Please enjoy your visit in our home by taking a step back and enjoying the leisurely pace of a forgotten moment in time.
The Oak Hill Country Inn is a 2-story, frame, late Victorian Regional Queen Anne style house. The Inn gets its name by its location. It is situated on top of a hill and is surrounded by century-old oak trees. A beautiful mountain view can be seen from nearly anywhere on the property!
Built in 1888 it was originally the home of Reverend John A Deal, a missionary who established all of the Episcopal Churches in western North Carolina. He also established the first lending library in Franklin, out of this home. The next owner, Robert L. Porter, an influential Franklin businessman, resided in the home from 1910 until his death in 1912. After his death, his widow Florence Porter built several additions and turned the property into the first tourist home outside the city limits of Franklin, NC. The “Oak Hill Hotel” as it was called, operated until 1928. She also built 5 guest cottages, of which one still remains and has been completely restored.
Today, this charming dwelling has been fully restored to afford you every modern lodging convenience, without distracting from the sense of gracious comfort which the original owners created.
We invite you to begin your day at the Inn with a steaming cup of gourmet tea or coffee and a bountiful breakfast prepared by your hostess, a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef. Enjoy the morning newspaper at your leisure or give yourself a head start on those fun-packed vacation days or busy work days, in a relaxed, tranquil setting.