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EXPLORE

Your Timber Frame Rental is within just a short driving distance of great fun both indoors and outdoors.

Take in a day whitewater rafting, biking, fishing, or exploring the Nantahala National Forest via hundreds of trails including the Appalachian & Bartram Trails as well as breathtaking waterfalls. Discover Franklin's historical roots by mining for precious gems or visiting one of our four downtown museums. Take one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the country to Highlands & Cashiers,  or over to Dillsboro and Sylva.

Other area attractions make great day trips including Harrah's Cherokee Casino, the Biltmore Estate, Ghost Town in the Sky, Santa's Land, Great Smoky Mountains Railway, Blue Ridge Parkway and much more all from your home base of Franklin, NC.

2-1/2 hours from Atlanta, approx. 1 hour from Asheville, 25 minutes to Highlands, Sylva, Cashiers, 10 minutes to Franklin. 

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SHOPPING

Antiquing is a great sport in both Franklin as well as our surrounding towns. Shopping – whether it’s antiquing, home & kitchen décor, hiking gear, clothing and souvenirs you’ll have plenty local shops to visit. Downtown Franklin, Highlands, Cashiers, Dillsboro, Sylva, Waynesville and Asheville will have you shopping til you drop.

Once you book your visit with us, we’ll provide our favorite things to do, restaurants, etc. and we have books of activities, maps and restaurant menus at the house.

FUN THINGS TO DO

Waterfalls dot the mountainscape around Franklin. Take a walk behind Dry Falls, see the breathtaking Cullasaja Falls or drive behind Bridal Veil Falls. Many other spectacular natural wonders are also within a short driving distance of Franklin. Numerous picnic areas abound as well.

Hundreds of miles of hiking trails also criss cross the mountains. The famous Appalachian and Bartram Trails are easily accessible. You'll also discover many trails to take you to hidden wonders in the Nantahala National Forest. For the experienced or the novice you'll find plenty of good times in great outdoors.

whitewater raftingNear Franklin you'll find some of the best Whitewater Rafting in the U.S. along the Nantahala River. There are numerous outdoor centers that offer guided trips for rafting or kayaking for the novice and adventurous.

If you simply want to take in the beauty of the area there are many fantastic Scenic Drives including the Blue Ridge Parkway. Learn More Here. You can also see the beauty of the area with a train ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railway in Bryson City.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park is just over an hour away. There you'll discover the unspoiled beauty of Cades Cove, see wild elk in Cataloochee, Cades Cove or enjoy the sites on a drive to Gatlinburg, TN. All of these are great day trips and a great way to avoid crowds.

great smokies railwayThe Great Smoky Mountain Railway is a great way to spend a day of family friendly fun. PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns during the month of October. The railway is a superb way to see the breathtaking fall color. Other excursions include dinner trains and the ever popular Polar Express arrives for the holidays.

Celebrate mountain life with one of Franklin or surrounding area's many festivals and heritage events. Plus there are great arts & crafts festivals including Pumpkinfest, the Dillsboro Pottery Festival, Bele Chere and dozens more!

Franklin's historic past includes many interesting diversions including the Gem & Mineral Museum housed in an over 100 year old jail, Scottish Tartans Museum (the only one of its kind in the U.S.) and the Macon County Historical Museum. We're also part of the Civil War Trails project.

Main Street in Franklin, North Carolina comes alive Saturday nights from late spring through fall with Pickin' on the Square. This free event is sponsored by the Town of Franklin and provides hours of great entertainment featuring many styles of music and dance including bluegrass and clogging.

motorcycling franklin highlands north carolina Motorcycling - With 318 curves in 11 miles, TAIL OF THE DRAGON at DEAL'S GAP is America's number one motorcycle and sports car road. The nearby CHEROHALA SKYWAY is quickly becoming number two with its remote 60 miles of scenic mountain highway. The area also has other incredible roads like the THE HELLBENDER, DEVILS TRIANGLE, THE SNAKE, and BLOOD MOUNTAIN

 

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Franklin's newest attraction is your home to great performances year round. National recording artists, musical productions and comedy are featured weekly.

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