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.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Franklin. The warmest months in Franklin are July and June, when temperatures reach 90 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Franklin is August with 6.91 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 1.67 inches of rain.
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At AllTheRooms.com we have rentals from all of the best providers - Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more. Franklin has 758 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. If you are trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Franklin is only $30 a night. The average price of a rental is generally $188 per night.
Those needing to get some work finished during their trip to Franklin can pick from 239 places to stay that include WiFi. We have 26 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Choose from 3 accommodations that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on getting to Franklin by car, be sure to choose from 267 accommodations that provide parking. We have 12 hotels and vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 98 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
546 of the accommodations in Franklin have been reviewed and rated. 67% are rated great. 299 places to stay in are instantly bookable.