2600 square foot home with many amenities and comfortably sleeps up to ten gues
About Kara Franklin
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, my husband, Joe and I moved to Lodi in the late 90’s with our three kids. We have traveled worldwide both for leisure (we love Italy) and as a military family. Joe spent 12 years in the Marine Corps and we were stationed in Japan for three of those years. Joe is now an airline pilot with a lot of hotel experience. Together we have incorporated many of our favorite travel conveniences and amenities into The Downtown Walnut. I hate it when I can’t charge my phone right next to my bed! And since Joe stays so many nights in hotels, he insisted we have great mattresses and high quality linens. It’s all about the comfort!
Kara Franklin purchased this House in 2018
Why Kara Franklin chose Lodi
We love old downtown Lodi! The relaxed pace and small town feel of Lodi combined with its world class wine and a growing downtown area makes it an exciting community to be a part of.
What makes this House unique
Come and experience the beauty of a vintage home and the convenience of modern updates in one beautiful location! Looking for a winery transportation? We’ve got options! •Destination Driver can book a private designated driver for $35/hr for up to 5 people to drive you in your own vehicle on a personal wine tour around Lodi and beyond. When you book a tour of 6 hours or more through their site, DD will give you one free hour (a $35 value). Just log on to and put the code The Downtown WalnutFREEHOUR into the comment section! •Lyft and Uber are also available locally to take you to local wineries and restaurants. •Sip Shuttle is another great option for getting around! They offer amazing winery tours and the best customer service. For reservations, please contact them at
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Kids welcome! Pack and Play/baby gate available
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Please do not use the fireplace.
Must be over 25 years of age.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing and beautiful home in downtown Lodi
We had an amazing stay at the Downtown Walnut. This home is just beautiful and Kara is a fantastic host. Kara was very responsive throughout our stay and has thought of all the little touches that make this property that much more memorable.
The home is comfortable, well decorated and well laid out. It appears to be newly renovated and the renovation was top notch. Kara provides everything that could be needed in the kitchen as well as plenty of towels in the baths. Our family just kept remarking how beautiful the home was, after our stay. Extremely convenient to downtown Lodi with all of its microbreweries, restaurants and shops as well as close to the numerous boutique wineries Lodi offers.
I wouldn’t hesitate to stay at The Downtown Walnut again.
Couldn’t be happier you all had a good stay. You and your family were wonderful guests and we truly enjoyed hosting you!
Perfect get a way!
Excellent location. Beautiful home.
We enjoyed hosting your family, Richard and look forward to your stay with us in the fall!
Beautiful home in heart of Lodi
This home exceeded our expectations. In addition to the beautiful home, we appreciated the many thoughtful touches- complimentary snacks, soft drinks and wine, toothbrushes and other toiletries (my husband forgot his toothbrush so it was particularly handy!), and even a clothes steamer.
Kirsten, we are so happy to hear you had a comfortable stay at The Downtown Walnut! Thanks for being such wonderful guests!
Excellent home! Really enjoyed our stay during our daughters wy
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, Steve; it was a such pleasure hosting your family for your daughter’s wedding in Lodi!
Fabulous stay at the Downtown Walnut!
Our family of 5 couldn't have been happier with this beautiful home! We were in Lodi for a family wedding and entertained some of the family at this home for dinner one night. We had plenty of room, comfortable beds, great location! We walked to breakfast at the Avenue Grill, and to shopping in town. We enjoyed coffee on the front porch every morning! We definitely recommend this home. Kara was great with communication and helpful hints for the area and also left us a nice gift when we arrived! Highly recommend this home! Will definitely stay here again if our travels bring us back to Lodi!
We are so glad you and your lovely family enjoyed your stay at The Downtown Walnut, Nancy! We are delighted the house was comfortable and fit your needs. We hope to see you again in Lodi!
Ladies Wine Trip
The house is spectacular and was perfect for 6 of us ladies for a wine tasting week in Lodi. The house had everything we needed and more (plenty of towels, robes for everyone, coffee and condiments, and extras). The location is easy to walk to town, but quiet too! The living room and outside porch were perfect for us to hangout in! Bedrooms were beautiful and beds comfortable. Kara was excellent with communication and recommendations! We would highly recommend and would love to come back!!
You ladies were fabulous guests and we hope to host you again one day!! So glad you enjoyed your stay in Lodi!
Lodi is well known for its thriving wine industry. Along with tasting and tours, there are many local events to help you explore Lodi wine. Our farmers market season runs from mid May through mid September. We are centrally located for all that Lodi, the California Delta, Gold Country, and the Central Valley have to offer.