Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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.



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

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.


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.

Lovely Victorian inn

4.6 on April 04, 2015

A well-maintained, Victorian inn with lovely architectural elements and mostly vintage furniture throughout; very clean and comfortable; lots of nice extra touches for travelers such as complimentary wine, other beverages and cookies. A very nice choice to stay when in Sparta and surrounding areas!

Innkeeper Response
We really do value your comments and we thank you for your time to let us know we did a wonderful job. We are so happy to have been your host and we look forward to your return visit.

Near Perfect B&B experience.

5 on March 30, 2015

We had a wonderful experience at the Franklin Victorian B&B . . . can't think of anything they could have done to make our stay any more comfortable. All the little touches set them apart of from the norm . . . bathrobes, CD's of beautiful music, candies, snacks, free Netflix, games, toiletries, resources . . . besides great food and comfy beds. Nicely done.

Innkeeper Response
All the little things we do for our guests are the special ways we say thank you for coming to stay at our business and we value all the wonderful comments. We are very happy you were happy and we look forward to your stay with us again soon.

A much needed getaway

5 on March 28, 2015

Our hostess knows her business, she made our stay exactly what we expected and went beyond what we even knew we needed. Every detail was covered and there were no questions or surprises. The Franklin is a lovely home that harbors a quiet nostalgia and peacefulness that is beautifully done. The food was excellent served with unique and beautiful dishes. Oh those bed sheets, we never experienced anything so comforting as those sheets. Highly recommend this B & B!

Innkeeper Response
We all need time away and to spend time with our "Special Someone" and we are so glad you were able to come stay with us. It was wonderful to be your hostess.

Brilliant & Beautiful

5 on March 17, 2015

Frankin Victorian Bed & Breakfast met and exceeded all expectations for both my partner and I from the moment we saw the gorgeous exterior. Spacious and quaint, the interior was stunning and the rooms far exceeded expectations in terms of cleanliness and amenities provided. Breakfast was incredible both mornings, and even in March, activities in the surrounding area were abundant. Highly recommended and will return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the beautiful review and we are so happy you had a wonderful time!

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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 Type

Close to La Crosse and Onalaska, Small town


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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  • 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.



Jennifer and Steve Dunn

Languages spoken


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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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  • 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.



Special Package

Girlfriends' Getaways

Girlfriends, “Just Want to have Fun”! Reserve the entire inn for 2-nights with you and your closest long-time or your newest friends. Let us pamper you from the time you arrive until the time you check-out. No beds to Make. We will give you Lots of Privacy! We will take care of you all for the next 23 hours. Enjoy the lush robes and slippers and mostly Relax! You can play games, bring a craft, knit, weave, watch movies, shop, explore in the area or visit all night. There are four (4) guest rooms with private baths. Your package will include: Early Check-In at 1:00 p.m. Full use of the common areas at the B&B. We will treat you & friends to Pizza. Price is $89.00 per person with required 6-8 people.

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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