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 library, allergy-free feather beds, clock radios, central air and heat, ceiling fans, robes, hair dryers, 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 room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Small town america

4.4 on September 05, 2017

good spot for train watching and a meal

Wonderful host and wonderful place

5 on July 29, 2017

This B&B is really perfect. We stayed here with the whole family and we where very comfortable in a shared family room. The place is very cozy and very clean. Alease is a wonderful host - she even prepared a fresh breakfast to go, when we startet from her home at 5.50 am, because we headed for a early morning tour in the swamp. We recommend this place at any time! Thank you Alease!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review! It was a pleasure serving you!

- Alease Kelly (innkeeper)

Best place ever!

5 on July 25, 2017

We love staying at The Inn at Folkston. The owners are so friendly and nice and every thing about your stay there is perfect. The little touches are everywhere and it really is like being home away from home.

Innkeeper Response
What a nice review! Thank you very much for visiting with us! You're extended family now and we hope to see you again soon!

- Alease Kelly (innkeeper)

A Gem in Folkston

5 on May 16, 2017

Great, well maintained home. The hosts are wonderful people. Very clean and quiet. The locations allows for walking to restaurants and train watching. If your are planning on a trip to the swamp this B&B will a good base station.

Wonderful hosts

4.8 on May 15, 2017

A very pleasant, comfortable and hospitable overnight experience.

Very enjoyable stay

4.2 on May 08, 2017

This delightful B &B exceeded our expectations. Very comfortable with lovely outside deck and sitting room. Breakfast was delicious and nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Appreciated complimentary snacks and drinks. Well done. Gail and Eric from U.K

Innkeeper Response
Gail & Eric! Sorry I'm just seeing your review! Thank you for your kind words and we're very happy you enjoyed your stay with us!

- Alease Kelly (innkeeper)

Great Country Inn near Okefenokee

5 on April 04, 2017

We had a wonderful tay at the Inn. We visited Okefenikee and loved it. Coming home to a wonderful heritage home with a wrap around porch and lovely comfy beds was a real treat!

Innkeeper Response
We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we'll have the opportunity to serve you again!

- Chef Ted (innkeeper)

Another great stay.

4.6 on March 29, 2017

I've stayed at the Inn nearly annually for the past 7 or 8 years & always find it to be the most enjoyable night I spend on the road each year.

Innkeeper Response
It's always our pleasure having you! Thanks for taking the time to write a review!

- Chef Ted & Alease (innkeeper)

Excellent Stay in Folkestone

5 on March 26, 2017

We stayed at the Inn because of its proximity to the Okefenokee Swamp. The Inn is a beautifully decorated, high end B&B. everything about our stay was outstanding. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Okefenokee or to watch the trains or just en route to somewhere else. we enjoyed our stay and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our B&B! We enjoyed serving you!

- Alease & Ted (innkeeper)

Very nice!

5 on March 16, 2017

We enjoyed our stay. Owners very warm and welcoming. Breakfast delicious!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to review our B&B! Best wishes!

- Chef Ted (innkeeper)

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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: $118 - $130

International Family

Queen bed and double 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: $136 - $150


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: $154 - $170

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: $154 - $170

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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

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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: Cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to the check-in date. Any cancellations received within 72 hours of the check-in date will require a payment of 50% of the entire reservation. In the event of early departure, guests are responsible for full payment of the entire reservation. For special events or holiday periods, a 5-day cancellation period may be required.
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Ted Kelly

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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

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