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Like New Country Home with Great Mountain Views - 5 Min from everything

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms - 3.5 Baths - (Sleeps 10)


10 Beautiful Acres of Mountains shared by only 4 houses. Enjoy the privacy and Beautiful Mountain Views, yet the convenience of being only 5 minutes from Town/Wal-Mart. No 4 wheel drive required, the roads are paved all the way to the house. This is a 3100 sq ft spacious home with everything you could want. This country home was built by me in Dec 2006, and was barely used so the condition is 'like new'. It comes fully furnished with everything you need to stay 1 week, or 1 year. All appliances, including washer/dryer are like new. The master bedroom, breakfast room, dining room, laundry room, guest bathroom, and living room are all located on the first floor. On the second floor are 2 bedrooms with queen beds and a large guest bathroom.

Now for the basement: It is so huge it is like a whole other home. It is equipped with: King Size Bed, Day Bed (sleeps 2), a living room with pit group, 32 inch TV with entertainment center, 46 inch TV in the bedroom, eating table with chairs, and a full bathroom. There is also a high quality foosball table, treadmill for those that like to stay fit, DVD movies to watch, games to plan, and the basement even has its own thermostat controlled heating and Air Conditioning unit.

Outside there are large wrap around decks on all 4 sides of the cabin. Also comes with wireless internet and free long distance calling.

River rafting, Viewing, Trout Fishing, Cooking Out and basic Romantic Relaxation. The Franklin and the Smokey Mountain area provide many places to visit and lots to do like Horseback Riding, Antiquing, Gem Mining, rafting/canoeing/kayaking/tubing the Little Tennessee and other local rivers, site seeing and scenery appreciation. Don’t forget to visit Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, only a short drive over the mountain. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Maggie Valley, Ashville home of the Biltmore Estates are all just an hour or two away.

To insure that all of our guests enjoy their time here, our 'Cabin' is always smoke-free and pet-free. We also request a $70 non-refundable cleaning charge, so that we can ensure that our 'cabin' is in tip top condition when our guests arrive. Check-in Time is 5 pm and Check-out time is 11 am (although we will work with you in special situations).

PLEASE NOTE: The prices listed are for the main house, 1st and 2nd floors, and does not include the basement. The basement rental is $250/week + tax additional. Because the basement is so huge (over 1300 sq ft) this additional charge is needed to cover the additional heating/cooling and cleaning. The main house is 3 BR/2.5 Baths. Rest assured, we will never rent the basement to someone separate from renters of the main house.

The video that can be seen by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page is from when the house was for sale. It is currently NOT for sale.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Bill

I am a General Contractor and built this house myself. If you are interested in building a house in Franklin, take a look at my house. If you like the quality of my work, perhaps I can build you a home with the same quality as this one.

Bill purchased this house in 2006

Why Bill chose North Carolina Mountains

The location is so convenient (5 min from town/Wal-Mart), yet you feel like you are away from it all.

What makes this house unique

Feel like you are in the middle of the wilderness, yet be 5 minutes from town, eateries, stores, etc.


Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Very large tile shower and flat screen TV
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Sink
  • Large Master Bathroom with Tile shower, Jacuzzi Bath Tube, and it's own TV. Full bathroom in upstairs and in basement, and an additional half bath on the first floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom has a large TV for your convenience
    Basement Trundle Bed - 2 twin/ single , This is a trundle bed that makes in to 2 twin beds
    Basement King Size Bed - 1 king , Basement Bedroom has a 46 inch TV for your convenience
  • There is a King size Bed in the master bedroom and also in the basement. The upstairs bedrooms both have queen size beds and the basement also has a trundle bed that sleeps 2, for a total sleeping capacity of 10 people.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
In the living room there is a 55 inch big screen TV fed by a Direct TV satellite, VCR/DVD player with surround sound and a gas fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, large refrigerator with Ice maker, dishwasher and a coffee maker. There are rockers to sit in and enjoy the view and peace and quiet of the mountains. There is also a gas grill to cook your steaks or hamburgers on. There is plenty of hiking on the property. Also comes with free long distance calling.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Like New Country Home with Great Mountain Views - 5 Min from everything
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Cozy comfortable Cabin. Close to shopping and restaurants,

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, comfortable home with very tasteful decor. Beautiful view of the mountains. Includes many amenities. Nice big kitchen. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have no idea why this person rated my home 4 of 5? She is the only one who ever has. Her comments are all good, so when I asked "why did you only give my house a 4 out of 5, her response was "Only because of the fact that no pets are allowed". Mmmmm.. if you want to bring a pet, why not rent a cabin that allows pets, instead of renting one that is clearly marked "No Pets Allowed" and then give them a lower rating?? We love pets too and have had many over the years, but many renters prefer a "No pets allowed" home for various reasons, including allergy concerns, so we have decided to make our home available to those folks who prefer "No Pets Allowed" homes.
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  • 5 of 5

July 30 - Aug. 27, 2016:

My wife and I, spent four fantastic weeks of Aug., 2016 at Bill & Teresa's home just outside of Franklin, NC. It was a relaxing and recharging time spent visiting different locations of beautiful water falls, long range overlooks, neat restaurants, gorgeous national forests, old mountain towns(still with an active & healthy downtown), zip lining, enjoying the Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center attractions, and being very comfortable in their home away from from home. We had family members from both sides visit us and the home was beyond comfortable for everyone, with space and privacy for all. I opened each day, before breakfast, by walking to the bottom of Corkill Estates and then taking Corkill Lane to the very top(the view is gorgeous), and it was a perfect way to start each day as I watched the haze slowly burn away and reveal the beauty below....we had breakfast, almost every morning, out on the deck, gazing at the long range views of the mountains, and ended our day by watching the haze slowly fold up the mountains at sunset. My wife, and I, hope your stay in this beautiful home, and your visit to these mountains, will be as rewarding for you, and your family, as our visit was for us....thank you, Jim(Bill's brother - a great help & active author: check out his work as a fiction writer), and Bill & Teresa for allowing us to create this adventure.....

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family (including small grandchildren) stayed at this beautiful home. We had a fantastic time. All the comforts of being in a home are here!! We rented the lower level as well and it was perfect for my son's family and his small children. My daughter and her husband stayed upstairs while my husband and I stayed on the main level. Fantastic set up!! Everyone had their space, but could still come together in the main living areas and porches. (Let's face it, sometimes you need your own space.... and we had it). And the kitchen is a very nice size, so several people could be in there at once. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Place to stay and relax.

  • 5 of 5

I was a GREAT place to stay and relax. Views are great! It was very clean and we all had a very pleasant stay. I would stay again when in the area. Also some great riding on the back road of western NC.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the best places we have ever stayed!!

  • 5 of 5

My cousins and I stay a week in the mountains once a year and have stayed in many Homeaway vacation rentals. Our total experience with this cabin was one of the best! The home was beautifully decorated, comfortable, immaculately clean, and well equipped with anything you could possibly need for a pleasant stay. We really enjoyed the wrap around porch with the amazing views including the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises! Great for photography lovers!. The location was convenient with a grocery store on the way to the cabin and town just 5min. away. We especially enjoyed eating at the restaurant adjoining the gas station(can't remember the name) the food was the best!!! We took several short road trips to Asheville, highlands, Cherokee, and visited several of the waterfalls in the area. The end of the road to the cabin was a little steep, but hey, your in the mountains!! The owners were a pleasure to work with, answering all our questions and getting our deposit back to us in record time. Thank you both for sharing your home with us, we could not have had a more enjoyable time. I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a great place to stay in the mountains and hope to stay here again soon!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable and spacious

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with vrbo and did we ever luck out. This property was cozy, comfortable and spacious. We could not have asked for better accommodations. We came to meet and visit with family but there is a lot to do in the area. This is the perfect distance from town and the market. We stayed for nine nights. The owner was very accommodating and excellent to work with. The view and the fireplace was my favorites. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Franklin, NC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
64 South
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Maggie Valley, NC
Car: necessary

In the living room there is a 52 inch big screen TV fed by a Direct TV satellite, VCR/DVD player with surround sound and a gas fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, large refrigerator with Ice maker, dishwasher and a coffee maker. There are rockers to sit in and enjoy the view and peace and quiet of the mountains. There is also a gas grill to cook your steaks or hamburgers on. There is plenty of hiking on the property. Also comes with free WIFI and long distance calling.


Rates & Availability

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
In Season/Peak Times
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

It is $250/week additional for the basement area, which includes a King size bed, trundle bed (expands into 2 single beds, sleeps 2) full bath, sofa set, dining set, movies, foosball table, and two large screen TVs.
The weekly rental price is for the 1st and 2nd floor.

$200 Reservation Fee. Personal checks are acceptable. Reservation Fee will become your Security Deposit upon check in, and will be refunded after damage inspection.

Cancellation Refunds - 100% refund of reservation fee is applicable if given at least four weeks notice. Not responsible for acts of God, and cannot refund money based solely on that, but we will work with you to minimize the impact.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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