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Gorgeous Country Escape Cabin Overlooking the Smoky Mountains!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE A MINIMUM OF A ONE WEEK RENTAL OVER MAJOR HOLIDAYS AND IN OCTOBER. GORGEOUS LOG HOME ON FOUR VERY PRIVATE ACRES WITH beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains and the Appalacian Trail. NO noisy neighbors right on top of you! Enjoy a romantic drink on the deck or a fun family barbeque as the sun sets over the mountains. Hike in the nearby trails,some leading to beautiful waterfalls! Easy access in a two wheel drive vehicle. Large three-story home (1600 sq. ft. living area plus an additional 1000 sq. ft. unfinished basement.) THREE FULL BEDROOMS, plus loft siting area, fully furnished, and equipped for your comfort and convenience.

Very spacious (600 sq. ft.) master suite with a king size metal sleigh bed and a love seat in the sitting area, cherry queen set in the second bedroom, and pine bunk beds in the third bedroom. Decorated in rich jewel and earth tones, the cabin features a luxurious brown LEATHER SOFA SET in the living room. Not gas, but a REAL STONE FIREPLACE to cuddle up in front of on cold nights. View nature from the spacious two levels of wrap around covered decks on three sides of the log house.

A wonderful place to get away from it all. Leave the city behind and enjoy being close to nature and many fun activities. At night, when everything else is quiet, you can listen to the Little Tennessee River rush by. Walk to the river (1/2 mile away) and go fishing or tubing. Go golfing, antique hunting, go carting, or gem mining in Franklin. Take a drive to the train station in Dillsboro, Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, or to the many beautiful waterfalls in the surrounding area.

Or, just stay home and read a book in the upstairs sitting area, have tea in the four rocking chairs on the side porch, barbeque and have a picnic at the new picnic table on the other side porch. Relax on the front deck as you watch the sun set over the mountains. In the morning, watch the sunrise through the large loft master bedroom windows.

Whatever you do, book soon, as summer and fall dates are going quickly!

Located approximately halfway between Downtown Franklin and Bryson City, this home offers the best of both worlds. Nestled in the woods above the Little Tennessee River, this log home is secluded enough that you are away from it all, yet within an easy drive to many Western North Carolina towns.

Our home is also stocked with games, videos, books, and magazines to help you relax and unwind. Come to our country escape and enjoy the romantic getaway you're been longing for or a fun and memorable family vacation in the mountains.

Keywords: Log House

More Details

Dawn Worobel
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

About Dawn Worobel

We love the gorgeous mountain views and the escape from the heat and our hectic lifestyles. We enjoy going to the cabin to relax or to have fun with friends and family. Our kids love the gem mining, tubing, and whitewater rafting.

Dawn Worobel purchased this house in 2002

Why Dawn Worobel chose Franklin

We chose this location because we kept coming to this area and fell in love with the natural setting, the ease of access to our property, and the proximity to lots of fun places in Western North Carolina. We also love to relax and watch the beautiful sunsets and the wildlife go by as we sit on the deck overlooking the mountains and our 4 acre property.

What makes this house unique

We have three bedrooms with lots of space for you and your family and friends to relax. We have a fully stocked kitchen with a gas grill and outside picnic table. We also have two wrap around decks, one with gates at the end to help contain pets when they want to enjoy the beautiful North Carolina weather. We also have dvds, vhs tapes, games, and many books for you to enjoy during your stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Franklin in Macon County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master-large loft with 1/2 wall & sitting area on top floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Bottom bunk is a double/top is a twin.
    Loft - Sitting area on top floor in master
  • King size beds (1) Stunning king sized metal sleigh bed with two dressers, mirror and two night stands, Queen size Beds (1) Cherry queen sized bedroom set, Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) A fold up cot perfect for a young child is located in the closet of the third bedroom., Bunk Beds (1) Pine wooden bunk beds with a double on the bottom and a twin on the top.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
Central Heat and Air Conditioning, Gas Grill (BBQ), Outdoor table, Four Rockers, Picnic table, Teak Chairs


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Gorgeous Country Escape Cabin Overlooking the Smoky Mountains!
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We were not able to stay during hurricane Irma, but have stayed with Dawn before. This is a perfect get a way location. Quiet, well maintained, and comfortable. They have thought of everything.

the Younts

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Springs, Florida

Beautiful cabin in tranquil mountain setting with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family and our dogs really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. It is bright, immaculately clean, open and airy with a gorgeous view! The kitchen is adequately stocked with spices and appliances, dishes, glasses, etc. The view is absolutely gorgeous from the deck and the loft master bedroom. The beds are very comfortable. There is WIFI, but it is sketchy. However, other cabins we've rented in the past have had no WIFI, so some was certainly better than the usual none. The location of this cabin is also wonderful. It is secluded, but other cabins are in walking distance and there are nice roads to take walks. It is also a great location for accessing the quaint surrounding towns like, Bryson City, Cherokee, Dillsboro, Franklin, Waynesville, and Maggie Valley. We had a wonderful time and definitely plan on returning.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 4 of 5

The only thing I would change is the acoustics between the first and the second floor. It is very loud between the floors. Other then that it was a great experience. Beautiful cabin and scenery.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful haven in the heart of the mountains ❤️

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved our stay at the Country Escape! Plenty of room for the kids to spread out, incredible views, everything stocked that we could have imagined needing. The only thing it was missing that I saw on many other listings was a hot tub 😏 Thanks Dawn, for an amazing experience!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were only able to stay for several days, but what a nice place. Everything has been well thought out and the layout is perfect. Hope to stay again soon.

many thanks

The Younts

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, perfectly managed

  • 5 of 5

Great view, very clean, well appointed. I am in the rental business and they're doing everything right. Place was as shown and described with easy access and close to everything. You can tell the owner really goes the extra mile to make everything hassle free at the cabin. The only downside is the WiFi. The cabin is on satellite WiFi, as I imagine the vast majority of cabins are. You can check emails but most of the time it struggled. I do want to reiterate I don't think this is the owners fault and would be the case anywhere you stayed unless it was in the middle of town.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Lazy Hiker Brewery
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Franklin Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Bowery, Cafe Rel, Sunset Diner,
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Tennessee River
Nearest Point of Interest
Mason Mountain Mine
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitewater rafting at Nantahala
Nearest Point of Interest
Tubing at Deep Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
The Factory
Car: necessary

White-Water Rafting, Skiing, Canoeing, Fishing, Smoky Mountain Railway, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino, Gem Mining, zip lining in Nantahala, or Highlands, U-Pick fruit and vegetables during summer and early fall


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Franklin, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year’s Day
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150.98
Pet Fee £56.62
Cleaning Fee £75.49
Tax Rate 10.0%

Minimum one week stay over major holidays, July and October. Credit card payments accepted. Checks accepted if received 1 month prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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