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Charlie Wallin and Diana Bellgowan

Member since: 2011
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Queen Branch Cottage - cozy, renovated farmhouse in private cove!

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of the Franklin vacation farmhouse rental

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

Queen Branch Cottage is real slice of Southern Appalachian culture nestled in a secluded (but easily accessible)mountain cove in the rural Little Tennessee River valley halfway between Franklin and Bryson City, North Carolina. Named 'Queen Branch' for the stream that runs alongside it,the farmhouse was built in the 1880s and still retains its original character inside and out; but a recent 'green' renovation has made it into a comfortable, and energy-efficient modern home.

In the morning, you can sip your coffee on the porch as you look at the misty mountains and listen to the songbirds sing, and if you’re lucky you’ll catch a glimpse of deer at the edge of the front meadow.

Then, you can spend lazy days fishing, floating, or kayaking in the nearby Little Tennessee River, or swing in the yard and watch the hummingbirds buzz about the flowers. You can also enjoy all the excitement the region has to offer including: kayaking and white water rafting; mountain and road biking; hiking in the Smoky Mountain National Park or on the Appalachian Trail; hunting for rubies and sapphires at a local gem mine; or just taking a scenic drive or train ride; and make sure to take advantage of being in a rural farming community and get your food from the source at a local farm stand. On rainy days, you can relax and listen to rain on the old tin roof, hear the rush of the creek, and when it stops watch the ghostly wisps fog slowly dissipate to expose the mountain vista beyond and understand why they called these mountains “Smoky”.

In the evenings, you can watch the fireflies in the meadow and listen to the whippoorwills’ call to each other as you watch the sun set over the Nantahala Mountain Range turn into a night sky filled with stars.

Whether you are seeking a quiet respite from the city, a romantic weekend, or a great base for your family vacation, Queen Branch cottage is a beautiful, eco-friendly place to stay to create your own fond memories.

Keywords: eco-friendly, historic home

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Charlie Wallin and Diana Bellgowan (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Point of Interest
Needmore Tract & Swing Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
BP Gas Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Rickman's General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Cowee
Nearest Point of Interest
Queen Branch Preserve
Nearest Point of Interest
JW Mitchell Farms
Nearest Point of Interest
Mason Mountain Mine
Nearest Point of Interest
Sheffield Gem Mine
Nearest Point of Interest
Tsali Recreation Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Deep Creek GSMNP
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Nearest Point of Interest
Nantahala Brewing Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Appalachian Trail & Wesser Fire Tower
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Car: necessary

near local gem mining; fishing, canoeing and tubing on Little Tennessee River, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, mountain biking at Tsali, and rafting/kayaking on the Nantahala River


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Franklin, North Carolina

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3 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 10.0%

Rental rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation policy: If written cancellation is received more than 21 days in advance, 50% of rent will be returned; if cancellation is less than 21 days in advance, 0% of rent will be return; except, for any cancellation full rent will be refunded if someone else rents the cottage for those same dates.

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Franklin, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2) Main Floor Bedroom & one Upper floor bedroom have queen sized beds, Double Beds (1) Second upper floor bedroom has double/full bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full-sized futon in Family Room upstairs
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Washer/Dryer in unit, two bedrooms have queen beds and the other has a full-sized bed, plus a full-sized futon in family room, secluded location on 8 acres of conserved woodlands, a rushing creek runs next to the house, fire pit, public access to Little Tennessee River and acres of conserved meadow lands across the road, children welcome, pets welcome