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Sustainably Remodeled Historic Home on Civil War Battlefield, Veteran Owned

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

2200 SqFT, 3 Bd/2 Bth Home, Short Walk to Historic Downtown in Heart of Franklin

Generals Charge rests in the middle of where the Battle of Franklin took place and is walking distance to the Carter House, the Lotz House, and Historic Downtown Franklin with its award-winning shopping and dining. It is a great street to live and play on.

This 2,200 square-foot, 3 bedroom/2 bath home was originally built in 1903, but recently renovated and modernized by a master Craftsman. The remodel features 200-year-old reclaimed wood, a brand-new master bath with 3 person jacuzzi tub, rain shower and dual hand poured vanities and walk-in closet with penny floor.

The guest bathroom has been completely updated with 2 person walk-in glass shower with bench, duel shower heads and triple body sprayers. Enjoy endless hot water with our top of the line tankless water heater and blazing internet speed throughout the house with ethernet connections and wifi. The Lamborghini microwave and updated appliances will help when your not by the firepit or front porch swing.

The Owner of the property travels full-time and may or may not be on-premise, parked at the far back-end of the driveway.

More Details

Property Manager
Damon Rogers
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Damon Rogers

I'm Matthew Rogers, and I am a designer/brand strategist exploring a nomadic creative lifestyle. After 10+ years of building partnership-based design businesses and working in creative agencies and startups, I began to notice a sense of stagnancy. So, I decided to invest some of the fruits of my hard work into fully renovating and renting out my historic home. I now live and travel full time in a 31-foot RV with my dog (Doris-Akin), and daughter (Ryely). Sometimes, you'll find me parked in the backyard if you need anything!

My home is a labor of love and I'm honored to share it with you. I am a 7th Generation Franklinite and co-owner of Rogers Homeport with my parents. I come from a military family (GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY!) and my father served over 30 years as a disquished Naval Officer. Together, we own and operate 3 beautiful and unique properties all located in the heart of Downtown Franklin, a short walk from everything. You won't find friendly folks to welcome you to our little city and show you the best spots to go. We are true locals with hospitable Southern charm.

Damon Rogers purchased this house in 2009

Why Damon Rogers chose Franklin

I am an artist and a designer passionate about aesthetic, but I am equally passionate about being eco-conscious - so I took great care in repurposing almost all the original materials into something new and installing green fixtures and appliances where possible.

The house was 105 years old when I purchased it in 2009 and the red oak wood that supports it was 200 years old when the trees were cut down. It is truly a one-of-a-kind home decorated with art from local artists as well as some of my own work. The halls are filled with found objects, pictures of my family and loved ones, and a variety of interesting antiques, fossils and trinkets. I was a picker by the age of 12 and it shows.

What makes this house unique

The home is centrally located to all that Downtown Franklin has to offer: Franklin Square, the public library, the Carter House, a new park near a historic civil war attraction, a great sushi spot, and a lively local bar with the best burgers. Mere blocks away are antique stores and the Harpeth River canoe launch.

I have absolutely loved living on this quiet, quaint little street full of friendly neighbors and beautiful scenery - and I know you'll love it too.

Whether you need a 3 bedroom, 2 bedroom, or a studio apartment, we've got you covered!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Lots of character! The art, decor, lighting and showers were amazing!
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Franklin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Dual shower heads, shaving bench and triple body sprayers.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Hand poured concrete and repurposed red oak, poplar & tile
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Office Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Queen bedroom is a high teester bed conducive to this 1903 period. A small stepping stool is provided to get onto the bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Sustainably Remodeled Historic Home on Civil War Battlefield, Veteran Owned
average rating of 4.730769 based on 31 reviews

Charming house

  • 5 of 5

Charming house in s great location. The owners were so kind and friendly.

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure having you visit and hope you will return again to our beautiful city. Thank you for your kind and generous review. We love being innkeepers because of meeting people like you!
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Historic home

  • 5 of 5

A great location. We enjoyed the home and loved the updated bathrooms! The beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: 2-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure hosting you and thank you for your kind review!
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The owners of General's Charge have gone above and beyond all requirements to ensure a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property is special. The beds are very comfortable, the showers are awesome, the furniture and lighting are all extraordinary. It is located in a quiet neighborhood, close to great dining and shopping in downtown Franklin. And be sure to check out the flooring in the closet of the Master bath! This kind of attention to detail optimizes this property! And all at a more than fair price.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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General's Retreat is the best!

  • 5 of 5

Great long weekend in Franklin! Bed was wonderful, shower was huge and endless hot water was the best. Thanks for a great time.

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you like our 1903 refurbished home and we agree, the shower is totally awesome! You were delightful guests!
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Eclectic and artsy!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time in Franklin. The house was very clean and equipped for all our needs. Convenient location to historic sites, within walking distance to the Lotz and Carter Houses.

  • Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh you got the spirit of the house and thank you so much for your wonderful review. The pleasure was ours!
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Nice get away close to downtown Franklin

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and found the home to be clean and comfortable. The proximity to downtown Franklin was the key for us as we like the walk into down to enjoy the shops and restaurants. It was also close to the historical landmarks which we found fascinating on our walks. Nice property.

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review but as we always strive for a 5 star can you tell us how we could improve to earn a 5 star review. We look forward to your response and thank you for your kind words,
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bunganut Pig
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Forrest Crossing Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Bunganut Pig

We are located across the street from the Franklin Public Library and next to a Civil War era park that was part of the Battle of Franklin. Walking distance to Historic Downtown Franklin.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Franklin

Rental Basis:
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Standard pricing
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$128.85 + Tax
Non refundable cleaning C$115.97

6 people maximum. Pets are more than welcome with $100 non refundable pet fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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