top of page
Wedding Table Arrangement


Embrace a stay less ordinary at the Franklin House in Cowan.


The downtown Cowan location is only steps away from restaurants, specialty shops, and the Cowan Railroad Museum. The inhouse Firefly Gallery showcases featured artists throughout the year, including some who sojourn as artists in residence.  In fact, a stay at the Franklin House is an immersion in art. All art on premises is for sale.

The expansive gallery doubles as a banquet room with an adjacent catering kitchen.  The acoustics are phenomenal, which provides opportunity for music, talks, workshops and classes. Guest suites, restrooms, the lobby and courtyard are all easily accessible.

World famous attractions, including Jack Daniel’s Distillery, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Rock City, Ruby Falls, and Lookout Mountain, are less than an hour’s drive from our location.

Our region offers fishing, hiking, sightseeing, special events, and other great opportunities for fun and recreation.

Whether you’re planning a visit to Sewanee or looking for a small town getaway, the Franklin House is a great place to stay!

bottom of page