Where to stay around Franklin?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,464 holiday lettings near Franklin. From 580 cabins to 571 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Franklin for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Franklin?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Franklin:

  • Cranberry Falls: 16 holiday homes
  • Wildwood Mountain: 18 holiday homes
  • Village Walk: 55 holiday homes
  • Bear Lake Reserve: 27 holiday homes
  • Cedar Cliff: 15 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Franklin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Franklin. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine: 1,312 holiday lettings
  • Mill Creek Country Club: 1,276 holiday lettings
  • Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts: 1,303 holiday lettings
  • The Factory: 1,298 holiday lettings
  • Scottish Tartans Musuem: 1,381 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Franklin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cabins in Franklin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 580 cabins in Franklin. Our other popular types of Franklin holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 571 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 122 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 39 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Franklin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 195 holiday homes with pool available in Franklin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a Holiday Rental Cabin in Franklin, North Carolina Your Home Away From Home


    Nestled in the surrounding Nantahala Forest and with mountains on the doorstep, a stay in the peaceful town of Franklin is the perfect getaway. Located in the state of North Carolina, a Franklin holiday offers the opportunity to get to know the real outdoors of North America. For those looking for relaxation, spectacular views and a range of outdoor activities, a Franklin holiday rental cabin is the perfect base.

    Things to Do on Holiday to Franklin, North Carolina

    The town of Franklin is the perfect option for those looking for a variety of outdoor pursuits. Activities such as walking, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, hunting and mountaineering are available in Franklin. Other activities available in the immediate area include swimming, horse riding, golf, fishing, white-water rafting and bird watching. With such breathtaking views of the forest, waterfalls and mountains, a Franklin holiday rental cabin is also the perfect location for painting or photography enthusiasts.

    Places to Visit on Holiday to Franklin, North Carolina

    Macon County, in which Franklin is located, is famed for its mining of precious stones, particularly rubies. Visitors can leave their comfortable Franklin holiday rental cabin and head ten minutes north to the Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine. As well as offering breathtaking views from the bottom of Cowee Mountain, visitors can use one of two covered flumes to try and find their own gems. The mine is open 7 days a week and there is a policy of it being open “until the last person leaves”!

    Also worth a visit is the small town of Cherokee, approximately 45 minutes north of Franklin. The town has strong links with Native Indians and this is where you will find the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. This attraction tells the history of the Cherokee Indians who lived in the Smoky Mountains for thousands of years.

    Weather in Franklin, North Carolina

    Travellers on a Franklin holiday can enjoy a humid Subtropical climate which means that there are warm summers and mild winters. The average daytime temperature during the summer months is 22°C, which can rise to as much as 27°C during the month of July. The winter months see average daytime temperatures of 11°C with it dropping to as low as -2°C. The average amount of rainfall annually is 54 inches with the wettest month of the year usually being March.

    Travel to Franklin, North Carolina

    Travellers on a Franklin holiday will likely land at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) which is approximately an hour and a half’s drive away from the town. Airlines offering regular, cheap flights include KLM, Delta Connection, Air France, US Airways and Continental Airlines. Passengers can depart from major UK airports including Manchester (MAN), Liverpool (LPL), London Heathrow (LHR), Leeds (LBA) and Edinburgh (EDI).

    Activities and attractions in and around Franklin

    Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Franklin a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Franklin Golf Course (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Wilson Lick Ranger Station (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
    • Scaly Mountain Ski Area (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
    • Highlands Aerial Park (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
    • High Falls Trail (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
    • Highlands Country Club (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Franklin

    Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Franklin. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Cliffside Lake Recreation Area (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
    • Ralph J. Andrews County Park (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
    • Lake Glenville (13.1 mi / 21 km)
    • Highlands Biological Station (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
    • Whiteside Mountain (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
    • Poteet Memorial Park (16 mi / 25.8 km)