Luxurious Smoky Mountain Chalet with VIEWS

Hidden Gem, luxury in the mountains
Hidden Gem, luxury in the mountainsThe view from the deckIn the spring dogwoods bloom beside the deckThe living room with the view of the deck and the mountainsThe open plan means everybody can join in the funLarge screen TV in the living room next to the fireplaceEven in the spring and fall you will enjoy having the warmth of the fireplaceUp to date kitchen - granite, stainless steel appliances - everything is superSmooth top stove and you can see the mountains while you are in the kitchenThe large dining room seats 8 or a couple more in a pinch.  Good view too.Queen size bed on the main floorKing size bed on the lower levelKing size bed upstairsPrivate readding area outside the upstairs bedroomTwin beds on the main floorA special hot tub room surrounded by the woods on 3 sidesWho would not enjoy soaking with this view?Game room downstairs.  Board games, anyone?  Cards?Game room and extra bar stools for onlookersAn additional sitting room with TV and sofa downstairsA grill, rocking chairs and an umbrella table and chairs on the main deckPlenty of room to park.  The drive is paved to the parking lotThe lower deck leads to the private nature trailYour private nature going out into the National ForestSunset from the deckThe clouds crown the view of greeneryA well equipped laundry for your use
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From $141 / night

321 Don Worley Road, Franklin, NC 28763
Luxurious Smoky Mountain Chalet with VIEWS
Chalet
4 bedrooms
10 guests
3 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 10
Type: Chalet
Per night: $200
Per week: $985
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Franklin vacation chalet rental
"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.

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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 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.

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 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.
Area Information
Hidden Gem is located 5 miles from the GA/NC state line on HWY 441. It is 9 miles from Franklin. As you drive up the paved road to the top of the mountain, there is only one other house on the road. From the large wrap around deck you have a wonderful view of a mountain vista with layers of mountains.


"""""""The weekend rate is $200 just as the weekdays""""""""""

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Rates

Rates

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Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 $200 - $985 - 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10.75%
Deposits: Refundable deposit - $200
Payment Options: Personal Check
Other Fees: Maximum of 10 people including children $100 charge per person for more than 8 people $100 cleaning fee for all stays

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Game Room
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool Table
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

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

  • Hiking
    (onsite)
  • Horseback Riding
    (6 miles)
  • Hunting
    (10 miles)
  • Pool
    (10 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (7 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (10 miles)
  • Tennis
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (7 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (4 miles)
  • Golf
    (9 miles)
  • Park
    (10 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (25 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (4 miles)
  • Fishing
    (10 miles)
  • Playground
    (10 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The distance to certain things like food, shopping etc. varies from 4 miles to 9 miles. If you need for me to give a specific list of those I can do so. My preference would probably be just to leave the distance off.
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Reviews (7)

Reviews for this vacation chalet rental in Franklin, North Carolina

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Excellent
7 reviews
MaryJo Perry

Awesome Home

MaryJo Perry

Florida

Awesome Home

July 11, 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.

Jerry Porter

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

Judy Lynch Renault

A True Gem in the Mountains

Judy Lynch Renault

Dade City, FL

A True Gem in the Mountains

October 22, 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.

Jerry Porter

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

Alana Evans

Breathtaking!

Alana Evans

Carrollton Ohio

Breathtaking!

August 19, 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

Bruce Saulter

A Beautiful Home With A Beautiful View!

Bruce Saulter

West Palm Beach, FL

A Beautiful Home With A Beautiful View!

July 12, 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!

Jesse Males

Hidden Gem

Jesse Males

Crystal River, Florida

Hidden Gem

June 12, 2015

Our visit to "Hidden Gem" in Otto, NC was fabulous. The cabin was everything we hoped for. Plenty of room for everyone. It was fully equipped with all the modern conveniences, but still had that country charm feel to it. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and looking out towards the mountains. It was spectacular. This cabin was also conveniently located to many sightseeing attractions like waterfalls, hiking, and fishing. We would definitely return to "Hidden Gem".

Jerry Porter

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you and were glad that you had a chance to chat with Rita on the phone. You left the house in wonderful condition and we appreciate that. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon.

Jerry

Joanna Mueller Reall

Stunning views, perfect hidden gem!

Joanna Mueller Reall

Florida

Stunning views, perfect hidden gem!

January 30, 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!

Jerry Porter

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

Steve & Gina

Hidden Gem IS EXACTLY THAT!

Steve & Gina

Florida

Hidden Gem IS EXACTLY THAT!

December 9, 2014

We LOVED Hidden Gem! Thank you, our visit was too short and we didnt want to leave. It was perfect and had all the comforts of home PLUS the views are AMAZING! The Porter's and their staff (Todd & cleaning people) keep the property perfect! It is soo nice renting a property that you don't have to wipe down and clean! We are going to book a lot more vacations at Hidden Gem!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are some of the fun things to do at Hidden Gem?
A: We have guests who came back year after year just to go gem mining. They have shown me some amazing finds in rubies and other gem stones. Even the children enjoy a morning panning for gems.
There are hiking trails, waterfalls, tubing in gentle or white water. The famous Appalachian Trail crosses the highway a few miles out of town. Then there is the Fun Factory in town, antique and gift shops in Franklin.
Q: What makes Hidden Gem special?
A: Our guests often comment on what a great job my interior designer daughter has done with her remodel. New furniture, bedding, linens, pictures are all special. Then there are the views from the deck - the mountains are the star attraction.
The other thing we are proud of is our experienced cleaning crew. I don't want to stay in a dirty house so I don't expect you too do so either.
Q: What are some of the fun things to do at Hidden Gem?
A: We have guests who came back year after year just to go gem mining. They have shown me some amazing finds in rubies and other gem stones. Even the children enjoy a morning panning for gems.
There are hiking trails, waterfalls, tubing in gentle or white water. The famous Appalachian Trail crosses the highway a few miles out of town. Then there is the Fun Factory in town, antique and gift shops in Franklin.
Q: What makes Hidden Gem special?
A: Our guests often comment on what a great job my interior designer daughter has done with her remodel. New furniture, bedding, linens, pictures are all special. Then there are the views from the deck - the mountains are the star attraction.
The other thing we are proud of is our experienced cleaning crew. I don't want to stay in a dirty house so I don't expect you too do so either.

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