VACATION HOME ID: 179
RENTAL TYPE: house
On The River: Luxury Riverfront Stone Cottage Welcomes You!
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ON THE RIVER is a sparkling new, stone home located just 25 feet from the water's edge on the Little Tennessee River in Franklin, North Carolina.
Slip into your rocking chair and enjoy the sights and sounds of the mountains and of the cleanest and most pristine river in the Eastern United States. Truly relax - and for your added enjoyment and privacy there are no other homes either across the river or on either side of you.
Accommodation Details–Sleeps 6
On the River is a new 3 bedroom 2 bath home with one king bed, one queen bed and set of bunk beds. All appliances and furnishings are new. The kitchen is fully equipped with utensils and cookware. Towels and linens are provided. There is a 27-inch flat screen Toshiba television with built-in VCR and DVD player.
Activities onsite or nearby:
Franklin, North Carolina is an excellent central location in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. You'll find yourself just 15 to 40 minutes away from: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nantahala Whitewater Rafting Area, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, the upscale Highlands restaurants, shopping, theater area, numerous gem mines, Saturday night performances at Picking on the Square in downtown Franklin, or just stay home and raft or canoe from your front yard. Enjoy some of the best freshwater trout and small bass fishing in the United States.
Known to many as the Vail or Aspen of the East–summer home to some of America's wealthiest families. Stroll downtown Main street and shop.
For that special evening make reservations at the Five Star-rated Wolfgangs on Main reastaurant. Afterwards enjoy a play at the Highlands Theatre. Highlands is a short 30 minute drive from Franklin. Enjoy the breathtaking drive through the gorge and visit spectacular waterfall stops along the way on Hwy. 28 South (Highlands Rd.)
From the Highlands Chamber of Commerce Web Site: "Highlands is a unique mountain village that has served as a respite for tourists and second home owners looking for natural beauty, splendor and upscale amenities that this resort town has to offer. Located on a plateau measuring 5 miles long and 3 miles wide, the town at 4,118 feet, it is one of the highest incorporated communities E. of the Mississippi River.
People return to Highlands year after year to stay in one of our historic inns, lodges, or bed and breakfasts. They enjoy luxurious dining in some of the finest restaurants in the South, including four Wine Spectator Award of Excellence establishments. The town has earned a reputation as a culinary paradise." http://www.highlandschamber.org
Pickin' on the Square
It's Saturday night! Round up the family, grab the lawn chairs and head to the town's square in downtown Franklin for a night of fun under the stars. Listen and dance to live entertainment performing blue grass and country music. Cloggers welcome. Carnival style refreshments. May thru Oct. - Free admission. http://www.franklinnc.com
Franklin is known as the Gem mining capital of the world. Gem mining has been a favorite activity for visitors to the Franklin area for years. Try your hand at mining for rubies, sapphires and other precious gems at any of the numerous gem mines around Franklin. Some lucky tourists have struck it rich by discovering some of the worlds largest rubies. Visit the Chamber of Commerce for a Gem Mine Map.
Locations include: Sheffield Mine, Rose Creek Mine, R & S Gems and More, Mason's Ruby and Sapphire Mine, Mason Mountain Mine, Jackson Hole, and Gold City Gem Mine. http://www.franklin-chamber.com
Lonesome Dove Stables
We have 14 of the finest trail horses and some of the best trail guides and wranglers to help make riding with us the highlight of your vacation in the Smokies. Horses range from high-spirited for the experienced rider and some very well-mannered, gentle horses for beginners an d children. We always pair up the right horse for the abilities and experience of the rider.
The stable has been in operation since 1993. We ride trails in the western North Carolina mountains near the Nantahala George. Our trails are in the Nantahala National Forest and take in some of the most natural scenery in the Smoky Mountains.
We offer guided trips for individuals and groups through the absolutely breathtaking scenery of the Nantahala National Forest. Call and ask about our new summer camps for kids.
The horses were all abused or neglected horses. They range in age from 5 to 23 years old and have adapted very well to their new home. Each year we usually take in another horse so the children see what it is like to work with abused animals.
We have worked with children for several years and they have suggested we open this camp. The children stay at the house with us and help run the stable. Each one is assigned at least 2 horses to feed and groom and work with. When we are not taking out groups they are learning to ride mostly bareback. The reason we teach them bareback is they pay more attention and have to try harder. http://www.lonesomedovestables.com
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Truly a spectacular trip with 53 miles of track, 2 tunnels and 15 bridges. Choose from a variety of excursions ranging from half-day to full-day trips...steam or diesel locomotives, gourmet dinner trains, mystery theater dinner trains and a wide array of seating options.
With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy year-round scenic train journeys across fertile valleys, through tunnels and across river gorges in a spectacular region of eastern America called the Great Smoky Mountains. This section of western North Carolina offers a wide array of ever-changing vegetation and fantastic landscapes.
With the advent of the railroad into western North Carolina in the 1890s, logging became a major industry and remained so until the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934. In all mountain logging terrain there are steep grades. Conventional locomotives could not hold traction on the hastily-laid rails. To solve the problem, a unique type of locomotive was used.
The Shay Locomotive and the Climax
The Shay locomotive had vertical cylinders placed to the right of an offset boiler. The cylinders turned a crankshaft geared to transmitting power to the wheels, thus providing high traction. A competitor of the Shay was the Climax locomotive which also had vertical drive gear.
Roads and Autos
As highways became the primary movers of people, rail passenger service declined and was halted here in 1948, but freight service continued. By 1988, because of dwindling traffic and high maintenance costs, Norfolk Southern filed for abandonment of the 67 miles of track between Dillsboro and Murphy. The State of North Carolina stepped in dramatically, purchased the line, and leased it to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Inc., a group of shippers and investors. Today the railroad owns 53 miles of the track and right of way from Dillsboro to Andrews. http://www.gsmr.com
Nantahala Outdoor Center
The swift currents of the Nantahala River have slowly carved an incredible gorge in the North Carolina mountains. Hillside covered in mountain laurel, pine, and rhododendron form an dramatic canopy of the 'land of the the noonday sun." this pristine river, with its cool, clear water and mild, continuous rapids, is the perfect trip for families and first-timers. NOC-Nantahala offers a wide range of amenities right on the fiver in a relaxed, wilderness setting. Enjoy a family getaway in the the tranquility of this area's natural beauty.
2003 NOC catalogs available
This year's catalog is packed full of hot gear, industry-leading instruction courses and lots of great reading on paddlesports issues. Email or call the NOC Guest Relations Office at 800-232-7238 with your name and address and request your copy today!
Experience NOC - Where work and play meet
Wondering what you can do with your summer break or looking for a place to start an exciting career and healthy way of life? NOC is looking for the right people to staff our stores and restaurants, work in our reservations office and of course - guide river trips! Check out our list of seasonal and full-time opportunities with NOC.
Weather frightful? NOC's delightful!
Take a fun-filled trip with NOC's expert and fun-loving instruction staff to one of several warm climates as part of our 26-year-old Adventure Travel program. Let us show you some great whitewater paddling in Brazil, Chile's Ring of Fire and Futaleufu and sea kayaking in Florida's Everglades. There's still space available, so book that perfect winter getaway now!
Book your 2003 NOC vacation now!
NOC is happy to announce that we're already booking raft trips and instruction clinics for 2003! You know, it's not too early to cast your mind to a warm summer day, enjoying the company of family and friends, paddling down a cool mountain river. Make your summer fantasy a reality by calling NOC at 800-232-7238 and booking your rafting trip or instruction clinic now!
Learn to Paddle - Guaranteed
Unlike any other whitewater program, NOC's Rapid Progressions guarantees your kayaking success. By the end of your course, we guarantee you'll learn to kayak, or we'll provide you with further instruction - FREE - until you do! Click here for details on this revolutionary new program! http://www.noc.com
Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Hotel
Welcome to the excitement. Known for delivering 24 hours of gaming action, Harrah's Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, North Carolina, has built a reputation for exciting, live entertainment and fine dining.
Arrive in the Great Smoky Mountains and youÂ«ll be enchanted as you walk among the wildflowers and waterfalls. The inviting homeland of the Cherokee Indians is nestled at the edge of the National Park and presents you with some of the most fantastic trout fishing, hiking and sightseeing in America.
Harrah's Cherokee's brand new luxury hotel is open! The 15-story hotel features two restaurants, a conference center, gift shop, indoor swimming pool, fitness area and much more. The 252-room hotel is enhanced with Indian crafts and artwork through out each floor. Experience the Native American culture in a truly luxurious atmosphere. For reservations call 1-800-HARRAHS. http://www.harrahs.com
Cherokee Indian Reservation
A visit to Cherokee is like stepping into the past. You'll find a nation still linked to ancient customs and traditions that enable today's cherokee to live in harmony with nature as their ancestors did. You'll experience a culture that has endured the plunder of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and survived scores of broken treaties by the white man. Today, Cherokee shares its unique culture by offering you a memorable vacation experience that's fun for the entire family.
On the left side are several categories for you to find more information about Cherokee from accommodations to cultural attractions and from fishing to gaming. Find directions from your location to ours by using MapBlast. Cherokee is located 150 miles from both Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina; 35 miles from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; one hour west of Asheville, North Carolina.
The Great Smokies cover the seven westernmost counties in North Carolina including Cherokee, with the northern fringe of the Smokies in Tennessee. Also, sixty percent of the National Park is in North Carolina...so Cherokee is the ideal headquarters for a real Smokies vacation. http://www.cherokee-nc.com
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to Cherokee County, a special place in the Southwestern corner of North Carolina where the forested mountains touch the sky, the lakes sparkle, the air is crisp and clean, and the charm of small town America still exists.
Cherokee County is a place where you and your family can enjoy your "peace" of the mountains - filling your time with fun, beauty, recreation, and rest while you enjoy peace of mind and a renewed spirit.
Murphy, Andrews and other townships in the county offer holiday festivities and are surrounded by great fishing, golf, whitewater adventures, hiking, horseback riding and a host of other activities necessary to round out any mountain vacation adventure.
Aside from the endless scenic and recreational opportunities, Cherokee County offers theaters, antique shops, craft shows, flea markets and festivals. You will find plenty of restaurants, accommodations, recreational activities, churches, shopping and historical points of interest for you and your family to enjoy.
Fairs, festivals, and other special events often take center stage in the county. America's oldest wagon train is the highlight of the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in Andrews. As autumn colors arrive, the National Appalachian Jeep Jamboree in Murphy, and the Antique Car Show in Andrews are popular events. http://www.cherokeecountychamber.com/
VISA ,MASTERCARD ,DISCOVER ,CASH ,CHECKS ,AMERICAN EXPRESS
HOTTUB, FIREPLACE, DVD PLAYER, VCR PLAYER, AIR CONDITIONING, FULL KITCHEN, REFRIGERATOR, UTENCILS, POTS AND PANS, WASHER AND DRYER, Hardwood Floors, Garden Tub in Master Bath, Outdoor cookout/campfire area, Over-sized 12 Foot Porch
HIKING, FISHING, SWIMMING, RESTAURANTS, SIGHTSEEING, RAFTING, SHOPPING, Casinos, Gem Mines, Theater,
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