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Damon Rogers

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Veteran Owned Guest House, Walk to Downtown, 6th Generation Locals, Love Pets!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage

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Elegant 1600+ SqFt Home w/ Screened Porch, Wood Fireplace Operated by Locals

Generals Retreat is a charming, elegantly-furnished, 2 bedroom/1 bath guest home that rests behind our family's original property (The Big House) that was built in 1919. Nestled in a private setting with a private driveway and parking, this gorgeous vacation property is a mere 15 minute walk from Main Street Franklin and all of the historic sightseeing, shopping, and dining it has to offer.

There is ample outdoor room to run and enjoy cooking and recreation with the family. Enjoy the view of the historic property via a screened in porch and large outdoor patio off the master bedroom, the latter of which includes a gas grill and grilling utensils for cookouts.

Generals Retreat also offers a fully-stocked kitchen with service for 8, a formal cozy living room with console TV and a separate dining room surrounded on three sides with plantation shutters, a stackable washer/dryer, and much more.

Whether you're visiting family for the holidays, looking to relocate, or simply enjoying a much-needed vacation - we hope that you'll come and stay with our family in Franklin, TN!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Damon Rogers (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Damon Rogers

Welcome! We are Damon and Mark Rogers, the grateful custodians of Damon's family home where we retired in 2000 after 30 years of Navy life. Mark is a retired Naval Officer, and we have been very fortunate to have lived and travelled all over the world.

The family home was built in 1919 and Generals Retreat and Captains Quarters (VRBO Listing #496791), two of our rental properties located behind the Big House, were originally built in 1970 as a guest home and office suite.

Much of the surroundings you'll see when staying at one of our vacation rentals in Franklin have been gradually collected during our Navy years and represent our strong Southern heritage and love of antiques.

Damon Rogers purchased this cottage in 1919

Why Damon Rogers chose Tennessee

Enjoy 1600+ square feet of historic elegance with gorgeous family antiques and art adorning the walls and shelves of our properties.

Entertaining is a breeze in the fully stocked kitchen with all of the cooking, serving utensils, stoneware dishes, glasses, and all entertaining necessities for up to 8. Plantation Shutters abound on three sides in the classically furnished separate the dining room that is 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 the living room (wood provided). The master bedroom offers a reproduction Iron King bed, gorgeous & crisp linens, 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 the 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.

The second bedroom offers antique four poster twin beds and a built-in library loaded with books, board and card games, and movies. Separate laundry room adjacent to second bedroom plus a dressing room/make up area.

Linens and towels for kitchen are provided, as well as laundry and dishwasher supplies. The tiled bathroom has shower, ample thirsty towels, hair dryer and basic all-natural toiletries.

What makes this cottage unique

This charming guest home is situated at the back of the property of our original 1919 historic home, Stone Oaks. Step inside and you will feel right at home. The cherished family heirlooms - both furniture and art - each have their own story to tell. The plantation shutters throughout give homage to the Charleston, SC heritage and afford gorgeous views from throughout the home.

The screened-in porch and outdoor patio overlook a 3-board fenced side yard where you can enjoy games of badminton or cornhole, or simply sit in the yard in Damon's grandmother's glider and chairs under the oldest Elm Tree in Williamson County.

We believe that 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)
Veteran Owned Guest House, Walk to Downtown, 6th Generation Locals, Love Pets!
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews
Nashville, TN

Loved our stay here! Would definitely recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We're locals and needed a place to stay for 2 weeks between houses while moving - and this was just perfect and so comfortable for our family, including two young kids. The location can't be beat, and it really just feels like home. The owners are very responsive and available when you need something. I'll be recommending this to visiting friends and family who come to Franklin from now on!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure and we are so appreciative of your generous review! Enjoy your new home and I look forward to seeing your precious family often!
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This lovely house was perfect for our girls weekend trip to Franklin. Plenty of space and very comfortable. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing better than a girl's weekend and we are so glad it was all you wanted it to be! It was our pleasure having you enjoy Generals Retreat and our charming town. Thank you for your generous review and we hope to see you again in the future!
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Perfect Franklin location

  • 5 of 5

Great property and very nice owners.

Well located to town.

Quiet and clean.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, TN

Wonderful place. Safe and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a beautiful, quant and peaceful place. Mark and Damon are wonderful hosts too. Thanks for making this place available.


  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy for your generous review and so glad you captured the ambiance of our property and guest home! Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind words and we welcome you back anytime!
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Such a cozy inviting home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our recent stay at this little house. It was perfect for our needs (a getaway for my husband and I) but I noticed it would even be ideal with our kids! Everything was just as described in the write up.

We really enjoyed the screened in porch, as well as the dining room - which is more of a sun room. Being the first of spring the outside temperatures were up and down a bit, but when it got so cold the last night we were there we enjoyed having the option of starting a fire! That was a treat. We enjoyed the area - visiting the Carton plantation and a little bit downtown Franklin.

Thank you so much for making our stay enjoyable....the banana bread was a treat and we enjoyed the water, coffee and chocolates you left for us as well!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you enjoyed our charming town and found our guest home so inviting! We adore guests who want a get away and find the weekend peaceful and relaxing. So glad you took advantage of the wood burning fireplace to off set the dogwood winter we had during your visit! You must come back to see us for a longer visit! Thank you for your generous review and kind thoughts!
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Murfreesboro, TN

Stunning and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this best kept secret as our hosts were the epitome of graciousness and kindness and being the family home had so much knowledge of the area. Everything we needed was provided to include homemade banana bread, an assortment of coffee, tea, and hot chocolates to include the sugar and cream for same! Zip lock bags, ample kitchen utensils with loads of pots and pans to cook a meal for 20! This property is a block from Jim Warren Park and the stroll to town was a sight to behold with beautiful homes and yards along the way! We will return and next time bring my grand to enjoy the skate park at Jim Warren!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous and kind review of our property. We love sharing about the family home and being natives gives us a leg up on best restaurants and tours not to miss! Plus we get to meet interesting people like you who appreciate the history of the home, property, and our beautiful historic town. You are welcome back anytime for there is always something going on in Franklin!
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Red Pony
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Spencer Creek
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Zolo's Italian
Car: recommended

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 you can enjoy our quaint country neighbor, Leiper's Fork, where you can hop on the Natchez Trace Parkway and head into Nashville for another full day adventure.

Those of us living in Franklin boast that "we are 15 miles south and 100 years down the road from Nashville." Franklin has been mentioned in major publications like Southern Living, CNN, Money Magazine, Forbes, and Business Week as one of the best places to live, work, and visit in the entire country. Generals Retreat is centrally located in the heart of Historic Franklin - known for its 150 places to explore that are on the National Registry!


Rates & Availability

Franklin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Aug 8 2016 - Sep 16 2016
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Non refundable cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 17.25%

4 people maximum

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Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • Portable pack and play can be requested from owner. Two (2) air mattresses can be requested for extra young adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • tennis

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