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The Flying Frog Bed and Breakfast

396 North Main Street , Franklin, IN 46131 USA (Show map)
31 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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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5.0

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Our home away from home. But this home is BETTER!

5 on September 11, 2014

Sharon and Butch are truly incredible. The place was renovated and looks great. Cozy. Comfy. Old school charm. Rooms clean and it was always quiet. The food they prepared was outstanding!! Loved, loved, loved this B & B!!! We will return ASAP. Thanks for a great weekend getaway.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much. We enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you again. We appreciate you taking time out to write a review!!

Charming B&B

4.6 on August 21, 2014

Our first stay at a B&B, and was delightful. The food was excellent. Room was charming. Room had TV, wifi, and large walk in closet for luggage. It was just a couple of blocks off of the Main Street of Franklin. We were able to walk to local pub. Enjoyed sitting on the 2nd floor porch & relaxing. Highly recommend staying there. Very gracious hostess & host.

An amazing time at the Flying Frog!

5 on August 04, 2014

Our yearly girl's trip took us to Franklin, IN and was so much fun. The Flying Frog Bed and Breakfast was such an amazing find online. This place is beautiful and has wonderful owners. Everything about our stay was great. As a group of four women, we started our evening on the front porch with an art and wine session with a local artisan. So much fun, and then wonderful desserts were waiting on us afterwards. The rooms, bathrooms, sitting areas, everything is so whimsical and fun. Our host, Sharon, is a delightful woman who went out of her way to make us feel welcome. The place is immaculate, and we stayed for two nights. Sharon is a fabulous cook! Our breakfasts were scrumptious. I can't wait to have a reason to head back their direction so we can stay again!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for choosing us for your annual trip. That's an honor in itself !!!


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.

Warmest Welcome in Winter!

5 on July 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in the lovely Giovanni room back in January. We had such a wonderful and restful time. Sharon and Butch were very kind and took excellent care of us! We were very pleased with the room and didn't want breakfast to end it was soo delicious. All of the homey winter decor made it quite a delight to return to after bundling up to walk to the local pub. We've been to a few B&B's, but the Flying Frog is by far our favorite! Highly remcommend for that much needed getaway.

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.

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Location Type

Small town


Indianapolis, IN (IND) 23 miles

Directions to property:

I-65 to Franklin/Shelbyville exit. West into Franklin. Stay straight to Main Street. Turn right/north on Main Street. Three blocks to home on left on corner of Main and Banta. U.S. 31 to Franklin, turn east on Banta to "T" and home is on corner of Banta and Main.

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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  • Check In:: 3:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only may smoke on sidewalks or in yards - not inside or on porche
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Supervised children over 12 are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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



Sharon & Warren (Butch) Isselhardt

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About the innkeepers

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

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  • 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

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

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