Butterfly Bungalow, formally known as Blue Spruce – your spot in the mountains in a place the Cherokees still call Peaceful Valley.

Find rest and rejuvenation for your journey at this luxurious cottage on a creek with a fire pit. If it sounds like heaven, it is.

Here’s what our past guests have said:
“I booked two days and stayed two weeks!”
“Awesome little cabin in God’s country.”
“Perfect honeymoon retreat.”
“Delightful outstanding rental value.”

The Space: The Butterfly Bungalow features a studio type interior with fully-furnished living room, bathroom, and bedroom area. Kitchen has granite counter tops, refrigerator, stove, and washer and dryer, while the bedroom boasts a king size bed (brand new), and an incredible view of the creek and fire pit area. Heart pine floors and room galore. Go outside, meander around, check out the views, the creek, and go name a cow. In the heart of gem mining, canoeing, biking, this cabin nestled in the heart of the Nantahala Forest will become your favorite place away from home. Close to everything, you may choose to take a scenic hike on Appalachian Trail, eat a gourmet dinner at Highlands, journey from brewery to brewery, or just relax and stay home with someone you love. Rural setting away from the busy city but still close to civilization. Western Iotla Valley filled with pastures, creeks, and mountains (with some farm animals nearby).

Two additional 1 bedroom/1 bath cabins (The Honeycomb Hollow and The Feathered Nest) next door available for bookings, so bring your friends and family for reunions or getaways.

Book early, as this this spot gets a loaded calendar fast with the gem shows and area events.

Please inquire regarding pets.  We are very open to the possibility, with a small added pet fee ($50).

Location: Franklin, NC – Western North Carolina – Beautiful Iotla Valley.

Accommodations:  Perfect for the two of you, one king bed and one full bath.

Amenities: Kitchen (dishes/pots and pan), linens, TV, Internet and washer/dryer.

Rates: $99.00 per night, $125 weekends (Friday and Saturday night) $600.00 per week, $99 cleaning fee, 9.75% tax.  $250 security deposit.

Not pet friendly.

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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.