My husband and I recently stayed at The Inn at Folkston. The proprietors were two of the most gentle, friendly, kind and caring people you can meet. After our first night, I knew we had a busy day ahead and even though the breakfast was delicious, I was still hungry. Ted asked if I had had enough, I kinda made a face, and was honest with him. The next thing I knew I had more french toast and sausage, with a smile. We had the Garden Room, which is large and has a separate sitting area. There was plenty of room to unpack, and to relax. There is no TV, which was nice, actually. There is a large living room to be used by the guests that does have a TV, and lots of chairs. There were even home-made cookies in the hallway, and a refrigerator that all the guests could use. It seems that 60 trains pass through this town daily, which I didn't know until we got there. I was concerned about them keeping me awake, so I had ear plugs next to the bed, if needed. If the trains ran all night, I didn't know, since I slept great! Great little getaway, homey, lots of room in your guest room, and great proprietors!!!
We had a wonderful stay with Ted. Our room was so warm and cozy. It was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was wonderful. We enjoyed our talks with Ted and the other guests. Love the hot chocolate in the evenings. Thanks Ted.
This Inn exceeded all expectations! A great place to stay if you are visiting Okefenokee Swamp! Ted and Alease are so warm and friendly. The accommodations are beautiful clean and comfortable. The Lighthouse Room was especially fun. And the breakfast was delicious! We may return to Okefenokee to paddle, and would definitely stay here again. ~visitors from Knoxville TN
Truly a delightful B&B, quite close to the entrance of the Okefenokee Swamp. The hosts were very friendly, engaging, informative. The breakfasts were very good and are highly reommended (the best food in Folkston). A quiet spot for returning mid-day from the swamp to get some rest in before returning to the swamp. Folkston also has a rich railroad history and the host, a former railroader, was very informative and educational.
The Inn was delightful and very quiet. The room was very comfortable, and interesting as the manager was a retired railroader and had considerable history of railroads in the room - books, pictures, etc. The breakfast each day varied and was very well done. The Inn is convenient to the Okefenokee Swamp and if one is a railroad fan, about 60-80 trains a day go through the little town.
We had a blissful stay at the Inn. It was so comfortable. Ted was very welcoming and upgraded our room at no extra cost, so in addition to a large room and bathroom, we also had our own verandah. Breakfast, cooked and served by Ted, was delicious. I would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to friends.
The Inn at Folkston was a wonderful discovery. I would recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting the Okefenokee Swamp. Ted was a wonderful host in every way. We felt so comfortable in our room and porch and loved the distant sound of the trains passing through the town. And the breakfast was delicious. Thank you, Ted, for your hospitality and invaluable information on how to get married in a day. I shall thank you in the acknowledgements of my book about my great-grandmother (born 1867), who left Savannah after a great scandal. Emma
Many thanks to Ted and his family for sharing their lovely home with B&B guests. From our cozy Lighthouse room to Ted's excellent breakfast, we couldn't have asked for more from our one-night stay. We have no hesitation in recommending the Inn at Folkston.
Spent 2 delightful nights at this warm and welcoming Inn. Ted greeted us like family, as did his lovely daughters. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts and appreciated Ted's travel and dining recommendations. We highly re on end the Inn at Folkston to visitors to the Okefenokee Swamp.
Lovely inn with modern bathrooms and comfortable beds. Two things were outstanding - firstly the hosts were so friendly and made you feel totally at home, and secondly the breakfast was the best breakfast that I had anywhere in the USA - and I have spent 2 months travelling in the US. My daughter has many food problems - no pork, bacon, onion garlic, tomatoes and. the list goes on, but Ted made the most delicious turkey breakfast that I have ever eaten. I'd definitely stay here again and would recommend it to everyone
This homey inn makes a very comfortable jumping off point for a visit to the Okefenokee Swamp. The inn is casual and comfortable, with modern updated bathrooms and showers and comfortable beds. It feels more like a home than an inn. I stayed in the Lighthouse Room, which had a king size bed with a good mattress, a great shower, and a lovely screened porch, and The innkeepers, Ted and Alease Kelly, felt more like hosts than innkeepers. Don't miss the chance to enjoy their hospitality if you are in the area. Simple, well prepared breakfast.
This was my second stay at The Inn at Folkston. I enjoyed my first stay very much, and looked forward to my second, and wasn't disappointed. Ken and Alease are extremely friendly and helpful and make a great breakfast. The rooms are large and well appointed with themes related to the area. You will enjoy your stay here.
Having spent the previous two nights in an busy, impersonal hotel in Orlando FL, we settled in at The Inn at Folkston for our last venues of a multi-day trip. This place was just what we needed after a tense 4-hour freeway drive.
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.
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.
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.
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.