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:

Appalachian Growers
From the Soil to You, Appalachian Growers provides trusted and quality hemp products that are made with you in mind. Grown in our 13-acre USDA organic farm, we adhere to rigorous agricultural and manufacturing practices to produce only the best. Our oil and topicals are full spectrum, which means that the end products retain all of the plant's beneficial cannabinoids.
250 Depot Street # 2204 Franklin, NC 28734 (404) 273-6544 www.appalachiangrowers.com Get Directions
J.W. Mitchell Farms
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
Skyvue Ranch Alpacas
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
Nestfeathers Antiques
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
Antique mall and specialty shops including furniture, country accessories, clothing, jewelry, crafts and food.
145 River Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-1600 whistlestopantiquesnc.com Get Directions
Whistle Stop Depot RV Park
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 whistlestopantiquesnc.com Get Directions
Uptown Gallery

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
Franklin Terrace B&B
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) 369-8888 www.franklin-terrace.com Get Directions
Lazy Hiker Brewing Company
"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
Andy's Trout Farm
​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
Big Bear Cabin Rentals

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
Buckwood Log Lodge
Cullasaja Gorge area, land of waterfalls, secluded mountain creek view. Relax, have fun, make memories.
75 Doe Falls Road Highlands, NC 28741 (828) 524-4811 www.buckwood.com Get Directions
Franklin Home Store
Cabin Rentals in Franklin Views and Creeks Enjoy area Tubing, Rafting, Hiking, Gem Mining, Quilting, lakes, shopping, restaurants, near the train excursions, Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, just two hours north of Atlanta and over one hour west of Asheville. Fresh mountain air, scenic views and relaxation await you!
240 Highlands Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 421-9008 www.franklinhomestore.com Get Directions
Pines RV Park and Cabins
CABINS & CAMPGROUND: 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
River Run Cabins
Offering 3 different log homes at 3 separate locations in Franklin NC. Located in the Historic Cowee area, beautiful spectacular views just north of Franklin. All on Little Tennessee River. Easy access. Central location just an hour or less than 2 away from Biltmore House, Nantahala Gorge, Cherokee, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Bryson City, and much more. Our River Log Home has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and sleeping facilities in loft. Loft has own full bath and balcony overlooking the Little Tennessee River. Perfect for families, groups, or just for 2 looking for romantic getaway. Just 5 minutes away – we have a one-bedroom spacious cabin, newly remodeled bath. Just up the small mountain is our Mountain Log Home, 3 level home. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Game room and 2nd kitchen on basement level. Loft with bath features a hand carved bear log king-size bed. All our homes have ac as well as fireplaces. Fully equipped kitchens, linens provided, each has own hot tub, and outside firepits. Hardwood floors, granite counter tops, direct tv, grills and outdoor patio seating. River House has wifi wireless internet. The other two does not have wireless service but you can get on internet with own portals or mini wifi. Pet friendly, open year-round, weekends and nightly rates available. Virtual tours available.
Sleepy Hollow Mountain Cabins
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) 347-0882 sleepyhollowmountaincabins.com
Start your next adventure and create unforgettable moments with affordable vehicle and trailer rentals, perfect for couples and adventure seekers to get out and explore the road less traveled in WNC. This makes for a great alternative to staying in a hotel. Camp under the stars! Rentals starting at $85 per night.
175 Mountain Springs Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 332-0116 www.appalachianoverlandrentals.com Get Directions
Cullasaja River RV Park
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! Two night minimum.
160 Heritage Hollow Drive Franklin, NC 28734 (941) 720-0067 www.downtownrv.com Get Directions
Franklin RV Park and Campground
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
High Country Haven Camping and Cabins is a back to nature campground with all the modern amenities located in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains. We have RV sites with full hookups 30/50, fire rings, picnic tables, WIFI, restrooms and showers. Cabins and tent sites available also. Located 10 minutes to downtown and within 45 minutes to Cherokee, Bryson City, Dillsboro and Sylvia. 175 Highhaven Lane, Franklin, NC 28734. (828) 369-2267
Mi Mountain Campground
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
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
Pines RV Park and Cabins
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
Rose Creek Campground & Cabins
Nestled in a serene valley surrounded by mountains, we offer full hookup shaded RVsites, air condition rustic cabins with linens, tent sites and water electric sites for popups and tents , hot shower's, Wifi, a swimming pool, teather ball, corn hole, horse shoes, basketball, bass fishing pond and gem mining. There is firewood and ice available at our campstore. Located 10 minutes from town with an abundance of mountain activities all around us.
140 Terrace Ridge Drive Franklin, NC 28734 (252) 286-6596 rosecreekcamping.com Get Directions
The Great Outdoors RV Resort
We are proud of our 2018 Good Sam rating of 10/10*/10. We are BIG-RIG Friendly! MOTORCYCLE-friendly! Welcome RALLY groups! All sites are full hook-up with 30/50 power, Water, city sewer, Cable, and WIFI. Our Club House has two kitchens, flat screen TV, banquet facility, workout room, swimming pool, laundry, general store, bark park, and much more! Relax rocking on the porch. Cabin for rental also.
321 Thumpers Trail Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-0412 www.gorvresort.com Get Directions
Whistle Stop Depot RV Park
Beautiful mountain views, wi-fi, power, water, sewer. Call or email.
145 River Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-1600 whistlestopantiquesnc.com Get Directions
Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center-CCDO
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
Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum
The Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum is located downtown in the historic 1850's jail. There are eight rooms that are filled with fossils, Indian artifacts, flourescing minerals and a huge collection of speciens and minerals from around the world including North Carolina. The gift shop includes jewelry crafte by local artisans, books on mining, gem/mineral-related subjects as well as other gem/rock-related subjects. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. To arrange a group tour, contact the museum at 828-369-7831.
25 Phillips St Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-7831 www.fgmm.org Get Directions
T.M. Rickman General Store
The T.M.Rickman General Store, built in 1895, a part of the 370 acre Cowee/West's Mill National Register Historic District, was acquired by the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee in August of 2007. Many of the original fixtures are still in place, including wormy chestnut paneling upstairs. Displays, pictures, live music, store open each Saturday from May until December from 10:00am - 4:00 pm.
23rd Taste of Scotland & Celtic Festival - FATHER's DAY WEEKEND - Historic Franklin - 3 Days of Scottish Fun!! June 18-20, 2021. Scottish Foods, Music, Dancers, Games, Clan Parade
Call or Check Website Franklin, NC 28734 (830) 460-0628 tasteofscotlandfest.org Get Directions
The Scottish Tartans Museum & Heritage Center, Inc.
The Scottish Tartans Museum contains the official registry of all publicly known Tartans. A non profit Tartan Museum and gift shop, the only one of its kind outside of Scotland. Available to purchase at the Museum gift shop, Scottish foods, clothing and specialty items. Entry to the Museum cost $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 6 - 12. Fully guided tours are available with a two week notice.
Asian King Buffet Sushi Bar & Chineses Cuisine
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 asianking1.com Get Directions
Cleaver's
Traditional and unusual burgers! Cooked to order, hand pattied, busting with flavor! We offer Cleaver's Signature Burgers and Custom Burgers! Beef, Brison, Elk, Ostrich, Veggie and more!
349 Westgate Plaza Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 634-7247 www.cleavers.kitchen Get Directions
Fat Buddies Ribs and BBQ of 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
Gazebo Creekside Cafe
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
Honeysuckle Bakehouse
Bakery that offers everything made from scratch. We are known for our handmade croissants. We offer breakfast and lunch. Lunch includes chicken salad croissants, soup, quiche, etc.
38 Palmer Street Circle Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 421-7465 www.honeysucklebakehouse.com Get Directions
Jack the Dipper - Franklin
Home of the Warm Waffle Cone! A Family-Favorite Ice Cream Store next to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts & Fun City! We are an old fashioned hand-dipped ice cream emporium. Made to order warm waffle cones (vanilla, chocolate or cinnamon). Cones, sundaes, shakes, malts, and banana splits. Also, available is "made to order ice cream cakes". Please call at least 72 hours in advance of the pick-up to order the ice cream cakes. Varying sizes, shapes and layers. Eat In, Eat Outdoors or Order To Go!
1024 Georgia Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-5798 www.jackthedipper.com Get Directions
Las Margaritas
Authentic Mexican Restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Adult beverages served as well as kids menu. Pets are welcomed at our outdoor patio seating. Call ahead for a large group reservation open 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. . We are located beside the courthouse on Iotla Street. 828-369-2021
24 Iotla Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-2021 Get Directions
Rockin Rollie Pollie's
Southern Fusion: Downtown Franklin. Breakfast Lunch & Dinner: We do wraps, tacos, fresh veggies, fresh house salad, gluten free items. For dinner we do shrimp and grits, ribeyes, fried catfish, bbq pork, and more. Great service, large portions, attention to detail. Delivery and catering available Mon-Wed 7am-2pm Thurs-Sat 7am-7:30p Sun closed
46 E. Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-2690 rockinrolliepollies.com Get Directions
Sakura Japanese Restaurant
Japanese steak house & sushi bar. Including patio seating, full bar and hibachi grill. Japanese, Sushi, Asian, vegetarian, vegan, seafood, sashimi, fresh, hibachi, allergy-friendly, draft beer, wine, sake, teriyaki, kid-friendly
57 Highlands Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-8917 www.sakurafranklinnc.com Get Directions
Stamey's Cafe
Locally owned. Breakfast served till 2:00 pm. Hours: Monday-Saturday-7:30 am - 2:00 pm, Sunday-8:00-2:00 pm. Friendly Local Atmosphere. Offering Sandwiches, Homemade Soups and Salads.
1111 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-8198 www.stameyscafe.com Get Directions
Sunset Restaurant
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 facebook.com/SunsetRestaurantNC Get Directions
Andy's Trout Farm
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
Friends of the Greenway-TN River Frog Quarters
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
Andy's Trout Farm
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
Artisan Gemstone & Mineral Gallery
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
Gold City Gem Mine, Jewelry and  Rock Shop
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
Mason's Ruby and Sapphire Mine
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
Fun for all ages! Gem Mine rain or shine in our Covered Outdoor Gem Flume along the Little Tennessee River. You will discover many different gemstones and fossils including topaz, rubies, amethyst, emeralds and many others. We help you to identify your gemstones. We welcome all rock hounds and treasure seekers, it’s great fun for the entire family. We offer leisurely self guided kayak trips down the Little Tennessee River. The trips are 2 1/2 -3 hours long. Enjoy nature at its best. Your adventure and treasure await you!
155 Robin Lynn Lane Otto, NC 28763 (828) 349-1717 www.primitiveoutback.com Get Directions
Rose Creek Mine
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
Duke Energy

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 NP & L Loop Franklin, NC 28734 (800) 777-9898 www.duke-energy.com Get Directions
Franklin Office Supply
Franklin Office Supply wanted to bridge the gap between the often limited rural availability for supplies most individuals and small businesses need. We offer ink and toner, laser printers, card stock, colored paper, architectural copies, scan and email service, banners, table covers, stationery, and personalized stamps. With the addition of a seasoned graphic design specialist in March 2016, even more print specialties to brand small businesses were added. If you can dream it, we can do it (or even design the dream for you).
161 Highlands Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-7468 franklinofficesupply.com Get Directions
Jeff Johnson Timber Frames Inc.
“We put wood together with wood.” – Jeff Johnson We are a small, owner-operated timber frame company in the southwestern mountains of North Carolina. We operate with a staff of joiners and designers with 63 combined years experience. We take pride in our craft and the tradition of quality workmanship. We make the extra effort to be sure your timber frame or post and beam structure is constructed with the highest quality joinery. Our joints are fully housed including knee braces. Housed joinery increases the strength and stability of any timber frame structure. We also offer various options in wood species for timber frame homes, entry ways, carports and pavilions. For photos and details on our joinery and wood species options for timber frames, please visit our Timber Frame Construction page.
562 Terrell Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-7585 jeffjohnsontimberframes.com Get Directions
Mountain Power Washing
Our experienced pressure washing business provides top quality exterior cleaning work to ensure your home or business looks its best! We ensure Mountain Power washing will give you: Improved Curb Appeal, Removal of Dangerous Mold & Algae Growth and 100% satisfaction Guarantee.
85 Horse Apple Tree Lane Otto, NC 28763 (828) 371-9261 Get Directions
Riddle Design Co
Providing strategic and visually appealing branding, graphic design and marketing services.
6224 Jeffrey Road Richmond, VA 23226 (864) 933-6613 www.riddledesignco.com Get Directions
St. John's Episcopal Cartoogechaye is a vibrant church family balancing worship, study, fellowship and service. We are an active part of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. Our worship is traditional Episcopalian worship centered in the book of Common Prayer. We celebrate Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 9:30 and we worship in our outdoor worship area when it is above 60 degrees and clear. We have a Wednesday evening service at 5 o'clock using the service compline.
542 St. John's Church Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-6370 www.stjohnscartoogechaye.com Get Directions
Complete sign services, lighted signs, truck lettering, LED message centers, crane & bucket truck service.
515 Wells Grove Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 347-5251 Get Directions
Colonial Inn Franklin
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
Sapphire Inn
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 www.sapphireinnfranklin.com Get Directions
Come and enjoy nature at its best. We offer leisurely self guided 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 and peaceful trip to enjoy nature at its best. 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. Also, enjoy Gem Mining rain or shine in our Covered Outdoor Gem Flume along the Little Tennessee River. You will discover many different gemstones and fossils including topaz, rubies, amethyst, emeralds and many others. We help you to identify your gemstones. We welcome all rockhounds and treasure seekers, it’s great fun for the entire family. Your adventure and treasure await you!
155 Robin Lynn Lane Otto, NC 28763 (828) 349-1717 www.primitiveoutback.com Get Directions
Keller Williams-Sheila Myers
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) 524-0100 www.HomesinFranklinNC.com Get Directions
RE/MAX Elite Realty
RE/MAX Elite RealtyLet us help you find your dream home in the mountains! Outstanding Agents, Outstanding Results!
1296 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-4600 propertyinfranklin.com Get Directions
Sunset Ridge Motorcoach Resort
Your RV is your home away from home, which is why you shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort when traveling. For luxury motor home lots in Franklin, NC, visit Sunset Ridge, which is managed by Wildlife Properties. Each one of these motor home lots in Franklin, NC is generously sized, meticulously landscaped, at least 45’ x 70’, and are located on a paved street with concrete curbing. Each lot has a mountain view, access to the clubhouse with a fireplace, full kitchen, in-ground pool, fitness center and wireless internet. Stop by for a visit, and be truly mesmerized by your peaceful and beautiful surroundings.
Appalachian Growers
From the Soil to You, Appalachian Growers provides trusted and quality hemp products that are made with you in mind. Grown in our 13-acre USDA organic farm, we adhere to rigorous agricultural and manufacturing practices to produce only the best. Our oil and topicals are full spectrum, which means that the end products retain all of the plant's beneficial cannabinoids.
250 Depot Street # 2204 Franklin, NC 28734 (404) 273-6544 www.appalachiangrowers.com Get Directions
Franklin Office Supply
Franklin Office Supply wanted to bridge the gap between the often limited rural availability for supplies most individuals and small businesses need. We offer ink and toner, laser printers, card stock, colored paper, architectural copies, scan and email service, banners, table covers, stationery, and personalized stamps. With the addition of a seasoned graphic design specialist in March 2016, even more print specialties to brand small businesses were added. If you can dream it, we can do it (or even design the dream for you).
161 Highlands Road Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 349-7468 franklinofficesupply.com Get Directions
Friends of the Macon County Public Library Bookstore

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) 349-6256 www.maconlibraryfriends.org Get Directions
Ruby City Gems & Minerals
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. Jan and Feb: 10am to 5pm Thurs, Fri and Sat March thru Dec: Tuesday thru Sat 10am to 5pm.
130 East Main St Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 524-3967 www.rubycity.com Get Directions
Yonder Community Market
Yonder is a Community Market and Event Space. Our purpose is to build a community based sustainable food system curated through relationships with local farmers artisanal makers, and regional food hubs. We are a kid and dog friendly space on a shady acre in town well suited for a picnic, or a beverage, including our Wine, Meade or Cider selections. We host weekly educational events and live music. Online pre-order for groceries is available each weekend beginning Friday nights at 6pm @ eatrealfoodinc.com
151 Hillcrest Avenue Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 421-0561 www.eatrealfoodinc.com Get Directions
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
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
Stay Out Yonder
2 Bedroom Bungalow conveniently located right in town! Dogs Welcome! Located right next door to our locally sourced grocery store and event space. Eat-In Kitchen, Coffee Provided, 1 Acre Lot to enjoy on one of the nicest streets in Franklin, NC. Enjoy a nice drive to the nearby towns and waterfalls, kayak on the river, hike nearby trails, have a beer at the local breweries and grab some fresh baked breads at our local bakery or walk next door to Yonder for a glass of wine, meade or cider.
121 Hillcrest Avenue Franklin, NC 28734 (828) 369-9606 airbnb.com/h/stayoutyonder Get Directions