Your own Private Ruby Mine

Front view
Front viewcome see the snowthe greatroomthe private ruby flumefront porchdownstairs king bedmaster bedroomplay area for the childrenview from the paved road
“ Excellent ”
5 Reviews

From $189 / night

349 Ruby Mine Rd, Franklin, NC 28734



Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 10
Type: Cabin
Per night: $189 - $249
Per week: $1,049 - $1,399
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Franklin vacation cabin rental
5 bedroom, 3 bath log home with it's own private ruby mine. This home was built on part of the old "Jacob's Ruby Mine" property in world famous Cowee Valley. It offers easy access from a paved road on a gently sloping 2 acre lot. The home offers 5 bedrooms and 3 baths on two levels. The main level has the greatroom and kitchen as well as two bedrooms and a common bath. One of these bedrooms has a king bed and the other has a queen bed. Up stairs you'll find the master bedroom and bath with a king bed. There are two other bedrooms upstairs, one witha queen, the other has a twin and a full size bed. Outside, you walk down to your own private flume with enough seating and equipment for six people. The piles of virgin ore provided were dug right onsite and the rubies, saphires, and other gemstones you find in that ore were only put there by the hand of God. Just bring your toothbrush and a change of clothes. We supply all linens, paper products, soap products, common condiments, gas for the BBQ grill, complimentary coffee, firewood for the campfire, and much much more. Very close to world famous Sheffield Ruby Mine and Cherokee Ruby Mine. Free wi-fi.
Area Information
The 2 acre creek-front lot has a large swingset and plenty of room for the kids to roam. 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.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Carl Bates

Carl Bates


Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 05 2016 May 15 2016 $189 $189 $1,049 $2,999 -
May 15 2016 Jan 04 2017 $249 $249 $1,399 $3,999 -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.75
Deposits: 25% deposit required to hold a reservation. This deposit is fully refundable so long as you cancel within 30 days of your intended arrival. Balance due 2 weeks before arrival date. $250 refundable (damages) security deposit required due with balance.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $75 cleaning fee added to all reservations. No extra charge for pets or children.



  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Mountains)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

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

  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (10 miles)
  • Park
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (6 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (10 miles)
  • Playground
    (10 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (6 miles)
  • Hiking
    (10 miles)
  • Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (25 miles)
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (10 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (10 miles)
  • Lake
    (25 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (25 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Right off the paved road. Perfect for motorcycling enthusiasts. Only 15 miles to access the Appalachian Trail.

Reviews (5)

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Franklin, North Carolina

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“ Excellent ”
5 reviews
Michael Ruff

Michael Ruff

Charlotte, NC

Terrific Vacation getaway

November 2, 2012

This cabin and adjoining property is a dream spot for anyone interested in prospecting for gem quality North Carolina rubies. The cabin is spacious with room for a large family gathering, and the yard is rich in gems.

Catherine Kamoss

Catherine Kamoss

Carrollton, Illinois

Vacation Dream

August 5, 2012

We rented Cabin One from Carl Bates for one week in July. It was wonderful, clean, comfortable, and well stocked with everything we needed. No surprises. We had a group of six, the cabin could easily have held more people. The flume area was great. Our only complaint was that the dirt pile should be fluffed up and renewed.

Alan Caudle

Alan Caudle


Great retreat

October 20, 2011

My family spent a fun and relaxing week here. We did the mining, looked at the falls and leaves and hiked trails. The cabin is easy to find in a beautiful location. We had a very positive experience with the owner and had no problems that interfered with our week. As with any place there are a few minor issues but none that required owner attention during our stay. Good for groups up to 10.

Janie Wilson

Janie Wilson

Bonifay, FL

Happy with cabin in Franklin, NC

July 28, 2010

We were very happy with our recent stay in Cabin 1 of the Bates rentals. Every small detail had been thought of and prepared for to make our visit comfortable. We found all the amenities provided were superior; even the cookware was very upgrade!

Keith Leary

Keith Leary

Warner Robins, GA

Great place!

April 6, 2010

Great little out of the way getaway, right down in the mountain valley. Cozy and well equipped, the creek runs right through the front yard. Myself and the in-laws stayed for a long week in early April and had a great time. Thank you very much for all that you did to make our stay a memorable and fun one.

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