|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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:
*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
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
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.
Our stay has been very pleasant. With the exception of WiFi (which we were informed of), this house is well provided with amenities. It even included a bucket of toys for our kids. We had a BBQ one day, and had a wonderful lunch outside.
We expected Franklin, NC to be a small town with less than nothing to offer. WELL, WE WERE SO WRONG!! My wife even commented that Franklin, NC is way better that Cherokee, NC, and we should have spent more time here. A lot of God's creation displayed everywhere.
We attended a wedding that was held at the Bloemsma Barn. The outside ceremony and the reception in the barn were just fabulous. Best wishes to the NEWLY WEDS!! You know who you are!!
We rent homes and cabins several times a year around this area. This is the first time staying in Franklin. We rented this house and arrived last on a Friday night, our GPS sent us to another address and the owner Rilla was gracious when I called her at 10 pm for better directions! We made it there and the lights were on for us which made it wonderful since it was dark when we arrived. We didn't get to stop at the store and to our surprise there were starter items of toilet paper, paper towels, dish and hand soap, tea bags, sugar, coffee and more. What a nice treat! The place was so clean and the king bed was very comfortable. Just a note if you ride motorcycles that this place has a dirt/grassy/gravel driveway so unless you have been riding for awhile i would not suggest this place for riders. Otherwise its fantastic and Rilla was so responsive and awesome. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
This was our family"s third stay so we are always glad to have such a wonderful home to return to. The backyard is a lovely place to watch bird antics around the large feeder. Our ten yr. old loves to chase the fireflies at twilight and is grateful that Miss Midnight the cat is welcome to accompany us. We will be returning frequently!
This rental was everything we could have hoped for. It was spacious, quiet, very clean and extremely well equipped and stocked. There is easy access to town yet is very private. Owner was very nice to deal with. Many great restaurants and amenities.....golf, swimming pools and festivals in town. We would highly recommend this rental.
Has every thing you need, pots and pans, kitchen ware, linens, towels, washer, dryer, etc,TV, cable, radio, no WIFI, but you can hot spot your phone, 3 bedrooms, 1 king, 1 double, and 1 twin, 2 full baths, kitchen with table, and living room, was big enough for our party of 4 adults and one 2 year old child, also pet friendly with a little fenced yard, just right for our little dog, quiet, close to town.
We loved it. Perfect for bringing our pet. Felt very home like and comfortable. Great for day trips in the surrounding areas. Highlands, Bryson City for rafting, Helen for an excellent pretzel @ the Bavarian Inn. Host was very good in communications with our questions.
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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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Additional $100 deposit required for pets is refundable if no damage or excessive cleaning.