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

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Four-Legged family members are welcome with a $100 non-refundable deposit upon checkin. They’ll have a large back property to run in, but leash laws apply when off site....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Twin Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 baby crib


  • Portable pack and play can be requested from owner. Two (2) air mattresses can be requested for extra young adults....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Generals Retreat is six blocks, a 15 minute walk, from historic downtown Franklin, shopping, dining & sightseeing. Private setting and driveway set back on three gorgeous rolling acres. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Seats 4-6 people comfortably with more dining space on the huge outside patio....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of on site parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Lovely screened in porch with all wicker furniture....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.5
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$1,500 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Non refundable cleaning fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 17.25%


4 people maximum

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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26 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Pony
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Spencer Creek
3.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1919

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Franklin, TN, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

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  • Writing desk in master bedroom

    Writing desk in master bedroom

  • Second bedroom with twin beds

    Second bedroom with twin beds

  • Kitchen view from hallway

    Kitchen view from hallway

  • Private driveway entrance to Generals Retreat

    Private driveway entrance to Generals Retreat

  • Back patio with grill & plenty of seating

    Back patio with grill & plenty of seating

  • View from private driveway

    View from private driveway

  • Plenty of firewood for the fireplace

    Plenty of firewood for the fireplace

  • The Rogers - we are family owned and operated

    The Rogers - we are family owned and operated

  • King bed and slider door to screened in porch

    King bed and slider door to screened in porch

  • Twin bedroom up close view

    Twin bedroom up close view

  • Sunroom dining area

    Sunroom dining area

  • Bathroom with standup shower

    Bathroom with standup shower

  • Some of the gorgeous views from the back yard.

    Some of the gorgeous views from the back yard.

  • View of back property with badminton net and outdoor games

    View of back property with badminton net and outdoor games

  • Outside seating porch

    Outside seating porch

  • Outside view of sunroom and dining area

    Outside view of sunroom and dining area

  • Both Generals Retreat & Captains Quarters located behind Rogers/Akin House

    Both Generals Retreat & Captains Quarters located behind Rogers/Akin House

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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