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

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 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 allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • See all house rules in Exhibit A of rental agreement.
  • Buttercup Haven is an upscale home ideal for intimate family gatherings, reunions, and retreats. Children must be well-behaved and supervised.
  • Guests are required to supply names of all party members, ages of minors, contact info and proof of ID when requested.
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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
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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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Beautiful views, beautiful home! Could not recommend more highly

  • 5 of 5

Two families met at this beautiful home this past July weekend. The weather was what you’d expect in the North Carolina mountains in July—hot during the day, but 2 of the evenings we were able to turn off the A/C, open the doors (keeping the screens closed), and get a really nice breeze through the place. It was great.

Margaret was very quick and attentive to texts, although we didn’t have any problems and didn’t need to reach out to her for anything! The hot tub was already clean and warmed up for us when we got there!

The location was outstanding. 270 degree views of the mountains, and west looking back towards the Franklin area had beautiful sunsets each night. Could not ask for a better location or views. It was quite the steep drive up to the house, but paved all the way to the driveway, so our two minivans had no problems.

The setting outside has been impeccably maintained, there were many butterflies around the garden area and our kids loved seeing those. Margaret is CLEARLY dedicated to keeping this place looking beautiful on the outside.

The inside was perfect for what we wanted. Most places we have rented in the past say they have a fully stocked kitchen—this was stocked as if we actually lived there and used it—everything we needed was there. Each bedroom had a bathroom, which worked out well for the 10 of us. The rooms were clean, nicely decorated, and very comfortable to sit, relax, or play games in. The kids loved the basement play room as well!

I really cannot say enough nice things about this place. We plan on returning when it can work out with the two families’ schedules. Highly, highly recommend Margaret and her beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Joe and helpful description of Buttercup Haven. The exterior of Buttercup Haven has been a labor of love, so it's especially rewarding to know that it's appreciated and enjoyed by my guests. Margaret
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Breathtaking Views!

  • 5 of 5

We have been wanting to plan a family vacation with our children and grandchildren for a while and this summer we finally did it! We looked and looked for the right home to rent and when I saw Buttercup Haven I knew that this was the one. Everything else paled in comparison! We had family coming from Michigan and Virginia and we traveled up from Blythewood SC.

The views from every side of the house were absolutely beautiful. We spent hours on each of the porches taking in the views and with nice breezes made it all that more enjoyable. Much time was spent in the hot tub and relaxing chairs and lounges.

Margaret had everything there that you would want in a vacation home. The grounds were spectacular and our kids spent time photographing the various plant life and the grand boys had fun searching the many little lizards that had hiding places in the rocks.

Margaret anticipated any and all needs with information before we arrived so our time there was left to just enjoy ourselves. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Wendy. I’m so glad your family enjoyed your stay at Buttercup Haven and took home lasting memories and photos of your family get together. Thank you for choosing Buttercup Haven. I hope to see you back! Margaret
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Buttercup Haven is a special place for families to find the restful mountain escape!

  • 5 of 5

Buttercup Haven is an amazing mountain retreat! From the moment you arrive, you are greeted by expansive views of several mountain ranges. The excitement doesn’t stop there, as you are welcomed into a beautiful, well-appointed cabin. There is plenty of room, and all the items you will need for an incredible trip! We will definitely be returning here again in the future! And the owner could not be nicer and more accommodating!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Kyle. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed staying at Buttercup Haven. and look forward to having you back.
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

Margaret, Your home was amazing! We enjoyed the comforts of home in the beautiful mountains of Franklin. The views were incredible and the comforts to match. We love the style of the house and its details. It will give us ideas for our future home in NC. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Greg C.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg Many thanks for your review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and my home. The architectural details and views are stunning, which is why I fell in love with this home myself. Good luck with your future home search and/or build in NC. Thank you for choosing Buttercup Haven for your stay. Margaret
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Luxurious and spacious retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a truly wonderful home, with the owner's attention to every detail apparent. It was a luxurious vacation spot high atop a mountain. The gardens, furnishings, and linens were all superior. Each bedroom had its own well appointed bath. Watching the mist rise over the mountains in the mornings, and the sun set in the evenings was magical. Several comfortable porches, a self-cleaning hot tub and a large porch swing on the upper level were among the highlights. We would recommend this little slice of Heaven to those who know how to appreciate and care for special places.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susanne - Thank you for taking the time to share what you enjoyed about your stay at Buttercup Haven. I'm reading your review as I prepare to spend some time there myself and am reminded why I love the home so much myself. Hope to see you back. Margaret
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £196.1
Refundable Damage Deposit £392.2

Buttercup Haven is available for a minimum of 3 nights throughout the year; 4 night in October; and 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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