Tree Tops at Bench Mountain--HOT TUB & WiFi

Mountain View DeckRestful RelaxationSunrise on the mountainLiving RoomDining RoomKitchenMaster BedroomRelax in the master bath.Upstairs Bedroom #1Private bath with each bedroomUpstairs Bedroom #2Loft/Computer areaBasement BedroomRecreation roomSpa and Fire PitSpring ShowerDriveway in AutumnYellow Finch frequent visitorWelcome HomeExciting rafting nearby!
“ Excellent ”
17 Reviews


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Cabin
Per night: $170 - $235
Per week: $1,190 - $1,510
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Franklin vacation cabin rental
STUNNING --4 bedrooms with 4.5 baths, an upscale, secluded log home on 2.5+ acres with a HOT TUB in the mountains above Cowee Valley. Large wrap around porch with mountain views. 3 master suites, over 3800 sq. feet, built in 2007, rents from $1150.00 per week. Child (port-a-crib) and dog friendly (no cats) with plenty of parking and a one car garage. Located at 3000 feet. Great vacation getaway in the Smoky Mountains. Watch the glorious mountain sunrises and sunset from the wrap around deck or hot tub! Foosball table. Hiking and bird watching on property. HIGHSPEED INTERNET/WiFi in home as well as an area in game room for children to have their own large TV, DVD/VCR with videos/dvds available. Five televisions including brand new 46" HD FLATSCREEN. RELAXATION and time to rest. Book now!
Area Information
Sitting near the top of Bench Mountain, Treetops is a quiet vacation location in the Cowee Valley, 1 hour from Asheville, 2 hours from the Atlanta Airport, 35 minutes to the Harrah's Casino at Cherokee, 35 minutes to Waynesville, Sylva and Dillsboro. Near Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway for lovely scenic drives, vistas and hiking trails. Locally known for gem mining, several mines are in our area including Cherokee Mine, the only unsalted mine in the Cowee Valley. Also close to hiking, rafting, fishing and beautiful waterfalls. Hospital located 10 miles away in Franklin, as well as a Lowe's and Wal-Mart. Many excellent restaurants, antique stores and shops located in Franklin.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 20 2014 Dec 27 2014 - - $1,510 - 1 Week
Dec 27 2014 Jan 04 2015 - - $1,510 - 1 Week
Jan 07 2015 Feb 26 2015 $170 $170 $1,190 - 2 Nights
Feb 27 2015 Apr 30 2015 $220 $220 $1,420 - 2 Nights
May 01 2015 Dec 19 2015 $235 $235 $1,510 - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.75%
Deposits: 25% deposit to hold reservation. This deposit is fully refundable so long as you cancel 30 days before arrival date. Balance due 2 weeks before beginning of rental. Two-night minimum. Three-night minimum for holiday weekends.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: $125 cleaning fee in addition to rental rate whether weekend rental or longer. For groups larger than 10 people, there is an additional charge of $10 per person, per night.


  • Beds

  • 3 King Beds
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cook
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Fireplace
  • Patio
  • View (Mountains)
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (15 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (2 miles)
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
  • Park
    (10 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Playground
    (10 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (10 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
  • Lake
    (25 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (6 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (10 miles)
  • Tennis
    (10 miles)
  • Winery
    (25 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (6 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (10 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (14 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Franklin Airport, 60 min. from Asheville International Airport and Biltmore Estate, 2 hours from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, 2 hours from Bristol Motor Speedway and Gatlinburg/Dollywood. Scenic small towns with shopping, antiquing and excellent restaurants: Highlands, Cashiers, Dillsboro/Sylva, Bryson City (Smoky Mountain Railroad-Thomas The Train runs in July) and Waynesville as well as downtown Franklin.

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Franklin, North Carolina

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Linda Shrigley

Ocala, FL Atlanta, and Mooresville NC

This house has it all!

Every Fall, our family gets together to enjoy the beauty of the Smokey Mts. We are a family of 10 people. That includes 4 Grandsons, and 2 dogs. This is the most perfect house we have ever rented! It is absolutely beautiful! And the property is just as beautiful! This house has everything! We cook a lot, and there was everything we could possibly need. The bedrooms are huge, each with a King bed. They are very comfortable! The game room has 3 beds for kids, and a room next to it with a bunk bed. Our 13 year old got his own room this year! The wrap around porch was wonderful! The view could not have been better! This house is very secluded. Joan decorated it for Fall. Very fun!! We are from Ohio and very much about the Buckeyes! The Hollidays are too! Lots of OSU things around. My husband loved it! This house could be in a magazine. It is that beautiful! The price to rent it, for all that you get, is very low! Our family decided that this is our rental every year! No more searching for the perfect house! The owners love dogs, and were nice enough to allow our 2 dogs. No extra pet fee! Do not hesitate to rent this house! You will love it!! By the way, it was spotless!!

Mike and Joan Holliday

Owner's reply:

Thanks you Linda for the kind words. We're glad that you had a wonderful time at Tree Tops. You definitely picked the right time because the trees were gorgeous! We hope you and your family will be able to return soon and enjoy another relaxing visit.

Henry Borger

Lake Wylie, SC

Tree Tops in Franklin

Beautiful, well appointed home, well worth the long drive up to its location from the main road. Home is secluded and offers a nice level of privacy. Found rental rate to be reasonably priced for what you get in return. Rent with confidence, we thoroughly enjoyed this home and location and will definitely rent here again.

Michele Allam

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Tree Tops was a wonderfully furnished home. Everything you need is available in the home for your comfort. The deck was amazing! They ONLY draw back was the internet.

Mike and Joan Holliday

Owner's reply:

Glad you enjoyed your stay. Our internet is slow in the evenings but we are switching providers soon.

Amanda Hall Snipes

Saint Simons Island, Georgia


We stayed here for my birthday with some other couples and it was absolutely amazing. The house is fantastic and was spotless upon arrival. Mike was such a peach to work with and made everything so easy. I do property management as well and he is so wonderful!!! The house is very well equipped with everything you could ever need. Although we didn't have the kids with us and were having a relaxing "adult" time away, this home is perfectly set up for even having toddlers in the house. The views are amazing and we were lucky to have snow when we arrived! Love, Love, Love the home and I know that you will too!

Mike and Joan Holliday

Owner's reply:

Amanda, we are so happy you had a great time on the mountain. We look forward to having you again as our guests. Mike & Joan

David Troutman

Orange Park, Florida


I wanted to tell you that we had a WONDERFUL TIME!! The home is Beautiful and was perfect for our family. The Kids, In-Laws, Grandkids, my Wife and I, and the Dog all had room to roam and felt right at home. We had 8 of us and could have easily accomidated 4-5 more. We enjoyed Hiking, Waterfalls, the hot tub, the firepit, the wireless internet, and even took the kids mining and horseback riding. On a side note my Mother passed away about 10 years ago and her favorite bird was a cardinal. I don’t know how we didn’t see it in the pictures but when we walked in our eyes all watered when we saw the Beautiful Fireplace. I have rented homes all over the place and this was as nicely set up as any I’ve ever stayed at. The Kitchen was awesome and had everything you could need, even the washer and dryer were a plus. We felt very comfortable and "At home" as soon as we walked in and would recommend this place to anyone interested in a mountain getaway! Thanks again for a WONDERFUL TIME!

Mike and Joan Holliday

Owner's reply:

David, were are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back again. Mike & Joan

Amber Morgan



We had a wonderful vacation at Tree Tops! The cabin has everything you could possibly need (and more) and you really only need to bring your toothbrush and clothes. The dogs enjoyed the wrap around porch with the gate to keep them safe and the adults enjoyed the hot tub and outside fire pit. The cabin has wonderful views from all rooms that allowed us to enjoy the snow (my first snow fall!) while staying warm inside. I got our car stuck on one of the 'hills' when we first arrived (driver's error-lesson learned) and one of the neighbors was nice enough to stay and chat with us until a tractor arrived to help. We cannot wait to return to Tree Tops for another relaxing vacation.

Mike and Joan Holliday

Owner's reply:

Amber, we are so happy you had a great time. We look forward to having you back soon!
Mike & Joan Holliday, owners.

Cynthia Anderson Robinson

Greensboro, NC

Wonderful Vacation Home

What a great place for a vacation. We spent the week of Thanksgiving there and it was so nice. The house is beautiful and the owners so gracious. Everything was provided and the house was decorated for Christmas. Definitely would like to stay there again. The Robinsons

Kim Loyd Czuprynski

Wilmington, NC

Precious Moments

So rare are the times your family can all come together in one place and make precious memories to last a lifetime....memories made even more special with the property's many amenities, spaciousness and genuine hospitality from the owner. A big 'THUMBS UP' from our family. We all enjoyed our time there! Ages two through sixty-two.

Martha Jane Barfield

Waverly Hall, Ga

Wonderful retreat

We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday while we were there and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect place. The wrap around deck was a perfect place for the children to play, there was plenty of room to accommodate all of us. The kitchen was stocked, and paper products were plenty. I will definitely come back.

Shelly Farmer

Murfreesboro TN

Vacation Unplugged

If you're looking for a place to get away from it all, Tree Tops is your place. I wouldn't call this a cabin but a second home to return to time and time again. We spent 6 wonderful days and nights enjoying the mountain views and seclusion Tree Tops has to offer. The cabin truly has 3 king suites along with an additional bedroom downstairs for the kids and three more beds in the game room to accommodate a larger crowd. The wrap around porch is gated to keep the younger crowd corralled. The kitchen has every amenity you could possibly require and is now my dream kitchen. I highly recommend this property and look forward to returning as soon as possible.

Mike and Joan Holliday

Owner's reply:

Shelly, thanks for your generous review. Hope to have you again.

Joslyn Brandt

Murfreesboro, TN USA

Wonderful Vacation Home!!!!

We had a total of 11 people (including 3 kids) stay at this cabin and had more than enough room! There are 3 master bedrooms witha HUGE closet and their own bathroom, a single bedroom with bunk beds and 3 more beds in the rec room. They aren't lying when they say that the kitchen is fully stocked. Just about everything we needed was already here including spices, seasonings, sugar, flour, syrup, condiments, etc. Top of the line appliances and cookware. Beautiful views on the wrap around deck on the main level. It's gated off too so you don't have to worry about the kids. :) We set up corn hole on the deck and had a blast. The hot tub and fire pit are where we spent most of our time. All around great place to stay. We'll definitely be back! The only thing missing from this place is a hammock or porch swing but there are plenty of rocking chairs for everyone to enjoy the views. We had a little trouble getting up the hill to the cabin but once we contacted Michael Holliday, he had the Bates come pull us up with no problem. The next time we got out, we made sure to turn off the traction control and had no more problems. It is a pretty steep driveway but it is worth the views! This cabin is absolutely top of the line in every way and the owners are extremely accomodating.

Mike and Joan Holliday

Owner's reply:

We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Please be advised that we had the steep portion of the road paved with beautiful asphalt in August 2012 to make your return visit a smoother ride.


Havelock, NC

A Home Away From Home

My family and I spent a weekend at Tree Tops and this cabin was just breath taking. The rooms in the cabin was very spacious and it was big enough to sleep my wife and I, my mother, my sister and her boyfriend, and our 5 kids. It was my mother's 59th birthday so we surprised her with a grilled birthday dinner, cake and ice cream. The owners had everything laid out for us from food and snacks in the kitchen to family games, movies, and wifi for entertainment. On top of this, the city was located very close to the cabin which made it convenient to Wal-Mart, grocery stores, and a veriety of restaurants. The people in the Franklin area were very friendly and polite as there were several to give us further guidance to places such as mining areas, hiking trails, parks, and recreation for fishing. The best thing about our adventure at Tree Tops was how the owners provided all the accomodations and necessities to make our stay feel just as if we were at home away from our home. The kids enjoyed their basement of entertainment and even our 19 month old daughter was able to play safely around the entire cabin. The only bad thing about our stay was that it wasn't long enough. I definitely concur with other reviewers as the decription is not enough to decribe all luxury this cabin brings. My family and I are definitely planning on coming back to relax at Tree Tops and we have already recommended it to other family and friends.

Catherine Brown

bostic nc

Singing praises of Treetops at Franklin NC

My family of 12 adults spent a wonderfully relaxing weekend at Tree Tops last weekend. The "cabin" is a professionally decorated elegent three story masterpiece of wooden walls and ceilings with each suite designed for privacy. It was exceedingly, abundantly more than all we could have asked! The kitchen contained everything that we needed in the way of dishes and cooking equipment. Linens and towels were abundant. The claw foot soaking tub was a big hit with the ladies. The gigantic deck with its many chairs was the perfect environment for evening meals. Everything was sparkling clean and well maintained and we have already recommended it to our friends and relatives.

Amber Bernstein

Charlottesville, VA

Amazing cabin for one or more families!

This cabin was truly the best part of our multi-family gem-mining trip. We had 8 people of all ages and the cabin was designed perfectly to accomodate multiple families. Each bedroom had it's own bathroom and shower for privacy. The kitchen, dining room, and living room with fire were roomy, luxurious, and cozy. The wrap-around porch with wooden rocking chairs overlooking the valley served as the highlight for each sunny day, where we could sit and talk about our day. The downstairs den housed the kids beautifully in their own fun space. The cabin was stocked with many handy items to make the place feel like a better version of home. The location is perfect for hitting several gem mines and other Franklin sites. Be prepared for the steep, gravel drive up (4-wheel drive is nice), but the climb will be worth it upon arrival at the cabin! The owners really thought of everything to make this spacious cabin the perfect place to stay for people of all ages.

Mike and Joan Holliday

Owner's reply:

Amber, glad you had such a great time. We paved the steep portion of the road in August 2012, so you will pleased on your return visit with how easy those last 600 feet became. Mike Holliday

morgan whaley

Chapel Hill, NC

Great views!

We just spent a long weekend at Tree Tops and it was wonderful. Four adults and four children worked in this house. The kitchen was fully equipped, nice moutain decor and all around was a very comfortable place to stay. Fireplace was not working so I would make sure to check to see if it is if that is important to you. Also double check the directions to the cabin if you are coming in from Asheville. Highly recommend this cabin.

Mike and Joan Holliday

Owner's reply:

Morgan, thanks for the tip on the fireplace. Batteries needed replaced. Come see our new, paved road (Aug 2012). Mike Holliday

April Deshield


Home away from home

This was the most beautiful places I have been. I planned this vacation for my fiancé birthday. He didnt know where I was goin so when we arrived there he was speechless. The cabin was so nice clean it made us feel like we were home. The moutain view spoke for it self. This is a place everyone should go. I have MS and been battling it since 2005 this is the more far than perfect getaway. And I plan on makin this cabin our yearly vacation place while I'm able to walk..

Mark Macgregor

Tampa, FL

Our Snowy adventure

The pictures on the web do not do this cabin justice. The cabing is breathtaking. And Mike the owenr was so nice. He could not have been better about helping us. We got stuck in the snow and the neighbors helped us out at Mike's direction over the phone. My kids and wife and I fell in love with the cabin. The soaring ceilings and cool catwalk. The well appointed and stocked kitchen. Huge bedrooms. Gorgeous pine paneled walls and ceilings and oak floors. Two story fire place. TV's in every room. Sat TV. Comfortable, clean furniture. Beautifully decorated. Plenty of DVD's and good reading material, even the bathrooms, which Dad loved. We loved everything about it, except not being able to get our mini-van up the mountain. Not anyone's fault though. That was the result of the 100 year snow. But Keith the caretaker took great care of us. All that just made it a more exciting adventure. I happily can recommend renting this cabin. It was wonderful in every way!!!

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Mike and Joan Holliday

Mike and Joan Holliday

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    Our family has been coming to the mountains around Franklin for over 25 years. Whether a summer vacation with our children or with the Boy Scouts hiking the Appalachian Trail, the cool breezes, lush surroundings and natural beauty have always amazed us. We welcome the chance to share this beauty and...
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