Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Established in 1934, this park has endless ridges of forest that border North Carolina and Tennessee. World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life and the beauty of its mountains, it is not surprisingly the most visited national park in the U.S. With over 800 miles of maintained trails, nearly 80 historic… Read more »

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Franklin Fitness Center

A great place for adults and children alike, especially in cooler or inclement outdoor weather. Located approximately 5 miles from Buttercup Haven at 1214 East Main Street, the Center offers North Carolina’s only indoor pool that features heated salt water. Other amenities include cardio and strength training facilities; KidsZone for your children to enjoy while you… Read more »

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The Factory

A great family fun and dining destination with over 100 arcade games, the region’s largest go-cart track, ten bowling lanes, laser tag, indoor mini golf, a kid’s play area for smaller children and much more. Check the website for coupons and height requirements (listed under each Attraction), as well as pricing and payment information. The… Read more »

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Franklin Museums

Visit one of four museums in Franklin, all of which are within walking distance of each other. The Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum occupies the “Old Macon County Jail” where it opened its doors to the public on May 25, 1974. Open from May 1st to October 31st, Monday through Saturday from 12 pm to… Read more »

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Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

This 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility is an unexpected find for a small town and yet it offers the finest in performing arts. Performances include passion plays, musical productions, professional drama troupes, dance and choral festivals, recitals, and various music genres. To find out what’s on during your visit, click here. The Center is just under… Read more »

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Guest Review 6

“I’ve always received a phone call within a few hours of our arrival from the owner to make sure everything is as expected. On this trip, we were even surprised with a spectacularly decorated 10’+ tree for the holidays and tasteful decorations on the front door and around the house…all winter fun that would have… Read more »

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Guest Review 5

“The home is gorgeous and the view is breathtaking!! We arrived with a warm welcome of fall decor of pumpkins and mums, manicured landscaping, clean & beautiful home, and a gorgeous view!! The details in this home are well-thought-out! There was a bathroom for each of the beautifully decorated & clean bedrooms, kitchen is fantastic,… Read more »

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Guest Review 4

“This is our third stay at Buttercup Haven within the last six months…and I don’t have enough nice things to say about it. The owner has thought of everything you might need to make the stay enjoyable…..it feels like you’re visiting a friend’s home…a friend who has a very nice, well-decorated home with beautiful flower… Read more »

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Guest Review 3

“Buttercup Haven is aptly named, it is truly a private haven surrounded by beautiful landscaping with stunning unobstructed mountain views. Attention to detail earns this listing a solid five stars, from the interior design work & well crafted construction to the luxurious linens and hot tub. The details are just too long to list!”

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Guest Review 2

”Before leaving, we each gave a word describing our visit. They were: Beautiful, Exquisite, Amazing, Awesome, Fantabulous, Heavenly and Relaxing. We cannot wait to make more memories at this fabulous retreat.“

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