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Enjoy a quiet mountain getaway in the mountains near Franklin, North Carolina

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, *Book 6 nights and get the 7th free*

Located just six miles west of Franklin, this house in the southern Appalachaian mountains is a great getaway for a weekend, a week or even a season. This was our family home for over 20 years. It has recently been remodeled with fresh paint, hard-wood floors in the living area and new carpet in the bedrooms. The view from the front deck is absolutely fabulous and creates a sense of openness that really sets this house apart from many mountain rentals. Easy access is a rare and added bonus. (only 1 minute off of U.S. 64)

The house is completely furnished, including tableware, bed linens, towels, etc. . The living room is furnished in navy blue leather. Sleeping accommodations for

up to 6 people are available. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway in the mountains in a clean and comfortable home with room for the entire family, this is the place. We do not solicit comments for this site from our guests but we often receive notes or cards at check out and have recently added a few of those comments to this site. Over half of our business comes from guests who return year after year. We take pride not only in the house but in making our guests feel welcome and at home.

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. (early check-in usually available)

Check-out time:11:00 a.m. (all times Eastern)

More Details

Lewis Gary Brown
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Lewis Gary Brown

My wife and I moved to the Franklin area in 1984 and have served in the Macon County School system ever since. I am a retired principal and have returned to my first love, classroom teaching, at Macon Early College in Franklin. Laura teaches 4th grade at Cartoogechaye Elementary School. We both still find the teaching profession extremely rewarding and feel fortunate to have worked our entire careers in one system.

We both enjoy our summers and spend a great deal of time working at the rental property which we've just expanded with the purchase of some adjacent acreage.

Lewis Gary Brown purchased this house in 1990

Why Lewis Gary Brown chose North Carolina Mountains

This property is unique in a couple of ways. The view overlooking the old Killian farm, and the mountains beyond is simply beautiful. Andy's View is easily accessible, located on Setser Road only a minute off of U.S. 64 West. The driveway is paved all the way to a covered carport. The owners take special pride in keeping the house spotlessly clean and the grounds well maintained.

What makes this house unique

The view, the accessibility, and the convenience to the Nantahala National Forest (only 5 minutes away) and the Appalachian Trail (only 7 minutes away) add to the uniqueness of Andy's View. The tiny, beautiful and soothingly tranquil Saint John's Episcopal Church is only a short walk away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well it's time to leave your beautiful place. What a View! We have been very busy with the family reunion but sat even if for only a few minutes on the porch each night. It seems we have the same taste as we have the exact same couches and rocker recliner at our house in Fla. We left a thank you gift on the kitchen table....Thank you for everything...all the nice touches.
Aug 2009
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor front bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Main floor, back bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
High speed wireless internet Central heat and air Wood burning fireplace 3 bedrooms 2 baths Covered deck Covered parking Washer/Dryer Bed linens, plenty of bath cloths and towels Fully equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave, dishes, tableware, dishwasher Gas grill Satellite TV Smoke free please


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Enjoy a quiet mountain getaway in the mountains near Franklin, North Carolina
average rating of 4.923077 based on 18 reviews

Quiet respite!

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable, amazing views, spotlessly clean, easy access, close to town and all it had to offer, very relaxing, peaceful evenings sitting on the expansive porch watching the hummingbirds and fireflies, all the convenience of home, what more could you ask for! Thanks again Gary and Laura.......

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Amazing views!!

  • 5 of 5

The house as well as the views were AMAZING!! Mr and Mrs. Brown were great! They checked in on us several times. Looking forward to going back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, nicely decorated home, so peaceful we didn't want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression was Oh how nice! The view was beautiful, the hosts were very accommodating and friendly. We loved the décor and the home was well equipped. Will surely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Andy's View is a blessing

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, my sister and nephew rented this beautiful home this past Christmas and had a wonderful time. It is so peaceful and Mr Gary the owner was a pleasure to get to know and do business with. We are hoping to rent this home again this coming October if it's open, wanting to share this great get away with some precious friends of ours.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views in this wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home 10/23- 10/27 it was the perfect place for the 4 of us to enjoy much needed time away.

We enjoyed coffee each morning on the deck watching the sunrise. Fall is our favorite time of the year and the colors were beautiful. God's beautiful creation.

We went to Murphy on Monday and visited with family.

Tuesday we went to Wayah Bald which was breathtaking. A must see while in the area.

Afternoons we enjoyed the house and relaxed. Walks around the area and to the beautiful little Church up the road.

Wednesday was a trip to Highlands and Cashiers.

We would love to return and stay in this home again.

The owners were so sweet and helpful. Thank you again for all your help.

May God bless you both.

Linda/Ray & Janet/Jerry

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a fantastic place to stay with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend! The kitchen was well-stocked so we were able to enjoy meals at home over-looking a gorgeous view from the porch. And the furniture was very comfortable so we were able to relax each evening!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Franklin Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Lazy Hiker
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mill Creek
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Gem mining.

* Hiking.

* Fishing/Boating (Beautiful mountain streams, Lake Chatuge).

* White water rafting on the Nanatahala River.

* Great area for motorcycling.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking, fishing.

* Enjoy Franklin area museums.

* Visit the Smoky Mountain Welcome Center in nearby Cherokee.

* Wildlife viewing.

* Enjoy beautiful mountain scenery.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Hike the trails in the nearby Nanatala National Forest.

* Fishing.

* Visit nearby Cherokee and the Smoky Mountains.

* Wildlife viewing.

* Rafting- the Ocoee, Nantahala or the Tuckaseegee.

There are many outdoor activities in this area. The beautiful Nantahala National Forest is just a couple of miles away. Within its borders are many opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, white water rafting, and fall leaf-looking are all popular activities in the area. The Appalachian Trail, which follows the peaks of the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine, is only about 7 minutes away.

The paved driveway, covered parking area and location make this a wonderful destination for motorcyclists also. For the less adventuresome, the house itself is a wonderful place to simply get away and relax. It's not uncommon to see deer feeding beneath the apple trees a few yards below the deck, especially in late summer. Bring family or bring friends. We look forward to meeting you.


Rates & Availability

Franklin House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

Weekly Rate: $600 - $600

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

$100.00/night 2 night minimum ...3 night mininum during holiday seasons
(includes all taxes and cleaning fees, no additional charges)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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