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Glory Days Riverfront 1800s log cabin near Gem mines


Property Details

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
Cabin,1 large bedroom with one queen and 2 twin foam beds,1 Bath

' Glory Days' is an Amazing Unique Original Restored 1800s log cabin on the LITTLE TENNESSEE RIVER in Franklin,NC. Five minutes to 5 MAJOR GEM MINES. This is a two story cabin.Fully furnished in Americana decor with a comfortable queen bed and 2 twin foam beds. This cabin also has a full kitchen and dining area, Full bathroom with claw foot type tub and shower. Living area. has 9 ft ceilings that make this cabin more roomy then you would think. You can SWIM,FISH or RAFT from the back yard of this cabin. Fire pit is great for gathering around and ending the day with nightly smores. If you are looking for a restful, refreshing getaway then the rocker and swing on the back porch is a great place to enjoy watching the Little Tennessee River, which is one of the cleanest rivers in Western NC.Beautiful Big river views from every angle of the grounds.Did I say this place was BEAUTIFUL!.Great place for family FUN,honeymoons,getaways,stargazing,Something for everyone.Private but not remote.Easily accessible and close to most Smoky Mountain attractions

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More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Humble Home Away From Home

As I step through this modest cabin door

And saunter all across its wooden floor,

Remembering the times I've come before,

I look again at quaint, familiar walls

And every picture from the past enthralls

Me as each image here my mind recalls...

I view the kitchen table and the chairs...

I grap the rustic rail and head upstairs

And flurr the pillows...tuck an end that flares...

Back down the steps, I check the fridge for grub...

Tonight, I'll get down in the clawfoot tub,

Soap up myself and scrub and rinse and scrub...

But for right now, the porch swing's where I feel

The peace this dwelling has; that's why I steal

Away a while: the solace here is real;

And as I softly swing and soak it it,

The river flowing by, I start to grin

And tell myself, "You've come back again".

- Dennis. R. N. Copyright 2009
Dec 2009
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17 Reviews

based on 17 traveler reviews


The cabin was nice and cozy for my husband and I.

  • 4 of 5

Being that this was our first experience staying in a cabin, i have to admit it was very nice. The cabin itself was small but quaint. I wish the bathroom and the couch was a little bigger but that was minor because sitting on the porch enjoying the night air and looking at the stars really reminded me of my childhood growing up in the country and those days are so missed! We celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary and the cabin was AWESOME!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Glory Days. This cabin is amazing in every Season. It takes you back to a simple place in time. I'm so glad that you will have great memories. We appreciate your review and we hope that you can come back again.
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Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is a very cozy little cabin. We enjoyed our stay. It was very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed our cabin.We hope that you can come back again and be part of our guest family!
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It was an awesome retreat "Thumbs Up!"

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome visit - The "Old Glory" cabin was perfect. It had everything we needed (Kitchen, Clean linens, AC, BBQ grill, has cable TV, but we hardly watched :) )- It was great being right on the river fishing and kayaking (don't worry about bringing Kayak's - Belinda has two you can rent ) The accommodations were great very clean. We slept well each night after we lit a fire and gazed upon the stars :) We definitely will be back - Thank you Belinda for a memorable and relaxing visit - The MacDowell family

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Glory Days. We are so glad that you had a great time. We do all we can to help our guests have a great time. When we see a 5 star review we know its worth it. We would be so blessed if you could come back again and become part of our guest family.
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Best Cabin/Stay on Entire Trip Around USA

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is so impressive. It is fully functional, with full kitchen, TV/DVD, and upstairs bedroom for two adults plus kids. The themed furnishing, porch with swing, fire pit by the river were all unexpected and extra nice. We took a road trip around the West (San Francisco, Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone NP) and then through Appalachia (Franklin, Asheville, Great Smoky NP, Shenandoah NP, Washington DC) and this cabin was our best stay, loved most by my 9 yr old daughter, gf, and me. Belinda was very friendly and attentive to our needs. I highly recommend without reservation.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review!We really appreciate it! It is such a blessing for us to know that our guests are enjoying themselves at our cabin. We are so grateful to be able to share a little bit of Heaven on earth with this cabin. Thank you so much Raymond for coming to stay and we sure hope that you will be back again sometime soon.
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st. petersburg, fl usa

We had a great time property was very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Property was very nice and accommodating. Very clean. We loved the river. I caught three very large smallmouth bass. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming to stay in Glory Days.We are so glad that you had a great time. We would be happy to have you come back again and be part of our guest family!!
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Boca Raton, Florida

Charming cabin

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this 1800's cabin. Very cozy and loved the American decor. It was a little tight for the 4 of us. Bathroom very small. Property outside is spacious and beautiful. Loved the fire pit. Would recommend this cabin for a couples getaway

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Asheville, at 70 Miles Nearest Barpub : Lazy Hiker at 9 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sunset Restaurant at 7 Miles

Private but not remote. Easily accessable to most Smoky Mt attractions.GEM MINING ( 5 minutes to 5 major gem mines),swimming, fishing, biking, horseback riding,rafting and tubing,Smoky Mt Railroad,Harrahs casino,Cherokee Indian Reservation,Smoky Mt Parkway, hiking and trails.Fine and casual dining, antique shopping, craft fairs and so much more.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 9.75%

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We accept ALL Major Credit Cards
Prices subject to change without notice
Seasonal rate changes/ Also long term winter rentals available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 24, 2016
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Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1
  • shower and claw foot type tub


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, one big bedroom with a queen bed and 2 twin foam florr beds
  • one queen bed. 2 twin foam beds. futon in living room


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Fully furnished in Americana decor with everything you will need for a great vacation. Sat TV,DVD player,gas logs,full kitchen,linens, starter paper products,porch with swing and rockers, charcoal grill, picnic table, game room with pool table across the road,washer and dryer,a/c. fans,fishing rod rentals firepit for late night roasting marshmallows under the stars,HIGH SPEED WIFI Internet on premises.

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