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Comfortable and Welcoming Home Away from Home!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

This house is recently furnished and offered as a vacation rental. It is easily accessible from Highway 441. The house sits at the top of a hill with a grill and patio table for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. There is a fenced in yard in the front that is accessible from the front door of the property.

If you are looking for an additional property so large family groups, we have another property that is right next door...see VRBO listing 582823.

The house has a split bedroom plan with a king bed in the master bedroom with an adjoining master bath. The 2nd bedroom has a double bed and the 3rd bedroom has one twin bed. These two bedrooms share a full second bath. The kitchen is fully equipped and all linens are provided.

We allow 2 pets for a visit - either small dogs or cats.

Nightly Rate (minimum 3 nights) $85 per night

Weekly Rate $500 per week

Monthly Rate available - please call

There is no telephone but the cell service is excellent.

Franklin offers a relaxed lifestyle...no big city lights here. However, there are some great attractions like the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts, The Fun Factory, ruby and sapphire mines, Nantahala National Forest which offers hiking, canoeing and whitewater rafting, trout fishing, waterfalls and scenic drives

The town of Highlands is up a winding mountain stretch of Highway 64 (don't take your RV or camper) and offers unique shopping and dining.

Great Smoky Mountains Railway is only 40 minutes away and offers a beautiful scenic ride

The town of Cherokee is only 40 minutes away and is home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The stirring outdoor drama 'Unto These Hills' plays during summer months and tells the story of the Cherokees and the infamous Trail of Tears.

Asheville is only a 2 hour drive and is the home of The Biltmore House - George Vanderbilt's summer mansion built in the 1890s.

Directions to the house from East, North or West:

*Interstate 40

*Exit 27 - Highway 23 South

*Exit 81 - Highway 23/441 South

*Clayton/Atlanta exit (no #) - Highway 23/441 South

*From top of exit, approximately 2.8 miles to right turn on Belle Dowdle road

*.6 of mile to 700 Belle Dowdle Road on left

Directions from South:

*Follow 441 North into North Carolina

*Approximately 9 miles after entering NC, left turn on Belle Dowdle Road

*.6 of mile to 700 Belle Dowdle Road on left

Keywords: cottage

More Details

Owner
Rilla Hughart
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Rilla Hughart

I grew up in Franklin and still have lots of family in the area. My husband and I come often and sometimes bring our traveling cats with us.

Rilla Hughart purchased this house in 2008

Why Rilla Hughart chose North Carolina Mountains

The property sits on 4 1/2 acres of land inherited from my grandparents whose home is just next door. My childhood home is the neighbor down the road - see VRBO property #582823. My brother built the house here and lived in it until 2011.

Amenities

Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath with double sinks, walk in closet.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with Master Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Comfortable and Welcoming Home Away from Home!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
5

Almost perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Rented the home for a weekend getaway to visit my daughter at Western Carolina University, the home was almost perfect! Clean, comfortable, quiet, and I was even able to bring my daughter's dog along for the trip!!! The fenced in portion of the yard was perfect for our dog to go out and do her business. At first the house & driveway were a little difficult to find, passed them a few times, even though the GPS took us right where we needed to be. Although we were high on the hill in a quiet remote place, everything we needed was only a 10 minute drive away!! I think the only downfall of the home was the lack of knives, prepping for dinner was a bit difficult with a steak knife. So if you're like me and enjoy cooking, I suggest you bring your own knives. Other than that, this home will be on top of our list of places to stay when we visit the Smokies!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words...I'm so glad the house worked out for you. And, yes, I noticed the missing knives last time I was there. I have some now to replace them but sorry I didn't get them there before your visit.
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Second stay and did not disappoint

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very clean, & nice, we enjoyed our stay very much

  • 5 of 5

Great place, easy to get to

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice and comfortable rental in Franklin. Had everything in it anyone could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was neat and clean. Rilla the owner was great! When we accidentally locked ourselves outside in the dark she had somebody arrive in 15 minutes to open the door.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good stay...even with the lockout! Please come again!
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5

Cute and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights while in town for a family event. It is a cute little home and served its purpose well.

Very clean and had what you needed. Pet friendly. I'm used to going to sleep with a tv in the bedroom, which it did not have but that is not a complaint at all. It was very relaxing and nice to get away from the busyness of life.

I would definitely stay here again.

Thanks so much for the hospitality.

Blessings!!

Stephanie

North Carolina

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. I'm glad you were liked our little place...please come again.
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5

Very good!

  • 5 of 5

The only negative was no recliner! My husband doesn't sleep well and gets in the recliner. Very clean and well appointed.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Recliner is good idea that we will tuck away for future consideration.
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 441
Car: necessary

Franklin is known for an abundance of Ruby mines where you can try your luck at finding the 'big' one. The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts is only about 3 miles away and features some great acts. Just next door to it is The Fun Factory with lots of games, go-carts and other amusements for children and adults. The downtown area is small but has some great shops including one that features crafts made in NC. There are beautiful mountains, waterfalls and scenic drives. A 40 minute drive will also bring you to a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. A drive of about the same time will bring you to the reservation for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Here you can see a wonderful outdoor drama about the infamous Trail of Tears called 'Unto These Hills'. The Oconaluftee Indian Village is also in Cherokee and shows much about their history and crafts.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.75%

Additional $100 deposit required for pets is refundable if no damage or excessive cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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