Beautiful fall foliage - one of the best times of the year to visit the Smokies!
The Guest House is a great getaway for all seasons!
Steps leading to the upper floor of The Guest House.
One of the most striking features at The Guest House - our Japanese maple in peak fall color!
We've rolled out the red carpet for you - Guest House style!
Dogwood Ridge from across the cove - Main House on the left, The Guest House on the right.
Spacious fully equipped kitchen and dining area. One of two kitchens in The Guest House!
Comfortable living area to make you feel at home!
Master bedroom with king size bed and a view!
Second upstairs bedroom with a queen and a full.
Separate downstairs bedroom with en suite kitchen and bath.
Lovely gas stove for keeping warm on chilly nights!
The Guest House rocks! :)
Gorgeous year round views!
Our gazebo is a great place to relax and take in the scenery!
The view from The Guest House is always changing, but always beautiful!
A breathtaking winter moonrise over Dogwood Ridge!
Some of our girls enjoying the view!
More than just a vacation rental! Like a blending of a vacation rental and a bed & breakfast, The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge is a beautifully appointed mountainside home, where you are not just renters, you are guests! Our Guest House sits perfectly perched on 23 acres of mountainside property next door to our main home with majestic views and woodland contentment in lush Iotla Valley, Franklin, North Carolina.
The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge is actually TWO HOMES IN ONE with a two bedroom unit upstairs and one downstairs in a lovely studio unit, making this ideal for families who travel together and share or large families with older children who like their privacy. The units are separate, but both are always rented out as one for your comfort and enjoyment. Our lovely Guest House features three spacious, comfortable bedrooms - the upstairs unit features one with a king size bed and one with a queen and a full and the downstairs unit features one with a queen. There's a full bath upstairs and a full en suite bath downstairs. The living room is in the main area upstairs and has a gas 'wood-stove styled' fireplace to create the perfect ambiance. Everything you need for a home cooked meal is at your disposal in TWO fully stocked kitchens. Our Guest House also features two laundry rooms! Wake each morning to a beautiful sunrise and enjoy your coffee on the enclosed porch while the birds serenade you! Take a walk on the property and enjoy the woods and breathe the fresh mountain air!
Conveniently located, The Guest House at Dogwood Ridge is just minutes from the Macon County Airport (no, there is no noise. It's only small privately owned planes and barely any traffic :) ), 10 minutes to Downtown Franklin, 45 minutes to Highlands, 45 minutes to Bryson City and Cherokee and only a few miles from great gem mining, zip lining, tubing and white water rafting. There are many fabulous trails in the area as well, including the Appalachian Trail and the Bartram Trail. If antiquing and crafts are your thing, that's here, too. For motorcycle enthusiasts, the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap is just in the next county. If you are looking for something a little more metropolitan, Asheville is only an hour and a half away. There is so much to do in the area that you'll have a hard time deciding!
We love it here so much that we want to share it with others! That's why we've opened our Guest House to you! We live next door to The Guest House in the main house on the property, but we are committed to your privacy and peaceful vacation. We take pride in our property and are responsive to any of our guests' needs. We enjoy providing great perks for all our guests like a batch of our award winning signature cookies, TWO bottles of wine and even a breakfast casserole for your first morning in the fridge. Since we are local, we can deal with our guests directly, but unless you need us we will leave you to enjoy yourselves. Most of our guests never see us and the ones that do have asked us to come over and say hello! We want you to feel that this is Your Home Away from Home in the Smokies, not just a place to sleep!