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Enjoy a Mountain Getaway Only Minutes Away from Recreation and Shopping

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

* Ellijay Cottage is an A-Frame home in a pastoral setting with a glass facade that looks out upon a wide mountain view. You'll enjoy the outdoors without having to leave the portal.

* The home consists of 3 levels:

* The main floor includes standard bed for 2 persons, kitchen, dining room and living room with High Definition Apple TV with Netflix and Broadcast Stations, DVD player and Wifi access. (Service does NOT include Premium Sports channels or Pay-Per View.

If you have an iPhone with apps for media, you may mirror them on the television monitor.)

* A loft with 2 twin beds and a futon sofa.

* A downstairs bedroom with queen sized bed, bath, and High Definition television, Blue Ray Player and Netflix service .

* The loft and lower bedroom are accessed by two spiral staircases. The spiral staircases are not recommended for persons who suffer from mobility issues. Due care should be used and appropriate footwear to assure safety while ascending and descending staircases. The main floor of the house is perfectly acceptable for use by persons with mobility impairment, excluding wheel-chair.

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Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The house has a septic tank system. Please do not flush tampons or non-biodegradable products down the toilet.
  • Use of the Gas Furnace in the living room is restricted to Fall and Winter months. Please consult with your host before trying to use this utility.
  • The house has narrow spiral staircases. Please be aware that the surface of the steps may be slippery if you wear socks or inappropriate footwear.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
* Ths home is modern, comfortable and furnished with satellite dish television and Wifi for Internet. * The kitchen includes range, refrigerator, and dual sink. (No dishwasher) * Living area includes ample seating and television entertainment. * We provide local landline telephone service and Wifi for your convenience.


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Enjoy a Mountain Getaway Only Minutes Away from Recreation and Shopping
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Ellijay Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay with Bob and we really enjoyed it, as before. Bob goes out of his way to make sure his guests are comfortable. When we couldn't get the TV to work properly, he spent extra time making sure that he could get it to work for us while we were there. He will help with every detail that he possibly can. We certainly hope to stay at Ellijay again later this year!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A mountain gem

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful spacious cabin was located perfectly on a mountain side. With morning sunrises and evening sunsets it was by far one of the most scenic places we've stayed at. My family including a 2 year old spent the weekend here. It is located 5-10 minutes from anything you may need. I want to add how clean, cosy and conveniently stocked the house was (towels, sheets, cooking utensils, bathroom tissue). Kitchen was ideal to make breakfast in everyday.

Most importantly Bob was easy and quick to get a hold off. You can tell he takes pride in his property by how well kept and updated it is.

Thanks again, until next time!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Robert for opening your home. We were so sad to leave this morning cause our trip went by too quick. We cannot wait to come back to the cabin in the spring. Again, thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Locatiin and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Definitely a comfortable cabin! Very easy to get to if your nervous about mountain roads. Conveniently located between Franklin and Highlands. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love this private, quiet place in the woods close to Franklin and Highlands, NC. Tucked away just off the Highlands Franklin Road about equal distance from either town Ellijay III is in the middle of nowhere yet close to all the things we love about this area. If you love the Great Smokey Mountains and the people and culture of this area this is the place for you. Lots to do, lots of places to visit. Bob, the owner, is quite the gentleman, easy to deal with and quite accommodating, he is always available but never intrusive. We can’t say enough nice things about Ellijay III and its owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great and comfy

  • 5 of 5

The hospitality was great. The cabin was awesome and had everything we needed and could want. Beautiful views and great location. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Robert Dodd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Robert Dodd

I'm a native of Sarasota, Florida, and a graduate of University of South Florida in Tampa. My grandfather built a cottage in this same neighborhood back in 1953, to which my mother first brought me when I was 1 1/2 years old. My passion for this neighborhood and region is based upon a lifetime of exposure and good memories.

Robert Dodd purchased this house in 2006

Why Robert Dodd chose Franklin

Ellijay Cottage is a comfortable, modern, newly remodeled and upgraded home. It has a unique charm, great mountain view, and sense of privacy and seclusion. It is a great place for couples or larger families to enjoy solitude, or the beauties of nature only a few miles down the road.

What makes this house unique

As an A-Frame home, Ellijay Cottage has a unique retro feel. Its glass front has the effect of inviting the outdoors into the structure. You may see sunrise and moonrise from the living room, and all the seasonal changes without leaving the armchair. The home is paneled with spruce and oak, giving a woodsy, country feel. From the deck in springtime, you'll enjoy a well tended garden with fruit trees, rhododendrons, dogwood and mountain laurel. You may enjoy eating your meals inside, or on the picnic table on the side deck. Children enjoy the upstairs loft with a commanding view of downstairs and through the windows into the mountains in the distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Your cabin honestly felt like a home away from home. It was the best place for us to come and relax after grueling midterms to get away from campus life.

The cabin is the perfect distance to Glen & Dry (Water) Falls. We enjoyed our stay very much! Thank You!
Oct 2017
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
AVL, Asheville Regional Airport, Fletcher, NC
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
The Lazy Hiker Brewery, Franklin, NC
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Franklin Golf Course, Franklin, NC
Nearest Train
67 Miles
Amtrak, Cornelia, Georgia
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 441, US 23, Franklin, NC
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Chris and Charlie's Pizza, Franklin, NC
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Lodge (North of Waynesville, NC)
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, Highlands, NC
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Shopping.

* Restaurants.

* Scottish Tartan Museum.

* Antiquing.

* Gem Stores - Mineral Museums.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Picnic at Cliffside Lake, Near Highlands.

* Bowling Alley in Franklin.

* Picking on the Square (Saturday).

* Hiking.

* View Waterfalls of Cullasaja Gorge.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* The Fun Factory in Franklin.

* Gem Mining.

* Rafting, Tubing, Zipline.

* Explore National Forest Sites.

* Day trip to Smoky Mountains National Park.

* Access to the Appalachian Trail and Bartram Trail is available in Macon County.

* Camping, hiking and fishing are available in many Nantahala National Forest areas nearby. Cliffside Lake facility is nearby in Highlands, and Standing Indian Campground, on the west side of Franklin.

* Gem Mining is available within 2 miles of the house, and at numerous other locations within the county. Franklin is famous for its natural rubies and sapphires.

* Franklin has two outstanding Mineral and Gemstone Museums.

* Celebrate Scottish Heritage at the Scottish Tartans Museum in Franklin.

* Enjoy World-Class dining and shopping in Franklin and Highlands. To view the selection check Urbanspoon online.

* Attend the Mountain Heritage Museum at Western Carolina University, along with seasonal events, music and theater on campus in Cullowhee.

* Golfing is available in Highlands and Franklin

* Cinema and Theatrical Performances are available both in Franklin and Highlands.

* You are within a short range drive to access Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee - Qualla Reservation, and Harrah's Casino, Gatlinburg on the north side of Smoky Mountains N. P., and Dollywood in Sevierville, TN.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $50

Nightly Rate: $100 - $150

Weekly: $600 - $750

Monthly: $1500 - $2000

* If you are interested in reserving the cottage, please submit $150.00 ($100 deposit + $50.00 cleaning fee). The cleaning fee is refundable or may be applied to payment of the total bill, providing the premises are clean upon departure. Owner pays taxes, so rates are firm.
* Absolutely NO pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.