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Bedrooms 1
Space 58 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


Privacy with many acres joining Forest Service. There are several private logging and walking mountain trails. The cottage is overlooking the Little Tennessee River with about 500 ft. private walk. There are 4 private falls behind cottage and two streams to pan for rubies or gold. Watch the wild birds, hope you will be able to see the wild turkeys, deer, rabbits or squirrels. The cottage is located about 1 mile from Highway 441 and 2 miles to 12 restaurants including the famous DILLARD HOUSE. There is also a private organic garden to pick fresh produce for $2 a bag. The cottage is very private, small and clean with a highlight of a covered porch. You will be about 2 hours from Atlanta or Asheville or Greenville shopping. Historic Cherokee for the outdoor drama UNTO THESE HILLS or gambling. The cottage is very private, small and very clean. We live near by and can help with any questions you might have. . The cottage has everything you need. Paved driveway, fire pit and swing at one of falls. Easy to find cottage. There are no winding roads and steep roads to get to your cottage destination. No traffic to hear, only the Little Tenn River and the birds. The mountain view offers a change every hour including the stars at night.

Jim or Carman Taylor
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Jim or Carman Taylor

This is part of the home place with the family farm. I grew up here and left to go to college and worked in Atlanta. Moving back home after retiring to quiet and simple life. I have updated cottage .. The porch gives you the most outstanding sunsets you have every witnessed and when the moon is out the view above the river looks like diamonds glistening.

Jim or Carman Taylor purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Jim or Carman Taylor chose North Carolina Mountains

This is part of the farm home place. I have an organic garden and fruit trees. The cottage has a paved driveway and very quiet. The Little Tennessee River below the cottage was once home of the Cherokee Indian Village. We still find pottery and arrows and tools from rocks.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has a Little Tennessee River view that is very quiet. The River is one of the few that runs North. Bring your fishing pole to try your luck at a great catch .There 4 private waterfall on the property, several walking and log mountain trails to follow. The private streams have lots of minerals as ruby and specks of gold to pan. The afternoon sunset are of different colors and changes very fast with each view more beautiful.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Franklin, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 58 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • One bathroom with clean shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • One Queen size bed and also a fold down sofa. new mattress and cover guard
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We have the wagon train that goes by the road once or twice a week. We hope you are here to watch it. EASY ACCESS TO COTTAGE AND EASY TO FIND, NO WINDING CURVES OR MILES TO GROCERY STORE OR ENTERTAINMENT.


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Wonderful place--will be back!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at the cottage and it was great. Carman and Jim are wonderful hosts and helped to make our stay (where we celebrated our 15th anniversary) really special. We got to watch the trees change into their beautiful autumn colors from the lovely front porch and the mornings with the sun and clouds on the mountains was awesome. The cottage had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and the area itself is great. We took a few hikes within easy driving distance that were outstanding, there are numerous waterfalls in the area, and of course, the zip lining was fun! I would recommend this cottage to those who like privacy, nature, and fresh mountain air!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay. Cozy and clean. Close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our vacation. Just beautiful. Carmen and Jim were so nice. They helped us have a wonderful time. The cabin is well kept and the view is lovely. If you are coming to Otto this is the place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely, the scenery is beautiful, and How's Carman and Jim so warm and welcoming. I highly recommend this peaceful and relaxing destination!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super clean well appointed cottage with awesome front porch facing Little Tennessss River and MT's!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is actually in Otto, not Franklin for those interested. Everything was as listed in listing. We met Carmen and Jim personally and enjoyed our time together. Three trails to walk and an opening on the skittle Tennessee River. Carmine offered fishing poles or tubes! Cottage really quiet and it's location (16 miles to Franklin, 8 miles south to Clayton) make it an excellent staging area. A couple suggestions: 1: get food at Ingle's in Clayton and visit the Wineries in local area. We had zero issues with this property and the owners (Carmen and Jim live a short Three minute walk away). This is really a couple's cottage for two people to get unplugged and relax. Verizon reception is very good both phone and our mobile hot spot we brought with us. Cabin is well appointed and ready on arrival...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Haven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay. There are well kept trails that begin right off the driveway (dirt driveway as is the well kept dirt/gravel road to this property). My dog loved walking the trails with me (and the 2 sweet dogs that live nearby). The property is secluded with a beautiful view, from the porch, of the mountains. The cottage is rustic and cozy and your dog can run around safely and then lay on the porch to rest. Carmin and Jim are lovely people who are friendly and interesting and will answer any questions, however, they respect your privacy. Their house is nearby but cannot be seen from the rental cottage/property. If you like cozy, peaceful, private, rustic, comfortable surroundings with mountain views, then you will be glad you found this well kept "secret" getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Porch

  • 4 of 5

Lovely porch to enjoy the outdoors! Trails are a good workout. Very comfortable home for a home base while visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Macon County Airpot
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
La Cabana
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sky Valley Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Great Somkey mnt railroad ,Amtrack 36 miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 441
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Dillard house
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Car: necessary

Two miles to Piggle Wigly and 12 resturants. A large Mountain City flea market. Farmers Market on Wed and SAT in Franklin, 20 MIN to Highland NC, 2hrs to Asheville, Atlanta or Greenville SC


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Franklin, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall (Check notes)
1 Oct 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$57 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$82.15
Additional Guest Fee A$56.88 per person per night
Pet Fee A$82.15
Damage Deposit A$94.79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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