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Special place in the mountains for the nature lover

Bedrooms 1
Space 83 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Ideal for nature loving couple . At 2600' with a georgeous view overlooking meadows and mountains it is easily accessible (no hard dirt road climbs) yet only 10 minutes from town (Franklin). Adjacent to the Nantahela Nat. Forest you will see rich wildlife and hiking/walking opportunities right from the house. Fishing pond below the house.

The rental is a one bed room apartment of a house, fully furnished and equipped incl. washer/dryer and closed-in garage with remote. Private access with no steps. The Florida house owners visit 3 months/yr. in their separate accommodations. Enjoy the sunrises across the lovely valley and mountain range from the large balcony. Feed the humming- and many other birds.

Fully equipped kitchen, separate dining area, queensize bed in bedroom, sleeper couch in living room. Walk-in closet. Full bathroom. Small study/exercise corner. Large porch with knock-out view - see picture. Garage with remote, washer, dryer. AC/Heat system. Study desk .40" HDTV TV/DVD in living room, TV/VCR in bedroom, Dish Network 200 channels. WIFI throughout. Telephone (local in/out, L.D. in). Fold-up pingpong table

Recently renovated: Wood floor in living room, tile in bathroom and kitchen, carpet in bedroom. Pure drinking water from 500'deep well.

Very safe neighborhood. House is in mountain- side sub division of 15 neighbors, that are close but cannot be seen (or heard) from the porch maintaining the feel of "pure nature".

Linens supplied, bar-b-que grill, use of work shop.

We just recently made this apartment available again due to the cancellation of our summer tenant for the last 2 years.

More Details

Carl Raschke
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Westgate Plaza
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Millcreek Country Club
Nearest Train
48 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Hwy 64
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Westgate Plaza
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Balsam Mtn.
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Nantahela Lake
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Gem-mining.

* Antiquing.

* Great playhouse.

* Funfactory Entertainment center.

* Geat Eating places.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* walk the trails.

* fishing.

* boating.

* bird watching.

* sit on the porch-take in the view.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Train ride.

* Indian village.

* Vanderbuilt mansion.

* Funfactory Entert. Facility.

* Gem-mining.

Hiking trails nearby, or great nature walks right from the house

Fishing, hiking

Golf nearby (15 minutes)

Franklin (10 minutes) is great for gem-mining, antiquing etc

Located within one hour of major attractions and activities: Smoky Mountain National Park

Cherokee Reservation, Gambling Casino, Indian village, wild water rafting, kajaking, train-rides and the Vanderbuilt Mansion in Ashville


Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Telephone (local L.D. in) TVs in Livingroom (New 40" HDTV Flat panel) and bedroom (Dish Network 200 channels), DVD, VCR, Stereo WIFI internet access Potable Deep well water Fishing pond below property (rod supplied) Exercise equipment


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Special place in the mountains for the nature lover
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great view. Great owners.

  • 5 of 5

Who could ask for more. Carl & Dorothy were very accommodating. The home had everything that you need. Located on the side of the mountain with a porch overlooking the valley. A garage to park your car in. Home was well supplied with everything that you would need. I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying here for the entirety of the past two summers. The porch overlooks a beautiful meadow and Albert Mountain thru which the Appalachian Trail runs. We got some of the most spectacular sunsets. The entire sky is a kaleidoscope of color stretching from east to west changing as the sun goes down. Sitting on the porch or from the inside of the apartment we were treated to an ever changing view. Hummingbirds, cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, mourning doves, rose-breasted grosbeaks and American yellow finches were some of the birds that daily visited the porch with an occasional deer crossing the yard below.

The road to which the winding mountain road connects leads to a creek that dances thru the rocks and makes for a nice hiking path.

The huge garage easily accommodated our Toyota Tundra with room to spare and it is easily accessible to the apartment with no stairs to climb. The full size washer and dryer are also located in the garage.

It is located within easy access to: the picturesque and friendly town of Franklin with festivals and arts and crafts shows; plenty of hiking trails with breathtaking views and; outdoor activities such as fishing, biking, golf, tubing, gem mining.

The spectacular views, ultimate tranquility, central location and awesome landlords guarantee a most memorable vacation at this very special place in the mountains!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Tallagassee, FL US

Great View-Quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a peaceful and relaxing stay at this apartment in October. The view from the balcony to the fields below and the distant mountains was wonderful. It is located only a few minutes from Franklin and with easy access for day trips to nearby towns. Unloading/loading vehicle from the garage was easy with no stairs to climb. It has all equipment you need for cooking meals, with enough area for preparation. Owners were great to work with and allowed us to bring our well behaved small dog.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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sebring, fl USA

Secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our month in the mountains. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the birds and enjoying the view with no mosquitoes to bother us. Very centrally located to go either shopping, golfing, or hiking to some gorgeous waterfalls. Great landlords. We would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Texas, USA

Franklin in the Forrest

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home and very hospitable landlord. The place is set back in the forrest with a great deal of privacy. Many, many song birds and humming birds. The view of the mountains and fields are great. Big enough for a couple.

Great place to get away and commune with nature!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Miami, Fl

Charming home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for more then 5 weeks and it was one of the most memorable vacations. Breathtaking views and ultimate tranquility enhanced by numerous red cardinals and hummingbirds observed from comfort of comfy queen bed, sofa or dining table. Not to mention over spacious balcony with panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains. Huge garage with washer & dryer can accommodate besides car or big truck like mine( Tundra crew max) all your extra mountain gear and/or toys. House is surrounded with lush forest vegetation and tall trees while the winding mountain road that connects this well coherent neighborhood was my jogging path every morning. Mountain or road bicycling, outmost hiking, fresh farm produce close at hand , picturesque town of Franklin 10 minutes away, rainbow trout fishing, tubing, gem mining , charming micro breweries and well renowned BBQ restaurants, enchanted Cherokee reservation ... All within 20 miles or less ... With no trafic congestion - ever. Every day spent here was another jewel in this unforgettable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $450 - $600

Monthly Rate: $700 - $800

summer weekly: 500- 600 (before deal discount), summer monthly: $950 before discount, September $750 total (excl. cleaning charge)
Other, please call or email Carl Raschke, Owner, for more details
As of 8/24/13 the month of September is available.
Come for the "leaf season". Book a week or two in October (2nd - fourth week) at special prices now

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.