Firefly is a comfortable 3 bedroom 2.5 bath mountain cottage, situated 25 minutes from Franklin, Highlands and Cashiers, NC. The house boasts long range mountain views from a large deck around the full back and side of the house. Sunsets are gorgeous from the deck, which faces the setting sun. There is also a gas bar-b-que grill for your convenience. The kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, stove and refrigerator/freezer and even includes a kitchenaide mixer, a blender and a pressure cooker. A washer and dryer are also available for your convenience. In the summertime, fireflies dance together in the evenings in both the front and back yards. There is little need for air conditioning in the mountains but there is an A/C in each bedroom, as well as the living room, which also has a gas fireplace and tv. There is also a downstairs living room with a tv and a fully equipped game room with assorted board games and card games for family fun. The house also has a neighbor farm just a very short walk down the road where a nice variety of fresh veggies are available for sale seasonally. The neighborhood is adjacent to a portion of Nantahala National Forest. This is a great area for motorcycle riding (Tale of the Dragon is easy riding distance) or, if off-roading is your thing, the western North Carolina Mountains are a mecca for fund with 4wd vehicles, with lots of off road trails and forest service roads to explore. The house is minutes away from fly fishing (on your own or with guides), tubing, whitewater rafting and all levels of hiking, including the Appalachian Trail! There are waterfalls and trails to explore less than a half hours drive away. This is a wonderful spot to bring your family or friends for an enjoyable vacation or a peaceful, romantic weekend for just the two of you.
What we supply:
As well as a clean and tidy home with all furnishings, pots and pans, dishes, utensils, and linens, we also supply a starter amount of soaps (dish, washing machine, shampoo, body soap, hand soap, etc.), a few garbage bags and a starter amount of wood logs if there is a wood burning fireplace or firepit as well as fire starter sticks, propane for the grill or fire table and an extra bottle (you will need to call for the code). After the initial evening at the home, the guest will need to go shopping for additional supplies to get them through their visit.
Specific directions to the trash station has been provided. Please take a load of trash with you each time you leave the home. Do NOT put trash outdoors as we have an abundance of wildlife that will tear it apart. If we end up hauling your trash, there will be a $25 charge.
We have the best Internet we can get at each home, sometimes it will not be to your standards but we can’t get any better.
This is a pet friendly home. $50 non-refundable pet fee applies. Pets must be crated when left unattended.
Location: Highlands/Franklin, NC – Western North Carolina
Accommodations: 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, game/family room. TV and Internet.
Amenities: All linens, pots, pans, dishes supplied.
Rates: $175 per night. One week 10% Discount . Pets are permitted with prior approval. $50 non-refundable pet fee applies. Pets MUST be crated when left unattanded.. $175 cleaning fee, 9.75% tax.
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.