Our stay here was so comfortable and delicious. We have nothing bad to say about this place or the hosts, Nicole & Scott. One of the oldest brick houses in Oshkosh built right after the Civil War (1867) the current furnishings are comfy and hip aka leather and big comfy chairs. Different areas to hang out privately or be social. A sweet backyard space under a pergola surrounded by beautiful sea grasses. Great bed. Would love to able to visit again!
It was an absolute pleasure to stay here. I had lived here from birth to 5th grade (50's-early 60's) so I was excited to see if it was how I remembered it. Wow! The owners have kept it much like I remember it except they have made it better! They have obviously put their heart into restoring this house into an showpiece of Victorian history with antique, period furnishings. We stayed in the Turret room which was, as I remember it, nothing more than your typical attic. They have turned it into the crown jewel of the house complete with a whirlpool tub. The view from the turret is wonderful. My late parents would've been happily astounded at what the Halma's have done to the place. It brought back a lot of great memories walking thru the house. By the way, their home made breakfast (served in your room) was delicious!
My husband and I was there on the 13 for valentines and we had a nice and relaxing night wonderful breakfast and the hostess was very pleasant to talk with I would recommend going there again and we will be bringing friends
Judy was awesome! She made delicious breakfast and provided valuable guidance and help during our stay. We enjoyed our stay and had a wonderful time there and will surely stay there once more if I visit Appleton again.
Looked for a B and B in the Oshkosh area that would accept a BandB.com gift card and most fortunately there was Brayton B and B. Lovely home, warm and welcoming hosts, all the amenities you could ask for. Only stayed one night, but I would return and also recommend to anyone for whatever occasion.
I am 82 and for the past 10 years one of my sons has always planned a trip for the two of us. It is always special as was the stay at the Franklin Inn. I love the B&B experience in the states and in Scotland , where it is a way of life. Our time at this Inn has made it my favorite.. Judy is the warmest, sincere, and caring "Inn Keeper" I have ever met. It was really hard to leave. Enjoyed the tasty breakfasts so much I had to have the cook-book, which is much more than a cook-book. Kira McIntosh
I was in town for business and found the Brayton Suite last minute for one night. The house was GORGEOUS and the innkeeper Nicole greeted right upon arrival. While the room was one of the smaller ones the amazing bathroom which is the largest in the house(and separate instead of in the same room as bed) was very clean and well decorated. Wine and desserts were kept in mini fridge at night, and since breakfast wasn't served till 8:30am and I had to leave for work earlier Nicole put out yummy muffins, fruit, yogurt, granola, eggs, and juice to go. Will defiantly come back when I have more time!
My husband-to-be and I needed a place for after our wedding weekend. This was beyond our expectations! We were able to stay for 3 nights and had homemade breakfasts and snacks in the evening. The house was empty after July 4th and we felt like we were at home. Nicole and Scott were gracious hosts and we would recommend.
Me and my girlfriend have now stayed here under the lovely care of Judy twice now, and each time there was no room for improvement! Here is how your typical stay would play out .. First you get out of your car and approach this beautiful Victorian house, and as you reach the front door you see your names on the welcome sign. After feeling special for a moment the most lovely and welcoming person in the world greets you and talks you through any details necessary. After that you get brought up the gorgeous stairs to your beautiful and comfy room. This lAst time we stayed in the Turret sweet which was breathtaking ! Comes with your very own couples jacuzzi(which I would recommend) a very comfy bed, chairs for the king and queen, and slso a private delicious breakfast served right in the turret for you and your sweetie!:) please stay here and avoid hotels at all costs! You'll be glad you did!
My husband and I stayed at Brayton Bed and Breakfast for a two night stay over a holiday weekend. We were warmly welcomed by Nicole and Scott. The accommodations were great and we loved hearing the house's history from Scott. Nicole's culinary skills topped it all. AMAZING desserts in the evenings and DELICIOUS breakfasts in th morning. A definite selection for a B&B if ever in the Oshkosh area. Thanks for the hospitality, Nicole and Scott!
We stayed in the Franklin Street Inn on Durkee while visiting Lawrence University. We also had the pleasure to tour the entirety of the inn as well as the inn they also own on Franklin street. The inns have been beautifully restored and updated with many modern conveniences. An awful lot of work has gone into every inch of the inn. All of the rooms are themed and are absolutely beautiful. Judy a terrific decorator and hostess, and is also an excellent cook, as the breakfast was terrific and gourmet. Our stay was comfortable, restful, and quiet, and the price was very good compared to many other B&Bs. I would recommend the inn to anyone who loves updated old-world charm.
We were in Appleton to visit Lawrence University. My son and I loved this inn. Judy's hospitality was exceptional! And on a tour of Midwestern colleges, the breakfast we enjoyed here was by far the best--absolutely delicious! If we are ever in Appleton again, we will definitely stay at the Franklin Inn again!
Came to Appleton with my daughter to visit Lawrence University. Location was perfect as we were 2 blocks from campus and yet the locations was very quiet and relaxing. Judy was a wonderful hostess providing us with delicious breakfasts and accommodating all of our needs. The Inn was beautiful, comfortable, and very clean. Highly recommend staying here.
My mom, sister and sister-in-law, and myself met up at the Franklin Street Inn on Durkee for some much needed girl time and relaxation. Judy is amazing. We have many food allergies and she went out of her way to accommodate them all! Her rhubarb cheesecake was awesome! The Inn is extremely clean and beautifully restored. It's a must see. We hope to make this an annual event. Thank you Judy and Ron for your hospitality. Many blessings to you.
This was recommended by our office manager when I visited Oshkosh for the first time and what a wonderful experience....Scott and Nicole were very warm, cordial and really opened up to me and it felt like just staying at home...A week just flew by...I still don't know who ate all the desserts though which were just there a night ago, a whole lot of them....I was lucky to have ONE scrumptious one before those disappeared...
A wonderful stay. Judy treated Ray with a birthday treat upon arrival & continued to provide birthday hospitality to him & myself. Food & Room were just wonderful. Would return & recommend.
It's the "little things" that made our stay so exceptional: from the slippers waiting at the door when we arrived to the coffee and cheesecake in the afternoon, and the delicious breakfast in the morning, our stay was very pleasant and we definitely felt well taken care of.
My adult daughter & I spent 4 nights at The Franklin Street Inn in December of 2014. We were in Appleton to visit my 91 year old Mother who is in Assisted Living in Kaukauna. It was wonderful after spending stressful days in a care center to go back to the B&B and relax. We were grateful for Judy & her husband and their warm hospitality. Judy's breakfast are simply AWESOME! They were so good that I purchased Judy's cookbook! We'll be going back there in March!
My boyfriend, Adam, and myself stayed in the Belle Suite over Thanksgiving weekend. We greatly enjoyed ourselves. As a person who has stayed in several B&Bs, I have to say that the Brayton Inn is by far first class. From the service and rooms to the menu and company, it's definitely the highest quality. Nicole and Scott went above and beyond for us and we will definitely be back. My boyfriend has never stayed in a B&B before and he was so impressed and raved about our time the whole way home. Thank You So Much!!!