Many people traveling to Tennessee set their sights on Nashville, home of legendary country music venues and some of the most delicious Southern food you can find! However, Nashville’s popularity makes it a hard place to stay, especially for those seeking low-key and affordable vacation rentals. If you’re planning a trip to the Nashville area, consider expanding your search to nearby Franklin! This charming city is rich in Southern charm and has everything you’d need for a memorable trip, like historic sites, great restaurants, and cute boutiques - all of which can be explored on foot in the quaint downtown area. It even features a number of resorts and hotels with smoking rooms. For the best stay, check out our list of the best Airbnbs in Franklin, Tennessee, and start planning your trip!
Enjoy the feeling of staying in an old Southern home while being close to everything Downtown Franklin has to offer. This guest suite may only have two bedrooms, but the styling of the home makes it feel like a large, historic mansion. Enjoy sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch, peering out between the columns, and watching the world pass by. Inside, antique decor sits alongside modern amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Up to four guests can stay here and enjoy complete privacy, including a front porch and entrance all to yourself!
Top guest reviewsthe rooms have big windows to let in natural light or to enjoy the occasional thunderstormnice bathroom with large showerwe were there only overnight but we were very comfortable and enjoyed our short staybeautiful home very comfortable and well looked aftercomfortable bed and amazing bathtubeverything was clean and smelled fresheverything was very clean and very easyvery clean and comfortable bedsvery roomy and impeccably cleankept very clean thank you
Host:jessica was a great host who was very thoughtfuljessica is a fantastic hostour hosts provided a great place to relaxthanks for being great hosts we highly recommend this homejessica is a great host and so quick to communicateRead more reviewsperfect walking distance from downtown shopping and restaurantsthe location is amazing within easy walking distance to downtownvery close to downtown and beautiful location full of historywe loved the location because it was so close to downtown franklinthis house and location were great
Enjoy all the rustic charm of a farmhouse without having to do any of the chores yourself! This home sits on a lovely plot of land complete with a vegetable garden and even chickens. You can enjoy the country ambiance by sitting around the fire pit day or night. Inside, the crisp white decor and natural light make the home feel a lot bigger than just a one-bedroom property. There’s plenty of space for up to five guests to enjoy this rental. It’s only a 30-minute drive to Nashville, but even closer than that are attractions like historic parks, which you can enjoy with complimentary guest passes provided by the hosts.
Top guest reviewsbed and couch were super comfythe furnishings were perfect and extremely comfortablevery nice and comfortable amenities felt very homey and cozyvery comfortable with a city farmhouse style of decormark and laura are obviously experts in making people feel comfortableeverything was exceptionally clean and invitingfantastic space and extremely cleanit was impressively cleanthe house was clean and comfythe house was great and so clean
Host:the home was very cozy and the farm fresh eggs the hosts provided were delicioushosts were fantastic with very thoughtful christmas decorations that made us feel at homevery responsive to any questions we hadthey are super hosts and were very kind to us when we confused our departure datethey were very kind and helpful when i needed to reach out to themRead more reviewsperfect location for what we neededwe really enjoyed the location an easy drive to downtown franklinit was close to downtown franklin which was so cuteit was the perfect location for our quiet get awaya great location for getting around the area and every need/want/wish was thoughtfully provided
With its crisp white walls, barn doors, and flourishing houseplants, this studio’s on-trend decor is both glamorous and cozy! The rental is located in a guesthouse on the host’s property so you can enjoy complete privacy but also the warm hospitality of your hosts if needed. It’s sized just right for two guests, with all of the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. There’s a kitchen, washer and dryer, and plenty of room to unpack and relax. The location is ideal for exploring Franklin on foot - Main Street is just a couple of blocks away and you can also walk to nearby Jim Warren Park and Bicentennial Park.
Top guest reviewswonderful place lots of amenities and super comfortable bedthe furnishings are nice and it is a very comfortable space to spend time and relaxbackyard setting is gorgeous- the room is so stylish with tall ceilings and the shower is beautifulbed was super comfy seriously if it's just you traveling look no moresuper clean and thoughtfully decoratedthe space was very clean and restfulextremely clean and very well decoratedamazing stay clean cozy beautiful airbnbeverything was very clean and the bed and pillows were so comfortable
Host:mike and mel are wonderful hostsmike and mel are amazing hosts and very helpfulmike and mel were easy to communicate with helpful and kindmike and mel’s place was immaculate and they were fantastic hostsgreat recommendations to get an authentic local experience from friendly and thoughtful hostsRead more reviewslocated in a an adorably quaint neighborhood close to downtowngreat location and neighborhoodthe location is great within walking distance to downtown franklinsuper cute very practical and the location is convenientthe location is perfect to explore franklin; its literally a 1/2 mile walk to downtown franklin
With a room for up to 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, this stylish home is the perfect pick for a getaway with a group of friends or family. It’s both adult and kid-friendly - little ones will love the trundle beds and a backyard swing and adults will appreciate the comfortable beds and luxury linens. There are lots of areas to gather with your traveling companions, like the spacious living room or outside on the deck. The location is also perfect for exploring Franklin, with a short drive to all of the major sights. There’s even a bike rental service five minutes away so you can explore this great city on two wheels!
Top guest reviewsnice spacious kitchen and the deck and back yard was so peacefulas stated in an earlier review please be aware of the steps between roomsthe house was incredible comfortable beds and furniture huge fenced in back yardits very stylish while cozy including the great deck with barbecue grillkaren's place is spacious beautiful chock-full of amenities and incredibly comfortable and versatilekaren was very welcoming great communication and a clean placethe house was charming clean and spaciouskaren’s place was immaculately clean comfy and spaciousvery clean and homey with a very nice hostessthe house was so clean and cozy :)
Host:karen is a wonderful hostkaren is a fantastic hostkaren was a great host she was very prompt and thorough with her responseskaren was an amazing hostkaren is an awesome hostRead more reviewsperfect spot close to everythingamazing location and beautiful housethe location is amazing and very close to downtown franklina great location toogreat location close to historic downtown franklin with great shopping and incredible restaurants
From the looks of this beautiful apartment, you can hardly tell that it’s located in a basement! The entire rental is freshly renovated with upgrades like a natural gas fireplace, marble and tile bathroom, and a new kitchenette. Up to six guests can stay in this two-bedroom apartment and enjoy complete privacy from the hosts living upstairs. The accommodation also comes with complimentary passes to the historic Carter House and Carnation Plantation, which are normally worth about $60. Just a short drive away is the charming Downtown Franklin and the shopping hub of Cool Springs.
Top guest reviewsgreat cable connection and tvwifi was great and awesome tv optionsnot a problem but i would’ve brought a fan if i had knownfrom the wifi to the towels to the gleaming wood floors this space was amazingi loved the faucet light in the bathroomclean inviting apartmentclean and nicely decoratedeverything was clean and comfortablegreat space very clean and cozywonderfully decorated and very clean airbnb
Host:the host was very responsiveawesome hosts nice apartmentvery responsive hostrobert was a great host and answers messages quicklyhosts were very kind and responded quicklyRead more reviewsgreat location close to highwayfantastic location and a full featured basement apartmentnice location in a great neighborhoodvery nice place close to franklinperfect location close to all that franklin has to offer
Stay right next to the historic Harlinsdale Farm by booking this cozy little home! Harlinsdale Farm is a large historic site that dates back to the 1900s. For many years, it was a prominent horse-breeding farm, but it was sold to the city of Franklin in 2004. Today it’s one of the nicest parks in the area, with a dog park, fishing pond, running track, and more! Stay adjacent to this lovely site in this one-bedroom home with all the amenities you need for a cozy stay.
Top guest reviewsthe bed was super comfy and loved the well-stocked keurig thanks for a great stayi appreciated how quiet it is and the kitchen is great for making breakfast and light mealsit was clean and just as advertisedeverything was very clean and beautifully decoratedit was very clean and stylishly decoratedvery affordable and cleansavannah's place was exceptionally clean and had everything that a traveler would need
Host:great space host was very helpfulher quick and friendly responses made us feel like we were at home with old friendssavannah was a fantastic host who offered great advice regarding restaurants in franklin and nashvillevery attentive and thoughtful hostswe loved our stay savannah was a wonderful hostRead more reviewsperfect location for downtown franklinawesome location 2 min from franklin square and across from the farmers marketgreat location and great little placegreat location and close to city center but private and quietvery nice location close to restaurants and beautiful picturesque surroundings
This beautifully appointed home feels like stepping into a magazine shoot or a boutique hotel. Each room has a unique charm to it, whether it’s the bright red door and crystal chandelier in the foyer, the tile-trimmed fireplace in the living room, or the marble countertops in the bathroom.
Though the home’s interior is gorgeous, the backyard is just as lovely! Cozy patio furniture surrounding a fire pit and ambient lights mean you can enjoy the outdoors by day or at night. Up to 10 guests can sleep here comfortably, which means you’ll be staying in one of the most reasonable accommodations in the area.
It’s a short drive to Nashville and even closer to all of the great stuff that Downtown Franklin has to offer, like amazing Mexican restaurants and cute boutiques. Explore on foot or by hopping on one of the complimentary cruiser bikes the hosts will provide.
Top guest reviewsstrong fast wi-fibeautiful open space with a great patio and comfortable bedsthe house is very tastefully decorated and comfortable - great beds linens and furniture both inside and outsidehuge tv's and more than plenty of storage closets cabinets etci hosted a small group of 7 friends here plenty of room pictures don’t do it justiceclean spacious and comfortableit was also super clean and comfortablethe house was spotless and lots of nice additional touchesthe house is very clean and comfortableit is huge karen keeps the house completely spotless
Host:highly recommend this home and hostkaren is a wonderful hostkaren is a wonderful hostkaren is a great hostwe were very happy with both our host and the homeRead more reviewsperfect location to downtown franklinawesome location to downtown franklinthe location is greatgreat house close to historic downtown franklingreat location and beautiful style
This historic three-bedroom home from the 1930s is nestled in the heart of Downtown Franklin. Just one block away from Main Street and a walking distance away from Franklin Theatre, Public Square, the shopping district, and more, this property promises easy access to various attractions.
The home’s interior is decorated with custom features such as antique Egyptian sliding doors, fine art, and a king bed with luxury linens. There is also an outdoor patio with a grill, perfect for spending lazy afternoons with the family.
Top guest reviewsthe space was great to relax in and offered plenty of room for our grouphaving young children the laundry room had fantastic new washer and dryerwe loved how lacey even decorated the rooms with art from local artiststhe house was spotless in cleanliness and very welcoming in appearancethe house was clean comfy and filled with lots of personal touchessuper clean and comfortable and much more space than we expectedideal location and is as clean and pretty as it looks in the picturesthe touches of hospitality were unexpected but dry expected but delightfully welcomed
Host:kid friendly great hostour host was extremely responsive and sweethost was great to communicate with and very kindthe home was immaculate and the host did everything possible to ensure an amazing visitthe hosts are incredibly friendly and easy to communicate with alsoRead more reviewsthe location is an easy walk the franklin squarewonderful house in a perfect locationgreat house in a wonderful locationextremely nice house in a perfect locationwonderful time and great location to walk to downtown franklin
For travelers looking for wide-open spaces away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, this 80-ac (32.3-ha) farmhouse promises a countryside experience for you and your family! Spend your vacation inside an Amish barn building and enjoy the beautifully decorated home features, from vaulted ceilings to chic antiques. There’s a fireplace where you can cozy up and a terrace from where you can admire the lovely countryside.
The farmland is located along the Harpeth River so you can enjoy casual scenic strolls. Being 15 mi (24 km) away from Nashville, you and your family can still enjoy what the city has to offer while relishing the countryside feel of the farmhouse!
Top guest reviewsair conditioning was wonderfulthe beds were comfortable and overall it was a wonderful space for our familymy kids loved the chickens and the swinging bench and bed outsidethe house was very clean and comfortablethe beds are super clean and beyond comfortablewe loved our stay here it is beautifully decorated clean and comfortable
Host:our host was very communicative and helpfulan unexpected bonus was watching the fireworks the hosts set off for the 4th at their homeallye was a great host - accessible and attentivethe hosts are very helpful and understanding as well as great to communicate withallye was gracious and invisibly attentiveRead more reviewsif you are looking for a truly outstanding location for a getaway this is itclose enough to all major attractions but far enough to enjoy the tranquilityall in all we loved our time in tennessee and highly recommend this locationwalking to the river requires walking throughsome tall grass from the property but it is worth itwe loved the whole place and hope to be back
This 750 sq ft (69 sqm) cottage has a prime location, only 3 blocks from Downtown Franklin and a 25-minute drive to Nashville. For history buffs, you will be glad to hear that this cozy cottage is situated near Lotz House Museum, Carter House, and the Battle of Franklin Civil War Museum. Additionally, there are several antique shops and Victorian-era buildings just a short walk away. You are spoiled for choice here if you enjoy learning about history.
Once you are finished exploring Franklin’s rich history, relax at the lovely landscaped backyard with a cup of complimentary coffee or maybe enjoy a barbeque. Retreat to the living room with a smart TV and several streaming channels or lay back in the cushy and spacious beds.
Top guest reviewsthe house was adorable beds were comfy great living room space for hanging out etcwe did a little weekend stay-cation in this cozy cottage and had a wonderful timethe kitchen was well stocked and they provided great local coffeesuper clean and very well stockedthe house is so clean and beautifully appointedgreat backyard area for hanging out was also a very clean place would definitely recommendsuper helpful and friendly hosts clean and cozywe had a great stay and were very pleased with this home’s location cleanliness and style
Host:the hosts were very responsive and communicativeliam & caroline were terrific hosts very timely in responses to our questionsthe hosts were very hospitable and made sure we had everything we needed during our stayliam was responsive and helpful before and during our stayRead more reviewsthe location is great and so close to downtown franklinthe location is excellent walking distance to downtown franklin and an adorable neighborhoodthe location is super close to downtown franklin and walkable if you're adventurouslandscaping very professionally done makes the location warm and invitinggreat location and wonderful home a downtown gem
Escape to this one-bedroom studio apartment located in the heart of Downtown Franklin and right next to the historic Harlinsdale Farm. Whether it’s for a pilgrimage, an event, or just a quiet escape from the regular world, this studio promises you and your family a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Thanks to its location, the studio boasts a backyard and patio where you can enjoy the countryside.
Top guest reviewswas a great experience clean and well keptthe place was stylish and cleaneverything was clean & as we remembered itthe place was beautifully decorated and very cleanadorable and clean home on a beautiful plot of land
Host:savannah was a great hostour hosts were fabuloussavannah was also super responsivethe host is very responsive as wellshe was very accommodating as well as polite and respectful in her demeanorRead more reviewscute and close to downtowngreat location - so close to downtown franklinvery close to great restaurants and downtown franklin and close to shopping toosuch a cute little place located in the perfect spotgreat space beautiful location 4 minutes from downtown town
Stay at this beautiful home in Franklin for a true home-away-from-home experience. Up to six guests will have this entire home to themselves. With three bedrooms, there’s plenty of room no matter what kind of group you are. Families with kids will appreciate the complimentary pack-n-play so you can travel a little lighter. Adult groups will love the proximity to Nashville - just a 22-minute drive away. This vacation rental is a great place to relax and unwind in between sightseeing outings.
Gimpy’s Tiny House has to be one of the most unique vacation rentals in all of Franklin! This small house looks like something out of a cartoon - it’s brightly colored and decorated like a historic rest stop. Inside, there’s one bedroom with enough space for three guests. Everyone will enjoy all of the typical amenities like a kitchen and laundry, and fall in love with the unique aspects of the home, like a working 1940s coke machine and other nostalgic pieces. In addition to its quirky charm, this rental has lovely wooded surroundings which you can appreciate from the screened-in porch. You might catch sight of deer, turkeys, or even foxes!
Top guest reviewsthe no wifi or tv was perfect and just what i wantedthe covered deck is very comfortable and peaceful looking out toward acres and acres of wooded propertycomfortable and as describedwith comfy beds a soothing environment and a fun space you'll enjoy every second of your staythe place is immaculately clean and super peacefulher place was very clean and we were welcomed with a smile and hugbeyond the amazing artistry put into creating this place it is very clean safe and comfortable
Host:hosts were very accommodating & easy to reachthe hosts we amazing ae wellelaine & jim are wonderful hostselaine and jim are wonderful hosts and even more wonderful peopleelaine was a responsive and welcoming hostRead more reviewswonderful relaxing place in the woods yet close to good food/shopping/activitiesits location is both beautiful & peacefulwe loved staying here it was very cute quiet and the location was perfectonly a half hour from nashville so perfect location to get awaythe location is safe and quite is perfect for relaxing
Rich with Southern charm, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time at this historic house. With tall ceilings and large windows, this three-bedroom home has a bright and breezy feel to it. Each room is decorated with comfortable furniture and attractive decor. With all of the personal touches, this will feel much more like your own place than any hotel. Walk or bike to Downtown Franklin by day, and grill or have a drink in the private backyard by night. You’ll leave feeling more refreshed and relaxed than you thought possible!
Top guest reviewseach room has a very nice closet with plenty of shelving and pull out drawersall the beds were very comfortablethe kitchen and bathrooms included some essential items and a couple of bonusesangela’s place was clean and cozyeverything was clean organized and beautifully decoratedangela’s place was clean and cozythe place was clean & beautifully decoratedclean and well organized and stylish with just enough tn charm
Host:angela is a great host and has thought of everythingvery easy access during check in and the host was easy to contactvery clean fast response by host when things were neededRead more reviewsit is in a great locationthe location is perfect if you are wanting to go between downtown franklin and downtown nashvillesuch a great place in a wonderful locationgreat place to stay in a very convenient locationit was easy to drive to our needed locations
Interested in the history surrounding the American Civil War? This studio pool house is a great option to consider! Built in a neighborhood of both old and newly constructed properties, this home is a cool pick for history buffs. Carter House is only 10 minutes away, the Union Defensive Line is only 100 yards (91 meters) away, the Confederate Cemetery is around the corner by car, and the Battle of Franklin Civil War Museum is only a short drive away. Battlefield Park is just beyond the backyard.
Apart from that, the guesthouse comes with a queen-sized bed, a full bath, a kitchen, pool access, anda small deck outside the backdoor where you can rest after a whole day’s worth of touring.
Top guest reviewsthe a/c ran wonderfully and we had no issues with the tv or internetwe loved having coffee by the poolsuper clean well-designed great light and the wifi worked plenty well to keep my work goingyou can even enjoy a card game by the poolhe was incredibly responsive and the bed was super comfyi found their place so cleaned bright comfortableit was private clean modern comfortablethe pool house was very clean; comfortable; well stocked and just felt homey to usvery clean and full kitchen and amenitiesthe accommodations are clean private super comfortable bed etc
Host:the hosts are also very kind and accommodatingvery kind and accommodating hostsour host was great with communicationtate & lucy are wonderful hoststate and lucy were very sweet hosts and i really enjoyed my stayRead more reviewscute little place perfect locationreally beautiful and peaceful locationit’s a 15 minute walk to town and is located in a beautiful historic neighborhoodgreat location and private comfortable spacethe neighborhood was safe and quiet and it was a short walk to the downtown
Southern charm in a small town
There’s no denying that Nashville is an exciting place to visit. However, you can have an equally enjoyable time in nearby Franklin and experience many of the same things! Franklin is home to amazing festivals, historic sites, shopping centers, and great restaurants serving Southern staples like barbecue and biscuits. Plus, you’ll be a short distance away from lots of great local attractions, not just Nashville - the list of things to do in Franklin is endless!
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