Harold & Marla Johnson
About Harold & Marla Johnson
We are a retired couple who moved to Franklin in 2005. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School and ran a construction business specializing in concrete work for 35 years; working exclusively on Boca Grande. He enjoys woodworking, recreating the beauty of an old building and has volunteered over the last 12 years just helping ministries and people in need. Marla is South Carolina girl and enjoys quilting and managing this property. Raised in a minister's home, she loves working with the church and being a part of the "family". They have travelled the world on many missionary endeavors. With 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grands, they enjoy the life that God has provided.
Harold & Marla Johnson purchased this Cabin in 2005
Why Harold & Marla Johnson chose Franklin
We bought this property with 25 acres in 2005. This building was an old canning shed on the lower level and storage on the upper level. Marla's mother suggested that Harold make her a summer house out of this old building. Thus, Granny's Mountain Retreat was birthed. Read the rest of the story when you stay with us.
What makes this Cabin unique
Cowee Valley is quiet and peaceful. It's a place where you can sit on your porch and watch the deer and turkey feed and hear the geese as they fly into the pond closeby. There are times that you can actually hear the creek rushing through the valley. It's an escape from the busyness of life and enjoy, relax and rest.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Second time around
Love this quiet lovely cabin.
Harold installed a gate to accommodate our 17 month old grand baby.
The mattress in master bedroom needs replaced
Harold has already purchased a replacement.
Will return a third time
Thanks, Tammi, for letting us know about the mattress breaking down. It has been replaced and ready for the next guest. Baby gate will be installed again for the next baby visiting. We enjoy hearing about things that will improve the quality of our guests' stay.
Super comfortable getaway
Amazing property and scenery as well as very comfortable and complete accommodations. Loved it. A quiet retreat away from the noise. Would definitely book again.
Granny's Mountain Retreat offers so much to those wanting to escape the noise and hustle and bustle!
This is an awesome vacation rental. Many great things to see
Our experience was beyond amazing. We will definitely return
Thrift stores, waterfalls, Nantahala Lake, antique malls, quilt shops and, of course, beautiful, breathtaking views of the mountains..... so much to do and see!
Owners were really nice we enjoyed our stay. There is plenty of room and it has beautiful views.
We love to hear that our guests have had a wonderful trip. With the fog coming up out of the valley in the mornings and the colorful sunsets, Granny's Mountain Retreat makes a great place for a weekend getaway.
Great location quiet easy access to Franklin
Granny's Mountain Retreat makes a great "home away from home" for sightseeing in the Great Smoky Mountains. Spending time together and coming "home" to the slow easy life makes vacation the best!
A great little cottage!
We had a wonderful time staying here! It had everything we needed! It was very close to all the events that we wanted to try. Such a cozy place for a weekend getaway!
So nice to be able to roam about the mountains and then come "home" to a peaceful and quiet setting.
Waterfalls, Fun Factory, Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts; 10 minutes from Highway 28 known for its curves and dips; snow tubing at Sky Valley and Maggie Valley; NOC whitewater rafting