F. B. I. - FRANKLIN BATTLEFIELD INN (DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN, TN!)

Mary Ellen and Clyde Redford

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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F. B. I. - FRANKLIN BATTLEFIELD INN (DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN, TN!)

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Historic Folk Victorian Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Franklin Battlefield Inn is a beautiful historic Folk Victorian home built c. 1902, but with all the modern luxuries for the 21st century traveler… including three bedrooms, two bathrooms with limitless hot water provided by a tank-less hot water heater, a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, tile back splash, a gas stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and ice maker, washer and dryer, a vent-less gas log fireplace, four flat screen TVs with Direct TV, DVR (over 700 channels!), a blue-ray DVD player, and more.

Franklin Battlefield Inn (aka “the F.B.I.”) is centrally located in Historic Downtown Franklin! If you are here to visit the Number One Small Town in TN ( according to Southern Living), you will want to stay here at the FBI! Walk to Franklin’s thriving Main Street, dining, groceries, shopping, parks, museums and more. And if you are here to visit Nashville, Franklin Battlefield Inn is only a hop, skip and a jump from Music City USA (just a 25 minute drive).

Our county historian named this family home “Franklin Battlefield Inn,” because the house is located on ground zero of the Battle of Franklin. It is argued that the Battle of Franklin was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and this house sits at the very center of where the battle was fought! The Carter House and Museum are just two blocks north.

After the Civil War, Samuel P. Redford bought land from the Carter family and built several houses using wood from his lumber mill. Between 1899 and 1902, Sam Redford built this home using the finest red oak from his mill. Since then, five generations of Redfords have lived here (and a couple died here, but shhh don’t tell the kids there are ghosts). We have heard stories of how our ancestors used to board guests in this home. We hope to bring back this tradition of hospitality by welcoming you to stay at the FBI.

With a gorgeous fenced in back yard, spacious deck and crab orchard stone island with fire pit, Franklin Battlefield Inn is a great place for events such as parties, teas, cookouts, reunions or weddings. For an additional fee, you may have your party at the FBI. (Please note that events must be approved and scheduled in advance.)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed

Mary Ellen and Clyde Redford

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Mary Ellen and Clyde Redford are “Southerners” through and through, having lived in middle TN all their lives. Mary Ellen was born and raised in Nashville. She graduated from the Harpeth Hall School for Girls and the University of TN. She taught school for seven years at Franklin Elementary School before retiring to become a full time mom. Clyde was born and raised in Franklin, TN at a time when this small town was more like “Mayberry.” He graduated from Battle Ground Academy and Lipscomb University. His career was spent in the insurance industry, which culminated in him being President of Gale-Smith and Company, and later Board Chairman and CEO. He retired in 2010.

Mary Ellen and Clyde met on a “blind date” in June of 1968 and married in December of 1969. They are the proud parents of Matt, Meg, and Will and the proud grandparents of two amazing grandchildren, Emily and Bryson. After spending 36 years in Franklin raising their children, they moved to southwest Williamson County in 1999. Active in many charitable organizations, they represent the “volunteer spirit” of the Volunteer State.

Mary Ellen and Clyde Redford purchased this house in 1899

This property has been passed down from one generation to the next. Sam Redford built this home and others in Franklin between 1899 and 1902 having purchased the land from what had been part of the Carter plantation. This home holds great sentimental value for the Redford family, so much so that when the 5th generation, Emily Redford, moved out, we decided to restore it, preserve it, keep it in the family for future generations and share it with others. Today we are offering our family home for travelers seeking comfort, luxury and ambiance in their travel accommodations.

Staying at the Franklin Battlefield Inn is a step back into time, a slower, gentler time of charm and grace. Built only 38 years after the Civil War, this property was on the battlefield. History abounds. Visit the Historic Carter House and Carnton Mansion. Perhaps a ghost tour would appeal to you.

The back deck and back yard with a fire pit offer visitors the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy their time together. We think you will feel the love that has gone into restoring the old and creating the new aspects of this home. It is not a Victorian Museum, but rather a charming and comfortable place to make new memories.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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F. B. I. - Franklin Battlefield Inn (Downtown Franklin, TN!)
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F. B. I. - Franklin Battlefield Inn (Downtown Franklin, TN!)
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Franklin Tennessee
Wolcott, CT
5

Pristine home away from home

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely home! Completely remodeled,tastefully decorated, and sparkling clean, it was just perfect for the four of us. The hosts provided thoughtful amenities that added to our enjoyment.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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F. B. I. - Franklin Battlefield Inn (Downtown Franklin, TN!)
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Franklin Tennessee
Vermont
5

Simply Historic!

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful home in the heart of historic Franklin. We spent a few days here with family while attending my niece's wedding and it could not have been more pleasant. My husband and I are Civil War reenactors and Franklin is a great place to step back in time. Would love to return! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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F. B. I. - Franklin Battlefield Inn (Downtown Franklin, TN!)
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Franklin Tennessee
Peoria, IL
5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5
This home was spectacular!! We stayed with several family members for a wedding at Lillie Belles. If there was a detail to be thought of, this couple did not spare one! Very welcoming and responsive. We were greeted with cold champagne in the refrigerator, lovely home made cookies and treats. The linens on the beds are out of this world, we actually contacted the property owner to find out the brand, and have ordered a set for ourselves. The place was spotless, and there were plenty of seating areas for outdoor relaxation. This beat staying at any hotel, hands down. You will not be disappointed if you stay here, I would highly recommend it!!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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F. B. I. - Franklin Battlefield Inn (Downtown Franklin, TN!)
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Franklin Tennessee
Ocean Springs, MS
5

Our Stay in Franklin

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful home. This property far exceded my expectations. It was fabulous and well worth the cost. The owners are so helpful. The home was immaculate and well stocked for travelers. I wish we could have stayed longer. I would definitely recommend this home! :)
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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F. B. I. - Franklin Battlefield Inn (Downtown Franklin, TN!)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p469225vb
6157947701
Franklin Tennessee
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
We loved our time at this beautiful home. We had every comfort we could desire and the location was ideal. We filled our days with history, antiques, music and good food. We enjoyed the back yard, the deck and the rocking chairs on the front porch. It is a very thoughtfully prepared rental option and we highly recommend the F.B.I.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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F. B. I. - Franklin Battlefield Inn (Downtown Franklin, TN!)
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Franklin Tennessee
Canada
5

D. Sc

  • 5 of 5
Just stayed at this residence for a cycling trip. Fantastic accomodations and location. Worth every dollar. Walking distance to downtown with great shops, restraunts and the nicest folks you'll meet.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the FBI. Hopefully the garage was adequate storage for your bicycles.
Thank you for your kind review and we hope you will keep us in mind for future "Canadian Invasions."
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nashville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bunganut Pig
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Uncle Bud's
Car: recommended

For you Civil War buffs... this house was built at the very epicenter the Battle of Franklin, and only two blocks from the historic Carter House.

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Availability & Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes Rate is based on an occupancy of two guests. Each additional guest is $35 per person, per night.
Cleaning fee is $150.
A rental agreement will be emailed to you. Upon receipt of your signature on page 5, (agreeing to the terms of said agreement) and receipt of your deposit, your reservation will be confirmed.
Credit cards accepted over the phone only, for security reasons.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2122 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , All tile, ceiling shower head, make-up mirror
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All tile, double vanity, walk in shower with bench.
  • Tankless hot-water heater - endless hot water!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Electric fireplace and 50' flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 37' flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 37' flat screen TV
    additional bed - 1 twin/ single , This extra bed is in a window nook at the top of the stairs
  • New Dutch made mattresses, luxury linens and pillows, beautiful decor.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • library
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • churches
  • playground
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • racquetball
  • fishing
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