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Winter special-2016: $99/nt.; Charming, quiet chalet

Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Relax, unwind and enjoy the natural beauty all around you. Our chalet will make you feel at home

from the moment you arrive. COMFORTABLE, CLEAN and PRIVATE are the words most often used to describe our Smoky Mountain home in Franklin, North Carolina. Our mountain home is conveniently

located between Franklin and Highlands, less than 5 miles from beautiful Cullasaja Falls. The scenic drive to the falls is a true delight.


Are you looking for a cabin that offers a PRIVATE and TRANQUIL setting? A place where you can RELAX and enjoy the peace and quiet all around you? Then we have the PERFECT VACATION home in the Smoky Mountains just waiting for you.

We have prepared the ultimate RELAXING and PEACEFUL retreat for our guests to enjoy. This spacious chalet is a great place for a FAMILY VACATION GETAWAY. You'll have everything you need in this 2000 sq.ft., pet friendly home - we've made sure of that.

The comment we hear most about our Vacation Chalet in the mountains is how COMFORTABLE, SPACIOUS and CLEAN it is. The chalet is located in a small neighborhood about 6 miles east of Franklin off of US Hwy 64 on the way to Highlands. With 2 good PAVED DRIVEWAYS there is plenty of room for everyone to easily park and stay awhile, which is good, because once everyone arrives, they just won't want to leave. The stairs to the upstairs entry door are straight and wide and offer easy access directly to the kitchen, main living area and a bedroom and bathroom.

On this main (upper) level, you will find:

A BRIGHT SPACIOUS KITCHEN fully stocked with everything you will need to prepare a great meal. The dining area has a dining table that easily seats 6 plus a spacious bar area for additional dinner

seating. In the large open great room, you can comfortably seat everyone in your party with room to spare. The spacious living area boasts 3 FULL SIZE SOFA'S, one of which is a SLEEPER. A cozy TV viewing area with a DVD and Satellite TV is at one end of the large room. There is also a LARGE

WOOD BURNING STONE FIREPLACE that is a perfect spot to sit and enjoy a fire and the view across the large deck to the TREE COVER. This tree cover is what makes the whole property seem so PRIVATE AND COZY. You feel like you are in the trees. Also on this floor is a large bedroom with a KING size bed, large closet space and a TV with satellite. To round out the upstairs there is a full

bath that has been RECENTLY UPDATED.

On the lower level:

There is an OUTSIDE ENTRANCE DIRECTLY TO THE DOWNSTAIRS AREA AS WELL, or it can be accessed from the inside by the SPIRAL STAIRS in the center of the house. On this level, you will find a separate TV viewing area with a DVD player, along with an AIR HOCKEY TABLE. This area provides a SEPARATE AREA FOR KIDS OR 2 COUPLES TO SPREAD OUT. Downstairs has 2 large bedrooms, each with a QUEEN BED and a TWIN/DAY BED. Both bedrooms have large sliding doors that look out onto the beautiful lush yard. There is also a second bath with a shower that has also been recently updated and a large laundry room so you can stay as long as you want with everything you need.

The yard is large with just over an acre of land, but it feel s like so much more since there are NO DIRECT NEIGHBORS on any side of this great property. The yard also has a SMALL STREAM that flows from the back of the property down the hillside and through the side yard. You can open the windows or sit on the deck and enjoy the sound of the water flowing. The deck is on the front of the house, and is a huge outdoor space to just relax and enjoy more of the beautiful peace and quiet of this home. There is a nice GAS GRILL, and 2 SEATING AREAS FOR FULL OUTDOOR DINING on those beautiful mild summer nights.

This Smoky Mountain vacation chalet is also close to many great areas. Less than 5 miles away on

Highway 64 is the start of one of the most scenic sections of road in North Caroline. It starts

with the Cullasaja falls and then winds its way along parallel to the Cullasaja River past many

beautiful smaller falls and scenic areas until you reach the town of Highlands where you can find

great shopping and local restaurants. Along the way there is Cliffside Lake Park which is fun for

swimming and a little fishing or hiking.

Come visit our house and enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina in a peaceful and

spacious chalet that is waiting just for you. Check our calendar and contact us to reserve your

Smoky Mountain vacation dates.

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Darrin Millsaps
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Winter special-2016: $99/nt.; Charming, quiet chalet
average rating of 4.111111 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The vacation house was very roomy, had everything we needed and suited our needs well. However it did have a musky smell when you walked in. I guess it was from being closed up for so long. The furnishings need to be updated, everything was dated. The bathroom sink down stairs drained very slowly and could have been an issue, other than that everything was great! It was located perfectly for what we wanted to do. Really enjoyed it, and will use again. Thank you VRBO- perfect weekend for my girl rock hounds. Price was excellent too !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2016 Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the stay at the cabin. It was perfect-out of town but easily accessible to the places we wanted to visit. I would recommend that the housekeeping be a little more better but other than that we were completely satisfied. We will highly recommend your cabin to others.

Thank you,

Sharon Percy

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location and easy to get too

  • 4 of 5

Minutes to Franklin, which was perfect for our needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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not happy

  • 1 of 5

The house is OK, lots of stairs. Property nice.


  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diane, With more than 250 guests over the years, this was only the second time I held back a part of the security deposit, only half in this case. My cleaning professional, Mary, has been working with me for five years and very often I get feedback on how clean the house is. Mary was so upset about the condition of the house she sent me photos, a lot of photos. Between the vomit, or whatever that was, in the bathroom, the bags of trash on the deck, the dog poop and pee inside the house (and on the deck), and the dog hair on the furniture, I can understand why there was heavy extra cleaning required. To be perfectly frank, the return of half of your deposit was generous. Sincerely, Darrin
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Wedding weekend

  • 4 of 5

The house was in a great location as the wedding we attended was right nearby. If you plan to do a fire in the indoor fireplace, bring your own wood. Atmosphere is nice...

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nice, pleasent, clean & tidy!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for visiting the Franklin / Highlands area. Lots of mountains, waterfalls and very secluded. WiFi worked great. People and neighbors were friendly. Found everything as posted in VRBO to be accurate. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at our cottage. I hope you will choose our place again in the future! Take care.
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Gem mining.

* Antiquing.

* Hiking.

* Sight seeing - Waterfalls.

* Cycling.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Gem mining.

* Hiking.

* Picnicing.

* Sight seeing - Waterfalls.

* Cycling.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Gem mining.

* Picnicing.

* Sight seeing - Waterfalls.

* Fishing..

Golf, Shopping, Sightseeing, Restaurants, Rafting, Kayaking,

Swimming, Biking, Mountain Biking, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Wildlife

Viewing, Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Rock Climbing, Antiquing,

Cinemas/Movie Theaters, Museums, Horseback Riding.


Rates & Availability

Franklin Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Franklin Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Linens Provided: Min. 300TC sheets, and cozy comforters for all beds Off Street Parking: 2 drive ways for plenty of parking Wood burning Fireplace in family room and cozy electric fireplace in master bedroom Highspeed Wireless internet access Air Hockey Table 1 King Bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin/Day beds, 1 Queen sleeper, Pack-n-play Great room and master bedroom TV's provided with satellite King bedroom and downstairs living area have TV's with DVD players only Small collection of DVDs Air Conditioning Washer/Dryer Fully stocked kitchen Refrigerator Dishwasher Microwave Ice Maker Gas BBQ Grill Deck is over 300 sq ft

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