Mammy's Cabin

Mammy's Cabin

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Property Details

Updated: Sep 29, 2014
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Have you ever stayed in a real log cabin? This is the place. High on a mountain top at 4,000 ft. elevation; breath-taking view of the mountains. Will comfortably sleep six people. Queen size bed in master on first floor, loft with queen size bed. Lazy Boy hide-a-bed will easily sleep 2. Large woodburning fireplace for those chilly evenings and mornings. Early riser? Get up and have your coffee in a rocking chair under covered porch and enjoy a spectacular sunrise. Open deck with a family-size picnic table, a gas grill for those cookouts. A gazebo with hot tub for 4.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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Mammy's Cabin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7085130
8283713673
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
5

very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
This trip was our first time to the area and we loved it.
We were looking for a quiet place to spend some family time and we found it! The cabin sits atop a mountain ridge line and we were treated to the city lights of Franklin below and the beautiful night sky above.
There is everything you need at Mammy's Cabin. We picked up our groceries at the new Bi-Lo just off 28/64 before going up to the cabin. I was happy to see a few basics waiting for us in the cabinets as well like coffee filters, spices and a few necessities I had forgotten to purchase. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment.
The cabin is cozy but not small. We enjoyed having the satellite, dvd and the Internet available to us. It did rain one day so we opted to pile up and enjoy some movies and a roaring fire. There was plenty of firewood available. We were up in a cloud, literally.
I never made it up to the loft but my daughter loved it up there. Perfect for her to get away. The main floor bedroom was very comfortable. They have thought of everything, provided plenty of towels and even a couple of robes for the hot tub.
The view off the back deck is amazing. Soaking in the tub after a day spent touring the area's water falls and Franklin was a real luxury.
The cabin is rustic, but wonderful. If you are looking to spend some time in a REAL cabin in the woods, this is the place. It's well loved and well looked after. Linda is very accommodating and really cares for her place and her guests. We will definitely return. BTW, our dog loved it too! She sat on the back deck and watched the world go by for quite a while. We all felt welcome and didn't want to leave.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As owner of Mammy's Cabin, we do appreciate our guests reviews. Mammy's remains a very wonderful place for a family vacation. The surrounding area of Franklin, NC seems to offer something for everyone. Our canine and feline guests also find Mammy's a perfect place for relaxing. If you are wanting a different kind of vacation away from the crowd and a peaceful place of quiet, this is it. We are now accepting reservations for November & December of 2014 as well as Spring/Summer 2015. Mammy will be waiting to hear from you soon. Thank you, Linda (Mammy)
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Mammy's Cabin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7085130
8283713673
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Gainesville, FL
5

Close to Heaven!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this sweet little cabin for 5 days. I didn't want to leave. This rental place was surreal. I forgotten how wonderful it was to have silence and a sense of peace. When you walk up to this cabin the view is just breath taking. It overlooks mountains from every angle. Then when you walk in the front door you feel like you have just walked into a "home" from the past. It is very quaintly decorated and everything is 'real'. It is very clean and warm. The fireplace warms up the whole home and if you are still cold there are heaters to help. The kitchen has everything you need and then some! The bathroom is a standard tub/shower and has enough room to move in. Not like other cabins that I have stayed at. The beds are great to sleep on. The back porch is wonderful. Part of it is covered and the other not. Sitting under the covered part in the early am hours was great. I was able to watch the birds feed at the feeder. There is a very nice gas grill for grilling and a heater hot tub at 102 degrees just waiting to be used. I personally loved crawling up on the sofa with a fire in the fireplace and napping! Mammy (Mrs. Linda) couldn't have been nicer. She is a spitfire and I sure hope to be like her when I am her age. She made you feel right at home. The history of the cabin is incredible and so was the restoration work that was put into this cabin to restore it. Not to mention that this little cabin is pet friendly and my dogs loved it. They loved the walks up and down the road and the porches on the cabin. If you are looking for a cabin that feels like "home" and brings a smile to your face and warms your heart...This is your cabin. Now with that being said...please don't schedule your renting time when I schedule mine! :)
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We strive to keep our little cabin clean, warm and friendly. It is true that children and pets really enjoy Mammy's Cabin. There is much to do in the area, but many of our guests just like to relax in the peaceful atmosphere of Mammy's. Most of our guests return time after time. See you at Mammy's!
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Mammy's Cabin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7085130
8283713673
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Port St Lucie, FL
5

Precious Moments

  • 5 of 5
Our amazing expierience begins with the owner's, Mammy and Charlie. The two of them are the most welcoming, appreciative, kind and generous people we have ever met. Mammy and Charlie definately have the art of southern hospitality perfected. It is no wonder Mammy's cabin has such a warm, welcoming, tranquil feel to it. If you desire flashy, glamourous surrondings in the lime-light than this is definately not your ideal match. However, if you desire warmth, tranquility, relaxation with magnificant views in total silence and privacy than you have reached your perfect destination. This cabin's best feature is the view and scenery around it. The secluded, but covered porch and jacuzzi hangs over a ledge with a view of the peaks of the mountains in the horizon. The mornings are filled with the Great Smoky Mountain's famous "smoke" flowing over top the cabin then across all the visible mountain peaks in your view; meanwhile birds chirp all around and leaves flow in the breeze. Inside you will find everything you could possibly need including the warm fire place that you may keep going throughout your entire stay with plenty of pre chopped wood stored down stairs. We have visited many places in our lives, however; never any as marvelous as this and from such wonderful owner's. This cabin is centrally located between Franklin and Highlands, leaving every diversity on entertainment at your disposal. We found Mason Mine (not Mason Mountain Mine) to be a fabolous dig your own mine deep in the mountains. Also, Cafe Rel is a french cuisine restaurant in Franklin that is linked to Hot Spot (yes a gas station, lol) best food you will ever eat (including culinary in New York City, Chicago and even Paris) I am convinced, due to the reasonable expense of such a speacial, one of a kind expierience that Mammy and Charlie provide; they must rent this cabin out to recieve the pleasure of others smiles and stories. YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER BARGAIN!!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! That makes us feel all fuzzy inside. What a wonderful review. Yes, there really is a Mammy's Cabin as well as a real Mammy. Yes, the little village of Franklin really does have some great eat places. If you are looking for a really different type of vacation, come to Franklin and stay at Mammy's. We have just added Wi-fi due to several request.
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Mammy's Cabin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7085130
8283713673
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
athens, ga
5

Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5
Mammy's Cabin is a cozy cabin high in the mountains. It has spectacular views that melt away all the stresses of every day life. You could easily get carried away admiring the majestic mountains while seated in a rocking chair, listening to the wind chimes and watching the hummingbirds.
That's pretty much how I spent the time there, but I was joined by my semi-rambunctious pup and my thrill seeking father, so we took advantage of the hiking that the mountain offers. We picked wild strawberries along the road and took a hike through a Christmas tree nursery -- all walking from Mammy's!

The cabin is very well stocked, clean, and comfortable. At night we sat by the fireplace and read, but TV was an option as well. I saw lots of family movies on the shelf. We had no trouble cooking all our meals there as the walls are lined with cast iron pans and all the cabinets are full of basic ingredients and lots of supplies. I slept in the loft area very comfortably, and my dad said the main bedroom was great as well. The water is really fresh, pumped from a well, so showering is a treat and great for your hair.

Did I mention my dog loved it here? Great place to bring a dog and wander the mountain together enjoying the fresh air. We didn't get in our car except to drive away, but there seemed to be a lot of activities in Franklin on our way out. We were personally seeking the peace and solitude of the mountains, and we sure got it. Also, driving up is slightly difficult, but I have a Jeep so it was no problem.

I probably shouldn't go on because I want to be able to reserve this cabin often, but the owners deserve a great review. They brought us a truckload of fire wood and fresh organic eggs!
Very special, beautiful place.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Mammy's Cabin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7085130
8283713673
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
athens, ga
5

So peaceful, hard to leave...

  • 5 of 5
Mammy's Cabin is a cozy cabin high in the mountains. It has spectacular views that melt away all the stresses of every day life. You could easily get carried away admiring the majestic mountains while seated in a rocking chair, listening to the wind chimes and watching the hummingbirds. That's pretty much how I spent the time there, but I was joined by my semi-rambunctious pup and my thrill seeking father, so we took advantage of the hiking that the mountain offers. We picked wild strawberries along the road and took a hike through a Christmas tree farm -- all walking from Mammy's!

The cabin is very well stocked, clean, and comfortable. At night we sat by the fireplace and read, but TV was an option as well. I saw lots of family movies on the shelf. We had no trouble cooking all our meals there as the walls are lined with cast iron pans and all the cabinets are full of basic ingredients and lots of supplies. I slept in the loft area very comfortably, and my dad said the main bedroom was great as well. The water is really fresh pumped from a well, so showering is a treat and great for your hair.

Did I mention my dog loved it here? Great place to bring a dog and wander the mountain. We didn't get in our car except to drive away sadly, but there seemed to be a lot of activities in Franklin. We were personally seeking the peace and solitude of the mountains, and we sure got it. Also, driving up is slightly difficult, but I have a Jeep so it was no problem.

I probably shouldn't go on because I want to be able to reserve this cabin often, but the owners deserve a great review. Very special, beautiful place.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Mammy's Cabin
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7085130
8283713673
Franklin North Carolina Mountains
Gastonia, NC
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
Unreal. Absolutely stunning views. Quiet. The experience of Mammy's Cabin is like something out of a book. Between kicking back in the hot tub, photographing the local wildlife (that includes hummingbirds that got within a foot of my nose LOL), and just standing in awe of the panoramic views...I honestly haven't felt so relaxed in years.

Part of me wants to give a "bad" review so I won't have as much competition for dates the next time I want to rent it :) but having experienced just a brief amount of time at Mammy's, I can say without reservation that I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a getaway.

The cabin is comfortable, cozy, fairly well-stocked with odds and ends that you might forget at home. Bring food, a camera (or two), and be prepared to forget the outside world even exists. I could sit and watch the birds, squirrels, and other visitors come and feed for hours on end. Wasn't crazy-happy about the raccoon that visited overnight. I can honestly say I now know first-hand what raccoon poop looks like, and let me tell ya, I was better off three days ago not knowing :)

If you stay at Mammy's and are looking for a few hours' adventure, I wholeheartedly suggest driving down towards Highlands. It's a bit of a curvy, tight drive, but there are some spectacular views of several waterfalls along the way. The town of Franklin also is a meanderer's paradise. Tons of shops, galleries, and eateries abound.

The only two drawbacks/issues to Mammy's I can forewarn about: One, the drive up the mountain (1.7 miles from the main road, mostly gravel, steep, and tight turns) that is not very two-wheel-drive friendly (although my girlfriend's Toyota Camry made it just fine several times). Two, inside the cabin, if you're over six-and-a-half feet tall (as I am), for the love of God, watch your head when you go from the kitchen/dining room area back towards the bathroom/master bedroom part of the cabin. The archway separating the two is around 6'6"-7" or so. I, unfortunately, am 6'8", and will be pulling splinters from my forehead for a little while :) I concede that most of you will not experience the difficulties I did in that respect....just warning you tall folks to be careful.

I don't know what else to say. The place captured my heart within moments of our arrival, and I'm sure I left a big piece of it there when we left this afternoon. Mammy, I promise, I'll be back. And soon...
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: If you like really getting away from it all; if you like wildlife all around you; if you like hiking; if you like being lazy; if you like being in a warm and cozy cabin, then you will love "Mammy's Cabin." If you are a very tall person (over 6'6") be prepared to know how to duck. Yes, the roads up the mountain are steep and curvy, but are good roads and 2-wheel drives can do it! Mammy's is am authenic log cabin that has been renovated by the owners to reflect a warm and homey atmosphere. Enjoy those cool evenings relaxing in front of a roaring fire in the big fireplace. So quiet and peaceful. If this sounds like the vacation you have been searching for in Western North Carolina at an altitude of 4,000 ft, book now for next season. Open April 1 through Dec. 15. Our prices are very reasonable, pets and children are most welcome.

Location

Activity and Interests

Hiking is wonderful. Just walk out front door and take a hike. Franklin is the gem capital of the USA. Many Gem Mines in the area. Abundant in sapphires and rubies. Rafting and tubing are the big sports. Many beautiful good whitewater rivers for these activities. Franklin has a wonderful entertainment theatre with live plays and entertainment. Downtown Franklin on Saturday night, take a folding chair (at the cabin) and go downtown to the square (gazebo) and enjoy some good free entertainment. Lot of fun places to shop. Children enjoy the Fun Factory and the Franklin Bowling Alley. Need to check your e-mail? We have high speed now! Antiquing is very good in the area. Take a day trip to Asheville and visit the Biltmore Estate, Cherokee to visit the Indians and/or Harrah's Casino, Gatlinburg, and Dollywood. Many large beautiful waterfalls in the area. Visit Highlands (only 25 miles from Mammy's) and enjoy the scenic drive. On the way to Highlands, stop at Dry Falls and walk under the waterfall. Two 19 hole golf courses in Franklin. This can be the most fun and the most economical vacation you could possibly have.

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  • Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

    Weekly Rate: $600 - $600

    Monthly Rate: $1000 - $1000


  • $100.00 per night, with $100 deposit. $50.00 cleaning fee; Children & pets allowed. No more than 6 people, including children. Owner pays taxes, so rates are firm. Nothing added except cleaning fee. No pet fees. 3 nights minimum. Deposit returned if 10 day notice received. Otherwise applied to rent. Personal checks accepted.

Amenities

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Budget

General

  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • Mammy's Cabin is completely furnished. All linens furnished. Kitchen totally equipped with small and large appliances. No automatic dishwasher, so it paper plates, or an old fashioned dishwashing session. In the kitchen is a gas range, large refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, crock pot, waffle iron, coffee maker, and blender. Just bring your clothes and some food and you will never want to leave. Bathroom has tub/shower. You find many bath supplies just in case you forgot something. As well as many condiments in the kitchen for your use. There is also gas and electric heat if needed. Many books to read, binoculars for viewing the mountains, and a good selection of DVD's. There is satellite TV, radio and CD player. Just added Wi-fi; high speed internet. So if you are one of those that can't live without the computer, bring it with you.
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