What Our Guests Say…

Beautiful view! Very comfortable and well equipped home to meet our every need! The beds, linens and extras were great. We enjoyed our week and hope to return in our future. Thank you for sharing your lovely home in the Smokey Mountains!

– Dianne and David Dill and Family (September 2016)

This was my second time staying at this home. For families or groups, it is perfect. Comfortable furniture, great outdoor spaces, and close to lots of beautiful outdoor adventures. We had as much fun at the house as we did visiting nearby parks. Thank you!

– Coree B. (September 2016)

This was such a well appointed house with a superb view of mountain ranges. We went the 3rd week of October and the leaves were beginning to change, it was awesome! The beds, pillows, covers, towels were lush and ultra comfortable. Each bedroom had its own robe just like a first class hotel. We were surprised that there were so many amenities already furnished such as garbage bags, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, soap, detergent etc. The views from the A frame windows in the house and the balcony were spectacular. Last but not least we were greeted with the most wonderful welcome basket full of goodies. Don’t hesitate to rent this first class property!!

– Bud S. (October 2015)

I have stayed in different places around Franklin, NC and this place is a remarkable cabin. We had three families meet up, and adults and children had a great time. The cabin is clean, roomy, easy to get to, and the pool table and hot tub downstairs were fun. The view of the mountains is exactly what you are looking for in a mountain cabin. It makes you feel like the mountains are in your back yard, which of course they are. We took day trips to Highlands, Dry Falls, Mt. Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Nantahalah Outdoor Center and others. Lastly, the owners are wonderful to work with. You really cannot go wrong staying here.

– Judy Lynch Renault (October 2015)

We stayed at “Hidden Gem” over 4th of July weekend and couldn’t have asked for a better vacation home! There were six of us in our family and we enjoyed how spacious the 4-bedroom home is. We cooked breakfast and dinner each day and enjoyed the beautiful view of the Smoky Mountains that you can see from every angle of the living room and kitchen. The pool table on the bottom floor provided great fun while we were relaxing! We will definitely be staying here again in the future if we have the pleasure of visiting Franklin, NC again!

 – Bruce Saulter (July 2015)

This house was great. There were three families, adults and 2 young children. There was plenty of room for everyone especially since there are three floors. The view was spectacular and the decks were great. The amenities were very nice. Lovely towels and nice touches such as tissues, hand soap and great sheets. The house is decorated very well and feels like an upscale hotel. I must add the house was very clean and we had no problems while we were there. I would rent this house again.

– Geri F. (June 2015)

Just spent a fabulous week at Hidden Gem for Christmas with my family of ten. The home was so cozy and warm yet spacious for everyone to be comfortable. From the moment we arrived, we were all enchanted with this wonderful home. The views were spectacular, stepping on to the deck made you feel as if you were standing right on the mountain. Each bedroom was a sanctuary. The beds and linens were divine providing a most restful sleep after our busy days. The dinning room was large enough for us all to gather at one time and the kitchen was very well equipped to prepare our large meals. The welcoming gift basket was so thoughtful and enjoyed by all. The living room was so nice to gather in on Christmas morning around the fireplace. The family enjoyed the downstairs for hours at a time playing pool, games at the table, watching football on the large screen and some of the girls enjoyed the hot tub. The walking trail was a delight for the nature lovers in our family. All this before we even left for our daily adventures to Gatlinburg, Cherokee, Highlands, Clayton, Dillard and Franklin. The location enabled us to experience many things that the area has to offer, even got to see and play in the snow at Newfound Gap. Winter was great but know each season brings it’s own beauty and new adventures. We would love to return again and see them all. Jerry and Rita were so accommodating and we thank you so much for opening your home to us and being a part of making this Christmas a wonderful memory for us all.

– Sandy (December 2014)

There were 6 adults that stayed at Hidden Gem for 4 nights. We rode our motorcycles through the Smoky Mountains during the day and enjoyed the beautiful home and deck with the gorgeous views of the mountains and sunset every evening! The rental agreement was all handled by phone and e-mail, which made it very convenient. The accommodations were more than we expected. The home was just as described on the website, everything was spotless, the cookware and utensils were just what we needed, and nice to have a washer and dryer available to do some laundry during the stay. The guys enjoyed a few games of pool. We could not have asked for a better stay. We will stay in Hidden Gem if we return to the area again and will share it with our friends that are traveling to the Smoky Mountains. We treated the home just like our own and received 100% of our deposit in return. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

– Lori M. (August 2014)

My Brother had the cabin for two weeks, we met them for the second week, and enjoyed our time as we have in the past, They have been coming up there for three years and come back each year. The cabin is beautiful and the sunrise and sunset overlooking the mountains are awesome. We come away at the wonder of God and his beauty. The cabin is equipped with everything you need to be comfortable. We experienced the kindness of the owner personally and you will never find a kinder person. I did not meet Rita however my sister-in-law said she was a very sweet person and was a pleasure to talk to her in person. We will be back again next year. Thank you for your kindness to all of us.

– Ben & Carolyn Brooks (October 2013)

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Our visit to "Hidden Gem" in Otto, NC was fabulous. The cabin was everything we hoped for. Plenty of room for everyone. It was fully equipped with all the modern conveniences, but still had that country charm feel to it.
- Jesse Males