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Private Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub & Incredible Views Near Town

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Franklin Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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 west facing deck. Hot tub on 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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Margaret D'Onofrio
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016

Why Margaret D'Onofrio chose North Carolina Mountains

I fell in love with this property because of its unique location, the beauty and 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 it in late 2012, it has new furnishings throughout and updated landscaping and new seating in all outdoor areas. 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.


based on 30 traveler reviews

Private Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub & Incredible Views Near Town
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

How blessed you are to have found this piece of property over looking GODS beautiful creation.

To have been able to build this beautiful home and furnish it as nice as you have done.

All of us were in awe as we walked through the front door, and to think that you allow people to vacation there in such comfortable surroundings. I could go on and on about how nice your home is but it is just what the other 5 star ratings have said and more. God willing

I can come again for a visit. Thanks ever so much. MILLIE & PAUL

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Millie and Paul. It was a pleasure to have your stay and I hope you will return again soon. Warm regards, Margaret
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Excellent home with fabulous views. Owner provided all the small details to make it a real pleasure.

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time spending a long weekend at Buttercup Haven. All the details were taken care of in a thoughtful way in advance, from providing access codes to having a huge selection of books and current DVDs on hand. The home is beautifully designed with architectural materials and situated at a secluded ridge-top location providing miles of mountain views. TVs and DVD players are everywhere and Wifi worked seamlessly for all our devices. The furniture and accessories are first-rate, including luxurious Ralph Lauren bedding. There are multiple outdoor spaces, including a hot tub and a covered swing that's ideal for lazy napping. But the star of the show is the balcony looking west. We spent a lot of time there just relaxing and enjoying the view. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Scott. From the wonderful photo you shared, it looks as though your family had a great time. I know you got to see GA Tech win during your stay! So glad we had the channel for you to enjoy the game. I hope to see you back. Margaret
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A beautiful, comfortable well appointed home

  • 5 of 5

I'm losing track but I think this is our 4th time to stay at Buttercup. As you can probably tell it's our favorite place to stay. We love this beautiful home which comfortably accommodated the whole family (10 in all). This home has many exceptional attributes, from the wonderful deck with its awesome view to the exceptionally well appointed kitchen and dining areas. We're already planing our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Don. You are not only one of our frequent guests (this was your fifth stay for the record), but you were also one of our first. I truly appreciate your patronage of Buttercup Haven and hope we will see you and your family back for a future stay. Warm regards, Margaret
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  • 5 of 5

Buttercup is a great place with plenty of parking. It also located close to town with a wonderful view and Franklin is centrally located to several places such as Maggy valley deals gap and pigeon forge.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for you five star rating and feedback Kevin. Please consider a return visit to Buttercup Haven.
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at this beautiful mountaintop home we felt like we were in Heaven!

There is nothing missing to make this an unforgettable and wonderful stay. We use VRBO often and this is the best so far.

Margaret made everything so easy and nothing was left out. The views are majestic, the beds are so comfortable you don't want to get up and the kitchen is better stocked than my own.

We will be back to this beautiful oasis!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you and your party enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to review my home and your kind comments. Of course, I would love to have you back. Margaret
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Wonderful Week at Buttercup Haven

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say what a wonderful time we had at Buttercup Haven! It was a lovely place with such exquisite decor. I love to cook and as stated it had everything a cook could want. Amazing views from any of the many porches provided. The house was very clean and the owner does a great job of responding to emails and providing all the necessary information you would need. We were travelling with a 97 year old and it had perfect accommodations for her. Thank you again for providing a wonderful place that made a memorable vacation for all of us especially for our daughter who got engaged on one of the scenic porches with the sunset. We hope to return again to experience another season.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Catherine and congratulations on your daughter's engagement (and wonderful photo you shared privately). I am touched by your story. Buttercup Haven creates such wonderful memories for many families, including my own. I'm delighted to hear that it created one for yours too. I look forward to having you back.
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Rates & Availability

Franklin Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016/2017
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday Season 2016/2017
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

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).

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Franklin Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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