Slow down and appreciate the little things — like the soothing soundtrack of the backyard creek — at this cozy 2-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental. You'll love waking up each morning to enjoy a warm cup of coffee on the screened lanai and retiring home each night to kick back on the deck and look at the stars. In between, choose to spend your days gem mining in downtown Franklin, hiking waterfall trails, or if you're feeling really adventurous, whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River!
FRANKLIN (~9 miles): Gem & Mineral Museum-Franklin, Scottish Tartans Museum, Nikwasi Mound, The Fun Factory - Franklin, Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center, Macon County Recreation Park, Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine, Little Tennessee River Getaway
SCENIC TRAILS & SIGHTS: Bartram Trail (12.3 miles), Tellico Gap (16.0 miles), Wesser Bald Fire Tower (16.3 miles), Bust Your Butt Falls (21.2 miles), Rufus Morgan Trail & Falls (22.3 miles), Sequoyah Falls (25.8 miles)
SIGHTSEEING & TOURS: Wildwater - Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tour (19.9 miles), Nantahala Outdoor Center (22.7 miles), Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (23.0 miles), Endless River Adventures (23.7 miles)
AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (76.1 miles)
It was the perfect girls trip getaway. We wanted to rest and relax and that’s just what we got. The creek that runs by the house was so nice to listen to in the evenings and in the mornings with coffee. It truly was just what we needed. The neighborhood dog was a bonus and a great protector as it laid on the deck watching over us. The cottage was close to things yet just far enough away. Love the quiet and can’t wait to return. 😊
This was perfect for a weekend getaway in the mountains with our kids
*This review was originally posted on Vrbo
We really enjoyed staying at the Cardinal Cottage. The Cottage had everything that we needed. It was beautifully decorated and very clean!The deck with the sounds of the creek was very peaceful. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows in the fire pit. Franklin is close to lots of Falls. Such a beautiful ride thru the mountains to Gaitlinburg and Pigeon Forge where we saw Elk on the side of the road. We will be definitely staying here again. Truly Loved it!
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