Franklin House Bed & Breakfast

116 Franklin Avenue , Jonesborough, TN 37659 USA (Show map)


An 1840 house restored into a comfortable, friendly home welcoming visitors to Jonesborough. Three guest rooms with private baths (two in-room, one adjoining the room). Fireplaces in the living room, dining room, and the kitchen help to create a very cozy atmosphere. Our kitchen is often the "gathering place" for guests and friends. Full breakfast, or upon request, a continental breakfast, will be available. The rates quoted below are for all year, prices are higher during special events -call for details. Free wireless internet service is available in house and guest apartment.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Home Away From Home!

5 on October 28, 2015

My stay at Franklin House was wonderful and Chuck and Dona made me feel like I was a member of the family. The breakfasts were delicious, the room was very comfortable, it was in a quiet neighborhood, and the town of Jonesborough, TN, which was less than a 5 minute walk away, was lovely. Franklin house is within a short driving distance to many other places to visit. Staying at this historic property was a wonderful alternative to the usual hotel experience, and I recommend it highly. I hope my travels bring me back this way again soon. If they do, I will DEFINITELY be staying here again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, Terri! We totally enjoyed having you as our guest and are happy that we met your expectations. We hope that you do return to Jonesborough some day.

- Chuck & Dona Lewis (innkeeper)

"Wonderful, Relaxing Weekend"

5 on October 23, 2014

Chuck+Dona did their best to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Clean rooms and great breakfast, what more could I ask for? Thank you!

Didn't want to leave!!!

4.8 on June 10, 2014

Our stay at the Franklin House was wonderful. Chuck and Dona went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The room was so cozy and nice. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious!!! Snacks and drinks provided at all times. We enjoyed their company as well. They were so helpful in so many ways. We would not even consider staying anywhere else in Jonesborough. Not that other places are not good, we just loved where we were. Can't wait for our next stay.

Felt Like Home

5 on December 20, 2013

I was welcomed in to Franklin House by Dona & Chuck who treated me like family. Beautiful home & town. Already planning a return.

Press Tour

4.6 on December 19, 2013

We were made to feel very comfortable. Did everything to make our visit pleasant-

Great B&B

5 on August 26, 2013

Wonderful people and great accommodations. Highly recommended. Would definitely stay there again.

Weekend stay in Jonesborough, TN

5 on August 09, 2013

Excellent service; kind and thoughtful innkeepers. Definitely a 4 star experience.

Bristol Race weekends feel like home

5 on March 15, 2013

My brother and I have stayed with Dona and Chuck so many time i have forgot the total. They have a wonderful home and make you feel like part of the family. Have meet some great family's while staying there. The breakfast are great and think of them often. I hope everybody staying with Dona and Chuck during race weekends have a great time! Scott Hiett

Great Place!

5 on September 24, 2012

We have stayed with Dona & Chuck for the Bristol NASCAR Races for 16 years. Hospitality, accommodations and food are all exceptional. Dona and Charlie make you feel at home. Outstanding!


5 on September 08, 2012

The best!

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Tri-City Airport, TN (TRI-Tri-City Regional) 15 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Storytelling Festival & Center, East TN State Univ. Campus, Wetlands Water Park, Historic bldgs & museum, Bristol Motor Speedway, Pres. Andrew Johnson Home, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Quiltfest, Horse & Carriage tours, Christmas in Jonesborough, Celtic Festival, Herbfest, House Tours, Jonesborough Walking tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Managable and well-behaved.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Sorry, no pet accommodations.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During special events.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night stay
  • Cancellations: You will receive a full refund if Innkeepers are given advance notice of cancellation.
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Charles and Dona Lewis

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: Somewhat flexible
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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