Experience why the Franklin Street Inn is considered Appleton's premier B&B. Ideal for your next vacation, business travel, wedding/anniversary or weekend get away! Gracious hosts care about your comforts and ensure you have a wonderful experience. Four beautifully decorated suites feature private baths, whirlpool tubs and fireplaces for your relaxation and enjoyment. There are also four well-appointed traditional rooms with private baths. Guests also enjoy relaxing on our wrap-around porch or first floor parlor. Complimentary soda and snacks are provided in the guest refrigerator. Our 1898 Queen Anne Victorian is nestled in a charming historic neighborhood and is only steps from Appleton's finest restaurants, shopping, theater/cultural events, and Lawrence University. Our central location between Green Bay and Oshkosh provides easy access to many attractions and day excursions to Door County. Call for availability! The Franklin Street Inn is at the edge of the downtown area by parks, Lawrence University, History Museum at the Castle, Trout Art Museum, Performing Arts Center, specialty shops, and fine local restaurants and pubs are all within walking distance. A short drive lets you enjoy the Fox River Mall, Antique Malls. a Green Bay Packer Game, the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, the EAA Annual Convention in Oshkosh, and many other exciting local attractions.
5 on June 20, 2016
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!
5 on June 06, 2016
Great location, easy to find, very nice accommodations, friendly owners, and amazing food! They are very helpful with recommendations if you are new to the area, too!
5 on February 15, 2016
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
5 on November 30, 2015
Our room was VERY CLEAN! Judy was welcoming. She made a gourmet breakfast in the morning. I am dairy and gluten free so she even made a special breakfast for me. Would stay again.
5 on November 11, 2015
The setting was perfect and provided easy walking access to shops and restaurants.
5 on September 24, 2015
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.
4.0 on August 19, 2015
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
5 on June 07, 2015
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!
3.8 on June 03, 2015
Room was clean & comfortable. Food was delicious
5 on May 06, 2015
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.
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Airport, City, Downtown
Green Bay, WI (GRB-Austin Strauble Field) 40 miles
Hwy 41 to Appleton. Exit on College Avenue Exit. East on College to Drew (Close to Lawrence University). North on Drew for 2 block to Franklin Street. Turn West on Franklin. Our Inn is 2nd house on right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River
Bed and Breakfast
Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wired internet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Bicycle riding trails, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Caramel French Toast
Our most requested recipe for repeat guests is texas toast dipped in a batter and then baked in a caramel sauce. The toast is served with hot chunky cinnamon apples on top.