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Judge Frank's Elegant Comfort For Your Week Or Month Long Gathering

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
12 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    LoneBackpacker Gallery of World Photography
    15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Balsam Spa
    4 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Bocellis Italian Eatery
    13 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Pub 319
    13 min walk
  • Airport
    Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional)
    42 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Waynesville, Judge Frank's Elegant Comfort For Your Week Or Month Long Gathering is in the city center. Wheels Through Time Museum and Maggie Valley Opry House are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Waynesville Recreation Center and Queen's Farm Stables. Our guests appreciate the property's central location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      LoneBackpacker Gallery of World Photography - 15 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Balsam Spa - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Waynesville Recreation Center - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Lake Junaluska Golf Course - 8 min drive

    Getting around

    • Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional) - 42 min drive


    • Bocellis Italian Eatery — 13 min walk
    • Pub 319 — 13 min walk
    • The Sweet Onion — 14 min walk
    • Smoky Mountain Sub Shop — 14 min walk
    • Sunburst Market — 14 min walk
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    About this property

    Judge Frank's Elegant Comfort For Your Week Or Month Long Gathering

    A truly unique 5,000 square foot 7 bedroom, 5.5 bath home, Judge Frank Smather's House was built as a summer residence on 5 acres in 1926 to impress distinguished friends and business associates. Entertaining was a primary consideration then and remains so today, as we welcome guests to this authentic vacation destination, in a prime location, walking distance to downtown Waynesville, any time of the year. The home's modern amenities and spacious floor plan, with east and west wings, sleeps 14 guests, includes a large dinning room and formal living room, in addition to having an outdoor covered cabana for grilling and entertaining, a front porch, a 12 goat pasture, abundant grassy areas for yard games and gravel driveway with ample parking. Amenities include : WiFi, AT&T U-verse TV channels, 4 televisions, washer, dryer, linens & towels provided, heat/AC, off street parking, walking distance to downtown Waynesville, propane grill, minutes from fishing and floating the Tuckaseegee River or French Broad River.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Claire Boyer

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets allowed
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 king bed

    Bedroom 2

    1 king bed

    Bedroom 3

    1 twin/single bed

    Bedroom 4

    1 double bed

    Bedroom 5

    1 double bed

    Bedroom 6

    1 queen bed

    Bedroom 7

    1 double bed

    Other sleeping area 1

    1 double bed

    Property amenities


    • Close to skiing


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • 7 bedrooms
    • Linens provided


    • 6 bathrooms
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Stereo
    • Video library
    • Books

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Yard
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • In the city center

    Things to do

    • Rock climbing, hiking/biking trails, and rafting nearby


    • Sleeps 14
    • Unit size: 5000 sq ft (465 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Snowboarding nearby
    • Rafting nearby
    • Rock climbing nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

    Excellent for Family Gatherings!

    Great house with loads of character. We had 3 families come together for a few days and loved this house. Plenty of room both for gathering all together and also for escaping to somewhere quiet to enjoy a book or nap. Loved all the decorations and amenities, especially the firewood for the Great Room fireplace that we kept going most of the weekend. Easy walk to downtown for dinner one night, really enjoyed the location and views as well.

    5/5 Excellent

    Great Family Get Away

    This large 8 bedroom home was perfect for our multi-generational family visit to Waynesville. 12 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 toddlers came together for a family wedding and this home provided plenty of common area rooms to meet the needs of all. The goats in the pasture behind the home were a favorite of the kids. The entire family enjoyed an evening around a wood fire in the main living room as well as a night on the back deck grilling dinner. This home is perfectly placed for the family wedding at Laurel Ridge Country Club, historic Waynesville downtown (we enjoyed the Apple Harvest Festival) and connecting highways. Very comfortable and relaxing home.

    5/5 Excellent

    The house was beautiful. The baths and kitchen were well stocked. Really enjoyed our visit.

    We were traveling with 7 small children, 2 were under age 2. They loved the castle room, hammock, and especially the goats. Other family members visiting the area came by and there was plenty of room. The location is convenient to many shopping and local attractions. We felt there were only 2 things that we needed or could have used but were not furnished. There were not enough pillows on the beds, several of the double beds had only one. And since we had 2 little ones with us as well as one visiting we felt it would have been nice to have had a rocking chair available. But to be fair, we did not speak to the owner concerning either of these matters. Overall we truly enjoyed staying in the house and are already hoping we can return next year. Highly recommend this rental.

    5/5 Excellent

    Great place, plenty big

    We had nine biker guys and everyone fit with no problem and we all had our own room. I would advise to check the bed before claiming your room. Some beds are very hard and some are very soft. We were all very happy with the house.

    4/5 Good

    House is a good venue for family gathering.

    Home is spacious. Never used a rental service so am not certain how it compares. Certainly had a well stocked kitchen for families to gather and cook. A good idea to provide this and also the dining room was spacious. Would say the only downside was bathrooms were old and needed to be shared. Enjoyed the deck very much. Setting was nice. Not certain would describe Waynesville as a destination other than for a family get together. Overall impression of the home was favorable. We certainly appreciated the owners attitude which was gracious, southern hospitality.

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