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Barefoot Trace-3 acres flat, wooded, on creek, close to town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin on 3 acres overlooking creek with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

2 bedroom 2 bath ONE-LEVEL home on 3 acres with FLAT YARD and FANTASTIC CARTOOGECHAYE CREEK in the front yard! Very SHORT, FLAT gravel road after turning off main road to reach cabin!! Private yet only 4 miles to town. NO STAIRS TO CLIMB!!! Each bedroom is a master suite - one with a king bed, the other with a queen bed, each with ceiling fan. Sofa sleeper makes into a double bed. This home has central heat and air as well as a gas log fireplace. Open living room area leading out to the covered front porch with ceiling fans and the view of the creek. You'll enjoy listening to the sound of the rushing creek. No Pets please and No Smoking.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017


After spending many vacations in the mountains of North Carolina, we decided to build what we considered a comfortable cabin, not too big, not too small, easy to access, secluded and we think we did just that!!!

DEBRA COKER purchased this cabin in 2007

Why DEBRA COKER chose Franklin

Barefoot Trace is located close to town, off a major highway, down a short one lane road with only two properties after ours. It is one story so no stairs and has a large flat field great for playing ball, games, watching wildlife (bear, deer, turkey) right off the front porch overlooking the Cartoogechaye River. Very relaxing, secluded and restful!

What makes this cabin unique

Easy access, fairly flat ground (hard to find in the mountains) and short drive from town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As usual our month here was wonderful. It is so peaceful and such a great place for Jerry's rehab. We spend hours on the front porch playing games, eating our meals, or just listening to the creek flowing and the quiet surroundings. One of our thrills was seeing three deer in the back (they come out between 7-7:30 a.m.), a cute little rabbit that came out every day, a blue heron flying over the creek, a family of cardinals and our "pet" hummingbirds who never failed to entertain us each day.

I had the best Rueben sandwich I've ever had at Café Rel. Jerry also loved his gyro. Lucio's, Cafe' Rel, and Mrs. Lois' are our three favorite restaurants. There is a new coffee shop on 441S that has great bagels and hamburgers. It is located next to the Gallery of Gems and Minerals which is a lovely store and where I manage to buy jewelry each year! This store and the Gam Factory both sell my husband's large gem stone trees. Gold City (Uptown) sells his small gem stone trees. Check them out!

We celebrated our 49th anniversary here this year and we're already making plans to celebrate our 50th here next year.
Jul 2014
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Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Baths for king and queen bedrooms fully furnished with towels and linens.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King and queen bedroom with private bath overlooking front porch and Cartoogechaye River
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
Barefoot Trace is a very comfortable cabin with all the comforts of home PLUS a mountain river, mountain views, and mountain wildlife. It is close to town, right off a main road, yet secluded and quiet. It is one level, no stairs to climb, and on 2 acres of flat land with 500' of river front.


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Barefoot Trace-3 acres flat, wooded, on creek, close to town
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Cozy Clean Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We we're looking for something very last minute, the day before Labor Day. Debra was very easy to work with. The pictures don't do the cabin justice! We loved the wood floors, ceilings, and all the decorations. The cabin was very clean and stocked. We cooked breakfast several mornings. The beds have nice comforters and are comfortable. There was TVs in each bedroom with cable. The living room has a nice flat screen with Netflix and a blue ray player although we couldn't figure out how to use it lol. I loved the wifi! I especially enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the humming birds and other birds. There are feeders hung out in the middle of the yard. The porch is big equipped with rocking chairs, a table and chairs, a fire pit, and a awesome safety gate to keep the little ones on the porch! There is a big creek down on the property. We didn't get a chance to get in it but walked down to check it out. We drove to Cherokee & Bryson City about 45 minutes away. Dillsboro is about 30 minutes away. We enjoyed our Labor Day family retreat here. Our favorite was the Great Smokey Moutain Train ride, I'm sure it would be beautiful in the fall! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

This house is advertised and our group truly enjoyed staying there for the week. Highly recommend for someone that wants to get away from it all, with the comforts of one's home. Lots of deer and wildlife, and we caught fish in the creek which is on the property. The lower part of the creek is stocked for trout below the highway 64 bridge nearby and just a wonderful place. Nice clean house with a wonderful porch.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable cabin. We enjoyed the river and large yard.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the roomy cabin. Cable and internet were great. The cabin was very clean and attractive. The setting was private but yet close to town. We hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was comfortable and a great experience

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home and we had an awesome time. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you will need to prepare meals with if you so desire. The 2 master suites are perfect. We spent most of our time on the front porch watching the world go by and watching the corn hole game. I would definitely rent here again. Thank you to the Cokers for sharing their beautiful mountain home.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

Barefoot Trace is a wonderful place to spend a few days or weeks for rest and relaxation. It is located just off the main road. Once you arrive, you will think you are deep in the woods. It is very quiet and secluded. This is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cabin with a floorplan of 2 master bedrooms. Each bedroom has it's own private bath. It was extremely clean upon our arrival. It's easily accessible for those with mobility issues. It's quite large with a couch and 2 recliners in the living area. The king bed is comfortable. Can't comment on the queen bed as we did not use it. It has a full size kitchen with everything we needed to prepare simple meals (except the food). There are plenty of towels. The front porch is large and has a great view of the front yard. You can catch glimpses of the creek and can hear it all the time. The porch is great for relaxing, reading a book, watching the birds and fireflies...and for listening to the rain! It's an easy walk to the creek. There is an area where you can build a small fire for roasting hotdogs or marshmallows. There is a washer and dryer available for your use. If coming beware you have to supply your own paper products, cleaning and laundry supplies. All in all this is a fantastic place to spend your vacation. Highly recommended! We also appreciated the cleaning upon our departure being taken care of by the owner. I don't like to clean when I am on vacation!

Just to note, there was some confusion on the dates we requested and the owner returning our security deposit before we stayed, but all the details were ironed out and all was well.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Gem Mining.

* Waterfalls.

* Antique Hunting.

* Snow Skiing.

* Fun Factory.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Greenway Nature Walking Path.

* Appalachian Trail.

* Kayaking.

* Camping on the creek in front of the cabin!.

* Fishing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Fun Factory.

* Whistle Stop Antique Mall.

* Unto These Hills - Cherokee.

* Smokey Mtn Center for Performing Arts.

* Horseback Riding.

Activities: Antique shopping, Fishing, Fly fishing, Gambling, Golf, Kayaking, Hiking, Waterfalls


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Special offer of 7 nights get 1 night free / $600; 4 weeks get 1 week free / $2100. October rates are $150.00 nightly. Contact owner for holiday rates please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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