7 reviews

1 / 28 Hidden Gem, luxury in the mountains



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Description from owner

"Accommodations: Large Chalet with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths plus a convertible sofa bed (sleeps 8 - 10). When you come to the mountains you don't have to put up with hand-me-down furniture and less than clean facilities. Hidden Gem is an upscale place with everything you need for your comfort. Hidden Gem has been tastefully refurbished with new quality furniture, bedding, linens and kitchen supplies. Our reputation is in the reviews that our guests have given us. We want you to have the best experience you can when you come to North Carolina for your vacation."

For an interesting video tour of Hidden Gem go to nchiddengemvideo.


Franklin is a quaint, friendly town that loves to have festivals, parades and parties. It has a number of fine restaurants and shops. A recently completed Greenway follows the Little Tennessee River which runs through Franklin. You can hike or bike for several miles along the river. There are nature walks with guides to point out plants, birds and other things of interest. Franklin has a rich history with connections to the Cherokee

If your taste is for more lively things there are a number of trails to hike (The famous Appalachian Trail is only a short distance from town). We have recently added a private nature trail directly from Hidden Gem that goes out into the National Forest. There is also white water rafting, good fishing for mountain trout, viewing some of the impressive waterfalls nearby. Franklin is known as the "Gem Capital of the World" and there are several ruby mines where you can pan for rubies and emeralds. Asheville, with its magnificent Biltmore House, is about an hour away.

Come stay in our lovely chalet. Any time is good. In the spring you can enjoy the mountain laurel and other native flowers; in the summer relax in the cool mountain air; in the autumn be amazed at the color display Mother Nature puts on for you. And if you are a mind to, spend Christmas or New Years and have a good chance of having a white Christmas. Wildlife abounds. Other guests have reported seeing lots of deer, wild Indians and to Scottish settlers. "Picking on the Square" during the summer and fall months invites everyone to come downtown with their folding chairs and listen to music and watch the folk dancing.

turkeys, fox and even an occasional black bear.

This is my only vacation rental property. I personally manage it and my family stays here when they come to the mountains. We maintain it in good condition. We would love to share it with you.

Beds: 2 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 8604712

Owner profile

Jerry P.

Languages spoken: English



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


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

Reviews (7)

Excellent – based on 7 reviews Excellent
7 reviews

“Awesome Home”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2016

This is the best equipped most beautiful vacation spot we have ever utilized. The furnishings, the view, the services all are top notch. The beds were super comfortable and the kitchen had everything needed for any meal. Loved the pool table but it definitely needs refurbishing. It was one of our main reasons in selecting this property since we have teens who love to play pool. Truly enjoyed our week stay.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the review, Mary Jo. We loved having you stay at Hidden Gem and would welcome you back any time. I have been looking for someone who can recover the pool table but it is a little hard to find someone in a small town like Franklin. I will redouble my efforts so when you come again your teens will enjoy their games. Jerry

“A True Gem in the Mountains”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2015

I have stayed in different places around Franklin, NC and this place is a remarkable cabin. We had three families meet up, and adults and children had a great time. The cabin is clean, roomy, easy to get to, and the pool table and hot tub downstairs were fun. The view of the mountains is exactly what you are looking for in a mountain cabin. It makes you feel like the mountains are in your back yard, which of course they are. We took day trips to Highlands, Dry Falls, Mt. Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Nantahalah Outdoor Center and others. Lastly, the owners are wonderful to work with. You really cannot go wrong staying here.

Owner's reply: Thanks for taking care of our mountain home. We enjoyed having you as guests and appreciate your being so helpful. You have a good idea of some of the best places to see around the Franklin area and I know it will be helpful to future guests. You are welcome back any time. Jerry Porter


Reviewed 19 Aug 2015

It was wonderful. The cabin was gorgeous. My 92 year old mother called it a castle. She just couldn't believe it. We will definitely be back. It was the most relaxing week we all had in a long time. The picnic and fishing area was so nice and relaxing to. We cooked out and fished and just enjoyed quality time

“A Beautiful Home With A Beautiful View!”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2015

We stayed at "Hidden Gem" over 4th of July weekend and couldn't have asked for a better vacation home! There were six of us in our family and we enjoyed how spacious the 4-bedroom home is. We cooked breakfast and dinner each day and enjoyed the beautiful view of the Smoky Mountains that you can see from every angle of the living room and kitchen. The pool table on the bottom floor provided great fun while we were relaxing! We will definitely be staying here again in the future if we have the pleasure of visiting Franklin, NC again!

“Stunning views, perfect hidden gem!”

Reviewed 30 Jan 2015

This house has everything you could want and more and the owners are fabulous!! The house is exactly as described!! Not only do you have the luxury of a private home with a stunning view, but you also get the comforts of home with wifi, linens, robes, a hot tub, pool table etc. We enjoyed hiking behind the house, snow tubing on Scaly Mountain, discovering waterfalls down Highway 64, and dining at the Dillard House....all within miles from the house. This was the ideal location for a relaxing escape!! We fell in love with this hidden gem! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

Owner's reply: Thanks for your kind words, Joanna. You were an ideal guest and we appreciate the way you took care of our mountain home. We look forward to having you and yours back any time. Jerry Porter

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