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The Flying Frog Bed and Breakfast

396 North Main Street , Franklin, IN 46131 USA (Show map)
5.0
27 Reviews
$115 - $135
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Be pampered in our large European themed guest rooms w/private baths. A gourmet breakfast is served each morning. A New Orleans style balcony and large covered front porch are great places to read a book or enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee. Each room has a queen or king comfortable bed, flat-screened tv and luxurious linens. A 24 hour beverage center is located near guest rooms. Our historical home is decorated with eclectic and antique furnishings and is painted vibrant colors throughout the house. We want to make your stay a memorable one!!!

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Overall
5.0

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services5
  • Value5.0
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5.0

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Wonderful!

5 on July 27, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Flying Frog Bead and Breakfast for 6 nights. My husband was on business and had to be away during the day so the fact that I was within walking distance to downtown with many quaint shops was a plus. The breakfast on the beautiful front porch was so nice. Desert every evening was a treat. We have stayed in many B&B's before and this is one of the nicest. Wonderful people, food and a beautiful old home. It doesn't get any better. Larry & Joanna Efferson LA.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks, Joanna. We enjoyed having you around the house and I missed you when you were gone.


Very Fond of The Flying Frog

5 on July 06, 2014

We are very fond of the B&B experience. Our first visit to The Flying Frog was very positive. Sharon and Butch are great hostess and host. Their home is strategically located in the delightful town of Franklin, IN. It is very comfortable. The front porch (where we enjoyed a delightful breakfast) and the upstairs balcony are very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious! Make sure you ask Butch to prepare his stuffed French Toast. We will definitely return for another visit.


Wish I could give 6 stars!

5 on June 13, 2014

Everything about our stay at the Flying Frog was wonderful! We would certainly recommend this beautiful B&B to anyone looking for a midwest getaway. The room (Paris) was clean, spacious, and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious! The hosts were welcoming and helpful. Franklin is a cute town. There's a park not far away and my husband and I went running in the morning on a trail. Overall, a fantastic visit. This was our 2nd stay at a B&B and we would definitely stay in more in the future.


Incredible all across the board!

5 on May 28, 2014

We stayed in the Giavani room on our wedding night and it was absolutely beautiful, very comfortable and romantic! The food was great and they are so incredibly sweet!!! Loved it and would recommend it to anyone!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for choosing The Flying Frog for your special night. We appreciate you taking time to write your review. Best of luck in your new life in Boston !!


Couldn't have asked for more

5 on May 15, 2014

On our road trip from Michigan down to the Smokey Mountains my girlfriend and I decided to spend our first night at The Flying Frog in Franklin, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. We were greeted by the owner Sharon, a wonderful sweet woman who we instantly loved. She was very excited to have us and not only gave us recommendations of activities and places to eat in Franklin, but also for the other destinations along our road trip. She even went so far as to look up and give us the address of a German beer house she loved in Cincinnati without us asking. We stayed in the 1940's Paris room and were delighted. The decor was beautifully put together and not overdone. The bathroom was particularly spacious, especially the shower. Right near our room was an amazing and large second floor balcony that was perfect for watching the rain storm come in. We took a nap after eating dinner at a grill Sharon suggested, and when we woke up she had left us some absolutely delicious chocolate ganache cake outside of our room. The bed was comfortable and we both slept the night through. We woke up to a three course decadent breakfast set out on the front porch. There was no ordering and we were surprised with parfait shooters, eggs benedict with fried tomatoes, and cream cheese and jam stuffed french toast. The previous night we had decided that The Flying Frog had already provided us with an amazing experience, but it was breakfast that really solidified our opinion. I'd have to say it was some of the best eggs benedict I have ever had and it was all beautifully presented. Sharon left us off with nice conversation, more recommendations for our trip and hugs at the doors. All in all we had no complaints and couldn't have asked for more. Ethan and Bonnie

Innkeeper Response
Thanks, Ethan and Bonnie, for such a nice review. It was so nice for you to take time from your trip to write this. One of our guests this morning asked me what my favorite part of owning a B&B is and I told her meeting nice and interesting people. When I read reviews like yours we know we are running our B&B exactly as we had hoped. Thank you for choosing The Flying Frog and for your wonderful review. I'm glad your first stay in a B&B was a good one. Maybe we will see you both again some day.


24 year Wedding Anniversary

5 on May 05, 2014

This was my 3rd time staying here and my Husbands first time to celebrate our anniversary. He was quite comfortable and loved the Flying Frog and all that Franklin has to offer with sightseeing of all the beautiful old Historic homes and we always love The Willard and seeing the Artcraft Theater. The rooms are very clean and the food is wonderful. Sharon and Butch make you feel right at home. We will be back again someday.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much, Effie. It was nice to finally meet your husband and I'm happy that he enjoyed his stay. We look forward to seeing you again.


"FABULOUS 2013 FC Reunion Weekend"

5 on April 28, 2014

I'm overdue writing this review about the Flying Frog. 5 of us sorority sisters stayed there for our FC Reunion in Oct. 2013. We had all but 1 of the rooms. Everything was wonderful! The rooms--including the porch and other common areas for hanging out -- our hosts, the food, the location was all perfect. Couldn't have improved on anything. Sharon and Butch are real treasures! Will definitely back and may not wait until the next reunion!

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate it when our guests take time to write a few words about their stay with us. We like having happy guests and reviews help potential guests choose our B&B!!! Thanks, Diane!


sports fans oasis

4.8 on March 30, 2014

I was in town last weekend for the NCAA tournament's Mid-West Regional, and I just lucked up on the Flying Frog. I had trouble finding a room available in downtown Indy. I'm now so glad that I couldn't... After staying at the Flying Frog I'm trying to think of new reasons to go back to Indianapolis. I was more than impressed with the hospitality of the inn keepers, and as an admitted fatty I was ecstatic about the breakfast... It seemed endless with course after course of delicious home cooked food. Nothing was made pre-made or store bought everything was fresh and expertly prepared... Don't tell her I said this, but it rivaled my grandmothers home cooking... I was so overly satisfied by breakfast that I carved out time for an hours nap afterwards before packing up and heading home. The room was great with a nice little sitting area, a flat screen TV and a plush me more foam topper on the bed. I was out late downtown watching ballgames, and I was so thankful for a hunk of rich chocolate cake waiting on me when I arrived back at the room. I was a bit worried coming in that I had chosen accommodations too far from the stadium, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Franklin is a safe quiet little suburb located just far enough out of Indy to be truly comfortable. I'm hoping to bring my wife back up in the fall to watch the Colts play the Titans, and we won't even consider staying anywhere else... I'm from the south and I was blown away by the hospitality I was shown by Sharon and Butch... They're a fun couple with great stories, and they've got running a quality B&B down pat... I'm happy to report that when I go to Indy wether it's for a sporting event of just a weekend getaway with the wife... I'll be staying at the Flying Frog... And I'll add lastly that all of this came at unbelievably low price... $115... that's 20-75 bucks less than I would've spent staying downtown for what I'm positive is a much much better experience!

Innkeeper Response
We always appreciate when our guests take a few minutes from their busy lives to submit a review of their stay with us. Thanks for doing this for us and we look forward to having you and your wife stay with us again.


Great Stay!

5 on January 29, 2014

My wife and I were in town for a large get together and were looking for a nice place to stay. The Flying Frog far exceeded our expectations with great innkeepers, stellar rooms, and an absolutely awesome breakfast. We will be staying here again!


Wonderful Experience!

5 on November 13, 2013

When I found out I was the winner of a free night's stay in honor of Veteran's Day, my wife and I were overjoyed as we had never experienced staying at a bed and breakfast before. With Franklin being a short drive from Indy, it provided us with a perfect getaway without having to travel too far. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by the owners and the first thing I noted was the wonderful aroma of the evening's dessert being prepared. After a short tour, we settled into the beautiful Giovanni Room before having dinner at a local pub. When we returned, dessert was waiting for us! I slept like a baby throughout the night and in the morning we were treated to the best breakfast and conversation I've had in a very long time. Top notch hospitality and accommodations made this a TRULY memorable experience!!


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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Indianapolis, IN (IND) 23 miles

Directions to property:

I-70 to 465 South to I-65 then north/right and go to Franklin/Shelbyville exit. Turn west/right and continue straight to Main Street. Turn right/north and go three blocks to house on corner of Main and Banta.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Only 20 miles S of downtown Indpls, Historic Theater Showing Classics, 30 miles to Indy 500 Track, 20 miles to Lucas Oil Stadium, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans , hair dryer, iron/ironing board, wine refrigerator for guest use, small refrigerator w/complimentary beverages, Keurig Coffee Maker for guest use on 2nd floor, luxury linens on beds

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Fitness Center in Town, Fitness Center in Town, Fitness Center in Town, Fitness Center in Town, Fitness Center in Town, Fitness Center in Town, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Supervised children over 12 are welcome
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% is required on a one night booking, one night is required on more than night booked
  • Cancellations: ◦Refunds of deposits minus a $5.00 service charge per room per night will be made if a cancellation notice is received 15 days prior to the reservation date. If a last-minute cancellation is necessary, we will refund the deposit less the service charge(s) ONLY if we can re-rent the room. In the event of early departure, your entire reservation must be honored. ◦If you book the entire house, a 30-day cancellation notice is necessary for a refund

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sharon & Warren (Butch) Isselhardt

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

2 Cats

About the innkeepers

We love to travel & we both enjoy cooking and meeting new people.

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Meals

Breakfast

gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Warm weather on veranda, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Just let us know


Details

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396 North Main Street , Franklin, IN 46131 USA (Show map)

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