Buttercup Haven During the Holidays

Christmas tree at Buttercup Haven

Margaret personally decorates Buttercup Haven for the holidays each year. In 2021, the home looked amazing and was really appreciated by her guests. In 2022, Buttercup Haven will be decorated in time for guests arriving at the beginning of November through early January 2023. Guests interested in staying at Buttercup Haven for the holidays should…

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A Foodie Road Trip to Julep Farms

Julep Farms is one of our recommended road trips. Sitting on 22 acres of rolling pastures in Dillard, GA, it’s a 30-minute drive due south of Buttercup Haven. The restaurant is Julep Kitchen and it offers “New American cuisine with a Southern Twist” and seasonal cooking with high-quality, fresh ingredients. The Julep Market offers freshly…

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Buttercup Haven in the Summer

Franklin NC vacation rental

Buttercup Haven is perched on a ridge at an elevation of over 2800 feet with sweeping 270-degree views and cooling breezes. Summer temperatures are typically in the mid-80s with 14 hours or so of daylight. BestPlaces ranks Franklin’s climate as one of the most pleasant places in North Carolina. Most Summer visitors to Buttercup Haven arrive…

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COVID19 Updates from Buttercup Haven

How We Are Protecting Our Guests The cleanliness of Buttercup Haven has always been a top priority. However, in the era of COVID-19, we’ve taken additional steps to ensure the health and safety of our guests. Here’s what we have put in place during May 2020: Installation of two “iWave-R” air purifiers (one for each…

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Buttercup Haven in the Spring

Buttercup Haven looked especially colorful this Spring. The annual clean up and mulching took place on schedule. The trees and shrubs planted in the past few years provided a striking foreground to the home and the mountains. COVID-19 prevented our scheduled guests from enjoying the home and the gardens this year. We hope this post…

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Skiing, Snow Boarding, Snow Tubing & Ice Skating

Catalooche Ski Area

Some fun winter outdoor activities for all the family to enjoy. Sapphire Valley Ski Resort is 28 miles away in Sapphire, NC. Click here for directions. The resort website is a great source of information on the resort’s amenities, which includes a ski school and a tube park. You can access a trail map, snow report,…

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Buttercup Haven in the Fall

Buttercup Haven Rental, Franklin NC

Fall arrived late this year. Mild, Summer-like temperatures prevented the colors from forming at the usual time. Our late October and early November guests enjoyed the best of the Season’s colors when they arrived.  These photos of the outdoors (in front of Buttercup Haven) were taken in early November when temperatures were still mild to very…

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Eclipse at Buttercup Haven

Franklin was fortunate to be in the path of totality for the solar eclipse that took place on August 21st, 2017. Buttercup Haven with its sweeping views was the perfect place to experience the eclipse that day. Our guests (a party of 7, including two children) enjoyed their stay and captured this photo from the…

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