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Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

220 E Franklin St , Sparta, WI 54656-1804 USA (Show map)
4.7
381 Reviews
$100 - $125
per night

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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. 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. We host Murder Mystery Weekends November thru April. 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.

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Overall
4.7

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

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As nice as last time

4.0 on November 19, 2014

For some reason the site won't let me rate 'outstanding' but our stay was. We were here last winter to do some snowshoeing and skiing and this time was to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everything was wonderful. (except someone 'borrowed' the movie we wanted to watch on our in room player)


Quaint and charming

4.2 on November 04, 2014

It was very clean, quiet, relaxing and featured really comfortable beds. Owners had ideas for activities. They were friendly, well organized, and provided hot tea, beverages, and mini fridge at your fingertips.


Stay Here!

5 on November 03, 2014

Impeccable service and amenities!


Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast

4.2 on October 31, 2014

Nice B&B. Good accommodations and very quiet. Sparta WI has very few services after 7:00 pm on a Sunday night. You may want to bring your own food and beverage.


Awesome stay

5 on October 27, 2014

Every detail thought of. Clean. Warm welcome!


Totally Relaxing

5 on October 25, 2014

This was our 2nd experience staying in a B&B and is was a very good choice. It was quiet and relaxing. The breakfasts were excellent and more than we would eat at home! Jennifer is a great hostess. We would stay there again.


Well-Maintained Inn With Many Extras

4.6 on October 20, 2014

We recently spent two nights in the Master Bedroom Suite of this inn. I enjoyed the spaciousness of the room, having a table and chairs to play games at, and COMFORTABLE easy chairs (not always the case at historic inns!) The bed was comfortable; sheets were fantastic! Early morning coffee was available in hallway, or we could make it in our room. Bathroom contained a toiletry basket in case anything was left behind- always a good idea so one doesn't need to bother the innkeeper for little things. Bath towels and robes were sooo soft!!! Breakfasts were very good, and served in a pleasant setting with relaxing music playing in the background. Though we didn't take advantage of it, we could have had our breakfast delivered to our room, which was a nice option. Extras such as romantic CD's in the room, battery-operated candles, chocolates, and cookies all added to a wonderful experience. The home is meticulously maintained, and a good value for such a nice place.


Best B&B we have ever stayed in.

5 on October 19, 2014

Jennifer & Steve thought of everything in making you feel welcome. My wife & I spent our Anniversary there and we were so happy we did. There was a small bottle of wine and two wine glasses in our room along with a small jar of chocolate mints. And freshly baked chocolate chip cookies in a cookie jar at a desk in the hallway with hot coffee or tea for all guests to enjoy.Next to our beautiful new 2 person hot tub we had slippers and bath robes to use after enjoying the hot tub.


Great bed and breakfast

5 on October 17, 2014

This is a beautiful he on Sparta, Wisconsin. There is easy access to the surrounding towns including bike trails and cranberry bogs and wildlife refuges. Jennifer gave a nice history of the home, has decorated the home beautifully and prepares a delicious breakfast. We would definitely stay here again if we are on the area.


Great, short stay!

3.8 on October 15, 2014

Breakfast was fabulous! Out of 3 nights in B&Bs this weekend, my morning at the Franklin is still my favorite. Jennifer was a kind and accommodating host. The house's main floor is very beautiful. I'd absolutely return!


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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
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

City

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

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Library, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable 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, Internet Service, 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, Murder Mystery Weekends, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming pool, 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 12 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
  • 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: 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 cancellation. 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

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

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free


Signature Dish

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


Recipes

Deals

Hot Deal

TIS THE SEASON TO SAVE 20% Off!

Regular Rate: $115 now $92 (20% Savings:)

TIS THE SEASON TO SAVE 20% Off! Stay two nights in our regular deluxe rooms during Sunday Thru Thursday in Dec. and receive 20% off the room rate. (No gift certificates can be used with this special) Cannot be combined with any other offer.Cannot be applied to previous reservations, those that are canceled and re-booked, or during holidays and special events.

expires Wednesday


Special Package

Murder Mysteries

Murder Mystery Weekends at The Franklin Victorian Get a group of your friends, family, co-workers for great time at the inn. If you're interested in planning a murder mystery weekend, give us a call at 888-594-FVBB. Come spend a Friday and Saturday night with us, your friendly hostess will guide you through the game. As the game starts, you will receive your script and clues. Prove your innocence and solve the mystery in fun and laughter. Come gather your friends (or associates in crime as it were!). Our murder mystery weekend includes two nights' accommodations, full breakfast each morning, individual Murder Mystery packets, and a 4-course Murder Mystery dinner served Saturday evening-- salad, soup, and entrée of Italian, wine, & dessert. Gather your friends, dress your part, and get set for a fantasy getaway you'll never forget! We will top off the evening with the solution to the mystery. About two weeks prior to your mystery, you will receive your character information and costume suggestions in the mail. Incredible value $258-$298. Perfect for unique romantic getaways! The price of the two-night weekend will vary depending on the amenities of the guest room you choose. Ladies-Only Murder Mystery Slumber Party Bring your girlfriends for a one-night, Ladies-Only Murder Mystery Slumber Party for a group of 8 ladies. No men allowed! The slumber party includes the mystery, a four-course dinner, one night’s accommodations (2 ladies per room) more on website

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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BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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