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The Way Things Were.....

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Kidding! Not Dinky but loads of fun. With the tiny house movement, you can "test drive" a tiny house but still have everything you could need in place and at the ready.

Go back in time (just for a visit) to the way things were. If you've ever spent time in a true mountain cabin, you'll feel right at home at The Dinky Little Cabin. The interior is charming, warm and inviting and the exterior has the perfect setting with pasture, meadow, woods and privacy.

"Deer Meadow" is next door and you're almost guaranteed a show each evening. Doe’s with their new born fawns and the occasional buck wander across the meadow and graze. We supply the perfect vantage point from the covered deck with porch chairs or go inside to the "sun/family" room with a wall of windows overlooking the meadow.

Even with all the old-world charm we've managed to include the best of the 21st century. High speed internet and satellite TV along with central heat and air

The home has one bedroom and one bath but in addition, there is a sleeping porch with a gathering area good for reading, TV, iPad, and of course, watching the deer.

More Details

Property Manager
April Moore
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Franklin in Smithbridge

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Sleeping porch with queen bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility


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(3 traveller reviews)

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The Way Things Were.....
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
St Augustine Fl


  • 4 of 5

Thank you April for your assistance

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pontiac, Illinois

Peaceful and Nostalgic

  • 5 of 5

The listing is dead on - this is not a new house, not a three-star resort, and not a condo. It is an old mountain cabin in a fantastic setting. Great fenced-in back yard worked well for our dog. The bed was comfortable. Although nothing is new, it was clean and usable. I used the grill a couple of nights and it worked fine. We did breakfast at the house every day. It was stocked well enough to cover anything we forgot. Most peaceful setting we have been at in a long time. We saw deer in the meadow outside the windows of the screened in sun room every morning and evening. Although you have neighbors nearby it is very quiet. The roads accessing the house are a bit narrow but you get used to those. It is very convenient to Franklin - a great little mountain town - just a few minutes away. We will be coming back as regular visitors as we evaluate the area as a possible retirement spot. April, the manager, was great to work with and the registration process was seamless. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place. Have neighbors but secluded. Centrally located. Managers nice to work with.

  • 5 of 5

This was our hurricane evac point. Great stay. Close to everything.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £180.52
Cleaning £72.21 + Tax
Pet Fee £36.1 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

If a nonpermitted pet is found to have been at the home the full security deposit will be withheld.
The full security deposit will be withheld if pets were on furnishings or bedding.
There is a $25 deduction for leaving trash in or at the home. Taking trash to a recycling center is mandatory.
There is a $25 deduction for leaving the grill dirty.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.