Brand new, Sleeps 9, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, tons of nearby activites
About Debra Pettinato-Ross
Debra Pettinato-Ross and Richard Ross created The Barn at Bhakti Manor in 2015 to provide a comfortable, contemplative refuge for those seeking to relax and enjoy the beauty and activities of the Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina.
Debra Pettinato-Ross purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Debra Pettinato-Ross chose Franklin
We wanted a property where there was room to stretch out, relax, and slow down, in nature and yet be near activities like hiking, rafting, gem mining, etc.
What makes this Cottage unique
2.5 hours from Atlanta and 1.5 hrs from Asheville. 45 minutes to Harrah's Cherokee Casino. 30 mins to world class spa and restaurants in Highlands, NC On site trout fishing, fire-pits, and meeting facilities to accommodate up to 50 people.
Please inquire for events
Smoking ok on porches
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Beautiful place. Our family had a wonderful time. Being close to the road was the only drawback. Hope my granddaughters remember our special weekend forever.
Wish we could have stayed longer
We had a wonderful time during our visit at The Barn at Bhakti Manor. The house is very nice, the bed are comfy, the kitchen is amazing- it had everything we needed to cook our meals, and Debra and Richard were wonderful and helpful! I wish we could have stayed for a longer visit!
Stay At Franklin.
Overall our stay was great. Our online reservation printout stayed that our stay was through Oct. 24, and you informed us it was only through Oct. 23. The only other problem was, I was sitting on the couch, and a man started banging loudly on the door and shouted is anybody here and burst into the room stating he saw the prayer flags and wanted to know if we had anything to sell. I told him we were just renting, and then he wanted to know if you had anything to sell. I thought that was very odd. He said it was very odd to see prayer flags in the middle of nowhere in the mountains, and thought we might have something to sell. That day we had forgotten to lock the door.
Good morning Ruth! I hope all is going well in your world and things are settling down with your family!
I’m really sorry that someone came banging on the door and ask there’s anything to sell it might have to do with my yoga room being downstairs.
I’m truly sorry 🤗
Also I wanted to remind you that you did stay till October 24 Thursday that was your check out day!
I’m glad other than the than the guy banging on the door that you had a good time!
WCU Family weekend
Property was well maintained everything was as described. Had plenty of room family of 5 plus grandparents. Kitchen equipment was in excellent shape and stocked above expectations. Beautiful location in the mountains of NC.
My wife and our two kids wanted to get away for the weekend. This was the best choice for what we were looking for and we had an amazing time. The kids loved fishing the pond and catching trout (so did I), they probably could have done that 24/7. The house and kitchen has everything you need. The HVAC worked perfectly and kept the house cool for my pregnant wife when it was too hot outside. Debra and Richard made the whole process extremely easy and seamless. We spent one afternoon Gem mining nearby and had a blast! When it started to rain, we came back to the house and the kids enjoyed the large flat screen and surround sound with Netflix. We grilled out on their outdoor grill. They literally have everything you need for a vacation! Our only complaint is that we didn’t book a longer trip. We will definitely be back for a longer time, next time.
The Barn at Bhakti Manor was a refuge during our "Hurrication". Debra and Richard were so accommodating and helpful in what was a Very hectic week leading up to our stay. Being able to see my husband sit at the campfire and just RELAX was such a gift. My family cannot stop talking about how wonderful everything was and how sad we were to leave when the orders to come back were given. We would love to revisit one day and cannot stress enough what an Amazing place this is!