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Relax awhileFront view from drivewayKitchen CounterL.R. SofaKitchen tableOutdoor view from bedroom Kitchen area
“ Excellent ”
9 Reviews

From $89 / night

69 Hougie Heaven Ln, Franklin, NC 28734



Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Cottage
Per night: $89
Per week: $623
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Franklin vacation cottage rental
Surrounded by mountains this rustic cabin is situated in a beautiful farmland area and pastures nestled in the western end of Iotla Valley. A creek meanders in front of the property, a mountain view, minutes to gem mines and river access with rafting and canoeing. Many activities abound within the area. You may just wish to relax and read a good book in the hammock.
Area Information
Highlands,N.C. is only 17 miles up the mountain from Franklin. Beautiful waterfalls and natural scenery mark the way. Highlands shops and artistic ambiance are unequaled.

Gem mining, white water rafting, scenic overlooks, wine vineyards, and just plain country enjoyment abounds everywhere.

Antique shops are numerous in this area. Antique auctions in the immediate area offer great choices 3 or 4 nights a week. Several lakes and state parks are within close proximity. Bi-annual gem shows are scheduled regularly.

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 $89 $89 $623 $1,652 1 Night
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9.75%
Deposits: Full price is required in advance for each reservation. Call for other options.
Payment Options: Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: One time cleaning fee, $50.00 Basic price is to 2 persons. Add $15.00/day for each additional person. This covers extra linens, etc. 9.75% state & local taxes.



  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Appliances

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

  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (7 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Hiking
    (7 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (25 miles)
  • Bowling
    (1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (7 miles)
  • Lake
    (25 miles)
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Winery
    (15 miles)
  • Sailing
    (25 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (20 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (2 miles)
  • Hunting
    (6 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (7 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (25 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
A unique place for teenagers called "The Factory" hosts games, rides, bowling, restaurants, etc. for their entertainment.

Gem mining, trout farm, annual gem shows, seasonal arts and crafts exhibitions and antique shops. You will have to see to believe...
Smoky Mountain Theater for the Performing Arts. Popular stage
shows by visiting artists from all over America entertain in a state of the art showplace. It is listed on the web as great mountain music/franklin nc

Reviews (9)

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“ Excellent ”
9 reviews
Helen Baggett Costello

Helen Baggett Costello

North Augusta, SC

A little piece of Heaven!

January 24, 2013

My husband and I thouroughly enjoyed the peaceful vacation we shared in this sweet cottage! Hope to return soon!

Kimberley Brett Roberson

Kimberley Brett Roberson

Sandersville, GA

Awesome Little Cottage

September 25, 2012

We spent last weekend at Cabin 2. It is an awesome little cottage with everything you could possibly need. It is very nicely decorated, was very clean and cozy. The pictures represent it well. Diane and Gene are wonderful people. We just loved it and plan to return again next year. Robbie & Kim

Eugene Orcutt

Owner's reply:

Come and enjoy Western North Carolina with us. The leave's colors are turning now and chill is in the Fall air.
The colors grow in intensity during the month of October. There is usually a light snow around Thanksgiving.
Our cottages are in the Westeren Iotala Valley, only 5+ miles from Franklin and are on mostly level terrain and easily accessible. Mountain side cabins have excellent views but are hard to get to on wet or snowy roads. Come and visit us and see the surrounding mountains from a valley perspective. You are always welcome to come and relax with us.
Gene & Diane of Orchard Hill

Sue Herrick

Sue Herrick


Awesome little cabin in Gods country

June 21, 2012

Loved the little cabin. Nicely decorated with conveniences located in beautiful area of Smokies.

david b andrews

david b andrews

Pensacola FL

Quiet Mountain Cabin

July 27, 2011

We enjoyed our stay very much. There were rabbits, squirrels, birds, cows, and mountain scenery. We were in Franklin for a family reunion, and the location was convenient to Holly Creek Baptist Church where the reunion was held. Dianne, who was our contact, was gracious and helpful. As was to have been expected, cell phone access was limited, and the Wi-Fi was available sometimes. In a rustic setting such things are the norm. There are interesting activities in Highlands, Waynesville, and Franklin. Very historical locations.

Patricia Kirkpatrick McFarland

Patricia Kirkpatrick McFarland

Atlanta GA

Lovely Peaceful Cabin

July 12, 2011

I had a great stay at this little cabin. I took full advantage of all it had to offer: reading in the hammock, sitting in the swing, spending a lot of time doing nothing. The cabin is well decorated with a decidedly rural valley field. As a woman traveling alone I felt very comfortable here.

Jeffery Orcutt

Jeffery Orcutt

Navarre, FL

Summer Vacation

June 23, 2011

We stayed here for part of our summer vacation. The cottage is beautiful! The owners were there to help In any way they could. The cottage was stocked with eveletting we needed and decorated wonderfully! I would recommend this cottage to anyone. We can't wait to go back!

Stephanie Godfrey

Stephanie Godfrey

Douglasville, GA USA

Beautiful Cabin

May 21, 2011

Beautiful cabin, we enjoyed our stay here and can't wait until next years "Warrior Dash" to return.

Dianne & Ed

Dianne & Ed

Crystal River, Fl

Crystal River, Fl.

November 1, 2010

Just wanted to let everyone know that they would not go wrong by staying at this cabin. It was perfect. The hosts, Diane & Gene always made sure that we did not want for anything. They had suggections on different restaurants and all were delicious. The cabin was clean, kitchen was new, the bed was one I wish I had at home. Everything was just perfect. A great place to get away from the hussel and bussel. Thanks for a wonderful time. Dianne & Ed

Penny Metz

Penny Metz

Sarasota,Fl. USA


May 17, 2009

We had a wonderful stay at this sweet little cottage. The owners were so nice and made sure we did not want for a thing! Every morning we had our coffee on the porch overlooking the great view of the mountains. It was very relaxing and so nice to hear the birds singing and just watch the "world go by" .It was a very nice vacation for us and we hope to come back soon.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

5/15/2011....Stephanie & Philip from S. Carolina says:
Beautiful cabin. We enjoyed our stay here and can't wait until next year's "Warrior Dash" to return.

5/9/2011...Sad to leave. Will be back , says Wendy from Florida

Ray says: Sorry to have to leave!! Beautiful place!! 5/9/2011

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Eugene Orcutt

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