House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Accomodations: Large Chalet with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths plus a convertible sofa bed (sleeps 8 - 10). When you come to the mountains you don't have to put up with hand-me-down furniture and less than clean facilities. Hidden Gem is an upscale place with everything you need for your comfort. Our reputation is in the reviews that our guests have given us. We want you to have the best experience you can when you come to North Carlina for your vacation.
Hidden Gem is located 5 miles from the GA/NC state line on HWY 441. It is 9 miles from Franklin. As you drive up the paved road to the top the mountain you will see Hidden Gem. from the large wrap around deck you have a wonderful view of a mountain vista with layers of mountains.
Inside the stone gas fireplace provides a warm center for the large vaulted living room. There is a wall of windows lookout out over the view. There are 2 bedrooms with king beds, 1 bedroom with a queen bed and i bedroom with 2 twin beds. In addition there is a game room with a sleeper sofa. You can relax in front of one of the two TV's (a 46 inch LCD with HD satellite), play a game of pool, or soak in the hot tub in a separate room which looks out on the forest.
The kitchen has everything you need. If you don't want to grill on the deck, you can cook a fine meal on the smooth-top cook stove. Dishes, utensils and cookware are all included as are the linens for the beds and baths.
Franklin is a quaint, friendly town that loves to have festivals, parades and parties. It has a number of fine resturants and shops. A recently completed Greenway follows the Little Tennessee River which runs through Franklin. You can hike or bike for several miles along the river. There are nature walks with guides to point out plants, birds and other things of interest. Franklin has a rich history with connections to the Cherokee Indians and to Scottish settlers. "Picking on the Square" during the summer and fall months invites everyone to come downtown with their folding chairs and listen to the free music and watch the folk dancing.
If your taste is for more lively things there are a number of trails to hike (The famous Appalachian Trail is only a short distance from town). There is also white water rafting, good fishing for mountain trout and views o some of the impressive waterfalls nearby. Franklin is known as the "Gem Capital of the World". There are seveal ruby mines where you can pan for rubies and
emeralds. Ashville, with its magnificent Biltmore House is less than an hour away as is Cherokee with the Harrah's Casino.
Come stay in our lovely chalet. We have recently completely upgraded the house with new paint, new furniture, pictures, etc. Any time is good. In the spring you can enjoy the mountain laurel and the other native flowers; in the summer relax in the cool mountain air; in the autumn by amazed at the color display Mother Nature puts on for you. And if you are a mind to, spend Christmas or News Years and have a good chance of having a white Christmas. Wildlife abounds. Our guests have reported seeing lots of deer, wild turkeys, fox and even and occasional bear.
This is my personal vacation property. I manage it myself and my family stays here when they come to the mountains. We maintain it in good condition. We would love to share it with you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|