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The Inn at Folkston

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

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

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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.

My stay at a fine Inn

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.

First time in Folkston

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.

Excellent B+B

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...

Our stay at the Inn

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!

Wonderful People

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.

Delightful experience

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.

Folkston Visited

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.

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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

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

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

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

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


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

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