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[3% CashBack] 12 Best VRBO Vacation Rentals In Franklin, TN

[3% CashBack] 12 Best VRBO Vacation Rentals In Franklin, TN
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Franklin, Tennessee is this lovely little secret, tucked 20 minutes away from the roars of Nashville. Its historic downtown is as pretty as a Southern belle, and just as hospitable with its fine dining and cute shops. The search for the perfect little cottage within walking distance to all these delights was like window shopping in heaven. Let’s take a look at our top picks for VRBO vacation rentals in Franklin, Tennessee!


1. Chic guesthouse in the heart of downtown (from 165 USD)

The city of Franklin began with a five block square. Everything lovely about historic downtown sprouts from here. This happy little guest house is situated right within that five block radius. Boasting a laundry list of amenities from one and a half baths, ​to an updated kitchen, to a washer/dryer, this humble abode will make your stay in Franklin very pleasant, indeed. You can park your car and put your feet up for your entire stay; it’s actually faster and easier to walk downtown!

The Franklin Guest House in the Heart Of Downtown Franklin

Price: from 165 USD

Number of Guests: 5

2. Franklin Battlefield Inn (from 275 USD)

Franklin Battlefield Inn has mastered the art of blending old and new. This is a historic home, yet it boasts a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, a washer/dryer, a ventless gas log fireplace, and four flat screen TVs with Direct TV, DVR, and over 700 channels.

Centrally located in historic downtown, this is absolutely going to be your home away from home during your travels to this lovely town. In the evenings, feel free to pour yourself a crisp, cool glass of chardonnay and drink in the night air from the pretty little backyard patio.

F. B. I. - Franklin Battlefield Inn (Downtown Franklin, TN!)

Price: from 275 USD

Number of Guests: 7

3. The prettiest cottage in all of Franklin (from 175 USD)

In a word: stunning. The owner of this house must be an artist. Scroll through these pictures. And then scroll again. This house is so well-appointed, it’s hard to know where to start your gaze. Should you marvel over the quartz countertops first? Maybe the eclectic blend of antiques and home decor? With barnwood stove hoods, farm sinks, and marble showers, I tell ya, you’re eyes are going to​ turn into those little heart emojis on your iPhone.

I almost forgot Franklin! Yes, this spectacular stunner is only one mile (1.6 km) from Main Street in historic downtown. After you’ve enjoyed the town’s many amenities, make sure you go for a swing on the front porch as you relish in your day’s activities.

The Little Cottage of Franklin...one mile from Main St in Historic Franklin, TN

Price: from 175 USD

Number of Guests: 2

4. Brand new cottage in historic downtown (from 340 USD)

Another stunning surprise. Just like our prized cottage above, it’s going to be hard to pull yourself away from this gleaming gem. Well-situated within walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, and hiking trails that Franklin has to offer, you’re going to be happy as a clam in this brand new cottage.

Although you won’t want to leave the confines of this beautiful cottage, there’s also a large patio with a grill, should you plan on any evenings at home during your stay. Everything just sort of gleams within this home. Enjoy your evenings in that bed, too. Talk about cloud nine.

Newly Built Cottage In Historic Franklin 4 Bedroom

Price: from 340 USD

Number of Guests: 7

5. Music lover's condo (from 175 USD)

This is a quiet, upstairs retreat conveniently located near three grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and parks. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy all the festivities Franklin has to offer. The owner even has a hook up with an in-home massage therapist. That seems like a nice way to end your day, right before you sit out on the lovely back deck for a nightcap.

fully furnished condo close to downtown Franklin and 20 miles to Nashville

Price: from 175 USD

Number of Guests: 8

6. A pet-friendly short walk to downtown (from 210 USD)

This is a nicely appointed country chic retreat. Bring your faithful sidekick along with you, and enjoy short evening strolls into the heart of downtown Franklin. Each bedroom has a brand new memory foam mattress with cloud-like linens and pillows, along with a private bath.

Complimentary Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs are there to help you unwind after your joyful excursions downtown. If you’re in the mood to sit out back one evening, enjoy it behind a privacy fence atop your raised deck. Yes, this will make for a lovely home away from home during your time in Franklin.

Walk Downtown Franklin!! 2 Master Suites/2.5 Bath SUPER Pet Friendly

Price: from 210 USD

Number of Guests: 5

7. A pet-friendly studio apartment (from 150 USD)

Here we have a trim little fairy tale cottage that also welcomes loyal sidekicks. An enchanting back patio awaits your arrival for a sip of afternoon lemonade or morning tea. This getaway includes a brand new king size bed, flat screen TV, and updated kitchen. Only six blocks away from historic​ downtown, all you’ll need to pack is your walking shoes and your smile.

Studio Apartment, Walk to Downtown Franklin, Pets, Big Yard & Operated by Locals

Price: from 150 USD

Number of Guests: 2

8. A 5-star, pet-friendly stroll to downtown (from 174 USD)

This listing has a little bit of everything – privacy, luxury, five-star comfort, and location. Located on Murfreesboro Rd, you’re only a five-minute​ walk from historic downtown. Since you’re on vacation, a little bit of shopping might be just the ticket. If you haven’t blown your budget in downtown Franklin, you can also take the three-minute drive from this humble abode to Cool Springs Galleria.

5 star listing!!! Family & Pet Friendly! Walk to historic Downtown Franklin!

Price: from 174 USD

Number of Guests: 8

9. Stunning two-king master suite (from 340 USD)

It’s going to be hard to stop scrolling through these photos, too. Originally built in 1901, this cottage has been renovated in a way that is absolutely mind-blowing. Everything from that flooring to the beaded ceilings is show-stopping. The fully-updated kitchen just beckons for a home cooked meal one night.

Updated by expert hands, you’re going to love coming home every evening. Best of all, you’ll never have to turn the keys in the ignition. Simply step out of this fairy tale realm and take a few short steps right into downtown.

5-star reviews! Best house in Franklin! Two king masters! Walk to everything!

Price: from 340 USD

Number of Guests: 10

10. Pet-friendly guest house with screened-in porch and working fireplace (from 250 USD)

This guest cottage is also owned and operated by the same folks who rent out cottage #7 on our list. The owners live on property in “The Big House” and run this family business like pros. This is a private two bedroom/one bath getaway that’s only a 15-minute walk from historic downtown. You’ll have everything you need to feel safe, at home​, and excited to take on your days in Franklin.

Veteran owned guest house, Walk to Downtown, 6th generation locals, love pets!

Price: from 250 USD

Number of Guests: 4

11. Beautiful accommodation in the heart of downtown (from 101 USD)

Stay in the heart of the historical Franklin in a heritage-styled interior design, coupled with convenient access to downtown Franklin. You will have one bedroom and one bathroom all for yourself but you are welcome to share the common spaces such as the living room, the fully equipped kitchen, and the private patio. You are 25 miles away from Nashville and only a mile away from Franklin if you are interested in checking out the local attractions and events when you are here.

New Listing!! Beautiful Guest House In Historic Franklin

Price: from 101 USD

Number of Guests: 2

12. Cozy cabin with great privacy (from 125 USD)

Enjoy a cozy cabin that aims to give guests the privacy they need throughout their stay here. You are only a 30-minute drive away from Nashville, with Leipers Forks being just 4 miles away from home. The hosts will be staying on the upper floor but you will have your bedroom and bathroom all for yourself. Feel free to also use the kitchenette which comes with a microwave and refrigerator. You can also use the outdoor patio where you will find a hot tub and a grill and picnic area.

Timber Ridge - Forested Retreat Close to Natchez Trace, Franklin, Leipers fork!

Price: from 125 USD

Number of Guests: 4

Franklin really is a stunner

Southern Living voted Franklin the number one small town in Tennessee. There’s certainly a reason for that. Filled with charm and elegances, it has so much to offer as it whisks you worlds away. It also boasts a mere 20-minute drive to downtown Nashville. So, when you’re ready for some lights, action, and cowboy-filled honky-tonks, you know what to do!

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