Featuring a perfect getaway motel in Franklin, North Carolina when planning that beautiful mountain vacation filled with several exciting activities in the Gem Capital of World. Franklin, North Carolina is located in Nantahala National Forest. Sapphire Inn is close to many hiking trails including Appalachian Trail & Bartram Trail, waterfalls, gem mining, golf courses, boating, fishing and much more. Sapphire Inn offers free Wi-Fi and pet-friendly accommodations in Franklin, just 20 miles from Cherokee where jackpot awaits you at Harrah’s Casino. Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms include views of the mountains or city. The rooms include a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub or shower. A flat-screen TV is provided.