|Space||800 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Fully furnished, comfortable cottages w/ easy access to paved roads.
Two bedroom units have 1 queen bed & 1 king bed that can be made into 2 twins;
One bedroom unit has 1 king bed that can be made into 2 twins.
Large full bath, fully equipped kitchen.
Located 2 miles north of Franklin off US 441 By-Pass.
Ingles & Bi-Lo groceries, Wal-Mart & numerous restaurants located nearby.
*Limit 4 persons/2-bedroom cottage; 2 persons/1-bedroom.
** $10/person/night extra charge for any non-registered guests.
As a visitor to Franklin since the early '60s and former land owner there, there were no surprises in this rental as far as location. It is an easy 2.5 mile drive into "downtown" Franklin from 441 or Lake Emory Rd. Heading to points north (Dillsboro, Sylva, Clingman's Dome, Waynesville) is as easy; access 441 from Jim Berry Rd. and go left. There is much to see and do but be sure to read up on the area's fascinating history so you know the significance of landmarks. Did you know that before Franklin was settled by Anglos in 1828, it, Nikwasi as it was known, was the spiritual home and tribal meeting place for the Cherokee nation?
Cabin "Holly" upper level was a comfortable two bedroom place with furnished kitchen, living room with sofa, easy chair and media armoire with "old style" CRT TV (hey, you didn't come to the mountains to be a couch potato!). The master bedroom is nicely appointed with a comfortable bed, useful closet and dresser. The second bedroom with full bed is small but plenty workable for two children or one adult. The cabin has one bathroom. As it was late January with daytime temps hovering in the mid 40s, we didn't explore the porch but I'm sure it is a pleasant area during late spring and summer. There appears to be a small charcoal BBQ available plus a couple of deck chairs and a bench along the railing.
The cabin was purported by the owner to be "disabled accessible." That was a strong positive feature and draw as the family member who came with me is physically disabled. Level ingress/egress to/from the cabin and through the interior is a critical factor. The claim of accessibility is largely true and for us everything worked just fine. A person confined to a wheelchair would have a difficult if not impossible time moving to/from car parking, down a gravel walk and into the cabin (which has a narrow hall from family/kitchen area to bathroom) but a person with partial walking mobility would have only the high step-up into the cabin at the front entry to negotiate; certainly not impossible with assistance but, still, something to be prepared for if someone is mobility limited.
Given those caveats, this rental is a great value for the money and convenient base from which to roam the area. It was clean, neat and ready to go when we arrived. An Ingals grocery store is about 12 minutes away and Franklin's WalMart is about a 20 minute trip. There is plenty to do and see - way more than two week's worth! We plan to return.
This cozy cottage was perfect for all of our needs. We were looking for a quiet place to stay away from the hustle & bustle of our daily NJ lives, we found it here!! Although the cottage is quietly nestled in the woods you are within a short drive to so many attractions. The cottage was throughly cleaned when we arrived & had every necessity I needed to make my family dinners & pack lunches for our day trips! We will definitely spend more time here in the future & would absolutely recommend it to anyone searching for a beautiful, comfy, quiet location close to breathtaking scenery!!
P.s. take a hike up to Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountain National Park, Pickens Nose (a little hard to find but well worth it,) Wayah Bald
My husband and I enjoyed our stay here and thanks to Ann and Rose for making it happen - would certainly choose this place again.
We enjoyed our stay here. It's at a great central location, very convenient to downtown Franklin. Easy access to a lot of outdoor activity. If you're looking for a comfortable place to stay at a great price, this is it.
This totally adorable cottage was perfect. The surroundings are amazing amd the host (Anne) was great to accommodate us at such short notice. After 6 weeks there we didn't want to leave. Super comfy and welcoming. Walk in and it instantly feels like home. Rose is awesome and super freindly :)
Living in Austria, I would not hesitate to make this a permanent holiday stay destination. Will definately be back. Thank you for everything Anne and Rose :) Take Care
This wonderful little cottage is a perfect mountain getaway. The location was within 10 minutes of town yet it seemed to be located way out in the country. The cottage was simply furnished with comfortable beds and all the basic amenities needed for my 3 week vacation. The wraparound balcony provided outdoor seating that enhanced the charm of the cottage. It was wonderful to have onsite caretakers, Rose and Lonnie, who were a delightful couple that tried to make my stay as comfortable as possible. The price of this cottage is very reasonable compared to other locations. I stayed in the Holly cottage and would recommend any of the units available. The location was in an area convenient to my travels to the Smokies, the Blue Ridge Parkway and all of the waterfalls in the NC/SC area.
Top Thing to do in City:
* Saturday night Pickin on the Square.
* Antiques, Quilts, Mountain Crafts.
* Scottish Tartan Museum.
* Gem & Mineral Museum.
Top Thing to do in Budget:
* Wayah Bald/Applachain Trail.
* Waterfalls along Rte 64 to Highlands.
* Little Tennessee Greenway Trail.
* Great Smokey Mtn Nat'l Park.
* Nikwasi Indian Mound.
Top Thing to do in Family:
* Fun Factory.
* Gem mining.
* Trout fishing.
* Nantahala White Water Rafting.
* 'Unto These Hills' Drama.
Antiques, gem mining, golf, trout fishing, mountain crafts, scenic
drives, waterfalls all less than an hour drive.
"Unto These Hills" Drama, Cherokee
Harrah's Casino, Cherokee
Smokey Mountain National Park, Cherokee
Nantahala Gorge white-water rafting, Bryson City
Great Smokey Mountain Railway, Bryson City
Dollywood/Pigeon Forge, TN outlets
Arts & Crafts shopping, Dillsboro
Applachian Trail & other hikes, Franklin
Smokey Mountain Center for Performing Arts, Franklin
Biltmore Estate, Asheville
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|(monthly cleaning fee)||$75|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
|weekly cleaning fee||$50|
Weekly Rate: $385 (2 bedrm) or $350 (1 bedrm) w/ $100 security/damage deposit
Monthly Rate: $600 (2 bedrm) or $500 (1 bedrm) w/ $200 security/damage deposit
* $350/week (2-bedroom) Apr thru Oct; $100 advance security deposit*
* $300/week (1-bedroom) Apr thru Oct; $100 advance security deposit*
* $600/month (2-bedroom) Apr thru Oct; $200 advance security deposit*
* $500/month (1-bedroom) Apr thru Oct; $200 advance security deposit*
* $50 ($75 for law-enforcement students) cleaning fee paid directly to on-site housekeeper
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.