A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

We know, we know — we said this was a good spot to return after an adventure. But we have to let you in on a secret: Once you arrive

Madison County Championship Rodeo

We know, we know — we said this was a good spot to return after an adventure. But we have to let you in on a secret: Once you arrive

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

We know, we know — we said this was a good spot to return after an adventure. But we have to let you in on a secret: Once you arrive

We know, we know — we said this was a good spot to return after an adventure. But we have to let you in on a secret: Once you arrive at The Carolina Treehouse, there’s no way you’re going anywhere else until it’s time to check out. Hidden in the woods and yet somehow just minutes from Uptown, this Airbnb rental is straight out of a storybook. Seriously, try not to feel like you’ve stumbled upon magic as you leave the world behind and walk up the little dirt path to a charming tree house overlooking its own peaceful lake. And in this tale, you write the rules: Walk down to the dock and launch a kayak, or bring a cup of coffee to sip as you dip your toes in the water. Put an Elvis album on the old record player and relax on the deck, or lounge in the built-in rope hammock and listen to the birds sing in the trees all around you. Roast marshmallows over the fire pit down by the water. Or simply cozy up with a book in the king-size bed and practice the art of doing nothing at all. The end.


Learn more at airbnb.com/rooms/43650708.

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This story was published on Mar 30, 2021

Katie Schanze

Katie Schanze

Katie Schanze is the assistant editor and digital editor of Our State.