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The Flying Frog Bed and Breakfast

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

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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 room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining5.0

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Wonderful "Girls'-Night-Out" stay!

5 on April 06, 2015

After watching Sharon and Butch restore the Flying Frog B&B, my sons knew that I wanted to try it out, and they gave me a gift certificate for Christmas! So although I live locally, I told my friend we were having a "girls" weekend and pretending we were new in town! We stayed in the 1940's Paris Room. It was decorated beautifully! The bed was so comfortable, and the bathroom was nice with a huge shower. We were shown several of the other rooms- I would have been happy staying in any of them! All of the common areas in the house are so pretty- they have so many interesting things to look at, and Sharon was nice to tell us about a lot of them. The food! Oh my, where to begin?!?! Sharon served us a Godiva Chocolate Pudding Cake dessert the night we arrived- sinfully delicious! Breakfast was delicious- we started with a roasted pear with a creamy caramel sauce, which was stuffed with a little goat cheese/nut filling (my favorite). Then we had poached eggs in a hash brown nest, bacon, and chocolate chip scones. It wasn't over yet- our final course was a blueberry and lemon cream cheese stuffed crepe. Everything was absolutely wonderful. We spent some of our time there exploring the neat places in town. We ate supper at the Willard Restaurant, went to a movie at the Historic Artcraft Theatre, and shopped the wonderful antique stores in downtown Franklin. Lots of neat things to do when you visit. Thank you, Sharon and Butch, for being such friendly hosts, and making us feel so welcome in your home! I know what I'll be giving my sons as a repeat idea for a fabulous Christmas present!

Quaint and Comfortable

5 on February 11, 2015

This was our first experience with a bed and breakfast. What a treat! I only wish I could give it more than five stars. Owners Sharon and Butch are so welcoming and friendly and helpful. Plus unbelievable cooks. I've never had a three course breakfast. Just delicious. Sharon was helpful in helping me find what I needed in the town of Franklin. I would highly recommend this place for travelers through Franklin!

Innkeeper Response
What a nice review ! I'm glad your first stay at a B&B was a good one. We wouldn't enjoy doing what we do if it weren't for the nice people that say with us.

a great weekend getaway...

4.6 on February 10, 2015

We had a great weekend getawat at the Flying Frog. Our hosts were very welcoming and their home is beautiful. We enjoyed walking around the quaint community and relaxing in our comfortable, well appointed room. Breakfast was delicious and dessert in the evening was a special treat!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate you taking a few minutes to write a review. Thanks!

A gem!

5 on November 25, 2014

This beautiful home in Franklin In has been turned into the perfect Bed and Breakfast. From the lovely rooms, comfy beds, wonderful food, and the expansive front porches- it was just a real treat to stay here. We will definitely be back to the Flying Frog. And Sharon, the owner, was so wonderful to us. I now feel that I have a new friend. Don't miss this place if you are in the Indianapolis area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write this. We do love owning a B&B and meeting such nice people. It is because of reviews like yours that our business keeps growing. We have many guests tell us they booked with us based on reviews they read online. Thanks again !!

Beautiful Night Stay

5 on October 28, 2014

We stayed in the Paris room and it was beautiful. The room and bathroom were very clean. The town itself had a great small town feel right outside the big city. Sharon our host at The Flying Frog was friendly and the breakfast with avocado omelets, bacon, and pumpkin scones was delicious. I would rate everything 5/5 but for some reason my computer wont let me click above 4/5. Go there you wont be disappointed!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for such a nice review. We really appreciate it when people take a few minutes out of their busy lives to do this for us. Meeting people as nice as you makes us enjoy owning a B&B even more !!!

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!!

Delightful stay

4.2 on August 30, 2014

Had a delightful stay at The Flying Frog. Sharon and Warren were very warm and accommodating. Breakfast was always delicious and filling. We enjoyed our stay.

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.

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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, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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 AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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


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

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