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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:
April 23, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Comfortable and Welcoming Home Away from Home!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
4

It was pleasant

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean and comfortable ! We had no issues at all.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

The home was nice and quiet, we were impressed by the overall condition of the property. Even though it was middle of winter the outside was enjoyable. Everything we needed in the home was there . We had a very pleasant stay even stayed an extra day.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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5

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We chose this rental because the location was ideal for us while visiting family in Franklin. We found the home to be very clean and comfortable. There were lots of little touches that help make it feel like home. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

This was very easy access to franklin. It was one of the cleanest places I ever stayed at. It fit our needs perfect. The owner was very easy to reach and work with. Fence in yard too. We will be back so cute and comfortable. Thanks again. katie

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us...we hope to see you again soon!
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5

Franklin, NC..... a rough GEM indeed!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and Franklin! As my home town, it holds an especially dear place in my heart.
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A Gem in Franklin, NC

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We try to be sure that things are convenient for everyone and are so glad we succeeded! Please come again.
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Little Tennessee River Greenway
Historic Downtown Franklin
Cullasaja Falls
Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine
Scottish Tartans Museum Center
Dairy Queen
FATZ
Frog Quarters
Motor co. grill
The Boiler Room Steak House
Peppermint Patti's Ice Cream
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 441
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
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

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$85
$525
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $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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