If you are looking to "unplug", unwind, relax, slow down, and enjoy a little taste of country living, you can do all of that in my log home. With the treat of visiting the mountains of Western Carolina as an added bonus.
I want you to enjoy your vacation and visit to the mountains. I don't want the house vacant and I need to make ends meet like everyone. So the rate will stay low as long as everyone follows the rules and takes care of my home. Bring your clothes and groceries. Pots/pans, silverware, and other kitchen essentials are supplied. This is a 28x36 handcrafted rustic log home consisting of three levels.(Absolutely no smoking inside). The finished walk out basement has two 14”ICF walls and two 8” walls. The basement level consists of one full bath, one large bedroom(no bed), one large living area (24x18), and one storage area (At this time there is no bed in this room, feel free to bring an air mattress). There are two exits, one sliding door, and one French patio door. The main floor consists of kitchen, dining room, half bath, laundry room, and living area (24x18). Full size natural logs are exposed in the kitchen/dining area and serve as the floor joist for the master bedroom. A large natural cedar post is the support for the upper landing off the master bedroom. A handcrafted half log staircase leads to the master bedroom. The large master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a pebble stone walk-in shower. A large deck allows for peaceful sitting and views. A note about the bathrooms, the main level and master bath do not have doors. If privacy is a big deal, please go down to the basement, close and lock the door!
All trim throughout the house is rough sawn hemlock lumber, all beams are exposed, and ceilings are 2x6 T&G. The home is well insulated with blown in cellulose (8” walls in basement, 6” walls in master bedroom. The roof is 9” SIP panels covered with galvalume. The exterior walls of the master bedroom are covered with Nichiha fiber concrete siding cedar plank look. The railing for the stairs and outside deck has cedar top and bottom rails, and locust with bark on pickets. The railing for the master bedroom is hand hewn white cedar logs. The main level is 8x8 square hemlock logs.
The home is heated with a Lennox signature series 3 ton heat pump zoned for the main level and basement. The master bedroom has a ½ ton mini-split heat pump unit. A wood pellet stove is located on the main floor for a secondary source of heat. You really must see this home to appreciate the craftsmanship, the privacy of the location, and ease of access. Within 7 miles of Franklin, NC and 5 miles to Dillard, GA, lots of local scenery, hiking, antique malls, and much more.
The driveway is NOT motorcycle friendly, it is slightly steep incline with loose gravel. I drive my Prius up and down with no problem. I tell people just "put your foot in the gas and go like you mean it"
AND yes the house is for sale!
You will have access to the whole house! There is no WI-FI, but cell reception on major carriers is generally good, Verizon works best.
Interaction with Guests
You most likely won't see me, but I will be available by phone, text, and/or email.
I have always lived in the country, and this little spot caught my eye due to the seclusion, but at the same time close to the town, or large cities were a short drive.
You will have to drive everywhere, but walks on Middle Creek aren't bad.
Other Things to Note
Please read all of the details of the house guide. I have tried to anticipate all questions, but I am still learning.
The house will be vacant during your stay. Absolutely NO SMOKING inside the house. This is my home, treat it better than your own. Feel free to look around the house and ask questions. I built the house myself with the help of subcontractors and day laborers. If you get it out, put it back, if you dirty it clean it. The kitchen is yours to use, please feel free to use my recipe books and spices. Put all dirty linens and towels in the washer on the main level and start it before your departure, if your time permits put them in the dryer. Same with dishes, wash them by hand or place in dishwasher and start it. A charcoal grill is available bring charcoal and lighter fluid. A bird feeder is on the bedroom deck, please feel free to put out bird seed. I love sitting in bed watching the cardinals, Carolina chick-a-dees, nuthatch, and others. Pets are welcome, just clean up after them.
The home was exactly what we were expecting. It was decorated accordingly and was very inviting. An extremely beautiful log cabin. The home was completely furnished with all modern amenities. The home is located in a very rural area and the driveway leading up to the house was very steep but we managed in our SUV. The only real drawback for us was the distance between the home and the things we wanted to do, which is poor planning on our part. If your wanting to get away and relax, this is the place.
My friend and I stayed at charlottes home for 2 days while on a getaway vacation. I really enjoyed her home it's just like as displayed in her pictures! We also brought the dog along which was perfect because there was plenty of room for her as well! The home was very spacious and comfortable. We had everything we needed for our stay. We did some hiking and a little sight seeing. What I really loved about it was that it was very private and secluded, which was exactly what we were looking for! The Perfect getaway! I would definitely suggest this home for anyone who's looking to get way! Thanks Charlotte! We will definitely be back!
We had good communication before our visit. When we arrived, there were notes about how to use certain appliances, doors, etc. The cabin is beautiful, and it's located just a few minutes south of Franklin. The king sized bed was comfortable, the bathroom was so neat, and the kitchen was great. The decks were scenic, and we had beautiful weather.
For the price, it is a great experience. The driveway was a little foreboding, but we got up it in a hybrid. We had a wonderful time.
This cabin is perfect for the price! It's a spacious cabin and you can tell that there was a lot of thought put into the small details, down to the handles on the kitchen cabinets. It's a little unfinished around the edges (boxes and building supplies in various places) but for the price, that didn't bother us at all. The location was private and quiet, and Charlotte is available via email for questions. We enjoyed our stay and would go back in a heartbeat. There are a lot of local breweries in the area, so if you're into the microbrew scene, you'll be in heaven!
We had a great time at this interesting house in the mountains. Quiet and peaceful getaway spot.
My experience was everything I had hoped it would be, peaceful, quiet, relaxing, away from technology. I was able to cook two awesome meals for myself on the cookware provided and even though the knives were not the sharpest and the pots were not the highest quality, the food turned out great! The cabin was toasty warm all the time, and I didn't have to use the bedroom heat unit more than a few minutes before getting into bed. I walked around the house but didn't find any direct hiking trails, maybe I wasn't looking closely enough. Felt very safe and the locks all worked well. Would DEFINITELY recommend this place to friends and family. An incredible deal, a beautiful home!
Wonderful cabin. Exactly as described. Nice little country community. Charlotte was excellent and answered every question, no matter how silly! We will book another stay soon!
My job, scattered friends and family, keep me busy and on the road a lot. I have the pleasure of living in the one place I consider my favorite place to travel, and I would like to share it with everyone. I grew up on the Northwest Gulf Coast of Florida.