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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Deanie Gunder
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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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Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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
  • 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....


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Cypress Log Home on Little Tenn River. Mountains and meadows surrounds home
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful Cabin

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is beautiful. Deanie was quite helpful with the few questions that I had while I was there. It is a great place for a family to stay. We will stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you LaDonna. I enjoyed working with you. You were perfect. And oh yes, your cooler will be waiting on you.
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Beautiful Cabin In A Quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

This very clean, beautiful cabin is in a secluded location yet very close to town. We enjoyed the log interior, wood fireplace, spiral staircase and the game room in the loft. The kitchen was fully equipped and spacious. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tammi, you were a pleasure to work with. I appreciated your patience with our trial and error fufu's. You were everything and more an owner could ask for. So glad you and your boys enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you back again.
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The Mountains are calling......

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this wonderful home. It had everything we needed during our stay. It is close enough to town to be convenient but yet just far enough out of town to be secluded. We saw deer in the front yard one morning and also in the adjacent field another day. Deanie is nice to work with. We would definitely stay at this home again. Franklin is very conveniently located to other areas of interest.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

Security Damage Deposit $300
Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

No standard discounts are given. Owner may offer at time based on circumstances. Can accept credit card payment if deal breaker. CC fee applies. ..

Check or money order. Payable to Deanie Gunder. Mail to: 930 Griffin Rd. Lakeland, Fl. 33805
$250 reservation fee in advance to lock in dates, balance 15 days before check in.
Damage Deposit Check is held until after check out and walk thru is done. Shredded if no damage or fees.

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