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About Me 
& My Home

Franklin, Tennessee
Serving Since 2017
1 Rm, 3 Guests
Starting @$70/night
OUR story

The Light Suite 
Est. 2017

The Light Suite at Carnton Cottage is
located in Heath Place – on a beautiful, peaceful tree lined street – just outside the historic downtown core. Carnton Lane is the original road that once led to the beautiful Carnton plantation. You can easily walk the short distance down our street to the 
Eastern Flank Battlefield, visit the confederate cemetery and tour the Plantation and its extensive grounds.

Located just 1 mile from Franklin’s Main Street,  it is an easy distance to explore delicious, big city quality southern cuisine, and shop at unique one-of-a-kind  boutiques in Franklin’s downtown core.  

Accommodations & About Your Stay




Your Host


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.

I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and share my home sweet home in the charming town of Franklin, TN!

Some Things About Me
  • I love meeting new people
  • I love to travel and do so every opportunity I get.
  • When I travel I love staying in other AirBNBs – I meet so many great people I would not have otherwise met.
  • I love to serve others, and my goal is to make your visit to Franklin as memorable as possible.
  • Being a non-native, and hosting family and friends, I have had the opportunity to see and do just about every tourist experience in middle TN and beyond.
  • I have eaten my way through Franklin, and its vicinity and can recommend restaurants that will fit any mood or occasion.
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.


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

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.

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.

and 8 more

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

Have a Question?

Policies & F.A.Q.

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. 

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.” 

Historic Sightseeing


Carnton Plantation

Carter House

The Lotz House


Tours- ( Historic, Haunted, Graveyard, Battlefield)



The Hermitage

Belmont Mansion

Belle Meade Plantation

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! 

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!

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

Rated As Super Host
& A Rare Find!

Visit Franklin, Tennessee in Style

Check for Vacancy!

The Light Suite is marked as a Rare Find on AirBNB due to the number of annual reservations it has garnered in the past. Please check for availability and reserve as soon as possible.

Carnton Cottage, Franklin, TN 37064, USA

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