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40 Acre Mtn Estate,35m Panoramic Mtn Views, Fabulous Sunsets!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

4Bd 2Bth (Sleeps 8-10),access 2nd Bth via 1 of 8 sets of French doors 1st Floor

More than a nice property, this is a one of a kind experience that you'll always remember! Set on a hilltop in the middle of 40 acres, this house has magnificent mountain views all around.The property was a recent location of a lovely wedding and reception making beautiful use of the yard and first floor (note the 1st floor or basement is only accessible from a separate downstairs entrance).The second story is the main living area with 4 bedrooms, a full bathroom, open kitchen, dining and living room in a large great room with a stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings, a dining room table for 12, two wrought iron chandeliers and wood throughout. A complete wrap around porch provides views of the property's rolling hills and fields plus long range mountain views for sunsets that top it all! Two of the four bedrooms have French doors leading to the back screened in sun porch, a great spot for morning coffee! Scenic front yard has a tree swing. Take walks along the 1/4 mile driveway lined with apple trees and white fences, venture into the fields, or follow the low driveway past the basketball court to the pond. Enjoy a truly memorable stay at this unique mountain estate. Located just 3 miles from downtown Franklin; 2 miles from the highway, Easy access roads with gradual slopes, excellent cell phone reception, Internet & DirectTV!

The house was the recent location of a lovely wedding and reception, making beautiful use of the front yard and 1st Floor.

This Property is Pet Friendly:

No shooting of weapons or chopping of wood please.

More Details

April Sgro
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About April Sgro

The estate was my parent's vacation home and we enjoyed many summers and holidays here with family and friends.

April Sgro purchased this house in 1959

Why April Sgro chose North Carolina Mountains

My family loved Franklin and this particular piece of land. It was the perfect spot to build a dream mountain retreat. The house sits at the top of a hill in the center of the property which unfolds around it with fields, trails, a tennis court and pond.


Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • 2nd Bathroom accessible through a separate outdoor downstairs entrance through one of the 8 sets of French doors on the 1st floor. This house is priced as a one bathroom for this reason, however, large parties regularly reserve the house and make use of the downstairs. 1st floor and yard were the recent location of a lovely wedding and reception.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • All on 2nd Floor: 4 Bdrms, 4 Twin Beds,2 Queen Beds, French Doors Off Back 2 Bdrms to Screened-In Back Porch, Cathedral Ceilings, Large Stone Fireplace, (Firewood for fee). 1st Floor: Open area, Table Tennis/Ping Pong, Laundry Room & 2nd Bathroom accessible through a separate outdoor downstairs entrance through one of the 8 sets of French doors surrounding the first floor. Bright 1st floor and front yard was recent spot of a lovely wedding and reception.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Hiking Trails,Pond & Swings on Site. Many Waterfalls and Lookouts 10 Miles Away. Gem Mining Within 5 Miles. Town,Smoky Mtn Performing Arts Center Within 3 miles. Airports within 1-2 hours. 55 inch flat screen HDTV. Day trip to Asheville for memorable trip to Biltmore house. A great base camp for all sorts of day trips!


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

40 Acre Mtn Estate,35m Panoramic Mtn Views, Fabulous Sunsets!
average rating of 4.387755 based on 49 reviews

Nice view

  • 2 of 5

Was nice view on property. Upstairs was fine very small kitchen but ok one bedroom bed set on floor(not good) nails backing out of boards on porch. no access to lower floor from inside had to go outside down the stairs to lower unit very musky smell lower floor not ready for renters(note where 2 bathroom location) stair railing was to low. maybe should look at pest control spraying(stink bugs ) Pictures on HomeAway are very old fence/gates falling down.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Family Quality Time!!

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing time at the cabin. It was family friendly. The cabin had a beautiful view of the mountains and it is located in a peaceful part of Franklin. The first floor is a bit rundown and does need some maintenance but, we stayed on the second floor where it was just perfect for our family. Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not worth it

  • 2 of 5

Went on vacation here this past week with my family... Pictures look nothing like the house... Pictures make the house look bigger but when u walk in its kitchen living room walk few more steps small hallway with 4 bedrooms and a bathroom... Also stink bugs all over the house...We had 12 people 5 being kids so in hopes of using the bottom floor which btw u cant get downstairs without using the stairs outside no way to go down through the inside.... We went to look and a window was broken the room was moldy and all the furniture had cobwebs on it they had stuff laid arounf like it was a house they were living in not clean at all... Im not someone to complain but my dad paid for basically only the view it seemed like.... And the yard is alright but to go to tje big field u have to drivendown the road to the bottom of the hill its not connected. ..

Btw we noticed yall must of ripped put a complaint note because we found part OF it laying around about the stink bugs....

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The layout of the house is unique and we try to explain the setup in the property description. The price competes with other homes that are four bedrooms and one bathroom. The second bathroom, laundry room and ping pong table are available for use downstairs, but not the three other downstairs bedrooms. However, some large families have enjoyed the extra space for reunions, weddings, etc. We've been happy to offer this at no extra charge. Thank you for letting us know about the broken window pane in one of the nine sets of French doors downstairs.
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Amazing views.!!

  • 5 of 5

House very comfortable.Fully equipped.Views are amazing.Owners very helpful.Love that place.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This setting has a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. The open living room/dining area/kitchen was conducive for good family interaction. The grandchildren enjoyed the swing, ping pong, and roasting wieners and marshmellows in rock lined fire ring. The adults enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the sunset. The property caretaker was very friendly. We had to go shopping the same day we arrived to purchase TP, etc. There were only seven towels for 8 people staying 3 nights. We did not appreciate and were offended by the name of the Wi-Fi system.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for the lack of paper products upon your arrival. We were out of town that week and not aware those items were low. We too were shocked and offended by the name of the wifi system. We learned of that prank when the owners came to stay at the end of June. Our internet service provider, Dnet, informed us that someone had hacked into their system and done this to many of their customers. Dnet has fixed that problem for us. We will also replenish our supply of bath towels. Thank you for the helpful feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the property.
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Amelia Island, FL

....A hidden gem in the mountains....

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a great time in the mountains. The weather was perfect and the views were spectacular....everything we needed was there, just like being at home....we will be back again in the Fall.....Bill & Brenda, Amelia Ialand, FL

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

For GPS use 45 Medlin Rd, Franklin, NC 28734 to bring you to entrance of Apple Trail.

3 miles to Town, 1 Hr. from Asheville, 2 Hrs from Atlanta

Other Activities: shopping, snowboarding, health/beauty spa, boating, kayaking, mini golf, basketball court


Rates & Availability

Franklin House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $25
Garbage removal $20

*Site fee for events starts at $800, depending on number of people
*Event Site Fee is an additional charge to the Rental Rate

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Check-Out 10am

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