Franklin has a great deal to offer! Antique shopping, Ruby mines, fly fishing, modern library, Greenway walking paths, horseback riding, golf, crafts, museums, lots of shopping and so much more….Several gem mines are within 10 miles of Rose Manor. ( 1 guest came to NC for the first time in 2011 and stayed 3 weeks at Rose Manor & fell in love with a Rose Manor carpenter so she stayed in NC , then in 2012 took her Mother who was visiting from France to Mason Mtn. Mine & found a 70 carat Ruby worth $5,000.00 & also an emerald. You may be lucky, too!) Bryson City in addition has the Famous railroad, & the national park…and lots of fun things to do around Deep Creek.