5 on March 28, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay. Ted was a great host, very welcoming, generous with his knowledge of the area and cooks a lovely breakfast!
3.6 on March 25, 2015
If you are going to visit the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge, this is a great place to stay. The owners were traveling but their daughters were filling in and did a great job making me feel very welcome. The room and bathroom were nice size and clean. Breakfasts were good and the front porch was a very relaxing place to spend a little time. I stayed during March Madness and while there was not a TV in my room, I was made to feel welcome watching my home team in the living room. I also watched a late game or two from my room through the wifi. Even though I was there to visit the swamp, two couples were there at the same time to train watch. Who knew people train watched? They gladly shared information about their passion with me and I was even moved to do a little train watching myself. I quickly got used to the sounds of trains passing through the Folkston Funnel. Overall, an enjoyable couple of nights at the Inn at Folkston.
3.8 on March 25, 2015
This was my 4th stay & like the previous ones just as pleasant. A warm friendly atmosphere & a breakfast to match! I'll definitely be back when in the area.
5 on February 19, 2015
Beautiful room, friendly hosts, great food. I actually enjoyed the train whistles --- they didn't bother me.
4.6 on January 12, 2015
The accommodations were just right for our family. A 17" height commode would be a plus for seniors.. Since we were Railfanning, the location was within five minutes of the train viewing platform so we could walk or ride. Would love to return to the Inn and be able to sit awhile on the generous front porch. The owner/operators were caring and generous, and the breakfast was ample and varied.
5 on December 02, 2014
Nicest folks , You'll ever meet . Lovely town. Great food at the Inn and up town. Ted and his folks are outstanding. We will return. mje...
4.0 on November 03, 2014
We loved staying with the Kellys. They know the meaning of hospitality. We would recommend the Inn to anyone. The rating system would not let us mark outstanding, but it was!
4.8 on November 01, 2014
I gave them 5 stars because they made me feel so at home. Ted told me all about the local train activities and history. I walked over two the high school and watched a football and then a softball game. It was great. Ted and Alease greeted me in the morning and sent me away on my bicycle with a full stomach. This is a reason to go to Folkston, even if you're not crazy about trains.
5 on October 31, 2014
While we came to Folkston to experience the brisk train activity, we were even more delighted with our stay at The Inn at Folkston. The property is beautiful, the house is warn, charming and beautifully furnished. Ted our host greeted us and then gave us a tour of the lovely home. We stayed in the Lighthouse Room which was graced with beautiful artifacts and memories of days by the seashore. Sumptuous bedding, comfortable seating, fireplace and our own screened back porch furnished with white wicker. Ted served a delicious breakfast in the formal dining room. We are looking forward to our next visit to Ted and Alease's lovely Inn.
5 on October 20, 2014
We happened on to the town of Folkston on our way to the Okefenokee Swamp to find it much more. Whether it was the swamp, train watching, antiqueing, etc. that takes you there, Folkston is a gem out of the past. AND the place to stay is the Inn at Folkston, where you will be happily greeted and welcomed. The accommodations and the breakfasts were outstanding. Just sit on the front porch swing and enjoy the day.
4.6 on October 05, 2014
September 13, 2014 The Host and Hostess are a delight. They can give you information about what you can do in the area. The rooms make you feel right at home. I enjoyed our breakfast, too.
5 on October 01, 2014
A wonderful place to stay! We stopped there on the way back from FL to WV and also because I wanted to do some train watching. We only stayed one night and regretted not having allowed two nights so we could see more of the area and enjoy the B&B a little more. The innkeepers are great people and the breakfast was really good and served with style.
5 on July 13, 2014
We had a great stay for train watching at the Folkston Funnel. This is only a few blocks away from both east & west train observation platforms and museum. Slept great in the Family Room; everything was clean and comfortable. Also had a wonderful breakfast and met 2 very nice couples staying there. Ted & Alease made us feel right at home!
5 on July 09, 2014
My family and I had a great time at the Inn at Folkston! Lovely place to stay, family room was very clean and spacious and we we'll be back.
3.0 on July 05, 2014
Nicely maintained rooms. Very friendly staff. Breakfasts were rather unremarkable and light on portions. Excellent location for visits to Okefenokee Park.
4.6 on June 02, 2014
Classic ambiance and feel in a welcoming and comfortable environment.
4.8 on March 15, 2014
Ted and Alease were very gracious, jus excellent innkeepers. Breakfasts were delicious. We recommend this Inn highly.
5 on October 15, 2013
Despite any negative reviews, Janis is absolutely wonderful! Very nice and accommodating. Her rooms are beautiful and comfortable. Her breakfasts are delicious. And staff are very helpful.
4.6 on September 15, 2013
Great place! The innkeepers, Ted and Alease, are so warm and welcoming. The breakfasts and evening snacks were delicious. Wonderful place to stay.
5 on April 14, 2013
Spent one night at the inn on our way to St Simons Island. Wish we could have stayed longer. Breakfast was awesome and made to order! Janis was great ands set the bar high for our future B&B expectations. Our room was better than described, we will definitely stay here again next time we are in the area.
4.4 on April 04, 2012
We received a warm welcome and stayed in a beautiful room. Obviously there was attention to detail for both cleanliness and decor. The Inn is within walking distance of train watching at the Folkston Funnel. We also enjoyed a meal at the Thai Restaurant in town. The Inn is for sale and hopefully new owners will continue to provide an excellent B&B.
4.0 on February 17, 2012
The room was very nice. The Funnel room had a great bed, slept great. We visited the swamp & watched the trains. Janis, Bill & "Squeak" were very gracious! Our breakfast both days were delightful and filling. Each was made to order, hot & fresh!! The only thing we did not receive was the snacks each day that was listed. We would go back.
5 on January 01, 2011
Janis and Bill treat their guests like family. OH!! And just wait 'til you have breakfast......It's FRESH everything! Have a disability as we do,well not to worry, there is a room for us,and it's comfy too. If you are into swamps,there is one nearby so feel free to hug an alligator or something. TRAINS..you like trains? You'll be up to your neck in them and the track is only about two blocks away and there is a train watching platform with a radio and outlets for fans...like us. We love the Inn at Folkston and so will you.It is the ONLY place to stay when in this area! You will be in good hands. Paul and Kelly
4.8 on October 24, 2010
Very attentive innkeepers. Provided extra attention to my special dietary needs. Provided much information regarding desired attractions. They went over and above what would have been great service, to provide extraordinary service. Facility was immaculately clean, well appointed. Breakfast was perfect. Would stay here again without hesitation.
5 on June 22, 2010
We are (sort of) regulars from 'across the pond'. When we stay here we feel like part of the family, nothing is too much trouble. Janis and Bill have a great sense of humour and we feel like we've known them for years. Their sincerity is genuine and we feel more at ease here than any other similar establishment we've stayed at. Janis and Bill, don't you dare consider retiring anytime soon! We plan to be back soon!
5 on June 21, 2010
My Wife and are regulars at the Inn for the last several years. We love the place so much we spend three to four weekends per year at the Inn.
4.2 on March 25, 2010
Stopped in Folkston during our trip to Charleston & Savannah in the spring of 2009. My husband is a rail fan and had heard of the Folkston Funnel and thought we could include a stop on our trip. The Inn was just wonderful. We had a beautiful room, I think the lighthouse room. It had it's own screened porch. The breakfasts were delightful and the railfanning great. The only negative is that the town of Folkston really doesn't have any decent restaurants.
4.2 on November 03, 2009
I love staying here because it has that hometown feeling. Janis and Bill are friendly, but let you have your space when you want it. I would highly recommend this Inn to all my friends and family!
4.0 on November 01, 2009
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in Folkston. It is a delightful little town with the charm of the old South. Janis was a charming hostess. The inn extremely clean. Breakfast was wonderful. Ask for the pancakes, light as a feather. If you don't like the sound of trains carry some ear plugs, but you shouldn't miss the inn.:)
4.0 on April 25, 2009
We had a great stay at the Inn at Folkston. But what really stood out was the hospitality of Janis. We had an early morning tour at the Okefenokee. Janis was up early and had a wonderful hot breakfast at 5:45 AM. We had no idea she would go to such an effort at that time of day, but certainly appreciated it. We would definitely recommend the Inn to others.
5 on March 29, 2009
We truly enjoyed our stay at The Inn at Folkston. Janis and Bill were welcoming and the house was charming with a delightfully spacious front porch. Beautiful bouquets picked from the yard were placed throughout the house. Our breakfast was well prepared. I loved sleeping in the feather bed. I had no idea they were so comfortable and it didn’t bother my allergies in the least. The location is prime for visiting the Okeefenokee Swamp. It took longer to rent a canoe than it did to drive there from the inn!
5 on March 19, 2009
The innkeepers and inn are just divine. Lovely rooms, great meals and conversation. Can't wait to go back!
4.0 on March 12, 2009
The Inn is two blocks from down town, easy access to some quaint shops and special train watching platform. It is a quiet area, the inn and its grounds are very clean and welcoming.
5 on January 09, 2009
A very hospitable and genuine as well as relaxing stay. It was enhanced by excellent accommodations and sumptuous breakfasts, very cute and tidy property and welcoming hot tub! The proprietors are really on top of their game!
4.0 on October 14, 2008
We have stayed here in the past and it just keeps getting better each time. The Inn is beautiful and charming and the Innkeepers are excellent at what they do
5 on September 24, 2008
Outstanding in every way. One of the best breakfasts we've ever had while staying ni B&B's. Janis, the Innkeeper, was delightful and very entertaining. Loved it!
5 on August 20, 2008
Like trains? Then this is the place ! There is no place like this place anywhere near. This place CSX, auto train, juice train and moe. great place great food.
5 on August 20, 2008
A return visit for us, with in laws, just lovely. The porch, the jacuzzi, the rooms, breakfast, PERFECT!! Plus trains and 2 cute kitties.
4.8 on August 16, 2008
Highly recommended! A splendid B&B, in a small town perched on the edge of the sprawling nature reserve of the Okefenokee Swamp - which is very much worth exploring. Also, the location provides an interesting break in the long drive south to Florida from further north. The bedrooms are elegant and comfortable, the front porch broad and with a wonderful swing, and the breakfast ample and delicious.
5 on August 11, 2008
This Inn is a wonderful place to stay and unwind and watch trains! The breakfast was outstanding as was the coffee and snacks. The Hospitality was a plus.
3.0 on June 11, 2008
The town is noted for trains going through town. We enjoyed watching them for a little while. We spend time at the National Park.
5 on April 22, 2008
Lovely, hospitable inn hostess. always accomodating, full of helpful information. Location- the inn is charming, lots of fun antiques, artwork and crafts to enjoy. Large porches, a beautiful yard. Close to the swamp and the trails. Something for everybody.
4.8 on April 16, 2008
Loved it, Nice people. Great visit to Okekenokee Swamp
2.8 on April 07, 2008
While the home was lovely and impeccably clean, I did not feel welcome here. It was the first time I'd experienced this at any bed and breakfast. The innkeepers were generally not available and when I called with a couple of inquiries shortly after I checked in, I felt as though I was quite an inconvenience. They made no effort to get to know me at all. There was no offer to help with my bags. Just deposited me in my room and disappeared. Overall, a very uncomfortable experience. Also, the lack of quality dining options in the area is quite a problem. If I had it to do over again, I would stay in St. Marys when visiting this area.