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1 / 25 We've thought of so many details...even hiking sticks



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 8638680

About the area

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.

Getting around

Car is needed.

Getting here

We will forward directions prior to arrival. Airports: Atlanta, Asheville, Greenville.

Interaction with guest

Feel confident booking with the owner. I provide a list of our favorite activities, and there are many binders and books at the house, restaurant menus, etc. Our local manager meets you at the property upon arrival. I'm an interior decorator so I keep the décor fresh, our cabin is well maintained.

Owner profile

Pamela P.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

We travel globally and prefer 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 timber framed home...

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Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $500.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed Queen Bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 3 Full baths

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

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.

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 Rel...it's connected to a gas station, but don't let that fool you...service & food is 5star...best 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!!!!!

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!

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!!!

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.