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Vacation rentals in Franklin
Franklin is a little city next to Nashville and loaded with charm. Expect southern hospitality, southern comfort food, whimsical cafés, and the feeling of being in your own beloved hometown. Because it’s so close to Nashville, you may see a few celebrities in town just passing by. As you explore, you’ll see plenty of restored Victorian and Antebellum homes with all their exterior decorations, giving you a history lesson without visiting a museum. There is so much to do you’ll want to make this your go-to escape destination for years to come, so you can see it in all the seasons and celebrate those treasured holidays.Charming rentals for everyone
Whether you’re looking for a fully decked out rental with all the amenities you could want or something more simple, these listings have something for you! Many of these accommodations are spacious and feature large living rooms with fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens and windows everywhere to help you get the most out of the magnificent woodland views. Why not book a rental with a cozy fireplace or one with a spacious outdoor deck for catching the sunset? These rental options provide the best vacation/staycation. Most of them can be found both in and around the city of Franklin.
Vacations in Franklin
The area and getting around
This unique activity involves two days of self-guided exploration through the history and beauty of these amazing homes that were owned by the wealthy of the 1800s. The trail begins in Franklin and meanders along a loop through the middle of Tennessee’s countryside, doubling as a scenic road trip. There are eight houses featured on the itinerary, including the Carnton House that was used as a hospital and cemetery for Confederate soldiers during the Battle of Franklin. Most of the homes are set up as museums artfully displaying historical artifacts including President James K. Polk’s Home & Museum built in 1816.Shop the ‘Boutique Paradise’
Visit the quaint antique stores and artisans’ shops in old houses to find the perfect treasure! Stop by the Good Tree at Battle Wood shopping center for customized gifts with homey touches. Fork of the South General Store offers everything from clothing to home decor from Tennessee manufacturers. White's Mercantile is a curated shop of exquisitely tasteful items selected by Holly Williams, the daughter of famous country singer Hank Williams. Avec Moi has all those vintage, classy items that make a house a home. And hit the Franklin Farmers market for special hand-crafted items, pastries and fresh home-grown veggies.
Travelers and activities
Franklin is loaded with culture! The free art crawl tour of Franklin’s Art Scene starts downtown at E. Fowlkes Street on the first Friday of the month. This exciting event takes you through historic streets celebrating local artists’ works including blown glass, paintings, and wood sculpture. Gallery 202 is a must for unique art, plus theaters for live performances, and a lively music scene. Visit Puckett’s to get a taste of real southern comfort food, as well as their signature sauces and gifts. This venue has been handed down for generations and is a local gathering place with live music on the weekends.Franklin for Outdoor adventure
You can feel the history in Franklin as soon as you arrive! Starting at Historic Main Street, take a walking tour with a knowledgeable guide from Franklin Walking Tours to enlighten you on the local history. Leiper’s Fork Distillery offers history and iconic small batch whiskey in its village with beautiful grounds for hiking with your loved ones. Enjoy leisure exercise at Timberland Park’s rich forest while observing its wildlife. Pedal across the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge for iconic views of the historical route of Native Americans, Presidents, and many other VIPs through the centuries. And that’s just a few of the highlights.
Abram Maury named the area Franklin after Benjamin Franklin in 1799. However, he almost named it Marthasville after his wife.
Top 5 travel tips in Franklin
The Franklin Theatre, built in1937, is a charming trip to the past with its art deco design that locals affectionately refer to as “The Crown Jewel of Main Street”. Originally a live theater venue, it has become a state-of-the-art music venue hosting many of the greats as well as the place to go for watching original old movies. You’ll love the full wine bar and concessions too!2. Visit a classy wine shop for a new experience
Experience history while sipping delicious wine with tasty snacks! Saint Goose offers you history, wine, whiskey, cigars and more all packaged in a historic home on 2nd Avenue N. Choose from a variety of options like tastings, wine pairings, classes, and special events for a customized experience.3. Kayak the scenic Harpeth River
Cumberland Kayak offers rentals, drop-off, and pick-up services as part of your package. You’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful nature and cool water while effortlessly kayaking the river. The trip starts at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm and ends at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park. It’s a great way to spend time close to nature.4. Enjoy the Lotz House craftsmanship
The Lotz House, built in 1858 by German master carpenter Lotz, is a museum that once suffered in the Civil War battlefront. Enjoy a tour with exciting storytelling guides bringing this history to life. You’ll marvel at how well it’s been preserved.5. Dare to climb!
A vacation adventure with a magnificent view of the area. Soar Adventure Tower has challenges for the whole family! This is a climbing adventure of four levels with diverse obstacles on each. Make it to the top and enjoy a game of mini-golf and some libations with snacks.