Archer's Lair - Affordable Luxury 7-bedroom Home

Rear view of Archer's Lairfront view of Archer's LairView from the deckdining room and kitchenstone fireplaceStairway to one of the master bedroomsStairway to the other master bedroomOne of two master bedroomsMaster bedroomOther master bedroomOther master bedroomother downstairs bedroom w/ king beddownstairs bedroom w/ king bedView from the fire pitEven the dogs want to stay hereLooking into the kitchenFront deckEnjoy sitting on the deckWhat a view!Side deckWarm and cozyLooking down from one of the master bedroomsTwin and full bedroomOther twin and full bedroomDriving up to Archer's LairLarge plasma TVEnjoy the gameroomAir hockeyFoosballPool tableRoad up to Archer's LairFall view
“ Excellent ”
13 Reviews
454 Macs Mountain Retreat Ln, Franklin, NC 28734


Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 5
Sleeps: 16
Type: Home
Per night: $269 - $369
Per week: $1,649 - $2,199
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Franklin vacation home rental
Large Smoky Mountain 7-bedroom, 5-bath home with split bedroom plan, large sundeck with 6-person hot tub. Two master suites, one on either side of the home with rustic king beds and Jacuzzi tubs in the bathrooms. The hot tub sits on it's own deck off of the sundeck, both overlooking the valley. Regulation pool table, air hockey and foosball table in the game room downstairs. Home is equipped with every modern convenience. Just bring your toothbrush and a change of clothes. We supply all linens, paper products, soap products, common condiments, gas for the BBQ grill, complimentary coffee, and much much more. Very close to world famous Sheffield Ruby Mine and Cherokee Ruby Mine. Free wi-fi.
Area Information
Located on 5 acres. Plenty of room for the kids to explore. Close to few remaining ruby mines that offer native gemstones from world famous Cowee Valley. Away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to all shopping, dining and entertainment conveniences. Just 10 miles from downtown Franklin.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 15 2014 Jan 04 2015 $369 $369 $2,199 $5,999 2 Nights
Jan 05 2015 May 14 2015 $269 $269 $1,649 $4,899 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.75%
Deposits: 25% deposit required to hold a reservation. This deposit is fully refundable so long as you cancel within 30 days of your intended arrival. Balance due 2 weeks before arrival date. $69.00 non-refunable (damages) security deposit required due with balance.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $150 cleaning fee added to all reservations. $ 50.00 charge for pets.Sorry no cats.


  • Beds

  • 5 King Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • 2 Double Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • Game Room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool Table
  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Appliances

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

  • Hiking
  • Park
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (11 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (10 miles)
  • Bowling
    (12 miles)
  • Boating
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (6 miles)
  • Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (12 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (6 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (10 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (12 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (25 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
  • Tennis
    (12 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (25 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (10 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (11 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (20 miles)
  • Lake
    (25 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (10 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Close to Sheffield Ruby Mine and Cherokee Ruby Mine in world famous Cowee Valley. These two mines offer fee mining for native gemstones. And there is a lapidary shop here in the valley to professionally cut and set any gemstones you find. Free Wi-fi.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Franklin, North Carolina

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Mona Chudgar

Charlotte, North Carolina

Family Vacation

House is really really nice. We went with our grand kids & they had blast. All the amenities & supplies were same as listed on site. The instruction provided to us to reach there was very accurate. Mr. Carl was very friendly and always available even though it was holiday weekend. I will definitely recommend to my circle. We will definitely visit again!

Ted schropp

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you had a great time. Hope to hear from you soon.

Cynthia W. Debreaux

Halifax County, NC

What a treat!

My family and I went for family vacation and this was the perfect house. Once we got overcame the fear of the steep driveway, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The amenities in the house were truly a blessing to our family. The game room included more than enough activities to occupy the children (ages 1-15) during our stay. They truly enjoyed making s'mores at the outdoor fire pit. The young adults (ages 18-25) had a great time with the hot tub and outdoor walks. The porch and rockers were favored by all. My father really enjoyed his first mountain experience. He enjoyed grilling for the family and was hesitant to leave the view for a minute. This vacation was one of the best that our family has ever taken. The house was perfect for our family to enjoy each other and had something for everyone. Thank you for allowing us to come.

Ted schropp

Owner's reply:

I'm glad you had a great time and enjoyed the cabin. Thank you for staying at the cabin and hope to hear from you again. Thanks, Ted

Michael Grout

Central Florida

How to relax

From the minute we stepped inside the cabin it felt like home. The cabin was beyond our dreams. Everything we needed upon our arrival was there. The master bedrooms were beautiful as was the rest of the cabin. The outside fire ring had plenty of seats and firewood. We will be back soon!

Ted schropp

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a great time hope to hear from you soon. Thanks, Ted

Ebony L. Payne

Atlanta, GA USA

Definitely Luxury

The cabin is absolutely GORGEOUS! The pictures do not begin to show the true beauty of it. My friends and I take an annual cabin trip and this was by far the best cabin we've stayed in. It is very spacious well kept. The double King Suites were an added bonus. I love that all the rooms had beds to accommodate adults (no twin bed only rooms). The owner gave us GREAT customer service as well. We would definitely go back!

Ted schropp

Owner's reply:

Thanks for the great review. I glad you and your friends had a great time. Thanks, Ted

Nick Gates

Greenville, SC

Great Place, Great Neighbors, Great Experience

About 15 of us visited for a farewell to freedom for one of the guys in the group (ie bachelor party). Note: we weren’t an overly rowdy bunch, most of us in the early 30’s but we still partied pretty hard. This place was exactly what we were looking for. It was well maintained – everything worked and was in great condition. The owners were very helpful when we were lost trying to find our cabin (Note to anyone on a motorcycle – it’s up a long and curving gravel road, little dangerous but okay for experienced riders). We had just enough privacy that we weren’t a nuisance to any of our neighbors (there is only 1 house anywhere nearby) and the people who happened to be staying there were a great group (mostly retired couples). We ended up all grilling together Friday night and partying together on Saturday. On Saturday we spent time in the hot tub, time stoking the fire pit, and we did a back-woods hike up the mountain, which ran into some old logging roads and afforded some really nice views without having to drive anywhere. For the price, the quality, the location, and the amenities – I would rate 5 out of 5. Thanks for everything. -Nick

Kimberly Brown

Atlanta, GA

Great experience

The cabin was beautiful and the owners were extremely friendly. A group of 15 of us went up for the weekend for a friend's 30th birthday and they had a cake at the cabin for her and the cabin easily fit all of us and was great for the kids as well. It was a wonderful experience and all our friends were impressed with the cabin and hospitality. We will be using them again! Thanks so much!

Kim Cosby Davies

Columbia SC

Great Couples Retreat

We had an awesome time at "Archers Lair" the house was perfect for our group. We will definatley consider them in the future.

Debbie Harris Capps

Raleigh, N.C., USA

Archer's Lair

We absolutely loved our stay. Carl was so easy to work with and the cabin was just as described. We hope to return soon. I am a travel agent and I will certainly keep this cabin in my list. Thanks Carl. Debbie Capps

Loretta Kleinman

Miami, Florida

Beautiful Cabin

My sister and I rented this home for our vacation. It was perfect for two families. The house is beautiful with a beautiful view. The kids enjoyed the basement with the ping pong table and the foosball table. I highly recommend this home. The owner and his son are very nice and maintain the home beautifully.

Mike Davis

Winnsboro, SC USA

Perfect for our group

Our stay was wonderful. We had four couples meet at the cabin for a weekend reunion of sorts. Most of us went to high school together more than 30 years ago. Archer's Lair was spacious and was beautiful inside. The view from the deck and hot tub is superb. The king size beds were very comfortable. The kitchen is roomy enough for several people to be working on meals together without getting in each others way. We would definitely stay here again. Our only minor objection was that the deck was covered with small twigs and leaves apparently from a thunder storm the night before. Since we could not check in until 3:00 pm we would have thought someone with a leaf blower could have taken care of that before we arrived. As I said, this was minor and not really an issue but it did make us wonder what things would look like inside. Fortunately, inside was very clean and tidy. As a footnote: There is a ping pong table down stairs, but we could not find a ball anywhere. However, we didn't want to play bad enough to bother Carl about it. Carl was a wonderful host. He made a very brief appearance to welcome us and give us a little information. We needed propane for the gas grill and he provided it quickly. Otherwise we did not see him during our stay... which is perfect. If we wanted to stay with the host we would have chosen a Bed and Breakfast. The gravel road up to the cabin is a little steep but in good shape. We had no problem and several of us were in low ground clearance sports cars. I definitely recommend Archer's Lair to anyone planning a group retreat or large family get away. We loved it!


Miami, Florida


We had a wonderful time. We went with several friends & family and we had 2 cabins. The kids just loved every minute of it. My kids would love to do this again one day. The cabin was clean and very well kept. The kitchen just had everything you can think of. The appliances were up to date, it felt like you were home. The owner will try to accomodate you the best he can. He even provides some food incase you arrive late in the evening, all you have to do is replace it before you leave. This was one of our best vacations.



Excellent place

We stayed in this cabin with several friends and children and per our kids it has been the best vacation they have had. They enjoyed the property and the house tremendously. Excellent cabin for the adults as well, the cabin has every kitchen tool you can think of and was very comfortable for cooking big meals. Enjoyed our vacation tremendously mainly because of the cabin.

Marlene Hernandez

Miami, FL

Awesome Cabin

This was our best new years ever. The cabin was absolutely gorgeous. It was super clean, complete with everything you can imagine. The cabin is also very spacious and the kitchen is super comfortable to cook for a large party. The cabin is situated right in the middle of the mountain so there are various hiking trails available just outside your door steps. The owners are very nice and very helpful with anything you need. We had the best time and plan to do it again soon.

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