We were built in 1887 furnished with lovely antiques, located in the heart of town walk to everything, enjoy porches for morning coffee and evening for get togethers near hiking, white water rafting waterfalls gemming homemade breakfasts. Great restaurants breweries. Horseback riding. Biking. Saturday night street music Professional theater (Smoke Mountain Center for the Performing Arts)
The Franklin Terrace
Originally built in 1887, this charming, Antebellum style home was used as a young women's boarding school.
In 1902, it served for a time as Franklin's public school and in 1915 it was converted into a Hotel. In 1982, The building was added to a much deserved place on The National Register of Historic Places. This grand old Terrace has seen many changes since then as owners have come and gone, yet she has always served the members and the vistors of Franklin well.
Reopening for this first time in almost a decade, The Franklin Terrace invites vistors to once more grace her doors and relax in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina.
Explore the quiet trails of the region or discover one of the many stunning waterfalls that adorn our majestic mountains. Our Downtown District is within easy walking distance and there is a beautiful paved path (The Greenway) that follows the Little Tenessee River for several miles within walking distance as well. From gem mining to museum going to shopping in our downtown district, there are a plethora of options for the saavy traveler to enjoy nearby.
When visiting us at The Franklin Terrace, you can expect to wake up every morning and enjoy our full Country Breakfast.
This stunning repast will include a fine selection of Homemade Breads and Pastries, Fresh Local Fruits, Juices, Eggs, Bacon & Sausage, Jams, Jellies & Preserves, Fresh Coffee and Specialties! Come and Enjoy!
The Amber Room
The Coral Room
The Sapphire Room
The Amethyst Room
The Peridot Room
The Topaz Room
The Ruby Room
The Opal Room
Canoeing, Rafting & Tubing
Mountain High BBQ Festival
Nantahala National Forest
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts
Trisha S. Russell
I am looking out over beautiful town of Franklin North Carolina at the Franklin Terrace Inn, my stay here at the Inn has been wonderful. Here at the Inn you eat like a king and are treated like a Queen. May your vacation blossom here at the Franklin Terrace of North Carolina.
5 out of 5 stars!
The home is beautiful with reasonable rates and great service. A 'must see' in Franklin!
We had a wonderful time at your bed and breakfast. The service was outstanding, and the breakfast was delicious! We will certainly be back. Thank you and your staff for your generous hospitality.
Fantastic stay with my kids that included hot cocoa on the front porch and the best breakfast ever (includinghomemade raspberry cinnamon rolls)! The hospitality was so very warm and personable. Will stay again next time we are in the area.
A beautiful B&B, wonderful hospitally and food.
T. S, and D. W.
Loved our time here. The house is beautiful and hospitaliy amazing We will be back Thank you so much - you are a great asset to Franklin.
Rita and Mike Hale Macon, Ga
A most beautifully decorated B&B with fantastic breakfasts and an amazingly gracious and entertaining hostess.
J. F. (5 Star)
My husband and I are staying here this weekend, and we love this place! It's a lovely historic building, and the owner is gracious. The property looks well kept, and the lawn is so well kept. We will definitelycome back here again!
Thank you so much for having us! It was such a nice stay, we will be back love.
It was a very nice stay here after being on the trail and missing home. the breakfast was delicious and well appreciated. Hope tp cpme back soon.
Bob and Dee R
What a beautiful and friendly place to stay (a home away from home). maureen and her staff were wonderful and accommodating. We are looking forward to coming back soon.
Jim and Beth Ann
Wonderful stay! Hospitality is very warm and loving. The breakfasts were divine. Best of lucky to your success.
Jeremy, Bridget, and Shailea Tenn
We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Everything was Perfect! We look forward to visiting again.
Brain and Pachrence
We had a wonderful time! Maureen was awesome. We will certainly return.
M and G
This was awesome. It's everything we were hoping it would be.
Jana and Gregg
We had a wonderful time. just what we needed. made us feel right at home. We hope we get to return soon! Love.
My stay at Franklin Terrace was lovely.
The house is a beautiful historic building with so much character and a fantastic porch on the front for meeting new friends and enjoying the evening air. Everything was clean and neat. Maureen and everyone working at the B&B were as helpful as can be and were the most accommodating hosts I've encountered. All of that plus a delicious homemade breakfast put this spot in my top airbnb visits to date! Certainly the best part of my visit was meeting Maureen and her family and friends, but the home was excellent too. It's only a couple blocks from shopping, museums, dining, churches, and downtown events. Plus Maureen can lead you to the best gem mining experience in town. I couldn't have picked a better place to stay in Franklin.
Such a beautiful place . Thanks you for such kind hospitality and breakfast was delish. See you again soon.
Paul and Robin
Aug 2016 Paul and Robin Ohio We would love to come bac soon. hope you're still here. Thank you and my God richly bless you.
Dorothy and Emory
Aug 2016 Dorothy and Emory Johnson city Ga, A great stay and a place to enjoy , the 165 Siler Family Meeting . Will return for the company of a wonderful hostess and her charming hospitality.
Rita and Mike Macon Ga
Once again a fantastic visit, We'll be back soon.
George and Sylvia
Birch Family Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We loved our stay Had such an wonderful 1ST B & B experience. Much love We had a good time at your beautiful bed and breakfast, Thank you so much George and Sylvia.
Jean and Larry York SC
Aug 19 2016 Loved it! Breakfast was great and we slept well Jean and Larry York SC.
Jim and Lorraine
August 2016 A pure walk into the past. The decor was beautiful and Miss Maureen was more beautiful Thank you for your kindness.
Brenda and Jerry
Labor Day Sept 2016 Amazing place fill of beautiful heartfelt things Miss Maureen is awesome and so kind.
Zach and Katelyn Charlotte, NC
Sept 5 2016 we came to celebrate my 27th birthday and enjoyed exploring the mountains. We especially loved Maureen's cooking.
Sol and Meleisa
9/15/16 Came to do some gem mining and found this lovely gem--we both in the innkeeper ! Great, 9-16-16 What a lovely original home;it's like going back in time. We love all the furnishings, gourmet breakfast, and ;the innkeeper, we will definitely be back here soon Sol and Meleisa.
Rusty and Nancy
Thank you lovely Maureen.
Thank you sooo much, we could not have asked for a better stay, And great breakfast.
Michael and Susan
From the moment we walked in the door Maureen made us feel right at home. This historic house is full of character and warmth you envision from a small town such as Franklin. From the recommendation for an authentic French bistro attached to a gas station (yes, you read that right!) to the full country breakfast in the sunlit dining room including french toast, a special honey syrup, eggs, fresh fruit, bacon and sausage, we never found ourselves hungry. We met new friends as we sat on the freshly painted second floor balcony enjoying the fresh mountain air and know that they will be a part of our lives from this day forward. As we started the day, Maureen sat down to coffee with us and shared her recommendations for local shopping and events, as well as her wonderful story. Down home, real people, comfortable accommodations that's what you'll find here. We'll be back soon to enjoy more Americana, Thanks Maureen! You're a gem that we are blessed to have had the pleasure to meet." stay longer Michael and Susan.
Rick and Lisa
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The breakfasts were more than we could have asked for and the accomadations were great. Thank you so much for helping to make our 40th anniversary a wonderful experience.
11/1/16. We are so excited Franklin Terrace has reopened. We had enjoyed staying at the B&B for many years and couldn't wait to see what it would be like under new ownership. We spent several days there in October and were pleasantly surprised. The house still has the same charm, same ambiance, but has been spruced up and is "cheerful and inviting". As a previous customer, you look at the details and can appreciate the challenges the new owners have undertaken to give the property a "face lift" without losing the original character. Ms. Maureen and her staff are very attentive ensuring you are comfortable and enjoying your stay. What can I say about the breakfast? There was quite a spread every morning and it changed a little each day. You would wake wondering what the additional touch would be today. The biggest decision was deciding what to eat first. The previous owners were "a hard act to follow" and the new owners have surpassed our expectations. We cherish our memories, will be repeat customers, and look forward to making new memories! Danny & Faith.
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