The Inn at Folkston

3576 Main Street , Folkston, GA 31537 USA (Show map)


The INN at Folkston - rated three-diamonds by AAA - is located only 40 minutes north of the Jacksonville (Florida) International Airport (JAX), making The INN the perfect stop for I-95 travelers who want to do a little sightseeing along the way. The beautifully restored 1920s bungalow provides an atmosphere of casual elegance, and a refuge for business travelers, Rail Fans, birdwatchers and other nature-loving tourists, as well as a romantic getaway. Sitting on nearly two acres overlooking tall pines, magnolias, and other magnificant trees, The INN is just a short walk from Folkston's historic downtown shops and restaurants. The City of Folkston, known as the Gateway to the Okefenokee Swamp (just 10 minutes southwest) is also home to the famous Folkston Funnel Train Viewing Platform. Business travelers find the small town atmosphere a welcome change from the big city and appreciate The INN's free Wi-Fi access. The South Georgia coast, including Cumberland and Jekyll Islands, is reached within an hour or less, as is the First Coast of Florida. Guests are always amazed at the size of the interior. Our wide hallways and four large guest rooms are all complete with private baths. Each guest room is uniquely decorated, containing its own private library, allergy-free feather beds, clock radios, phones, central air and heat, ceiling fans, robes, hair dryers, spring water, fresh flowers and other fine amenities. Two King guestrooms have gas log fireplaces, the Garden Suite adds a two-person whirlpool tub.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Clean as a Whistle!!

3.8 on October 05, 2015

Ted & Alease are down-to-earth, friendly folks! Their Inn is immaculate... not a speck o' dust to be found. Very comfortable.

Just right!

5 on October 01, 2015

Our hosts were very warm and friendly. They gave us the grand tour of the guest rooms and then let us do our thing. We got a great recommendation for dinner (Thai Smile) and then chatted with them after dinner about our train-watching experience. They were just the right amount attentive and respective of our own time. The place is immaculate and well-decorated.

Small Town America Charm!

5 on August 15, 2015

Lovely B&B. The 1922 home retains it's charm from a bygone era. The innkeeper and his family are very gracious and very knowledgeable about the area. And the breakfast was just awesome. We only wish we had more time to spend here. I highly recommend this B&B. You won't be disappointed.

Great Stay

4.8 on August 06, 2015

Really really nice folks, the Kellys who own and manage the Inn. We will stay there again when we are visiting the grandkids.


5 on July 04, 2015

We stayed here one night on our way from North Carolina back to Tampa Florida. It was a perfect stop. Ted and his family were wonderful. The room was very clean and comfortable and house was beautiful. I really loved breakfast which was delicious and as Ted told us comprised of lots of local items including the blueberries and sausage. We felt like we stayed at a friends house rather than an impersonal hotel along the way. We felt much safer and welcome staying here.

Absolutely Wonderful!

5 on May 26, 2015

While I have stayed at B&Bs before, the Folkston Inn was far and above the best experience I've had. As an older traveler, especially, I appreciated the fact that rooms were on the ground floor. And my room was amazing - large, with lovely big windows and comfortable reading chair. I slept like a baby. Breakfast was yummy, and Ted, my host, was so nice. Two regrets - it was too muggy to sit out on the wide porch in the rocking chair; and I had to leave after one night.

Just like being Home!

5 on May 17, 2015

Great home, great breakfast, location close to the Folston Funnel and Okefeenokee National wildlife refuge! Highly recommend it to everyone!

Home from home

5 on May 02, 2015

Beautiful house, great hosts. This was our second visit, with different owners. Both sets of owners were lovely people and we really enjoyed both stays. It is very handy for visiting Okefenokee Swamp, which is highly recommended despite extensive damage after forest fires (if 'forest' is the right word).

Great stay and great location to the swamp

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!

Nice. Comfortable. Good Hospitality.

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Folkston Funnel

Redesigned in Railroad Motif Pine Scandinavian Queen Feather Bed Private bath, with ceramic-tiled floor and barrier free shower Bedroom and bath designed for ADA wheelchair use East-facing bedroom with double window Heart-pine bedroom floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $105 - $120

International Family

Colonial Ball-top Queen Feather Bed and Antique Metal Double Feather Bed, Private bath, with tub/shower Double windows on south and west with garden views Persian carpet on Amherst marble vinyl floors Rate for double occupancy only. Additional adults are $25.00 and children under 12 are $10.00.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $125 - $140


White Lane King Feather Bed, private bath with glass and ceramic tile shower; East-facing room with triple windows and door to Large private screened porch furnished with wicker furniture and Private entrance through porch. Gas log fireplace, Persian carpets on heart-pine floors Unique ship captain's table with phone

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $145 - $160

English Garden

Wesley Allen Vine/Leaf King Feather Bed with luxurious bed linens, Private bath, with 2-person whirlpool bath and separate tub/shower, Separate sitting area with gas log fireplace, Heart pine and Amherst marble flooring with Persian carpet, Double windows on east and south with garden views Writing desk & phone

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $145 - $160

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Location Type

Okefenokee Swamp, Cumberland Island, Florida' First Coast, Golden Isles, Jacksonville, Florida, Fernandina Beach, Florida, Airport, Small town


Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Folkston is located 25 miles west of I-95, just north of the Georgia/Florida state line. From I-95 Exit 3 (old Exit 2), take Rt. 40 west through Kingsland until it dead ends. Take a right and then a quick left in front of the courthouse. Continue west (now Main St) through the business district. The INN is on the left a block and a half beyond the business district in a residential section. Our parking lot is at the far end of the property boardered by a white fence. From Waycross or Jacksonville via US1/US301/GA23, turn at the second light, go west through business district to the INN on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Okefenokee Swamp, Florida's First Coast, Georgia's Golden Isles, Cumberland Island, Folkston Funnel Train Viewing Platform, St. Marys & Suwannee Rivers, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Okefenokee Sporting Clays, Train Watching, Jaguars Football, Train Festival, Annual Okefenokee Festival, The Folkston Funnel, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed Outside when not distrubing other guests
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Parents must be thoughtful of other guests' right to quiet.
  • Childcare Provided: No More than one child requires BOTH accompanying parents
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Seeing Eye Dogs in limited areas
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A two-night minimum may be required during holiday and special event weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit or a minimum of one night's lodging, plus tax. Credit card deposits preferred.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are refundable, less a $20 processing fee, if cancellations are made five (5)days before date of reservation. Cancellation after that time will result in a forfeiture of the deposit unless we are able to re-rent your room. Special Event and Holiday Weekends require a fourteen(14)day advance notice to cancel.



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  • Time Served: 8:00-9:30AM Earlier /Request
  • Serving Location: Verandah Seasonally, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Restricted Diet, Lo Carb