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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4824206

About the area

Located on 5 acres. Plenty of room for the kids to explore. Close to few remaining ruby mines that offer native gemstones from world famous Cowee Valley. Away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to all shopping, dining and entertainment conveniences. Just 10 miles from downtown Franklin.

Owner profile

Ted S.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly


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


  • Cycling Trips
  • Games room
  • Water sports
  • Pool or snooker table

Reviews (16)

Excellent – based on 16 reviews Excellent
16 reviews

“Lovely family vacation”

Reviewed 27 Dec 2016

We had a wonderful time in the cabin. Family members flew in from as far as California, others from all over Florida drove up. The bedrooms were spacious and the game room was perfect for the kids, they had fun playing games and having their own TV. Being a cook I appreciated having great cookware instead of the warped Teflon pans you get at other vacation homes. It was in the 30's so everyone enjoyed the hot tub and building a fire. No snow, but I was thankful because the steep drive up was exciting enough. I wouldn't want to add slippery snow to that. The only problem we had was fitting everyone in the main living space. But that just made it cozy. Thank you for sharing your lovely home, The Burnsides

Owner's reply: Glad everyone had a great time. Ted

“Great Sibling Reunion - 9 adults”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2016

This lovely cabin has a huge deck with beautiful mountain views. The gorgeous wood floors, walls and ceiling were all made from trees on site. We had comfortable accommodations including a new hot tub. The entrance road is a bit challenging at first but all four of our cars easily dealt with it. There are numerous surrounding activities within a short drive. Ted was very easy to work with and made us feel very welcome. Crystal was there to welcome us when we arrived and showed us around and made sure we knew how to operate everything...a big plus!

Owner's reply: I'm glad you enjoyed the cabin and had a good time in the Franklin area. Ted

“Couldn't be happier”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2015

We had a group of 16 staying at the house. EVERYONE was pleased. The rental has all the amenities one needs and there is plenty of space for privacy. We had four different families and each couple had a large room with a king bed. There was a crib and bassinet , high chair and all kinds of items for small children accessible. The basement has a room with a king and a full bathroom, which in our case, was perfect for a group of teen boys. The drive up the switch backs is difficult at first, but practice makes perfect! We had a suburban (very large SUV) so it was tricky but it actually made our drive up more exciting! We met the cleaning crew and found them to be VERY friendly. I really appreciated their hard work in keeping this huge house impeccable. Gem mining is just down the road. We rafted the Nantahala river, zip lined in highlands, and did many beautiful waterfall hikes close by. We even did a day trip to Dollywood, which is a 2 hour drive thru the beautiful great smokey mountain national park. Ingles and Walmart are about 20 min away. The views of the mountains and green hills and foliage were picturesque. I would highly recommend this rental. Thank you Ted for answering all my questions and for calling us to make sure all was well.

Owner's reply: Glad you had a great time at the cabin and enjoyed all there is to do in the area. Ted

“Family Vacation”

Reviewed 28 May 2014

House is really really nice. We went with our grand kids & they had blast. All the amenities & supplies were same as listed on site. The instruction provided to us to reach there was very accurate. Mr. Carl was very friendly and always available even though it was holiday weekend. I will definitely recommend to my circle. We will definitely visit again!

Owner's reply: I'm glad you had a great time. Hope to hear from you soon.

“What a treat!”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2013

My family and I went for family vacation and this was the perfect house. Once we got overcame the fear of the steep driveway, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The amenities in the house were truly a blessing to our family. The game room included more than enough activities to occupy the children (ages 1-15) during our stay. They truly enjoyed making s'mores at the outdoor fire pit. The young adults (ages 18-25) had a great time with the hot tub and outdoor walks. The porch and rockers were favored by all. My father really enjoyed his first mountain experience. He enjoyed grilling for the family and was hesitant to leave the view for a minute. This vacation was one of the best that our family has ever taken. The house was perfect for our family to enjoy each other and had something for everyone. Thank you for allowing us to come.

“How to relax”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2013

From the minute we stepped inside the cabin it felt like home. The cabin was beyond our dreams. Everything we needed upon our arrival was there. The master bedrooms were beautiful as was the rest of the cabin. The outside fire ring had plenty of seats and firewood. We will be back soon!

Owner's reply: Glad you had a great time hope to hear from you soon. Thanks, Ted

“Definitely Luxury”

Reviewed 13 Feb 2013

The cabin is absolutely GORGEOUS! The pictures do not begin to show the true beauty of it. My friends and I take an annual cabin trip and this was by far the best cabin we've stayed in. It is very spacious well kept. The double King Suites were an added bonus. I love that all the rooms had beds to accommodate adults (no twin bed only rooms). The owner gave us GREAT customer service as well. We would definitely go back!

Owner's reply: Thanks for the great review. I glad you and your friends had a great time. Thanks, Ted

“Great Place, Great Neighbors, Great Experience”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2012

About 15 of us visited for a farewell to freedom for one of the guys in the group (ie bachelor party). Note: we weren't an overly rowdy bunch, most of us in the early 30's but we still partied pretty hard. This place was exactly what we were looking for. It was well maintained - everything worked and was in great condition. The owners were very helpful when we were lost trying to find our cabin (Note to anyone on a motorcycle - it's up a long and curving gravel road, little dangerous but okay for experienced riders). We had just enough privacy that we weren't a nuisance to any of our neighbors (there is only 1 house anywhere nearby) and the people who happened to be staying there were a great group (mostly retired couples). We ended up all grilling together Friday night and partying together on Saturday. On Saturday we spent time in the hot tub, time stoking the fire pit, and we did a back-woods hike up the mountain, which ran into some old logging roads and afforded some really nice views without having to drive anywhere. For the price, the quality, the location, and the amenities - I would rate 5 out of 5. Thanks for everything. -Nick

“Great experience”

Reviewed 17 Mar 2012

The cabin was beautiful and the owners were extremely friendly. A group of 15 of us went up for the weekend for a friend's 30th birthday and they had a cake at the cabin for her and the cabin easily fit all of us and was great for the kids as well. It was a wonderful experience and all our friends were impressed with the cabin and hospitality. We will be using them again! Thanks so much!

“Great Couples Retreat”

Reviewed 14 Feb 2012

We had an awesome time at "Archers Lair" the house was perfect for our group. We will definatley consider them in the future.

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