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.
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.
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
Nightly Rate: $105 - $120
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.
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
Nightly Rate: $145 - $160
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
Nightly Rate: $145 - $160
Okefenokee Swamp, Cumberland Island, Florida' First Coast, Golden Isles, Jacksonville, Florida, Fernandina Beach, Florida, Airport, Small town
Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 35 miles
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.
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet
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
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
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Restricted Diet, Lo Carb