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Welcome to 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 famous railroad stop.

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 hearty 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 restaurant, specialty shops, and Cowan's Railroad Museum. The University of the South at Sewanee is only 7-miles "up the Mountain" and the world famous Jack Daniel's Distillery is less than 40 miles away. Our region also offers fishing, hiking, sightseeing, special events, and other opportunities to add to your itinerary.

Make a ReservationWhether 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 member of the Monteagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce and the Cowan Commercial Club (

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The Franklin-Pearson House - PO Box 593 - 108 E. Cumberland St. - Cowan, Tenn. 37318 - (931) 962-3223