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Beautiful Victorian Home 1/2 block from Main Street Fourth bedroom available.

Bud Carman

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Bud Carman

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015
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Beautiful Victorian Home 1/2 block from Main Street Fourth bedroom available.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

Franklin House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom house, EACH WITH ITS PRIVATE BATH (Sleeps 8)

A visit to the Inn is a delightful experience. This beautiful Victorian Home contains a spacious, beautifully appointed 4,950 square feet, sure to create that special experience while visiting in Middle Tennessee. Have a special occasion? Just let us know. The best of three worlds! -- (1) Beautifully appointed Victorian Home -- (2) 1/2 block off Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, TN -- (3) ideally situated to host your wedding, rehearsal dinner or other special event.

The Inn was built as a private residence in 1892. The house has been extensively renovated. Numerous antiques complement modern furnishings and décor, reminiscent of comfortable living at the turn of the twentieth century.

Lodging guests will enjoy our fully equipped kitchen!

You will visit the shops on Main Street, the Franklin Theater, and shops filled with gorgeous antiques You are within a short driving distance to historic sites and much more.

Three Queen Suites are located upstairs with two sitting rooms, equipped with a 55” high definition television with DVD player, sofas and comfortable chairs for relaxation. The Inn is ideal for your wedding or other group event and is perfect for a get away retreat,both for personal relaxation and for professional development and presents a perfect setting for a music, spiritual or professional retreat.

The Inn can be made available for your event for an additional fee.

EVENTS WHICH CAN BE SCHEDULED ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL. THE OWNERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SCHEDULE AN EVENT WHICH WILL NOT BE INTRUSIVE TO THE LODGING AREA. SEE RENTAL AGREEMENT FOR DETAILS.

Full information is available for dining at area restaurants and attractions.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Bud Carman (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2015

About Bud Carman

Owners are Bud & Barbara Carman. We live six minutes away from the Inn and can be responsive in a timely way to assist with any question or concern. We are only a text or cell phone call away for you!

Bud Carman purchased this house in 2002

Why Bud Carman chose Franklin

We fell in love with this property on the first visit. We learned the house was constructed in 1892 as 'a Victorian Home in the Queen Anne Style'. The house is absolutely beautiful and we have enjoyed decorating it so much. We are located in Franklin's Historic District and in addition to lodging, host weddings, bridal luncheons, afternoon teas and countless birthday and anniversary parties. The house was constructed as a residence in 1892. Why this property? We just loved it and still do! That's why. Although we live a few minutes away, hanging out here is fun and the large screen tv's provide a favorite get away spot for the sports lovers in our family. In January 2002 when I learned this property was on the market, my first thought was how nice it would be to own a Victorian home in Franklin's historic district, and that thought has become even nicer over the years.

What makes this house unique

The queen suites are upstairs, away from the entry level area, assuring an abundance of privacy.

Our king suite is not included but might be available. If interested, ask for quote

Guestbook comments from the owner

The place is amazing and exceeded our expectations! We appreciate your hospitality and it made for a wonderful mini family reunion and New Year's celebration. Happy 2013!
Dec 2012
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 41 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Victorian Home 1/2 block from Main Street Fourth bedroom available.
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 43 reviews
2

Wedding weekend

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at Lilli Bells with several of our guest who traveled into town for our wedding. The house is beautiful and we were certainly comfortable with the exception of the water. No one was able to take a hot shower and the last thing I wanted before slipping into my wedding gown was the icy shower I got. I was also disappointed with the owners respose. Giving me lots of directions and complaining g that it would be hard to get someone there on a Saturday.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my So sorry! On the wedding day, no less. My standard procedure is to check everything, including hot water before a guest arrives. I had a call that there was no hot water in one room but the guest made a suggestion she could borrow a shower from another guest room, it being all in the family and I thought all was ok. Our showers have been working well and I check them often. The home was built in 1892 but our water heaters are not that old. I did mention I might have difficulty getting a plummer there on the weekend but did not mean to complain -- sorry it came across that way.. I checked the hot water in the referenced unit after the guest left, letting the water run and it was still hot enough after 5 minutes. there may have been a recovery issue -- not sure. I will have a thorough review of each water heater for each room. I do not want this issue to arise again and will go the extra mile to take corrective action. Also I will email the guest and attempt to make this right. Nothing should be cold on one's wedding day, that's for sure.
5

The cherry on top of our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful! We had plenty of space to spread out. We loved each having our own bathroom in our rooms. The staff was flexible and extremely friendly. Everyone was very helpful and made our time there especially comfortable. This home feels historic - we felt like we were staying in a museum - but not in a bad way! I could have spent hours just looking around at all the details. The kitchen was huge and had everything we needed, plus everything we didn't. We had an amazing time and would highly recommend this stay to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Las Vegas, nv
5

Best Inn we have ever stayed at

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in May of 2014 and could not believe it. The pictures don't do this house justice. We stayed in the Lillie bell white room and absolutely loved it. This inn is literally a few paces off the main square for shopping and dinning. We are hotel snobs and this place fit the bill. We could not believe how inexpensive our stay was for soft sheets, clean beautiful marble bathrooms, and an amazing location. The home has beautiful history and is completely remodeled with all the comforts to include flat screen TVs in all the rooms and the sitting nook off the second floor. Bud the owner was beyond accommodating. A true southern gentleman. Our flight was delayed and he still went out of his way to meet us after 10pm. We will be back for sure renting the whole house for a girls trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

The Franklin Inn is BEAUTIFUL and very accomodating! We had a great long weekend. We had 3 couples so the arrangement of the upstairs living quarters was absolutely perfect. The rooms are large, very comfortable and bathrooms very, very nice. The rooms were quiet and very private.

Great restaurants and shopping within walking distance and the few times we took our car out the access in and out was very easy. We are all bt 55 - 60 in age and the walking was easy and lots of fun. Very safe area

Would definitely recommend this Inn. Bud was very accomodating and a perfect host.

My only negative would be if there was a catered event at the house during the stay....I am not sure how that would be a bit more challenging. As it was for us we could visit and played games and brought in pizza for dinner the first night. We were all tired from driving and we got around to going to eat everyplace was at last 2 hours wait so just not sure how that would have worked out.

Otherwise beautiful place and great weekend

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cincinnati, OH USA
5

A weekend at the Inn at Franklin Square

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 3 marvelous days at the Inn. The convenience to the square in Franklin was a big plus. There was a fair in progress in the square which added to our enjoyment. The Inn itself is a treasure. It is a great blend of history and modern conveniences. The back yard is covered by a large, lighted tent which we used for out large family to gather and enjoy before dinner. Several nice restaurants were within walking distance so this was a real plus. We used the large dining room to play cards in the evening and the living room was also a great gathering place. However, the best features were the quality and cleanliness of the facility, the hospitality provided to us and the way we truly felt at home. I hope my family can enjoy the Inn again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Son's wedding

  • 5 of 5

Lillie Belles was absolutely perfect, Bud & Barbara are so very welcoming and give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay in Franklin, we are from Atlanta, and our family rented the entire Inn as well as the event center for the rehearsal dinner. The Inn is beautiful and filled with antiques while having all the modern conveniences such as wifi. Our Italian family did the cooking, but both Chef Joe and Chef Eric came by to make sure we knew how to use everything. Our rooms were beautiful and comfortable, the TVs made it convenient to watch whatever you wanted. The Carmens were available in a moments notice, and being from Atlanta we always worry about parking, well no need to worry, there is plenty of parking that is provided by the City of Franklin. The entire stay was wonderful. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Franklin
"2010 Most Romantic Main Street-National Trust for Historic Preservation 2010 One of the Best..."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nashville International Airport (BNA)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Puckett's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Forrest Crossing Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nashville
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 65
Car: recommended

Located 1/2 block off the town square, we are within easy walking distance of Main Street shopping. Shop for your favorite antique nearby and enjoy lunch at Meridees, Papa Boudreaux, Mellow Mushroom, or Dotsons, all closeby. In addition to lodging the property is also an events venue and guests may contact the owner for availability and pricing.

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April 16 17 18 2015
Apr 16 2015 - Apr 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$545
 
 
CMA 2015
Jun 9 2015 - Jun 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 22 2015 - Dec 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
$495
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$395
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Administrative $50
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 17.25%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 4950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Golf Course View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 full, 2 half
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Lillie White Room - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom
    The Lauren Room - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom
    The Lolly Room - 1 queen , Upstairs Bedroom
  • Three queen suites upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Outdoor seating on front patio under dogwood tree overlooking 3rd Avenue South. Comfortable outdoor seating group, sofa chairs and table, through the gated rose arbor under canopy in rear of house, surrounded by gardens and fountains -- a favorite for lodging guests for morning coffee and hanging out until everybody awakes from sleeping in their amazingly comfortable bed -- 'Meet me in the courtyard!'.

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