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3 level cypress log home. Top small mountain, LIttle Tenn River below

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 baths, full game room, spacious, top of small mountain

Beautiful log home nestled in trees overlooking the LIttle Tennessee River. 2 decks overlooking river below and trout pond, beautiful mountain ridge views. Full basement, with kitchen, game room, bedroom, bath. Hot tub on lower deck. Pool table, air hockey, large flat screen tv on wall.Gas grill on lower deck. Main level has gas fireplace, large flat screen tv, , 10 panel windows overlooking River. King bed in master bedroom with jacuzi and separate tile shower. Portrait fireplace over jacuzi tub. Loft has bear log king size bed!! Beautiful home, perfect for just relaxing and enjoying the mountain beauty. Or fun, fun home for family and, shoot pool, cook-out, explore, swim, perfect to let your hair down and have fun.

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More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

About The Owner

We are Ray and Deanie, our primary home is in Lakeland Fl with our children and family. We are high school sweethearts who have bee very blessed and fortunate in our lives. Our 2 children, Travis and Jodi, gave us 4 beautiful amazing grandchildren. We own Gunder's Auto Center, a collision repair shop, in Lakeland with our 2 children. I am semi-retired as I travel to NC and love working the vacation rental business.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2009

Why The Owner chose North Carolina Mountains

We built his home, actually I was the GC, and built this 2nd dream home in 2009. We bought the property as one parcel, and decided to put in the roads and few lots. I love the vacation rental business, and hoping to give our children a place in the mountains after we are gone, we are hanging on to our beautiful river and mountain log homes. We love the mountains!!!! I love this home!!!! It was built with lots of love and passion, designed and decorated with the same, and I hope you too will fall in love with our home and our beloved Smokey Mountains...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a note to thank you again. It was beyond a blessing to spend time with my children, my husband and my mother away from the busy daily schedules back home. we made memories none of us will soon forget.

Your home is beautiful. I have not had a good nights sleep in I don't know when - until this week. I slept like a baby all night, that alone was a blessing.

The deck proved to be our favorite spot in the mornings and at night. We spent hours out there talking, reading, eating, drinking.
Jun 2015
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Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. If you disconnect electronics - you must put back to original. $25 fee assessed if not. 2. Do not leave hot tub cover off if not using.
  • Please pull shades if you are going to be gone all day in summer.
  • Do not smoke in front of doorways on decks.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , guest on main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , loft
    Bathroom 1- Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , xlarge tile and glass shower, jacuzzi, wall fireplace
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , basement
  • Master Bath -seperate jacuzzi, with gas portrait fireplace, tile floors, large tile and glass shower. Dressing closet...beautiful! Guest Bath on Main floor has whirlpool jet tub with shower, tile floors Loft has tile shower only Basement Bath -has standard tub/shower 2 seperate hot water heaters, always have hot water!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , main level
    Loft / Bear Bed - 1 king , loft
    Bedroom 4 - Basement - 1 double , basement
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , extra thick comfy mattress, looks out below river
  • 1.Master Bedroom has king bed with large sreen plazma tv.. 2. Loft has custom handmade log bed, king love it, carved bears in headboard 3. Guest Bedroom, has queen bed, new, very comfortable, tv for movies overlooks the river below. On main level 4. Basement bedroom - lower level, full standard size bed, private, tv for dvds and movies optional futon for sleeping in basement game room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Do not need fishing license to fish in river directly in front of property or our banks...3 max limit in pond..small voltage fence around pond, must replug if you unplug or children or pets..otters will eat our fish..... Ask about hiking trail behind home, small but effective. We are centrally located to all the hot Nantahala Gorge, Fontana Lake and Dam, Cherokee, Asheville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge...all just under or over an hour away!!!!


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3 level cypress log home. Top small mountain, LIttle Tenn River below
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
New Port Richey, Fl.

Beautiful cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin has everything imaginable! Plenty of space for a large family. The owners are wonderful and respond quickly to any questions we had. We enjoyed relaxing in the Jacuzzi on the bottom deck and grilling out during the evening. And don't forget to take advantage of the fire pit out front to make smores for dessert. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are very pleased our home and hospitality met your needs and satisfaction. So glad you enjoyed your stay and had a good time.
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Fantastic cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful restful stay here! Cabin had everything imaginable. The view was amazing:)

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is absolutely one of the most beautiful and relaxing places we have ever stayed. We just didn't want to leave. There are so many fine restaurants available and many points of interest including gemstone mining. Overlooking the river gives a view second to none! We highly recommend it and will go back next March!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you so much. So appreciate you taking the time to give your review. Yes, we're pretty partial to this home. I personally love turning off all sounds - and at night just sitting on the deck and listen to the river flowing, gurgling over the rocks. Franklin does have a lot to offer and they keep adding. Next time - check out the shows at our new amphitheater (outdoor stage and seating) behind the Fun Factory. Fun and romantic! Till March 2016!
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  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? From the first sight of our arrival to the last glance back at our departure, we were thrilled w/the week we had together at this beautiful location. This property has everything on the outside and even more in the inside. We enjoyed everything about this log home, from the furnishings to the views. Everything was beyond our expectations. The coziness of the fireplace to the fun in the game room. Location was very convenient to all the places in the area that we wanted to visit. We were not misled by any description regarding this place. Well maintained, great customer service, decorated to make you feel welcomed and would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives. One of our favorite restaurant was Café Rel in Franklin. We also liked Mi Casa in Franklin. Dry Falls was our favorite Water Fall in Highlands. The day spent at the Biltmore Estates was great. There was just so much......We can not wait til our next return to the top of this mountain!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Thank you again, see you next year.
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  • 5 of 5

I wish we could see Deanie in person to give her a big hug for sharing her beautiful home with us!! It was our daughter's 15 birthday& we needed a place for the 3 of us & 5 of her friends. When some hear 6 teenagers, they quickly back away. But Deanie & her brother Clennie (who helps with the property) were more than welcoming & all about us making memories -- which we did! The kids couldn't stop talking about what a beautiful place they were in & how grateful they were to be there. They had plenty of space to talk & hang out while my husband & I had just enough space to be near them yet find peace & quiet. My favorite spot was in one of the lounge chairs on the deck overlooking the mountains & TN river. We are back home now & already missing that beautiful cabin!! Thank you again for a family memory we won't soon forget.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh that is so sweet and kind, thank you. It was my pleasure to work with you and your husband and was very honored to share a little part of your daughter's birthday wishes. Luckily the River House was occupied so I could suggest the mountain house. I knew the girls would love the basement and game room, and yes the parents (and grandparents) need their own space too. Thank you for your praise and comments on the house, we are very proud and happy. Would love to see a few pictures, did you go white water rafting or to the falls? Again thank you, and hopefully we shall meet - you might want to come back and stay longer with other friends and family.
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Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cabin more than words can say! The house is very clean and is stocked with everything you need to feel like you are at your home away from home! The large L-shaped reclining sofa is so comfy....the game room and hot tub kept us occupied much of the time and I was thankful that the owners have satellite TV on the many flat screen TV' my kids didn't have to argue over the TV! The only negative I can say is there was no internet, but that wasn't a big deal to us, though it might be for some. We went tubing in the river, visited the Highlands, and the Fun Factory, but mostly we enjoyed doing absolutely nothing at this beautiful house! The owner is very nice and easy to work with. I would recommend this house to won't be sorry. The pictures don't do it justice....the house is absolutely beautiful!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
3 courses in Franklin
Car: recommended

South of Great Smoky National Forrest Park, Gorgeous ride thru the park to Cherokee, Gatlinburg, or Pigeon Forge, Tenn, both just over an hour plus away. Cherokee, 30 minutes. Drive thru park is a must do! Winter Activities - sleding and snow skiing available.

2 hrs north of Atlanta, an hour and half west of Ashville, NC and airport and Biltmore House.

Hours from Hickory, home of the finest furniture,.

30 minutes from Dilliard Ga, must visit the Dilliard House for the best, absolutely best southern seasonal meals. Visit the grounds and horse stables while there, a real treat.

Considered Gem Mining Capital of USA. Gem mines surrounds you. Mason Mountain on Hwy 28, you pass coming and going to cabin.

Just West of Western Carolina Unniversity. hour plus

South of Cherokee Reservation in NC and Harrods Casino. The Trail of Tears Pageant - 'Unto These Hills' recounting the relocation of the Cherokee Indians.

Minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Other Activities: gem mining, canoeing, fresh produce farms, hiking trails with guides or just on your own, lots more


Rates & Availability

Franklin Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
cleaning $145
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Actual Address is 110 River Dog Ln
NC for private trout pond fishing. Always call, rates may be negotiated, no guarantee but never hurts to ask.

Additional pics 0n Facebook search River Run Cabins Vacation Homes, Mountain Log Home album. Easy access.

No wi-fi at this time, you can get reception if u have own wi-fi equip

Easy access.

Have similiar home, on river, little smaller id#193401, also on facebook
sleeps 6-8, 3 bedrooms and loft with sleeping accomodations

$250 to $300 reservation fee once booking accepted. Balance due 14 days before check in. Accept check or money orders. Damage Deposits are sent with separate check and held until after check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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