The River Gem - Mining and River Fun

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“ Excellent ”
14 Reviews
9835 Bryson City Rd, Franklin, NC 28734

Overview

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 6
Per night $93 - $110
Per week $575
Type: Cabin
Description of the Franklin vacation cabin rental
This is a Beautiful log cabin nestled on the bank of the Little Tennessee River with BIG RIVER FUN for all. You can fish or swim from your back yard. Canoe or raft down the river and refresh your soul. The views from the cabin are beautiful and peaceful. The porch has a swing and rockers and loaded with view. This cabin has a queen bedroom, full futon and a loft with double bed (great for children) Cabin is complete with linens,full stocked kitchen and towels,Sat.t.v. WIFI, washer dryer area, charcoal grills,picnic tables, firepit for roasting smores or nighttime star gazing. There is a game room on the grounds equipped with a pool table,many dvds and board games to enjoy.

The River Gem is the place to be to enjoy the mountains.Whatever your reason for your visit may be, it will not be too far or too hard to get too from The River Gem. GEM mining is very popular in Franklin and within 5 minutes you can be at any of the 5 major gem mines in the area where you can dig your own dirt or buy a bucket already dug. I can assure you that you will come away with a load of sparkling stones!! Great news is that the managers live in the area and are always available to help with any questions or give you updates on whats happening in the area.Great for any occassion.

Belinda Childs

Area Info
Oak Grove cabins are located 9 miles North of Franklin. The Little tennessee river has been called the cleanest river in western North Carolina.The cabins are on flat land that is easily accessible. River and Mountain views from your back porch. Actually, everywhere you go on the grounds is a beautiful river view.There are so many wonderful sites to see in the Smokies and they are all within easy driving range to the cabin.5 major gem mines within 5 minutes from cabin. Cherokee and the Casino are 40 minutes away. Visit the beautiful breathtaking waterfalls on the road to Highlands, which is 30 minutes away or enjoy a day trip to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. If you like antiqueing, Franklin antique malls are loaded with treasures from the past.Local farms are full of sweet natural treats. Local musicians get together in town every Saturday night for a Pickins on the Square. Its a place that will draw you back again and again.

Rates

Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
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Weekend
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Mar 01 2015 Oct 31 2015 $93 $110 $575 - -
: 2 p.m. : 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10%
Deposits: full payment due 30 days before arrival. Can pay half upon booking and the balance 30 days before check in
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa

Reviews

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Franklin, North Carolina

Kim Aursland

Kim Aursland

USA

The River Gem

September 8, 2014

There was no internet access at the cabin and limited by access by the owners home across the road. The cabin blinds provided no privacy and there was no curtain on the glass front door.

Cheryl Harper

Cheryl Harper

nc

A beautiful Cabin

July 28, 2013

Belinda, was very kind and checked on us our first day we arrived. The cabin itself was beautiful inside and out. The view of the river was pretty . Its a great place if you do not require Wi-Fi. There was also no landline phone and our phones did not work in the mountains. The cabin also does not have a washer or dryer . Belinda was a wonderful person whom my children liked immensely . With a few upgrades this cabin could be spectacular. All it needs is a washer dryer unit inside the cabin, a landline phone and a modem inside the cabin for Wi-Fi service and it would be a perfect mountain retreat. Even without Wi-Fi we enjoyed the cabin and the views. There is a ton of things to see and do in the area .

Christine Hery

Christine Hery

Florida

First family vaca outside of Florida

June 20, 2013

I wanted to get my husband out of Fl. for his first time. You could say it was a wonderful shock to all of us never being in the mountains. The cottage was perfect. I fell in love with wood smell inside the cottage. It was the right size. Not to big and not to small . The views all around were breathtaking. I had to get used to driving the roads going from flat straight roads to mountain roads, but it was fun. I cant wait do it again . Thank you Belinda for a wonderful first experience.

Owner's reply:

Thank You so much for coming to stay with us. I am so glad that you got to experience the beautiful Smoky Mountains.I hope to see you again. There's nothing quite like the Mountains.

Tami Banks

Tami Banks

ga

Honeymoon

October 15, 2012

My husband and I booked The River Gem and due to a mix up we were in the antique Cabin. It wasa different experience. We loved the view and the owners were really nice and we got some much needed quiet time. We were expecting something different but we loved the stay and may return. We were a little disappointed as we were under the impression that the washer and dryer was in the cabins when in fact they are by the game room across the street.

Sonia Meyer

Sonia Meyer

Kissimmee, FL USA

Great Place!

November 6, 2011

Loved the house. Nice paved road getting there. Bedrooms were great and the kitchen was nice. Could have used a few more pans. What a nice yard for my granddaughter to run and play in. The creek in the back yard was great and since the high was 80 degrees the day after we arrived we did get to play around in it. There was only 3 of us so the house was much larger than we needed. We only used the upstairs rooms. We chose this place for the creek, yard and fireplace. You will not be disappointed. The back porch was great with the rocking chairs but since it was not toddler proof we did not get to spend much time there relaxing. There were two grocery stores a few miles away which was nice and a Walmart. We were there to relax so the no phone, no computer, no TV was great. Local sightseeing was great. We visited Glen Falls, Dry Fall and drove through Bridal Falls. We also went to the top of Wayah Bald the day before we left. What a view! No one should miss it, and there was snow. Everyone should visit Franklin, NC. We will stay here again when my granddaughter is a little older or if we have more friends vacationing with us.

Cheri

Cheri

Acworth, GA

relaxing stay

October 17, 2011

Stayed at the Peaceful Treasure # 4. Right on the river and very relaxing. The cabin is cute with a great porch with swing and excellent view. Brenda is very accommodating and goes out of her way to make sure you have a great time. The leaves were turning and it was just awesome! Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

Jeanne Lance

Jeanne Lance

Knoxville, Tn

Adorable little cabin by the river

August 28, 2011

Very clean and comfortable. The huge yard was well kept and led right down to the river with easy river access. Felt like we were camping but had all the amenities of home and none of the work. The smell of the campfire, the sound of the water, the open night sky were all perfect. I even saw 4 shooting stars. Good location if visiting Franklin or Bryson City. Plan to visit again and stay in this cabin again for sure.

amy yarrington

amy yarrington

St. Petersburg, Florida

WONDERFUL

August 16, 2011

We had a Wonderful time in Sean and Pam's cabin. Even though it was the middle of August we actually needed the hottub on the porch at night. Very comfortable and cute the cabin is in a beautiful setting and close to a lot of the major parks and interesting towns around Blairsville. The golfing in Blairsville is surprising also. One of the most beautiful courses we have played in a long time. The people of Blairsville are very friendly and helpful and that Ingles grocery store was so nice, shopping at our publix now makes me angry. We had a wonderful time and didn't want to leave. Thanks again Rick and Amy

Susie Heller Brigman

Susie Heller Brigman

Lakeland, FL USA

Just what the family needed.

July 7, 2011

Our main reason for going to Franklin was to go gem mining. But, our trip was so much more. Oak Grove Cabins was the perfect place for us. There was plenty of room for everyone, the amenities we're used to at home were all there. The house was clean and well equipped. My sons had a great time in the game room, playing outstide, and at the river. It was accessible to area attractions like the beautiful Dry Falls, whitewater rafting, and Cherokee. One of the best things was watching the fireflies lighting up the river bank. I hope we can go back again someday.

Stacie Williams

Stacie Williams

Spartanburg, SC

WONDERFULLY PEACEFUL!!

July 7, 2011

My family of four recently stayed in the River Gem #5 cabin and absolutely loved it! The coziness of the cabin was wonderful and it was so clean, with everything we needed! Belinda is the best and is willing to help with anything you may need! It sits right there at the river and is a great spot for river fishing or a campfire! My children loved the loft and we even found ourselves up there with them watching a late night movie together! There is much to do in the Franklin, Highlands, Cashiers area so make sure you go see it all! We will definately be returning soon!

David Cook

David Cook

Port st Johen Fl

Great place to stay

July 1, 2011

My wife and i have been to oak grove cabins twice this and and plan on going back at least once more,hoping for two more times.Great place on the rive and the cabins are spotless and the owner Belinda is super.

Brad and Rhonda

Brad and Rhonda

DuBois, PA

Nice cabin and location

June 18, 2011

We recently stayed at the River Gem cabin. Nice location. The cabin was clean and very comfortable and met all our needs. It was very reasonably priced too. The Little Tennessee River is just a short distance from the cabin. Great for fishing, canoeing or tubing Gem mining is close and there are several things to do withing a 30 -45 minute drive. Seeing the Dry Falls in Highland was just beautiful. We definitely enjoyed our stay and after a day of site seeing or mining it was a great place to come back to and relax and enjoy the scenery.

Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold

Greensboro, NC

Great Cabin with Wonderful Location

May 9, 2011

I recently stated at this great cabin. The location was perfect with a great view of the river within an arms throw of the porch swing. My family of four enjoyed the coziness and cleanliness of the cabin. It had everything we needed yet so much more with the surrounding scenery. The pricing was very reasonable and the renters were a pleasure.

Jane and Charlie

Jane and Charlie

Greenville, SC

Exactly what we looked for

October 16, 2010

Good Location - With the River for fishing, Bedroom and Loft, it had all the amenities we ask for. Franklin was 25 minutes east to Cashiers and Highland where we viewed the Dry Falls and Veil Falls on our way. In addition, drove 20 minutes north to Bryson City to take a train to see the leaves changing. We had privacy and will be back. Thank you to our hosts. And see you next year. Jane and Charlie

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