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

37 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
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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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 37 traveler reviews

'Archar's Lair' Beautiful 7 Bedroom Log Home,game roomHot Tub, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.810811 based on 37 reviews

Beautiful view from the back deck. Lots of room inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to go with a large family. We had all adults and it is one of the few places we found that had large beds in all bedrooms. Very quiet and peaceful which is just what we wanted. Lots of room so it never felt crowded. We had no problems with the drive up the mountain to the cabin, even with one SUV having only a 4 cylinder. Plenty of chairs outside, even around the fire pit. There were extra blankets and pillows and plenty of dishes. Having paper products provided was a nice bonus. Place was clean when we arrived. We had one question, I called Ted, he answered the phone immediately and took care of it. I hate to say how nice the place was because I would love to come back and want to be able to find time when it is not rented.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad everyone had a great time. Hope to hear from you again. Ted
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Danny Furr

  • 5 of 5

It was a grand adventure with an amazing house. Everyone was well pleased and excited. It is on the list to come back!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pine Tops, NC

Great cabin to visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting Archar's Lair for our long weekend getaway. Everything was just as advertised. We had 4 couples and a single adult and everyone had their own bedroom and bath. We didn't cook any but it looked as everything is waiting for you if you wanted to. It is a steep drive up the mountain but after the first trip we were accustomed to it and knew where we were going. No problems for us. We were on a 15 passenger van for our group of 9 but didn't have a problem. The house is great and once we found the cabin, location was not a problem. Actually it was nice. Cabin was clean and just as shown. Thanks Ted for sharing.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome. Glad you and your group had a great time.
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Beautiful Home, Spacious and clean. We had a wonderful time. Thank you Ted.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this home. It fit all of us and it had a great sports room in the basement. Driveway is a bit steep but not too bad. I would recommend this home to anyone. The week went buy so fast, it really felt like home everyone said.

Thank you Ted

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

Franklin Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter rates
Jan 4 2017 - May 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $155
Pet Fee $100
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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Franklin 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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