The Hidden Gem was a beautiful place to escape from our crazy schedules. We were pleased with the cleanliness and comfort the property offered. We had plenty of room to spread out and we all agreed that we slept incredibly well… It was heaven.

- The Fitzpatricks

The Hidden Gem Welcomes You

Luxury Smoky Mountain Chalet Vacation Rental

Why stay in a vacation rental with hand-me-down furniture and dusty rooms when you can stay in a luxury vacational rental at Hidden Gem. I stay in vacation rentals when I travel and I know there is a wide selection to choose from. You will not be disappointed when you arrive at Hidden Gem. Everything is first class. I guarantee it. From soft towels to plenty of dishes and cookware, you'll find all the comforts of home in the western North Carolina mountains.

This is my only vacation rental property and I personally manage it. My family stays here when they visit the mountains as well. The Hidden Gem is a great place to create your mountain memories. We make sure the chalet is maintained and professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. We would love to share it with you. hidden gem vacation rental franklin highlands otto nc

Room for the Whole Family

Our Luxury Vacation Rental Sleeps 10 Comfortably

Hidden Gem is located 5 miles from the GA/NC state line on HWY 441. It is 9 miles from Franklin. As you drive up the paved road to the top of the mountain, there is only one other house on the road. From the large wrap around deck you have a wonderful view of a mountain vista with layers of mountains.

Inside, the stone gas fireplace provides a warm center for the large vaulted living room. There is a wall of windows looking out over the mountains. There are 2 bedrooms with king beds, 1 bedroom with a queen bed, and 1 bedroom with twin beds. In addition there is a game room with a sleeper sofa. You can relax in front of one of the two TV’s, play a game of pool, or soak in the hot tub in a separate room which looks out on the forest. You can hook up with the free WiFi if you have to stay in touch but be warned - business will not be as important when you are relaxed in the mountains. You can even start out at our lower deck on a private nature trail that extends out into the National Forest.

The views at Hidden Gem will take your breath away! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Always Something To Do

Discover the WNC Mountains

Your mountain vacation can be as relaxing or as fun-filled as you want. Stay at the Hidden Gem and grill on the deck and take in the mountains or ...

... Go on hike, take to the streams whitewater rafting, take the family gem mining, try your hand at trout fishing, or take a day trip and visit Biltmore. There is so much to discover in the North Carolina mountains and all within a short distance of the Hidden Gem Luxury Vacation Chalet rental located near Franklin and Highlands, North Carolina.

What Our Guests Say

Hidden Gem Vacation Chalet Rental

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!

Dill Family

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!


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. Don’t hesitate to rent this first class property!!


We 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.

The Renaults

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!

The Saulters