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.
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.
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.
Browse rentals from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and many more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 661 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Franklin, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. For those wanting to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Franklin is only $25 per night. The average price of an accommodation is $200 per night.
If you have to have an internet connection during your time in Franklin, then you can choose from over 339 accommodations that have WiFi internet. We have 19 accommodations that come with breakfast included. You can maintain your workout regime by staying at one of 10 accommodations that provide gym facilities. Driving to Franklin? Then choose one of the 365 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 13 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.
If you're traveling with your best friend, then make sure to choose one of the 152 pet-friendly accommodations available.
AllTheRooms compares vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from many providers in Franklin, including 206 places to stay from Airbnb, 96 accommodations from VRBO and 77 places to stay from Homeaway
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