Franklin, NC Vacation Rentals

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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 in Franklin

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

The Weather in Franklin

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Franklin. The hottest month in Franklin is May, when temperatures peak at 90 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 17 ˚F. The wettest month in Franklin is May with 8.98 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 1.14 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Franklin

Browse rentals from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. Franklin has 749 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. A vacation in Franklin can be budget-friendly - our cheapest price vacation rental is available at $24 a night. In general, a place to stay in Franklin will cost you $181 per night.

If you have to have internet access during your time in Franklin, then you can choose from over 231 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. We have 27 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 4 accommodations that have gyms. If you are driving to Franklin, you'll want to pick from 263 places to stay that provide parking. 5 hotels and vacation rentals come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in any of 99 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

536 of our places to stay in Franklin have been reviewed by previous guests. They rated 70% as excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 328 places to stay right now.

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