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Franklin, NC

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 8
Per night $130
Per week $700
Type: Home
Description of the Franklin vacation home rental
More than just a vacation rental! Like a blending of a vacation rental and a bed & breakfast, The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge is a beautifully appointed mountainside home, where you are not just renters, you are guests! Our Guest House sits perfectly perched on 23 acres of private mountainside property next door to our main home with majestic views and woodland contentment in lush Iotla Valley, Franklin, North Carolina.

The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge is actually TWO HOMES IN ONE with a two bedroom unit upstairs and one downstairs in a lovely studio unit, making this ideal for families who travel together and share or large families with older children who like their privacy. The units are separate, but both are always rented out as one for your comfort and enjoyment. Our lovely Guest House features three spacious, comfortable bedrooms - the upstairs unit features one with a king size bed and one with a queen and a full and the downstairs unit features one with a queen. There's a full bath upstairs and a full en suite bath downstairs. The living room is in the main area upstairs and has a gas 'wood-stove styled' fireplace to create the perfect ambiance. Everything you need for a home cooked meal is at your disposal in TWO fully stocked kitchens. Our Guest House also features two laundry rooms! Wake each morning to a beautiful sunrise and enjoy your coffee on the enclosed porch while the birds serenade you! Take a walk on the property and enjoy the woods and breathe the fresh mountain air!

We love it here so much that we want to share it with others! That's why we've opened our Guest House to you! We live next door to The Guest House in the main house on the property, but we are committed to your privacy and peaceful vacation. We take pride in our property and are responsive to any of our guests' needs. We enjoy providing great perks for all our guests like a batch of our award winning signature cookies, TWO bottles of wine and even a breakfast casserole for your first morning in the fridge. Since we are local, we can deal with our guests directly, but unless you need us we will leave you to enjoy yourselves. Most of our guests never see us and the ones that do have asked us to come over and say hello! We want you to feel that this is Your Home Away from Home in the Smokies, not just a place to sleep!

We invite you to come, be our guest and share in the beauty of the mountains with us!

Stephanie Sainz

Area Info
Conveniently located, The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge is just minutes from the Macon County Airport (no, there is no noise. It's only small privately owned planes and barely any traffic :) ), 10 minutes to Downtown Franklin, 45 minutes to Highlands, 45 minutes to Bryson City and Cherokee and only a few miles from great gem mining, zip lining, tubing and white water rafting. There are many fabulous trails in the area as well, including the Appalachian Trail and the Bartram Trail. If antiquing and crafts are your thing, that's here, too. For motorcycle enthusiasts, the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap is just in the next county. If you are looking for something a little more metropolitan, Asheville is only an hour and a half away. There is so much to do in the area that you'll have a hard time deciding!
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
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Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jan 01 2013 Dec 31 2014 $130 $130 $700 $2,100 3 nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9.75
Deposits: $75 Cleaning Fee for all stays $250 Refundable Damage Deposit for all stays
Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Personal Check
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Gem Mining - Rose Creek Mine, Sheffield Mine

Whitewater Rafting - Nantahala Outdoor Center, Wildwater LTD.

​Zip Lining/Canopy Tours - Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours, Navitat

Waterfall Viewing - Western NC is Famous for its Waterfalls

Horseback Riding - Smokemont Riding Stables, Chunky Gal Stables

Hiking & Walking - Hiking Our Mountains

Shopping - Downtown Franklin, Whistle Stop Mall

Festivals - Calendar of Events

Tubing - Smoky Mountain Float Camp, Deep Creek

Fishing - Rose Creek Campground, Smoky Mountain Fish Camp

Scenic Drives - Cullasaja Gorge, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherohala Skyway

Mountain Biking - Tsali Recreation Area, Smoky Mountain Bicycles

Motorcycle Rides - Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cullasaja Gorge

Day Trips - Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Live Shows - Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Harrah's Casino

Rainy Day Fun & Kid Friendly - Fun Factory, Big Bear Park, Cliffside Lake

Museums - Scottish Tartan Museum, Cherokee Museum

Outfitters - Outdoor 76, Three Eagles

Restaurants - Where to Eat

Golfing - Franklin Golf Course, Mill Creek Resort & Country Club

Wine Tasting - Tiger Mountain Vineyards​

Skiing and Snowboarding - Cataloochee Ski Area​, Scaly Mtn Outdoor Center

ATV Trails - Wayehutta ATV Trail System​

Massage Therapy - ​​​​Terena McCall, Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

Guest: Seth S. (SC)
Date of Stay: 8/3/13 - 8/10/13
We concluded our vacation stay at the Guest House at Dogwood Ridge and it was one of the best family vacation weeks we have ever had.
Stephanie was an amazing host and the property is better than pictured. We arrived with soft music playing, some bottles of wine awaiting, and a delicious breakfast casserole (which we didn't save 'til morning...we ate it the same night we arrived.)
The house is more than adequately furnished and had everything we needed.
In addition, it had a gas grill which we used three times. And a pit fire complete with kindling and wood was already setup for burning when we arrived. (We did not get to use the fire because of weather...it is still waiting for you!)
We needed a place where we could make day trips to the Highlands/Cashier area so we could see the sites and do some hiking. The property is about 40 minutes from Highlands but we didn't mind it a bit because the ride is so beautiful.
We loved it and we will be back.

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