|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Enjoy your cup of coffee and crisp mountain air on the back deck with a view of the Cowee Range. Or perhaps relax with a glass of wine by the fire table. Walk down to the gazebo terrace gardens and have a picnic or just enjoy the flowers. Walnut Cottage is tucked away but not far from all there is to do in the Smokey Mountains! Walnut Cottage is a brand new home that features three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The home is a two story layout with the living area, kitchen and two bedrooms upstairs and a bedroom, bathroom and game / theater room downstairs. Tastefully decorated with antique treasures, the living area is cozy with a gas log fireplace and game table for spending time with your family and friends. The fully equipped kitchen has all you need for preparing culinary delights! Two coffee makers- a Keurig and drip style for coffee connoisseurs, wine fridge and a gas range are among some of the features. Two queen size bedrooms each with an en suite bath are also on the main level. The upstairs has full laundry facilities for your use. Take the stairs to the lower level and you'll find the theater & game room perfect for spending time together. This cottage also features wifi for any of your internet needs.
Pictures of this cabin on VRBO do not do it justice. The cabin is gorgeous, well equipped and beautifully decorated. We only had to bring in our clothes and make a quick trip to the grocery store to have everything we needed for 3 couples.
Very nice. Quiet. Could use a dish rack for hand washing dishes. Also let people know that Chalk Hill Rd is dirt and quite rutted in places. Luckily we have a Volvo suv so it wasn't a problem. Took us a while to figure out that you can get from Chalk Hill Rd to Willis Cove directly. Overall very nice accommodations.
The house was perfect for our family's vacation. The house was clean and neat, everything we needed was available and we only needed to purchase food/drinks for our stay.
Kitchen: The kitchen was fully stocked for stove top, microwave, oven, and grill cooking including plates & utensils. Has a dishwasher and dish soaps.
Bathrooms: The bathrooms were stocked with towels, paper products, hand soap, and complimentary hair/body supplies.
Bedrooms: Each bed was big and comfortable, with clean beddings. Dressers and closets were available in each room. Every bedroom had its own attached bathroom. The two upstairs bedrooms had access to the deck plus TVs in room. TVs were also available in the upstairs living area & the downstairs area.
Laundry: a washer and dryer with laundry soap are available and it was handy washing clothes prior to leaving.
The area outside was beautifully landscaped and gave much privacy. The back deck offered views to the west and north. The front porch gave a nice view of sunrise. A short walk away is a beautifully landscaped terrace that provides a gazebo, several levels of picnic tables, and a fire pit. A walking trail and playground are nearby if you wish to explore.
We didn't have cell phone service since we didn't have AT&T or Verizon but thankfully, Wifi was available. The owner did drive around to check on things and I could communicate via email if I had questions.They went out of their way to make sure we were happy.
This was a low key vacation for us but we did go white water rafting on the Nantahala River (45 minute drive west) & that was a Blast! The Scottish Tartan Museum in downtown Franklin was interesting to us since we have Scottish roots but it may not appeal to all. Downtown Franklin was quaint and offered some nice places to eat, antique and book stores, and a gem museum. Our family did a day of massages & facials at Rainbow Healing Hands with Mary Ann and Lori. We plan on going river tubing during a future stay & taking a trip on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. For groceries & other items, a Walmart Super Center is located 15 minutes from the cottage.
The pictures do not capture the beauty of this location. Set a mile back among heavily wooded land, the cottage is a very well appointed place to rest and soak in nature. We stayed for a long weekend and enjoyed walking the trails, grilling out and eating on the deck, the outdoor firepit, and the close location to Franklin for some site seeing. The owners are very nice and were very welcoming. We want to come back.
A lot to do in the area especially for " rock hounds". Our 2 grandsons had a blast! The only downside was the drive up to the cabin would not be motorcycle friendly.
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We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday in Walnut Creek Cabin. It is roomier then what the pictures portray. The cabin is clean, well stocked, comfortable and Jerry the owner is most accommodating and gracious. There are solid window french doors overlooking the mountainside, and two bedrooms have this view. We took advantage of the grill, roasted marshmallows on the balcony fire pit and played lots of pool in the evening. You are 1 hour from the Smoky Mountains and 1.5 hours from Asheville, and there are several quaint small town centers and lots of hiking nearby. The was an outstanding restaurant names "Cafe Rel" located at a gas station recommended by Jerry, it is a must, the food is not southern, it has a varied menu, but we all liked everything we ate there, the rosemary macaroni & cheese was my favorite. We also ate at the Mexican Restaurant "El Charro" in Franklin located at a small strip mall-it was also very good, the burrito was amazing. We were surprised with the food, coming from a big city, we did not expect such good cuisine. Our family plans to return to the cabin. Thank you Jerry. The website rate quote is my only complaint. The rate was inaccurate, when I asked Raymond who you communicate with through the website, he shrugged it off even after I copied the rate displayed on the site.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Three Night Minimum Stay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.