RIDGE TOP MANOR "MOST REVIEWS IN NORTH CAROLINA"
From $245 / night
|Per night:||$245 - $290|
|Per week:||$1,715 - $2,030|
Pets allowed: Yes
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|Oct 12 2015||Feb 21 2016||$275||$275||$1,925||-||3 Nights|
|Feb 22 2016||May 07 2016||$245||$245||$1,715||-||3 Nights|
|May 08 2016||Jan 09 2017||$290||$290||$2,030||-||3 Nights|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 10.75|
|Deposits: $600.00 deposit with balance due 2 weeks prior Christmas and Thanksgiving are one week minimum stays|
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- 4 King Beds
- 3 Twin Beds
- 1 Sofa Bed
- 1 Crib
- 1 Queen Bed
- Air Conditioning
- Pet Friendly
- Full Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Linens Provided
- View (Mountains)
- Hardwood Floors
- Parking Included
- Alarm Clock
- Gas Grill
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Ceiling Fan
- Ice Maker
- Refrigerator (Mini)
- Coffee Maker
- DVD Player
- Amusement Park
- Miniature Golf
- Movie Theater
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Grocery Store
- Shopping Area
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Live Entertainment
- Horseback Riding
- Downhill Skiing
Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Franklin, North Carolina
September 28, 2015
You really could not do better than stay in this gorgeous home. The pictures don't even really do it justice. There is everything you might need right there in the house. Very clean, very comfortable. Jerry is the most helpful host I have ever encountered, and is really there to make sure your stay goes smoothly. Loved the fire pit at night. It's SO QUIET up there. Can't wait to return.
Beautiful house, perfect for a family reunion!
August 11, 2015
The owner Jerry was great to work with, he's available by phone or text anytime! Pictures don't do this house justice, there are panoramic views, the house feels like a mansion, it comes well stocked with extra towels, blankets, and pillows, movies, boardgames, wifi, the kitchen has top of the line appliances and any tool you could think of, an outdoor grill (never worry about the gas running out), 2 fridges, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor sitting areas so it never feels crowded, the porch chairs and firepit were awesome, the caretakers visited a few times during our stay. All you have to bring is food and water as it is well water (fridge water filter works great). For those with kids, it comes with a stroller, crib, highchair, baby gates, and even toys! The mountain is steep and I would recommend arriving before sunset and driving a sturdy car/truck. Once you get there, you won't want to leave!
Amy Jo Chupp
AWESOME VACATION GETAWAY
June 11, 2015
Ridge Top Manor is a place to relax, rejuvenate and refresh your state of mind. My entire family meet over the Memorial Weekend. We did not want for ANYTHING!! The cabin is superbly stocked with everything that you need. There was plenty of room for our large family. We absolutely loved the wrap around porch. The views of the mountains are tremendous and the country rocking chairs was a nice touch. The fire pit was put to good use every night that we were there. This is a GREAT place to make lasting memories with your loved ones. Jerry is an extremely nice owner and he was a pleasure to work with. We definetly will be back in touch with him to reserve Ridge Top again!!
Stephanie Anderson Cardalico
Pinellas Park, FL
Another Great Trip in the Books
December 7, 2014
Enjoyed our second trip very much. Jerry definitely makes sure you are well taken care of. Thank you for another successful trip for us. We will make another trip back I'm sure some time. :)
EXCELLENT FAMILY TRIP!!
October 20, 2014
When we first saw photos of this breath taking cabin we immediately thought , what a great place to go away with our two sons, daughter-in-law , youngest sons fiancé and our two nature loving grandbabies! Our expectations was definitely met! The cabin is so incrediably breath taking, both inside and out. We had such a great bonding experience and to enjoy the grandbabies first time away in the mountains was priceless! The cabin itselve made our trip more relaxing and enjoyable! We are all looking forward to another great family trip to Ridgetop Manor!! Thank you Jerry for opening your home to us and sharing this beautiful piece of heaven!! Carol & Vince Cangiano
Ridge Top Manor was a Fantastic, Gorgeous Place!!!
October 9, 2014
My husband and I spent a week at Ridge Top Manor. The cabin is beautiful, amazing and perfect! It sits on nice level ground with easy, ample parking. The grounds and views are really beautiful. The wide, inviting covered porches are great and such a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and the tremendous views! It is very peaceful, private and quiet. The owners have thought of everything and provided all that you would ever need to make your stay enjoyable and perfect. This is the best owner -- ever! He is very friendly and easy to talk with and very accessible. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!
September 3, 2014
Jerry, This home away from home is spectacular! It is just a gorgeous home nestled in the top of a beautiful mountain. We were looking for a place to just relax and let our children (ages 3 - 24) just spend some time together; and we did. The upstairs den and kitchen gave us plenty of room to spread out, play games, watch the ECU football game and cook and eat all we wanted. The outside porch area was unbelievable, we danced half the night away on that wonderful porch, all of us, and we are talking from 70 years old to 3 years old. We then were able to retire for the night in the beautiful bedrooms. And what bedrooms they were, of course the adults grabbed the King beds and there were 4 of those and the kids got the rest, but there was plenty of room to sleep. Of course the kids had their own place downstairs to enjoy time together when the adults needed to rest. This home had everything we needed and more! What a blessing for our entire family that you, Jerry, have built such a wonderful place. We are already making plans to return and make more memories! Thank you for opening up your home to us!
June 25, 2014
Jerry, thanks for the time to spend at the cabin in Franklin. My sister and I stayed a few days....then went back with our husbands. It was truly relaxing and absolutely breath taking. Just what anyone needs to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy world.. the cabin is beautiful, comfortable, clean and has everything you need for a rewarding vacation. Thanks for being a gracious host. We visited the nearby town of Franklin and it was great, quite quaint and friendly. Also went tubing....lol...it was fun. Went nearby to the Highlands community for dinner. But for the most part we were content relaxing in a very cozy, beautiful cabin.....thanks and we'll be back!!!
June 9, 2014
This was an exciting vacation and very beautiful home. We have stayed here a few times in the past and I would highly recommend this home to anyone. Very clean and well maintained. Beautiful views of the mountains that I could look at for ever. Thanks Jerry for your Hospitality.
Donna Canupp Ford
JUST AWESOME !!!
May 19, 2014
My family and a friend of my son's had the pleasure of spending four days wonderful days at Ridge Top Manor this past week - it was awesome ! The home itself was absolutely gorgeous and sooo relaxing. All you would need is already there for you and the property/views are breathtaking from three sides of the house. We built bonfires there on the property, went hiking, sightseeing, shopping, saw many waterfalls and even had the sweetest dog (Cody) to come visit us each day (wish I could have brought him home with us !) In general had a fabulous family time together. Thank you Jerry !
New Smyrna Beach
Anniversary Get away
April 30, 2014
This was the place to go to RELAX, De-stress and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Inside and out! The architectural design and craftsmanship in the cabin are amazing. Most of our time was spent in rocking chairs on the back deck drinking coffee and looking out over the mountains. We also took quiet walks around the property, listening to the birds and finding deer tracks. When we were inside, we felt so at ease and comfortable. We had a little cold front with rain come through so we were able to turn the fireplace on. The stonework on the fireplace is beautiful. All the amenities of home have been thought of. Just bring your clothes and food. We would love to keep this a secret for ourselves but it is to good not to share.
April 28, 2014
We booked the cabin for our adult softball team playing a tournament in Cherokee, we comfortably slept 16 adults in the house. The house is absolutely beautiful, the pictures can only do so much. The views should really be seen in person. We had a great time and the ease of working with Jerry make this our go to rental if we continue playing in the area. Several members of the team(including myself) will be looking to take our families back for a quiet weekend vacation. The house has all that you need upon arrival, and there are local stores to for purchasing food. We truly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to get back.
Nichole Sanborn Myers
April 18, 2014
Everything was beautiful - from the cabin to the view. The cabin was nicely decorated and spacious for our big family. The cabin was equipped with pretty much everything you could think of. The owner was one of the nicest people we have ever met and very helpful - from recommending places to eat to providing directions. We had a great time!
Brooksville FL 34601
What A Blessing!
March 14, 2014
What a pleasure to have stayed at such a beautiful place. My whole family enjoyed our time there, from visiting the quaint town, to going to see the waterfalls or just gathering everyone together and playing games by the fireplace at night after a busy day or having a bonfire and enjoying each other. But when it came time to prepare for our Thanksgiving meal I truly felt how this place felt like our home.This cabin was so comfy and had everything to prepare a wonderful meal. I was in awe of Gods gifts to us everytime we stepped outside. I truly did not want to leave, but I am looking forward to spending next year with my children and granchildren for another wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us again.
Sandy Kirchner Andrisani
Pembroke Pines, Fl
great cabin & a great owner, you can't go wrong!
January 7, 2014
I apologize for taking so long for this review. We stayed at your cabin this past July and thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to go back. The cabin felt like home the minute we walked in. We had different family members & friends coming in & out at different times. No one wanted to leave. We spent 2 weeks there and visited several waterfalls, did some hiking, gem mining, white water rafting, tubing. We visited the house I grew up in, in South Carolina. Being at the cabin and in the Carolina's, I felt like a kid again. We were thinking of buying a cabin in the Carolina's, but we enjoyed your cabin so much, we decided to just use your cabin on our vacations :-) Jerry really cares about the people who stays in his cabin and we got the pleasure of meeting him during our stay. Thank you for everything! We have memories of your cabin and surroundings we'll never forget! Sandy & David
Chuck and Nicole Behl
September 9, 2013
Thank you Jerry for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cabin! It had everything we could possibly need or want. The wrap around porch was used quite a bit to just relax and take in the gorgeous views out back. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay to "getaway" from it all! Thanks again!!
May 30, 2013
I Have Heard About This Cabin For Many Years But It Took This Long To Get There, If I Would Have None How Incredible It Really Was I Would Have Been There Long Before, I Was Amazed At The View, Everytime We Walked Around The Deck It Looked More Beautiful Then The Last. I Was Worried Because It Rained All The Way There, But When We Got There It Was Unlike Anything Pictures Can Capture. It Takes Your Breath Away. The Cabin Has Everything You Could Ask For, I Love The Decor, So "home Away From Home" . I Will Be Back!!!! Loved It !!!!! Thanks For Sharing Such A Wonderful And Beautiful Place. The Closest Thing To "heaven On Earth" .
Belinda Warrick Kriner
May 30, 2013
This place is beautiful. We had 4 other couples with us and we had plenty of room and all loved it. If you are looking to get away from it all this is the place. Very peaceful. You get exactly what you see in the pictures. There wasn't anything for us to complain about. Jerry gets "A" plus in customer service. He really cares about those who rent his cabin. We have rented other cabins in the past, but never heard from the owner/rental company like we did with Jerry. Thanks Jerry!!! We would recommend this cabin and will stay again if you vacation in this area again.
Palm Bay, Florida
Our wonderful family vacation
April 10, 2013
This is a breathtaking beautiful cabin we have ever seen, our family vacation was wonderful, this cabin is really your home away from home; the views are phenomenal, everything you need is there for your comfort and enjoyment. We will definitely be back in the near future. If you have any concerns or issues that come up, the owners are always willing to help you in every way they can. Highly recommend this gorgeous property. Jim & Maria Czarniecki
West Melbourne , FL
Amazing! 20th anniversary
February 3, 2013
I had seen the pics and heard the stories, but nothing beats actually being here. And it SNOWED! It was beautiful! Peaceful, serene, romantic. It was just the 2 of us this time but we are already planning on coming back with the "gang" Thank you, Jerry, for the amazing memories and anniversary!
Yoana N Raul Hernandez
Moments that took our breath away!
January 10, 2013
Wow! amazing views,cozy,lovely home. Our first winter Family vacation of 16. I have to say Jerry is outstading he makes sure your stay is wonderful. The home is fully equipped with everything you need. We took a couple of things in case but we did not need them. The Diaz-Hernandez Family would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts..May God bless you and your family always.
Marietta, GA USA
Nice mountain cabin
January 3, 2013
The house was very nice and the management company keeps it well stocked with extra items you don't normally find in a vacation rental. The owner is very nice and likes to call and check to make sure you're happy. We will definitely consider this house for future vacations.
December 19, 2012
The ultimate family vacation Cabin. Room for all 12 of us, beautiful mountain scenery, weather was great for the grandkids to play. Every thing we needed and more! Our son-in-law has stage four colon cancer and we wanted the whole family to be together in a place that we could really have family fun and togetherness. This is the place. We even went on the Polar Express. We look forward to doing this again.
Atlanta, GA USA
Making a tradition
December 18, 2012
Multiple families from several states; we met up here and had our Thanksmas get together (with young children). The cabin was amazing. We were able to stay the weekend without being on top of each other. The accomidations were spot on. From everything you need in the kitchen, to the swing set, to the firepit, This had it all. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Look forward to staying here again next year.
Thanksgiving Family Vacation 2012
December 4, 2012
Our Thanksgiving vacation at Ridge Top Manor was simply spectacular! This home was inviting, warm and amazingly beautiful. All the bedrooms and common areas were ample and comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped and perfect for our Thanksgiving feast. The cooks in our family were very pleased with this space. As we sat and rocked in the porch, we felt embraced by the serene and blissful views. It was so delightful to hear the shuffle of the leaves falling from their branches and absorb the smells of roasted marshmallows. This vacation home has been carefully thought out to meet everyone’s needs. Anyone who vacations at Ridge Top Manor will want not only to return but extend their stay in this chunk of heaven. Of the owner…all I can say is that he was truly a pleasure. He was not only attentive and helpful but delivered on all our expectations and more. Here we created memories that will be cherished and remembered for a lifetime.
Michele Boyles Alexander Bowdoin
Autumn Mountain Retreat
November 7, 2012
I LOVED my stay at your beautiful cabin. Everything we needed was provided so that we could prepare gourmet meals in the kitchen. The view are breathtaking! I am ready to come back and spend some time in the other three seasons of the year. I was there for a women's retreat, but would love to share this space with close family and friends for an extended vacation! Love the design and love the home!
Holly Springs, NC
Our Women's Getaway
November 7, 2012
All the women loved the luxury log cabin for our small group. We were able to share a beautiful space and live in community with one another in a remote location. The owner was always available for any need that we had. We hope to stay again very soon.
Camille Dzierba Kazmierczak
Big Beautiful and Breathtaking......
October 22, 2012
This was our 2nd visit to this cabin....We brought our girls and their friends....and I was soo excited to share my excitement with them....When we arrived at the cabin it was soo exciting to see their excitement seeing it for the frist time....This Home is amazing....Soo comfortable and cozy and beautiful.....THe views are stunning and you are nestled in your own private space between sooo many beautiful trees on top of the mountain...Hanging outside with a fire going every night and gazing up at the stars.....Hiking.....lots of Waterfalls to see....Dry falls soo cool....and Wayah Bald Lookout Tower is a must go to and see....the view is breathtaking........I love love this home.......and I loved sharing it with our girls.....The owners are awesome ....very kind and there for you all the time.......Thank you for sharing it with us......
Ronald Dean Stokes
Concord NC, Charlotte NC, Lawrenceville GA
Stokes family vacation
October 14, 2012
Everything was great. Lots of room for my extended family (including my daughter's family and sister's family) and lots of personal touches by Jerry including a bonfire for roasting marshmellows that the kids and adults really enjoyed along with help for storing my son-in-law's motorcycle. All of the things we needed for my 8 month old granddaughter were there too (highchair, crib, playpen, etc.). A fantastic time was had by all.
Noblesville, IN USA
Great for family retreats!
September 12, 2012
Part of our family gathered at this beautiful cabin and had a wonderful time together. The view was breath-taking and the cabin was beautiful. We will remember this time together forever! Thank you for allowing us to experience your beautiful location in North Carolina.
August 20, 2012
We just finished our trip up to this beautiful cabin high in the mountains of Franklin, NC. We loved the cabin and Jerry is always available if you need anything. We loved the property and way the cabin was set up with thoroughly took advantage of being away from town and nestled high up in the mountains. Outside of a couple hiccups with things that must be expected with cabins in the mountains we really really enjoyed ourselves and Jerry definitely makes you feel like it is your cabin.
Fabulous mountain home
July 26, 2012
My husband and I and our five children needed a larger place to stay while visiting family in Franklin. We have rented several other homes in the area and this is by far the nicest house we have rented. We absolutely love this area of the mountains and hope to be back soon.
Space Coast of Florida, USA
Pictures don't do it justice!
June 17, 2012
Pictures do not do justice to the beauty of the cabin and its surroundings. This Florida girl is used to flat lands, scorching sun, and mosquitoes this time of year... I was dumbfounded when we pulled up and saw this cabin nestled on the side of the mountain. The immenites were wonderful, Jerry made sure all our needs were met and told us to call anytime, day or night. There was so much to do in the area but to be quite honest, we did nothing but relax. Sitting on the deck watching the sunrises and sets, the storms rolling through the mountains, listening to the birds, and walking the trails were wonderful! We cooked on the grill (and met Cody), ate dinners by candle light, sat by the fireplace, and had very restful nights - felt like we were home with none of the pressures and stress of commitments and schedules. We highly recommend Ridgetop Manor and are so thankful for the time we spent there!!!!
Kelly Rogers Mickey
St Augustine, Fl
Couldn't ask for more
June 13, 2012
The cabin was absolutely perfect! The views are gorgeous, there was plenty of room so we didn't feel crowded and having the full kitchen made it convenient to eat in. There was also plenty to keep us busy when we wanted to venture out. We took the kids hiking, mining, canoeing & fishing while there. The trip couldn't have been any better. We can't wait to visit again!! Thank you so much!!!
Linda Johnson Price
April 17, 2012
Seven ladies gathered here for a knitting retreat weekend and it was Perfect! We all had our own bed, the fully equipt kitchen was lage enough for several to make dinner in while the rest gathered at the island and had cocktails & appetizers. Plenty of room for all of us to sit and knit and talk. We loved the porch! The property is stunning the cabin spectacular! Jerry is the BEST!! He was very resposive to any questions or conserns we had. He said just bring food & a toothbrush and thats what we did. Everything else was there. Perfect! We will be back for the Second Annual Knit Night Retreat!!
April 11, 2012
This place is an absolute dream! The home is gorgeous, views are stunning, and Jerry the owner couldn't have been any nicer to us. Other homes may look nice on this website, but I can assure you nothing tops the attention to detail and love in this place. We wanted to be secluded, and this home is perfect with lots of land all around us. The gate system on the wrap around porch is a brilliant feature (one of many you'll find) which keeps small children and/or dogs contained to the porch. This gave us great peace of mind. The owners have thought of everything for your comfort from a spice rack and slow cooker in the kitchen to band aids and flashlights. We are definitely not "repeat vacationers", however we are already finding a time to book our next stay. This is a place we will keep coming back to for years to come.
John & Ona Dulaney
Melbourne, Florida USA
Just Like Having Your Own Hotel
February 26, 2012
Our family, actually 4 families part of a larger family, had a week here, and we had so much room to spread out. Had children of all a ages, and they all had a ball. Such a fun place. Every night we had a fire down at the fire pit area, and made somemores and hot dogs. Sang songs and just had a wonderful family time together. The amenities just couldn't be better. Great kitchen and master bedroom suite. felt that we had left a trace of our family personality behind. Wonderful place for a family reunion. Lots of room to enjoy and not to trip over each other.
Melbourne Beach, FL
February 2, 2012
What is there to say after 40 FIVE STAR REVIEWS except that EVERYTHING THAT WAS SAID IS TRUE! I have been to the area many times in my life, starting as a young child and remembering the excitement of Western North Carolina. As a young adult, newly married, we had family reunions and vacations. A few years ago my husband and I went to Franklin with five other couples and we all brought our motorcycles. We took day-trips to all the little towns on the gorgeous curved country roads and even went on the Tail of the Dragon. (If only this cabin was built, it would have been the perfect house for all those trips.) Now that this "gem" of a vacation home is built, I went with my girlfriends for a week of adventure. It turned out that, aside from adventure, we found paradise. It didn't matter if we went out sightseeing, gem mining, hiking, shopping or if we just stayed in. We loved to get up to the sunrise with a cup of coffee and look out over Cowee Valley. Some days we went touring and other days we stayed in....the home is so big and comfortable that you don't want to go anywhere else. We cooked some meals in the COMPLETELY OUTFITTED KITCHEN (sharing recipes was fun), we read books by the fireplace or out on the huge wrap-around porch, and we hiked. Most of all, I loved being one with nature and soaked in all I could. No stress from work or busy cities.............just relaxation and fun. Don't miss this awesome experience. The owners have seen to every detail for you. Just go and enjoy!
Larry Scott Joseph
What can you say about the best!!!!!
January 31, 2012
Have stayed in several different cabins around the US but this one out shines them all. Pictures do it no justice, it is absolutely beautiful. The only thing you need to bring is some food and you are all set or if you don't want to cook there are some really ggod resturants in the area. The cabin is very well kept/maintained, very clean, spacious. The beds are roomy and comfortable, the master bedroom is to die for with the fireplace. Kitchen is well equipped, dining area and living room big. The view is fantastic....on one side of the porch in the morning, with coffee, watching the sun come up over the mountains and on the other side of the porch in the evening, with a glass of wine, watching the sun set. Very relaxing. I am going back again....and again...and again.
Michelle Noto Manzo
New Port Richey, FL.
January 29, 2012
We were truly astounded at the beauty and luxury of this lovely mountain rental. The scenery surrounding the cabin was beautiful and we enjoyed sitting outside on the rocking chairs for hours, listening to birds and watching for deer or any other animal in the vicinity. The cabin had everything we needed to prepare wonderful meals. The kitchen was well-equipped. The fireplace was such a treat. We would just sit around and play cards for hours. It is decorated well and there are so many distinct features that sets it apart from all other rentals I have looked at online. Everything worked great. There is a lot to do in the area if you like to mine for gems. We visited many places, went into town, took a drive to the Biltmore estates. We even drove to Gatlinburg and Asheville. The owners are wonderful people, truly good people who will not let you down.
Greenville, South Carolina
This cabin is truly a home away from home!
December 23, 2011
I first want to thank Jerry (owner) for making this vacation an enjoyable, trouble free experience. When I first mentioned going to a cabin in the mountains to my friends, they were a little unsure about going. I showed them the pictures from the website and the other information provided, and it didn't take long for them to get excited about going. Ridgetop Manor is simply paradise! If you are looking for a place to get away and relax, then this is the place. All you need to do is bring your favorite food and pack your bags. The cabin is equipped with everything you need to just sit back and enjoy. The design and structure of the cabin is breathtaking. Neither words nor the website can truly express the beauty of this place. I suggest you book this cabin and experience it for yourself, whether it's for a family gathering, religious retreat, or a romantic get-a-way.
Coral Springs, Florida
Thanksgiving Week Holiday!
December 12, 2011
What a wonderful time we all had at this lovely mountain cabin! We had 13 family members spend Thanksgiving week here. The cabin is luxurious in all respects and the views are spectacular! There are three levels of living space, 6 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms. . .we never felt crowded at all. We did something every day including: SMOKY MOUNTAIN RAILWAY ride (we rented the caboose-great experience) * Asheville, NC-BILTMORE ESTATE * shopping in THE HIGHLANDS, NC * mining for gemstones at GOLD CITY * shopping in FRANKLIN, NC * visit to HARRAH'S CHEROKEE CASINO & HOTEL, etc. My favorite times were just relaxing in the rockers on the porch & sitting around the FIRE PIT in the evenings surrounded by the family that I love! What great memories we all have of Thanksgiving 2011!
New Orleans, LA
December 6, 2011
My family recently spent Thanksgiving in this cabin and had a holiday to remember and treasure. What a great time!!! The cabin is beautiful!!! It has everything you could possibly need. Very clean and comfortable. The views are spectacular. We loved our evenings together around the firepit toasting marshmallows and laughing about our day. There are many things to do in the area and we took advantage of most of them. There is no doubt that we will all be back again...no one wanted to leave. This is a fabulous place to have a reunion, celebrate or simply relax. We took many pictures and memories home with us. Thanks for a Thanksgiving we will never forget.
Wonderful Mountain Retreat
November 14, 2011
The view was fantastic! The cabin was very clean and had everything you would want...it was very spacious and comfortable. I loved the wrap-around porch. I hope to get back there again someday. This is a great area to visit with lots of fun activities.
November 5, 2011
The fall colors were at their peak and the surroundings inside and outside were perfect. Couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience. Everyone, Jerry, Carl and his son and the Cherokee Mine owners were so helpful and made this a very relaxing and worry free stay. Thank you and God Bless
Fantastic Home, Fantastic Vacation
October 23, 2011
We stayed for a week from Oct 14-21 and it was a joy from start to finish. Talking with Jerry about the house when we arrived gave us extra insight to everything this beautiful home offered. There were 8 adults staying and we had plenty of space for everyone to be together and not feel crowded. The color was amazing as well as the peace of being up and away from the city but still easy to get back and forth when we wanted to head out and explore. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a great space for a large group! Thanks again for opening your home to us.
Palm coast Fl
October 17, 2011
My family and I rent cabins twice a year (for the last 16 years), I must say this cabin (#6) was truly our favorite. It was impressive and all that and more. No one wanted to leave. One of the Best Cabins ever. Also I might add Jerry the owner was so accommodating what a wonderful person.
September 26, 2011
I am not much of a country girl but this cabin was awesome. The pictures do not even come close to doing it any justice. The cabin is so clean, inviting and cozy. You feel like you are in your own home, let alone how spacious it was for our family and friends. The views are like something I have never experienced. The ride in the car was even spectacular. You can tell that the owner of this cabin really put his heart and soul into all of the details to make this cabin feel like you are at home. I am not sure what my favorite was from the fire pit, to the wrap around porch with rocking chairs to see the spectacular mountain views, from the coziness to the inside of the house and the fantastic master bedroom. I would recommend this cabin to everyone and we will definitely be coming back!!!!! Thanks again Jerry!!!
Palm Harbor, Florida
And we thought living in Florida was PARADISE!!!
September 18, 2011
We had six people from all over come together knowing this was a fabulous place but until you get there it really hits you how awesome it is. I agree with everything all the others have said. The worst part was leaving and knowing you will not be waking up to see that mountain view. The plans for the next trip is in works.
September 8, 2011
We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. The views were amazing from every angle of that wraparound porch! The home itself was designed so well and you can tell the owner really spent time going over every detail. Even my father in law, who’s a builder, was even impressed with the craftsmanship. The home was very open, clean and comfortable. We will and would defiantly recommend this cabin to anyone and will be visiting it again. It’s hard to put in words how much we enjoyed our trip. This home was the main reason and we cannot wait to go back!
Cathy Hofmeister Mulqueen
A wee bit of Heaven
July 27, 2011
Upon our arrival the sight of Ridgetop Manor was far beyond our wildest expectations. The cabin immediately became our home. We had a family reunion to include 5 children ages 3 to 7, our 2 married daughters and husbands, our single daughter, my husband and I. Your home had a nitch for each of us. We were busy every day with gem mining, boating, tubing, mountain climbing, visiting waterfalls,etc. and yet the best part of our day was spent in rocking chairs on your awesome porch laughing, catching up and taking in the beautiful mountain views. Your cabin is perfect, it even includes a swing set for the kids. We have made our reservations for next years family reunion and we anxiously await our return. Life is meant to be shared with family and special memories. Thank you for creating a home of such fine hospitality. You left nothing to be desired.
Ava Pepin Bennett
June 28, 2011
My son and I had an awesome time, my friend Laura and her family invited us to stay with them, I was hooked from the first time I saw the picture of this cabin. I could just imagine myself lounging on the porch with a good book, relaxing next to the fire place with a glass of wine and basking in the glory of all the beauty of Gods awesome creation. Well even with all the things I imagined it did not come close to the reality of this place. The cabin is so inviting from the moment you drive up the path, it is so warm and homey you just feel like moving in. The mountain views that surround the cabin are breath taking and you can feel the clouds all around you (literally), and the sun rise and sunsets are tranquil and peaceful. There is so much to do, gem mining and rafting in Franklin, white water rafting, zip lining, horseback riding at the Nantahala Gorge, and don't forget the Red Barn Ice Cream Shoppe, YUM. The Highlands have the most beautiful waterfalls and quaint shops and restaurants in town. Don't forget to visit the Biltmore in Asheville. Just driving around is an experience you will never forget, the windy roads the amazing mountains all around. If you are looking for a peaceful get away or a little adventure this is the place to come, coming home to the cabin at the end of each day made it even more SPECTACULAR
Tarpon Springs FL
Amazing and relaxing Cabin cant get any better
June 27, 2011
We needed the perfect getaway from the city and we found it! The cabin was amazing from the tasteful and beautiful decor to the many outdoor adventures. There is whitewater rafting just a short drive away and gem mining at the bottom of the mountain. The views at the top of the mountain were incredible as we sat on the wrap around porch and soaked it up. We cant wait to go back and are planning our next trip very soon!
Ava M Bennett
June 27, 2011
Originally being from Massachusetts and living in Florida for the past 25 years I had heard so many people say "I am heading to my cabin in North Carolina for the summer" I had always wanted to see for myself what everyone else raved about. When my friend invited us to come for a week and sent me the pictures of this cabin, I took one look and said "I have got to go". Well it way surpassed my expectations, it was so beautiful and homey you just instantly felt at home. I loved everything from the wrap around porch, to the cozy fire place all the natural wood it just makes you feel like snuggling next to the fire with a good book. I highly recommend staying here if you are ever thinking about coming to North Carolina, it is one of God's little treasures waiting just for you. (Rental Car $241, $3.67/gallon for gas, time spent with family and friends in a little slice of heaven """PRICELESS"""
Laura Canatsey Nuetzman
Palm Bay, FL
June 26, 2011
We were awestruck when we first entered the area of Franklin, NC. It is lush, green, absolutely beautiful. But, when we made the 1 mile climb up the mountain to find this incredible retreat at the top, we were speechless. Not only is the house very large, but it is beautifully furnished. Once you walk through the front door you will feel at home. My absolute favorite location inside the house was the master bedroom. It is large and has a fireplace all it's own. There is a king bed along with a comfy love seat that is nestled in a corner of the room with unbelievable views of the mountains. I sat there every day and did my daily devotion. This house truly brings you closer to our Creator God. The wrap around porch outside is an amazing feature because it allows you to get a 360 view of the mountains surrounding the home. We have stayed in cabins in the Smokey Mountains before, but nothing as great as this. All you need to bring is your clothes your toothbrush and some food. Everything else you need is there. They even provide a fire pit to cook Smore's!!! My son brought up his gun and loved going out and shooting whenever he wanted. Our kids loved staying here and asked if we could come back again. We need to come back to experience things we didn't have time for like ziplining, white water rafting and horseback riding. All these adventurous activities are within a 45 minute drive of the cabin. When you go, don't forget to visit the Highlands to go hiking and see some waterfalls, along with great shopping and dining. Our kids had a great time gem mining in the area. There are several places to choose from and one of them is at the bottom of the mountain from the cabin itself. There is also the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. It only took 1 hour to get there and it is worth the trip. We also went tubing down the Little Tennessee, that was a very fun activity to do with the kids. I highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone looking for a quiet retreat or an adventure!! I know the owners personally and can vouch for them and how wonderful they are. They truly love their home and have blessed everyone who stays there by sharing this experience with us! Thanks Denise and Jerry!!
Chere Sauriol Hill
Palm Bay, FL
April 14, 2011
How Blessed we were to have had the opportunity to stay at Ridgetop Manor! They have thought of everything from the cozy beds and beautiful decor to having every possible kitchen tool you might need. Just show up with your food and you might never want to leave the cabin. Our kids spent most of the time outside hiking, roasting marshmallows, gem mining, just being boys. The cabin is set amidst God's gorgeous creation, you can see for miles and can actually hear yourself think. This was the perfect weeklong getaway for us, just what we needed. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and everything in it. We look forward to making the trip to Franklin NC again and there isn't anywhere else we'd rather stay!
A peice of Heaven
April 4, 2011
Wow this place is so awesome! Starting with the owners they were available anytime we needed to speak with them,we were blessed to get to meet them in person,they treated us like Family. The cabin is indescribable every detail of the construction is TOP KNOCH.The furnishings and aminities are second to none.The pictures online are great but when you get there it will blow you away.The veiws you see are increadible,with the 360 degree wrap around porch and the rocking chairs you feel at one with Gods beautiful mountians.It is so peaceful up there you will hate to leave.Our trip was with three other couples and a single man.We often speak of our time together there and look forward to our return this fall.We had a great time riding our Harley's around the Franklin area.One of our best memories was 8pm setting around one of the fire pits,talking and laughing and enjoying each other away from the busy life at home,the R&R was GREAT!! You must go and experience this" Mountian Home" and you will come back.
Spring Hill FL.
My experiece at the cabin
March 24, 2011
Me and my family visited the cabin at a very rough time in our life, we needed to just get away from reality for a little while and that is exactly what this place did for us. The Property was amazing, the cabin was immaculte and astounding, and the view was just breath taking. It was by far better than any hotel or resort that I had ever been to before. The cabin made me and my family forget about our troubles for the time that we were there. Even though it was my first time visiting the cabin I felt as if I was home. Our visit to the cabin was not just a vacation trip, it was a life changing experience.
The Best of Everything
March 3, 2011
Don't miss your opportunity to stay at this location. Everything you've heard about the area of Asheville and the Smokey Mountains can't compare with actually being here. Staying at this home is more than having an experience it's becoming part of the experience and the area. The road in is your first hint; as nothing worth having comes without adventure. As the "world" drops away and you climb up and then over the top you reach Valhalla. Every detail of workmanship and comfort transports you to another place. Enjoy it with your special partner, family or friends. Come for peace or to party. Once you've come you won't be able to resist the call to come back.
March 1, 2011
this property is breath taking
Clearwater Fl USA
February 22, 2011
WOw..There arn't enough words to describe what a beautiful experience this cabin is. When you sit on a rocking chair on the back porch and just enjoy veiw, it takes your breath away. This place is perfect for everything from a family vacation, to a romantic get away. It is so wonderful to get away from everyday life for a while, and this cabin is the trick. I felt like this was my home away from home. Don't get a hotel for your vacation, stay in your home away from home!
Perfect mountain getaway!
February 5, 2011
Thank you Jerry for making our stay at ridgetop manor a memorable one. The cabin was very well maintained and you have provided everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and ejoyable. We appreciate you making the cabin kid friendly, so that we could enjoy our stay. We arrived just after it had snowed and coming up the mountain the cabin was picture perfect. Our kids kept asking us if we could come back next year and this is definitely a place we would come back to. Thanks again, The Fernandez Family
Beverly Slatzer Erickson
February 4, 2011
Thank-you Jerry: The family enjoyed every minute. The view was awsome and breath taking. My sister was first to arrive and she called me on the cell and all she could say was 'omg, omg, omg ' this place is beautiful. We recommend everyone take a least one vacation to the mts. and stay at your place. Your home is just beautiful and very comfy. Thank-you. Sorry it took so long to post....
New Port Richey, FL
February 4, 2011
This is the most amazing getaway we've experienced. The cabin is just breathtaking along with the views that surround it. This cabin has it all! Every amenity you could ask for and more! The decor is beautiful and it is just immaculate! We have visited twice in just the past few months and we've already booked for a weekend in March. We cant get enough of this home away from home! I would recommend this getaway to everyone. Thank you Jerry(owner), for sharing such a wonderful experience!
New Port Richey,Fl
Million Dollar Views
January 27, 2011
We were looking for a new place for our family vacation. A friend of ours suggested a cabin in the mountains, I said thats not my style, boy was I wrong!This was the best vacation ever! The views were breathtaking the cabin was magnificent and even the smallest detail was thought of to make our stay perfect. The ten of us can't wait to go back.
Amazing Cabin, Amazing Owner
January 26, 2011
This is one of the most amazing places that I have ever stayed. I am a Youth Minister and am always looking for places to take teens to on retreats. I now have a place for all of my retreats. The cabin was beautiful and had plenty of space for all of us. The owner could not have been any nicer either. He called us wile we were there just to make sure everything was going great. If you need a place to stay look no farther than this.
Danita Hurt Beck
Palm Harbor , Florida
Beautiful and Amazing
January 17, 2011
Upon arrival, the site of this cabin was "WOW". Tired and hungry and too late to search for a place to eat, we found that there was food in the kitchen for us to eat. "HOW GREAT WAS THAT". Every room had all the conveniences that you would need. Just like your own home. Every bedroom has a beautiful view of the mountains. So don't close those curtains. Every day was an adventure. So much to see and do. Our thanks to you Jerry for a great week.
Palm Bay, Florida USA
Wow! Great cabin experience
November 9, 2010
The cabin is a great place for a retreat. We arrived to a view of the fall leaf colors and good mountain views, then some cool temperatures that always helps us to realize that we are really on vcation. The cabin was well stocked and very clean. We enjoyed sitting on the wrap-around porches and getting into the stack of books we brought along. I did manage to make a few laps around the perimeter driveway for exercise. We would recommend this cabin as an excellent place for a getaway.
Roselle, IL USA
August 24, 2010
My husband and I took the kids to North Carolina for a much needed getaway and stayed in the cabin. We were taken away by the beautiful scenery that we were surrounded by. We were also fortunate enough to see a little bit of snow during our stay. The cabin was phenominal and is definitely a place we will revisit and most definitely recommend!!!!
Melbourne, FLA USA
August 15, 2010
Great cabin, view fit for the Gods. We have coming back 4 years, each year we find more new and exciting adventures. Accommodations are excellent, with breath taking views and courageous landscape. And right from our 9 year daughter (A good place to go jerry’s cabin. You would really love it! You can do a lot of things there off and on the The mountain like hiking, roasting marshmallows rafting and a whole bunch of other stuff). Thank You Jerry
Titusville, FL USA
July 27, 2010
This was a really great place for a family reunion. We had twelve family members ages two to eighty, staying in the cabin, and a great time was had by all. There was room for the two year old to play. There were exciting things nearby ( like white water rafting) to keep the teen agers happy. There were activities for the parents and grandparents (waterfalls and gem mining) almost on our doorstep. As a perfect backdrop to it all was a gorgeous cabin, with a big enough kitchen for most of us to work in together, and views too spectacular to describe. We watched misty sunrises from the front porch, and beautiful sunsets from the back porch. We chased fireflies, roasted marshmallows, and rocked on the porch while catching up on each others lives. It was truly a great vacation.
The Guarro Families
York, PA; Coral Springs, FL; Winston Salem, NC; Advance, NC
Luxury Living Amidst God's Glorious Creation
July 21, 2010
It is difficult to describe the wonderment of being at this cabin. No expense has been spared to make your trip perfect. Everything that you could think of and most things that you wouldn't even consider - they are all provided. We felt spoiled beyond measure. Every inch of the cabin and grounds is spectacular. The cabin is nestled on 12 private acres. We were secluded in luxury and loved every moment. The owner has AMAZING customer service - he makes you feel like you are a part of his family. We stayed at the cabin for a family reunion with 17 people, and it was perfect in every way. This was the best vacation that we have ever taken, and we can't wait to go back.
You have to see it to believe it!
June 10, 2010
Jerry, we recently spent a long weekend in your cabin and found to be surprisingly spacious and luxurious. The lower floor alone could accommodate a whole family! What a wonderful break from the Florida heat and humidity. We plan to return soon! P.S. Love your new website – ridgetopmanor dot com.
June 9, 2010
my group stayed at this cabin during memorial day weekend. it was 12 of us and we had 6 motorcycles. the cabin is large comfortable and very clean. the views were great! the location is secluded but accessible. my only gripe is that the road leading up to the cabin is not paved so bringing our motorcyles up to the cabin proved too difficult and risky. however the owner jerry was very accommodating and offered us a secure shed down by the paved road at the bottom of the mountain. so we were very grateful for his interest in making our trip hassle free. so we would definitely stay there again. excellent mountain getaway
St. Augustine, Florida
Fantastic mountain vacation
May 21, 2010
Jerry, we had a fantastic time at your cabin in Franklin N.C. this past weekend. The cabin was very clean and well stocked with all the necessities we could have ever hoped for. It was MORE then we expected in every way. Even with seven (guys) in our group, we had more than enough room, towels, linens ect. to satisfy our needs. We all agreed that this retreat was one of the best we have ever rented and we all look forward to visiting again. Thank you for everything. G.M.Sweeney
December 31, 2009
My family met at the cabin for our Christmas gathering and it was FANTASTIC!!!! The Cabin is beautiful, large and fully equipped. Jerry (owner) is super nice!! We can't wait to stay there again. Highly recommend it!!!!
“Ridgetop Manor is named perfectly”
Ridgetop Manor, is a beautiful home at the top of a mountain outside of Franklin. The property is so large you see almost nothing but forest and mountains around you as you sit on the beautiful porches that surround the home. It is a short walk down to a quaint campfire pit with log seating and the road loops back to the cabin, a peaceful walk in the summer as fireflies twinkle around you. When you walk into the cabin an amazing stairway with a custom railing depicting forest animals is the first thing you see. There are three floors all beautifully decorated and cozy. I loved curling up on the sofa and looking out the huge glass doors to the mountains beyond or waking up and seeing the other mountains out the back with the clouds that had lowered overnight rising to greet the sun. The owners are gracious people and they have made sure that every need is met while you stay in their cabin. Highlands is not far and Cherokee was a great day trip for us. One of the best mines in Franklin is at the bottom of the driveway, there's always plenty to see if you can pull yourself away.
Jerry, Your cabin was awesome, so big and the view was unbelievable. The decking was beautiful, we sat outside and just soaked it all in. We had a dog come see us twice a day which the kids named scraps because he always wanted to eat. Thank you so much for such a enjoyable stay and for the discount on the rate. We also went gem mining down the mountain which was interesting and the kids had a good time Debi Bailey
I just wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful sibling family reunion at your cabin #6 in Cowee Valley. It was a very comfortable and relaxing place for us to sit around and reminiense and make new memories. We spent alot of time in the kitchen and on the wrap-around porch in the rocking chairs. None of my siblings had been to the mountains of NC and so this was a perfect place. We were close enough to go to Fontana Dam and the Biltmore. Also, time to do shopping in Franklin.
I hope you found the place as clean as when we arrived and found no problems.
We will recommend your cabins to anyone that ask and we will keep your cabins in mind if we plan another reunion in the mountains. With 7 brothers and sisters we are taking turns every 2 years planning a reunion.
I really can't say enough good about your wonderful cabin and all of the amenities.
Where do I start?........
The cleanliness of all of the living spaces was absolutely top notch. I immediately was very comfortable in the surroundings. All of the things you supplied was incredible down to a campfire to roast marshmallows and hotdogs. Our kids absolutely loved that. It's like you thought of everything. I can't believe how well the kitchen was stocked with incidentals. Not only were there dishes and cookware supplied but they were of very high quality. It just showed me how much pride you place in your cabin and ALL that came along with it. The beauty of the cabin alone and all of the nice touches, snack bar, rocking chairs, gas grill, camp fire with wood supplied....... I could go on and on. You definitely thought of everything.
And you can't overlook the absolute beauty of the surroundings and the wonderful view. I woke up every morning and ran to the back porch to see the view in the early morning. I loved to sit in the rockers and just sit and listen to the peacefulness of the place. You should be very proud of the wonderful home you have built. I appreciate you sharing it with us the week we stayed and I certainly look forward to visiting again.
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