'Joshua’s Lodge' w/ Hot Tub + Mountain Views!

Property ID: 447074FranklinNCUS
Sleeps 164 BR3 BA


Experience nature at its finest and every comfort of home at this wonderful vacation rental, 8.5 miles from downtown Franklin. Every room of this 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2-level lodge was designed with relaxation and local attractions in mind, filled with essential amenities and fun themes like the Bears Den, Train Room, and nature-themed rooms. This scenic property offers a private hot tub, fire pit, pool table, movies, games, and proximity to whitewater rafting, hiking, historical sites, and more!


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Deck
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating
  • Washer


Location Details

OUTDOOR FUN: Great Smokey Mountain Fish Camp and Safaris (4.5 miles), Gibson Bottoms (4.6 miles), Tellico Gap (12.0 miles), Kayak River Fishing Access (12.4 miles), Swain County Park & Fontana Lake (17.1 miles), Rolling Thunder River Company (17.3 miles), Appalachian Trail (20.2 miles), Wesser Creek Trailhead (20.9 miles), Alarka Creek Falls Trailhead (23.5 miles), Nantahala National Forest (26.4 miles), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (30.4 miles)

NEARBY: Downtown Franklin (8.5 miles), Great Smoky Mountains Railroad & Polar Express (18.9 miles), Bryson City (19.1 miles), Blue Ridge Parkway (27.7 miles), Harrah's Cherokee Casino (29.8 miles), Santeetlah Lake (43.6 miles)

DAY TRIPS: The Biltmore Estate (71.3 miles), Gatlinburg (106 miles), Pigeon Forge (112 miles)

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (75.7 miles)


17 reviews
  • The perfect spot for family fun!


    Our extended family of 8 spent a week at Joshua's lodge and absolutely loved it. The two living areas on two levels were perfect for us. Fun and games downstairs and reading and watching nature on the upper floor. We loved having a dining table to fit the whole family. Denny was lovely to work with and quickly responded to every question. One very nice touch, the master bedroom has room darkening drapes which were easy to pull back during the day. The house is just as advertised, all eight members of our family would say YES to another visit.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Rebecca J.
    Published August 15, 2023
  • Most Amazing Big Family Vacation


    We had 15 people in our crew. There was plenty of room to sleep. Plenty of games. Plenty of seating during dinner. The owners thought of everything all the way down to the small details. You literally only need to bring your clothes and food. The kids loved all the cute snack machines. We had popcorn. Cotton candy amd smores by the fire. And they snuck some of the candy in the jars. The owners even brought over a baby gate for us to use during our trip. We will come back again for sure.

    The Brand Clan
    Published December 20, 2022
  • Beautiful well appointed home.


    Wonderful property. Incredibly well furnished. Two updates to note (different from listing), Gas grill is now a charcoal barrel style grill. They include a chimney starter and a bag of charcoal. Main floor wood fireplace is now a propane gas fireplace. Home was well furnished. Just show up with food and clothes. Fire pit was nice. Loads of room. Lots to do. Very steep gravel driveway and parking areas were quite a challenge for mobility impaired- but not impossible. No handrails, trip issues and unusual entry step heights were also a struggle outside. Had a great stay. Would definitely recommend.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kerry M.
    Published October 25, 2022
  • Family Vacation Get Away


    Joshua’s Lodge was the perfect vacation house for our family of 15 getaway. They really go above and beyond to make sure the guests feel welcome. The kids loved the Cotton Candy maker. Fire pit was awesome we had s’mores. They even supplied everything needed for the s’mores. We definitely enjoyed our stay very quiet and away from all the hustle and bustle. We highly recommend Joshua’s Lodge for your family getaway. We will be back!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Crystal R.
    Published July 29, 2022
  • Family get away


    My family enjoyed staying in this cabin for multiple reasons. Staying up late playing pool and various games that were supplied, relaxing in the hot tub or on the swing and watch the scenery which was amazing and we were able to disconnect from everything and enjoy each other’s company. We were close to great restaurants and shopping, the locals were super friendly. This cabin was so spacious inside and had so many perks for everyone to enjoy we didn’t even get to try everything. The property manager Dennie was an absolute gem. He made sure we were checked in okay and he was kind enough to answer a few questions about the area. We will be back to this cabin for another adventure.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Mary G.
    Published July 29, 2022
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 16 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are allowed at this property.
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