Set on a ridge line with panoramic views and minutes from Franklin, Ridge Top Lodge is a perfect location for couples’ weekends, a girls’ get away, or family retreat. Wide decks, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, indoor and outdoor sitting areas, and a view from every bed welcome our guests for short or extended stays.

A wood-burning fireplace (wood provided) in the two-story great room creates a cozy and romantic atmosphere during cooler months. Dining area can accommodate up to 10.

A fully equipped and spacious gourmet kitchen can accommodate your “chef” and several helpers working together. The island with gas range and adjacent pot sink faces the great room/dining area and western mountain views. Opposite is the main counter facing east. This area includes double stainless sink, “garage” for coffee and toaster makers, dishwasher, oven, microwave, and storage for cookware, glasses and dishes. A butler’s pantry includes a two-door refrigerator, deep sink, and full-size washer and dryer. Small appliances stored here include a six-quart crock pot, electric skillet, blender, roasting pan, George Foreman Grill, and waffle maker.

The master bedroom has a king bed and an accessible private bath.

The second bedroom on main level has two twin beds and private bath.  There is also a hall half bath on this level.

A loft area over the kitchen offers a tree-house-like atmosphere and comfortable seating, a desk and two twin beds.  Spiral staircase to this level so put the kids upstairs.

The main level and loft area (sleeps 6 max) is $300 per night.

In addition, if arrangements are made to include the lower level there are two additional bedrooms (each with two twin beds), two full baths and two craft rooms.  The home will accommodate 10 max if prior arrangements are made for the lower level.  All three levels, sleeping up to 10, is $500 per night.

Location: Franklin, NC Western North Carolina on the edge of the Smoky Mountains.

Amenities: Internet, television, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, all linens, panoramic views.

Rates: 3-night minimum. Up to 6 guests $300 per night (main and upper loft area), $300 cleaning fee and 9.75% tax.  T

Three levels (sleeps 10), is an $500 per night, $300 cleaning fee and 9.75% tax rate.

This location is NOT pet friendly.

Lower level will remain locked unless prior arrangements are made.



Location: Franklin, NC – Western North Carolina

Accommodations:  6-10 guests in combined bedrooms.

Amenities: Internet. TV, View, all equipment, studio and so much more

Rates: $300 per night for 6 guests (main floor only with loft) not sewing rooms, $300 cleaning fee.  6-10 guests with full access to entire home $500 per night plus cleaning fee $400. Add 9.75% tax to all the above.

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Ridgetop Retreat

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.