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Cypress Log Home on Little Tenn River. Mountains and meadows surrounds home

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Franklin Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful, soft large log home, 3 bdrms and 3 baths with loft and game room

Spacious, Open Log Home,perfect for large family gatherings, or romantic vacations. Feel the luxury and warmth of this log home. Romantic, classy, plush - yet fun, comfortable and cozy, a log home like no other! Late summer, fresh vegetables growing all around you in flower beds, and large garden for guests to enjoy some fresh veggies with their meals.

Has large parking area,pleanty room for numerous vehicles close to entrance deck, welcomes you as you drive the hardpacked gravel lane llined with trees, pink, purples,flowers. Flat ground, with additional parking on grassy area as well.

Large New Beautiful hot topb sits on its own deck, with amazing view of colors. The mountain array of flowers and colors are grown by owner that itself is a site to see.

outside music to enjoy while cooking on gas grill on the riverbank patio area. Pleanty of outdoor lighting. Grassy area for kids to play volley ball, any games of choice.

Rock on your back porch, overlooking Little Tenn & majestic mountains. Fish, swim, canoe, tube down the river right out your back porch. Or relax in outdoor hot tub while you are listening to the outdoor music. Open fire pit for bon-fires, gas & charcoal grills. Swing or relax on patio at rivers edge.

New side by side large refridgerator installed early this year 2014. Washer and dryer. Game room upstairs in loft. A must to see.

New cypress log home has rock fireplace, cathedral ceilings, granite counters. Listen to music in jacuzzi - music throughout house - looking out surround windows to open mountain views.

Loft has pool & Foosball table, with balcony frm loft looking over river. Cathedral ceilings, granite counters, large island and dining table, oversized rock fireplace. Large screen plasma tv, extra large rock shower and jacuzzi in master bath. Doors open to wrap around decks frm every bedroom in house. Beautiful landscaping. Fishing in river 50 feet from your back porch

Canoe, Tube or Kayak: Put in at your back door and float, canoe to our Mountain Property...45 minute to hour and half trip!!!!

Additional Log home Available- Mountain Home: If you like this home, but we're booked, or you need something a little bigger - check out our Mountain Log Home. Just built. Sits on small mountain, River Dog Mountain, overlooking Little Tenn River. Access to outdoor hot tube, and common ground area by stocked trout pond. Or sit on the river's bank and fish. Hear the water rushing, watch the small rapids from choice of 2 decks. 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2 complete kitchens. Basement has pool table, professional air hockey, large screen plaza high def tv, wood burning stove, custom log table in cafe' nook...main level has custom rock fireplace, granite counter tops & island, portrait gas fireplace in master bath over jacuzzi. Custom large tile shower. Beautiful. Large screen high def tv in center, 10 custom windows to watch as the trees sway in the wind. $1,650 weekly....rate may vary depending on number in party. must email direct, or call

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Deanie Gunder
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Deanie Gunder

This was our first dream house for Ray and Myself. Deanie. Built the home from scratch, first experience, and I was GC. Was built help and love from family and friends....We love our home, beautiful landscaping that is my husbands passion, with veggie gardens too.

Highschool Sweethearts with our 2 children and 4 grandchildren. We love these mountains, the beauty, the wonder, fun, that they bring us, hope you do too.

Deanie Gunder purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Deanie Gunder chose North Carolina Mountains

We love the area of Franklin. Fell in love with the river, and that was all it took.

What makes this cabin unique

You have the feel and beauty of wood all around you, in a setting that is comfortable, peaceful, beautiful, fun, and outdoorsy all in one. Perfect for large parties. We have hosted an Industry Summit with 30 attendees, ending with old fashion cook out in back yard. It's not overly rustic or harsh - truly an experience our guests relay that is hard to explain. The home was built with help from so many family and friends literally coming up from Florida for 'work weekends'. Finish Interior was done by owner - deanie, brother new and one local carpenter - hours and hours of enjoying the hammering, staining, sanding. Loving it. Every Sunday - all day local people stopped by to 'see' this home being built. Just to say hello and ask about 'this house'. Local code office, and subs were all very truly was like Indians from the past were watching and giving their blessings. It is a home. If you stay a weekend, or a week - it is your home, not just a rental for vacation - that's what makes our River Log Home so special. And it brought our beloved River Dog, to us, a beaten abused beautiful protective loving dog. If you stay in this home, it will be an experience. that's all I can say.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Deanie, That's me in the white pants, my daughter in the red shirt beside me, my son-in-law in the black shirt and the other couple are his parents. They came over from Saluda, N.C. for a day and night.

As you can probably tell, we are standing in front of your garden with freshly picked cucumbers. They sure were good.

We have had such a wonderful time. Your home is beautiful. Everything we need is here. Besides your garden we love the river the best.

I certainly will recommend this home to everyone.
Jul 2014
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Cypress Log Home on Little Tenn River. Mountains and meadows surrounds home
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful getaway, don't look any further...This is the place for you. My family and I visited here and it was absolutely awesome. My sister surprised us and came over for an evening with her family and there was plenty of room for all. As a cancer patient, this is just what the Dr. ordered. Sitting out on the patio enjoying the remarkable weather, to relaxing in the hammock watching the kids catch fish!! We have not rented a home like this before and we were wonderfully surprised. The pictures don't do the house justice. You need to experience it. We were there for 4 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. Don't short change yourself when looking for a home away from home. The decor of the home is indescribable. It was absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to go back. There is plenty of room in the front of the house for the kids to run around and play. Some of my smaller nieces and nephews were flying kites on the yard.... We even had a whiffle ball game in the front yard. Plenty of space for any outdoor activity that you would like to partake in. I would absolutely suggest for families of all sizes and ages. The location is perfect.... Close to town, Gem Mining, incredible waterfalls. If you are an outdoors person, this is the place for you. If you are looking for relaxing and a quite getaway, this is the place for you. Just looking for a great place to stay where you get way more for your money.... THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!!!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my, I am so humbled, and so very grateful for such a wonderful review. Most rewarding of all is hearing you and your family had a good time. Being with family making and sharing memories is what it's all about. Thank you for taking your time writing your review, And such an inspirational one, I find myself wanting to get my family and head to the mountains! I honestly don't know what to say - but thank you, thank you. Dg
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Great experience

  • 4 of 5

House is absolutely beautiful, more beautiful in person. We took 10 7/8 yr old SB players to house while in town for SB tournament. Kids fished, ran and played. We cooked and fed team and families. Great experience and memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you, my heart is full and touched to hear this. Yes, memories are priceless. I appreciated our conversations as well, D. This home is truly blessed as a house of love and kindness. Built with so much love from our friends, family members, employees - you can feel it through the walls!
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Awesome Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect rental for a family and ours had a wonderful time! We hope to visit again real soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we imagined it would be

  • 5 of 5

This was out first time using Homeaway to find a nice place to visit and I am thankful that it’s here. We would have never found this gem of a cabin without it.

The pictures just can’t say enough about this place. I’m not going to list all the things about it, but if you look at the pictures…it is exactly like that. They keep the place up very well and stock it with everything that you would need.

We took advantage of as many things that we could in the 5 days that we were there. We went gem mining at the Cherokee Mines (make sure you make it a day trip and bring sunblock/snacks or lunch), canoeing (the house has 2 canoes and a kayak), fishing EVERY morning and then went up to Gatlinburg, TN to hit up the Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant. Gatlinburg is about 60 miles north of the cabin, but is one of the most beautiful drives you can take. It goes right through the heart of the Smoky Mountain National Park and there are pull offs for awesome pictures. Make sure your maintenance is up because that drive is STEEP in spots, both up and down to and from Gatlinburg. On the way up, you can check out some authentic Native American sites and fun in Cherokee, NC as you pass right through it to the mountains.

The house has a garden in all around with beans, corn, tomatoes and such. The little pasture near the house has cows in it that my kids absolutely LOVED to feed and pet (through the fence). The river was nice and slow, but I was told it speeds up after a good rain/thaw by the little store on the road. The fish generally hit better on nice shiny spinners and minnows but my wife caught a decent one with a jig and small fake green worm (figures she would catch the biggest one).

Deanie was one of the most down to earth people you will find. We actually only rented the place for 4 days and called her the last night and asked to stay an additional day and she said it was no problem and made arrangements for us. We never even had to call her otherwise because everything that we needed was there. They really have it setup for relaxation. All the movie channels to relax at night inside if you want to, or a hammock, swing, and tables/chairs outside if you want to enjoy the evening by the firepit.

There was only one thing that I was bummed about when we got there…the waterfall shower. Please get that back up and running Deanie =) I soo wanted to take a shower in that.

Deanie, thank you and we will definitely be calling you again!


  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh Ken, I don't know if i ever saw this. I wanted to cry, laugh, hug you, all at same time. Best of all, I wanted to be there with you and your family, what an awesome review. Your kind words and comments of our home is greatly greatly appreciated, by myself and I know the travelers. But i love how you shared it all with us - that's what is good to hear. thank you, and i so apologize for not doing so earlier
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50th Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

I spent much computer time seeking a place to spend our 50th Anniversary with our married children and grandchildren. River Log Home had the space and amenities we needed. The actual place was as pictured. The cleaning crew could have done a better job. The customer service provided by the owner was excellent. In fact, considering a little "canoe snafu" caused by us, the owner went beyond service and "bailed" us out. While we did not spend a lot of time with local attractions and etc. there seemed to be plenty to do. I would say that this home would be good for anytime of the year vacations. I would recommend the home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas at Rive rHouse

  • 4 of 5

Our family spent Christmas in this lovely house. The kitchen is nice and big and we had no trouble making a wonderful dinner, with all the trimmings. My favorite place was the loft. The view was great! A great place to sneak away for a game of pool, or foosball, or just to relax and enjoy 'being'.

It was nice to have the owner's brother nearby to check on us and answer our questions. He was very helpful and friendly. He made sure we had plenty of firewood for the marvelous fireplace...

The house is gorgeous, and great for entertaining.

Thanks, Deanie and family for allowing us to share your wonderful house!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Franklin, NC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
10 miles, downtown Franklin, has 3 courses
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Waynesville, NC
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 441 and Hwy 28N.
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
5 minutes, downtown Franklin, major hwyways
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Maggie Valley or Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Center of everything! Center point - east to Asheville, Waynesville, northeat to Maggie Valley...north to Cherokee, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge....south to Atlanta. We are the 'gem mining' capital....and much more. Snow Skiing, mountain hiking, antique shopping, festivals, Franklin has it all. Enjoy the Biltmore House - a must see. The Dilliard House in Dilliard Ga, just 30 minutes south is a well known treasure of Western Carolinas. Easy directions and easy drive. Routes around Atlanta, which is just 2 hrs south. You have horsebacking riding available, boating at Lake Lanier, just west off Hwy 64. And for the kids, young and older, skating, bowling, arcade center you've never seen before....parks and walkways. Franklin, and this home is perfectly located to get you anywhere you want to go in 2 hours - give or take! pull up Franklin NC website, you will be impressed.

Other Activities: gem mining, whitewater rafting, canoeing, tubing


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $50
Security Damage Deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%


Check or money order. Payable to Deanie Gunder. Mail to: 930 Griffin Rd. Lakeland, Fl. 33805
$200 reservation fee in advance to lock in dates, balance 15 days before check in.

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Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , large jacuzzi and waterfall rock shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , guest bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , loft bath
  • Master bath with Jacuzzi tub connects to Master Bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master / tv
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , guest /dvd
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , loft
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , river side
  • Each bedroom has its own access to outside porch and decking.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Smoking outside only....firewood provided for inside and out....

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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