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 June and July, when temperatures reach 91 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Franklin is June with 5.1 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 1.12 inches of rain.
Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. Franklin has 633 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 $10 per night. On average, a place to stay in Franklin will cost you $199 per night.
If you need an internet connection during your stay in Franklin, then you can choose from over 342 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. We have 19 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Choose from 12 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Franklin, you'll want to pick from 365 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 151 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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