13 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Franklin, North Carolina - Updated 2024

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Franklin, North Carolina, is the perfect weekend getaway for all types of travelers. Solo backpackers, couples, a family, a group of friends, or a company retreat, the region offers a variety of great things to do for everyone. Culture and history are huge attractions with numerous museums showcasing the town’s past and way of living. Another top attraction for visitors is its natural wonders. You can experience these by walking on several trails. With so many options, you will need a comfortable place to stay during your vacation. Read on and find out why you should book one of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Franklin, North Carolina, listed below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 20, 2024.

1. Tiny home packed with amenities (from USD 120)

This home may appear tiny but it packs a punch in terms of style and amenities. Great for small families and tight-knit groups, the interior is brimming with modern conveniences such as a smart HDTV, an electric indoor fireplace, central air-conditioning, and a complete kitchen. Free WiFi is also provided but can become unreliable and spotty due to the secluded location.

And for you to further enjoy your unplugged time in the mountains, the place has also been equipped with a terrific outdoor deck with a grill and a hammock. Down the graveled pathway, you’ll spot a firepit area perfect for cozying up at night. Best of all, you’ll get to soak in the tranquility in a year-round private hot tub.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
19.11 km (11.9 mi) from Highlands Outpost
137 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is beautiful and the home is cozy
great full size kitchen so we cooked there a couple of nights
Cleanliness:
everything is clean and new
house was clean and cozy
the tiny house is clean and well stocked
the cabin was so clean it was unreal lol
very clean home and what we were looking for
Host:
amy was also super helpful with directions and making us feel welcome
the hosts were incredibly helpful and and responsive
amy was a great host and communicated with us to give us the best experience
can’t say enough about this host and awesome little cabin we will be back
went down there to spend my husband’s birthday and we had an amazing the hosts were super responsive
Location:
beautiful location and very peaceful
great spot amazing location of the house close drive to many things
the house is located relatively close to points of interest in the area
it’s easy to get to and close to everything
beautiful location and “tiny house” getaway
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2. The Yellow House (from USD 143)

Old meets new at The Yellow House, a restored historic cottage just a few steps away from the downtown area’s West Palmer Sreet. The interior is still adorned with antique details such as the gas fireplace centerpiece. At the same time, it has been updated with contemporary comforts such as a desktop computer hooked up to fast WiFi and an HDTV. The retro kitchen ensures a fun time while preparing meals.

If you’re arriving by car, ample parking is available at this pet-friendly Airbnb rental in Franklin. Those who are planning to spend the holiday with their pets can bring their fur pals here, provided that they’re pre-approved by the host, well-behaved, and weighs below 25 lbs (11.34 kg).

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
19.13 km (11.9 mi) from Highlands Outpost
104 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the king size mattress was really comfortable too
from the landscaping to the artwork…just a charming cozy cottage
the dining room had a decorative tree and the home had little touches of the holiday season throughout
and dawn made it easy and comfortable for us
) i enjoyed cooking in the spacious kitchen and eating in the bird decorated dining room
Cleanliness:
the house was clean and comfortable
as always the house is clean and inviting
the beds are comfortable and the place was very clean
it’s extremely clean and every single detail in it has been so well thought of
there is great artwork and antiques throughout the house it was clean and the bed was very comfortable
Host:
dawn is a wonderful host with a very quick response time
everyone was very friendly throughout the town
dawn was a fantastic host
amazing house host and the most comfortable beds ever
great host and location
Location:
the location is perfect
the location is also perfect
nice location not far from downtown franklin
we enjoyed walking to downtown and shopping
beautiful home and really convenient location i’d definitely visit again
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3. Stunning cabin with great mountain views (from USD 183)

Views of the serene mountains await you at this large cabin rental in Franklin. Boasting large windows and cathedral ceilings, this home is light-filled and offers amazing glimpses of nature.

It comes with a flat-screen TV, stone fireplace, walk-in shower, jetted bathtub, and large walk-in closets. The kitchen’s coffee maker, dishwasher, oven, microwave, and refrigerator are available. There is also a furnished front porch where you also have a great view of the mountains. And to top it all off, this also cabin allows pets.

Moreover, this house for rent in Franklin is close to Nantahala National Forest, Appalachian Trail, Dry Falls, and many other attractions.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
7.68 km (4.8 mi) from Highlands Outpost
84 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were so comfortable and heated blankets were a great addition
excellent place kitchen was fully equipped
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and new
gorgeous home very clean we loved our stay
Host:
the host was very responsive to our questions
great space wonderful host - frank who was quick to respond to all our questions
check in was easy and the host was very easy to reach with immediate response time
this cabin was beautifully decorated and the host was very attentive to any needs that would have arose
overall a great cabin and host will stay again
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4. Amazing family home near Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Everything a family of five needs in an amazing accommodation can be found here. The home is set in a quiet part of town making it ideal for a weekend getaway. It has two bedrooms with the first being the masters and the second accommodating three guests. It has a full bathroom with a bathtub. A second bathroom has a toilet and a sink. The large deck has a barbecue grill and is perfect for gathering the whole family. The kitchen has everything you need to cook for the whole gang. The living room is so spacious and has a fireplace in it. Your four-legged family members are welcome here too.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
22.38 km (14.0 mi) from Highlands Outpost
212 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was really comfortable and deck was spacious nice place to sit and refresh
great wi-fi and water pressure kitchen was well equipped for cooking in
the beds were very comfortable
sleeping arrangements were comfortable the bed linens were nice and clean
Cleanliness:
very clean and beautiful surroundings
very clean pet friendly quiet neighborhood
plenty of nice clean linens
it’s was very clean and comfortable
very quiet area and clean home
Host:
great home and owners
our hosts were very responsive to any questions we had
hosts are very responsive
the hosts were responsive to questions about the area
janet is a great host she responds quickly and was very accommodating
Location:
cute quiet and close to town
perfect location for day trips
a perfect location and home
great location quiet and convenient
loved the location in the woods
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5. Apartment for two in a carriage house (from USD 83)

This apartment in Franklin makes for a perfect honeymoon getaway for you and your partner. Built for two on the second floor of a carriage house, the home has subtle interiors that will put you in a loving mood. It has a deck overlooking a landscaped garden where you can share a bottle of wine. Take your love a notch higher by preparing a candlelight dinner in the kitchen with a quaint dining table.

The living is so comfortable that you can chat and laugh your hearts out before you head over to the beautifully designed bedroom and call it a night.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
19.17 km (12.0 mi) from Highlands Outpost
205 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the garden and flowers pave the way to a sleek and clean apt
Cleanliness:
the space was sparkling clean and cozy
beth's place is so clean and modern
the space was also very clean
it was super clean and a stylish cosy place
the apartment is spotlessly clean
Host:
the owners were exceptionally helpful
beth and james were kind and attentive hosts
the host was very responsive and accommodated our late arrival
beth is a great host
beth was super helpful but also not in your business
Location:
walking distance to the charming downtown and close to hiking and other attractions
great location one block from the lazy hiker brewery and centrally located for many good day hikes
it’s close to what you need and quiet and felt safe
it is a beautiful place to stay right in town
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6. Rustic log cabin in the Smoky Mountains (from USD 160)

Affordable and picturesque, this log cabin is huge enough to accommodate eight guests. You and your clan will have complete access to all features which include a relaxing hot tub. It has three lovely bedrooms where you can get a restful sleep. Three bathrooms come replete with toilets, sinks, and showers. The fully stocked kitchen allows you to prepare fresh meals for everyone. Have a feast in the lovely dining area while exchanging stories with one another. The place has two seating areas, one of which has a fireplace. The second level deck has a barbecue grill and more seating areas.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
19.01 km (11.9 mi) from Highlands Outpost
106 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
really clean and organized place
the place was beautiful and very clean
) a personal favorite was the back porch and the beds were so comfy and the cabin was spotless
this is a great clean quiet location for your family or group if you’re traveling or if you’re outdoorsy
Host:
owners/managers are very helpful & welcoming
Location:
it’s obvious the minute you walk in you are totally taken care of
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7. Cottage with a lovely deck (from USD 80)

There are a few reasons why you should stay in this cottage built for three. First of all, it is super clean and tidy. Second, it has a modern kitchen with all the gadgets and equipment you need to prepare food, shakes, coffee, and more. Third, you will experience privacy like no other because this cottage is hidden within the woods. It has enough sleeping space for three with a bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room. The dining is predominantly white making it more comfortable to eat it. Adjacent to the dining is a deck that looks out into the woods and lets you breathe fresh air.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
20.01 km (12.5 mi) from Highlands Outpost
129 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was comfortable and well stocked with the needed amenities- there’s even a washer/dryer
wifi worked well and there is cable if you want to watch tv
the bed in the bedroom is quite comfortable
the furnishings are very clean and comfortable
the bed slept very comfortable and the fireplace was wonderful in the living room
Cleanliness:
very clean cozy and warm
this place was very clean and quite
this place is very clean and modern
cozy clean and convenient
clean well furnished quiet and peaceful
Host:
melanie was a great host
the host is great at communicating and helping you out when needed
melanie is a wonderful host
melanie was extremely responsive to our questions
and the big deck is awesome melanie is a perfect host- very nice accommodating and accessible
Location:
i loved the peaceful quiet location
excellent location right by the city and surrounded by plenty of trails to hike
easy access to hiking biking and a great park for tennis and pool have fun
we loved the fire place and towel warmer the location was great and the kitchen was wonderful
great place cozy clean and close to town would definitely recommend
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8. Cute getaway for small groups (from USD 125)

With all the stress you feel from work tearing you apart, a much-deserved vacation away from the city is what you need. This vibrant home for four is the perfect accommodation that ensures you of the relaxation you are longing for. Once you enter, you are welcomed by a spacious living room centered on a flat-screen television. To its left is a secondary bedroom with a queen bed. To its right is the main bedroom where a king bed awaits. To the back of it is the kitchen and dining where you can create and partake of fresh meals. The bathroom lies beyond with a sink, toilet, and shower.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
18.21 km (11.4 mi) from Highlands Outpost
260 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
awesome two bedroom with plenty of room
Cleanliness:
it was clean and cozy
quiet clean and set up for comfort
Host:
great home and host we will d in the future
Location:
great location so you can take trips to many cool places
close to tons of great hiking
this is a great place to spend a few nights in franklin
this is a great place to stay if you are visiting franklin
the location is perfect and the house is very well appointed clean and a great value
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9. Cottage with awesome view of Lake Emory

Imagine yourself waking up, with a fresh cup of coffee, and at an amazing view of Lake Emory every morning. Such a beautiful sight isn’t it? You can make this happen by staying in this breathtaking cottage on your next vacation. The place can accommodate four guests and has a deck where you can take a wonderful view. The property has two bedrooms that offer restful nights. The bathroom comes complete with everything you need. The living room, dining area, and kitchen are all laid out in a free-flowing floor plan that makes the space look larger than it is.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
21.71 km (13.5 mi) from Highlands Outpost
35 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of nice amenities and good wifi
we had our breakfast and dinners out on the balcony with a lovely view and fresh air
beautiful place the lake view is fantastic cozy cottage me and my family are in love with patty's place
the cottage was very comfortable and clean
Host:
patty is an excellent host
Location:
easy access to the major highways that will take you to all the parks
beautiful place to spend our 40th anniversary
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10. Family home with astounding views

Your group of six will have full access to this amazing home. The first thing you will notice is the front porch with a swing. Once you enter, you will be amazed at how clean this place because the owner puts a lot of effort into tidying the place. The living room invites you to sit down, relax, and share good stories with another. The kitchen has a complete line of equipment you will need to prepare fresh meals. Sleeping space is divided into three cozy bedrooms where everyone can sleep soundly. The two bathrooms are fitted with showers that can accommodate tall guests.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
21.87 km (13.6 mi) from Highlands Outpost
41 reviews  
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds fully equipped kitchen as well as a large washer and dryer made our trip enjoyable
Cleanliness:
the place was clean and well maintained
the house was very clean and up to date
very clean and it is easily accessible by car
in the mean time the house was very clean and quiet
the house is as clean as a five star hotel and it is more spacious
Host:
absolutely amazing home and host
a very nice home with nice touches and great hosts
the host is so kind and thoughtful she went above and beyond 5 stars
kelli is an awesome host
i must live in this house next time because the host was very passionate and kind
Location:
location is not far from other main areas of interest
close enough to downtown but secluded enough to feel comfortable
close to town yet quiet and serene
a nice place to stay and great location; very positive experience overall
clean well stocked quite close to town good value
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11. Colorful apartment near hiking trails

It is impossible not to fall in love with this ground-floor apartment. First of all, there are two major hiking trails nearby which allow your group to take in Franklin’s magnificent natural wonders. Second, this accommodation for three has a colorful interior that makes it fun and exciting to live in. As guests, you will have access to the main dining area, living room, and kitchen where you can bring out the chef in you. It also has a small lawn where everyone can gather and have a few drinks. You can take a shower or bath in the comfortable bathroom before retiring in the softest queen bed you can lay on.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
18.27 km (11.4 mi) from Highlands Outpost
114 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was well equipped and included coffee and teas
kitchen is equipped for the perfect coffee and breakfast
it’s a quaint garage apartment which was perfect for my wife and i
we had a wonderfully comfortable stay at johannes
we had a pleasant stay in her apartment
Cleanliness:
it was very clean
the space was clean and well designed
it is very clean and very spacious
the apartment was very clean and reasonably spacious
rental was very clean and the bed was comfortable
Host:
host is very responsive
excellent hosts and we enjoyed our stay
johanne was truly an awesome host
responsive and friendly host
johanne was prompt and helpful in her responses
Location:
amazing location and nicely decorated
great location and fairly easy to find and close to town
and walking distance to a good brewery
great little place close to downtown franklin
great location close to town if you need any incidentals a walmart is nearby
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12. Studio near Main Street

This is a lovely apartment you can share with your partner on a romantic getaway. The studio is huge and is located on the ground floor of a building. The two of you can have an intimate dinner prepared in the kitchen equipped with everything you need. Open a bottle of your favorite wine as you feast on the food at the quaint dining table. The bathroom has a soothing bathtub where you both can unwind. It has the softest bed that assures you of sound sleep during your vacation. And if you wanna head out, Main Street’s row of museums, cafes, bars, and restaurants are just a few steps away.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
18.89 km (11.8 mi) from Highlands Outpost
26 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this was a terrific apartment with all the amenities and wonderful ambience
there is no tv but that was perfect for our needs
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and wonderful
it is very clean and nicely appointed
very clean and easy to access
stylish and clean space
her apartment is very clean and comfortable
Location:
great central location to everything we wanted
great apartment within walking distance to downtown franklin
proximity to downtown for walking is excellent
good location for access to franklin town center
tucked away in a beautiful green spot this charming place is convenient to downtown franklin
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13. Home with a fireplace in the heart of the town

This home has everything you need to experience an amazing vacation. The interior is bright and airy and has so much space to move around in. A group of six can easily get accustomed to this place with its huge living area with a fireplace welcoming everyone. You all get to sleep soundly at night in the two warm bedrooms and sofa bed in the living room. The bathroom is a huge space where you can do all your personal stuff in private. The place sits near many of Franklin’s points of interest. Pets are allowed for a fee and Wi-Fi and parking come with the package.

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
19.08 km (11.9 mi) from Highlands Outpost
13 reviews  
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if you decide to stay please look over the linens bed couches and curtains carefully
Host:
good place host was very helpful
Location:
great experience amazing location your within walking distance of 2 breweries and a grocery store
easy access to small park where dogs could be walked and exercised
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Have an unforgettable vacay in Franklin

This town has everything to offer different types of travelers. It provides a balanced mix of natural, historic, cultural, dining, and shopping destinations everyone will love. These Airbnb vacation rentals that come in the form of cottages, log cabins, apartments, and bed and breakfasts in Franklin are meant to make your stay comfortable while you enjoy the beauty of the region.

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