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A Little Bit of Heaven

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-13)

'A Little Bit of Heaven' is a beautiful secluded vacation home nestled in the Smoky Mountains close to gem mining, The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, wonderful waterfalls, and antiquing.

This home has a view from the deck that will take your breath away in the day and leave you awe struck at night. The distant lights of the town of Franklin can be enjoyed every evening from the deck. This property has wonderful country roads to enjoy a hike after dinner yet is close and easy to get to.

We built this home with vacation in mind. Lots of room for the whole gang. Enough parking for everyone. Although there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, you can spend your whole vacation and never leave the mountain.

There is entertainment for the whole family. Pool table and ping pong. Dinner on the deck is one of our favorite activities. Come find out what the Great Smokey Mountains are famous for!

Keywords: Great View, sleeps 13

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About The Owner

A not quite retired couple who truly believe that the mountains of Western North Carolina is God's country

Why The Owner chose Franklin

In the late 70's we helped our parents build their first NC Mountain home in Robinsville. After my father-in-law passed away we encouraged Mom to sell the Robinsiville home. It only took us a few years to realize how much we missed the beautiful NC Mountains. We decided that we were always taking day trips from remote Robinsville to Franklin where it seemed everything was happening. It only made sense to build the next house in the beautiful quaint town of Franklin. We took the plans from the original house and expanded it and made it a true NC home. We designed it to accommodate our own family reunions. There is plenty of space for the whole gang and lots to do right at the house or in the surrounding area. Our view will knock your socks off and secluded enough that you feel like you are the only ones on the mountain. We never intended to rent our home so this home is a little nicer than most, with Corian counter tops and upgraded appliances. We decided to share it with others as it was a shame to not have it used until we can be up there full time.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite activities at our 'Little Bit of Heaven' is: Eating meals out on the deck and watching the sun set. Taking walks after dinner on the quiet road in front of the house.

I love challenging what ever guests or family to a game of pool in the evening. I must say my personal favorite is to wait until everyone has gone to bed and sit out on the deck and watch the lights of the town of Franklin. It is so quiet and the solitude is indescribable!!

We also like going to 'Picking on the Square' on Saturday nights in Franklin. We love going white water rafting on the Nantahala. Our goal is to learn to Fly Fish in the local streams. We also like finding new places to hike and my personal favorite is to photograph all the cool waterfalls in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mike and Nancy,

Thank you very much for opening your Smokey Mountain home to our family. It truly is a little bit of Heaven! We loved it.... the view, the location, rooms & their décor, and the gameroom, as well.

We had a blast too! Thank you for all of your advice and suggestions. We found about 60 carats in sapphires and rubies! The Boiler Room and Fun Factory also huge hits with the kids!

We really hope to return someday!

Thank you again,


P.S. We loved the hummingbirds!!
Aug 2014
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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (3) 2 Queen and 1 Double, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed has single upper and double lower
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis
Fully Stocked Kitchen, perfect for the couple or the whole family. Bring your Ipod to enjoy your favorite music in every room of our home. Two Queen-size Beds, One Double/Single Bunk, Two Queen-size Sleeper Sofas, One Double Sofa Sleeper in Loft. Please no smoking,


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A Little Bit of Heaven
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 68 reviews

Exceeded all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in A Little Bit of Heaven over a long weekend in early December and couldn't be more pleased. It was 3 families total with 5 adults and 7 children and we all had plenty of space. The kids loved the basement with the pool table and the adults loved the whole house stereo. The view from the house is amazing and the trip into town is short. Nancy was more than accommodating and I would definitely recommend the house. We will be making another trip back!

Have fun with the driveway and the roads in the neighborhood!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Mill, SC

The view was beautiful and the sunsets were breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family of 7! Plenty of space to spread out. The kids...young and oldish ;) loved the game room in the basement! The kitchen was well stocked with just about anything you'd need to prepare a meal...even a crockpot which we used one night for chili!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is gorgeous.

  • 5 of 5

The trip was awesome. The house has everything you’d need for a vacation. We had 8 adults and everyone was comfortable. We LOVED the sound system and the house is great for getting a group of people together for a week of fellowship. I’d highly recommend it. Just be prepared for the driveway - it’s a little steep!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Coral, Fl

For the love of mountains...

  • 5 of 5

Our week stay at this Home was absolutely fabulous. The view is perfect. The location is so convenient to all the activities that we wanted to do. The home is spacious and wonderfully decorated. We have already made the decision to return next year. Loved everything!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little bit of heaven indeed

  • 5 of 5

Our early October long weekend family (5 adults, 5 kids ages 3-11) getaway to A Little Bit of Heaven was perfect. Nancy's description of the property is 100% accurate. The home was comfortable, clean, and stocked with almost everything you could want. The view from the deck was stunning. Activities in and around Franklin (hiking, bird watching, gem mining, restaurants) were easily accessible. We would go back again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Nancy!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cozy little home. The owners were so very helpful. They supplied us with a very handy list of things to do during our visit and the house was stocked with everything you could possibly need. We will be returning as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed our home and the suggested itinerary I leave in the book "Now That We Are Here What Do We Do?". I know when folks come for a short stay it is hard to decide what to do when Franklin and the surrounding area has so much to offer. It is nice to see it has come in handy. We would love to have you join us again. Nancy
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Cinema, Famous NC Ruby Mining, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Cherokee Indian Reservation (Gambling), Ashville's Biltmore House Within (1.25 hours), White Water Rafting, Waterfalls


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.