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Private Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub & Incredible Views Near Franklin, NC

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, sleeps 10, 4 decks, outstanding views from every room

This upscale, custom built, luxury lodge sits on 5 very private acres at approximately 3,000 feet. It's very accessible via a paved road and gated entrance. It is wheelchair accessible both outdoors and inside the home.

Amazing views from every room and each of the 4 decks. 2 outdoor eating decks for breakfast on east-facing deck and cocktails and dinner on the west facing deck. Hot tub on the lower north deck and sleeping swing on upper north deck to enjoy incredible long range mountain views. Barbecue grill on the east deck.

High-end furnishings indoor and out; designer linens; wheelchair accessible with two bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms on the first floor; two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms on the second floor. Very well equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new Italian tableware, pots etc. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and TVs. Laundry room includes a new high-efficiency steam washer and steam dryer. Reading nook, Internet, terrific cell reception and large screen Sony TVs.

More Details

Property Manager
Margaret D'Onofrio
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

Why Margaret D'Onofrio chose Franklin

I fell in love with this property because of its unique location, its beauty, the tranquility of the outdoors and the magnificent views from every room. The post and beam home has been built with amazing care and attention to detail. Since I purchased Buttercup Haven in late 2012, new furnishings have been added throughout the home. Additionally, the exterior has been painted and new landscaping and seating have been added to the outdoor areas. It's a home that I personally enjoy with family and friends, as well as a growing number of returning guests. Come see for yourself why Buttercup Haven is a special place.

What makes this lodge unique

High end furnishings including designer linens and mattresses from Italy. Incredible views, privacy on almost 5 acres, Wheelchair accessible. Private and very quiet, yet minutes to downtown Franklin. Sleeps 10 comfortably. Porte cochiere to drive up to the front entrance. Local and long distance (U.S.) unlimited calls. Snug TV room with board games and separate bathroom, with direct access to outdoors. Reading nook. Incredible views from every room and four decks.


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

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • See all house rules in Exhibit A of rental agreement.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Second Floor Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Dual Vanity with white porcelain sinks; heated floors.
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Dual vanity with copper sinks, heated floors.
    Second Floor Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity with single sink; heated floors.
    Bathroom 5 - Lower Level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , White porcelain vanity.
    Powder Room - Toilet , Large carved granite sink with tree base.
    First Floor Second Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bathroom for second bedroom; heated floors
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite bathroom and private deck
    First Floor Second Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Second Floor Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , En suite bathroom, walk in closet & large screen TV
    Second Floor Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , En suite bathroom with walk in shower
  • All bedrooms include designer linens and mattresses imported from Italy. Bathroom towels are supplied, but please bring your own towels for the hot tub and outdoor water activities.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Whole house generator. Outdoor seating and dining on two decks. Two Adirondack chairs in upper garden; two woven wicker chairs on first floor north facing deck. Second floor sleeping deck with swing bed and seating cushions. Please call me at 713-922-2915 if I can answer any questions.


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Private Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub & Incredible Views Near Franklin, NC
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

Beautiful home, great views

  • 5 of 5

Third time we have stayed at Buttercup Haven, it is the nicest we have rented in more than 13 years renting in NC and North Ga. The homeowner is easy to communicate with, everything you could ever need is there. When we had a rainy day, it was very comfortable to stay in and enjoy the home and views.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lee - thanks again for choosing Buttercup Haven for your stay in NC. It was lovely to have you back. I also appreciate your wonderful review of my home. Having spent all seasons and weathers at the home with my family and friends, I have to agree that it's a special place, rain or shine. Thank you for sharing your experience on Homeaway. I hope to see you back for a fourth time. Margaret.
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Perfect gem in the Smokies!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 (age range of 3-40) stayed at Buttercup Haven for 6 nights. When we arrived my expectations were completely exceeded! The entire property is stunning, inside and out. Anything you could possibly need is available, from kitchen appliances to games to movies. We loved spending time here. The home is immaculate! Any minor issues we had were addressed perfectly and quickly. We can't say enough great things about this home. It is very secure, we felt incredibly safe. The views are unbeatable from every single window. It was very sad to leave, but we hope to return again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

Great views.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Excellent Winter Haven

  • 5 of 5

Margaret has not overlooked even the smallest of details with Buttercup Haven. The home was tastefully decorated for the holidays with many accents throughout including a charming 10’ Christmas tree. Comfortable, upscale, and most of all very clean. We had a wonderful winter family vacation and thoroughly enjoyed all the home has to offer. The previous feedback, photos, and description are all very accurate - be prepared to be impressed as you approach the private drive. We look forward to a return visit very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay over the holidays Carlos. Because I personally fly in to decorate Buttercup Haven for the holidays, your comments on the decoration, in particular, are much appreciated. Buttercup Haven is also a gathering place for my family and friends so it's important to me that my guests enjoy the home as much as I do. I look forward to having you back. Margaret
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Beautiful cabin that is extremely well appointed, maintained and impressively high end!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience at Buttercup Haven. The cabin is absolutely gorgeous, the views from the decks are spectacular, and Margaret the owner is very friendly and accessible. We would gladly recommend a stay at Buttercup Haven to our family and friends, and hope to return ourselves in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Chris. It's very much appreciated. I look forward to having you back! Margaret
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Fantastic experience at Buttercup Haven

  • 5 of 5

My family of six had a wonderful stay at Buttercup haven. The home was immaculate when we arrived and the host made everything easy for arrival and departure. The setting is spectacular with terrific views from both sides of the main floor and the hot tub. The home is beautifully furnished and is very comfortable, particularly the well appointed kitchen. This has to be one of the best short term rental experiences in this part of the country and we hope to experience it again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks John. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Buttercup Haven. I especially appreciate your highlighting the details of the home you enjoyed. It's a special place that I enjoy time myself with family and friends, along with other regular return guests. I look forward to having you back. Margaret
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £178.58
Damage Deposit £357.15

Buttercup Haven is available for a minimum of 4 nights throughout the year and a minimum of 7 nights during the holidays (July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Manager'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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