Luxury Moutainview/Riverview Home from $89 nt

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“ Excellent ”
40 Reviews
194 Cowee Woods Dr, Franklin, NC 28734


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $100 - $125
Per week: $495 - $725
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Franklin vacation home rental
LATE CANCELLATION OFFER: Rent from July 11-18, all or part of for $95 per night.Contact us now while still available.
Located in the middle of trout fly fishing, gem mining and motorcycling country in Western NC, A short paved drive up the South West Side of the Cowee Mountain you will find this beautifully remodeled 1568 square foot Smokey Mountain home is nestled in Cowee Woods, overlooking the Nantahala Mountains and Little Tennessee River.
A spectacular view can be seen from the 30' covered deck facing the South West and from the sitting area and dining area of the great room. There is only a short drive on the paved access road to the paved drive and parking area. The home has a fully equipped kitchen for eating in or entertaining. All access roads paved including drive and parking area. Perfect for motorcycles & bikes. Lots of local gem mines, snow skiing, hiking and walking trails, trout and bass fishing. A short distance to the Cherokee Casino and many gem mines. Mason mine is 1/4 mile north and Sheffield Mine is 2 miles. Many others just a hop and skip away. We will provide you with a Gem Mine Map of Franklin. Free Wi Fi.
Ask about complimentary fly fishing orientation during your stay or book a fly fishing trip with the owner who is a Western North Carolina fly fishing guide. Western North Carolina is fly fishing mecca. It might just make a nice gift. We have gift certificates for charters.
Area Information
Cowee Woods is conveniently located 5 miles north of downtown Franklin, NC; 45 minutes to Highland;30 minutes to Sylva/Dillsboro; 45 minutes to Waynesville; 40 minutes to Cherokee Casino; 75 minutes to Asheville; 2 1/2 hours to Atlanta. There is local gem mining all around us, whitewater rafting/kayaking, trout/bass fishing, hiking trails. Tail O' The Dragon cycling route is a few minutes away. Hospital is in town as well as a Lowes Home Center and a Walmart and K Mart. Local trout fly fishing includes: fly fishing on the Tuckaseegee River, fly fishing Nantahala River, fly fishing Little Tennessee River, fly fishing Cullasaja River,fly fishing Cherokee NC, fly fishing Highlands NC, fly fishing Cashiers NC, fly fishing Franklin NC, fly fishing Dillsboro, fly fishing Sylva NC, fly fishing Waynesville NC, fly fishing Maggie Valley NC, fly fishing Bryson City, fly fishing Murphy NC.
For more information on fly fishing/trout fishing in western North Carolina, NC go to this site: westernncflyfishingguidecom
Tom Hopkins, the owner of this property, is a popular Western NC fly fishing guide in western NC and provides: 1/2 and full day fly fishing charters, fly fishing instruction, and fly tying instruction. Gift certificates available for a nice surprise. You can contact through this site. See contact information at bottom of Details page.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 22 2014 Dec 29 2014 $125 $125 $695 - 3 Nights
Dec 29 2014 Jan 05 2015 $125 $125 $650 - 3 Nights
Jan 05 2015 Mar 02 2015 $100 $125 $525 - 3 Nights
Jan 07 2015 Feb 18 2015 $100 $125 $495 - 3 Nights
Feb 18 2015 Apr 28 2015 $100 $125 $525 - 3 Nights
Apr 28 2015 Jun 30 2015 $100 $125 $625 - 3 Nights
Jun 30 2015 Aug 04 2015 - - $725 - 1 Week
Aug 04 2015 Sep 29 2015 $100 $125 $625 - 3 Nights
Sep 29 2015 Nov 03 2015 - - $725 - 1 Week
Oct 29 2015 Nov 19 2015 $100 $125 $550 - -
Nov 03 2015 Nov 17 2015 $100 $125 $625 - 3 Nights
Nov 17 2015 Nov 24 2015 $125 $125 $725 - 3 Nights
Nov 24 2015 Dec 22 2015 $100 $125 $625 - 3 Nights
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10%
Deposits: $150 deposit will be returned upon departure and sasifactory inspection of property.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: Housekeeping $75 Flyfishing Guide fee 1/2 day fly fishing on the Tuckaseegee River, Sylva, NC is $150. Owner is also fly fishing guide in The Smoky National Park, and Cashiers and Highlands area.


  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeper
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Appliances

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

  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (5 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Hunting
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (6 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (7 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (7 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Playground
    (5 miles)
  • Park
    (7 miles)
  • Lake
    (25 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (3 miles)
  • Pool
    (5 miles)
  • Tennis
    (7 miles)
  • Sailing
    (25 miles)
  • Hiking
    (3 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (10 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (5 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (10 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (25 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Tom Hopkins is a fly fishing guide on the Tuckaseegee River, Smoky National Park, The Nantahala River and streams around Highlands NC and Cashiers NC.: wwwwesternncflyfishingguidecom. Or call call Tom at the number listed elsewhere on this site or click contact owner.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Franklin, North Carolina

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Lisa Lyon

Pryor, OK

Nice place

This was a nice rental property. There were plenty of beds. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. The shower had plenty of hot water. The house was clean when we arrived. There was a washer and dryer if needed.

Thomas Hopkins

Owner's reply:

😊......and you were a 5-star guest. Please plan some. Time for your Dad to tell us his D-Day experience.

pat solomine


As good as vacation renting gets

Perfect for 3 couples. 3 bedroom, each with same beds and bathrooms en suite. Everything clean and beautifully appointed. We can't think of anything that needed to be added, it has everything. The renters are a pleasure to deal with! and their price was great. The location has a beautiful view all day long, and the area was quiet when we were there. A rare value in the world of travel. My thanks to the owners for a great stay.

Thomas Hopkins

Owner's reply:

Thank you Pat. It was our pleasure. Tom

Jack Skelding

Tallahassee, Florida

A Gem in Franklin, NC

We found this home last year and had an A+ vacation so we returned this year. We plan on continuing to use it for our summer NC visits. The house has everything one could want::it is beautifully decorated, it has privacy and the owners ensure that the house has all of the dishes, dinnerware, towels, etc. that one could possibly need. The rear deck has a great view of the beautiful Smokey Mountains, sunsets and the Little Tennessee River. The owners are just as nice as their home and are very easy to do business with. He is a fly fishing guide who can make a great day out of fishing or lessons; she builds beautiful, and sometimes off-beat, clocks that happily tick away in the house.. Guests will never have far to look to find the time. We stopped counting at about 40 clocks. It's a great place, have a good time.

Thomas Hopkins

Owner's reply:

Thank you Jack. We look forward to your returns as much as you look forward to returning. Next time we must make sure our calendars match to get you on the trout stream again. Thank you for the nice comments. Tom & Carol

Tommy Ripley

Spring, Texas

Worked out Perfectly

We were only able to spend a few days in the Mountains of North Carolina and were delighted this was available for those dates. The House was neat, clean and everything worked perfectly. ( unsure about TV as we never turned it on ) The authentic log cabin made our stay more enjoyable but with all the modern conveniences to make it comfortable. There are so..... many beautiful things to see nearby and the cabin was in great position for all of that.

Thomas Hopkins

Owner's reply:


Hugh Mommsen


Great place to stay!!

We loved it! Great place to stay. Property even better than described. Close to Franklin yet rural with gorgeous views. Very central for many activities. Tom and Carol are exceptional hosts!

betty woods

Acworth, Ga. USA

home in cowee woods

Lovely home with great mountain view! Nice area close in to Franklin. Look forward to staying there again. Owners so nice & pleasant to work with, thanks Tom & Carol.

Rev. Darryl Hollenbeck

Blythewood, SC

Fantastic way to kick back

We were looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Your home was perfect, offering comfort and affordability. The porch was a great place to enjoy early morning coffee, cool air, birds singing and a fantastic view. The kitchen was well furnished with necessities including spices. The beds were very comfortable. We will definitely be back to visit again. Thank you for sharing your property with us.

Mary Ann Bryant

Marble Hill, GA

A Great Place to Stay

We really enjoyed our stay in Carol and Tom's beautiful home. It is a comfortable home with the best-equipped kitchen I have seen in a rental. Carol and Tom are welcoming, helpful hosts. You will no go wrong here.

Deborah DeWitt


Great Property with Wonderful Mountain View

Tucked on the mountainside, this is a lovely property with a wonderful view of the mountains. The proprietors were warm, kind and thoughtful. It truly felt as if you were staying in their home. I would book this property again.

Keith Burch

Tifton Georgia

Cannot be beat!!!!!!!!!!!

This cabin/home was perfect! The view awesome the surrounding towns were just great. So glad I found this place. We will be back.

Michelle Bates-Grigsby

Lehigh Acres, Fl

Best Relaxing Vacation Ever!!!!

This was the a home away from home the view, the bed, the atomsphere and just the whole vacation was more than person could ask for. My husband and I had been very busy having fundraisers for my precious grandaughter Ruby, who will be five years old on August 24th, she was diagnosed with bone marrow failure disease and will need a bone marrow to live. The disease is called Aplastic Anemia, which is rare one out of a million, unfortuately she was one out of a million, we are praying for a complete healing & we know that our God can and will do this for His Glory. We are so thakful for people like Tom and we can't say enough about his lovely home we had so much peace the view was perfect!!! Love ya, Phyllis & Sam--- Lehigh Acres Fl--Hope to visit again next year maybe in the winter so Ruby can see snow (she's never seen & would love to) God Bless

chris bricker

Fowler, IN USA

Better than I expected!

I pulled up to this house knowing it was a three bedroom, two bath house. What I found was a very well kept modern home. beautifull landspacing and a awesome view from the back deck, showing the awe inspiring mountains and down below the Little Tennesse river. It was so peacefull that I didn't want to leave. Hope to stay here again sometime. So much better than a hotel!

Joey Everington

Melbourne, Florida.

Happy Little Honeymoon

This rental exceeded my expectations and completely won over my beautiful bride. We loved the location, the views, and access to all of our favorite sights and cities. I would love and plan to stay here again. I would highly recommend this rental home. The owners are very accommodating and caring. The house expertly decorated with much of an eclectic touch every for the eye to see. Mornings on the deck overlooking the river was breathtaking. Best vacation home yet.

Terry Cunningham

Houston, TX

Motorcycle Friendly

Beautiful home with a wonderful view and a short hop to Franklin. My stay was with 3 motorcycle enthusiast friends to ride the incredible roads of western NC, northern GA, western SC, eastern TN and of course the "tail of the dragon" at Deals Gap. Acess to Tom and Carol's home off the highway is paved, as is the large driveway and apron. A beautiful, comfortable home with satellite TV and WiFi and with very personable owners. We will be back.


Jacksonville, FL

Motorcycle riding in the Smokey Mtns.

What a wonderful time we had. The accomodations exceeded all our expectations. The house was perfect for our needs. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need to enjoy the benefit of cooking our own meals. The house was expertly decorated and was spotless. No question, this will be our destination for future trips to the NC mountains.

Kevin & Tammy Wells

Tampa,Fl USA

Very Good location

We had a great time at Tom & Carols Mountian getaway home.The view of Mountians and the river were so peaceful.Just sitting on the back porch and enjoying GODS wonderful creation was awesome.Would be a great place for motorcycles with pavement all the way to the front door.The Bathrooms are awesome being a plumber I noticed that first thing.Beds were nice and frim just the way we like them.


Chicago, IL USA

Rockslide Tour 2010

Despite of the rockslide at the Dragon on US129, we decided to centralize this home base for all our tours after some research. This location also allows us to cover parts of Smoky Mountains, Cherohala Skyway, Blue Ridge Parkway, GA, SC and other mountain roads, which met our criterias. The house is nicely decorated and very comfortable. Our favorite part of the house is actually the deck which overlooking the mountains and the river. It is a nice place to chill out and a perfect place for morning coffee with a misty mounatin view which can be challenging for a point and shoot digital photographer. The owners are nice people. Tom is an avid fly fisherman and Carol is a creative artist. Too bad we only have one week, we wished we could stay longer.

Phil Hancock

Lakeland, FL USA


This being the first time I and my wife had ever taken a two week vacation, we choose the right place to stay. The home was first class all the way, the view from the porch was great every day! We will certainty be gone back next year.

Thomas A Innes

Port Lavaca, TX

Great home- Aug.22-28

We had a great stay in this beautiful home. The owners are a very nice and helpful couple and have invested a lot in remodeling and furnishing the home. We would highly recommend for a comfortable and scenic vacation. Tom & Grace

Jacki Watson

Orlando, Florida


What a beautiful home and amazing view! We had a most lovely time in the mountains at our "little cabin in the woods". Everything is at your fingertips as Tom and Carol have put forth the extra effort to assure that all needs and wants have been covered. They are two of the kindest and most gracious people you could ever meet. Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer than a week. We are already planning our return visit for next year. Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation getaway.......and please give Maggie a little chin scratch for me. Jacki, Shirley and Scott

Teddi Silver

Landenberg, PA

Beautiful Home - Extraordinary Owners

The house surpassed our expectations and the owners doubly so. We were two female friends, who wanted to go gem mining & sightseeing in NC. What we found were two owners that we had great conversations with, made us very welcome & gave suggestionson on what to see. Tom is a fisherman who can tell you all about the fishing (next time I will bring my waders). Carol is an incredible artist who has decorated the house with her creations. The house has everything you could imagine. We would like to have taken the beds home with us- they were so comfortable. The sunsets were awesome and the house location was so tranquil. It was in a great location for heading in whatever direction you wanted to go.....and we were on many a backroad with magnificent views. We would go back there again in a heartbeat! I have rented many houses across the US and in Canada, and this by far, was the best!


Lansing, MI

Waterfalls and Wildflowers

Our trip was great, the cabin (really it was a beautiful home) was top of the line with all the amenities of home. The view from the porch couldn't be beat. I have recommended this property to a bunch of my friends and coworkers already.

Sheree Fugate

Tallahassee and Gainesville Florida

Girl's Weekend

My friend and Eve and I wanted a place to spend some fun time-minus kids, husbands, pets.. or is that redundant? Anyway, our long weekend at Tom's place was wonderful, we got much more than we imagined. We spent our days out canoing, gold-mining, and antique aka junque shopping; evenings were spent in front of the fireplace watching movies or just yakking. Their attention to detail helps make it an "easy" vacation spot, Tom and his wife are great. We want to come back again this year. (Can we keep a clock this time? Just kidding.. !)

The Malenfant family

Jacksonville, Florida

Beautiful place to stay!

My husband, 2 kids and I just returned from our fun filled week! The house was beautifully decorated, well equipped and very comfortable - a great place to stay! The location was also perfect for us. During our stay, we spent time in Cherokee, Bryson City, Franklin, Highland and even went to Dollywood (2 hrs away) in Pigeon Forge, Tn! We enjoyed GEM mining the most! Tom and Carol made everything (the rental process, etc.) very easy and comfortable for us. We would definitely stay again! Thanks!

Ignacio Morrell

Lakeland, FL USA

What a View

Our family loves to go to North Carolina to celebrate Christmas. There is nothing better than the mountain pace for this holiday and your home was absolutely fabulous. Well located for all the activities we were looking for - hiking, window shopping in a fun North Carolina village and relaxing with the best mountain and river views around. Thanks for a great time and a really beautiful and comfortable home for our vacation.


Havana, FL USA

Motorcycle trip "base camp"

This house was great!! Beautiful views off of the back porch!! Close to the river; our favorite!! A perfect starting & ending location for riding all the nearby, excellent, curvy roads!! All the necessities (gas,grocery,eateries) are nearby. The paved/asphalt road & driveway were the best!! Perfect for bikes!! The house was well equipped (pots,pans,linens,etc)and beautifully furnished. Also, extremely clean. Tom (owner) was extremely nice, helpful, and accomodating. We couldn't have been happier with our whole experience!!! We all four would highly recommend this house and owner. You won't be disappointed!!!

The Dill Family


Great Home with Great Location

We were absolutley in love with the place. There was plenty of room and great views. We spent most of our time on the back porch taking in the mountains. The house is centrally located to town and attractions. The Owners are wonderful to deal with and provided great communication to make our arrival a breeze. We will stay here again the next time we come to Franklin.

Steve Hardeman

Brooksville Fl 34601

NC Motorcycle Trip

Not only was the home in a perfect location for riding the NC mountains the home itself was perfect. There were 5 of us men with more than ample room to meet all our needs. We are already talking about renting the home next year and perhaps bringing our wifes. I would highly recommend renting the home for anyone looking for a beautiful fully equiped home with a great location and view on Hwy 28 outside of Franklin NC.

Delma Wright

Sarasota Florida


We stayed at this mountain home the week after the 4th of July. It was beautiful, comfortable, and was located just where we needed it to be! Close to everything but still had some beautiful views. It was very relaxing especially early in the morning, watching the fog roll over the mountains and the sun come up. The owners were very attentive to every need. I would stay here again!!! Tom, thanks for letting us rent your place. We really enjoyed it.

Greg Harris

Rocky Mount, NC


My family stayed here for a week and it was one of the best places we have stayed at while in the mountains. The house was very spacious and well kept. We played ping pong downstairs after our outings for the day. We had a fantastic view of the river and were within short distance to everything. We would definitely stay again. Thanks for letting us enjoy your home.


New Port Richey, FL

Our Franklin Vacation

Our entire family really enjoyed this spectaclur vacation home with all the x-tra's. We would definetely recomment this to anyone wanting to have a laid back vacation bonding with your family and friends. We would recommend the "Mason Mines" for gem mining...we had great luck and are having several pieces of jewelry made. Tom and Carol were wonderful to deal with and we felt right at home. We would definately return here for another vaction, perhaps in another season to see the difference in the view. Again, this is a wonderful rental home.

Julie Blood

Tampa, FL

Perfect vacation home

Tom & Carol, We really enjoyed our stay in Franklin at your vacation home--in fact we would have loved to have stayed on for much longer! We had everything we needed in the way of comfort, a well equpped kitchen,and a great location to visit both local attractions as well as Smokey Mountain National Park. We have visted area a number of times over the years and would certainly recommned your property for anyone looking to vacation in the area. We hope to come back sometime soon.

Betty & Doug

St. Louis, Missouri

Already planning a trip back

Tom and Carol, Thanks so much for sharing your home for vacationers. This was the first time ever renting a house I/O staying in a hotel/motel and I would never ever think of a hotel again. Your home felt like our home because after a long day of gem mining or just playing in the river/fishing..we would be tired and say "lets go home". Also, the view from the deck was wonderful.Doug and I would get up around 5am, pour our coffee and go outside to the fresh cool morning air and just enjoy. It never got too hot or was never humid, and the air smelled so fresh like flowers. The Kids had a great time as well. Doug and I are trying to plan a time to come back in the fall where we could absorb the mountains fall colors and do some more Gem mining....again, thank you for sharing your home. It was nicely decorated, simple, and a pefect feng shui. And this was all so enjoyable even after I sprained my foot three days into the vacation. We will be back... :) Betty, Doug, Brittany & Austin

Jack and Merilynn Sell

Myrtle Beach, SC

Beautiful Home, beautiful area

If you don't enjoy yourself vacationing in this beautiful home in this spectacular,peaceful area,you may as well just stay home and never go anywhere.

Diane & Todd Hansen & Family

Port Washington, WI USA

"Gem" of a Home!

Gem Capitol of North Carolina. The house was Great! We felt sooo at home here. We just loved sitting on the deck a.m. and p.m. and looking out at the mountains! While we were here we tried our hand at gem mining (found some small stones to take home), went white water rafting (our First time) and took an overnite trip to Wilmington(saw the Battleship North Carolina... Awesome!) Coming back to the house each nite was just like coming home!! We did have Ping Pong competition every nite ( the youngsters won!) We would definitly stay here again if we're ever in the neighborhood! Tom and Carol were friendly, helpful and very Gracious through the whole renting process! This was our first vacation rental, and if everyone else are like the Hopkins',we will surely rent again!! Thanks so Much!! The Hansen Family

Sara Jean

Brunswick Georgia

Vacation House

Great place, nice view of river and close to Franklin and rafting. Will come back again Sara Jean

Bob & Ruth Page

Langley Air Force Base, Virginia

Happy Campers!

This home is beautiful, beautifully maintained, and has a gorgeous view of the river and the mountains. The owners have been most gracious in all of their dealings with us. We enjoyed sitting on the deck in the mornings and evenings gazing at the splender before us! We met our children and grandchildren here and everyone loved the house.

Ralph Levering


Everything First Rate!

We were delighted with the Cowee Woods property that we rented for 3 nights and 4 days. Everything about the property is first-rate.

Walt Elliott

Largo, Florida USA

A Vacation worth remembering!

The home was beautiful. It was clean and very comfortable. We used the home as our home base and visited National Park, Cherokee, Franklin, Waynesville, Slva and other towns in the area. We enjoyed Sunday lunch at the Jarett House in Slva, golf at the Franklin Golf Club and the new arrivals in the National Park. Elk. We saw about 25 head. There were also 2 deer sited at the house. We had a great time and would not hesitate to go back and stay in the house.

Jennifer Heald

Chicago, IL

great time in Franklin

This was a great home. Nice furnishings, especially in the kitchen. Located close enough to local attractions, but out of the way enough for privacy. I would definately recommend it.

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  • School:

    Indiana University
  • Work:

    Fly Fishing Guide Tuckaseegee River, Pigeon River, Nantahala River, Ravens Fork
  • About:

    Tom Hopkins. Married
    Retired Aqua Lung territory manager and currently an independent fly fishing guiding the waters of Western North Carolina, including the Tuckaseegee River, West Fork of the Pigeon River, Nantahala River and Ravens Fork. Also guiding the many wild trout waters in foot hills ...
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