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Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

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

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

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386 Reviews

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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.

Loved the Franklin Bed &Breakfast !!!

5 on March 08, 2015

The whole house was beautiful but we really loved our room with the fireplace. We had coffe waiting at our room in the morning and a very tasty breakfast. Jennifer made us feel at home. Thanks for a very romantic stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for coming again! We strive to make your visit relaxing and just what you are looking for.

Superb Hostess and Setting

5 on March 05, 2015

The house was gorgeous and the service outstanding. Jennifer was super accommodating with our busy conference schedule. She went above and beyond to make us comfortable. We would recommend this B&B to everyone.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks, it is guests like you who make our profession a pleasure. See you next year!

Relaxing Getaway

5 on March 02, 2015

My mother and I (30 & 60) stayed in the master bedroom and were so pleased by the quiet and relaxing environment. Everything was clean, neat, and inviting. Also, there were so many extra touches that made the stay nice (tea, hot cocoa, a CD player and music, a shelf with board games outside the room, magazines). We had breakfast in our room the next morning, first a fruit course with hot tea and juice and then the main entrée. My mom has several food allergies and they were very accommodating. I would love to stay here again and would recommend to anyone. I couldn't think of a thing I would have wanted done better.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind review. We are happy to provide you with a breakfast that you can and will enjoy! We hope to see you again.

Would stay again!

5 on January 26, 2015

Our stay at the Franklin Victorian B & B was absolutley wonderful. My husband and I just wanted a relaxing weekend away and that's exactly what we got. This B & B is located in a small town so there are cute little shops and restaurants there and we also went to LaCrosse (about 30 mintues away) for the day. So there are definitley places to go if you like to roam around. Our bed was incredibley comfortable and the Franklin Suite was magnificant. Jennifer served an incredible breakfast each morning and we truly enjoyed the company of the other couple staying there as well.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the kind and gracious comments!!! We love our guests and always love to hear when you have had a good time here. Hope to see you again at our bed and breakfast.Thanks so much for the kind and gracious comments!!! We love our guests and always love to hear when you have had a good time here. Hope to see you again at our bed and breakfast.

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)

Innkeeper Response
We love return guests! Thanks for coming for your second visit and we hope to see you for a third! Thanks for the wonderful comments-we are glad you had a good time while in Sparta.

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the nice review. We hope you will find your way back soon!

Stay Here!

5 on November 03, 2014

Impeccable service and amenities!

Innkeeper Response
WOW- Thank you so much!

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the nice review. We do still have many good places to eat on Sunday's here in Sparta, but you may need to eat earlier in the evening.

Awesome stay

5 on October 27, 2014

Every detail thought of. Clean. Warm welcome!

Innkeeper Response
WOW- Thank you so much!

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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

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

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

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

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, 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

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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

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free

Signature Dish

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



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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.

Mini Escapes

Date Night Movie Package! Free Come for Cuddling Date Night and Let’s Go to the Movies! Stay two nights or more and we will provide you with Free Two (2) movies tickets to the local movie theater. (Not valid with any other offer or gift certificates, reservation must be made 24 hours in advance).

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

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Free gift card up to $150!