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

Sleeps4
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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 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 Franklin

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.

Map

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!

Amenities

Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Veteran Owned Guest House, Walk to Downtown, 6th Generation Locals, Love Pets!
average rating of 4.611111 based on 36 reviews
5

A beautifully decorated historical cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the General's Retreat for ten nights and loved every moment. The cottage is very comfortable and well stocked. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook any meal we wanted. The grounds are very lovely and with the large trees it stays cool even in the heat.

The owners were as welcoming as you could wish and made us feel like family. We would recommend the General's Retreat for everyone who would like to have a wonderful time in Franklin, TN.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We loved having you and miss you! Come back anytime and we do appreciate your generous and kind review!
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5

Dickens Festival

  • 5 of 5

As always renting from the Rogers' is a pleasure. We typically come to Franklin in the spring, but were able to get away for the Dickens Festival and Leipers Fork Christmas Parade this year. Our daughter was able to be with us this time and the property worked wonderfully for us. Mark and Damon are great hosts.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house and property were lovely, quiet and clean. There was a sense of serenity there.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I met our son, wife and new baby for a weekend together. Damon was ready for us and attentive to my communications. The bedrooms were separated by the common living spaces, thus affording privacy and quiet. There was an elegance to this property that was uplifting. We would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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5

Very Well-Equipped and Maintained Home

  • 5 of 5

We spend six nights in this rental home. The owners, Damon and Mark, were very responsive throughout the rental process and during our stay. The home is very spacious, clean, well-equipped, well-furnished, and well-maintained. The banana bread given by the owners was a treat. The king-size bed was very comfortable. The heating and air-conditioning worked well.

There is a refrigerator/freezer with an automatic ice maker. The dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer worked very well. There is a Keurig coffee maker, and the owners left K-cups for our use. The WiFi was excellent.

There is plenty of parking available. The house is within easy walking distance of downtown Franklin and a large park. There are many excellent restaurants in the area.

We had one problem with slow drainage from the shower and toilet. When I brought it to the attention of the owners, they had someone here to fix it within an hour. We had no further problems.

I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 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!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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