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Perfect Family Retreat in Smoky Mountains, Wi-Fi, Pet Friendly..LOW WINTER RATES

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9-12)

Whether you're having a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine before dinner you will enjoy the phenomenal view from the multi-tiered decks of this beautiful mountain retreat. Our 2500 square foot house features both open and covered decks for outdoor fun. There are picnic tables, porch chairs and a gas grill.

We are located in a mountainside, gated community with streams, a waterfall, a duck pond and a picnic area. The house is set on a quiet road with a concrete drive for easy access with only one other house on the same road. You can enjoy taking long walks or bicycle rides right inside the gates of the community.

There is such a warm cozy feeling in the large living/dining room area with its stone, wood-burning fireplace, cedar paneling and vaulted ceilings; you can see the mountains easily through the sliding glass doors. Our kitchen has everything you need - just bring the groceries. The downstairs family room has a wood stove, 2 sofas and a table for playing cards or games.

The upstairs features a large king-size master suite, with a private bath and doors that open onto the upper decks, as well as a queen bedroom and one with two twin beds. These two bedrooms share an additional bathroom upstairs. Downstairs has a queen size bedroom and an adjoining bathroom with a full washer & dryer. Additional sleeping accommodations are available in a queen sleeper sofa and a day bed with a trundle downstairs.

There are so many things to do in the area - hiking, biking, golf, parks, fishing, wildlife, horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, sightseeing, white-water rafting, gem mining, antique shopping, scenic drives, gambling just to name a few.

Nestled in North Carolina's southern mountains, Franklin is large enough to offer most everything you need, yet still have the peace and tranquility of the mountains. Spectacular waterfalls, fantastic hiking trails, pristine fishing streams and abundant wildlife are just a few of the many things available in this area. Each year Franklin offers numerous festivals and special events including Pickin' on the Square which features live music each Saturday night June through October.

More Details

Karla Langlotz
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Karla Langlotz

I live in Florida year round and get to the mountains as often as I can

Karla Langlotz purchased this house in 2005

Why Karla Langlotz chose North Carolina Mountains

After living in Florida for quite a while, I really missed the mountains. I like the trees, and the views and the cooler weather. I had visited friends who own a home in the same area and loved it so, in 2005 I purchased my mountain house. When you stand on the upper deck, it feels like the trees are all around you, just like being in a treehouse. I am happy to share the beauty and so I decided to make my home a vacation rental.

What makes this house unique

As a person who travels with my pet, I felt it was important to make our house pet-friendly. I believe that those who travel with their pets are responsible pet owners and trust they will monitor their pets' behavior while staying in our home. We want all our four-legged friends to have a fun vacation too

Guestbook comments from the owner

Want to say how much we enjoyed week's vacation at your mountain home. The view was truly breath-taking, and so was the drive up the mountain! We didn't get snow, but enjoyed frosty mornings and bright stars at night. Thank you for allowing us to share in the blessing!
Dec 2013
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are supplied with soap, paper products and hair dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Upstairs Queen - 1 queen
    Upstairs Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Queen - 1 queen
  • Also, Queen sleeper sofa and day/trundle bed are located in downstairs family room. Sleeping for small children on large sectionals sofa as well as port-a-crib.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Perfect Family Retreat in Smoky Mountains, Wi-Fi, Pet Friendly..LOW WINTER RATES
average rating of 4.8153844 based on 113 reviews

Perfect retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place to spend time with some of my favorite people making some great memories. All the comforts of home and every detailed instruction was easy to follow and made this weekend a much needed relaxing and refreshing experience. Hope to be able to make this a yearly tradition for a girls weekend. Would be an awesome environment for multi family retreat or small group getwaway or conference. Quiet, relaxing and beautiful view of some of God's greatest creations. So grateful for the opportunity to spend time here.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely weekend in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

What a great getaway house! The house is spotless and pleasant, with lots of beds, and it is well stocked with kitchen supplies, linens, towels---basically everything you could need. Karla is very thorough, professional, and easy to work with. The house is surrounded by woods, so you don't even have to drive to find a hike. There's a nice rocky creek in the community a short walk from the house that is fun to explore. Wonderful view from the deck as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property on Beaver Bend road was everything we expected.

  • 5 of 5

This house was clean and comfortable with a wonderful view of the mointains.No snow but lots of family time and non-stop games and activity. We had breakfast at the Dillard House, fun at The (Fun) Factory, tubing in Maggie Valley and walks and shopping on Main st. and the dog park.Thank you for sharing your home and helping us make another wonderful Christmas memory. Happy New year

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful as usual! On vacation while being at HOME!

  • 5 of 5

Karla thank you once again for sharing your home with my family. The deck and fireplace were well used as usual. What can be better than being in the beautifiul Appalachian Mountains while feeling you are comfortably at home.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is perfect for families.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our second stay in this comfortable, well appointed house. The large living spaces on 2 floors and double decks allow for family time together and apart : ). The kitchen is especially well furnished with everything you need. We ate our meals outside on the upper deck enjoying the beautiful fall mountain views. The wooded area around the property is perfect for nice walks with a stream that entertained my grandchildren for hours and has a pavilion for picnicking . There is plenty opportunities for outdoor activities in the Franklin area, too. We enjoyed a great hike to the very accessible Wyah Bald where several trails cross including the Appalachian Trail. Beautiful views! Highly recommended. We did have an issue with the shower but after calling the housekeeper, her husband came the same day and fixed it quickly. It was a very good week.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in this home. It was perfect for our family of 8, including comfortable parking for 4 cars. It was very well stocked with everything you could possibly need.

The view was just as pretty as the photo, with lots of glass doors and windows, letting the view in to enjoyl

We all took turns cooking Cajun dinners, enjoying them at the large dining room table. The covered deck allowed family gatherings where we enjoyed a beautiful view.

As with most mountain homes with a view, the road is a little curvy getting there and the driveway has a little bit of a grade, but it is paved and easy. We had no problems navigating at all.

We truly enjoyed staying in this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home and hope you will decide to return again. Geaux Tigers!!! Karla
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Caffe Rel
"High quality menu and food is excellent"
Historic Downtown Franklin
"Lots of quaint little shops and places to eat"
Little Tennessee River Greenway
"Beautiful paths by the river for biking or walking. Places to out in a canoe or kayak"
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 441
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

Convenient to Blue Ridge Parkway, White-water Rafting, Gem Mining, Lots of Antique Shopping, It's only a short drive to Dillsboro, Cherokee, Maggie Valley, Great Smoky Mountans National Park, Bryson City, Sylva, downtown Asheville and Biltmore House.


Rates & Availability

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Next Year
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & supplies $110
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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