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 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 room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

lovely owners

4.2 on October 02, 2016

really enjoyed our stay turn, us on to some great places and things to do .

Gem in Folkston

5 on September 12, 2016

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

Home away from home

3.6 on May 07, 2016

This is our 4th time staying in Folkston Inn. It is like coming home. Owners are lovely people and their children are also. Small inn small town, if you love trains, it is a must see place.

Delighful Okefenokee B&B

4.4 on May 04, 2016

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.

inn at folkston

5 on May 03, 2016

We stayed here the night before a tour in the Okeefenokee. It is a lovely inn run by very friendly folks. They accommodated my dietary restrictions for breakfast. It was fun to learn a bit about Folkston.

A quiet retreat

4.4 on April 24, 2016

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.

The perfect place after a day at the swamp

5 on April 14, 2016

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.

Folkston getaway

5 on April 06, 2016

Outstanding facilities and service. Highly recommend this B&B

A civilised haven after a day in the swamp

5 on April 03, 2016

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

Short stay Folkston

5 on March 19, 2016

Great place, not to far from little town, nice restaurants

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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

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


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

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

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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.



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