Escape to Historic Franklin, Tennessee
a piece of history with modern amenities
Unwind, relax, and escape to the Franklin Battlefield Inn, walking distance from the award winning and nationally recognized beautiful Historic Downtown Franklin, TN and just over twenty miles from Nashville. This charming and luxurious home located in the middle of some of the richest of Civil War history offers all the modern amenities, comfort and privacy you would expect from the finest hotels. The Inn offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms, perfect for an individual on a business trip, a family vacation, or a girls’ weekend getaway. You will find four flat screen televisions with Direct TV, DVR, in house Wi-Fi, Blueray Player, Games, Books and even a Piano for your entertainment. Our tankless water heater will guarantee the best bathing experience. You may want to extend your stay with our premium stocked kitchen equipped with modern gas appliances, not to mention our full-size washer and dryer. If that isn’t enough, you will find a great pet-friendly outdoor space that is fenced with a fire pit for that special evening with family and friends.
a quiet place to excape
When you stay at the Franklin Battlefield Inn you are guaranteed to feel like you’ve stepped into your own quite place back in time, to a slower and gentler pace. The Inn has the ability to set the mood instantly for a restful stay. Nestled in beautiful Williamson County, it is just far enough away from the downtown district to truly relax, but close enough to have all the amazing shops and restaurants within your reach. If you are looking for some peace and quiet then you can find it inside or out in our large back yard with the sounds of the crickets and frogs. If you’re hungry for s’mores then you can relax by the fire pit and enjoy a camp like feel. If you prefer the peaceful environment of a cozy home, then snuggle in by the fireplace or enjoy a book in the Den.
hope for a better future learned from the past
Why stay in a hotel when you can relax in living history? While the home did not exist during the Civil War, the property was built in 1902 and is located on ground zero of the Battle of Franklin, one of the largest, best known and documented battles of the American Civil War. For this reason, Williamson County’s historian named the Redford Family home “Franklin Battlefield Inn.” While Civil War history has its critics, we believe that we can find hope for a better and brighter future by learning from our past. With this in mind, you can bask in the history during your stay. Don’t worry, you won’t have to cook over a fire or wash your clothes in the stream. Part of our better future happened to include a few modern amenities that we’ve been sure to provide.
sink in to that perfect feel good spot
It can be hard to find the comfortable environment that traditional furnishings provide and yet get the modern appliances and technology that make you feel at home. Here you will find all the charm an older home offers with many new traditional furnishings. While the Inn is decorated with some beautiful and period-specific pieces, you won’t find it stuffy or fragile. You will find yourself in new comfortable beds with quality linens and want to sink into that perfect “feel good” couch or chair to settle in for a night. A tankless water heater will guarantee you always have a great bathing experience and the heat and air can be set to suit your own desires. We have the perfect full-service kitchen to cook a full meal or just a midnight snack. Dirty laundry? No problem. We have a full-size washer and dryer to keep your clothes and towels fresh. Come relax with us, we’ve got your spot waiting.
your own little piece of the world
Whether you live a thousand miles or ten minutes away, sometimes you just need to take a break. Simply disconnecting and stepping away from the everyday hustle and bustle can be the cure. With our large fenced in back yard and cozy indoor nooks we’re the perfect getaway. You won’t find loud traffic on the street and you will feel secluded in both inside and out. You also don’t have to worry about the sights and sounds or interruptions of neighbors in your own house. If you’re looking for a romantic weekend away from the kids, a family vacation, or a convenient spot for a small reception or birthday party this is the perfect place to find your own little piece of the world for a moment.
for your faithful sidekick who also deserves a vacation
We understand, pets are family. Leaving a pet at home can be stressful for everyone, and it often seems you have to sacrifice quality luxurious accommodations for a pet friendly environment. Look no further, The Franklin Battlefield Inn welcomes your four-legged family! The spacious interior is big enough and cozy enough to provide plenty of places for them to hide, sleep, and play. The outdoor space is even better with a large fenced in yard, perfect for roaming, playing with the family, or fetching a ball. We want all the family to be together when you come visit us, and that includes your faithful sidekick. They deserve a vacation too!
steeped in memories of yesteryear
It is a special treat when you can stay in your own private home and feel like one of the family. This generational home has been in the family since its construction in 1902. Here you will find elements of family and historical relevance around the house. From original artwork, period specific wallpaper, the family rocking chair and a fireplace that warms it’s now eighth generation you will know the love and attention given to this special home. As you cuddle up for the evening, take in a book or a movie you will fall right into place as if you too are a part of the magnificent history and warm-hearted people that are make up the memories this home holds dear. Things that matter, appreciation of history and the attitude of Hospitality
in case you miss the cooking and cleaning
If you love to cook or just can’t handle those dirty clothes in your suitcase then have no fear. The Franklin Battlefield Inn is equipped with everything you need. We are set to accommodate any level of chef, if you’re a professional, take out aficionado, or grill master. Our kitchen has a full-size refrigerator with a chilled bottle of bubbly waiting for you. You’ll be happy to find a deluxe gas grill, granite countertops, a gas range, oven, dishwasher and ice maker. If cooking isn’t your thing and you’re more concerned with cleaning then our full-size washer and dryer will suffice and you can hop over to one of our abundant restaurants less than a mile away and bring them home with plenty of room for the leftovers.
connected just enough to the real world
While charm and antiquity is the hallmark of this lovely home, it isn’t without all the modern amenities of today. You can be just as connected with the outside world as you want to be. That world is at your fingertips with our high-speed Wi-Fi and long distance calling. If it’s in-home entertainment you’re looking for then you will find all three bedrooms and living room equipped with large flat screen televisions, Direct TV and DVR. Over 700 channels just for you! If you want to bring that stack of movies you’ve neglected to watch then a Blueray DVD player awaits. At the Inn you’ll also find a wide assortment of games and books and a piano. We invite you to come connect with the people you love first, and then if you want, connect with the rest of the world.
good food and good times around the corner
Located in the heart of Historic Franklin Tennessee and just 0.6 miles from downtown Franklin, you will feel like you’ve stepped back in time to an era of days gone by where Main Street is alive and vibrant. You may want to visit for one of many street festivals or take a stroll and shop down the streets full of modern boutiques for clothes, art, books, home furnishings and accessories. There is no shortage of coffee shops, bars and restaurants, several with live entertainment. You can also be entertained by new and classic movies and live shows at the Franklin Theater or The Factory. Just beyond walking distance you are conveniently located to grocery stores, gas stations and the Cool Springs Shopping district for endless options. For convenience it doesn’t get better than this! Good food and good times are all quite literally around the corner!
boot scootin’ adventures just down the road
Love the hustle and bustle of the big city? Then Music City, U.S.A. is waiting just down the road with all the boot scootin’ adventures you can imagine. Enjoy the unique sounds from the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry or the Nashville Symphony. Maybe you prefer to catch a Broadway show at the Tennessee Performing Arts Theater? If you’re more of a two stepper’ or like to sing a little karaoke then downtown Broadway is the place to be. If you’re a sports fan then the Nashville Sounds, Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans await. Don’t forget all the culture of Nashville’s booming food and bar scene. If you want to capture a bit of history stop by The Parthenon, The Country Music Hall of Fame, or The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson’s home. If you prefer shopping then be sure to check out The Mall at Green Hills, The Hill Center, or Opry Mills. It’s all just a little over twenty miles away!
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