Guests say WOW when they walk in!

You'll spend all your time here on the screened in porch, outdoor fireplace
You'll spend all your time here on the screened in porch, outdoor fireplaceGorgeous open floorplan!Open floor plan, beautifully decorated in upscale rustic style.Rustic'll never want to leaveWe've thought of so many details...even hiking sticksMain Floor King Master with en suite bathroomQueen 2nd Bedroom on Main Floor (en suite bath)Upstairs King Bedroom Suite with en suite bathroomGourmet kitchen, Dacor appliances - a chef's kitchen, fully equippedWet Bar area, bring your favorite beverages, drink & wine glasses provided.Upstairs bathroom, double sinks, granite, jacuzzi tub, showerMain master bathroom, double sinks, granite, large shower, towel warmerPrivate, quiet serene, 2.5 acre wooded property.Gorgeous mountain views from almost every roomCome snuggle by the fire - winter rate $250, 2 nt. min. so come for a weekendSuch family fun - rafting & tubingMake s'mores at the outdoor fireplace, we've even provided faux fur blanketsGreat hiking in our area - we'll direct you to our favorites!A great getaway for that special Anniversary or mini honeymoon.

From $250 / night

Guests say WOW when they walk in!
3 bedrooms
6 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $250 - $295
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Franklin vacation home rental
Mountain views from almost every room. 3 Bedrooms all with en suite baths, (2 kings, 1 queen). Gourmet Kitchen, Screened in Porch with outdoor fireplace, huge back deck. Serene, peaceful 2.5 acre wooded property. Perfect for romantic escape for 2 or to bring family or friends.

We pride ourselves on offering the best rental experience possible for our discerning guests. Our guests return year after year. Why? Because we pay attention to all the little details. This home is a gorgeous timber framed home built by us, the owners. Furnishings are upscale and features rustic elegant decor including local photography and artwork. The interior architecture is amazing with exposed beams, gorgeous mountain views from almost every room and the indoor & outdoor fireplaces will make you never want to leave. We even provide the wood.

A screened in porch is where you'll spend lots of time listening to nature, a small stream that runs through the property, and relaxing by the outdoor fireplace. A huge open deck is great for cocktails and gazing at the ever change mountain view.

Comfy beds and linens provided. Decor is updated frequently; rustic elegant. Our fully equipped gourmet kitchen allows you to make yourself at home and eat in. And, there's a gas grill on the deck too.

We're particular and that is the reason guests want to return time and time again. Maximum occupancy is 6 adults, no pets (not suitable for children under age 5). Our housekeepers and maintenance staff are top notch.

Location - Franklin is the perfect place to base your vacation. It's central location allows you to enjoy and explore all of Western NC. We're located along the Waterfall Byway, Cullasaja Gorge. So much to do and see...hiking to waterfalls, scenic drives, fishing, rafting, kayaking, antiquing, shopping are just a few of the area activities.

Come make memories and escape to a peaceful retreat.

Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year's have minimum stay requirements. See rates page for more info.

Gravel driveway - not suitable for motorcycles.
Area Information
Located in a quiet mountain community between Franklin & Highlands NC in Western NC. Wonderful mountain views.

Our central location allows you to enjoy all Western NC activities. Known for our hiking and waterfalls, fishing, rafting, gem mining, antiquing, jaw dropping scenic drives. Downtown Franklin (7 min.), shopping and restaurants all within 5-10 min. of house. Grocery (less than 3 miles),

Nearby Towns: Highlands/Cashiers, Dillsboro/Sylva (25 minutes), Asheville (1-1/2 hrs.), Cherokee (1 hr.) Smoky Mountain National Park (1 hr.), Blue Ridge Parkway (45 min.).

Airport, Atlanta - approx. 2-1/2 hrs., Asheville 1-1/2 hrs.
Best Time of the Year to Travel
Spring is gorgeous with wildflowers and rhododendron blooming. May is quiet and a great time to head up on the Blue Ridge Parkway before the summer crowds.
Fall, our area is very popular with beautiful fall colors that start in mid October through first week of November. We book up early, sometimes a year in advance.
Holidays in the mountains are great, Thanksgiving week, Christmas/Hanukah and New Years.
Winter - while you have to be flexible in case of snow, it's a great time to head up and snuggle by the fire!

About the owner

Owner Profile

Pamela Pringle

Pamela Pringle

Pamela Pringle

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    My husband and I fell in love with Franklin NC and Western NC. Such warm and friendly people. And, we love the surrounding mountains. We built this custom timber framed home in 2008....
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 03 2017 Mar 31 2017 $250 $250 - - 2 Nights
Apr 01 2017 Oct 05 2017 $295 $295 - - 3 Nights
Oct 06 2017 Nov 12 2017 $295 $295 - - 4 Nights
Nov 17 2017 Nov 24 2018 $295 $295 - - 1 Week
Dec 22 2017 Jan 01 2019 $295 $295 - - Full Period
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9.75
Deposits: $500.00 Damage Security Deposit authorized prior to arrival, not processed unless there are damages. 50% paid upon booking 50% paid 60 days prior to arrival
Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Exit Cleaning/Supply/Firewood $225.00



  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Screened Porch
  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Appliances

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

  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (5 miles)
  • Playground
    (5 miles)
  • Lake
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (15 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (15 miles)
  • Boating
    (25 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (15 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (25 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (4 miles)
  • Park
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Located in an easy access area, no scary one lane roads. Close to nearby restaurants, shopping both downtown Franklin and Highlands, hiking, scenic drives, waterfalls, fishing, rafting, gem mining, photography, bird watching.

Downtown Franklin (7 min.), shopping and restaurants all within 5-10 min. of house. Grocery (less than 3 miles), Nearby Towns: Highlands/Cashiers, Dillsboro/Sylva (25 minutes), Asheville/Biltmore House (1-1/2 hrs.), Cherokee (1 hr.) Smoky Mountain National Park (1 hr.), Blue Ridge Parkway (45 min.).
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Reviews for this vacation home rental in Franklin, North Carolina

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We've just listed our homes on this site but have been vacation renting for 8 years. Our reviews are all 5 star! We travel globally and prefer a vacation rentals to hotels. So we understand what separates the best from the rest when it comes to accommodations. Little things... and attention to details make a difference and we have reflected that philosophy in our home. We built this custom award winning (Best Vacation Home) timber framed home in 2006/2007.

August 2016 Guest Review -
An amazing home! We had an amazing, relaxing vacation! We spent more time at the home than we planned. It just seemed the home was all you needed--- to enjoy the beautiful scenery, sounds, and spending family time together. We cooked out 3 out of 4 nights at the house. The kitchen is set up with anything you would need, including spices, utensils, and cookware. The view is beautiful! We watched two deer our first afternoon and four wild turkeys our last afternoon. We hiked around the property and even into the neighborhood! We enjoyed many places around Franklin and HIghlands. Pam's information is incredibly organized and thorough. We go to Franklin every summer and we found many new things to do during our stay this year. Tony, who let us into the home, is friendly and welcoming. He showed us around, answered questions, and is just incredibly patient and kind. The communication with Pam was great. She responds very quickly and is she provides many details before you will even think to ask. You will not be disappointed!! Her other home, The Cottage, is awesome as well!!!

June 2016 Guest Review -
We found the house to be an exceptional vacation home! It's decorated with beautiful furnishings and was extremely clean! We enjoyed the peacefulness of the screened in porch as well the beautiful view from the rear deck. The beds were very comfortable and the linens very luxurious feeling. Pam, the owner, was very easy to communicate with and provided us with tons of information about the area. I would not hesitate to stay here again and will recommend to family and friends!

October 2016 Guest Review -
Beautiful luxury timber frame home tucked quietly into the woods. We had spectacular views from the deck, slept like babies in the comfy beds while enjoying the cool night air, and really enjoyed hanging out around fireplaces. These owners have thought of every amenity to make your stay Top Drawer...right down to the Welcome S'mores Packet!! Franklin is a beautiful area and so close to many other scenic areas. We really enjoyed Great Smoky Mtn. R.R. In Bryson City. DuPont Forest has beautiful waterfalls and hiking. Treat yourself to dinner at Caffe's connected to a gas station, but don't let that fool you...service & food is shrimp & grits ever, and we live on the Gulf Coast!! Root & Barrel has tasty Sunday Brunch w/great service. If you really want to treat yourself to an extra special place, check out The Pond House. You won't be disappointed!!!!!

December 2016 Guest review -
I am so happy we chose The Pond! Your place is amazing! It was exactly what we needed after the hustle and bustle of the holidays! Every winter our family rents a cabin just to reconnect and regroup for the up and coming year. This by far was the most accommodating cabin we've rented. It began with a wonderful welcome from Tony! He was SUPER nice and helpful, showing us where everything was, down to the extra propane tank for the grill! The outdoor fireplace was awesome! The guys were most impressed with the firewood supply. Most days, we kept both fireplaces going. The kitchen was impressive to us girls. Every pot, pan and small appliances you could imagine, as well as spices. We enjoyed making waffles with the waffle iron. Loved the view from the deck and our bedroom window. Super comfy beds and nice soft bedding. We managed to pull ourselves away for one afternoon and went to dinner at Motor Company Grill. The food was great and we loved the atmosphere. The only downfall was.....we had to leave! But we will definitely be back!! LOTS of wonderful memories were made with friends and family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Occupancy, Children & Pets?
A: NC Vacation Rental Act allows 2 people per bedroom. Therefore, our maximum occupancy is 6. We do not allow additional occupancy; sleeping bags, inflatables, etc. Not suitable for children under age 5.

The home is not suitable for small children-toddlers. There is an open backed staircase to the loft and we do not provide child safety items.
Pets are not permitted. There is so much to do in our area, great day trips, etc. and leaving a pet for long periods in a strange environment is cruel and causes damages. Even the best pet will act strangely when left alone. Many activities, restaurants, etc. are not pet friendly. And, during summer months we know you cannot leave a pet in the car, so we have a no pet policy. We feel you should vacation from all worries.
Q: What makes our home special?
A: We take pride in providing our guests with a well maintained and clean home. We travel and rent homes ourselves so we pay attention to the details. Our home does not have the usual rental furnishings and decor but rather we have provided rustic elegant decor. Comfy beds, faux fur throws for snuggling by the fire, hiking sticks, picnic basket, cooler, wood for the fireplaces. We've just listed on this site so no reviews are posted. We'll be happy to provide other links and they are also on our site.
Q: Activities?
A: Our location is very convenient so you can enjoy all Western NC activities. Nantahala Outdoor Center for rafting and kayaking, Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee, Asheville & The Biltmore House are all within easy driving distance. Downtown Franklin has wonderful local shops and restaurants within 5 miles of the house. We are located along National Geographic's Drive of a Lifetime, The Cullasaja Gorge. You'll pass 3 waterfalls. One you drive under, one you can walk down to and walk behind the Falls (Dry Falls). There is so much to do, great hiking to waterfalls. So plan to spend several days in our area.

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