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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

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!

More Details

Owner
Damon Rogers
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

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.

Location

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nashville
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Red Pony
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Spencer Creek
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
I-65
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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Franklin in Williamson County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Portable pack and play can be requested from owner. Two (2) air mattresses can be requested for extra young adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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

Reviews

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Veteran Owned Guest House, Walk to Downtown, 6th Generation Locals, Love Pets!
average rating of 4.59375 based on 32 reviews
5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely beautiful, clean and so comfortable. Everything we could possibly need was provided. We would love to come back when we can stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for your generous review. We love meeting such interesting and kind folks and do hope you will return for a longer stay. The pleasure was ours!
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5

cute cottage, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family greatly enjoyed our weekend stay at General's Retreat. The owners couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. And the location to adorable downtown Franklin cannot be beat. We rode bikes with our small children everywhere and loved the proximity to all this cute town has to offer. People are so friendly and drivers are very cautious. We hope to be back next year for the festival!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naperville IL
5

Charming cottage. Very welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We'd wanted to stay here for the last few years when we visit our son in Brentwood, but it's solidly booked weekends. Finally we got an opening!!! A charming welcoming cottage and hosts. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we loved hosting you! Thank you for your kind words and with family in the area we hope to see you often. Having guests like you is why we love being innkeepers!
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4

Cozy and Cute

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice time at the home. My concern would be that the screen door to the screened porch was totally not rolling and when one finally got it to close it was so damaged and out of shape that there were big gaps of open space to allow bugs or even mice to enter the home. Though none entered while we were there. Also, the air-conditioning working well was set to blast cold air at 6am which woke me up with a headache. Everything was completely charming and so very southern. Having lived in the south for 30 years I felt right at home. The banana bread was a perfect treat and Rosa was a charmer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The screen door is totally broken and we pushed to the back so not to be used. It will be repaired between renters and I am sorry you found it and tried to use it. You were wonderful guests and do hope you will return for a visit.
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Barhamsville, Virginia
5

Charming

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay while visiting Franklin for a wedding. Such a charming cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And it was our pleasure having you! Thank you for your kind review and hope to see you again!
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Carlsbad, California
4

Wonderful stay! Beautiful setting! Mark & Damon were great hosts!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in Franklin at the General's Retreat was a memorable one. The cottage will always hold a special place in our hearts since it was the first place we stayed after moving to TN from out of state. It was comfortable. Cozy even. We had everything we needed. Beautiful property, quiet location in Downtown Franklin. Our two doggies liked it too. Mark and Damon were great hosts. Very welcoming to our family. We would definitely return :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Franklin, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
July 1-31 Dec
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
£221
for 1 night
From
£155
£841
£2,545
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£288
for 1 night
From
£221
£1,394
£3,607
 

Additional pricing information

Non refundable cleaning fee £56.62 + Tax
Pet Fee £75.49 + Tax
Tax Rate 17.25%

4 people maximum
No refunds on cancelled trips within 30 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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