We stayed in the apartment downstairs from the owner's house. It was smelly from mold and mildew, spidery and dirty with dog hair all over the bedroom. We lit a fire the first night off the front porch, but we had to sit too far away from it to feel any heat. Also, the yard is bizarre with picket fences around tree saplings, various gnome and fairy ornaments and random objects such as an old football half-buried in the yard. Two agressive mutts in the vicinity bark all night to neighboring dogs. In short, the place gave me the creeps. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place. It is fully worth springing for something in town or a newly-constructed cabin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rivendell Cabins are located in Franklin, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. These vacation rentals are located only 4 miles from the Town of Franklin offering secluded, private cabins, not located in a cluster of other cabins. Each of the Rivendell Vacation Cabins is fully furnished with everything to make you feel at home in the North Carolina Mountains. Each vacation rental includes: full kitchen and laundry, paper and soap products, bedding and towels, hot tubs, fireplaces, satellite TV with all channels, central heat and a/c, private phone lines, VCR/DVD and movies, stereo, and so much more. You only need bring your clothes, personal items and foods. We have made every effort to provide an allergy free, convenient and relaxing environment for your vacation. The Rivendell Cabin is handicap accessible. We welcome children and pets. Whenever you visit there is a natural show of wonder that inspires your heart to lift. From the cabins there are views of mountain ranges and beyond, in season, a show of wildflowers, blackberries, elderberries, ginseng, persimmon and the like in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Rivendell Cabins now accept credit cards for your convenience. Contact us today and schedule your vacation in the mountains of Western North Carolina. ... more less