Franklin, Nantahala

Franklin is the perfect place to stop for a refresher after hitting the nearby trails.  Meander through the museums and shops lining it’s all-American downtown, catch a performance at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, walk along the scenic Little Tennessee River Greenway or stop in Lazy Hiker Brewery for a sip.  The gem capital of the mountains, kids and parents can search for semi-precious stones in one of the several gem mines.

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19 miles from Highlands

27 miles to Bryson City


Here you'll find:

Merritt Farm Alpacas is located about 65 miles southwest of Asheville in the picturesque small town of Otto, North Carolina. Our wonderful 10-acre farm is centered around a 200-year-old log cabin that serves as our office, welcome center, and alpaca store. Our store offers raw fiber, battings, rovings, yarns and apparel. We offer the finest service and support possible with farm visits always available. Whether you are gathering information, new or established breeder, our customer service is but a phone call away. With the acquisition of two herds plus births, our farm is now able to provide award-winning animals to our discriminating clientele. Several of our breeding goals are superb fiber, correct healthy body conformation and calm temperaments. We strive for consistency in our breeding program with particular attention paid to overall soundness and conformation. Our goal is for our crias to play an important part in the alpaca industry for years to come. Based on our award winning herdsires and blue ribbon breeding stock our farm will continue to produce future show winners.
837 Hannah Mountain Road Otto, NC 28763 (828) 371-1254 www.alpacasofmerrittfarm.com Get Directions
A 20-acre garden where the whole family can come to enjoy self-harvesting of mountain-grown vegetables.

Tomatoes
Peas
Beets
Melons
Beans
Yellow Squash
Corn
Okra
Peppers
Cut Flowers
395 Bradley Creek Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-2725 www.jwmitchellfarms.com Get Directions
Our gardens were named for Perry D. Slocum, internationally known hybridizer, who received the Water Lily Hall of Fame Award in 1986. Perry was the President of the International Water Lily Society from 1988-89. Perry’s Water Gardens is a Wholesale/Retail Aquatic plant nursery established in 1980 by Perry D. Slocum and is known for shipping high quality mature plants.The best time of day to view our Nymphaea (water lilies varieties) is 10 am to 2pm whereas many varieties don’t begin to open until between 9am and 10am and like wise begin to close slowly after 2pm. Our Nymphaea (water lilies) begin to bloom early April and began to decrease blooming in early September. The same time of day applies also to our Nelumbo(Lotus varieties) they open and close their blooms also. Nelumbo begin to bloom in Mid June and begin to decrease flowering in the first part of August in our region. To view our Water Iris varieties April is the month they show their colors. We are open for sales throughout the year, but would like for you to call before visiting from October thru March. The height of our blooming season is the month of July. Along with Water lilies and Lotus, many of our Bog and Poolside plants are in full bloom. We are open for Visitors April 1 thru Labor Day. During fall and winter, please call for appointment due to availability and dormancy of plants. No admission fee. Donations are accepted. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am – 3pm (Closed for Lunch) Closed on Sundays You can call for an appointment for hours 9am – 12pm, as well as on the weekends.
136 Gibson Aquatic Farm Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-3264 perryswatergarden.net Get Directions
Alpacas, llama sales. Animals, visitors, store, yarn, roving, felt, fleece, scarves, quilts, crafts, books, eggs.
179 Harvest Cove Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-0047 skyvueranchalpacas.com Get Directions
Visit a quaint old building with three floors of wonderful antiques and wonderful prices.
153 E. Palmer St. Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-5476 nestfeathersnc.com Get Directions
The home of authentic handmade products of artist & craftsmen from Western North Carolina.
36 E. Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7766 www.ncmountainmade.com Get Directions

The Macon County Art Association's Uptown Gallery is on Main Street in Franklin, and is a non-profit alliance promoting art in the community. Our gallery is staffed and operated by MCAA members and features ever-changing exhibits by our accomplished local artist. Call 828-349-4607 to join a variety of workshops and classes which are held year-round for artist of all levels and ages. We also invite you to stop by the gallery and join our Thursday Painters group! Visit www.mcaauptowngallery.org for information on hours and events.

30 E. Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-4607 franklinuptowngallery.com Get Directions
One of the most well-known landmarks in Western North Carolina, the Whistle Stop Mall is home to North Carolina's largest antique mall and a selection of fine specialty shops and restaurants. Come shop for furniture, country accessories, clothing, jewelry, crafts and more. Take a break and enjoy three great dining spots, including barbeque, homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts and Chinese. You will also find a business service center and the only showroom in Western North Carolina with power chairs and scooters on the floor.
145 River Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-1600 www.whistlestopmall.com Get Directions
  • Beautifully decorated one bedroom, one bath suites (all non-smoking)
  • Sofa beds in each suite
  • Breakfast included each morning
  • Personal kitchen areas with sinks, mini-fridges, small dining tables
  • Personal screened-in porches
  • High speed wireless Internet access
  • Flat screen televisions with Direct TV
  • Handicapped suite available
  • Large swimming pool (scheduled to open in June)
  • Outdoor gas grills
  • Fire pit for evening fun
  • Secluded enough for relaxation, yet close to historic downtown Franklin
109 Holly Springs Village Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-0991 catcreeklodge.com Get Directions
The Franklin Terrace, built as a school in 1887, is listed in The National Register of Historic Places. The Terrace is a lovely two-story bed & breakfast inn that offers nostalgic charm and comfortable accomodations. It's wide porches and large guest rooms filled with period antiques will carry you to a time gone by when Southern hospitality was at its best. The Terrace offers a casual shopping experience where you can browse through the antiques, crafts, and gifts for sale on the main floor. However, you will also be in walking distance of Franklin's famous gem shops, clothing boutiques, and fine restaurants.
159 Harrison Ave Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7907 www.franklin-terrace.com Get Directions
The Oak Hill Country Inn Bed and Breakfast in Franklin, North Carolina invites you to experience the joys of living in a more gracious time. Whether your stay is for pleasure or business, the Oak Hill Country Inn Bed and Breakfast will meet your needs, indulge your wants, and create delightful memories.
1689 Old Murphy Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-9194 www.oakhillcountryinn.com Get Directions
  • Historic, remodeled inn
  • 7 bedrooms, each with its own private bath
  • Handicap access
  • Air conditioned
  • Flat screen televisions
  • Wireless internet
  • Large remodeled kitchen – breakfast served each morning
  • Scenic mountain views
  • Large porch with rocking chairs
  • Original ivy covered bell tower located on property
  • Peaceful, restful, yet has all of today’s updated amenities
  • Perfect venue for weddings, special events, parties, corporate functions
  • This property is on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior, Cowee-West’s Mill Historical District
531 Snow Hill Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-9009 www.snowhillfranklinnc.com Get Directions

Smoky Mountain Bicycles opened for business June of 2002 to serve the needs of those cycling Western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia. Located in beautiful Franklin, NC, we carry a wide assortment of bicycle parts and accessories, along with bike carriers, apparel, maps, nutritional products, and much more. We are an authorized dealer for Trek and Gary Fisher Bicycles, as well as, Bontrager, Wrench Force, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Smith Sunglasses, Park Tools, and more. We service all bicycle makes and models from a simple tube repair to a complete custom build-up. We offer bike rentals by the hour, day, or week and have the Little Tennessee River Greenway paved and off-road trail right out of our back door. For weekly group road and mountain bike rides, check out the "Group Rides" link page on www.smokymtnbikes.com

31 E Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-2881 www.smokymtnbikes.com Get Directions
"Production craft brewery with tap room, food truck, outdoor patio, and w-fi. Kid and pet friendly. Check our website or Facebook page for the entertainment lineup on our indoor and outdoor stages. Come "Get Lazy"! Come "Get Lazy"
188 West Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-2337 www.lazyhikerbrewing.com Get Directions
​Where your one-of-a-kind getaway awaits! ​ Nestled on 325 beautiful acres at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, Andy's offers it's guests a tranquil respite with three different types of lodging, recreation for all ages, a slew of accommodation options, and SO much more!
115 Andy's Trout Farm Road Otto, NC 28763 (706) 746-2550 www.andystroutfarm.com Get Directions

7 recently built log homes nestled in Cowee Valley 10 miles north of Franklin, NC. All of our upscale 4, 5, and 6 bedroom vacation rental homes are kid and pet friendly. We require a 2 night minimum most of the year. There is a 3 night minimum during the month of October and Christmas/New Year's holidays. A 1 week minimum is required for the Thanksgiving holiday. Floor plans and billing arrangements for each of our vacation homes are available on our website at www.batescabins.com. Most major credit cards accepted.

129 Mac's Mtn Retreat Ln Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 342-7764 www.batescabins.com Get Directions

Big Bear Log Cabins are located on a quiet mountainside in Franklin, North Carolina. They are less than a mile from town and make a perfect base location for all area attractions. They sleep 4 comfortably and feature rustic log furniture, washers and dryers, central air, TV's and wireless internet.

3590 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-0099 www.bigbearfranklin.com Get Directions
Cullasaja Gorge area, land of waterfalls, secluded mountain creek view. Relax, have fun, make memories.
120 Little Falls Road Highlands, NC 28741 (828) 524-4811 www.buckwood.com Get Directions
Carolina MountainTop Homes, your home away from home - a place to enjoy the splendor of quiet, relaxing peace. Two bedroom, two bath modern homes on a 32 acre mountain estate with spectacular views, high speed internet, porch swing, fireplace, king size beds and nearby hiking trails and ruby mines. Children and pets welcome, nightly rentals available.
144 Deer Crossing Road Franklin, NC 28734 (800) 820-1210 www.cmthomes.com Get Directions
Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages has thirteen historic and luxury one and two bedroom cottages in a delightful village setting. Open year round, all cottages have fully outfitted eat in kitchens, large covered porches, wood burning fireplaces (firewood provided), separate heat and air conditioning, grills (charcoal provided), linens/towels/housekeeping service, parking by the door, coffee roasted locally just for you in the cottage, guest privileges (no extra charge) at the nearby Franklin Health and Fitness Center (indoor pool/workout gym/whirlpool tub), Fido and kid friendly, flat access to the highway, parking by your door. Each cottage has an up to date binder of local events and attractions, by area. Three two bedroom luxury cottages have California king beds, double jacuzzi, and sauna, with the other amenities. 36 beautiful mountain acres with two streams, pond, hiking trails, and picnic tables for your use. Delightful historic farmhouse common area with woodburning fireplace and smore fixings, game tables/games, large flatscreen TV with DirectTV service, secure high speed wireless internet, free long distance call service, and a full kitchen with coffee/tea/hot chocolate always on.

Fido friendly, parking by the cottage (and parking available near the cottage for family and friends), year round asphalt-paved access to most cottages, friends and family welcome to come back to gather, eat and stroll. No extra charge for college students coming back and staying with parents, or for kids on air mattresses (we provide). 36 spectacular wooded mountain acres with two streams, a pond, hiking trails and picnic tables for gues enjoyment. Coffee is roasted locally for us each week, our own blend, and available for you in your cottage and common area. A binder of nearby attractions is provided, organized by area - we are very close to an endless array of Smoky Mountain attractions - Western Carolina University, Smoky Mountain National Park, Nantahala National Forest and Outdoor Center, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, spectacular waterfalls, rafting and ziplines, the gem mining capital of the world and all things rockhounding, restaurants, craft breweries, artisan foods, pottery and arts, handmade soaps, music and independent bookstores, coffee shops, the delightful historic communities of Dillsboro, Sylva, Franklin, Highlands, Bryson City, Cherokee, Cashiers and Waynesville, an easy less than an hour drive for a day spent in Asheville and Biltmore. Our guests come for two nights - see how much there is to do and see, and stay a week - and still run out of time. We are your tranquil jumping-off point to everywhere, and your tranquil spot for returning in the evening.

Wood burning fireplaces (firewood provided, no extra charge), fully outfitted eat in kitchens, grills and picnic tables (charcoal provided), roomy bathrooms with plenty of fluffy towels, soap, and toilet paper provided, large covered porches with swings and rockers, linens and housekeeping service (including linens/pillows for hideabeds and air mattresses), with ALL bedding, including mattress and pillow covers, changed with each guest, comfortable full beds in each bedroom (coming April 2015 - king or twin beds in each bedroom, made up for guest prior to arrival), cozy baseboard heat, air conditioning and window and paddle fans, coffee roasted locally (our own blend) each week in your cottage and in the common area, and a lovely common area in the historic Farmhouse with DirectTV, secure wireless internet, phone, coffee/tea/hot chocolate always on, wood burning fireplace and smore fixings, and game tables/games (guests get a key for 24/7 access). TV/DVD units available to take back to the cottages for movies. All guests have privileges at the nearby Franklin Health and Fitness Center (indoor pool/workout gym/whirlpool tub/smoothie bar). Three luxury cottages have California king beds, double jacuzzi by the fireplace (and separate tub/shower or shower in the large bathroom), and two have saunas. Flat access to the highway for year round access; asphalt paved access to most cottages, and parking by the door. Also coming April 2015 - one handicapped accessible two bedroom Fido friendly cottage, with direct accessible access to the Farmhouse common area.
208 Mountain Brook Rd (Highway 441 south between Sylva and Franklin) Franklin, NC (828) 586-4329 www.mountainbrook.com Get Directions
Cozy mountain retreat centrally located to Highlands, Franklin, Cashiers. Close to waterfalls & outdoor activities.
735 Hidden Trail Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-2366 www.myerssnuggery.com Get Directions
Rivendell offers 3 vacation rental cabins on separate parcels of land. They are secluded from one another and not in a cluster. They are located only 5 miles from the very heart of Franklin. Each cabin is fully furnished so you only need bring your clothes and foods. Some have hot tubs, indoor fireplaces, outdoor fireplaces. The views from each cabin are extraordinary. Each has comfortable seating on covered porches to sit and enjoy your personal view of the Great Smoky Mountain ranges. The largest Rivendell cabin, has an access ramp. We make every effort to keep the places allergy free. We also accept credit cards for your convenience. There is plenty of property here for you to wander and search out wild flowers, fruit in season, or just to enjoy the refreshing mountain air. The roadway is seldom traveled so you are welcome to walk the roads or make your own pathway.

The name Rivendell comes from Tolkien and The Hobbitt or Lord of the Rings books. In the books he says, "That house was a perfect house, whether you like food or sleep or story telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness, fear and sadness." That about sums it up for what we have created here at Rivendell for your time out pleasure. We include board games and books and stereo, and too much more to mention. We love when you return and tell us how much your vacation meant to you and your family while you were here.

Thank you for taking the time to check us out for your vacation! find us on FaceBook and Twitter
536 Henderson Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-6087 www.RivendellCabins.com Get Directions
When you cross over this small bridge your life will change. You are welcomed to a comfortable, serene vacation cottage nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The central location makes it easy to reach activities such as gem mining, trout fishing, golfing, swimming, white water rafting and tubing. Area attractions are also just a short distance away and include Smoky Mountain National Park, The Biltmore House, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee Indian Reservation, and Harrah's Casino.

The cottages come completely furnished with linens, cooking utensils, dishes and flatware. They are equipped with electric range, air conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, electric heat and satellite television.

A/c in ALL of the units. Cottages are available in one, two and four bedrooms and are nestled in Cowee Valley, 1.5 miles from the famous ruby mines.

On the grounds you will find a running stream, picnic area, Bar-B-Que grill and play area along with the fire pit area that is just right for those roasted marshmallows, starry evenings and scary stories. There is plenty of room for children to play and your family pet to enjoy.
130 Sleepy Hollow Lane Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4311 sleepyhollowmountaincabins.com
Country Woods RV Park has 72 spacious RV pull thru wooded sites on 13 acres with full hookups, electricity, cable tv, laundry, clean bathouse, mountain view and walking paths. Open April 1 thru November 30
60 Country Woods Dr Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4339 www.countrywoodsrvpark.com Get Directions
Cullasaja River RV Park offers 90 Full hook-up sites along the beautiful Cullasaja River just outside the town of Franklin. Arrival at Noon and departure at Noon. We now offer Wifi.
6269 Highlands Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-2559 www.campnc.com Get Directions
Park and Walk to Everything! 10 spacious, wooded, full hook-up sites in the Heart of Downtown Franklin! Walk to shopping, restaurants, "Pickin on the Square", festivals, entertainment, Little Tennessee River, fishing hiking, banks and grocery. ENJOY YOUR SUMMER! Explore Franklin and surrounding areas. Gather 'round the community campfire'. Game room. CAMP IN THE WOODS IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN!
160 Heritage Hollow Drive Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 332-2385 www.downtownrv.com Get Directions
20/30/50 AMP, full-hooks, streams, bath house, shaded sites, cable TV, Internet access, no tents.
230 Old Addington Bridge Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-6200 www.franklinrvpark.com Get Directions
GLAMPING = CAMPING + LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS When you come to stay at Carolina River Ranch you will get the best of both worlds – quiet, dark, star-filled nights out in nature and organic coffee each morning, a hot tub, and a plush bed! Welcome to the best glamping in America – enjoy all our North Carolina mountains have to offer and come home to new comfy kind of campground. Located near Franklin, NC, Carolina River Ranch is a glamping getaway for those who want to experience the wild beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains with the comforts of a modern resort. We offer luxury camping, many on-site amenities, and world class activities for family camping trips, business and wellness retreats, and spectacularly scenic weddings.
435 Sam McClure Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-6052 carolinariverranch.com
Mi Mountain Campground in Franklin, NC is a family oriented campground, with Full Hook-ups, Large Level Shady Sites, pull thru sites,rustic cabin rentals & Tent Sites. We also have a clean bath houses, a pavilion, a playground, horseshoes, cornhole, LP Gas and readily available are Ice, Firewood & Cable T.V. Family-oriented. Daily, Weekly & Seasonal rates. Open all year round.
151 Mi Mountain Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-6155 www.mimountaincampground.com Get Directions
Old Corundum Millsite Campground is a beautiful RV Park and Campground located on the Cullasaja River in Franklin, North Carolina. Old Corundum is close to some of the best attractions in Western North Carolina. Golf, gem mining, white water rafting, fishing, hiking, and the Smoky Mountain National Park are all just a short drive. Most sites are shaded and almost half of our sites are located on or close to the River. Come visit Old Corundum Millsite Campground.
80 Nickajack Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4663 www.ocmcampground.com Get Directions
4 miles west of Franklin of Rt. 64 - 66 Sites, 53 30 AMP Full Hook-Up, 2 Larger Plus 50 AMP Sites Full Hook-Up and 11 Electric and Water - 2 Full service Log Cabins. WIFI and 4 Satellite TV Stations - Paved Park Roads. Facilities - Rec. Room, Laundry, Spotless Bath Houses, Playground, Basketball, Shuffle Board, Campfire Rings, Picnic Tables and some Planned Activities, Pet Friendly Park. Tenters to 45' RV's and Groups welcome.
4724 Murphy Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4490 www.gocampin.net/pinesrvpark Get Directions
Secluded, flat and shaded sites. Located in a serene valley. Surrounded by gem mining, fishing, river adventures and local attractions. We have a pond, swimming pool and gem mining just a few short steps away...ten minutes for the center of Franklin. Air-conditioned private cabins, linens and towels for cabins, internet, full hook-ups for campers, laundry, hot showers, firewood, volleyball/badminton net, snacks & ice available.
140 Terrace Ridge Drive Franklin, NC 28734 (585) 750-6684 rosecreekcampground.com Get Directions
Beautiful mountain views, wi-fi, power, water, sewer. Call or email.
145 River Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-1600 www.whistlestopmall.com Get Directions
A full-service Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center serving the Franklin and Nantahala Areas of Macon County.
98 Hyatt Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-3161 www.visitfranklinnc.com Get Directions
Promoting tourism in Franklin and Nantahala.
425 Porter Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-3161 Get Directions
While you're in the area, visit the Smoky Mountain Host Visitor's Center, located on US Hwy 441 South in Franklin, North Carolina. Our regional travel information center is staffed year-round, seven days a week. Picnic area and restroom facilities on-site.
4437 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-9606 www.visitsmokies.org Get Directions
Built in 1943 on the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, the Cowee School served thousands of students until it was closed as a school in 2012. Efforts are now underway to preserve and reuse the historic school as a community and heritage center. The Cowee School 2014 Concert Series begins Saturday, May 10 and runs through October 18. This year's artists include: Red June, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeepers, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Town Mountain and more.
51 Cowee School Drive Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-1945 www.coweeschool.org Get Directions
A free Gem and Mineral Museum located in the historic 1850's Jail in the center of town. There are 8 rooms filled with specimen. These rooms are dedicated to: Minerals from North Carolina; Fossils; Indian Artifacts; Fluorescing minerals; and a collection of minerals and specimen from around the world. There is also a fine gift shop with some jewelry crafted by local artisans and a collection of books on Gem and Mineral related subjects.

For a museum tour or visit outside of normal business hours please call Ray Behr at 828-342-6360 or Fred Plesner at 828-349-4224.
25 Phillips St Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-7831 www.fgmm.org Get Directions
The Scottish Tartans Museum contains the official registry of all publicly known Tartans and is the American extension of the Scottish Tartans Society in Edinburgh, Scotland. A non profit Tartan Museum and gift shop. The only one of its kind in the US, offers Scottish foods, clothing and specialty items. Tours available, Only $1 for Museum entry
86 E Main St Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7472 www.scottishtartans.org Get Directions
The Asian King Chinese & Sushi Buffet is located in the new Walmart plaza just off of 64. As indicated by the name, the restaurant is primarily a Chinese and sushi buffet. There are a number of traditional Chinese buffet selections, including offerings such as lo mein, sesame chicken, steamed dumplings , egg rolls and sugar donuts. There is also an ever fresh selection of a variety of sushi & sashimi on the sushi bar. In addition to the buffet selections, Asian King also offers a full menu featuring numerous Chinese favorites, tempura and sushi. It opened its doors for the first time on January 23,2013 and, in the time it has been open, has quickly become a favorite of local diners. The restaurant is owned by John Huang, who has over 14 years experience as a restaurateur.
109 Commons Drive Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-9800 asian-king-franklin-nc.com Get Directions
Located inside The Fun Factory, The Boiler Room Steakhouse offers an upscale atmosphere and menu, with fine dining from steaks to seafood to homemadem desserts.The Boiler Room Steak House is open Monday - Thursday 11:30 am to 8:00 pm, Friday 11:30 am to 9:00 pm, and Saturday 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
1024 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-5555 www.boilerroomsteakhouse.com Get Directions
Elevations Pizza & Eats is nestled in the great smoky mountains and offers not just exceptional food but a dining experience you’ll love. Enjoy the creative atmosphere and friendly service that is sure to please everyone. Terry has put her heart into another amazing restaurant. It’s no wonder they call her the pizza queen! Fresh food made daily in downtown Franklin!
Fat Buddies Restaurants offer the best family atmosphere and excellent BBQ favorites and specialty dishes. Savor a taste of real Southern BBQ and home made desserts in two smoke free location in Franklin and Waynesville from 11-9 p.m. Monday thru Saturdays. Closed on Sundays, Christmas and Thanksgiving.
311 Westgate Plaza Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-4743 www.fatbuddiesribsandbbq.com Get Directions
We promise: Fresh, delicious homemade food, genuine southern hospitality and a spirited community connection. When you step into a FATZ, you'll notice a warm, authentic atmosphere right away. And you'll feel it every second you're here. It's in the friendly smile that greets you as you walk through the door. It's in the genuine, attention-to-detail service displayed by each one of our associates. It's in the outstanding meal prepared fresh with the best ingredients, that arrives at your table. Here you'll feel special and you'll be treated like family. That is our mission. It always has been.
107 Sawmill Village Lane (441 South) Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-5265 fatz.com Get Directions
Gazebo Creekside cafe is where the locals eat. Enjoy outdoor dining. Enjoy good food and relax by the creekside. Listen to the birds and babbling creek.
44 Heritage Hollow Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-8783 www.gazebocreeksidecafe.com Get Directions
A generational kitchen! You may have come here for lunch but as our grandmother always shouted across the fields, "Ya'll come to dinner, it's on the table!" Sit, relax, and enjoy your time around our tables at Hazel P's! Downtown Franklin!
46 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 347-1465 hazelps.com Get Directions
Enjoy fresh, local, southern cuisine with a full bar in a modern rustic atmosphere. You may make reservations through Open Table.
77 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-3663 rootandbarrel.com Get Directions
Japanese steak house & sushi bar. Including patio seating, full bar and hibachi grill.
Locally owned. Breakfast all day; lunch and dinner specials with vegetables.
1111 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-8198 www.stameyscafe.com Get Directions
Franklin's oldest eating establishment - family owned since 1955. Enjoy your old fashioned favorites and good home cooking- family style dining and curbside service to go. Open Monday thru Saturdays 6 am to 8 pm Closed on Sunday and some holidays
498 Harrison Ave Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4842 Get Directions
Home of the All-You-Can-Eat Pizza and Salad Buffet. The buffet features traditional and specialty pizzas, and a salad bar with all the trimmings. Located inside The Factory. Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 9 PM Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 10 PM
1024 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 www.franklinfun.com Get Directions
Nestled on 325 beautiful acres at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, Andy's offers it's guests a tranquil respite with three different types of lodging, fishing, recreation for all ages, a slew of accommodation options, and SO much more!
115 Andy's Trout Farm Road Otto, NC 28763 (706) 746-2550 www.andystroutfarm.com Get Directions
Bounce in for Fun! Located inside The Factory - trampolines, dodgeball, foam pit, basketball and more!
1024 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-8888 JumpFactoryFranklin.com Get Directions
Greenway information, coffee and local arts and crafts supporting Little Tennessee River Greenway.
573 E. Main St Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-8488 www.littletennessee.org Get Directions
If you're searching for an unique experience, look no further than The Factory. Whether you're up for excitement and adventure, an educational experience, or team-building activities, our friendly staff can create a day that's just right for you.

The Factory's non-smoking, family-friendly facility boasts more than 56,000 sq. ft. of fun with rechargeable, interactive Fun Cards to power its games and attractions. Choose from more than 100 arcade games, kids play area, bumper cars and huge expanded go-cart track, or opt for a thrilling game of laser tag, bowling, or mini golf. The Factory also offers birthday parties that can be suited to your specific needs.

You're bound to work up an appetite after so much fun, so don't miss the Pizza Factory's all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. Or visit The Boiler Room Steak House for the finest steaks, seafood, chicken, and pasta, as well as an extensive salad bar, gourmet desserts, and kids menu. Private dining rooms are available for banquets or special occasions. The Dessert Factory offers all your favorite coffee drinks, ice cream shakes, and fresh baked treats.

The Factory is located in beautiful Western North Carolina in the town of Franklin, known for its breathtaking scenery, friendly atmosphere, rich heritage, and wide variety of outdoor activities. This "Gem of the Smokies" is centrally located less than two hours from major cities like Atlanta, Asheville, Greenville, and Gatlinburg.

1024 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 www.franklinfun.com Get Directions
Nestled on 325 beautiful acres at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, Andy's offers it's guests a tranquil respite with three different types of lodging, fishing, recreation for all ages, a slew of accommodation options, and SO much more!
115 Andy's Trout Farm Road Otto, NC 28763 (706) 746-2550 www.andystroutfarm.com Get Directions
Gold City Gem Mine,Jewelry and Rock Shop offers Gem Mining both native and North Carolina,Gold Panning and Turquoise Panning all with(NO ADMISSION FEES) Home of the 1061 CARAT SAPPHIRE featured in People Weekly, Disney Adventure and Rock and Gem Magazines. Come visit us here at Gold City and Spend the day mining for precious gems Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Amethyst, Topaz, Citrine, Tourmaline and much more! Visit our Rock Shop where we have stones from around the world. You'll find it all here at Gold City in our 5000 sq ft building on hwy 441N! Gold City offers something for everyone. Covered flumes outside and when it's cold a full sized heated flume inside.
9410 Sylva Rd Hwy 441 N Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-3905 www.goldcityamusement.com Get Directions
The Mason Ruby and Sapphire Mine is Macon County's Only True "Dig Your Own" Mine (as well as enriched buckets) where customers enjoy a Real Mining Experience for native North Carolina Corundum. All Tools are provided and we'll Teach you how much Fun mining can Be. From Lifelong Rockhounds to the First-Timers, we offer excellent customer service and honest information about Mining and the materials found Locally and from around the World. Guests can also enjoy our quiet Primitive Campground for a Relaxing Vacation. Mining Fees are $30 for 12 years old and up. $15 for ages 6-11, and kids 5 and under are free....This price includes all tools and all the dirt you can dig and wash. We also offer discount Packages and Military Discounts to make your Vacation dollars stretch as far as possible. Just 11 miles from Franklin, Enjoy the Scenic Drive through Historic Burningtown while taking in the Beauty of the Local Natural Treasures some of us call Home! All are welcome~!
6961 Upper Burningtown Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-9742 www.masonsmine.com Get Directions
We have many different size pails to choose from just waiting for you to find your hidden treasure. You can also pan the old fashion way in the Little Tennessee River with a shovel and screen. You will fine topaz, rubies, amethyst, emeralds and many other types of stones. We welcome all rock hounds and treasure seekers, it great fun for the entire family. We will help you to identify your stones and we will bag them for when your finished.
210 Robin Lynn Lane Otto, NC 28763 (828) 349-1717 www.primitiveoutback.com Get Directions
Good, Clean Dirty Fun! Located in Franklin, NC, Rose Creek Mine is where you come to dig in our gem tunnel. We provide all equipment and help you to identify the stones. Our miners have found garnets, rubies, sapphires, smoky and rose quartz, amethyst, emerald and more. Lapidary equipment also available in our great gift and rock shop
115 Terrace Ridge Drive Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-3774 www.rosecreekmine.com Get Directions
A Covenant community of St. Agnes and St. Cyprian's churches.
84 Church St. Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4910 www.asecnc.org Get Directions
Hospital, urgent care, emergency dept, full lab services, OB services, digital mammography.
120 Riverview St Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-8411 www.angelmed.org Get Directions
Music Videos, Corporate Training, or Commercials, We pride ourselves in producing the finest video content!
185 Franklin Plaza Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-1597 backlotcinema.com Get Directions
Dr. William Barnes is a chiropractor serving Franklin and the surrounding area. Our chiropractor and licensed massage therapist are available for visitors on vacation in the mountains, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension.
1250 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-0133 barneswellness.com Get Directions
Full-service provider that focuses on Internet safety for homes, schools, and business.
189 E Palmer St. Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-3638 www.dnet.net Get Directions
Drake is an award-winning professional tax prep software serving over 30,000 customers. Drake Software offers a quality product at a great value, providing tax professionals the tools they need for a successful tax season. Drake customers receive federal software in early December. With Drake you pay no more to renew than you do to purchase. Early season discounts and multi-site pricing are available. Drake Software includes federal and all state programs (individual and business), document manager, Multi-Office Manager, bank software, appointment scheduler, amortization and fixed asset programs, free online training, and more. For tax year 2007, over 7.6 million federal accepted returns and 6.6 million state accepted returns were transmitted with Drake Software. For more information, visit www.drakesoftware.com or call 800.890.9500.
235 E. Palmer Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-5999 drakesoftware.com Get Directions
Drake is an award-winning professional tax prep software serving over 30,000 customers. Drake Software offers a quality product at a great value, providing tax professionals the tools they need for a successful tax season. Drake customers receive federal software in early December. With Drake you pay no more to renew than you do to purchase. Early season discounts and multi-site pricing are available. Drake Software includes federal and all state programs (individual and business), document manager, Multi-Office Manager, bank software, appointment scheduler, amortization and fixed asset programs, free online training, and more.
235 East Palmer Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-2922 www.DrakeSoftware.com Get Directions

Electric utility. To start or stop service, report an outage, or resolve a billing issue, call 800 777 9898. for more information, see www.duke-energy.com

271 NPandL Loop Franklin, NC 28734 (800) 777-9898 www.duke-energy.com Get Directions

Entegra Bank is a community bank started in 1922 with strong roots in western North Carolina. Entegra offers personal and business banking products and services as well as mortgage and commercial loans. We also have 11 branches in western NC, 3 branches in upstate SC and 2 branches in northwestern GA. Visit us online at www.entegrabank.com or stop by one of our 11 western North Carolina locations today.

50 W Main St / 30 Hyatt Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7000 www.entegrabank.com Get Directions
Liberty Wood Products has produced top of the line wood products for more than 20 years. This year, Liberty Wood merged with Southern Heritage Wood Products. Both businesses will be located in the Liberty Wood 30,000 sq/ft complete millwork facility on Iotla Church Road in Franklin. The combination of the two businesses can provide a full line of custom and traditional products for new home construction, remodeling projects and commercial applications. Green finishes available.
874 Iotla Church Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7958 LibertyWoodProducts.net Get Directions
The Macon County Economic Development Commission encourages you to discover the many benefits of opening or relocating a business or industry to Franklin or Highlands, North Carolina. The quality of life in the Western North Carolina Mountains is unsurpassed and you'll find a dedicated workforce ready to help make your business or industry a success. Located in Southwestern North Carolina, Macon County is located just over two hours from several major business centers including Atlanta, Georgia, Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Explore our site and learn why Macon County's location is "In the Center of It All" when looking for a great location to operate a business or industry in Western North Carolina.
5 West Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-2306 www.maconedc.com Get Directions
From quick copy to full-color professional offset printing, we can handle your printing needs.
219 E. Palmer Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7045 www.maconprinting.com Get Directions
Sales service equipment rentals of all types! Family owned and operated more than 35 years.
537 W. Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-8911 macon-rental.com Get Directions
Accounting & Bookkeeping. Over 50 years experience! Affordable Rates! One-on-one Attention! Annual Tax Preparation for personal & business, QuckBooks ProAdvisor, Monthly Accounting & Bookkeeping, CPA Consultation Hours of Operation: 8:00-5:00pm Monday - Thursday
335 Westgate Plaza Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-5777 macontax.com Get Directions
Premiere Marketing full service agency of Drake Enterprises and select businesses in WNC. (Marketing Planning and Creation)
235 E. Palmer Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-5999 www.premieremarketing.biz Get Directions
Locally owned building, construction services, commercial and residential customers with clear, accurate quotes, quality workmanship.
199 Franklin Plaza Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-5920 www.providencebuilders.biz Get Directions
Providing strategic and visually appealing branding, graphic design and marketing services.
00000000000 Franklin, NC 28734 (864) 933-6613 www.riddledesignco.com Get Directions
Help with wireless and wired networking, computers, iPhones, iPads, Macs, mobile devices. Most IT needs.
611 West Palmer Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-0101 www.wiredinc.net Get Directions
The Franklin Golf Course is encircled by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and features tree-lined fairways and gently rolling slopes. The signature hole is No. 9, a 380-yard par four featuring a dogleg-right fairway with trees along both sides; Championship (69.8 rating, 115 slopes); 9 holes par 36; open year round - a beautiful way to spend the day - call us at 828-524-2288. Family and individual memberships available. Golf lessons, club fitting and repair, and pool.
255 First Fairway Drive Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-2288 www.franklingolfcourse.com
The Golf Club at Mill Creek is tucked away on 380 acres in the Smoky Mountains, offering a scenic 18-hole golf course with meandering creeks, rustling pines and challenging holes. We offer a great course, tennis and a restaurant. Make your reservations today or just come on by!
341 Country Club Drive Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4653 thegolfclubatmillcreek.com Get Directions
The Colonial of Franklin is located just 2 miles south of downtown on four acres of lawn with mountain views, picnic area, swimming pool. We have 30 nice clean rooms for you to choose from. Wireless Internet available in the office and all rooms. Our rooms are available on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. (depending on Availability - Rates Vary). We are locally and American Owned and would love to have you stay with us here at the Colonial Inn. We will match prices - please call. Please call for extended stay pricing.
3157 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-6600 www.colonialinnfranklin.com Get Directions
If you are visiting Franklin for business or pleasure, Microtel offers safe, clean, affordable accommodations. There are singles, doubles, and suites. Non-smoking rooms, adjoining rooms, and special rooms for the physically challenged to meet everyone's needs.
81 Allman Drive Franklin, NC 28734 MicrotelFranklinNC.com Get Directions
Downtown Franklin, walk to restaurants and shops, micro-fridge, special rates for: hikers, bikers, AAA, AARP, Corporate, Government Group & Extended Stay. Double-King Size beds, non-smoking rooms available, cable TV. Area Attractions include: Whistle Stop Depot and other antique shops, restaurants, gem mines, waterfalls, kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, snow sports, Gem & Mineral Shows (May & July), Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Great Smoky Mountain Railway all within 30 miles or less.
761 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-4406 Get Directions
Come and enjoy nature at her best. We offer leisurely kayak trips down the Little Tennessee River. The trips are 2 1/2 -3 hours long and we supply you with all your equipment needed. You will see along your trip river otters, beavers, deer and endless birds. It is a beautiful quiet, slow ride to just relax and enjoy the best of Western Carolina's nature surrounding you. Bring you camera and capture the beauty of your trip. If you have your own equipment, we offer a "Drop and Shuttle service" so that you can use your own equipment and enjoy the river.
155 Robin Lynn Lane Otto, NC 28763 (828) 349-1717 www.primitiveoutback.com Get Directions
Hello! Whether you're an area native looking to sell your home and move on to the next chapter in your life, or an out-of-state buyer searching for that perfect new investment property, we can help. Our market expertise, commitment and experience are what you can count on to achieve your goals.We have built a reputation for client satisfaction and we are devoted to making your move as easy as possible. You will have the added benefit of working with an agent who understands your needs when buying, selling or relocating.Give us a call today, and we will immediately get to work for you - satisfying your real estate needs.
In our experience, a house is not a dream home because of its size or color. It's about how you feel when you walk through the front door - the way you can instantly see your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It's about your life and your dreams! (Serving you with your search for a home or a commercial property.)
1573 Highlands Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 342-0866 www.HomesinFranklinNC.com Get Directions
Artisan Jewelers Genstone & Mineral Gallery is the largest gem and rock shop in North Carolina. Located in one of the most mineral rich areas of the United States. We offer Custom Stone Cutting, jewelry designing, ring sizing and repairs. Master jewelers in yellow gold, white gold, silver and platinum. With over 3500 sq. ft. showcasing precious gemstones, semi-precious gemstones, raw minerals, jewelry, beading supplies, books, fossils, and carvings.
3348 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-9193 www.artisanjewelrync.com Get Directions
Dalton’s has the largest selection of books, Bibles, Music, and Christian Gifts in the Region. Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 8 PM Closed Sundays
177 Franklin Plaza Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-6464 www.daltonschristianbooks.com Get Directions

The Friends of the Macon County Public Library Bookstore is located in the Shops at Riverwalk shopping center. The Friends have operated a bookstore for 20 years and we are the oldest, full-time used bookstore in NC. We have been at this location for 10 years. All of our staff are volunteers and all books are donated. All proceeds go to the Macon County Public Library. We not only have a wide selection of books, but also have magazines, puzzles, music books, video tapes, CDs and textbooks for home schooling. We also have many collectible books and first editions available in the store and listed on our website: www.maconlibraryfriends.org (click on Friends of the Library)

115 Highlands Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-3600 www.maconlibraryfriends.org Get Directions
The Gallery of Gems is a family owned and operated establishment located in The Crystal Falls Specialty Shops on 441 South in Franklin. We have over 42 years of experience in our jewelry and gemstone business specializing in colored gemstones and diamonds set in gold and silver jewelry. We also offer a large selection of minerals, but it is our expertise and exquisite jewelry that we sell at affordable prices that continues our success in the jewelry industry.
2724 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-8931 www.galleryofgems.com Get Directions
Home décor, accessories, spa products with an urban look, feel, perfect for you and your home!
37 E. Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-1612 www.facebook.com/MossyRockNC Get Directions
Ruby City Gems and Minerals located in downtown Franklin, NC offers custom gem cutting and mounting: 14k gold jewelry and findings, thousands of cut gemstones, lapidary equipment and supplies, mineral specimens, stone carvings and bookends, free museum and store. Western North Carolina's oldest and finest rock shop and jewelry store, established in 1958. Boasts a large, free museum with specimens from the local area and around the world.
130 East Main St Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-3967 www.rubycity.com Get Directions
Watauga Creek is a very Interesting retail furniture store, specializing in made to order furniture and accessories of all sizes. Truly a fascinating place to shop for furniture, terrific paintings, one of a kind light fixtures and accessories to make your home or cabin unique. Check out the wood carved items, inside and out.
25 Setser Branch Rd Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-7881 www.wataugacreek.com Get Directions
Sports equipment from little league to your favorite NFL or collegiate team. Trophies,custom embroidery and screenprinting.
209 Franklin Plaza Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-6587 www.ncesportszone.com Get Directions
The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts is one ofthe premiere venues for world-class performances and artists in Western NorthCarolina and the surrounding areas. The stunning architecture, technical facilities,and impeccable acoustics attract and maintain the highest professionalstandards for both the audience and the performing arts.This state-of-the-art theater is 40,000 squarefeet and seats 1,500. The theater offers a wide range of shows and eventsaimed at both locals and tourists. It is also home to The Overlook Theatre Company.Other performances range from comedy,children's, country, contemporary Christian,Gospel, folk music, choral festivals,bluegrass, dance, professional dramatroupes, second-run movies, theaterworkshops, and training programs. Thetheater nurtures the development,understanding, and appreciation of the artsthroughout the community and region.The theater is located next door to The FunFactory in the Smokies. For detailed eventschedules and information, or to purchasetickets, call or visit us online.
1028 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-1598 GreatMountainMusic.com Get Directions

Luxury Timber Framed Vacation Rental Homes located between Franklin and Highlands. Private, Peaceful, Perfect! Both homes feature indoor and outdoor fireplaces, upscale rustic furnishings, fully equipped kitchens, linens, washer/dryer, gas grills. Base all your mountain activities from here - hike, raft/canoe, scenic mountain drives, waterfalls, fly fishing, or try your hand at gem mining. 10 min. for downtown Franklin and 25 min. to Highlands. 828-421-0352, www.TimberFrameRentals.com

Featherstone Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 421-0352 www.timberframerentals.com
RENTALS - Vacation and Long Term. Franklin's premier vacation and long term rental company. Offering a large inventory of homes. Our selection includes spacious family retreats, secluded cabins, log homes, condos on the golf course and much more. Some homes have striking mountain views and flowing creeks and rivers. All are fully furnished complete with bed and bath linens, fully stocked kitchens and other amenities. We want you to "Rest in the Mountains!"
144 Porter Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 371-1021 www.RestInTheMountains.com Get Directions