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Franklin A-Frame with Hot Tub and Mountain Views
Stylish A-Frame cabin with a hot tub and gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! This carefully appointed A-Frame is the quintessential mountain getaway, central to many of the adventures found in the Blue Ridge Mountains! This property features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a loft that functions as a 3rd bedroom. Located 10 minutes to Downtown Franklin, 30 minutes to Highlands, 45 minutes to Wayah Bald Lookout and the Appalachian Trail, and 1 hour & 15 minutes to Asheville!
$161 per night
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Modern Luxury Bear's Den Cabin on the Creek
Renovated modern cabin with loft overlooking creek. Sitting on 3 acres the entire cabin is yours. 77 steps to access fishing and playing in the water. Enjoy the outdoors by grilling lunch on the deck surrounded by nature. Located in Franklin, NC you are close to several beautiful waterfalls and trails. Easy drive to Highlands, Dillsboro, Cherokee and Sylva. Do not have to leave to enjoy nature! Rare find, driveway is perfect for 2 wheel drive vehicles! 2 Bedroom with 2 Queen Beds
$114 per night
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Laffin Place Cozy Mountain Cabin w/ Hot Tub for 4
Decompress and Disconnect at The Laffin’ Place. A gorgeous mountain cabin with a grandparents house nostalgia yet hip and updated. An open floor plan 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, front and back porches with mountain view, and hot tub making it the perfect place to relax, unwind and breath in the fresh mountain air. This cabin has the added amenities of a one of a kind wood burning fireplace and an outdoor fire pit. Comfort & room for 4, larger group check out next door Harper’s Bearfoot Heaven.
$130 per night

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Vacation rentals in Franklin

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Entire guesthouse · Franklin
Ol Skool Cabin
$69 per night
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Private room · Franklin
Hidden property in walking distance from downtown
$71 per night
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Entire cottage · Franklin
Peaceful Mountain Cottage
$92 per night
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Tiny home · Franklin
A Tiny Paw's (pause) A peaceful pause from life
$138 per night
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Entire rental unit · Franklin
Trimont Mountain Escape, Minutes from Downtown
$100 per night
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Entire rental unit · Franklin
Cozy 1-bedroom apartment in town with great views!
$63 per night
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Entire bungalow · Franklin
2 Bed Bungalow Close to Downtown | Pets Welcome!
$92 per night
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Private room · Franklin
The Owls Nest
$53 per night
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Entire rental unit · Franklin
Kick off your shoes
$55 per night
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Entire cabin · Franklin
Cabin*Mountainviews*HeavenontheHilltop*Private*
$111 per night
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Entire cottage · Franklin
Modern Tiny Home in the Great Smoky Mountains
$89 per night
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Tiny home · Franklin
Happy Shack Mtnside 🌟STARGAZER🌟Tiny house.BIG view
$146 per night

Your guide to Franklin

Welcome to Franklin

Becoming the first Appalachian Trail gateway town helped put this North Carolina mountain enclave on travelers’ radar, and nearby waterfalls, abundant forestland, and buried natural treasure — including rubies and sapphires — have kept it there. Outdoors enthusiasts have their choice of activities here, and on any given day can be found hiking the historic Bartram Trail to a lovely waterfall or wandering the nearby Nantahala Forest, beholding scenic mountain vistas, or playing on the Little Tennessee River, which cuts right through town.

Mining began in the county as early as 1870, with minerals being hauled by horse and wagon; rockhounds will appreciate learning this history at the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum and trying their own luck in nearby Cowee Valley. There’s also a walkable downtown featuring a couple more history museums and restaurants, along with shops and galleries featuring Appalachian art and crafts. Baseball games are regularly under way at Parker Meadows, while concerts, plays, and dance shows are staged at the state-of-the-art Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Franklin?

Franklin offers four distinct seasons, but its weather is generally classified as marine, humid, and temperate. The warm summers ideal for outdoor adventuring tend to draw more visitors than other times of year. Winters are pretty cold, and there’s a moderate chance of rain for much of the year, but it’s a great time to cozy up in one of the area’s cabins for rent. Events and festivals take place year-round, with the Airing of the Quilts (an outdoor quilt market showcasing Appalachian heritage, along with other market items) and Trail Days (a celebration of hikers) in springtime, the Macon County Gemboree in summer, and Pumpkin Fest in the fall. On weekends from May to October, everybody brings their lawn chairs to Pickin’ on the Square at the town gazebo, and mines are open for gem exploration in spring, summer, and fall.


What are the top things to do in Franklin?

Cowee Valley

Just six miles north of Franklin, this valley contains the Cowee-West’s Mill National Register Historic District, where gem mines proliferate and centuries of Cherokee and American history are on display within the town’s historic structures. Highlights include Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center, a 1929 clapboard church, and Cowee Mound, which was built by the Cherokee people around 600 AD.

Nantahala National Forest

Welcome to more than 500,000 acres of verdant forest and dramatic mountains that rise as high as 5,800 feet from the floor of the Little Tennessee River valley. Top draws include incredible hiking trails, secluded fishing streams, teeming wildlife, and panoramic views from lookout towers. The Appalachian Trail extends for about 60 miles along a crest within this forest.

River adventures

Two famous rivers, the Nantahala and the Ocoee, run close to Franklin: adrenaline junkies will have an absolute blast rafting, kayaking, or tubing these waters. The Little Tennessee River is also good for canoeing and tubing, and local outfitters can accommodate groups of any size and skill level.

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