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Wooded property, Close to town

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 cottages: 2 2-bed/1 bath & 1 1-bed/1 bath

Fully furnished, comfortable cottages w/ easy access to paved roads.

Two bedroom units have 1 queen bed & 1 king bed that can be made into 2 twins;

One bedroom unit has 1 king bed that can be made into 2 twins.

Large full bath, fully equipped kitchen.

Located 2 miles north of Franklin off US 441 By-Pass.

Ingles & Bi-Lo groceries, Wal-Mart & numerous restaurants located nearby.

*Limit 4 persons/2-bedroom cottage; 2 persons/1-bedroom.

** $10/person/night extra charge for any non-registered guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Anne Gideon
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018


Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King bed can be split into 2 twins if desired
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
Cable TV, Wi-Fi, A/C, electric heat, microwave & coffee maker. Covered decks w/ patio table & chairs overlooking pond & wooded property; great for outdoor grilling and/or relaxation. Furnished w/ linens, towels, cooking & dining utensils. Guests provide their own toiletries, paper towels, dish soap, etc.


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Wooded property, Close to town
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Great Location, Great Value

  • 5 of 5

As a visitor to Franklin since the early '60s and former land owner there, there were no surprises in this rental as far as location. It is an easy 2.5 mile drive into "downtown" Franklin from 441 or Lake Emory Rd. Heading to points north (Dillsboro, Sylva, Clingman's Dome, Waynesville) is as easy; access 441 from Jim Berry Rd. and go left. There is much to see and do but be sure to read up on the area's fascinating history so you know the significance of landmarks. Did you know that before Franklin was settled by Anglos in 1828, it, Nikwasi as it was known, was the spiritual home and tribal meeting place for the Cherokee nation?

Cabin "Holly" upper level was a comfortable two bedroom place with furnished kitchen, living room with sofa, easy chair and media armoire with "old style" CRT TV (hey, you didn't come to the mountains to be a couch potato!). The master bedroom is nicely appointed with a comfortable bed, useful closet and dresser. The second bedroom with full bed is small but plenty workable for two children or one adult. The cabin has one bathroom. As it was late January with daytime temps hovering in the mid 40s, we didn't explore the porch but I'm sure it is a pleasant area during late spring and summer. There appears to be a small charcoal BBQ available plus a couple of deck chairs and a bench along the railing.

The cabin was purported by the owner to be "disabled accessible." That was a strong positive feature and draw as the family member who came with me is physically disabled. Level ingress/egress to/from the cabin and through the interior is a critical factor. The claim of accessibility is largely true and for us everything worked just fine. A person confined to a wheelchair would have a difficult if not impossible time moving to/from car parking, down a gravel walk and into the cabin (which has a narrow hall from family/kitchen area to bathroom) but a person with partial walking mobility would have only the high step-up into the cabin at the front entry to negotiate; certainly not impossible with assistance but, still, something to be prepared for if someone is mobility limited.

Given those caveats, this rental is a great value for the money and convenient base from which to roam the area. It was clean, neat and ready to go when we arrived. An Ingals grocery store is about 12 minutes away and Franklin's WalMart is about a 20 minute trip. There is plenty to do and see - way more than two week's worth! We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The 'disabled accessible' conditions were discussed before the guest booked. He indicated that his family member was able to walk, just not negotiate a lot of steps. We are definitely not wheelchair accessible & do not advertise as such. Thanks for the positive & very thorough review & look forward to seeing you again!
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Excellent place with very personable owner and property manager

  • 5 of 5

The cabins on Gideon Circle are a great place to stay, whether for a short trip or an extended vacation. The property owner was very personable, and she was kind enough to work with me when I had a Paypal issue due to not having signed into the account for several years. The property manager was very approachable and very attentive to our needs. The house itself is a charming arrangement in a quiet setting just 5 minutes from downtown Franklin. We were very lucky to have found such a great place, and at such a great price!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a great place to spend some quiet time.

  • 5 of 5

I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cliffwood Beach, NJ

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage was perfect for all of our needs. We were looking for a quiet place to stay away from the hustle & bustle of our daily NJ lives, we found it here!! Although the cottage is quietly nestled in the woods you are within a short drive to so many attractions. The cottage was throughly cleaned when we arrived & had every necessity I needed to make my family dinners & pack lunches for our day trips! We will definitely spend more time here in the future & would absolutely recommend it to anyone searching for a beautiful, comfy, quiet location close to breathtaking scenery!!

P.s. take a hike up to Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountain National Park, Pickens Nose (a little hard to find but well worth it,) Wayah Bald

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Good place to stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay here and thanks to Ann and Rose for making it happen - would certainly choose this place again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay & thanks for leaving the cottage in great shape.
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Nice, comfortable place. Great location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. It's at a great central location, very convenient to downtown Franklin. Easy access to a lot of outdoor activity. If you're looking for a comfortable place to stay at a great price, this is it.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are located just 2 miles from downtown in a rural but not remote area. Franklin is centrally located to many mountain activities i.e. Smokey Mtn Natl Park, Asheville, Cherokee, etc.
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Nearest Airport
71 Miles
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Saturday night Pickin on the Square.

* Antiques, Quilts, Mountain Crafts.

* Scottish Tartan Museum.

* Gem & Mineral Museum.

* Bowling/Skating/Movies.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Wayah Bald/Applachain Trail.

* Waterfalls along Rte 64 to Highlands.

* Little Tennessee Greenway Trail.

* Great Smokey Mtn Nat'l Park.

* Nikwasi Indian Mound.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Fun Factory.

* Gem mining.

* Trout fishing.

* Nantahala White Water Rafting.

* 'Unto These Hills' Drama.

Antiques, gem mining, golf, trout fishing, mountain crafts, scenic

drives, waterfalls all less than an hour drive.

"Unto These Hills" Drama, Cherokee

Harrah's Casino, Cherokee

Smokey Mountain National Park, Cherokee

Nantahala Gorge white-water rafting, Bryson City

Great Smokey Mountain Railway, Bryson City

Dollywood/Pigeon Forge, TN outlets

Arts & Crafts shopping, Dillsboro

Applachian Trail & other hikes, Franklin

Smokey Mountain Center for Performing Arts, Franklin

Biltmore Estate, Asheville


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

(monthly cleaning fee) $75
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $100
weekly cleaning fee $50

Weekly Rate: $385 (2 bedrm) or $350 (1 bedrm) w/ $100 security/damage deposit

Monthly Rate: $600 (2 bedrm) or $500 (1 bedrm) w/ $200 security/damage deposit

* $350/week (2-bedroom) Apr thru Oct; $100 advance security deposit*
* $300/week (1-bedroom) Apr thru Oct; $100 advance security deposit*
* $600/month (2-bedroom) Apr thru Oct; $200 advance security deposit*
* $500/month (1-bedroom) Apr thru Oct; $200 advance security deposit*
* $50 ($75 for law-enforcement students) cleaning fee paid directly to on-site housekeeper

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.