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Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was by far the best B&B experience that we have ever had! The rooms were clean and beautifully furnished. The beds were really comfortable!!! There are three common areas upstairs that are all comfortable and inviting in their own way: a cozy living room; a large sun room, and a wonderful wrap around porch with a swing and lots...

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robsmithson, Owner at Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for such nice comments regarding your stay with us while visiting Franklin. We enjoyed having you with us glad to be a part of your trip. Robbie Smihson

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Everything was wonderful at the Magnolia House. My hosts were very friendly and as a solo traveler I felt both welcomed and very safe. It's convenient to downtown (I walked) and to the Civil War sites. My room was lovely and comfortable (with a door to the porch). And the breakfasts were so delicious. It was a very enjoyable two...

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robsmithson, Owner at Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Magnolia House for your recent visit to Franklin. It was our pleasure to meet you and host you during that time and we appreciate the nice comments. Have a happy and blessed year. Robbie & Jimmy

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Room was average - larger than a hotel. Room was tastefully decorated. Bed was small (double?) and on the hard side. Seem to have an electrical issue - lights, etc flicker. Rooms on second floor accessed by steep steps inside and outside. No backyard - it is parking lot. Nice large common area but the furnishing is a bit shabby....

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robsmithson, Owner at Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for choosing Magnolia House for your recent visit to Franklin, but am disappointed that you weren't completely satisfied and appreciate you bringing these areas of concern to our attention. Franklin is a bustling town and at certain times of the day it is busy. I will check into the mattress, but not sure which...

Madison, Alabama
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My best friend and I go away for a girls' weekend once a year. This year, we decided to stay closer to home and go to Franklin. We had a wonderful stay at Magnolia House B&B. We arrived earlier than expected and were able to check in early. We, easily, walked to lunch down the street. After lunch, we came...

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robsmithson, Owner at Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Magnolia House for your girl's weekend. It was a pleasure having you with us. I too discovered the wasps making a home while cleaning the porch and rockers. They no longer have their home there and I am soo thankful you did not get stung. Hopefully you will return to Franklin for a relaxing time. Robbie

Mansfield, Texas
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Expected more from this highly rated B&B. Everything was OK but not super. I think we got off to a bad start because we arrived while the innkeeper was away. Although a nice note was left with the key, we weren't quite sure if we could have bottled water or soft drinks from the mini fridge in the TV room...

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robsmithson, Owner at Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Magnolia House B & B and for bringing to our attention the items that might have affected your stay with us. I do apologize for not being present when you arrived, as we had a family birthday party to attend that afternoon and not being more specific in my message regarding the bottled...

Florence, Alabama
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Had another wonderful weekend at Magnolia House...Breakfast was delicious....not only tasty but a beautiful presentation. Robbie always makes things easy. The room was clean, comfortable and cool during a hot summer visit. Parking is off the street, is well lighted and provides easy entry to the large comfortable Sun Room, which provides a fantastic place to relax, watch TV, and...

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Henrietta, New York
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My daughter and I stayed here and enjoyed walking into town for the shopping and dinner. You have a nice, clean room, and wonderful sitting room with TV, magazines, and snacks to enjoy. The owner was very gracious and friendly. It was a lovely home and breakfast was good - we had biscuits, poached eggs in shredded potato cups. I...

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robsmithson, Owner at Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are so glad to have had a part in making your trip to Franklin memorable. It was a pleasure meeting you and your daughter and hopefully you will return to our special town in the future. Robbie Smithson

Reviewed 5 August 2016

Our recent stay at Magnolia House was simply wonderful! Such gracious hosts, a BEAUTIFUL home and every amenity you can imagine! Our room was beyond clean and comfortabe, and because the entire second floor "belongs" to guests, we had lots of privacy. Robbie is not only the sweetest person ever, but also a fabulous cook - the breakfasts were out...

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robsmithson, Owner at Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much Sandy for writing such sweet comments regarding your visit. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your family and being able to offer you a place to relax and make fond memories while visiting with your family. We look forward to a return visit in the future. Robbie and Jimmy

Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was a amazing experience. Robbie was an excellent hostess. Accommodations were Just like home. Bed and room were well attended. Room for relaxation and close to downtown. That is nothing compared to the over the top breakfast with an equally appealing presentation. Franklin is a beautiful town and staying at the Magnolia was the icing on the cake. No...

Thank Nancy M
Florence, Alabama
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We stayed a couple of nights recently during my wife's birthday trip. We enjoyed our host the Smithson's. They remind you of an aunt and uncle. The home is well designed to serve as a B &B. Four bedrooms on 2nd floor with 2 large community rooms and a wraparound deck. Spent the first afternoon visiting with other guest on...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lovely Craftsman-style home circa 1905, built upon the site of the Battle of Franklin. Located within one mile of the Historic Downtown Shopping/Dining District of Franklin and 3 blocks from the famous Carter House and Lotz House Museum. Guests can choose from four uniquely decorated bedrooms furnished with antiques; each with its own private bath, and relax in the gathering room or large sun room and wraparound porch. Full breakfast served in the main dining room and coffee/tea bar available at all times in the gathering room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1317 Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064-3620
Region: United States > Tennessee > Franklin
Price Range: €117 - €135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Magnolia House Hotel Franklin
Magnolia House b&b
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