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1 / 21 You'll spend all your time here on the screened in porch, outdoor fireplace



Pets allowed:
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Description from owner

Mountain views from almost every room. 3 Bedrooms: 2 King Master Suites with en suite baths + main floor guest bedroom (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.

Beds: 2 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed

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

Our manager will meet you at the house upon arrival.



  • 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
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

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.