5

Over the past 30 years we have stayed in many vacation cottages. This is by far the most enjoyable of them all. What a great place for children. Mr. Bates is the perfect host and we will visit him again. He helped us celebrate my mother and father's 70th anniversary. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2005
  • Stayed: June 2005
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Mill Creek Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Smoky Mountain Railway
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
NC Highway 28
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Many restaurants
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Little Tennessee River
Nearest Point of Interest
Cherokee Ruby Mine
Nearest Point of Interest
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Harrah's Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

White Water Rafting, Motorcycling, Gem mining, Harrah's Casino


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $350

Damage deposit is not required up front if you are paying with a credit card. We simply hold the number in case there is any damage.

25% required to hold the reservation with the balance being due 2 weeks before your intended arrival. For last minute reservations that are within the next 30 days we require full payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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