Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

220 E Franklin St , Sparta, WI 54656-1804 USA (Show map)

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Award-Winning and proud to be part of the "Diamond Collection" with BedandBreakfast. The Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is Proud to be on the "State & National Register as of January 2005". We are AAA inspected and rated as Three Diamonds. We are also State inspected and professional lodging. A Great Outdoors Destination with 4-seasons of Recreation. Be our guest at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn, in the heart of Sparta, Wisconsin “The Bicycling Capital of America”. The bed & breakfast is located in the Hidden Valleys of Southwestern Wisconsin. It is very close to the Elroy-Sparta and other state bike trail, and opportunities for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, Amish Country, restaurants, theaters, golf course, shopping and more. The warmth of our romantic retreat welcomes you at the door. Built in the early (c.1900s) by a Sparta Banker, Mr. W.G. Williams, this Queen Anne-style bed & breakfast features leaded stained glass window, fireplace, open staircase and other unique architectural features. Inside, you’ll find beautiful antiques, fresh flowers, lace window treatments, wonderful woodwork and decor. Amenities include a scrumptious full breakfast, cookies and much more, inside bike storage and shuttles service is available. Book your stay in one of our four elegant and spacious guestrooms today and see for yourself why our bed & breakfast is one of Sparta’s true treasures.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful retreat

5 on August 26, 2015

We were so happy with our stay. Everything from accomodatins to the food was top notch. Would definitely stay here again.


Wonderful attention to detail in spectacular home.

4.2 on August 25, 2015

Jennifer made us feel welcome and had everything in place to ensure a wonderful stay.


Road Trip

4.4 on August 24, 2015

We were very impressed with the facility and the exceptional breakfast, it was delicious!


Fantastic Stay

4.6 on August 04, 2015

We rode the entire Elroy-Sparta trail, and ended our night at the Franklin Victorian B&B. Rode right up to the bike barn, had a cold beverage, and a very comfy bed waiting. The stay was great, and the house is in amazing shape. Wonderful service, and not a detail was spared. We highly recommend a stay. D&C


a Great B&B

5 on June 22, 2015

We only were able to spend one night here but we were impressed. It was not only the nice room but all the little extra special things the host did for us that was wonderful. Being next to the Bike Trail was wonderful too. Definitely one we could come and stay again at.

Innkeeper Response
We are very happy you were able to stay with us on your trip to SW Wisconsin. We are glad you enjoyed the bike trails and we are only 1 mile from the famous Elroy-Sparta Bike trail. We are glad you had a wonderful stay and we value your business and look forward to your return stay...keep on riding!


We keep coming back

5 on June 13, 2015

There is a reason we keep returning. Jennifer does a great job.

Innkeeper Response
Our returning guests "We Love You" and you are our friends & family for years to come. We enjoy seeing you again and we thank you for your return stay and we can't wait to see you again.


Sparta

5 on May 19, 2015

What more can be said. The bathroom was the most unique set up I have seen. I hope I have a reason to come back again.

Innkeeper Response
Sparta is a wonderful time in SW Wisconsin. We have many things to see and do. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for taking the time to do a review and we value your business. Thank you


Relaxing and Beautiful

5 on May 11, 2015

After staying here we don't think we'll be able to go back to staying at hotels. There were so many wonderful things, from the cleanliness of the room, to the wonderful nights of sleep, the absolutely delicious breakfasts, the friendliness of the owners of the home, and the other guests. We would highly recommend FVBB and we hope to get the opportunity to go back for another stay.

Innkeeper Response
Bed and Breakfast are the best way to travel and to stay with us we are happy to be your host and all future people that stay with us. We are glad you will recommend our B&B and we look forward to your return stay. See you soon!


Enjoyable Evening!

4.6 on April 21, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a night at this Victorian B&B. We usually don't choose to stay at Victorian's but decided on the Franklin Victorian because of it's location on our way to Minneapolis. If you love Victorians, you will love this bed and breakfast. We really enjoyed sitting on the front porch late into the evening. Our breakfast was tasty and we enjoyed the other guests.

Innkeeper Response
Oh...the front porch is a very relaxing place to stay and enjoy. We are so happy you stayed with us on your trip in Wisconsin.


Our pleasant stay

4.2 on April 18, 2015

Our stay was amazing. Great place, wonderful room and excellent food.


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Rooms & Rates

2-Master Bedroom Suite

King Bed, Free WI-FI, Private, full bath has a shower and body spray, Sitting Area, Fireplace A privately served breakfast is available in room, Click On "Enlarge" for more photos. Single Person Discount Rate: next page, Specials for two and three night stays available

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

3-Country Room

KING Bed (note: foot board on bed has been removed since this photo), Free WI-FI, Private Bath-tub and shower, “All Season” fireplace, Sitting Area. Click On "Enlarge" for more photos. Single Person Discount Rate: next page. Specials for two and three night stays available

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120

4-Mitchell's Room

Queen Bed, Free WI-FI, Private Bath-shower with body spray, Sitting Area , All Season Fireplace Click On "Enlarge" for more photos. Single Person Discount Rate: next page, Specials for two and three night stays available

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120

1-Franklin Suite

Queen Bed, Free WI-FI, Private, en-suite deluxe full bath has a shower and an Ultra Bathâ, air jetted whirlpool tub, Sitting Area, A privately served breakfast is available in room, Click On "Enlarge" for more photos. Single Person Discount Rate: next page, Specials for two and three night stays available

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location

Location Type

Close to La Crosse and Onalaska, Small town

Airport

La Crosse, WI (WSE-La Crosse County) 30 miles

Directions to property:

I-90, Exit 25.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail, Fort Mc Coy, Kickapoo River, Canoeing, Warrens Cranberry Fest, Wisconsin Cheese Stores, Wineries, Amish Country, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Library, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer , We are a Certified Travel Green WI Destination, We offer free inside secure Bicycle & Motorcycle storage during your stay, DVD's & Players, Free Wi-Fi, Free parking, Bike Shuttle Service for guests.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Elroy-Sparta State Trail, Great River State Trail, La Crosse River State Trail, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00- 8:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No Smoking policy in our facility, porches or grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children Must be 13 and Older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We are unable to accommodate pets.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends but not all
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations: To secure a reservation, need a valid credit card hold. (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). Final payment with credit/debit card, cash or personal check.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations are difficult, but we do understand that unexpected situations arise. Please call the Inn if you need to cancel or reschedule your stay. Seven days’ notice is required for cancellations. Cancellations made less than 7 days will be refunded in the form of a gift certificate. No-shows, cancel day of, and early checkouts are responsible for payment of the entire reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jennifer and Steve Dunn

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We moved to Sparta, Wisconsin in 2002 and are enjoying running an award winning bed and breakfast ever since. Jennifer wanted to own and run a bed and breakfast. With her interior design background, it only seemed natural. Both Jennifer and Steve had grown up in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Because of their love of the Midwest and their family ties in Wisconsin, they wanted to return to their roots. We love what we are doing, so come visit we would love meeting you!

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Gluten Free


Signature Dish

Wild Rice Quiche
The guests Favorite! See our website for more wonderful recipes.


Recipes

Deals


Special Package

Outdoor Adventures

Attention Bicyclist- Receive Two Free Bike Passes & Two Free Bike Bottles! Stay with us anytime Sunday through Thursday for Two (2) nights or more in the same room and enjoy what Wisconsin has to offer and ride the Sparta-Elroy Bike Trail. (Offer is not valid when using any gift certificate, other special, discount, or Holidays/weekends).

Summer Specials

Attention Bicyclist- Receive Two Free Bike Passes & Two Free Bike Bottles! Stay with us anytime Sunday through Thursday for Two (2) nights or more in the same room and enjoy what Wisconsin has to offer and ride the Sparta-Elroy Bike Trail. (Offer is not valid when using any gift certificate, other special, discount, or Holidays/weekends).

Ongoing Discount

AAA Members ~ We are pleased to offer a -$5 discount to current AAA members on New 2015 reservations. Membership number required at time of reservation, must be valid for date of stay. Must show proof at check-in. (Offer is not valid when using any gift certificate, other special, or Holidays/weekends).

Frequent Stay Programs

EARN A FREE NIGHT! As if a night at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast isn’t wonderful enough, now you can reward yourself even more! Sign up for “Pillow Points.” Stay six nights and get the seventh night FREE! There are no fees or expiration dates, and your nights-stayed do not need to be consecutive. Just earn credit toward your free night whenever you visit! Ask innkeeper for details & your “Pillow Points” card.

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