This gorgeous full-log home is located 11 miles from Franklin, NC on 11 wooded acres at the top of Bench Mountain. It sits at an elevation of 2,785 feet with a great view of the surrounding valley. Almost totally secluded, the property is bordered at the top by the Nantahala National Forest with mountain hiking available. The 4,400 sq ft, three floor interior contains: 4 custom decorated family suites, a loft, and 4 1/2 baths. Awesome 1,100 square foot game room in the lower level. It is lavishly furnished with art-work caliber hand-crafted live edge pieces. This home contains all the amenities necessary to enjoy your North Carolina vacationing experience. The Master Suite, called the Buck & Doe Room contains a handcrafted custom king bed. The Bear Den has a queen bed and a bench large enough for a small child, the Western Room has a queen bed. The Rustic Barn Room downstairs has 2 Queen Sharper Image Memory Foam beds. The Cowboy Loft has a convertible queen couch. A wrap-around deck on the main floor is accessible from the Master Suite and the Bear Den, with the main Viewing Deck completely covered, and has a staircase to the lower level deck. The game room (Little Critter Room) has six custom bunk beds, each with outlets, lights and chalk boards. All in all, the property sleeps 10 adults in the bedrooms, 2 more in the loft (fold-out couch) and 6 children in twin bunk beds (we have 2 inflatable queen mattresses also). Our main gathering room in the Lodge has a massive stone fireplace that reaches to the top of the cathedral ceiling. The Lodge is large enough for almost any family gathering looking to enjoy the great Smoky Mountains. The Loft is also our TV room with a 65” Mitsubishi and DVD collections for all ages; full game library and book library with over 100 hardcover titles. The lower level has a wrap-around fully covered deck. The Game Room has ping-pong, air hockey, foosball, and a 12 foot table shuffleboard. It also has a 75” LED Mac Daddy TV with gaming consoles and game library. This home is a party and relaxation paradise. What we offer above the rest however, is our spectacular property. Sitting on 11 acres of mountainside, we have several hiking trails and 3 seasonal waterfalls. Above us is unlimited hiking and hunting (in season) in the bordering Nantahala Forest. In addition to 4 fire pits, we have our own 10,000 sq. ft. Mountain Rec Deck. It boasts a multi-purpose sand court for volleyball, badminton and many other games. We have a great horseshoe pit, corn-hole set, tetherball and more. All sports equipment is included. So if you want to venture out for any of the spectacular day trips available or simply enjoy your visit to the Lodge at Beasley Mine, we’ve got you covered.
Our driveway is a 3/4 mile gravel road. We maintain it regularly and it stays very drive-able. We have no problem with our Caravan or Infinity going up and down. Front wheel and 4-wheel drive vehicles work best. It is not recommended for motorcycles as it is steep in parts and has some loose gravel.