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Watson's Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Welcome to Watson's Mountain Retreat. Although this is a rental house it is much more than that! It is our second home and furnished for that purpose. It is a home away from home ready for you to enjoy. We have many extras that you do not always find in a vacation rental. For example; we always leave starter staples out for the use of our renters on their arrival. Coffee, tea, sugar, paper products, washing powder, dish washing products for the dishwasher and sink and many more products that you would expect to have at home. Also, we have a large library of DVDs, books and magazines for your use. A glider and small table and chair set on the porch are perfect for enjoying an early morning cup of coffee while looking at the beautiful mountain scenery. The kitchen is furnished with all the things you need to cook for one or a family. Since this is a non-smoking and pet free environment we ask that you smoke on the porches only. There are local kennels for your pet and we ask that you respect our other visitors by observing these restrictions. The living room has a large screen TV and gas fireplace. Two large windows give you a beautiful mountain view. The bedrooms have queen size beds. Large closets and chest-of-drawers make it easy to get away from the living out of a suitcase feeling. All linens are furnished. The master bedroom and the washer and dryer are located on the main floor for the convenience of people who are unable to climb stairs. Outside you will find a covered parking area for 2 cars, picnic table, grill, chairs and swing. Choose the view you like best and relax! Game/TV/Office room has flat screen tv, assortment of games and puzzles and large desk for the workaholic in the family.

Vance & Sharon Watson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Reviews for July 2016 are copies of notes left by renters for the owners. Thanks to Mrs. Patrick for her kind words!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Watson's Retreat was the perfect rental home for us to entertainment our family members from the Midwest. The owner was wonderful to book with for our vacation. The home was immaculate and decorated for the mountains. The six of us were very comfortable in the home and my family enjoyed the mountain scenery. The neighbor rooster down the road kept us entertained. We could go and do our activities, and when we came back to the house, it was like coming home. Location is convenient to other small towns, groceries, and antique stores. We would definitely recommend Watson's Retreat. Thank you for a great week in the Smokies.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Hope we can meet someday while in the beautiful mountains!
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Jacksonville Beach

Great house for the cost

  • 5 of 5

The house was as expected and worked out great. There were no surprises and the owner was fantastic to work with. The price on this house compared to others in the area is a good value. When you first arrive the driveway will create some nervous energy. After going up and down it a couple times it becomes comfortable. I went up it with a Suburban pulling a 16' covered trailer with two motorcycles. Based on that I think most anyone can make it!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Watson's Mountain Retreat. There was plenty of room for our family of 5. Everything was so nice, clean and well-maintained. It was the perfect home away from home. Listing description was accurate. The location couldn't have been any more convenient for us. The owners were wonderful and so friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Nice, Spacious Home

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the Watson's for sharing their family home for vacationers. We thoroughly enjoyed fireworks in Franklin and visits to Bryson City for the Freedom Festival, Fontana Dam and Village as well as the town of Waynesville with ample down time for relaxing in the mornings and evenings at the Watson's. Plenty of room for 2 couples or a large family, with comfortable beds, a nicely equipped kitchen, homey family room and an enjoyable porch on 2 sides of the house. The home is so clean and well supplied it's as if the Watson's moved out for a few days to allow their guests to stay. Prompt responses and return of the security deposit solidified the integrity of these owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! We do try to treat our guest just the way we would want to be treated. We also appreciated the care you took of our home-away -from-home! Hope you will join us again if you should ever be over our way. You all will always have an open invitation to come back anytime! Sharon and Vance
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cabin with us! We had a great time and the accommodations were so comfortable. Loved the view and the peacefulness! Hope to return very soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Standard Rate
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $70
Refundable damage deposit $200

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Weekly Rate: $695.00-$695.00

Monthly Rate: $2385 - $2385

We do not charge a higher rate for "in season". There is a $60.00 charge for cleaning. This is not included in the weekly price. A $200.00 security deposit is required. This will be refunded to you after the inspection of property, usually within 7 to 10 days. The cleaning fee for one month is $75.00. If you want to rent for less than one week there is a minimum of 3 days required. The price per day is $135.00. The $60.00 cleaning fee is extra.

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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
No dirt roads, paved to door. Covered parking area. Washer and Dryer. Central heat and air. Kitchen has electric stove with ceramic cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, filtered water, icemaker and many small appliances you would have at home. All beds are queen size. Linens are furnished. Covered porch on two sides of house with seating on both sides. 48 inch TV, DVD player with many DVDs.Direct TV service. WIFI provided. Gas fireplace.

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