Welcome to The Franklin
Hi there! I’m Susie Davis. Welcome to The Franklin!
We want to make everything as cozy and wonderful for you as possible so here are few details to make your stay more enjoyable.
The Franklin is an older home (built in 1904 by La Grange’s very first physician) just a couple blocks from the town square.
The address is
348 N. Franklin Street * La Grange, TX * 78945
The house sits on the corner of N. Franklin and E. Fannin St. Pull in the driveway by the carriage house. Enter the back yard through the gate and follow the flagstone path to the back patio. It’s there you’ll enter the house via keyless entry through the kitchen door. You will have a personalized code created just for your stay.
A Few More Things to Know:
- The vintage Chamber Stove has been lovingly restored. Please watch the video below on how to work it properly.
- When using the kitchen faucet, push the handle back for hot and forward for cold water. Our plumber tells us to be patient on the hot water – and to give it a couple minutes to get rolling.
- In every room that has a ceiling fan, there is a remote control. The remote control is what you will use to control the light and fan instead of the wall switches. Please keep each remote in its own room.
- Since the train goes by at unexpected times, we’ve placed a noise maker and portable fan in every bedroom. As well, ear plugs are provided for each guest.
- The bath products provided are Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hemp Shampoo/Body Wash and Paul Mitchell Restoring Conditioner/Body Lotion.
While you’re sitting on the front porch sipping your coffee, look to the left and you’ll see the Historic Casino Hall, built in 1881. When you look to your right on the opposite corner, you’ll see The Old La Grange City Library built in 1852. The architecture is German “fachwerk,” built by using handmade brick and hand-hewn cedar timbers joined with wooden pegs.
Be sure to walk to the town square. In addition to the most charming courthouse in Texas, you’ll find several lovely coffee shops, and a family-owned bakery. While you’re outside, be sure to give a listen for bells.
While you’re at the Franklin we’d be honored for you to share photos on social media using the hashtag:
If you’re here for the Round Top Antiques Show, you might enjoy this map of Franklin Favorites. Download it here.
Here is an instructional video on how to use the vintage stove.