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Franklin, NC Vacation Rentals

Franklin, North Carolina Travel Guide

Franklin is a beautiful small town nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. In the town center you’ll find friendly people -- with a population of only 4,000, everyone seems to be a on a first-name basis -- a slower pace of life, and rich indigenous history. On the outskirts of town, Franklin lays claim to a vast expanse of wilderness that includes hiking trails, biking trails, white water rafting, hunting, fishing, and waterfalls. It’s also known as the “Gem Capital of the World,” so for any geology enthusiasts out there, this is a must-visit.

Things to Do in Franklin, North Carolina

As its nickname suggests, one of the most iconic things in Franklin is the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum. It’s not just limited to pretty rocks, here you’ll find old native american artifacts, dinosaur fossils, and more. As far as entertainment goes, visit the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, a beautiful building that hosts drama, live music, and dance shows. The streets of downtown Franklin are dotted with a wide variety of shops ranging from outdoor outfitters to jewelry and home goods. However, arguably the best thing about franklin is it’s natural reserves. As part of the greater Nantahala National Forest, Franklin is within a stone’s-throw from beautiful lookout points, Dry Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, and Whiteside Mountain.

Best Time to Visit Franklin, North Carolina

While springtime in Franklin is often touted as the best season, the summer heat isn’t too bad, so feel free to visit any time between March and October. Mother’s day weekend in May is often a time for gem and flower festivals.

Price and Availability Index in Franklin

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Franklin is in July, while the cheapest month is in April. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Franklin is in the high season in October. Franklin has its low season in April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Franklin tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Franklin tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in Franklin

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Franklin. The hottest month in Franklin is June, when temperatures peak at 90 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Franklin is May with 6.91 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 1.67 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Franklin

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. Franklin has 649 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Franklin comes in at $21 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $200 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Franklin can pick from 336 places to stay that provide WiFi. 18 places to stay include a breakfast. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 10 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Franklin, you'll want to pick from 360 places to stay that provide parking. 13 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 152 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Franklin accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 6 providers, including 200 places to stay from Airbnb, 98 accommodations from VRBO and 77 places to stay from Homeaway.

441 of our accommodations in Franklin have been reviewed and rated. 59% are rated excellent or good. 323 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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