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A Home Away From Home

The Light Suite

Franklin, Tennessee
1 Room, 3 Guests
With 30+ Amenities
About Us

The Light Suite at Carnton Cottage

Located on a beautiful, peaceful historic tree lined street, the place is just one (1) mile from Franklin’s Main Street. Come explore delicious, big city quality southern cuisine, and shop at unique boutiques. Take short walks down my street to explore and tour the beautiful  grounds of Carnton Plantation.

This space has a private entry and is a private space with no shared spaces. However, being a former garage, it is attached to the main house. The shared door is dead-bolted on host’s side, and there is a chain lock on the guest’s side for added security. 

Having been a transplant to the area myself, I have had the good pleasure of playing tour guide for much of my family and friends when they come visit. I can recommend places to eat, things to see and things to do, in Franklin and the vicinity. I am available to answer as many questions you may have, or if you prefer, just leave you to enjoy our beautiful city! 

Other things to note

There are no laundry facilities within the unit, for extended stays, there are extra sheets and towels provided. 

For personal laundry, I charge $10 a load. 

If you would like this extra service, please let me know, and put laundry in hamper provided.

I am a Seattle native, transplanted to the South. I am a very casual traveler, and prefer cozy, laid back spaces that feel like a “home away from home.” I hope you will feel the same in The Light Suite at Carnton Cottage.

Erin, Your Host

Languages: English, Deutsch

Entire Guest Suite

I outfitted this charming guest suite for not only my family to enjoy when they come visit, but to also share with others the joy of Franklin, Tennessee. Booking is based on double occupancy– $10 charge for extra guest over 2 per night.

Price Per Night


Food & Drink

Franklin’s Taste Bud

We enjoyed our stay at Erin’s Light Suite. It’s obvious that she’s put a lot of thought into this place and there are lots of special touches everywhere. We love the decor and the travel theme that is accented throughout the place. It’s definitely a cozy nest for two with a super comfortable bad and everything we needed. Although we spent a good bit of time in Nashville this was a convenient location and we would definitely come back. Thank you Erin!

Shannon and Jay, April 2019



Laptop-friendly Workspace

Utilize the cafe seating for two as a convenient laptop friendly work station en suite.

Privacy and Security

The space is attached to the main house. The shared door is an exterior metal door separating the space with the laundry room,  The door is deadbolted on the hosts side, and there is also a chain lock on the guests side for added security.


Includes Microwave, Mini-fridge, Kitchen Sink, Keurig coffee brewer with Pods, dishes and cutlery for 4, hot water

Free Parking on Premises

The Light Suite is accessible via a Private Entrance near the parking area.

Dedicated WiFi

My unmetered WiFi has speeds of up to ____ Mbps

Heating / Air Conditioning

There is a self contained unit within the room, that is easily controlled with the remote provided, to regulate the temperature for your comfort.

Bedroom Comforts

King sized bed with fresh linens, extra pillows.

Small sofa bed, with  linens and pillows stored in armoire.

Grooming Essentials

A Hair Dryer is available within the suite. I have also provided Iron and Ironing Board for your needs.

Bathroom Essentials

A private 3/4 bath with large shower is prepped with fresh towels, washcloths, kleenex, hand soap, extra toilet paper. Make-up remover wipes and q-tips are also provided.

I have also added  an “oops!” jar with travel sized products in case you forget something.

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Bed and Bath

Closet with Hangers

Extra pillows and blankets

The Oops! Jar (if you forgot to bring some essentials like toothbrush, soap, shampoo, etc.)

Safety Features

Fire Extinguiser

Smoke Detector

First Aid Kit


Luggage dropoff allowed for guests’ convenience when they have early arrival or late departure

Long term stays allowed for those who wish to stay for 28 days or more

Checkin & Checkout
  • Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM
  • Self check-in with keypad

Cancellation Policy
  • Free cancellation within 48 hours of booking (Moderate policy)
  • After that, you may cancel before 3:00PM five days before the booked date and get a full refund, minus the service fee.
  • Cutoff times are based on the listing’s local time
  • My cancellation policy is based on AirBNB’s rules reflected on my listing at the same company
House Rules
  • Not safe or suitable for infants (under 2 years) and pets
  • No smoking, parties, or events
  • Quiet hours between 10pm-7am
  • Guide dogs welcome

    You must also acknowledge
    Pet(s) live on property – While no pets are allowed in the suite, I do have cats and dogs that live in the main house.
  • Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100
  • Additional charges include cleaning fee, Service fee (for AirBNB booking), and Occupancy taxes and fees
Have a Question?

Talk to the Host


Location & Nearby Attractions

Downtown Franklin

With big city quality restaurants, stylish boutiques and Americana charm, downtown Franklin has something for everyone. From craft made cocktails at Gray’s on Main, to scratch made pastries, pies, soups and sandwiches at Meridee’s Breadbasket, there is never a shortage of good food to be eaten in Franklin! Sit in the window of 55 South and people watch while munching on fried pickles and queso with bbq brisket. After your meal stop by Kilwin’s or Sweet Cee Cee’s for a sweet treat! 

The Natchez Trace - Nature Trail

If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city– take a leisurely drive on the Natchez Trace. Explore historic sites, hiking trails, or just enjoy the beautiful scenery as it winds and wends from Leiper’s Fork up to Nashville, or to destinations further SE towards Alabama. You may see a menagerie of animals also enjoying the trace- skunks, deer,armadillo, wild turkeys and turtles just to name a few! 

Historic Sightseeing


Carnton Plantation

Carter House

The Lotz House


Tours- ( Historic, Haunted, Graveyard, Battlefield)



The Hermitage

Belmont Mansion

Belle Meade Plantation

Nashville- Broadway

In just under 30 minutes, you can be on Broadway in downtown Nashville- Music City! Live music plays from every restaurant on the strip– whether you go honky-tonk hopping, enjoy the Country Music Museum, see a show at the Ryman Auditorium, ride the pedal tavern, or shop for some cowboy boots– This is Nashville’s signature district where our motto is “Love, it’s the Nashville way.” 

Leipers Fork

Just a short  scenic drive from Franklin, Leiper’s Fork is a picturesque village, full of it’s own charm. Stop and take your picture next to the General Lee, explore boutiques such as Creekside Trading Post, White’s Mercantile and Serenitie Maison. Listen to some live music at Puckett’s Bi Rite, and grab a bite from the Country Boy. 

Other Recommendations

For up to the minute information on live events ( music, festivals, etc) please check out

Here you will find more information about the best places to eat, listen to live music and other local events.

See what all the buzz is about our wonderful city– from Garden & Gun, USA Today, Southern Living Magazine and more!


Guest Reviews

Immaculate is the first word that comes to mind in describing Erin’s place. We had a wonderful weekend visiting Franklin. Erin’s place is close to downtown. It was easy going back and forth. Her neighborhood is very quiet. We hope to come back and visit again.

Julie, April 2019

Cozy suite that was just perfect for my husband and I. Nice comfortable bed, cozy sitting area, all necessary amenities. Coffee making didn’t work our first morning but Erin went the extra mile to get a new one for us. Really appreciate her hospitality. Highly recommend.

Wendy, March 2019

Erin’s guest house is cozy, CLEAN, the bed is very comfortable and she is indeed a Top Hostess. The location is beautiful! I recommend!!!!

Cristina, February 2019

Erin’s place is as described. It is a beautiful and quaint location. The morning walks were gorgeous. The space is quite, comfortable, and everything we were looking for. Franklin is an awesome town with great restaurants, coffee shops, and shops. We highly recommend this place and Erin as host!

Elaine, January 2019

Our little family needed to be in Franklin, TN for the holidays this year and this fit the bill perfectly. This place has a private entrance, so we could check in and come and go without disturbing anyone. It was affordable (especially for Franklin, TN where AirBNB options are slim) and provided a much better experience than staying at a hotel. The pictures don’t do the studio justice. It is better than advertised. And Erin has provided just the right amount of proactive hospitality. There is no oven/stove but there is a sink, microwave, and Keurig coffeemaker. Thanks to a great hostess, you also have coffee, creamer, sugar, and chocolates (!). And during our stay, we also had a cute little tabletop Christmas tree. Loved staying here. If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to come back sometime!

Annetta, December 2018

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This is A Rare Find!

I would love to have you with me! The Rare Find status means my place gets reserved for most of the seasons. Please check for availability and reserve as soon as possible.

Carnton Cottage, Franklin, TN 37064, USA

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