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!
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!
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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 email@example.com or (615) 794-8178. I found this lovely B&B on Trip Advisor, but it’s also listed on bbonline.com. 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.
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!
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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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.
Let’s be real… this is what we came for! I was so impressed with each meal. I’m glad we like to exercise!
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