My Review of the Magnolia House B&B in Franklin, TN

When I get an opportunity to stay at a Southern bed and breakfast… I take it! So when my cousin got married in Franklin this spring, I lept at the chance to stay at the Magnolia House B&B, just steps from downtown and convenient to the wedding venue. Here’s everything you need to know so you can book your trip, too!

Front view of the Magnolia House B&B

The B&B

This home is perfect for history lovers (like myself!). It’s a craftsman-style home built in 1905, and it sits on the site of the Battle of Franklin (much like the rest of the city of Franklin). It’s just a mile and a half from the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park, three blocks from the historic Carter and Lotz House Museums, walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in Downtown Franklin, and the rooms themselves are all decorated with beautiful antiques.

There’s a lovely yard, plenty of complimentary parking, and a spacious back porch that’s perfect for relaxing or enjoying a cup of coffee–or exercising, which is what Steve and I did out there!

Just a portion of the back porch area.
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This particular accommodation is not on third-party booking sites. That means you’ll have to contact Robbie and Jimmy at or (615) 794-8178. I found this lovely B&B on Trip Advisor, but it’s also listed on Robbie was very responsive both via e-mail and phone, and she was very gracious to answer all of our questions before we even booked our stay.

Downstairs Living Area

Pro tip: Paying with cash instead of a credit card will give you a 5% discount! Unless your credit card has a 5% cash-back offer or similar, paying with cash is the better deal in this case. It reduced our bill by $37.75!

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The Room

There are four rooms in this B&B, each of which has their own, ensuite bathroom. Three rooms have one bed each, and the other has two twin beds. We stayed in Room 3, which also has access to the back porch! I chose it because of its bed spread and beautiful, antique furniture. The bed was incredibly comfortable, and the pillows were heavenly! We loved it!

Our bedroom
Rocking chair, lamp, and writing desk
Private, outdoor access
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The Bathroom

The bathroom was admittedly small, but what delighted us about it was the large sink! I love that there was so much room for all our toiletries, and since we were in town for a wedding, I had brought a few extra things–like my “good” hair dryer–that needed a place to live while we stayed there. The shower-tub combination was great, and the linens were extra soft! That’s not something I expect at any accommodation, ever!

Loads of sink space for two
Shower and tub
Toilet and soft towels
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You’ll be able to enjoy complimentary parking, wi-fi, air conditioning, bottled water, coffee, tea, and plenty of seating around the house during your visit. The living room and sunroom are both very spacious, but the sunroom with its natural light and large windows had my heart!

Upstairs Living Area
Sunroom View One
Sunroom View Two
Upstairs Coffee and Tea Bar
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As you might imagine from a Southern B&B, we enjoyed a beautiful, hearty breakfast each morning! I also have to mention that the table is set absolutely beautifully. Everything is in its place, everything is precise, they even use knife rests, which I rarely see anymore but which brings the classiness level up a notch or two!

The Tablesetting

Mr. Jimmy meticulously sets the table each and every morning. The first day, we had a full house, so there were an awful lot of elements! All of which were executed with precision, of course.

We sat down to a perfectly set table each morning!
Gold-accented silverware, knife rest, real linens, delicate china, cream, sugar, salt, pepper, and grape, blackberry, and strawberry preserves!

The Food

Let’s be real… this is what we came for! I was so impressed with each meal. I’m glad we like to exercise!

Fruit, hashbrown casserole, breakfast casserole (sausage, bacon, and cheese), and homemade biscuits
Praline French toast casserole, fruit, sausage links, and scrambled eggs
Southern Eggs Benedict (with cheese sauce instead of hollandaise), bacon, potatoes, and grapes
Baked oatmeal in warm milk, candied bacon, and fruit and yogurt parfait
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3 responses to “My Review of the Magnolia House B&B in Franklin, TN”

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  2. Loved it! Do you know if rates are lowered at different months. Thanks

    1. quickwhittravel Avatar

      I’m so glad! I’m not sure about off season rates, but I’m sure you can find that info on their website!

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