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The Flying Frog Bed and Breakfast

396 North Main Street , Franklin, IN 46131 USA (Show map)
20 Reviews
$115 - $135
per night

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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
  • Services5
  • Value5.0
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5.0

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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!

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!!

Beautiful bed and breakfast; impeccable service!!

5 on October 31, 2013

My boyfriend and I chose to stay at the Flying Frog Bed and Breakfast for a romantic getaway after he got home from a 7 month deployment in Afghanistan. Sharon and Butch made our weekend wonderful with scrumptious food and great service! The b&b is very quaint and full of history. This was our first stay in a b&b and I'm so happy that we chose the Flying Frog! The location was perfect to go spend a day at the wineries and the town is fun as well!

Memorable Flying Frog B&B

5 on October 30, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Flying Frog B&B as a gift from our Son. It was our first B&B stay and it was absolutely wonderful! Our hosts were absolutely wonderful! The gourmet breakfasts and the evening desserts were sooo delicious! We loved the room we stayed in, it was so nice and comfortable. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony porch drinking wine. Coming from St. Louis, Mo. we enjoyed our visit to Franklin, Indiana. The hosts provided us with information on things to do in Franklin to make our stay so memorable. We look forward to a return visit! Randy & Sue

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Location Type

Small town


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, 20 miles to Lucas Oil Stadium, Historic Theater Showing Classics, 30 miles to Indy 500 Track, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery, 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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

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: 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



Sharon & Warren (Butch) Isselhardt

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Cats

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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