Welcome to our beautiful mountain cottage! Awenasa is Cherokee for “Our Home.” We hope you love it as much as we do. Be amazed by the layered mountain views of Nantahala National Forest in the Great Smoky Mountains. Our cottage sits at 3,000 feet and enjoys cool mountain breezes and wonderful peace and quiet. After a busy day of exploring and adventure, take in a beautiful mountain sunset and a sky full of stars. Experience why Awenasa will become your place for a relaxing escape!

Enjoy our custom-built mountain cottage. Every space has been designed in unique and wonderful ways, to maximize its use. Details like vaulted metal ceilings, amazing custom lighting, audio speakers in virtually every room, fully stocked kitchen……and then the amazing outdoor areas, with the wrap around deck equipped with rocking chairs, table and chairs with umbrella shade.

What better way to enjoy the view than in the hot tub with privacy.  Also, just steps outside the door is a gas grill, why cook inside when you have all you need outside?

Our property directly borders Nantahala National Forest so we enjoy breathtaking, unspoiled mountain and forest views! Great for birdwatching and sightings of wild turkey, deer and even the occasional black bear. Also, to our east, we view farmland and barns, even a winding creek in the valley below. The best of both peaceful worlds – farm and mountain forest!

Hot Tub directly off living area.  Use at your own risk and safety guidelines must be followed.  It’s slippery getting in and out of the hot tub, please take special care.



Location: Franklin, NC – Western North Carolina

Accommodations:  Two luxurious bedrooms, two baths, hot tub.

Amenities: View, Hot Tub, Full Kitchen

Rates: $200 per night – $1200 per week.  Add cleaning fees $175 up to four guests and taxes (9.75%).


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Activities (on site or nearby)In Franklin - Gem Mining, Golf, Fun Factory, Appalachian & Bartram Trails, Rafting, Tubing, Fishing, Scottish Tartans Museum, Whistle Stop Antique Mall, Waterfalls. In Bryson City - Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Nantahala Outdoor Center. In Cherokee - Indian Reservation, Harrah’s Casino, Unto These Hills.