About the property
- Cottage1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
"There's a crazy little shack beyond the tracks
And everybody calls it the Sugar Shack"
- Sugar Shack lyrics
- Jimmy Glimer and The Fireballs
This recently restored, farmhouse style cottage, affectionately known as the Sugar Shack, is a one of a kind find in the heart of Downtown Franklin. Originally a railroad section house built in the early 1900's, it's had it's share of colorful history. It was once lived in by a woman named Beulah who sold moonshine durning prohibition. Small bottles and a funnel found under the house attest to the stories.
For visitors seeking the ideal escape, the Sugar Shack provides an opportunity to stay in a piece of history while enjoying every modern luxury and convenience. The recipient of a 2017 Award of Merit from the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, this cottage was designed with cozy spaces, vaulted ceilings, luxe furnishings and spa like bath amenities for the ultimate retreat. The gourmet kitchen is every cook's dream with state of the art appliances, five burner gas stove, pot filler faucet and oversized farm sink and quartz countertops.
Every detail has been meticulously considered, including the floors which are made of reclaimed elm from a threshing mill. A brick fireplace was found hidden inside the walls and has been exposed and reassembled to create a new gas fireplace and the wall above it is faced with the poplar wood from the original sub flooring of the house. The original wood siding of the house was milled and used as an accent wall in the kitchen.
The property also has an amazing outdoor space that features two cedar porches with a custom made swing and seating, a designer gas fire pit with surround seating and a beautifully landscaped yard with pea gravel paths.
Best suited for two adults due to the high end details (no pets please), fixtures and furnishings, this property is ideal for a romantic retreat, honeymoon or place of solace for the creative Artist. Created as a magical place for the owner's friends and family to enjoy, the Sugar Shack is a home for food, wine, great conversation and a place to make music, art and memories.
Located a few short blocks from Historic, Downtown Franklin, Sugar Shack is within 5 minute walking distance to charming shops, restaurants, theatre, music venues and historic sites.
Situated in the historical overlay of Downtown Franklin, the Sugar Shack is tucked away behind an older blue Victorian house next to the railroad tracks and a stones throw from the Harpath River. With romance in the air, you will feel like you are going back in time to enjoy the occasional train passing through town, just like those that lived here during the Civil War when it was a railroad section house.
Sugar Shack is also available for intimate events (additional fees may apply).
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Proprietors, Actor, John Schuck and West Coast Artist, Harrison Houle’ moved to Franklin 6 1/2 years ago while visiting their son and family at Christmas time and after attending the “Dickens’ Festival,” developed an instant love affair with the quaint town and immediately sold their house in Venice Beach, California to start a new adventure In Franklin TN.
Why Harrison chose Franklin
The Sugar Shack is a labor of love for these two hopeless romantics who purchased this railroad section house and lovingly restored it.
What makes this Cottage unique
Originally a railroad section house built in the early 1900's, it's had it's share of colorful history.For visitors seeking the ideal escape, the Sugar Shack provides an opportunity to stay in a piece of history while enjoying every modern luxury and convenience. The recipient of a 2017 Award of Merit from the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, this cottage was designed with cozy spaces, vaulted ceilings, luxe furnishings and spa like bath amenities for the ultimate retreat.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved our stay at the Sugar Shack!
My husband and I loved our stay at the Sugar Shack! It was our first time to Tennessee and staying at the Sugar Shack in downtown Franklin made our stay that much more magical. Every part of the farmhouse has so much detail and charm. We loved our time spent at the Sugar Shack and just wished we could have stayed longer.
We loved having you. Please come back again❣️
Cute and relaxing!
We enjoyed our time, the Sugar Shack was adorable. Sitting on the back swing and enjoying the peace and quiet. Franklin was a nice stop for a few days while we toured Vanderbilt and Belmont with our teenage daughter. Thanks!
We are so glad that you had a relaxing and productive time during your stay. We loved having you. Come back again!!!!
Picture Perfect Cottage!!
This is an absolutely the most charming and cozy cottage. I loved it! It looks like it's out of a story book. It's beautifully decorated and well appointed with anything you need. It has wonderful, spaces for relaxing inside and out, whether by the fireplace inside or outside on the porch swing, or by the fire pit. It was immaculately clean, and Harrison had fresh cookies and flowers awaiting our arrival. It's also located a short walk to downtown Franklin with plenty of great restaurants. Highly recommended!!
Thank you Lori!!!! What a delight it is for us to know how much you enjoyed our cottage.
Please come again soon. We will be looking forward to it. You are the perfect guest!!!!🌷
The Sugar Shack was outstanding! You can feel the history in this quaint house and in this wonderful town! The house has everything you need to be able to get away from the world and relax! I would recommend it to anyone and we will certainly be coming back for another visit!
Fabulous!!!! We’re so happy you had a wonderful time.
We look forward to seeing you again soon❣️
Until next time,
The Sugar Shack is truly a one-of-a-kind home. Every detail is meticulously considered from the the overall construction all the way down to the decor. We have stayed in several vacation homes over the past several years and this one ranks at the very top. We didn’t feel like leaving the house, but when we did, we were only a short walk to downtown Franklin’s amazing shops and restaurants. We couldn’t recommend the Sugar Shack enough and we appreciate you allowing us to stay - we would love to visit again in the near future!
We’re delighted that you had a wonderful stay...!!!!
Come back soon!!!
Just as advertised, if not better!
We loved our stay at the Sugar Shack! We were looking for a romantic hideaway and this is the perfect spot. It`s behind the main house on the property so it`s off the main street. The location is ideal though as it`s only a couple of blocks from downtown Franklin in a beautiful historic area perfect for walking. The property is more lovely in person than in the pictures, if that`s possible. It was so thoughtfully prepared with fresh flowers in every room, top-of-the-line toiletries, wonderful coffee with cream and sugar, as well as many other small touches that are rarely seen in any rental. We didn`t cook any meals but the kitchen is well stocked with everything you might need. Thanks you so much for a wonderful weekend and we can`t wait to return!
You were wonderful guests and it was also so nice to meet you. Your happiness is ours too :)))
Come back when the garden is in full bloom!!!