12 Best Vacation Rentals In Franklin, NC - Updated 2023

vacation rentals in franklin nc

Set in the Nantahala National Forest, the natural treasure of the United States, in the state of North Carolina is the scenic town of Franklin. The ideal location and pleasant climate make Franklin a leading holiday destination in the States. The town reminds us of waterfalls, hiking, and gem mining. Thanks to the mineral-rich deposits, Franklin has come to be known as the gem capital of the world. The town is blessed with breathtaking waterfalls and a walk along the hiking trails up to these waterfalls, is pure bliss. The town is sparsely inhabited compared to other US towns, but there are so many things to do in Franklin, and it surely is a great place for a relaxing holiday amidst nature. Nature lovers visit the town to rejuvenate their mind and soul and stay in private accommodations in Franklin to make the most of the experience. Read on to know about the best vacation rentals in Franklin, NC.

1. Pet-friendly cabin with mountain views (from USD 181)

Take in the fresh mountain air from this three-bedroom cabin. You are in for a treat as the home’s large windows and cathedral ceilings showcase beautiful sights of the surrounding nature. It comes with a flat-screen TV, stone fireplace, walk-in shower, jetted bathtub, and large walk-in closets for your convenience and comfort. The kitchen’s coffee maker, dishwasher, oven, microwave, and refrigerator are available if you need to cook something. There is also a furnished front porch where you have a great view of the mountains. And to top it all off, this cabin allows for pets to be brought inside as well.

Finally, this home is close to Nantahala National Forest, Appalachian Trail, Dry Falls, and many other attractions.

Franklin Cabin in Nantahala National Forest!
Franklin, North Carolina, United States
76 reviews  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
everything was very clean and new
gorgeous home very clean we loved our stay
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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2. Modern two-bedroom house (from USD 75)

Located in Franklin, this two-bedroom vacation rental offers you a lovely house with an indoor fireplace where you can snuggle up in the evening with your coffee and read a book. This Franklin, NC accommodation is set in a colorful garden and green meadows and is perfect for couples or a group of friends. The place has free parking so you can easily drive down here. Enjoy the best of nature, go hiking or splash at the waterfalls. Apart from the usual amenities, the home also offers a full kitchen, living area and a lovely garden area.

Zurich House
Franklin, North Carolina, United States
184 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
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
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
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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3. Family-friendly wooden house with views of Smoky Mountains (from USD 139)

Enjoy your stay in Franklin in this contemporary two-bedroom house for six with views of the mountains. This vacation rental is decorated with modern amenities and interiors for your comfort and still has the Franklin touch with lush greenery and a lawn. There are two bedrooms with a double bed and a sofa bed in the living room which also has a TV. You can cook your own meals in the modern American kitchen. The facilities in the lap of nature with unmatched views, will make your stay a memorable one and make you want to return.

Bright, Cheerful, Spacious Home With Lovely Views Of The Great Smoky Mountains!!
97 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
It will not be our last
The house was just like it was in the pictures
Beds are comfortable and the home is spacious Carolyn is wonderful and focuses on the small details right down to the luxurious bath towels
The kitchen is very well stocked with dishes
the property was in disarray
The house was spotlessly clean and very roomy
The house had everything we needed
We had people meeting us and could not take any more chances
I talked to the owner Carolyn to let her know
Fisrt of all Carolyn is a great person and host dedicated to making us feel comfortable and welcomed The house is beautiful
We were not refunded any money
and even though the housekeeper came it was too late
Just a 5 minute drive to restaurants and shopping
The house is a great location to stay while taking day trips to mountains and waterfalls
We enjoyed trips to Cherokee and walking the Little Tennessee River Greenway in Franklin
Its out of town and less than a 10 minute drive
secluded and surrounded by nature Hope to visit again soon
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4. Well-furnished farmhouse with forest views (from USD 110)

Indulge in a celebrity-style holiday experience in Franklin by staying in this one-bedroom holiday home with chic interiors. The property not only offers all the comforts like parking, a bathroom with a shower, heating, and a fully equipped kitchen. It flaunts breathtaking views of the national forest and acres of greenery around you. The vacation rental has a bright and modern bedroom with a double bed, a wardrobe and a bathroom with shower. The living room with sofas and TVs are perfect for an evening with friends and you can cook your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen.

Adorable Farmhouse on three acres with Million Dollar Views!
228 reviews  Wifi Available
farmhouse 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The view from the front porch was breathtaking
We read the articles in the magazines and made memories there that will last along time
However the bed was not very comfortable
The house has everything you need to be comfortable and
though because like I mentioned we are just very thankful to be able to stay in a cute little secluded place with our dogs
I tossed the sheets in the dryer and used our own towels and wash cloths that I brought with us
The water temperature didn't get quite hot enough for us either
But the towels bed sheets and the mattress cover was very damp
the picnicking watchi ing birds and even watering the beautiful flowers
Love love love this place Beautiful views
so we know that he can't control every little mishap of his caretaker/housekeeper
Mr Pringle for allowing us to stay
Also we are very grateful for being able to find a place that allowed us to bring our four legged kids
which we wanted with great views but was only 10 minutes from grocery store and 15 minutes from downtown Franklin
The only problem is we did not want to leave
Loved the view the location and the seclusion of the place
The farmhouse we stayed in was absolutely perfect in every way
We enjoyed the lovely farm great attention to detail and catering to every need
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5. One-bedroom getaway (from USD 110)

Book this one-bedroom cabin rental in Franklin, NC to add adventure to your stay in Franklin. Surrounded by tall trees and the sound of a nearby stream, this lovely vacation rental is equipped with all the basic comforts like a living room with a flat-screen TV, sofas, a dining table for six, heating, private bathroom and a double bed in the bedroom. There’s a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a microwave, dishes, kettle and much more for you to prepare your own meals. You can go hiking whenever you want as the trails are located really close to the property.

Book a weekend getaway in this cozy cabin! Clean and sanitized!
85 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and it was nice to have a place that felt like a home Comfortable for 2
The farm fresh eggs as a little welcome gift was very much appreciated
It had everything we needed to have a wonderful weekend
Wonderful getaway very private and secluded
The cabin was cozy and clean
The cabin was very clean and very cozy
The owner was very quick to respond with any questions we had
very nice owners are very friendly and quick to respond
Had an issue that when we informed the owner he responded promptly with a resolution
Owners respond to all questions as needed Hope to visit again soon
Cabin was so cute and cozy
Very nice cabin in good location to access activities in the area
No worries about going up the incline
This was a perfect little cabin for our getaway weekend Beautiful area with lots of nature to see Makes me want to look for a place of my own in the area
Perfect get away cabin for two Convenient to town for the temporary job site Really like the hot tub
The sites and property was beautiful
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6. Remodeled dog-friendly home (from USD 90)

This quaint home located on a serene and charming street is ideal for two guests. Newly renovated, the home is now fully outfitted with modern appliances, with a chic interior despite being built in the 1920s. Its ideal location makes a number of restaurants and shops easy to visit, either by walking or biking. Cozy and comfortable, the living area has a smart TV, while the two bedrooms have plush beds, one king-sized, and another queen-sized. Guests can also bring a maximum of two dogs, and are allowed to enjoy the expansive 1 acre (0.8 ha) yard.

2 Bed Bungalow Close to Downtown | Pets Welcome!
Franklin, North Carolina, United States
202 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
it was clean and cozy
quiet clean and set up for comfort
great home and host we will d in the future
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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7. Luxurious lodge with hot tub (from USD 350)

This impressive lodging is located on a 5-acre (2-hectare) private land and is ideal for 10 guests. It is perfect for huge families with children, or big groups of friends. Being wheelchair accessible, people with limited mobility won’t have a problem navigating the home. Its amazing amenities like a fully stocked, well-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, a charming fireplace, and parking enough for several cars, will make guests feel at home. It also boasts a cozy hot tub, a sleeping swing, as well as a barbecue grill on its gorgeous deck. Guests will surely enjoy waking up to the stunning mountain views while relaxing in this beautiful home.

Private Luxury Lodge With Hot Tub & Incredible Views Near Franklin, NC
101 reviews  Wifi Available
lodge 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is decorated tastefully throughout and is very comfortable with tables and chairs outside and in
all but one sleeping area had large flat screen televisions with good cable
the house itself is beautiful with multiple dining areas and 5 sleeping areas all with bathrooms
choices were the east side or the west side and both included amazing views and comfortable seating
the house was very clean and well equipped with everything you need for your stay
the home was clean and well kept
they were all clean roomy and comfortable
picky picky the house is extremely clean
the beds were comfortable and rooms were spacious
the owner was very easy to work with and responded quickly to and questions
the owner communicated well and there was a great book there with everything you would need to know
it was perfect clear instructions and great communication with the host as well
great shopping and food in all three places
it was great for a long weekend - close to town for groceries but still totally private/isolated
the house and view are beautiful and location is excellent
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8. Spacious Victorian home (from USD 147)

Lyle House is a historic, two-story Victorian home in Franklin, North Carolina. With two bathrooms, five beds, and four bedrooms - one of which is a Master suite - this accommodation easily fits eight guests. This lovely home has its own traditional parlor, with luxurious armchairs and a sofa, as well as a quaint dining room and sitting areas tastefully decorated in Victorian fashion. The kitchen is fully modern, with an alluring checker floor, and it even comes with an icemaker. WiFi, TV, laundry facilities, parking, and bathroom essentials are all provided. Plenty of yard space surrounds the home, and downtown Franklin, with its many commercial attractions, is just down the road.

25.00 Gas until May 30, 2022. STARTING AT 139 PER NIGHT SLEEPS 8! ENJOY DOWNTOWN
39 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
its cozy couch and all too relaxing easy chairs added to our nap time beyond intention
a/c works great and lots of hot water
lots of room and beautiful decorations
a picnic table under the beautiful trees would be great
the house was clean and lynn even had lights on for our late arrival
the lyle house was a unique property very close to downtown franklin and we enjoyed our stay here
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9. Mountain-view home with hot tub (from USD 161)

This gorgeous home with stunning views is nestled in the heart of several forest hiking trails and is only eight kilometers (five miles) from downtown Franklin. Ideal for eight guests, this mountain home is cozy and has two king-sized beds and two queen-sized pull-out sofas. Their bathroom is spacious and spotless, with fresh towels and basic toiletries available. It also has a fully functional kitchen, a flat-screen TV, and WiFi. Its welcoming indoor and outdoor areas have plenty of comfortable seating, while on the deck, guests can use the hot tub. Appreciate the breathtaking mountain views and beautiful nature of Franklin in this lovely home away from home.

84 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is good and the views are just spectacular
the furniture and beds were very comfortable
beautiful view comfortable and clean
the hottub was a gem and we loved it our stay was private and quiet and comfortable
rental was clean and spacious
the house was very clean and comfortable
this is a beautiful place well equipped very clean and comfortable
the other two beds were just fine and the bathrooms were clean and tidy
house was clean roomy close to town and exactly as advertised
manager lynn was very helpful and quick to respond to my questions
lynn was a great host and responsive
friendly area everyone we passed waves and smiles at us
the location was private and peaceful
the location was perfect and the house was well appointed
the house is very comfortable and conveniently located to all you need (shopping/dining/hiking etc)
it was also very close to local attractions as well as stores restaurants and gas stations
we have stayed at many different places and this property was by far one of the best
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10. Serene two-bedroom retreat (from USD 107)

Located in the heart of the woods is this lovely holiday rental home in Franklin, NC. The entire house adorns wooden interiors throughout and features a spacious living room, an integrated kitchen with a dining area, stove, microwave, fridge and dishes. There are two bedrooms with double beds and a sofa bed in the living area, which offers enough space for up to four persons. A wide range of natural and relaxing treks and picnic spots are located close to the property. The house also has private parking, so you can get your car.

Secluded Log Cabin Retreat
110 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The Sleep Number bed in the master room was greatly enjoyed
The best part is the cozy chairs on the porch
I'd advise setting the AC unit in the living room and leaving it on during the day While the ceiling fans in the bed rooms helped if I'd keep the house cooler during the day perhaps the colder ai...
Franklin is a wonderful trail town
Plenty of room with 2 large bedrooms Love the Moose Theme decorations
The cabin was very clean and well equipped
Every thing was nice and clean
Moose Lodge is located off the beaten path and I loved the gravel path we drove to arrive
Laurie was a wonderful host and was super communicative with all of my questions
Property owner was immediately available for any concerns
Airbnb etc and her laid back approach was greatly appreciated
Communicating with her was amazing and one of the best we've had with VRBO
Laurie was there for us and always a perfect owner
Also check out Lazy Hiker Brewery in town
We loved relaxing at the end of the day with a glass of wine or local beer listening to the wildlife rustling in the forest
The cabin is secluded and very peaceful
Out of the way but close to restaurants sight seeing gem mining and other opportunities for exploration Beautiful town and surroundings Easy to navigate using Google Maps
If you are looking for a great little cabin in the woods this is it
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11. Contemporary home with wooded views (from USD 90)

This charming and contemporary vacation rental in Franklin is the place to relax your mind and soul and rejuvenate yourself. Perfect for couples, group of friends or solo travellers, this holiday home has a bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom with a shower and hot water and a living room with a sofa bed, TV and study area. You can cook your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen. The house is located in the lap of nature, surrounded by trees, green lawns and stream flowing at the back, and offers an experience away from the sound of the city.

Time Spent in Nature * Heals the Soul
164 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The farm fresh eggs left by the owners was an extra bonus
It was stocked with everything you could need
The bed was very comfortable
Just like the photos shown in it's advertisement
The property had plenty of room and offered everything we needed
The owners are very hospitable
We ESPECIALLY loved the full size washer and dryer
It was tranqiil and beautiful everything we needed to be away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
The property was everything we were hoping for
The hummingbirds deer and wildlife were all happy to see us
nice views wildlife close to the cabin
Good peaceful place and friendly hosts
Great campfire option close to the cabin
This was the model by which all cabins hosts (especially host) and
and I were vacationing from Texas and enjoyed catching lightening bugs and seeing deer every night
There's little to no phone signal but the cabin has WiFi
The renting process was very easy
We found the cabin in a nice peaceful area and very clean
This property is a little piece of heaven on earth
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12. Creekside house in the woods (from USD 88)

This fairy-tale house lies in the tranquil woods in Franklin and perfect for small families and couples. Green meadows, hills, and sound of streams, catches your attention as far as your eyes can see. The lovely wooden house with complete rustic interiors has a bedroom, an outdoor seating area, a private room with a shower and offers the largest space at this price. You also get all the usual facilities like a TV, heating, hot water, barbecue, washer and iron etc., over and above the panoramic views which you won’t trade for anything!

Charming Creekside Cabin in the North Carolina Mountains
112 reviews  Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
turn down to the cabin with a couple of other obstacles along the way Entrance and exit on the bike
That could be the reason the bed slept
The porch overlooking the stream was so peaceful
The reviews about this cabin is the reason I booked it
The wi-fi and dish worked
it is a very relaxing atmosphere and as I said was very clean and well kept
It was very clean and very well equipped
Very clean and well furnished
The bed was very comfortable and slept well
The cabin had everything we needed and was so beautiful
Everyone is so genuinely pleasant
We did not encounter any issues
the creek flowing beneath the deck was really nice
Very accommodating owners Would recommend to anyone
So peaceful Conveniences were available for us such as the detergents for the appliances etc
The tartan museum was quaint but very interesting-
Quiet but still close enough to civilization to be
We enjoyed being close to downtown and
You will not be disappointed if you book this little slice of heaven tucked away by the creek
Would have loved more time to stay Great cabin and great location on Mill Creek Hope to go back one day
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Visit Franklin for a great experience

The little town of Franklin will certainly leave you spoilt for choices, with so many great places to stay from hotels to the best Airbnb vacation rentals. Whether you are a budget traveler or looking for something extravagant, Franklin has a place for you. To have a great relaxing time, book a trip to Franklin today and if you like any of the above vacation rentals, feel free to drop a line below.

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