The Inn at Franklin Square

132 3rd Ave South , Franklin, TN 37064 USA (Show map)


Downtown Franklin Information - 615 879-4830; Downtown Nashville Information - 615 879-4830. A visit to the Inn is a delightful experience. This beautiful Victorian Home contains a spacious, beautifully appointed 5,500 square feet, sure to create that special experience while visiting in Middle Tennessee. Have a special occasion? Just let us know. The best of three worlds! Beautifully appointed Victorian Home half block off Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, TN ideally situated to host your wedding, rehearsal dinner or other special event. The Inn was built as a private residence in 1892. The house has been extensively renovated. Numerous antiques complement modern furnishings and décor reminiscent of comfortable living at the turn of the twentieth century. A Note about our published rates.... Room Rates as shown are based on a minimum two night stay.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Wonderful stay!

5 on August 12, 2016

My husband and I stayed here 2 nights. Barbara and Bud could not have been more hospitable. Great company and wonderful breakfast! Thank you so much for a rememberable stay! Tom and Dawn Goodwin IL

Friends weekend

5 on August 12, 2016

House was emasculate, well decorated and in a very convenient location to Main Street and all the shops, restaurants and art galleries. Bud and his wife were very gracious and helpful.

One of our most favorite places to stay !!

5 on July 29, 2016

My husband and I love everything about Lillie Bell....The Inn at Franklin Square !! Service is impeccable ...breakfast was simply delicious ...and the location was perfect !! We booked again for the fest...Charles Dickens Christmas Time. This is a place to make wonderful memories at !!! Thanks Bud and Mary two are the best hostess !!

Franklin Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 28, 2016

Great location, inn keepers, and food. What more could you ask for!

Great Stay

5 on July 27, 2016

We had a great stay. The Inn is beautiful. And the staff was so great. Everything was so laid back and the check-in process was very easy even without a staff member there waiting for us. We arrived early but the room was ready to go. Breakfast was on time and terrific both mornings we were there. The Inn keeper made it feel more like it was our home than hers.

Fantastic Location

2.6 on July 23, 2016

We loved our stay of three nights. Everything was just a few minutes away - great food and shopping. Franklin is so wonderful and this B&B was great. Will definitely stay there again!


5 on July 04, 2016

Our stay was absolutely phenomenal! Had a little envelope waiting on us with our name and the check in and out was super easy. It was so nice and private that we never had to bother with anyone, which is great when it's your wedding night!! The home is beautiful and rich with history and tasteful design. We will definitely stay again!

Unusual Stay

4.4 on June 14, 2016

Had the whole house to ourselves. Greeted by friend of innkeeper, but didn't see a soul until breakfast next morning. Second day, briefly talked with owner. Did not see a soul for the rest of the day. The next morning, were told by owner that breakfast would not be served, and we were comped and had to go to town to get breakfast. Just an unusual stay...haven't experienced this at a b and b before. Not a bad thing, just different.

Great Place

5 on May 21, 2016

Everything about staying there was great. It is very close to all there is to do in downtown Franklin.

Great stay!

5 on May 05, 2016

This was our first time at a bed and breakfast and we couldn't have been more pleased! The home is beautiful and the owners were very friendly and gracious. We knew we wanted to be within walking distance of the shops and restaurants downtown and spent two days walking the beautiful town of Franklin! Loved it and will definitely return when we come back this way from Wisconsin!

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Rooms & Rates

The Lillie White Room

The Lillie White Room is beautifully appointed with a queen-size white iron bed. The furnishings and wall treatments set this room aside as a favorite. The room is served by its own private bath with tiled shower. All rooms are served with a high definition television and wi fi. The queen suites surround two comfortable sitting rooms. The Lillie White Room is Sara's favorite. $165-$225 per night

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $225

The Lolly Queen Room

The Lolly Room is furnished with a queen-size bed which is upholstered in linen fabric. The room decor is a soothing light turquoise. Antique furnishings complement the Lolly Room and guests will enjoy their own private bath with tiled shower. The queen suites surround two comfortable sitting rooms. Each lodging room has its own hi definition television and wi fi. The Lolly Room is Barbara's favorite. $165-$225 per night

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $225

The Lauren Queen Room

The Lauren Room is decorated with caramel colored walls and the furnishings are well appointed to the most discriminating taste. Guests will enjon the comfort of the queen-size Habersham bed. The corner, roomy, shower makes this Bud's favorite room. The queen suites surround two comfortable sitting rooms. When a choice of rooms is available, guests quite often choose the Lauren Room. $165-$225/night

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

The King William Room

The King William Room is our largest room complemented with a padded standard sleeper sofa, refrigerator and 60" hi def tv. This room has its own entrance off a canopied courtyard with a pond,, fountain and comfortable outdoor seating.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $255

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


Nashville, TN (BNA) 25 miles

Directions to property:

Property address: 132 Third Avenue South, Franklin TN 37064. 1/2 block off the town square.

Area Attractions

Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No Available with planning ahead
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Contact Owner for Exception policy
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: payment in full at booking
  • Cancellations: Cancellations more than 30 days before check in will receive a full refund.



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Check Dates




  • Cost: Not Sunday
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten-Free or Vegetarian Breakfast available upon request at least 24 hours in advance