The Franklin-Pearson House
The warmth and charm of Cowan, Tennessee's "Old Hotel" has been recreated for a new era of comfort and hospitality in this delightful small-town setting! This gleaming historic landmark is a 7-room bed and breakfast inn that was once a remarkable railroad hotel.
From our elegant main lobby to our glorious Cumberland Ballroom, the Franklin-Pearson House is simply in a class by itself. With tastefully fashioned guest rooms, various amenities, upstairs and downstairs sitting rooms, and a delightful morning breakfast, the Franklin-Pearson House provides some of the area's finest accommodations.
Our incomparable location in beautiful downtown Cowan is only steps away from fine dining, specialty shopping, and Cowan's Railroad Museum; and is only 7 miles "down the mountain" from The University of the South at Sewanee. Our region also offers fishing, hiking, sightseeing, special events, and other opportunities to add to your itinerary. Whether you are a business traveler looking for "down home" hospitality or a back roads traveler looking for small town getaway, the Franklin-Pearson House is truly a fine place to stay!
The Franklin-Pearson House is a great place to relax and catch up. Our inn features several comfortable sitting areas for relaxing, gathering, and visiting. The lobby has a bright sitting area and a cozy area in front of the fireplace. The second floor features a soothing blue sitting area with a large window and a table and chairs for board games. We offer small library and an up-to-date selection of magazines and newspapers for your reading enjoyment. If you need to check the day's messages, you can access our wireless Internet from most areas of the building.
Cumberland Ballroom Our very own Cumberland Ballroom offers flexible seating for up to 80 people and table arrangements for workshops, seminars, lectures or other presentations. The room has adjustable lighting, excellent acoustics, a movable podium, and other conveniences. We can help you plan for catered food service with anything from a light continental breakfast to a full-course dinner. The Cumberland Ballroom is also an excellent location for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, anniversaries, office socials, and other special events.
Ballroom Rental Fee Schedule:
Ballroom Rental Fee (rental fee covers linens and equipment)
- $125 up to 30 people
- $225 up to 50 people
- $325 more than 50 people
- Bar Set-up (for beer & wine): $50
- Staffing Fee: 18% of total food costs
- Ballroom Rental Fee (rental fee covers linens and equipment)