Franklin Victorian Bed and 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. A Great Outdoors Destination with 4-seasons of Recreation. Be our guest at the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn, in the heart of Sparta, Wisconsin - The Bicycling Capital of America-. The bed and 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 are a motorcycle-friendly bed and breakfast. We have INSIDE, LOCKED, Motorcycles. 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 and breakfast features leaded stained glass window, fireplace, open staircase and other unique architectural features. Inside, you will find beautiful antiques, fresh flowers, 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 and breakfast is one of Sparta's true treasures. The Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast is Proud to be on the - State and National Register as of January 2005-. We are AAA inspected and rated as Three Diamonds. We are also State inspected and professional lodging.




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

Perfect stay, service and breakfast at Franklin Victorian B & B

4.8 on July 04, 2016

Friendly hosts who will transport you to your beginning point on the bike trails that are plentiful, so that you just take your time and ride back home on your own schedule. Jennifer makes a creative and tasty breakfast. Beautiful wood trim/floors/staircase and stained glass windows add to the charm of this house. Would return! Debby & George

Sparta, WI

5 on June 23, 2016

Everything was fabulous! Loved sitting out on the front porch with our friends & enjoying the gardens & relaxing! Room was great & the bed was super comfortable! The only down side, was the shower situation, but taking a bath in the claw-footed tub was wonderful!

Wonderful bed in breakfast for midwest small town getaway

5 on June 20, 2016

Especially loved the shady front porch on a hot June day. Attention to detail and delicious breakfast. Great place to stay if in Sparta for a wedding at the Justin Trails venue

Great stay in Sparta

4.8 on June 16, 2016

The Franklin Victorian B&B was an excellent spot for our weekend. Like the room, enjoyed breakfast, had good conversations with other guests.

Sparta's Franklin Victorian B&B

5 on June 07, 2016

My husband and I finally biked the Elroy-Sparta Trail! We stayed at the Franklin Victorian B&B. The owner, Jennifer, shuttled us to the start of the trail in Elroy. On the way, she was very informative and a wonderful tour guide. She was very personable, a wonderful hostess, and an exemplary cook. Everything about our stay indicated that she paid attention to detail, which made our stay very memorable. We would not hesitate to recommend this B&B to anyone, and yes, we would return in a heartbeat!!

Only second stay at a B & B. Great time, great hosts

5 on June 06, 2016

Spent a day driving leisurely through the Amish community in Cashton and Ontario. Enjoyed the scenery. Too old for biking!

Great stay

5 on May 21, 2016

What a wonderful way to end a great day riding from Elroy to Sparta. Nice room comfortable bed and very welcoming innkeeper.


5 on May 09, 2016

Beautiful home, delicious food. My husband and I decided this will become a tradition....Highly Recommend.

Girls weekend

5 on May 04, 2016

Relaxing and renewing with my college roommate. Loved the font porch and wonderful space. Have been there many times and will be back. Such attention to every possible detail to make your stay memorable.

A lovely, relaxing stay

5 on May 04, 2016

Our night at the Franklin Victorian was so lovely and relaxing. Breakfast was delicious, the bed was comfortable and inviting, the attention to detail in the room was fantastic. We loved the tour of the home and were absolutely captivated by the puzzle. There was only one thing we wished was improved. The fireplace in our room didn't generate heat. It was a cold and drizzly weekend, so that kind of warmth would have been very welcome.

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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, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Library, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, 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 No Smoking policy in or on property
  • 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.



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

Ongoing Discount

$5.00 OFF when you purchase a stay in your Birthday Month! Spend your Birthday Month with us and let us know at the time of your reservation and we add discount after showing valid ID. (Offer is not valid when using any gift certificate, other specials or packages, discounts, or Holidays/weekends). Birthdays are always special and we want to make yours too!

Cool Summer Savings

Attention Bicyclist- Receive Two Free Bike Passes Dates: May 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016 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. Package will be Buy One Bike Pass and & Get On FREE added to your reservation. (Offer is not valid when using any gift certificate, other special, packages, discount, or Holidays/weekends).

Frequent Stay Programs

EARN A FREE NIGHT - As if a night at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is not 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 and your - Pillow Points - card.

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