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A Smoky Mountain Home on a Beautiful North Carolina Mountain

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Set your sights a little higher with a vacation at 'Mountain Hites' in Franklin, North Carolina. The high elevations, slivers of sunlight through the trees, and cold flowing waters keep the temps cool here. For a vacation you'll never forget, this quaint mountain area near the Little Tennessee River offers a change of pace and endless supply of activities for the entire family.

Spectacular waterfalls, hiking trails, fishing, and abundant wildlife are among our mountain treasures. The 'Gem Capital of the World' has many active mines open to the public. Nature's wonders, history, heritage, and unique diversions make our cabin/house an ideal place for a relaxing and refreshing getaway. Come see the breathtaking views, rushing streams, and quiet hollows. Experience the peace of the mountains.

We are right next door to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Play a few rounds of golf and then shop for beautiful handmade crafts in near by towns. With so much to do, one visit will not be enough.

Nothing relaxes and excites your senses like the great outdoors, and near the Little Tennessee River a perfect place to enjoy the beautiful view from our two large decks while relaxing in our rocking chairs or rattan couch. Our cabin is the place to wind up when you want to wind down. The decor has pictures and artifacts from Great Britain. A perfect place to stay while building your own cabin or researching the area for future plans. Our 3-bedroom cabin will comfortably accommodate a family of six. But it's also perfect for three couples traveling together, or as a romantic getway for two.

Our cabin features: One queen bed with pillow top. One double bed with pillow top and One single bed. Three full baths. Beautifully decorated with rattan furniture. All new appliances and kitchen has a flat top stove with a ceiling hung pot rack.

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More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Shirley & David. Thank you very much for letting us use your home in the mountains. We enjoyed the atmosphere and environment. It's a lovely retreat.
Jun 2015
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bedroom bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd bedroom bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Down stairs living area bathroom
  • 3 full bathrooms (two upstairs and one downstairs)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    bedroom downstairs - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Central Heat and Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Gas Grill(BBQ) No Smoking - only on Outside Deck. wifi not available.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

A Smoky Mountain Home on a Beautiful North Carolina Mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect mountain getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit to David and Shirley's cabin. The house is comfortable and well equipped and is perfect for day trips or just relaxing on the deck enjoying the mountain scenery. We have already booked again for next year and hope to continue to return every year until we get too old to travel!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pete and Pam. It was a pleasure for us to have you stay in our mountain house and for you to choose our cabin for your Smoky Mountain vacation. We enjoy our time as well at the cabin when we are able to go. We look forward to having you stay again next year.
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Montross, Virginia, USA

So glad we stayed here- the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderfful trip to Franklin and we chose the best place to stay. Beautiful, peaceful, home in the mountains with wonderful views from both balconies and decks. It was home from home with every detail addressed to make it the perfect stay. Comfortable, clean and within short distances to see Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Smokey Mountains state park waterfalls, Highlands, Gatlinburg which we did all of these easily. It was one of the best trips we have ever been on where we have been able to see so much in one place. I would highly recommend David and Shirley's wonderful home for your next trip.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our cabin. Our area is perfectly located for many short travel trips through out the Smoky Mts. We always enjoy sharing our Mountain home with visitors and friends. Our mountain views here are beautiful with every season. Again, thank you so much for your nice compliments and we look forward to seeing you again for your next Smoky Mountain visit.
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Bogue Chitto, MS., USA

What A Stay

  • 5 of 5

It was a great stay in your cabin. The inside is gorgeous with anything one would need. But, WOW! The deck had such a great view! Add the sound effects of the flowing river and just relax for a while. Thanks for sharing.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for the compliments and glad to share our cabin with you. The Smoky Mountains are beautiful this time of year and with such great views with the Little Tennesse River near by.
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Arcadia, Fl.

Larry from Arcadia, Fl.

  • 5 of 5

This House/cabin is a perfect place to stay for 2 days or 2 months or longer. It's big inside & has a Fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. I had my sis, niece & her husband & son up for 3 days & they loved it. There's 3 bedrooms upstairs & 2 full baths. Downstairs is 2 bedrooms, bathroom & a giant livingroom. It was within 6 miles of the Gem Mine we went to everyday. We love North Carolina.

The owners did a beautiful job w/the decor. It has central heat & air, plenty of ceiling fans & a huge covered deck. You will see lots of birds, humming birds & hear the Little Tennessee River flowing 24/7.

We stayed almost the whole month of May. Cool in the mornings & Warm during the day.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beautiful Smoky Mountain views with comfortable accomadations for a fun visit to the mountains.
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Land O'Lakes, Fl.

My husband and I visited ...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited the property in October. The weather at this time of year is beautiful. We loved the view from the front porch! I could just sit and take in the view all day!! Also, from the Master bedroom, that same view can be enjoyed. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2004
  • Stayed: Dec 2004
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White-water Rafting, Canoeing, Gem Mining, Day trips to the famous Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah's Casino and many more area destinations


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3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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