Carolina Oaks Bed & Breakfast Inn is southern comfort in the heart of the historic district of North Augusta, South Carolina's riverfront founded by James U. Jackson in 1906. The Inn is located in the middle of the CSRA-Central Savanah River Area which travels from Aiken, South Carolina's Thoroughbred Country to Augusta, Georgia's home of the Masters Golf Tournament.
A home away from homeYour Innkeepers, Kenny and Rachel Franklin have always had a passion for helping others and have chosen to style their inn to provide simple southern comfort. As life-long CSRA residents, they enjoy assisting thier guests with area information, history reccommendations and genuine hospitality. The long shady porches and simple luxuries embody the feel and atmosphere at Carolina Oaks. Enjoy the spacious common areas downstairs; then retire to one of the three guest rooms upstairs named for the past owners who created history in this beloved place.
Each room has all the comforts of home with queen-size beds and sitting areas. Enjoy the hospitality center right outside your door. Relax to a good night's sleep to leave you rested for the morning's full breakfast in the dining room. For the early risers on the go or those who want to enjoy their cozy bed past serving time, there are other options for you.
Carolina Oaks Bed & Breakfast Innis named simply because it is located at 819 Carolina Avenue surrounded by massive oaks trees towering around the 1905 southern Victorian home. The name was thought of while relaxing on the porch one Sunday afternoon by the innkeepers in 2008. Eventhough the Inn is a new concept for North Augusta, it is original to the early 1900's where many personal homes were use as inns or boarding houses for the staff of the once famous Hampton Terrace Motel until it burned in 1916.
In 2005, Kenny and Rachel Franklin realized a vision they once gleamed shortly after they married while operating the local landmark restaurant the SNO-CAP Drive-In. In 1996, a historical home was for sale across the street which they considered purchasing to raise their family and then one day convert an area of the home as retreat room to share with others for special occassions and just to relax from the daily grind. They determined the project was too much for them at that time.
After a decade, the Franklins took a much-needed retreat to visit their son and found the the Barklin House Bed & Breakfast Inn in Newberry, South Carolina which sparked the fire again. In 2006, they were blessed to find and purchase this rare historical home to share with their children before establishing the home for the use of a small bed & breakfast inn in 2008.