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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.
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)
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.
5 on November 03, 2014
Impeccable service and amenities!
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.
5 on October 27, 2014
Every detail thought of. Clean. Warm welcome!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
La Crosse, WI (WSE-La Crosse County) 30 miles
I-90, Exit 25.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, Computer, Copier, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , We are a Certified Travel Green WI Destination, We offer inside secure Bicycle & Motorcycle storage during your stay, DVD's & Players, Free Wi-Fi, Free parking,, Bike Shuttle Service for guests.
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
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
Jennifer and Steve Dunn
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!
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free
Wild Rice Quiche
The guests Favorite! See our website for more wonderful recipes.
AAA Members ~ We are pleased to offer a -$5 discount to current AAA members on New 2014 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).
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