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Welcome to Western North Carolina!

Your choice of Rest in the Mountains of Franklin, NC. located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains will assure you of the best selection in rental properties to fit your vacation and long term needs.

Choose from a wide variety of vacation homes ranging from spacious family retreats, secluded cabins, creekside homes, golf villas and more.

If you need to escape and take a break from the hectic everyday pace there's no better place than the peace and quiet of the mountains. Relax in a rocking chair on a covered porch enjoying a mountain view or watch hummingbirds drink from colorful flowers or perhaps you'd rather watch the night sky fill up with a blanket of twinkling stars as the sky darkens. Once you experience the splendor of nature all around you, you'll never be the same.

If you can break away from relaxing at your vacation rental home you'll find yourself with plenty to do. One of the most popular activities includes gem mining. Known as "the Gem Capital of the World" Macon County is famous for rubies and other precious stones. Gem enthusiasts from across the country make their way to Franklin and Macon County for annual gem and mineral shows. Once you try your hand at any one of the several local mines you'll be proud to adopt the title of "rockhound".

Go back in history by visiting one of our local museums (the Macon County Historical Museum, the Scottish Tartans Museum and the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum). Watch a world class performance at The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, from musical groups, comedians or stage plays.

How about touring a real castle? The Biltmore House located in Asheville is only an hour's drive away. Another short drive will take you to the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Cherokee. There you can learn history about the Cherokee Indians, buy Native American souvenirs and visit the Harrah's Casino.

Why not pack a lunch and take a hike on the Appalachian Trail, Bartram Trail and others? Or, drive scenic roads such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap and out of the way winding roads.

For more adventure consider the Little Tennessee, Cullasaja and Nantahala Rivers for tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and for the heart pounding thrill of whitewater rafting. The list goes on and on.

When you're ready for your most memorable vacation, come to Rest in the Mountains!