Wayah Creek Cottages & Gardens
26 Wayah Way
Franklin, North Carolina 28734

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Open Year 'Round
Owners and Hosts: Jackie & Larry Clark

These secluded fireplace mountain cabins are located in scenic Wayah Valley. They are nestled along picturesque Wayah Creek, under the towering shade canopy of hardwoods, graceful dogwoods and rhododendrons. From each cabin you can view the creek and hear the soothing sound of rushing water. Directly in front of the cabins is the 5342 foot high Wayah Bald, with the Appalachian and Bartram Trails on top. Hiking trails abound on this Mountain Waters Scenic Byway SR1310,
known as Wayah Road.  

Creekside BBQ Grill in front of cabin.
Native stone fireplace in every cabin.
Wayah Creek in Springtime.

The cottage grounds are a mixture of natural wooded creek beauty with rock-bordered flower gardens, split rail fences and an herb garden for your culinary delight. Enjoy strolling the park-like grounds, pause to rest on one of the many park benches, swings or Adirondak chairs to absorb the tranquil environment of nature, or just relax on your front porch watching the water rush by. Grill and eat out by the creek, enjoy an outdoor campfire under the stars with the fireflies, or curl up by your own cozy fireplace during the cool nights (October through April). The cottages are completely furnished with cozy comfort and rustic elegance.

2012 RATES

1BR/1Bath - King or Queen Bed
2BR/1Bath - King, Queen or Twin Beds

We accept Cash, Travelers Cheques, Personal Checks. Sorry no credit cards accepted.
10% tax additional.

Each Mountain Cabin Has:

Natural stone fireplace
Native pine or chestnut paneling
Berber carpeting
Ceiling fans and electric heat
A/C during summer months

Satellite TV & VCR
Living/dining area
1 or 2 bedrooms/1 bath
Full kitchen, equipped with basic cookware,
coffeemaker, toaster and microwave
Covered front porch with view
Outside BBQ grill and picnic table
Linens and towels provided weekly
Firewood provided October - April

Cottages are Smoke Free & Pet Free


After making a telephone reservation, a deposit check made payable to Wayah Creek Cottages
for 50% of the total must be received within 7 days to confirm your reservation. Please
include your reservation dates on your check. A receipt and a confirmation letter will be
mailed immediately after your deposit check is received. The balance is due at check-in (cash or travelers cheques). Refund of deposit given with 30 day advance cancellation, minus a $30 cancellation fee.

Minimum reservation is for 2 nights.
Holiday weekends - 3 nights.

Check-in: 3-6 pm, but other arrangements are possible.
Check-out: By 10 am

Call Jackie at 828-524-2034 between 9am - 6pm, Eastern Time.
Please leave a message, if I'm not by the phone, I will return your call!


Located on Mountain Waters Scenic Byway, SR 1310, known as Wayah Road.
From Hwy. 441/23 go west on Hwy. 64 (toward Hayesville / Murphy). Proceed 3.8 miles to the Wayah Bald / LBJ Job Corp exit. Turn right onto Old Murphy Road. Take first left at the Citgo gas station onto Wayah Road.
Go 3.8 miles. Turn left at Wayah Creek Cottages sign.
Proceed slowly across the bridge to the office straight ahead.

Creekside cabin in winter.
Mountain view cabin near creek.
Creekside gardens.

Wayah Creek Cottages Guest Comments:

"Winter, spring, summer, fall - every season here has beauty for all! Loved it! Will be back!"

"Hearing the creek at night made sleeping here wonderful, and early morning coffee on the porch was so peaceful. Love the homey decorations that change with the seasons. Keep up the good work!"

"Loved the cottages - so delightful and cozy, and super clean! We slept like babies to the hypnotic sound of the creek. Made new friends at the campfires every night. Really enjoyed this!"

"We so enjoyed adding your fresh herbs and tomatoes to our meals. The cabin and grounds are peaceful, quiet and beautiful. We hope to be back next year."

"The cottages provide a rustic, pristine environment which we appreciate."

"The warm feeling we get from the calm of Wayah Creek is greatly enhanced by the beautiful gardens created by Jackie and Larry. Their caring spirit and love of nature is a blessing for all who visit."


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