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Bedrooms 1
Space 628 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 queen bed and couch with queen sleeper. Very private with a great view.

Total Privacy with many acres joining Forest Service. Many wonderful things to do in Highlands and surrounding areas of Cashiers, Dillard,Franklin,Helen ,Clayton, Cherokee, Dalton, Waynesville. Watch the elk in Cherokee, white water rafting or tubing or zip line. Try the French Broad River or Tuck in Sylvia or Callasaga in Highlands or Etowah River. There are many 3 star or better restaurants within half hour drive. Check out

the several private logging and walking mountain trails behind cottage. The cottage is overlooking the Little Tennessee River 300 ft. private walk to river.. There are 4 private falls behind cottage and two private streams. Watch for 25 different species of wild birds, and look for the wild turkeys, deer, rabbits or squirrels. The cottage is located about 1 mile from Highway 441 and 2 miles to 12 restaurants including the famous DIllard House.. There is also a private organic garden to pick fresh produce . The cottage has everything you need. Paved driveway, fire pit and swing at one of falls. Easy to find cottage with no bumper to bumper traffic. There are no winding roads and steep roads to get to your cottage destination. No traffic to hear, only the Little Tenn River and the birds. The mountain view offers a change every hour including the stars at night. lighting up the river. . Fire up the grill , cool off with the mountain streams or water falls.

More Details

Jim or Carman Taylor
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Jim or Carman Taylor

This is part family farm. I grew up here and left to go to college for a food specilazist and worked in Atlanta. Moving back home after retiring to quiet and simple life. I have updated cottage .. The porch gives you the most outstanding sunsets you have every witnessed and when the moon is out the view above the river looks like diamonds glistening.

Jim or Carman Taylor purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Jim or Carman Taylor chose Franklin

. The cottage is part of the family farm TAKE A WALK ON THE MILDER SIDE, AN EASY STROLL THROUGH NATURE. Our nature trails is a great place to find a lot of solitude and fresh air. You can see the stars at night. The natural landscape is beautiful, especially in the spring, when the returning coaxes every shade of green is, imaginable from the forest. There are wild apples in blum, pussy willows, fiddlehead ferns, You might see red crossbill, yellow warbles or scarlet tanagers or you can hear them. Chipmunks are very abundant in the early spring doing there busy errands. Late in the day you might see rabbits or deer. The meadow will be wildflowers beginning to blloom.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has a Little Tennessee River view that is very quiet. The River is one of the few that runs North. Bring your fishing pole to try your luck at a great catch .There 4 private waterfall on the property, several walking and log mountain trails to follow. The private streams have lots of minerals as ruby and specks of gold to pan. The afternoon sunset are of different colors and changes very fast with each view more beautiful.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 628 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom with clean shower & local hand made soap provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One Queen size bed and also a fold down sofa. new mattress and cover guard
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We have the wagon train that goes by the road once or twice a week. We hope you are here to watch it. EASY ACCESS TO COTTAGE AND EASY TO FIND, NO WINDING CURVES OR MILES TO GROCERY STORE OR ENTERTAINMENT.


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Wonderful place--will be back!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at the cottage and it was great. Carman and Jim are wonderful hosts and helped to make our stay (where we celebrated our 15th anniversary) really special. We got to watch the trees change into their beautiful autumn colors from the lovely front porch and the mornings with the sun and clouds on the mountains was awesome. The cottage had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and the area itself is great. We took a few hikes within easy driving distance that were outstanding, there are numerous waterfalls in the area, and of course, the zip lining was fun! I would recommend this cottage to those who like privacy, nature, and fresh mountain air!

  • Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage!! Perfect place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was beautiful and exactly what we were looking for! Jim and Carman were absolutely wonderful! They were so nice and were very helpful with anything we needed. They made the whole process, from start to finish, personal and you felt like you've known them forever. There were so many personal touches throughout the cottage from fresh flowers to the yummy homemade pound cake and cards that are waiting for you when you enter. The cottage is so bright and airy and relaxing...and the front porch is completely inviting! The cottage was fully stocked...anything you might need was there and ready to be used. The pullout couch was quite comfy as well! There are many things to do that are close by, but there are also so many things to do on the property that you could stay there all day & not get bored! My children, mom & I completely loved it and definitely look forward to staying there again! It could not have been a more perfect place!

  • Submitted: 1-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There is only one word to describe the cottage and that is PERFECT, from the time you walk in the door to find a wonderful pound cake and a card welcoming you to the cottage along with a list of favorite places to eat. We were celebrating our anniversary, Jim and Carman had a bottle of wine waiting for us in the fridge. We could not have asked for a more peaceful relaxing perfect place to stay. Thank you Jim and Carman for sharing your perfect cottage with us. We will be back for another stay.

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, great views, perfect for 2!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was easy to get to, very comfortable, loved the hike to the waterfalls, loved sitting on the front porch enjoying the view. Would consider staying again.

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The smell of Fresh cut Flowers greet you in this

Secluded little Cottage with all the immenties you could ask for.

  • Submitted: 8-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If ever there was a PERFECT getaway.. this would be it. We celebrated my 50th birthday by planing a last minute trip to NC. It was our first vacation together, and due to life priorities, my first time away from my children in over 18 YEARS. This cottage was not to disappoint. Carman and Jim are the nicest people and made our stay effortless. The cottage has everything we needed, and wanted. We truthfully, never left once we got settled in with groceries, and necessities. The property has everything we could have spent days looking for and dollars paying for. Hiking trails, streams, panning for gold and copper, waterfalls, fishing, relaxing, napping, marathon movie watching, cooking a yummy dinner and sitting on the front porch listening to the soft sound of our chosen music playing while the Tennessee river runs right down In front of the cottage ... it was perfection in and of itself. The fire pit going in the evening, the rain on the tin roof in the afternoon for our power nap, and the spectacular swings that have a different view from each one were just a few of the amenities that come with staying at this property. There isn’t a more reasonably priced, bang for our buck, property anywhere...Carman and Jim were most helpful. From directions to the smallest detail, they were a call or text away, though NEVER intrusive. The sweetest bday card, slices if heavenly homemade cake were on the counter waiting when we arrived. I promise you, this property is nothing short of perfect for a couples long weekend getaway or small family’s vacation. Thank you Carman and Jim for making my 50th birthday the most memorable bday yet!! We are so grateful for your hospitality and cant wait to come back, truthfully, we would have preferred to never leave! We are pulling out our planning calendars this week to book again SOON. Save our spot on the front porch, we can hardly wait to return. Sydney and Phil

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Macon County Airpot
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
La Cabana
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sky Valley Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Great Somkey mnt railroad ,Amtrack 36 miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 441
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dillard house
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Car: necessary

Two miles to Piggle Wigly and 12 resturants. A large Mountain City flea market. Farmers Market on Wed and SAT in Franklin, 20 MIN to Highland NC, 2hrs to Asheville, Atlanta or Greenville SC


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall (Check notes)
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$58 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

one time cleaning fee C$83.31 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$96.13
Pet Fee C$83.31 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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