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Ted Schropp

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

'Archar's Lair' Beautiful 7 Bedroom Log Home,game roomHot Tub, Wi-Fi

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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7 Bedroom 5 Bath Log home

This beautiful log home is located on five wooded acres with a great view of the Smokey Mountains. The 4,300 sq ft, three floor interior contains: 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, and a game room in the basement. Magnificent mountain views can be savored from the spacious, wrap around, covered deck which also houses a hot tub. In addition, the deck and main level have wheelchair access. The cabin is completely furnished and contains all the amenities necessary to improve your vacationing experience. Some of these amenities include TV’s in almost every room, barbeque grill, and fire pit among other things. The two master suites both contain custom king beds and 32” Flat screen TV’s. There are also two more king bedrooms on the main level along with two bedrooms with a full and twin beds in each room. One of the most unique features you’ll notice as you step into spacious interior is the custom handmade railing leading to the master suites. When you step down into the basement game room, you will find a 8’ pool table, air hockey table, Foosball, 51” plasma TV, leather couch, loveseat, oversized chair, and ottoman. All of these details have been taken care of to insure that you will have a great time at Archar’s Lair.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Ted Schropp (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Ted Schropp

We first came to Franklin four years ago and fell in love with the area. When this cabin came for sale we jumped at the chance to buy it. We live and work in central Florida but drive up to the Archar Lair as much as possible and hope to move here as soon as possible.

Ted Schropp purchased this cabin in 2012


based on 33 traveler reviews

'Archar's Lair' Beautiful 7 Bedroom Log Home,game roomHot Tub, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews

Well Equipped Cabin with Lovely View

  • 4 of 5

The most impressive feature of this cabin is a huge deck with an incredible view! We were gathered for a multi-generational family reunion and all of us, from toddler to great grandmother, enjoyed spending time on the deck. It was the center of most of our activities.The hot tub, which looks out on this beautiful view, was also a favorite for many members of our family. The large game room is a great space as well with lots of fun activities for all ages. The cabin is in good condition and well equipped. I was particularly impressed with the kitchen and the baby supplies.

My one caution is the road up to the cabin is steep and was not well graded for our visit. We had one car that got stuck and had to be towed out by a truck. The people staying in the cabin across from us also had the same problem. Some of our party elected to park below.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That section of road is now paved. Ted
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A Great Place for a Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A perfect fit for our family of seventeen, ages 1 to 66. The view from the large deck in back was beautiful. The hot tub, fire pit, game room, and open kitchen provided plenty of entertainment options for all. The cabin is within an hour drive to hiking, rafting, tubing, and zip lines in the Bryson City area. Our family especially enjoyed tubing on Deep Creek . The owner was easily accessible and very responsive. We were pleasantly surprised by the lack of bugs; none in the house and minimal outside. The large capacity washer and dryer were very much appreciated.

The driveway was a challenge for front wheel drive vehicles, especially the steep incline over the last 300 feet. Recommend using lowest gear available and hugging the side of the drive to avoid the ruts caused by spinning wheels. AWD and 4-wheel drive vehicles easily made the trip up.

We definitely recommend Archar's Lair to those who want comfortable accommodations with a rustic feel to provide a complete mountain experience.

The P4M Family a.k.a. the 3 Purnells, Perkins, & Minetts

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That section of road is now paved. Ted
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Nice House

  • 4 of 5

Archer's Lair is a lovely cabin that accommodated our family of 13 easily. The house was clean and the kitchen very well equipped. There is a large deck overlooking the woods and a nice fire pit, as well as a grill. The only drawback to renting this property is accessibility. The driveway is extremely steep and is gravel. Two cars had to be literally pushed up the hill to park. Fortunately we had men who were able to do this. Unless you have some strong backs in your group, find another property!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That section of road is now paved. Ted
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  • 5 of 5

Archar's Lair was just stunning! My family lived on the back deck sitting in the rocking chairs looking out to the amazing mountain view! There was plenty of room. The cabin is kept in outstanding condition. The kitchen was stocked well. We made s'mores in the fire pit! The home is also located centrally to get to the Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock and Dry Falls -- and many other attractions! Franklin has little quaint shops to look in! Ted, the owner, was great to work with. Archar's Lair was a great place for our family reunion! I would highly recommend this vacation rental!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the cabin.
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Stunning, roomy, mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a weekend to see our son's graduation from WCU. Cabin is gorgeous! No one wanted to leave. Plenty of room inside and out. Beautiful place. Thanks

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome.
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Over The Top

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a 6 day vacation as a family reunion. Kitchen had everything you would want and beyond. A couple SMALL things. Pillows need to be replaced getting to soft and old. With this big of a house and bathrooms need a couple more hair dryers especially with 4-5 women in the house. View outstanding. Basement does get cold so be prepared for that. More hangers needed. Watch the driveway hard getting up till you get use to it. Quiet and loved the fire ring and game room. All in all will do it again. Please we were pleased just wanted to draw a few things to you attention. LOVED IT Will go back. When manager contacted he took care of issues right away that's a plus.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time at the cabin. Looks like I'll have to buy more hangers. There were 3 hair dryer before. Ted
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville ( Atlanta airport two half hours)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

Located on 5 acres. Plenty of room for the kids to explore. Close to few remaining ruby mines that offer native gemstones. Rafting on Nantahala river is only 30 minutes away. Great motorcycle rides everywhere, about one hour from tail of the Dragon. Away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to all the shopping and dining, just 10 miles from downtown Franklin.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $155
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.75%

A 2 night minimum, with a three night minimum on all Monday Holidays. The summer time require week rentals(June thur Mid August). There is a one week minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks. Super Bowl week requires a week rental. Cancellations on Holiday weeks require a 60 day notice for full refund, 30 days for all other weeks. Sleeps 16, add $10.00 per night per person over 16 people. Please call for approval for more then 16 people no more than 20 guests. Must be over 34 to rent the cabin. Check in is 4:00 pm and check out is at 10:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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North Carolina Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Second master bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basement bath
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second upstairs master bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs master bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Portable baby crib
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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