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Private Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub & Incredible Views Near Franklin, NC

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, sleeps 10, 4 decks, outstanding views from every room

This upscale, custom built, luxury lodge sits on 5 very private acres at approximately 3,000 feet. It's very accessible via a paved road and gated entrance. It is wheelchair accessible both outdoors and inside the home.

Amazing views from every room and each of the 4 decks. 2 outdoor eating decks for breakfast on east-facing deck and cocktails and dinner on the west facing deck. Hot tub on the lower north deck and sleeping swing on upper north deck to enjoy incredible long range mountain views. Barbecue grill on east deck.

High-end furnishings indoor and out; designer linens; wheelchair accessible with two bedrooms and en suite bathrooms on the first floor; two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms on the second floor. Very well equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new Italian tableware, pots etc. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and TVs. Laundry room includes a new high-efficiency steam washer and steam dryer. Reading nook, Internet, terrific cell reception and large screen Sony TVs.

More Details

Property Manager
Margaret D'Onofrio
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Why Margaret D'Onofrio chose Franklin

I fell in love with this property because of its unique location, its beauty, the tranquility of the outdoors and the magnificent views from every room. The post and beam home has been built with amazing care and attention to detail. Since I purchased Buttercup Haven in late 2012, new furnishings have been added throughout the home. Additionally, the exterior has been painted and new landscaping and seating have been added to the outdoor areas. It's a home that I personally enjoy with family and friends, as well as a growing number of returning guests. Come see for yourself why Buttercup Haven is a special place.

What makes this lodge unique

High end furnishings including designer linens and mattresses from Italy. Incredible views, privacy on almost 5 acres, Wheelchair accessible. Private and very quiet, yet minutes to downtown Franklin. Sleeps 10 comfortably. Porte cochiere to drive up to the front entrance. Local and long distance (U.S.) unlimited calls. Snug TV room with board games and separate bathroom, with direct access to outdoors. Reading nook. Incredible views from every room and four decks.


Franklin Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • See all house rules in Exhibit A of rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Floor Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual Vanity with white porcelain sinks; heated floors.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Dual vanity with copper sinks, heated floors.
    Second Floor Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Vanity with single sink; heated floors.
    Bathroom 5 - Lower Level - toilet , shower , White porcelain vanity.
    Powder Room - toilet , Large carved granite sink with tree base.
    First Floor Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom for second bedroom; heated floors
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , En suite bathroom and private deck
    First Floor Second Bedroom - 1 queen , En suite bathroom
    Second Floor Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , En suite bathroom, walk in closet & large screen TV
    Second Floor Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , En suite bathroom with walk in shower
  • All bedrooms include designer linens and mattresses imported from Italy. Bathroom towels are supplied, but please bring your own towels for the hot tub and outdoor water activities.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Whole house generator. Outdoor seating and dining on two decks. Two Adirondack chairs in upper garden; two woven wicker chairs on first floor north facing deck. Second floor sleeping deck with swing bed and seating cushions. Please call me at 713-922-2915 if I can answer any questions.


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Private Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub & Incredible Views Near Franklin, NC
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful home, great views

  • 5 of 5

Third time we have stayed at Buttercup Haven, it is the nicest we have rented in more than 13 years renting in NC and North Ga. The homeowner is easy to communicate with, everything you could ever need is there. When we had a rainy day, it was very comfortable to stay in and enjoy the home and views.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee - thanks again for choosing Buttercup Haven for your stay in NC. It was lovely to have you back. I also appreciate your wonderful review of my home. Having spent all seasons and weathers at the home with my family and friends, I have to agree that it's a special place, rain or shine. Thank you for sharing your experience on Homeaway. I hope to see you back for a fourth time. Margaret.
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Excellent Winter Haven

  • 5 of 5

Margaret has not overlooked even the smallest of details with Buttercup Haven. The home was tastefully decorated for the holidays with many accents throughout including a charming 10’ Christmas tree. Comfortable, upscale, and most of all very clean. We had a wonderful winter family vacation and thoroughly enjoyed all the home has to offer. The previous feedback, photos, and description are all very accurate - be prepared to be impressed as you approach the private drive. We look forward to a return visit very soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay over the holidays Carlos. Because I personally fly in to decorate Buttercup Haven for the holidays, your comments on the decoration, in particular, are much appreciated. Buttercup Haven is also a gathering place for my family and friends so it's important to me that my guests enjoy the home as much as I do. I look forward to having you back. Margaret
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Beautiful cabin that is extremely well appointed, maintained and impressively high end!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience at Buttercup Haven. The cabin is absolutely gorgeous, the views from the decks are spectacular, and Margaret the owner is very friendly and accessible. We would gladly recommend a stay at Buttercup Haven to our family and friends, and hope to return ourselves in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Chris. It's very much appreciated. I look forward to having you back! Margaret
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Fantastic experience at Buttercup Haven

  • 5 of 5

My family of six had a wonderful stay at Buttercup haven. The home was immaculate when we arrived and the host made everything easy for arrival and departure. The setting is spectacular with terrific views from both sides of the main floor and the hot tub. The home is beautifully furnished and is very comfortable, particularly the well appointed kitchen. This has to be one of the best short term rental experiences in this part of the country and we hope to experience it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks John. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Buttercup Haven. I especially appreciate your highlighting the details of the home you enjoyed. It's a special place that I enjoy time myself with family and friends, along with other regular return guests. I look forward to having you back. Margaret
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Beautiful Property with all the comforts of home. Great layout for a ladies weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Kitchen is very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Bedrooms are very comfortable. Lots of space for playing card games, reading or taking in the views. Sunrise and sunsets were unbelievable during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The views and the sunsets are personal favorites that I never fail to enjoy when I stay at Buttercup Haven. I'm so glad you had the clear skies to enjoy those sunsets! Hope to see you back. Thank you for your review. Margaret
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Amazing panoramic views, very spacious, well appointed and kitchen has every gadget ever made!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this property! It is extremely cozy, secure, spacious, private and has more comforts than home. We will most certainly rent this beautiful home again! We cooked every night and the kitchen was every cook's dream! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for sharing what you enjoyed about your stay at Buttercup Haven. Sounds like you had some good cooks in your party. Thanks for choosing my home for your stay in the Franklin area. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Buttercup Haven is available for a minimum of 4 nights throughout the year and a minimum of 7 nights during the holidays (July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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