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F. B. I. - Franklin Battlefield Inn (Downtown Franklin, Tn!)

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Historic Folk Victorian Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Franklin Battlefield Inn is a beautiful historic Folk Victorian home built c. 1902, but with all the modern luxuries for the 21st century traveler… including three bedrooms, two bathrooms with limitless hot water provided by a tank-less hot water heater, a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, tile back splash, a gas stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and ice maker, washer and dryer, a vent-less gas log fireplace, four flat screen TVs with Direct TV, DVR (over 700 channels!), a blue-ray DVD player, and more.

Franklin Battlefield Inn (aka “the F.B.I.”) is centrally located in Historic Downtown Franklin! If you are here to visit the Number One Small Town in TN ( according to Southern Living), you will want to stay here at the FBI! Walk to Franklin’s thriving Main Street, dining, groceries, shopping, parks, museums and more. And if you are here to visit Nashville, Franklin Battlefield Inn is only a hop, skip and a jump from Music City USA (just a 25 minute drive).

Our county historian named this family home “Franklin Battlefield Inn,” because the house is located on ground zero of the Battle of Franklin. It is argued that the Battle of Franklin was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and this house sits at the very center of where the battle was fought! The Carter House and Museum are just two blocks north.

After the Civil War, Samuel P. Redford bought land from the Carter family and built several houses using wood from his lumber mill. Between 1899 and 1902, Sam Redford built this home using the finest red oak from his mill. Since then, five generations of Redfords have lived here (and a couple died here, but shhh don’t tell the kids there are ghosts). We have heard stories of how our ancestors used to board guests in this home. We hope to bring back this tradition of hospitality by welcoming you to stay at the FBI.

With a gorgeous fenced in back yard, spacious deck and crab orchard stone island with fire pit, Franklin Battlefield Inn is a great place for events such as parties, teas, cookouts, reunions or weddings. For an additional fee, you may have your party at the FBI. (Please note that events must be approved and scheduled in advance.)
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2122 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well mannered pets allowed inside and can be left outside in the fenced in back yard. There is a non-refundable pet fee of $100 per animal, per stay....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Electric fireplace and 50' flat screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    37' flat screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    37' flat screen TV...moreless

  • additional bed: 1 twin/ single

    This extra bed is in a window nook at the top of the stairs ...moreless

  • New Dutch made mattresses, luxury linens and pillows, beautiful decor.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    All tile, ceiling shower head, make-up mirror...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    All tile, double vanity, walk in shower with bench....moreless

  • Tankless hot-water heater - endless hot water!


  • Books:

    Fiction, inspirational, historical, political, and children's...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Assorted children's and familiy-style games and a deck of cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with swim dvr on all 4 flat screen TV's. Over 700 channels!...moreless

  • Television:

    4 televisions (one in the living room and one in each of the three bedrooms)...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    0.6 miles from Main Street of historic downtown Franklin...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Racquetball


  • Dining:

    The oval table seats 6-8, and is centered on an oriental rug. There is also a drop leaf table that can be used for additional seating. A Collection of 'Flow Blue' hangs over the mantle. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace with remote control...moreless

  • Garage:

    Available upon request....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High Speed Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Three seat Ethan Allen sofa, a pair of wing chairs, one Martha Washington chair, 50' flat screen TV, oriental rug, storage ottoman, and vent-less gas log fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    Paved drive for four cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited long distance (not international)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig for individual K-cup and a 12 cup Black and Decker drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with up to date, stainless Cuisinart cookware, cooking utensils, dishes, glasses, flatware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen:

    Granite counter tops, tile back splash, hardwood floors, and large stainless sink, with food disposal....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless - above the range....moreless

  • Oven:

    Stainless convection oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, tea, basic spices, sugar, flour, and snacks....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New Samsung stainless french door refrigerator with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner gas range with center griddle....moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck with table seating 6. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fenced in back yard with swing, seating and fire pit....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Deluxe gas grill on the deck. Charcoal Weber grill stored in garage....moreless



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from 34 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$275 $325
Fri, Sat
$1,855 $7,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.25%


Rate is based on an occupancy of two guests. Each additional guest is $35 per person, per night.

Cleaning fee is $150.

A rental agreement will be emailed to you. Upon receipt of your signature on page 5, (agreeing to the terms of said agreement) and receipt of your deposit, your reservation will be confirmed.

Credit cards accepted over the phone only, for security reasons.

Party fee.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nashville International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bunganut Pig
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Uncle Bud's

Car: Recommended

For you Civil War buffs... this house was built at the very epicenter the Battle of Franklin, and only two blocks from the historic Carter House.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1899

About the owner: Mary Ellen and Clyde Redford are “Southerners” through and through, having lived in middle TN all their lives. Mary Ellen was born and raised in Nashville. She graduated from the Harpeth Hall School for Girls and the University of TN. She taught school for seven years at Franklin Elementary School before retiring to become a full time mom. Clyde was born and raised in Franklin, TN at a time when this small town was more like “Mayberry.” He graduated from Battle Ground Academy and Lipscomb University. His career was spent in the insurance industry, which culminated in him being President of Gale-Smith and Company, and later Board Chairman and CEO. He retired in 2010. Mary Ellen and Clyde met on a “blind date” in June of 1968 and married in December of 1969. They are the proud parents of Matt, Meg, and Will and the proud grandparents of two amazing grandchildren, Emily and Bryson. After spending 36 years in Franklin raising their children, they moved to southwest Williamson County in 1999. Active in many charitable organizations, they represent the “volunteer spirit” of the Volunteer State.

Why the Owner Chose Franklin, TN, USA:
This property has been passed down from one generation to the next. Sam Redford built this home and others in Franklin between 1899 and 1902 having purchased the land from what had been part of the Carter plantation. This home holds great sentimental value for the Redford family, so much so that when the 5th generation, Emily Redford, moved out, we decided to restore it, preserve it, keep it in the family for future generations and share it with others. Today we are offering our family home for travelers seeking comfort, luxury and ambiance in their travel accommodations.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Staying at the Franklin Battlefield Inn is a step back into time, a slower, gentler time of charm and grace. Built only 38 years after the Civil War, this property was on the battlefield. History abounds. Visit the Historic Carter House and Carnton Mansion. Perhaps a ghost tour would appeal to you. The back deck and back yard with a fire pit offer visitors the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy their time together. We think you will feel the love that has gone into restoring the old and creating the new aspects of this home. It is not a Victorian Museum, but rather a charming and comfortable place to make new memories.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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