About Harrison, Owner/Manager
Proprietors, Actor, John Schuck and West Coast Artist, Harrison Houle’ moved to Franklin after visiting their son and family at Christmas time and attending the “Dickens’ Festival”. They developed an instant love for the quaint town and immediately sold their house in Venice Beach, California, to start a new adventure In Franklin TN.
Why Harrison, Owner/Manager chose Historic Downtown Franklin
The Sugar Shack is a labor of love for these two hopeless romantics who purchased this railroad section house and lovingly restored it.
What makes this Cottage unique
Originally a railroad section house built in the early 1900's, it's had it's share of colorful history.For visitors seeking the ideal escape, the Sugar Shack provides an opportunity to stay in a piece of history while enjoying every modern luxury and convenience. The recipient of a 2017 Award of Merit from the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, this cottage was designed with cozy spaces, vaulted ceilings, luxe furnishings and spa like bath amenities for the ultimate retreat.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Request for wedding, photo shoot, video shoot or other events - please contact owner through VRBO.
Additional cleaning/linen change ($150 + tax) required every 6 days for stays longer than 5 nights
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect in every way
What an amazing time we had in your beautiful space. The attention you pay to the extra niceties really made it special - the fresh flowers, delicious muffins, and the cheese tray that saved our life when we realized we really hadn't eaten much dinner at our wedding reception! We also loved the grapefruit oil diffuser which made the whole house smell so lovely. It is even better than advertised and we will be back to celebrate our anniversary! Thanks for everything.
This is an amazing time in your life and i’m So happy you picked the Sugar Shack to start off your new adventure as husband and wife.
Have a fabulous Honeymoon!!!
By the way.. thank you for leaving your stunning, “Fall” brides bouquet at the Shack.... I took my breath away!!! It is being enjoyed💓
Owner/manager/Sugar Shack Franklin
Perfection in Franklin!
Harrison was a very gracious and thoughtful host! The house was beautiful and well appointed, she thought of everything! We were greeted with gorgeous flowers in every room, wine and snacks in the fridge, and amazing pastries and coffee on the counter! I loved her decorating style and hope to return soon!
Thank you Dawn. Yes, come back soon!! I’m so glad that you came to celebrate your Anniversary at the Sugar Shack🌷
All the Best,
Owner/Manager Sugar Shack Franklin
Beauty and comfort
Harrison truly provides a perfect experience with the most comfortable linens, gorgeous furniture and every item you need to cook and relax. This is a love experience
Thank you for the lovely review! I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. Yes, it is a very special place .....saving this historic railroad section house has been labor of love for us❣️ Come back soon!!
This is IT—The Sugar Shack is spectacularly special. Better than the Ritz. Tucked away, yet only three blocks from the hustle and bustle of downtown Franklin, the grounds and porches invited us to sit awhile before discovering the perfection of this lovingly restored cottage. No detail overlooked. Nothing needed. Six out of five stars!
Thank you Traci for surprising your parents with a lovely weekend at the Sugar Shack. What a wonderful daughter you are!!! I loved the fact that your dad’s favorite song is “Sugar Shack”, and that you played it as you drove to the “Shack.”
Looking forward to many more memories to be made at Christmas time.🥰 ~Harrison
2nd Stay at Sugar Shack even better than the 1st
The Sugar Shack is one of our all time favorite VRBO properties. It's beautiful in every detail inside and out, with happy surprises everywhere you look. The location is quiet and just a few blocks walk to downtown Franklin. This was our second visit and we hope to be back soon. Can't recommend it enough!
Thank you so very much. We’re really happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage!!! Come back soon :))
Owner/manager Sugar Shack Franklin
The Sugar Shack is AMAZING!!!
Our stay at the Sugar Shack was the most wonderful experience of any place we have ever stayed! We loved everything about it!! From being welcomed with home made bread, fresh cut flowers in every room, fruit on the dining room table, meat and cheese tray, a chilled bottle of wine and other drinks waiting for us, the gorgeous decor, and amazing artwork, all in this beautiful and lovingly designed home. Harrison is an extremely
gracious host! We contacted her quite a bit, throughout our stay, to ask about the beautiful pieces throughout the house and to ask for design advice for our own home. She was more than happy to share all the details and to advise us!! Every room in the home is inviting, and the ultimate in comfort and luxury. The bedroom and master bath are so very romantic!! Anyone who stays here will fall in love with this place, like we did!! We highly recommend staying here! We look forward to our future visits!!
Thank you for this wonderful review. I really enjoyed the experience of exchanging ideas and meeting you. It is always rewarding to have guests like you who notice the love put into the Sugar Shack.
Come back soon❣️❣️❣️❣️
Owner/manager Sugar Shack
Come vacation, leave your worries behind, and stay at The Sugar Shack, our cozy cottage, in the middle of downtown Franklin.
Park your car.
Enjoy walking to fine dining, great shopping, antiquing, art galleries, historical homes and wonderful live music all within walking distance from Sugar Shack. While you're in Franklin, be sure to visit the largest privately-owned Confederate Cemetary at The Carnton Plantation. Also be sure to take the time to visit The Carter House and The Lotz House.