|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Generals Retreat has 2 large bedrooms (1 king bed and 2 four poster twin beds), fully stocked kitchen with service for 8 including cooking utensils, dishwasher, blender, toaster, toaster oven, Keurig coffee maker, microwave, stove, oven, and refrigerator/freezer/ice maker, formal cozy living room with console TV and a separate dining room surrounded on three sides with plantation shutters. All bedrooms have their own HD TV (cable and WiFi included) plus DVD/VHS. This guest home is elegantly appointed and as soon as you enter you feel welcomed! All ages will love the extra touches of this charming home away from home.
Enjoy the picturesque view of the historic property via a screened in porch and large outdoor patio off the master bedroom. The patio is perfect for family cookouts and includes a gas grill and grilling utensils. Separate laundry room with stackable washer/dryer and dressing room with a desk for games, office use or preparing for a night on the town. The back yard is ideal for families with children of any age. Play badminton or corn hole in the side yard or wade in the creek in the back yard. Stroll along sidewalks to view historic properties to Jim Warren Park (2 blocks), Historic West Main (2 blocks) or downtown Franklin (6 blocks). This charming cottage is THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN FRANKLIN!
Damon and Mark Rogers feel privileged to be the custodians of Damon's family home where in 2000 they retired after 30 years of Navy life. Mark is a retired Naval Officer and as a couple they have lived and travelled the world. It is evident in their surroundings they collected during their Navy years, however, the Southern influence and love of antiques abound. The family home was built in 1919 and Generals Retreat and Captains Quarters (VRBO Listing #496791), the two out buildings located behind the original home, were built in 1970 as a guest home and office suite
Damon Rogers purchased this cottage in 1919
Enjoy 1600+ square feet of historic elegance with gorgeous family antiques and art. Entertaining is a breeze in the fully stocked kitchen with all of the cooking and serving utensils plus service for 8 of stoneware dishes, glasses, and all entertaining necessities. Plantation Shutters abound on three sides in the classically furnished separate Dining room appointed with an antique secretary, antique bar/serving area, and cherry antique pedestal dining table.
Cozy up in front of the beautiful mantled wood burning fireplace in Living Room with wood provided. A reproduction Iron King bed in master bedroom made with gorgeous & crisp linens awaits your sleep and the master bedroom has a walk in closet and Queen Anne desk. Just outside the master bedroom is an all Wicker-furnished private screened in porch. Step from either the screened-in porch or 2nd bedroom onto a heavenly outside patio with ample seating and umbrella table for outdoor dining. Take advantage of the outdoor gas grill with utensils or sit around the portable fire pit with wood provided.
Antique four poster twin beds in second bedroom with built in library loaded with books, board and card games, dvd’s, and vhs movies. Separate laundry room adjacent to second bedroom and includes a dressing room/make up area. Two flat screen HDTV’S in bedrooms with DVD/VHS and Console TV with DVD in living room = 3 TV's total. Free Wifi and basic Cable throughout.
Linens, Towels for kitchen and bath and basic toiletries are provided. Laundry and dishwasher supplies are provided. Basic kitchen spices, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and popcorn are provided.
Tiled bathroom has shower, ample thirsty towels, hair dryer and basic all natural toiletries.
This charming guest home is situated at the back of the property of the original 1919 historic home, Stone Oaks. Step inside and you will feel right at home. The homeowners cherished family heirlooms of furniture and art are welcoming and each piece has its own story to tell. The plantation shutters throughout give respect to the Charleston, SC heritage and afford views from throughout the home. The screened in porch and outdoor patio are fully private overlooking parkland making you wonder if you really are in a residential area of historic Franklin.
The homeowners say this property is the best kept secret in Franklin and are delighted to share it with you. This guest home was built as a home and has all the amenities of a bigger house on a smaller scale.
This property sleeps 4 but adjacent to Generals Retreat is Captains Quarters (VRBO Listing #496791) which sleeps 2 and both can be booked for a total of 6 people.
Second time to stay at this property. We enjoyed it both times. We have stayed in both apartments and they are both well appointed, clean and peaceful. We have met wonderful people and have appreciated the southern charm and hospitality of Mark and Damon.
We enjoyed the General's Retreat house. It was neat, clean, and well stocked. The owners were very nice and accommodating and made sure that our stay was enjoyable. They have two wonderful Golden Retrievers (as do we). We would recommend the General's Retreat for up to 4 people comfortably. The only drawback is that there is only one bathroom but other than that there is plenty of room.
I rented General's Retreat for the Halloween weekend so I could be close to my daughter and her family. The house was very charming, clean and well kept. It had everything we needed for the weekend. The home is within walking distance to downtown and the area was fantastic for "trick-or-treating". The town of Franklin really got into the Halloween spirit and it brought me back to earlier times where kids and parents went out together.
The yard was huge and was a great area for my 2 yellow labs. They loved being able to run around in the yard. My grandchildren also liked the back yard where there was plenty of room for soccer and football.
I would highly recommend this property. Even though it is located on the same property as the owners, they didn't bother us and I enjoyed meeting Damon and their 2 dogs!
Generals Retreat is a fabulous southern get- away! I visited Franklin with my family and could not have hoped for more accomodating circumstances. Our hosts took care of our every need with a full, stocked fridge, plenty of clean towels and sheets, information for all of the fun Franklin sites and a beautiful yard and sitting areas for outdoor relaxation. The Queen-sized worked well for my husband and I while the twin beds my two children loved. Coffee in the sunroom overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard was a lovely bonus! We look so forward to returning to Franklin and hope Generals Retreat will be available for our family! Thanks, Franklin Hosts for a wonderful stay!
Such a pretty home in a great location for walking to downtown Franklin! We enjoyed exploring the grounds and relaxing in the screened porch. Wish we could have stayed longer!
This home is in a delightfully beautiful, quiet, restful setting. The owners are very nice.
The patio and porch were extremely dirty, esp. the furniture. This was acknowledged, but never corrected. The double bed is a hammock.
The air conditioner was very hard to regulate.
Whether you walk, drive or catch the Franklin Trolley, you are easily accessible to Carnton Plantation, The Carter House, The Lotz House, movies or live entertainment at the Franklin Theatre, Pull Tight or Boiler Room Theatres, shopping, antiquing or sightseeing. Museum tours, bike tours, and ghost tours are abundant or walk a block to Jim Warren Park for fresh air and sunshine. Jim Warren also boasts a Skate Park!
If you are a foodie, you will be pleased as there are numerous privately owned restaurants within walking distance. For the wine aficionado, Arrington Vineyards is but a short car ride along picturesque country roads or enjoy our quaint country neighbor, Leiper's Fork! Pick up the Natchez Trace Parkway and head into Nashville for another full day adventure.
Those of us living in Franklin boast 'we are 15 miles south and 100 years down the road from Nashville'. A 30 minute drive gets you to 'Music City USA'! Franklin has been mentioned in major publications like Southern Living, CNN, Money Magazine, Forbes, Business Week as one of the best places to live, work, and visit in the entire country and Generals Retreat is centrally located in the historic district with 150 places to explore that are on the National Registry.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 3 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Non refundable cleaning fee||$50.00 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$100.00 + Tax|
|Notes||4 people maximum|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.