Discover a selection of 354 vacation rentals in Franklin, TN that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $129 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Franklin. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Ol' Frank's back in town - Welcome to Franklin, Tennessee

Welcome to America's favorite Main Street. Franklin, Tennessee is a buzzy small city with big attraction. Located 20 miles south of country music capital Nashville, Franklin is renowned for its historic downtown and Main Street. Book a Franklin vacation rental close to downtown and hop on the Franklin Trolley and explore Main Street, or hop off at the Factory at Franklin, a former stove factory turned buzzy shopping and dining quarter. After dark, catch a live music performance in the art deco Franklin Theatre, which hosts a calendar of festivals and events throughout the year.

Things to do

Franklin's historic sites battle for attention

During the American Civil War, the Battle of Franklin in 1864 was regarded as one of the bloodiest battles in American history, and the town has a trio of historic sites. Carter House became the Union Army's headquarters during that fateful day and is now history museum and State Historic Site. History buffs will love a behind-the-scenes tour of the house, or see the battlefield. Carnton House, a former plantation, was a field hospital during the battle, while Lotz House has a vast collection of antiques and art, plus guided tours and special events.

Activities

Say "howdy" to America's favorite Main Street

Book a Franklin vacation rental close to downtown and have access to all the city's main attractions. Rooted in old-town Americana, Franklin is great for just pottering around. Franklin's historic Main Street has earned the accolade of "America's favorite Main Street," thanks to its many independent shops and boutiques, music bars, and hip diners. For more mainstream shopping, head to Cool Springs, one of the largest malls in the Southeast. After a busy day, relax with a local craft beer and some live music at one of the town's jumping bars and breweries.

Weather

Franklin, my dear, I don't give a damn (as long as it's sunny!)

Franklin, Tennessee is a delightful vacation destination all year round. However, to see the town as its best, visit during the warmer summer months. The busiest time of year is July and August, when the days are dry and sunny, and temperatures reach highs of 85-90 degrees. If you want the place to yourself, then visit in fall, which still sees a fair bit of sunshine plus a wider choice of Franklin vacation rentals. The temperature starts to drop November through spring, and rain is not uncommon, although it's not a place for snowmen.

Natural features

Beavers and bobcats, Franklin has stacks of wild appeal

Located 20 miles south of Nashville, Franklin is a small and charming rural town in central Tennessee. A 25-minute drive north of the city is Radnor Lake State Park, a vast 1,300-acre nature reserve renowned for its mix of rugged hiking trails and paved pathways, and abundance of indigenous wildlife. Centered around Radnor Lake, there are 6 miles of trails, where you can spot river otter, beaver, bobcats, and white-tailed deer. It's also a popular destination to watch the leaves change color in fall. There's a parking lot, and a visitors' center that's open daily.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Franklin

The nearest airport is in Nashville International Airport (BNA), located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Smyrna, TN (MQY), which is 19.9 mi (32.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Franklin?

Whether you're after a cozy escape for you and your honey or a sprawling house to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Franklin. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • Make use of handy extras like a washing machine and towels at "Sugar Shack - Luxury Farmhouse Style Cottage In The Heart Of Downtown Franklin". Located around 1 mile from Franklin, this vacation rental has 1 bedroom and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "12 South Loft - Peaceful, Private Guesthouse In A Perfect Location". Located around 14 miles from the heart of Franklin, it has 1 bedroom and comes with a toaster and air conditioning.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Franklin vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Franklin?

You need only set foot in one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Franklin to realize that cool things really do come in little packages. Expertly designed to make use of every square inch of space, these mini digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Take a couple of days off to recharge at "Cozy Tiny House In Historic Franklin". Located in Franklin, a nearby laundromat and internet services are just two of the amenities you can expect here.
  • "Extravagent Spa Like Shower In Tiny Home" comes with a range of comforts, such as an oven and high-speed internet services. Located in Nashville, you'll be able to live large in this small but cleverly designed abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Franklin?

Fact: Franklin has some extraordinary nature, and a log cabin is the perfect way to soak it all in. Enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing comforts at one of these wood-framed bolt-holes:

  • "Premier Leipers Fork Log Cabin Property" in Franklin proves there's no need to sleep in a tent to get back to nature. Ditch camping for this cabin's comforts, such as a garden and an oven.
  • Settle into "Stunning - Beautiful Log Cabin In Leiper's Fork". Annnnd breathe. This retreat in Franklin is the place to leave it all behind. Off-street parking options and a garden make it feel even cozier.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Franklin?

Your Monday to Friday will be easier to face if you've got something fabulous planned for the weekend. Give yourself something to look forward to by reserving one of these top weekend getaways in or near Franklin:

  • If exploring the outdoors is a must for you, you'll love "Hillsboro/belmont Bungalow - Heart Of Music City". Around 15 miles north of Franklin, it's close to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Nice Mill Dam Recreation Area. Top amenities at this getaway include coffee and tea making facilities and a microwave oven.
  • "Special #1 Of 5 Super Luxe Homes Together Brand New In Prime Location" is also ideal for a whirlwind vacation. Around 16 miles to the north of Franklin, this vacation rental offers amenities such as a garage and a kitchen. Bledsoe Creek State Park and Greystone Golf Club should be on your itinerary if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Franklin?

Usually small in size, easy on the hip pocket and well located, it's hard not to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Get cozy in one of these vacation rentals and experience the vibe of Franklin up close:

  • Make "Sugar Shack - Luxury Farmhouse Style Cottage In The Heart Of Downtown Franklin" your temporary home. This wonderful vacation rental comes with amenities including internet services and a washing machine.
  • "12 South Loft - Peaceful, Private Guesthouse In A Perfect Location" is another great choice. Stay here and take advantage of shopping, a microwave oven and more.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to explore more of Franklin. Cultural attractions like Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University and Aaron Douglas Art Gallery will help you get a feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Franklin?

Just because you only have two or three days free doesn't mean you have to spend it in a boring hotel room. Take off on vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Franklin:

  • "Special #5 Of 5 Super Luxe Homes Together Brand New In Prime Location" is near the center of Franklin, so you'll have plenty of things to do and see. Visit unique sights like Grand Ole Opry and Vanderbilt University when you're not relaxing in your cozy property.
  • "Special Offer #5 Of 6 Homes Together Luxury In Prime Location W" is another fabulous option. Remember to add Nissan Stadium and Ryman Auditorium to your to-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Franklin?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Franklin that will get your heart racing:

  • Around 1 mile from Franklin, "Sugar Shack - Luxury Farmhouse Style Cottage In The Heart Of Downtown Franklin" is an ideal place for lovestruck couples. Beauty services and a fireplace are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few dreamy days together is "12 South Loft - Peaceful, Private Guesthouse In A Perfect Location". Located around 14 miles from Franklin, a fireplace and a dining table add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Franklin?

You'll find some impressive mansions for rent in and around Franklin. If you're looking for somewhere with lots of space as well as a large dose of wow factor, these architectural stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Charm, style and oodles of character — "Classic Southern Mansion On Historic Music Row. Corp Retreats And Family Reunions" has it all. Approximately 16 miles north of Franklin and offering golf and beauty services, this place is difficult to beat.
  • Another popular option is "Historic Belle Air Mansion". Approximately 20 miles to the northeast of Franklin, this swanky vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of homes and comes with a fireplace, a restaurant dining guide and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Franklin?

Share your stay and have even more fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous getaway with buddies or a big family gathering, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Franklin:

  • You'll have loads of space to spread out at "Special #1 Of 5 Super Luxe Homes Together Brand New In Prime Location". Around 16 miles north of Franklin, this welcoming retreat has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. Quality amenities include a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your favorite folks to "Special #5 Of 5 Super Luxe Homes Together Brand New In Prime Location" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This option has 4 bedrooms and is around 16 miles to the north of Franklin. It's crammed with features to keep a large group comfortable and content, such as a kitchen and a fireplace.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Franklin?

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're getting away with the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Franklin and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Quiet Guest Pool House With Pool", where your biggest priority will be pool time. Amenities such as a kitchen and childrens activities help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • "Inspire House Bachelor - Ette - Rooftop Sky Terrace 1m To Broadway" is the type of place you go to leave it all behind and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its pool. A kitchen and books are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfortable.

Wondering what the weather's like in Franklin? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 70 ºF to 90 ºF. If you're seeking a little more inspiration on places to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire selection of Franklin vacation rentals.