This beautifully remodeled 1658 square foot Great Smokey Mountain vacation rental home is nestled in Cowee Woods on the west side of the Cowee Mountain overlooking the Nantahala Mountains and Little Tennessee River. This spectacular view can be seen from the spacious covered deck facing the South West and from the sitting area and dining area of the great room.
The Franklin vacation rental home has remodeled granite counter top. Fully equipped kitchen for eating in or entertaining, all access roads paved including drive and parking area, perfect for motorcycles & bikes. Nearby there are lots of local gem mines, hiking and walking trails, trout and bass fishing. And a short distance to the Cherokee Casino. Mason mine is 1/4 mile north and Sheffield Mine is 2 miles. Many others just a hop and skip away. Our home is truly in the perfect location and the Gem of Franklin Vacation Rentals.
Franklin is a center of history, heritage and the mountain way of life. Franklin celebrated its 150th Anniversary during 2005 and continues to hold true to our heritage while embracing the future. Nestled in North Carolina's southern mountains, in the foothills of the Great Smokies, the area offers a unique change of pace, a never-ending supply of things to do. And you can do them all, or simply do nothing at all, from our vacation rental home in Franklin.
Franklin is large enough to offer almost everything you need, yet small enough to offer the highest quality of life. While the area is famous for is rural beauty, it is by no means isolated. Franklin is situated along major highways US 23/441 and US 64, with easy access to major interstates I-40, I-26 and I-85. Atlanta, Georgia is just 127 miles to the south, while Knoxville, Tennessee is only 110 miles to the north and Asheville, NC is 65 miles to the east.
Nearly half of Macon County, of which Franklin is the county seat, lies within the Nantahala National Forest. Comprised of over a half-million acres of unspoiled beauty, the spectacular mountain & river view vacation rental home lies within the foothills of this magnificent forest and is just waiting to be explored. The Nantahala is the largest of the four national forests in North Carolina.
The rolling mountains rise to a series of peaks over 5,000 feet high from the valley of the Little Tennessee River, creating spectacular vistas and a richness of natural beauty that have entranced visitors since the 18th Century.
Spectacular waterfalls, fantastic hiking trails, pristine fishing streams and abundant wildlife are among the area's many natural treasures. Franklin is situated between two popular scenic gorges, the Cullasaja and the Nantahala. In its rush downhill the Cullasaja takes some spectacular spills, creating lower Cullasaja Falls with a drop of 250 feet. Dry Falls is a favorite with visitors who can actually walk behind the roaring 75 foot wall of water.
The mountainscape is lined with many wonderful hiking trails including the famous Appalachian Trail which meanders for 60 miles along the crest of the Nantahala Mountains. Some 40 miles of side trails interlace with the AT in the region as well.
Another, lesser known trail also makes its way through Macon County. Bartram Trail, named for American Botanist William Bartram, who documented the native flora and fauna of the area in 1775. Bartram Trail climbs into the hills, inviting hikers to follow the explorer's footsteps and discover for themselves the exuberant natural world in which he took such delight.
The forests also shelters hundreds of species of wildlife and wildflowers, creating a virtual paradise for photographers. Approximately 135 species of birds have been spotted. Other wildlife can be seen as well including deer and black bear. And if you enjoy wildflowers, their species number in the hundreds including the breath taking Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron.
West of Franklin, the Nantahala River has carved its own deep gorge. The Cherokee called this place “Noonday Sun”, because at one point, the perpendicular cliffs obscured the sun except during the middle of the day. Today, the region is famous for trout fishing and white water sports. Rafting and kayaking on the river offer exciting recreation for all ages.
Our vacation rental home with spectacular views is located right in the middle of this natural wonderland near Franklin North Carolina. Now is the time. DO NOT DELAY. Make your reservations today and come and ENJOY the view.