5 on April 04, 2014
The Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast was the perfect romantic getaway. We were so impressed with everything, and we'll definitely be back to visit soon!
4.8 on April 03, 2014
This B&B proved to be a lovely destination to meet friends for the weekend and meet new ones! Jennifer and Steve are wonderful hosts and made us all feel welcome. Breakfasts were delicious and our beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed exploring the countryside and plan to be back with our bikes!
4.4 on March 30, 2014
This was the first B&B my husband and I have stayed at and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. Stayed in the Franklin Suite and it was a perfect place for a romantic get-away. The rooms were very clean and neat and everything you could possibly want or need was there. And the food was amazing! We will definitely stay again.
5 on March 24, 2014
Our stay was amazing! I cannot wait to go back.
5 on March 15, 2014
Lucky for us, LaCrosse was packed when we tried to plan our February family weekend. That's how we ended up with the last 2 rooms at the wonderful B & B! I was a little hesitant, being a newbie to this type of lodging, but we were all pleasantly surprised! Let me hit on the negatives; none. Not one. Positives - too many to mention, but I'll list the best of the best. The beds were amazing - so comfortable. My sister said it was like sleeping in a cloud. The breakfast experience was above and beyond - ate like royalty, and definitely felt pampered. The house is beautiful, unique, historic. The extras took us all by surprise - from the morning coffee served right outside our door to the fresh cookies and chocolates made available 24/7. We WILL return!
5 on March 04, 2014
we stayed at the bed and breakfast 2 nights. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed everything. Thank You for making our stay a great one.
4.8 on March 02, 2014
The atmosphere was very charming. The service, food and hostess were wonderful!
4.0 on February 19, 2014
The beds were like clouds. Sitting in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine will be a memory I won't forget. Over-all, we really enjoyed visiting.
5 on February 14, 2014
Ok, one of the most relaxing weekends in a long time! Some friends got together for 3 days of chatting, knitting and camaraderie and we were pleasantly surprised at the great accommodations! Our needs were met before we even knew we needed them!! Our hosts, Jennifer and Steve were beyond wonderful! When I forgot/lost something, they went out of their way to help me! So great! will always have such great memories from our weekend! Thank you so much J and S!! :)
5 on January 30, 2014
We stayed at the Franklin Victorian B&B during winter break. Although it was FREEZING and we could really not enjoy any outdoor activities, it was still very nice to just stay inside all day. I would highly recommend this B&B and the breakfast was AMAZING!
5 on January 10, 2014
This was an amazing place to stay, made you feel right at home. Everything was provided and there were so many things that we did not expect. I can't wait to come back!
5 on December 27, 2013
A place where you can go and be right at home. ( No place like home.)
4.4 on December 11, 2013
Beautiful B&B. Well run- gracious hosts, delicious breakfast.
5 on December 06, 2013
The Franklin Victorian B & B and Jennifer share a wonderful escape from the hectic pace of our everyday lives. It was a pleasure to ALL the senses and a chance to sit back, relax, enjoy delectable smells & tastes, and Jennifer doing it all with a smile. :) Dee & Dee at the B & B
Dee and Dee, it was wonderful to meet you! I am so glad we are half way for each of you to get together..talk and talk and laugh and laugh. I am glad you had a relaxing time! See you again soon!
5 on November 27, 2013
My husband and I stayed 2 nights in the Master Bedroom and it was wonderful! The bed is comfortable, the sheets are so soft, and the fireplace kept us warm and cozy. Jennifer is so warm and friendly, and does an excellent job keeping the place running with the help of her husband Steve. The food for breakfast was amazing both mornings, I would love to be able to eat it every day! (Jennifer has a few of her recipes on the website). We will definitely be going back to visit again, hopefully soon, and will be recommending the B&B to others.
We are happy we provide you with an amazing stay in the season of "Winter Cuddling Time". We look forward to seeing you again.
5 on November 21, 2013
We had our very first experience staying at a B & B in October 2013. We stayed at the Franklin Victorian in Sparta, WI. Jennifer was a wonderful hostess and filled every need possible. The room was decorated beautifuly and the food was delicious! After staying at two other B & B's since, by far, the Franklin Victorian is the BEST!!!! Des Moines, Ia
5 on November 17, 2013
Clean, safe, refreshing, and enjoyable are all easy adjectives to use when describing this amazing B&B. I would recommend it to anyone.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy you have an Amazing time and thank you for recommending us to others!
4.6 on November 12, 2013
5 on October 28, 2013
6 of us drive in from Minneapolis and Chicago and meet halfway for a Thursday to Sunday weaving and crafting weekend. The past 2 years have been at the Franklin Victorian B&B in Sparta. We rent the whole house so that we can set up looms and other crafting gear. (We have a lot!) Jennifer made plenty of space available: This year, she placed her furnishings in the back room against the wall, remembering that we did so last year. She handled every request we made - from iron and ironing board to dietary considerations, recommendations, information, and directions. We love walking to downtown Sparta - one cafe after another, a yarn shop, and a quilt shop. We include an afternoon at the nearby Cura Spa, and new this year: a trip down to Avalanche to visit Avalanche Weavers. How did we find out about them? Jennifer wrote us an Email a few weeks prior to our visit. Loved this scenic side trip. As others have called out, Jennifer and Steve are wonderful hosts. Thoughtful amenities, lovely, comfortable bedding. A variety of bath configurations from a claw foot tub to showers with full body sprays to a whirlpool. Jennifer makes lovely breakfasts with beautiful presentations. She creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere, making us feel at home. How did my sister summarize it? "This place has it all."
To my Weaving ladies- THANK YOU!
4.0 on October 24, 2013
Love the bike trail. Our stay was wonderful in the suite.
5 on October 21, 2013
Staying at the BB was outstanding
We are very happy we "exceeded your expectation". We look forward to hosting you again. Thank you
4.8 on October 15, 2013
Beautiful/charming place! Very clean and well equipped rooms. The owners were very accomodating and friendly. Breakfast was delicious! Will definitely be back and bring my bike with me next time! Will definitely reccomend to friends!
3.6 on October 11, 2013
Very clean and neat. had everything anybody could need!
5 on October 09, 2013
My husband and I celebrated my birthday by treating ourselves to a stay at this wonderful B&B and we were not disappointed! We experienced a wonderful atmosphere, attentive staff and great food. All at a reasonable price. We'll be back.
5 on October 08, 2013
The Franklin Victorian B & B was a great mini moon. We stayed in the Franklin Suite which has a unique layout and great ammenities. The breakfasts were amazingly delicious both days! The hosts were friendly and very knowledgable about the house history & area!
4.4 on October 07, 2013
Colors were beautiful on the trail. Jennifer made some outstanding breakfasts.
5 on October 02, 2013
Wonderful! Attention to detail unlike any other. Beautiful home, great breakfast and a truly wonderful hostess, Ms. Jennifer. We stayed two nights would move in if we could. The bike shuttle service is a great amenity well worth using. Anyone would love it here. DjK
Thank you so much and we are happy you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the shuttle and the Elroy-Sparta Bike trail. We had a wonderful meeting you!
5 on September 30, 2013
A must stay for everyone.
So happy you had a Awesome time!
4.6 on September 26, 2013
BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC HOME IN A LOVELY COMMUNITY. Our room was a great space. Very clean. Quality bed and bath linens. Comfy bed. Nice plush feather pillows. All the amenities to make for a pleasant stay. Lots of info on the area. Delicious breakfast of porridge with fruit, breakfast pie, sausage, melon, cranberry scone, juice and coffee. Delightful hostess and stimulating conversation with fellow guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Highly recommended.
3.0 on September 22, 2013
The home was beautiful, the history provided was great, but my husband felt as if we weren't really welcome. There seemed to be something strained with the innkeeper, and he said he didn't feel as if we should have been there.
We wish you would have talked with us personally than noting in a review. We take our guests care and our business very seriously and we are sorry you had felt this way. We have never had this and I would hope others will always feel welcome to talk with us in person to make sure we get the issue or concerns corrected. Thank you for taking the time to write and we wish we would have known while you were here to correct with you.
5 on September 20, 2013
Beautiful home,great breakfast and hospitality! We stayed in the Master Suite and loved it! We will be back to stay again.
5 on September 17, 2013
We loved our stay at this B&B - everything was wonderful. Jennifer and Steve were the perfect hosts and the food was awesome. It was so peaceful and relaxing, they thought of everything. We will go back!
5 on September 17, 2013
Love getting away for a day or two and coming to Jennifer & Steve's to be pampered after a great time on the bike trails. Met some great folks from three states as well and had a good time getting to know them and the experiences they've had. Looking forward to our next visit
5 on September 10, 2013
We can't imagine a more lovely and lovingly cared for place to stay than the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn in Sparta. It was an opportunity to step back in time one hundred years and enjoy a type of gracious living long forgotten in today's hectic world. The Inn is a treasure we shall remember as a place to which we will return again.
4.2 on September 06, 2013
Charming historic home with all the comforts plus. Inn keeper was great and provided history and a great breakfast. Highly recommended.
5 on August 29, 2013
Laura and Dale Ludwig
5 on August 27, 2013
We spent 2 nights at the FV B&B with our son and his wife. We drove up from Chicago with little preplanning. Jennifer provided us with a warm welcome and helpful information about the trails,local restaurants & the house itself but left us alone to enjoy the amenities. Coffee was available before breakfast was served & cold drinks were available 24/7. Both breakfasts were beautifully presented & delicious. The house itself is a gem & the location allowed us to ride a different trail each day. Jennifer & Steve presented the right balance of hospitality and professionalism, very respectful of our privacy yet friendly.
Sometimes the short planned and out of the blue get a ways are the best and we are happy to help you plan and make your trip and stay with us the best it can be!
5 on August 19, 2013
We had an excellent stay at the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast of Sparta, Wi. Everything was outstanding! The breakfast that was served each and every time was delicious! Jennifer is an amazing chef and a fantastic hostess! We would highly recommend this B&B and would not hesitate to stay here again! Thank you Jennifer for the great time.
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review and we are very happy you had a outstanding time while staying here with us and we look forward to your return!
5 on August 15, 2013
Lodging: 113 year old pristine Victorian with good times to be had on the front porch. Food: Amazing breakfasts in Victorian dining room; makes you feel like royalty! Fun: Bike trails galore. Extra Mile: After returning home we received a call from the owner saying that a sun hat had been left behind and would be mailed to us the following day! That's definitely going the extra mile!
Our extra mile is your extra mile and we are happy to do whatever it maybe for you during and after your stay.
5 on August 09, 2013
My husband and I did a five day bike tour staying at various B & B's along the way, with the Franklin Victorian being one of them. Jennifer made us feel very welcomed and Jennifer and Steve have obviously put a lot of effort into doing everything they can to provide guests with all of the comforts of home and making them feel pampered. We truly enjoyed our stay and have already started talking to our adult kids about going here together some weekend and making a biking and B&B family weekend of it!
Our home is your home and we want everyone who comes and visit us and stay with us to feel comfortable and have a wonderful time! We pride our B&B and want you to feel pampered when you stay.
5 on August 05, 2013
Check out the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast. This is an elegant, cozy and beautiful Queen Ann right in the heart of Sparta Wisconsin. It is gorgeous inside and out. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic. And wait until you see the rooms- spacious, extremely comfortable, lovely experience top to bottom. We can't wait to stay there again.
Best Kept and thank you for taking the time to write and we are so happy you had a wonderful time and a great experience.
3.6 on July 31, 2013
This beautiful Victorian house has amazing woodwork detail. The breakfast was above our expectations. We appreciated the car shuttle service to allow a one-way bike trip on the Sparta-Elroy trail. Less indoor deodorizing would be appreciated.
5 on July 29, 2013
From the time we checked in we knew this was something special... the beautiful room,the amazing breakfast and transport to the bike trail are just the tip of the iceberg. Jennifer and Steve have the best B & B ever!! Can't wait to go back! Anne & John Vietmeyer
Thank you Anne and John. We did have a great time meeting you and talking with you. What great experience we had also. See you again soon.
3.4 on July 24, 2013
This is a beautiful older home. The owner was friendly and breakfast was wonderful. Our room was filled with little "extra" touches that made our stay very enjoyable. The bed was super comfortable with lovely linens. It was very enjoyable.
We are so happy you had an enjoyable time while you stayed here with us. Thank you!
4.8 on July 23, 2013
We will definitely stay here again. Great location. Beautiful home and the innkeeper is so nice!
We look forward to your return as we look forward to many of our returning guests and friends. Thank you
5 on July 18, 2013
What stands out about the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is their attention to detail. Jennifer understands that the most important detail to providing a great stay for her guests is warm hospitality. Everything she does shows her anticipation of her guests' needs and her desire for them to feel at home while staying there. The Inn is immaculate and has an interesting history. It is beautifully decorated. The rooms are spacious and have everything a guest needs. Yet, there is so much more that makes this B & B so special - outstanding breakfasts, early morning coffee available on second floor, a refrigerator for guests to use, snacks and beverages readily accessible for guests, great advice on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trails, good recommendations for local restaurants, locked bike storage and Jennifer's genuine interest in her guests. We have stayed at a variety of Bed & Breakfast Inns - but never have we felt so at home as at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast. We will go back again. Jerry and Barb
Jerry and Barb, Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day and to write a very nice review that we so much appreciate. We enjoy what we do and we enjoy all our guests. It makes me love what I do daily, because our guest are the most important part of my job! We want to make you feel special and we want you to have the best customer service during your stay. We look forward to your return stay and seeing and talking with you again! Till the next time we fluff your pillows... :)
5 on July 16, 2013
What a fantastic B&B. Jennifer was warm and welcomed us with a tour and history of the Franklin House. Our room was beautiful, with so many comforting "extra touches". My husband enjoyed the cookies and candy left for guests. I appreciated the coffee brought up at 7:30 before breakfast. Jennifer even gave us the weather reports for the day. The strawberry soup and blueberry French toast was so yummy. Jennifer helped us with recommendations for dining out and was just so nice to visit with. I will be recommending the Franklin House to my friends.
There is nothing else better to wake up to and get a great cup of coffee and relax and enjoy your morning here at the B&B. Thank you for your kind remarks and we are so glad you had a wonderful stay and we will see you again. Thank you
4.8 on July 15, 2013
Loved this place! My wife and I felt pampered to the max and enjoyed our stay. Looking forward to returning again some time very soon.
Honeymoons are the best time to relax and celebrate the time you have with each other! We are happy to make your stay here some of the best memories for you. Thank you
5 on July 14, 2013
We stayed three night's for a relaxing,vacation get away.July 1,2,3.My husband and I Loved our 1st stay at The Franklin Victorian Bed&Breakfast so much,that we just knew with every ounce of our soul's,that we would be staying at the B&B this time while visiting Sparta WI.The Victorian Home is so beautiful,spacious,comfortable and inviting!!!!!The Inn Keeper's,Jennifer and Steve,they are so friendly,kind,and caring,that you will consider them your "best friend's","extended Family member's'' after knowing them!!!!! Your private room,bath,siting area they are so comfortable,peaceful,and supply every thing you need!!!!! Jennifer makes the "best home made cookie's every night to put out by your room and fresh coffee in the morning to go with them!!!!They have candy,snack's,drink's available for you in between meal's.Jennifer makes the most delectable, gourmet breakfast every mourning during your stay!!!!!After staying at The Franklin Victorian B&B you will with out a doubt say "I have found my Heaven on Earth experience". Sincerely,Extremely,Happy customer's Scott & Kelly Schable.
Scott and Kelly, we are happy to provide you the best customer service and make your stay with us "Heaven on Earth" and we are extremely happy you have come to visit us again and we always will look forward to seeing you again.
5 on July 11, 2013
The home is beautiful with carved oak and stained glass. The room (The Master Suite) was gorgeous with the most comfortable king bed and wonderful linen. The room was so quiet, no creaks or hot water pipes banging as sometimes with a older home. A small refrigerator is available just outside your door and early morning coffee set out with a gourmet breakfast soon to follow. Home made cookies in the jar for whenever. We both slept so well there. We brought our bikes up to take advantage of the world class bike trails and stored them safely in their garage. Steve shuttled us 18 miles out so our ride was one way and slightly downhill. That was great! Steve and Jennifer are both very gracious and are doing what they were born to do. When you add this to the beauty of the driftless area, the hiking, biking, verdent farms, friendly people-well, you know we're going back. Book it!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful and kind words in your review. It was wonderful to be your hostess.
4.0 on July 10, 2013
It was wonderful!!!!
5 on June 30, 2013
Our stay at Franklin was fantastic. Jennifer thinks of everything, right down to the soap. The Victorian is in outstanding condition and we loved our stay. Gary & Dee
Gary and Dee, Thank you for your very kind words and we do want to think of everything even to our special soaps, so you do have an outstanding stay here with us. See you soon again when traveling to this area.
4.8 on June 14, 2013
We could not have asked for more during our visit to the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast. Our room (the Master Suite) was lovely, the location provides many outdoor activities, and Jennifer's breakfasts are to die for!!! We will be back in the falll! Everette and Diane
Thank you Everette and Diane for taking the time to write a review. We appreicate it and we are do happy you loved your room and your stay with us!
5 on June 12, 2013
This was our third trip to Sparta and our third stay at the Franklin Victorian~we brought some friends who loved it and met some other guests that quickly became new friends as well! We enjoyed lounging on the beautiful front porch relaxing and spending time with friends. Jennifer & Steve do an outstanding job at hosting you in a truly beautiful gem of a home. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and every consideration has been made to make your stay comfortable. The home is gorgous with all original woodwork, charm and beautiful craftmanship. That is why we will go back again and again! The breakfast was amazing as usual and Jennifer really knows how to fill you up for your day of biking! The shuttle service is a great perk so you can enjoy the entire trail. This is truly a wonderful place to stay and we look forward to going back again! Thanks so much for such a great weekend getaway!
We know you and we are so happy you had a great time again and So did We! I look forward to you staying with us and get so excited to see you both. We loved your friends and we are glad you got your bike trip in. Keep in touch!
5 on June 10, 2013
My husband and I celebrated our 28th anniversary here and had a wonderful time. From the moment we stepped onto the front porch and were greeted by the other guests it felt very welcoming! Jennifer came out to meet us and took us in and gave us a history tour of the house. The original woodwork is in perfect shape, simply beautiful. We stayed in the Frankilin room and loved it, every thing was imaculate and comfy,especially those bed sheets...felt like silk! The breakfasts were phenomenal! The attention and service given to us by Jennifer and Steve was perfect, they were available when needed yet you didn't feel like you were in someone else's house. We will definitely stay again! The friends we met made our anniversary unforgettable! Thanks for the memories!
First time at a B&B can be a unique experience and we are so happy you had a wonderful time. It is the only way to travel and I am sure you are hooked on B&B's forever. We look forward to seeing you again soon in Sparta, WI.
5 on May 28, 2013
Cozy comfortable room + a breakfast that will get you through any bike ride - we did 20 mi. with 2 tunnels - Jennifer is the best!
5 on May 21, 2013
Comfortable beds, quiet atmosphere, and wonderful breakfast. Would definitely go back. Close to the Sparta/Elroy Bike trail and to downtown Sparta. Would highly recommend anyone to try it out!
5 on May 19, 2013
Truly a "never stay in a hotel again " experience! Everything about the hosts and the B&B itself was outstanding. We WILL stay here again, and probably everytime we go to Sparta. Jennifers cooking and Steve's waiting on us was great. Thanks so much. Randy & Bette B.
We are so happy to share your Anniversary with you. It is always a celebration and congrats!
5 on May 19, 2013
A great place to go back in time and relax. The breakfast is wonderful and healthy. The home is beautiful with two downstairs sitting rooms for guests. They have lots of reading material, games, and information of all kinds on the surrounding area. We loved our stay.
Customer Service is our #1 goal and we always Aim to please in whatever we can do for guests. Thank you for taking the time to review!
5 on May 13, 2013
My husband & I have stayed at many B&B's in the US. The Franklin St. Inn was comfortable, was a good location, and Jennifer was a perfect hostess giving us a tour, and answering our questions, but not being around too much. Our room was spacious and had a wonderful couch for sitting and reading on. The bed linens are awesome and the bed was soooo comfortable. We'll definitely stay here again!
We are do happy we are one of the top B&B's you have stay at. We are thankful for you staying with us, and we are so happy to meet you and look forward to you coming back. It was great to be your hostess!
5 on March 20, 2013
This inn is undoubtedly one of the nicest original Victorian homes we have encountered. We especially appreciated Jennifer's attention to our comfort. She also encouraged us to enjoy the main floor rooms in the house (-the cosy fireplace welcomed us as we recovered from a snowy drive). Breakfast was fabulous. Loved the baked grapefruit and cranberry muffin. The Franklin Victorian Is certainly recommended for B&B lovers!
3.8 on March 18, 2013
We have never been to a B&B so this was our first experience. We were pretty impressed and will return. The only drawback was not knowing what was on the breakfast menu the next day. They do give you a card and ask if there are any dietary restrictions. We misunderstood what they were asking exactly if it was either allergies or stuff we just did not like. My hubby is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. There was yogurt and cream cheese filling on one of the pastries to which he is unable to eat any of it. However we will remember for next time to put that down. The tour and history of the B&B was amazing! just great history and the inn keeper was wonderful and very respectful of privacy. We really enjoyed ourselves!
5 on January 07, 2013
My husband and I decided we wanted to do something fun with our siblings and we found out that the Franklin Victorian B&B offered a Murder Mystery night. Jennifer made the experience fun and the dinner she cooked for us was excellent. The beds were wonderful, food was great and a good time was had by all. We look forward to coming back again. If you want a fun evening with family or friends I would suggest the Murder Mystery night.
5 on December 17, 2012
We loved our stay, quiet, romantic and a beautiful home! Will likely return for another anniversary!
4.8 on November 23, 2012
We are long-time fans of the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast system, and we almost always head for a Wisconsin B & B for our short get-aways. We chose the Franklin Victorian in Sparta this time because of the bike trails and bike rentals--which worked for us even though we were off-season. We knew the B&B would be good, but we didn't expect it to be so perfect. Our hostess, Jennifer, is a pro. Everything from the luxurious sheets, to the supply of games, to early coffee outside the room, to suggestions about activities and places to go, to snuggly robes--it was just so welcoming and comfortable that we were sorry, after three nights, when we had to leave. I'm pretty sure we'll return, probably with relatives in tow. This is a terrific get-away spot--great value, attractive surroundings, friendly town. I miss it now as I'm writing about it!
4.2 on November 17, 2012
Very warm, relaxing, and inviting atmosphere! Amenities aplenty and so greatly appreciated the hospitality of the hosts in answering questions & guiding us to recommended places in the area! Love the close-ness to the downtown Sparta, as well! A definite return to in the future, I hope!
5 on November 10, 2012
My husband and I have been to a lot of bed and breakfasts over the years. This is one of my favorites. It's a beautiful home with lots of wonderful woodwork, very well kept up and beautifully decorated. Very homey and comfy. And there were so many extra touches - robes and slippers provided, candles (flameless) , some snacks left in the room for us as well as a snack/drink area for the guests with drinks, coffee and all the fixings, wine glasses and other glasses we could use, even some essentials in the bathroom in case you forget your own. Just a lot of little details that we appreciated. We stayed in the Master Bedroom because we wanted a fireplace. Our room was very nice with a comfortable king size bed. We took a peak at the other rooms also and they all were very nice. Breakfasts were great too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway.
5 on October 29, 2012
We visit the Franklin Victorian B & B often and always experience the same great service and friendly welcome. We recommend it to all who come to Sparta to enjoy biking, the quaint downtown, dining and many other features. Carol and George
5 on October 16, 2012
This B&B has so many extras for the reasonable price you pay. Available 24 hours are tea, candy, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, hot and cold water, soda and juice and much more. The breakfast was awesome and we deeded a container to go because of the amount of food served. WE WILL BE BACK.
5 on October 14, 2012
Three brothers and their wives have been exploring B&B's once a year for 20 years. We have many experiences to compare. Jennifer's welcome was warm and genuine. She gave us a tour through the entire house, explaining some of it's history. The rooms were nicely decorated (not overcrowded with knick knacks). The sheets and coverings were quite wonderful. She gave us a good recommendation for dinner, which we thouroughly enjoyed. Unfortunately, it was raining the whole time we were there, but we still were able to go for a short walk. The breakfast was delicious and beautiful...fresh fruit w/hot almond flavored cereal, wild rice quiche, sausage, and banana muffins w/ sliced bananas and caramel sauce, juice, and coffee/tea. Her husband, Steve, was an efficient and friendly server. I would recommend the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast for a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
3.8 on October 05, 2012
We came to Sparta to enjoy the bike trails. Wonderful accommodations, very peaceful and relaxing. Will come again next year.
4.0 on October 05, 2012
My wife and I stayed three nights at the Franklin Victorian in Sparta on our grand daughter's recommendation. It is less than a block from her home, so location was very important to us. The house is a gorgeous Victorian and the rooms are very comfortable. The breakfasts were amazing, and we enjoyed meeting and visiting with the bicyclists. We will definitely stay again when in Sparta.
4.8 on September 15, 2012
This historic home has all of the qualities of a great b&b. Our stay in the Master Suite was only one night but we wished we could've stayed longer. All the touches of home were there--lotions & bath amenities, two soft chairs, table & chairs for eating in-room, wine accessories, coffee & tea accessories, chocolates, games, reading material & the best bed & sheets ever. Jennifer is an excellent cook & hostess and gave us much helpful & informative information about the region. We stay in many b&b's and this is one of our new favorites. Bill & Molly Alward
4.6 on September 07, 2012
Everything about this B&B makes you feel like you are in your own home, except you are not cooking and cleaning up a kitchen. Highly recoommended on all levels: owners, facilities and service all first class.
4.6 on September 05, 2012
We so enjoyed our stay at the Franklin B and B last weekend. The home is beautifuly restored, with original woodwork and stained glass windows. The owners pay close attention to every detail to make you feel welcome from extra ammentities to games to candy dishes, to providing assistance with finding local bicycle trails. The breakfasts were so artfully displayed and delicious. I would highly recommend this B and B to anyone!
5 on August 22, 2012
An all-around wonderful inn! Beautiful home, very clean, close to downtown, fantastic breakfast, and beds with wonderful sheets. We especially enjoyed sitting on the large front porch in the wicker rocking chairs, sipping our morning coffee and tea. The innkeepers invited us to put our motorcycles in the garage, out of the overnight rain. And if you are a chocolate lover, this place is for you...little bowls of it sprinkled around the entire home. :)
4.6 on July 25, 2012
A beautiful , historic home in the established center of the city only a few blocks from downtown shopping and very good restaurants. A peaceful place and easy to find, they cater to bikers with storage and shuttle rides but the best part is the amazing breakfasts customized to your desires. Highly recommentded.
5 on July 24, 2012
We stayed 2 nights and were very impressed with the Franklin Victorian B & B. The house is a treasure and Jennifer and Steve are very warm and welcoming. We will definitely stay there again. It is one of the best B & B experiences we have had.
5 on July 23, 2012
This was our first experience with a B & B and we have been told by other guests that we are now spoiled by having started with the best. My wife and I really enjoyed our two night stay. Jennifer and Steve have a great establishment and really know how to do things right. Dan & Kathy
5 on July 21, 2012
The woodwork and general interior of the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast are the most beautiful of any inn where we have stayed. The food and all amenities are exquisite. We highly recommend the Franklin Victorian.
5 on July 18, 2012
Our stay at the Franklin Victorian B&B was on the last night of our 2-week vacation. During these 2 weeks, we had stayed at 2 other B&Bs and 8 different hotels. My husband surprised me with roses and strawberries waiting for our arrival! Jennifer was great with sharing details of the house and history of various pieces of furniture. Breakfast was filling and very yummy! They also host Murder Mysteries of which we hope to experience. I especially liked the accessibility and privacy as we had a key to our room and also the entrance to come and go as needed.
5 on July 15, 2012
Everything about the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is top notch. The house has been wonderfully maintained and is impeccably clean. The woodwork is beautiful. Jennifer has obviously spent some time with the intricate details of the decorations in the house as well as in the landscaping surrounding the property. The breakfasts were wonderful, especially liked the wild rice quiche. Yum! The love of her home and her business is apparent. Jennifer is a great hostess. The B&B is located less than one mile from the bike trail. Jennifer also has a huge library of other entertainment options as well as restaurant menus to satisfy every taste or whim. You won't be disappointed with your stay at this B&B.
5 on July 11, 2012
This was the perfect weekend combination. We had a lovely stay at the Franklin B&B and also biked the Sprata Elroy trail. The Franklin B&B was the perfect touch for a fun weekend. The home is so beautiful and immaculately maintained. Jennifer and Steve are very gracious and accommodating hosts. The breakfasts were delicious and graciously served in the dining room. We'll definitely make this a repeat weekend.
We are so happy you had a nice and fun time here with us. Thank you for the kind review.
4.2 on July 09, 2012
This is a great B&B. I highly recomend it. Jennifer is a fine host. The Elroy-Sparta bike trail is fun also.
This year the fun is in Sparta and biking the Elroy-Sparta bike trail.
4.4 on June 28, 2012
The owners were wonderful and went out of their way to make sure our questions were answered and that our stay was a great experience!
5 on June 26, 2012
A perfectly maintained historical home, inviting, relaxing, convenient location, amiable hosts. Charming historical town set in lovely countryside. Great coffee shop nearby, stroll through tree-lined neighborhood, inspect varied architecture of the town. Makes an extremely pleasant get-away with tons of local activities and sights, and the best option for lodging if you're visiting relatives in the area like we were!!
We are always happy when families can share time together. We all need to slow down and take time for family and other who are special in our lives. Glad you had a nice time and we look forward to see you again.
5 on June 18, 2012
Wonderful stay. Wonderful food. Wonderful service. All the reviews said it all.....Wonderful B&B!
Thank you and we are happy we provide peace and quiet for you during your stay with us.
4.8 on June 12, 2012
We loved our stay at the Franklin Victorian B&B. Our room had a whirlpool bathtub and we certainly used it! Only draw back was the full bed - a queen would have been nicer since we're used to sleeping on a king and we're not tiny people. Our hostess answered our e-mails promptly, drove us to Kendall for our 32 mile bike ride, answered all questions! We'd stay there again.
5 on June 11, 2012
Need a couple days of R&R (riding the rail trail) or just regular rest & relaxing ? Look no further than here. A pure delight to stay, every comfort Jennifer has thought of so you feel pampered and well cared for. Our first B&B stay ever and so happy to have done it.
5 on May 21, 2012
We came to the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast for a mini vacation after the end of tax season for my husband and to try biking on the Elroy Sparta Trail. We were a little too early for the trail, but the experience at the Franklin made up for it. We cannot say enough about this Bed and Breakfast. Jennifer is an awesome host, the room was so very nice and the breakfasts were amazing. A little piece of heaven on this earth!! We definitely will be back and whether we can bike or not it does not matter, we will come just to stay here again. Keep up the great work Jennifer, although it seems for you this isn't "work", you enjoy what you do and it shows in every little detail...
4.6 on May 21, 2012
The room was beautiful and unbelievably quiet. The extra amenities were endless. The food was excellent and the hostess was very gracious and helpful. It was a perfect weekend. We plan to stay again.
4.2 on May 10, 2012
The accomodations we awesome, very friendly owners. Clean, beautiful, quient and relaxing. We participated in a murder mystery while there and that too was a great and very fun experience, one that I would recommend. The dinner wasn't great but it is obvious that breakfast is their specialty!!! Those were fantastic! It's a great place to get away with your spouse for a romantic weekend or a small group of friends. We would definately recommend it !!! Thank you Jennifer and Steve
5 on January 25, 2012
We had a very pleasant stay. The accommodations were wonderful, the food was delicious. There were a lot of little extra touches to make our time there very enjoyable!
4.0 on January 15, 2012
We decided to take a trip to a place close to home in order to celebrate a graduation, and the turning of a new year. The Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast was the perfect place to escape to!
4.6 on December 12, 2011
This is a beautiful & historic B&B. We were very impressed with the rooms, the service, the breakfast and our historic tour of the B&B. We highly recommend the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Sparta Wisconsin!
4.6 on November 26, 2011
This was truley a romantic setting, so much I proposed to my sweet Dawn Marie, a brillant diamond ring, for her to wear forever and ever. Very comfy, quiet, and awesome snacks available just outside our door.
4.0 on October 30, 2011
My husband and I were looking for a quick, overnight date-- just looking for some quiet alone-together time away from the kids and hustle and bustle of daily life. Franklin Victorian B&B was a perfect choice! It started as soon as we walked into the house, met by Jennifer, ready for a quick (interesting) tour of this beautiful home. She was also ready with several ideas for restaurant choices and things to do. If you're going out for dinner, Angelini's IS the place to go! A nice, quiet town--the perfect place to relax and refuel! Jennifer & Steve were wonderful hosts!
5 on October 20, 2011
Great breakfasts. Actually tried some of the recipes at home/ Thanks
5 on October 11, 2011
I can't say enough about the wonderful experience we had at Franklin Inn. We spent two very relaxing and nostalgic days at this inn. The food was delicious, the coffee wonderful and the hostess and host were present but definitely not imposing. We sat on the front porch and visited with friends each morning and evening and filled the remainder of the day with bike riding in the immediate area. It was a relaxing weekend for two very busy people. Thank you for making it so pleasant!
Relaxing in History is a wonderful thing to do. It takes you back to a simple time when life was not so rushed. We want all out guests to relax and have a wonderful stay. We are so happy we completed that for you and we look forward to your return stay.
4.4 on October 10, 2011
What a true gem to find ... place is spectacular ... will definately stay here any chance we are in Sparta. So friendly!!
This Fall was a perfect season this year and we are so happy you stayed with us in October. We look forward to your return.
5 on October 02, 2011
This was our second visit. The inn is spotless and so relaxing. Breakfast was awesome. Jennifer is a natural as a B&B host. We will be back.
We love our guests and we are so happy for your return stay with us.
5 on September 30, 2011
This place was beautiful, romantic, and tranquil. Jennifer was so nice and the food was terrific. We loved it.
4.8 on September 26, 2011
This B & B is wonderful. It is within walking distance to the local restaraunts. The Inn is beautiful and a lot of thought and effort has gone into making sure the little things are there to add warmth and a homey feeling to your stay. She has warm homemade cookies, dishes of chocolates scattered about, and drinks both hot and cold available for your needs. The breakfast is our favorite. The food is homemade and absolutely delicious. We feel like royalty when we stay at the Franklin Victorian. And the hostess is social when you want her to be, and informative of her communities happenings. We absolutely love staying here, and am sure we will be back again and again.
I am so happy you had a nice time and a perfect getaway. Thank you for taking the time to complete the reveiw and we would forward to see you again soon.
5 on September 25, 2011
We were celebrating our 35th Anniversary and we were not disappointed. The Franklin Victorian B&B is a very romantic place to stay. The little things mean alot...robes and slippers, chocolates, fireplace, games, table for two in the room, luxurious linens and an MP3 player. We had a wonderful stay, but much too short...we were whisked away....we will be returning next year! The breakfast....picture perfect and wonderfully delicious. Thank you Jennifer and Steve!!!
Happy Anniversary again and we are so happy it was a memorable one, while staying here with us at our B&B. We are happy you had a nice time in Sparta and will be returning next year. We look forward to seeing you again.
4.6 on September 21, 2011
We arrived too early and made ourselves at home on the porch. While eating our lunch, the innkeeper returned home but did not greet us. We thought she could have greeted us, even if she did not think her dress was appropriate. Her references for dinner were great and her breakfasts were superb, everything about the inn was very nice.
Thank you for taking the time and I am sorry you did not hear me say Hello. It was Noon and I had returned from shopping to find people eating on our porch was quite a surprise but was just fine. I want to prepare all things for our guests so when they arrive at check in time we are completly ready for their arrival and ready to serve and help your guests. We are very happy you had a nice time biking, staying with us and our area. We look forward to your return to the area.
4.8 on September 15, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast. It was beautifully decorated and had a warm feel after a long day of biking. The innkeeper was welcoming and helpful with our questions. One of the highlights was the bedding. Those sheets are awesome and as previously described very "creamy". I couldn't resist getting a set for myself. We will definitely return for another stay.
Everyone needs Summer Get A Ways and we are happy you had a nice time while here in Sparta at our B&B. We get many descriptions of creamy, buttery, super soft of our wonderful sheets. We are happy to make sure our guests can take a little memory home with them. We look forward to your return and we hope you are enjoying your sheets! Let us know when you need more.
5 on August 29, 2011
We wanted to do something extra special to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and choosing the Franklin Victorian B&B as well as the Sparta area really met our expectations. The home is beyond beautiful…all of the special touches throughout are just intriguing (the details are spectacular). I could easily run out of positive adjectives to describe this B&B! Jen is a sweet hostess and it’s obvious that she appreciates the beauty and history of her home. It was very nice to have a choice to eat breakfast in our room, simply because we wanted this to be a laid-back weekend without the need to be up and dressed by a certain time, etc. The breakfasts were scrumptious, as were the chocolate chip cookies that were baked fresh every night (oh, and the chocolate candies that were set out in little baskets throughout the home were super yummy too)! Saturday morning we biked on the Elroy-Sparta trail to Norwalk and back. We were pleasantly surprised that the trail wasn’t very busy at all! We really enjoyed meeting the owner and bartender at “Lil’s” in Norwalk (where we stopped for a cold drink before heading back to Sparta) and the small chats we had with some of the other bikers on the trail. Overall, the weather was gorgeous, the hospitality amazing, the bike ride was peaceful, the accommodations were wonderful, and the food was delicious! We had a really great time….it was a perfect anniversary!! Thanks, Jen! John and Sheri, Mankato, MN.
Thank you John and Sheri, Happy 10th we look forward to your 11th when we hope you will return to stay with us again. We are very happy you had a wonderful stay.
5 on August 27, 2011
What a great bed and breakfast! Jennifer was wonderful and shared with us her house and the history of the bed and breakfast. The room was perfect and everything you could think of was there for us to use...very thoughtful! Breakfast was awesome and we left with full stomaches for the bike trail! Thanks for the wonderful vacation! We will definitely be back! Phil and Sharon
5 on August 08, 2011
Franklin Victorian B&B in Sparta, WI is an awesome place to stay while visiting Sparta. Jennifer and Steve are very gracious and welcoming. From the history to all the little touches, Jennifer goes out of her way to make sure your stay at FVBB is everything you want it to be. She is fantastic cook. We will definitely stay there again when we are in Sparta. Thanks Jennifer and Steve for being such great hosts!
Thank you so much for the kind words and you are awesome guests too!
5 on August 02, 2011
Jennifer was a warm & inviting host. Her demeanor was that of "I would like to serve you!" on a scale of 1-10 I would rate this B&B a 15!
Wow- Huge Thank you!
4.8 on July 24, 2011
Jennifer is a wonderful host. Everything we needed was there or Jennifer made it happen. We felt so relaxed and at home. The breakfast was wonderful. Wish we could have stayed longer, but we will be back.
We pride our selves in serving our guests with the best customer service we can and we are happy that you had a wonderful stay at our B&B.
5 on July 21, 2011
I stayed at this B&B in 1994. I was ecstatic to come back in 2011 to discover it is still airy, immaculate, beautiful, quiet, and safe!
We were not the owners of property in 1994 but have made many new friends and have been able to host many new guests. We are happy you came back to Sparta for a visit and had a wonderful time.
5 on July 13, 2011
Jennifer is a gracious hostess, sharing information about the home and the area. Everything is glistening-clean, and there are "extra touches" at every turn. To top it off, the breakfast is superb.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a nice review about our B&B. I love what I do and meeting the people make it even more wonderful!
4.0 on July 12, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed the visit with my sisters back to the "big house". It brought back some wonderful memories of my younger years. It was a pleasure to meet Jen Dunn, and see what she had done to the house. A truly wonderful experience to sleep in my bedroom of the 60's. Thanks Jen for your exceptional hospitality. Great time! Elda (Dutton) Hinch.
I was so happy that you shared your pictures and family stories about living in this house when you were young. It is a piece of my puzzle I feel I know about more about with the history of the property. It was truly wonderful to meet you all. Thank you again for sharing and look forward to your next visit.
5 on July 09, 2011
We had an amazing time. The Franklin was very clean and cozy. Very quiet and relaxing after a long day of biking the Elroy-Sparta trail. Breakfast was great both days and we would recommend this to everyone.
Riding the Elroy-Sparta bike trail is a highlight of the area recreation and we are so happy that you came. After the long ride we know that NAPS are very important, so we love providing you the privacy and a cozy place to be. Thank you and look forward to your return stay.
4.0 on July 05, 2011
Quick trip to the area to bike the trail from Elroy to Sparta. The Inn is conveniently located within walking distance to an assortment of dining options, perfect for evening stroll. Jennifer was ever so helpful helping us find a local winery to visit on our way back home. Breakfast was fabulous.
So happy you were able to fit in a stop at the Winery on your way home from staying with us. Glad to be of help and look forward to your visit to the SW Hidden Vallies area again.
5 on June 28, 2011
Each year we go on a biking weekend with three other couples, so the Franklin B&B was perfect for us. Jennifer is great and even provided plates and silverware for our hors d'oeuvres.The breakfasts were delicious. We loved sitting on the front porch. The Inn is very cozy & comfortable. Great location. We plan to go back. John & Judy
Thank you so much John and Judy, we are so happy that you and your friends had a wonderful time, shared memories, ate, and laughed...and also did some biking together. It was wonder metting you all and I hope we see you again next year for yur annual trip.
4.8 on June 28, 2011
The Franklin Victorian B&B was a beautiful, peaceful place to stay. The historic site has been beautifully maintained, the room was great, and the sheets were really soft. Jennifer was very welcoming and even willing to accommodate my special dietary requests for breakfast. I'd definitely recommend staying here.
Yes, our guests love our soft sheets and they can even get some to purchase so they can take home with them. We are glad you had a wonderful time staying with us and it was great to meet you and we look forward to your stay with us again and we are happy you took the time to give a review for us and and our future guests. Thank you
5 on June 06, 2011
Our stay was wonderful. It was very enjoyable to sit on the front porch and to take in the tranquility of the surroundings. This is conviently located to many areas of interest. The breakfasts were out of this world - awesome portions, unique presentation and delicious!! Thanks so much Steve and Jennifer. Bob and Lynn
Thank you so much for the nice review and we appreicate it very much and taking the time to help our future guests too. We are so happy you had a nice time and were able to relax.
5 on May 23, 2011
We stayed at the Franklin B&B while in the area to run a half marathon. It was quiet and the bed was super comfy so we slept well. Jennifer prepared a special brown bag breakfast for us early in the morning to have ready for our run and even thought of packing Gatorade. There are many 24/7 amenities available and lots of thoughtful extras. We will stay again for next year's half marathon.
We take pride in our B&B and making our guests and future guest feel special and all our special touches are for you! Thank you and we look forward to your return stay with us.
5 on March 28, 2011
Beautiful home, our first stay at a B and B and it has set the ball very high for any of our other future B and B stays. I hope our next one is as great as this one. We are already planning on reserving here next year for another event in town.
We are so happy you have a wonderful stay with us and that we were your First B&B. Please stay with us and other B&B's when your travels take you to staying outside your own home. See you soon for events that bring you to our area.
4.2 on February 28, 2011
Loved the bedsheets! The whirlpool tub was very nice and the ambiance of the room was just what we were looking for. An all around good stay;)
Just remember you can purchase the awesome bed sheets from us, so just email or or give us a call and you can them then to on your own beds. Thank you for staying with us!
4.6 on February 28, 2011
This was just a wonderfully relaxing evening for my husband and me. The place was just beautiful with all the natural woodwork, fireplaces, stained glass window, sitting areas, the list goes on. What a memory we have to treasure. Breakfast was delicious - baked grapefruit - never thought I would have liked that! Thank you for such a special stay, Bruce & Jeanne Miller
Remember candles and great company are what breakfasts are about. We are very happy you had a wonderfully relaxing stay with us and we look forward to your return.
5 on February 18, 2011
Such a wonderful relaxing place... I just want to keep coming back with new friends and family year after year! Attention to details is outstanding. Thank you again for everything.
Resting and Relaxing are the most popular items to do here at the B&B and we are glad you were able too!
5 on February 13, 2011
My partner and I stayed at the Franklin Victorian B&B for a Valentines Day getaway and it was everything that I had hoped for and more! The house is just beautiful. The room was charming. Jennifer was very nice and she gives you your privacy but is there if needed. Breakfast was scrumptious. We felt like royalty from our fuzzy robes to breakfast in bed, we loved it. Would definately recommend this B&B!
2011 Valentine's Day is one to remember with your stay with us. We are happy you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your stay. See you back in 2012 or sooner.
4.6 on February 08, 2011
Jennifer & Steve are excellent Inn Keepers. This is our third stay. My wife and I frequent many bed and breakfasts in WI/MI and this is one of the best.
Thank you so much for staying with us and it was great to see you too!
5 on February 02, 2011
I never thought my husband and I could get close till we came here. Not only is Jennifer just wonderful, she's very helpful as well. How refreshing to go to a very nice up kept place and not have to worry AT ALL! We're from out of town and have never been to Sparta before. Jennifer helped with everything that we needed from dinning to recreation to relaxation. What a fantastic cook also! Breakfast was delicious! We are definitely coming back to celebrate another anniversary.
Being with your love one and spending time together is what makes the world go round. Enjoy the special time with eachother and relax, see you again soon.
4.8 on October 25, 2010
Wow- what a well maintained house, just beautiful beyond belief. The atmosphere makes it homey and welcoming. The cleanliness makes you feel at peace and able kick back and relax. The food is tasty and leaves you wanting more although you are full- very delicous, well prepared and presented. Will be recommended to friends, family and co-workers and hope to return. Thank you for a most wonderful stay!!!
Sweet Dreams to one and all. Thank you for taking the time to complete a review and glad you had a wonderful stay.
5 on October 19, 2010
We just spent a wonderful weekend at the Franklin. The B&b is a treasure and Jennifer and Steve very gracious hosts. The breakfasts were delicious and overall, we were so pampered! Thanks for a great stay...we'll be back if we're in the area biking again!
Get A Ways! What is better to do? Nothing thank you for the nice review and staying with us.
4.6 on October 19, 2010
This was our second time staying here and we fell in love with this B & B the first time. Very clean, quiet and Jennifer is one of the nicest people. The rooms make you feel right at home. It's close to the bike trail and that's very convenient. Will stay there again next biking season.
Thank you for staying with us again, we love our return guests and look forward always in seeing you again. Thank you
5 on October 13, 2010
This was a first time stay at a B&B for us, it was absolutely perfect! Jennifer set the bar awfully high as we will always compare any other B&B by her standards.
Our goal is to always Exceeded your Espectations and we are happy we did.
4.2 on October 09, 2010
We are regulars and absolutely love it - breakfast portions could be larger, though!
Thank you for being our return guests. It is a balance to provide portions that guests want. We are glad to get feedback from our guests on breakfast.
4.4 on October 07, 2010
this is a great place to stay if you are biking the Elroy/Sparta bike trail. Breakfast was great and they can provide you with bike passes for the trail and deliver you to the trail head - very nice.
Thank you for the nice review. Yes, we provide an experience here at the B&B and an experience for the bicyclist that come to ride the trails and we want to provide the things that you will need to do both. Bed, Breakfast and Beyond...
5 on September 27, 2010
The innkeepers went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied and provided valuable information about surrounding activities etc. The rooms were immaculate and the historic home was exquisite. We had a delicious breakfast. The best B&B experience we have had in 10 years. We would return to stay just to get away.
Wow...thank you so much for the kind words in your review. We appreicate it and look forward to your return.
4.2 on September 22, 2010
Very handy for riding on nearby trails, and a nice place to stay too. Excellent breakfast, and comfortable rooms.
We appreicate your handy review for our future bicyclist. Thank you
4.8 on September 12, 2010
I randomly picked this B and B off the internet because it was the perfect distance from my home to stop on a driving trip to bring my son to college and it was a cozy and charming experience! The rooms were sweet and old fashioned yet impeccably neat. There were so many interesting things to look at all around, and so thoughtfully furnished. The service was perfect and very accommodating. All in all, it was a fabulous place to stay and I will be back for sure.
We are happy you stayed with us because we to have a daughter in college and know how the moving of our kids to college can be stressful. We are happy you were able to relax and a cozy stay here before your next day of travel to college with your son, we hope all things went well.
3.6 on September 11, 2010
Jennifer is a great hostess. Her attention to all sorts of details is very impressive. We have stayed at many B&B's and I must say that those little touches created a comfortable, even nurturing environment - more so than most any place that we have stayed. The B&B is beautiful and we enjoyed our stay in spite of the fact that my husband got sick while we were there. Jennifer couldn't have been more helpful in stepping up and doing more than what we would have expected to compensate for the glitch in our vacation.
Yes, I started my morning takening my guest to emergancy because he was not felling well from the day before travels. They were traveling by motorcycle. I was able to drop everything take him in my car and get him and his wife there for help. It was a very windy day with warnings, so for them to travel to their next B&B was not recommended either and I wanted him to feel better and just rest for the day at the B&B, and they agreed. He started feeling better and they were able to travel the next day. We always want our guests to be at the top of care and I was glad to step in and help.
4.8 on August 30, 2010
I knew it was going to be nice after reading all the positive reviews. It went beyond my expectations. This was the nicest B & B we have stayed in. I can't wait to go back.
Thank you for taking the time out to send in your review. We are so happy you had a nice time and we are the nicest B&B you have stayed in, that means alot to us. We hope you will be back soon and we are happy you stayed with us.
5 on August 28, 2010
Located in a very quite neighborhood, they had a large garage to store our bikes. The rooms were very vintage and the house was loaded with beautiful wood work and a fantastic stain glass window. Great food, cookies and hospitality. Lots of restaurants in the immediate area.
Spata is about small town of about 9000 people. We are just two blocks from the downtown area of shops and nice places to eat. We are happy your stay with us was nice and exceeded!
5 on August 28, 2010
Beautiful B&B. We stayed in the Franklin Suite. The bedroom and bed were very comfortable. My husband loved the soft sheet! Our bathroom was large with a spa tub and rain shower. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. This B & B had everything one could ask for - games, books, DVD, wireless access, local information, etc. Appreciated the innkeepers attention to details in the room.
Thank you for your nice review. We are happy you enjoyed our creamy/soft...sheets and were able to relax on what the Franklin Suite has to offer. Just remember if you like our sheets you are always welcome to order some from us at anytime, just send us an email.
5 on August 24, 2010
My wife and I were exhausted after a tough couple of weeks and drove 3.5 hours to get to Sparta. As soon as we stepped into the fantastic inn and saw our beautiful room we began feeling calm and refreshed, this is not hypebole. The service was perfect, gracious but in no way intrusive. The breakfast was outstanding, fresh, handmade and delicious.
WOW...Thank you and glad you had a wonderful time.
4.8 on August 23, 2010
Very beautiful, well kept Inn. The service and food were exceptional; atmosphere was very relaxing.
Gald you had a relaxing time at our beautiful B&B. thank you
3.2 on August 15, 2010
The Franklin Victorian in Sparta, WI is absolutely charming, well-preserved and obviously lovingly cared for. We found the proprietress to be rather too strict, which is understandable given this is her home, but she was strict to the point of being inflexible and not as accommodating as an innkeeper should be.
I have never heard this before in all my years of inn keeping. We are not "strict" innkeepers and we are very flexible and accommodating to our guests needs. They can come and go as they please, we give them their privacy. We always tell our guest is there anything we can do for them, get them, make their stay better; WE want to know and are very open people. We take great care and pride in our B&B. Thank you for giving us your feedback, we wish we would have known your feelings or concerns before this review and knew more. Thank you.
5 on August 09, 2010
I have never been to a B&B that had as many details (small touches) as the FVBB. From cookies, coffee in the early morning, candy dishes everywhere..wine and cheese tasting, just to mention a few. We found everything we could need or use for our stay and then some. Things I forgot or wouldn't have thought of to bring along were in baskets in our room. The sheets they use were wonderful! And the food, outstanding! I think they go the extra mile to make it a warm, inviting place to visit.
We love it when our guests are WOW-ed! We make sure their stay with us at our B&B is a great experieince from the candy and cookies to the full breakfast, coffee in the morning. We go the extra mile for everyone and we look forward to your return stay. Thank you for the review.
5 on August 09, 2010
We visit here each year and are never disappointed. The Dunn family are truely concerned about each guest and welcome all. The service, food and extra amenities are amazing. Carol and George
Thank you Carol and George and Happy Anniversary!
5 on August 08, 2010
Every thing was great and the room was very nice and clean. The food was good.
Thank you for the quick review and we are so happy you had a nice time.
4.6 on July 26, 2010
Planned a 2 day trip on the Elroy-Sparta trail biking with an overnight at the Franklin House. Well, rain shortened the biking to one day but the visit to the Franklin House and guidance from innkeeper Jen, saved the day as we had a wonderful visit and were informed of some great alternative activities in the Sparta area, from antique shopping to dining to the Deke Slayton (astronaut)-Bicycling Museum.
Guests, we always hope that the weather is perfect for biking on the Sparta-Elroy trail but sometimes that does not happen. I am glad we were able to have other things to do and visit her in the area. We have many things to do for all guests enjoyment. We are please that you had a nice stay and look forward to your return for biking and hope for blue sky.
4.2 on July 23, 2010
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and we loved it. It is conveniently located at the crossroads of the Sparta-Elroy and the LaCrosse River bike trails. Jennifer and Steve were very helpful with ideas on restaurants, antiquing, places to stop along the trail, etc.
Three nights you are almost there with your pillow points. Thank you for review and we are always glad to help our guests in any way we can.
5 on July 19, 2010
We stayed here for 2 nights. The accomodations, service and hospitality was unequaled. We stay at B & B's whenever we get the chance, this one was exquisite. You will not be disappointed making ths a future stopover.
Awesome back to you... and we are so glad you had a nice time and we thank you for taking the time for a reivew of our B&B for future guests. We look forward to your return.
5 on July 19, 2010
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the room for the value. We were treated exceptionally.
Value is what we provide for everyone and we are glad you had and exceptional stay at our B&B.
4.6 on July 19, 2010
We had comfortable beds,soft sheets, sweet innkeepers, great food and service.Locked our bikes up for the night:) Provided us with extra toiletries. Great dinner recommendations....
We have so many bicycle riders come to "Bicycling Capital of America" to ride over 101 joining rails to trails. The Sparta-Elroy trail is the grand-daddy of them all and we are so happy you had a comfortable stay and yes our Comphy Co. sheets everyone enjoys and many purchase to take home with them because they love um.
4.8 on July 16, 2010
The Franklin Victorian Inn is easily the best place my husband and I have ever stayed in! We just got back from our stay 2 days ago, and we've already booked our next one! The rooms, innkeeper, and food were beyond our expectations! I wish I could keep this place as my little secret!
We are so please that we will get to serve you again as our returned guests and look forward to see you again. We are so happy you have a great time.
5 on July 14, 2010
Jennifer and Steve are first class inn keepers with an eye to detail. Our visit could not have been better.
Thank you, we do have a first class bed and breakfast and we enjoy our guests and hope they all have an Outstanding stay with us.
5 on July 13, 2010
The room was just the right size and cleaniness was great. The Inn Keepers were outstanding and took everyones questions and concerns with wonderful care. All accomodations were met or exceeded. Can't wait to have breakfast there next year.
That is our goal for you to have a great time and exceed your expectations and then writing a review to let all other future guests know what a great time you had with us and we look forward to your return stay.
5 on July 13, 2010
This Historical House has been restored in a beautiful way. Every detail is made for your comfort and amusement. The breakfasts were great and the rooms were wonderful and filled with amenities
We want to make you smile while you stay here at our B&B. We thank you for the nice comments.
5 on July 09, 2010
We loved our first B&B experience. Everything from when we walk in the door, to our room, amenities, inside bike storage and an awesome breakfast that Jennifer cooked were all Outstanding! Their website was very easy to use; make a reservation, see what is available in the area from activities to restaurants. We rode the Elroy-Sparta bike trail and were able to ride to the trail from the B&B. Our room was very clean and comfortable and the extra care Jennifer and Steve give to their guests is awesome. They know the area and have many great suggestions. We watched movies in the room on the DVD player they provide, played games, listening to cd’s and read books on the wonderful front porch. We felt well rested during our stay, and it was hard to leave. We will definitely be back next year to ride more trails and see Jennifer and Steve at the B&B.
Quote- Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment; full effort is a full victory.~ Mahatma Gandhi Our efforts to our guests are always on and we appreicate your kind words and glad you had a great first time experience.
4.6 on July 06, 2010
The home is lovely, and the attention to detail is amazing...everything is immaculate.
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete a review and we are happy you had a nice experience at our B&B.
4.6 on July 05, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Franklin Victorian B&B. The room was very comfortable and obviously a lot of thought had been given to making us welcomed. The hosts have paid a lot of attention to details that shows their eagerness to please.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy lives and write a great review of the time you experience here with us. You are Welcome!
2.6 on July 05, 2010
The cleanliness of the room was second rate and the food for an inn thought to be an elegant place to enjoy an evening and with a opportunity to dine in a stately yet beautiful victorian home and also to look forward to an elegant yet outstandinmg breakfast meal was just plain and simple both days. I would have thought the cook/check would have been more creative. Eggs with potatoes both mornings and no less cooked sausage with different items added each day and a bit of fruit on the side, quit bland to say the least when compared to the advertising and stature of the residence.
For 8 years, we are an award-winning bed and breakfast. Reviews for our B&B have been highly complimented in cleanliness and breakfasts by so many. We understand our clients most which are wanting a smaller, healthy and hearty breakfast because of the sports they are taking part in while here. (Reviewers, we do only provide breakfast with our licensing). We only have one recipe with potatoes and we show a sample menu http://www.franklinvictorianbb.com/samplemenu.php for all guests to view on our website. Guests want our recipes and see them on our website and can’t wait to make themselves. Many guests do not want a lot for breakfast (smaller proportion) they tell us because many of the guests don't usually even eat breakfast, so they enjoy what we serve and they don't even have to cook. We have a beautiful Victorian B&B and we hope everyone has a wonderful experience and as you can see by our other reviews guests, enjoy their stay. So, come be our guests and enjoy biking, canoeing, Amish and many other things that this area has to offer.
3.0 on July 05, 2010
We stayed in the Master Bedroom and I found it a little too cluttered. The dark wallpaper made me a little claustrophobic. The porch was nice, but the seat cushions on the wicker furniture not very comfortable. We loved the inn's accessibility to the Elroy-Sparta trail and appreciated the dining recommendation of Angelini's. Saturday morning breakfast was superb!
Thank you for taking time for a review. To have personal options on Interior design, what is clutter and softness of cushions is all personal preferences’ and we value yours. With so many guests annually we try to provide them a great experience, it is hard to be custom to all personal preferences’ of our guests, but we sure do try. We are glad you enjoyed your bike trip and breakfast. We hope you can stay again longer next time and thank you.
3.6 on July 03, 2010
We greatly appreciated the very helpful and informative shuttle to the trailhead in Elroy by one of the proprietors.
Meeting guests expectations and providing an atmosphere that meets those expectations is our goal. We proudly appreciate your kind words. We provide the extras for our guests like shuttles, knowlegde because we care for our guests. Thank you for the review.
5 on June 30, 2010
Great rooms, friendly but unobtrusive hosts, delicious breakfast. We have been here twice and will definitely return again.
Thank you so much for returning to stay with us and we appreicate your business. We are happy you had your space and enjoyed your time here.
4.8 on June 16, 2010
No detail was too small. It was quite obvious that lots of thought and attention was put into creating a wonderful retreat from the world. This is a wifi connection and computer available if one doesn't want to be too disconnected, though I preferred being completely unplugged for my visit. Definitely recommend this B&B! All the accolades are on the money. And the scrumptious breakfast will keep you going until dinner time.
We love Happy Guests! Hospitality is planning and meeting guests expectations. Thank you for the wonderful review and we will look forward to your next stay.
4.4 on May 13, 2010
We have been around several B&B's all around Wisconsin over the years, and this one ranks among the top three in the state in our opinion. The rooms are wonderful, decorated with taste. The property has only 4 rooms, and is maintained with a meticulous attention to details. We especially appreciated the air-jet bath, and the garage to store our bikes overnight, before heading to the Elroy-Sparta trail in the morning.
Captivating memories is a source of pure refreshment. Now you have new memories of staying at the Franklin Victorian. We enjoyed having you as our guests and look forward to recapping many more great times.
5 on April 21, 2010
Everything was wonderful again. All the little extras were very much appreciated. I didn't want to leave... Very relaxing.... until next time!
So happy that your room and the charming atmosphere met your expectations. Welcome to the B&B experience!!!
5 on April 19, 2010
we felt very at home at the start. the decor and atmosphere was outstanding. this home is beautiful and the decor id breathtaking...jenny mad e the mornings pleasant and memorable....all should take the example from jenny and steve. thank you
We will look forward to your return! Thank you for writing the review. It will help future guests in choosing the Franklin Victorian for their getaway
4.4 on April 07, 2010
We stayed one night at the Franklin Victorian B&B and will likely return during the summer to try out the bike trails. The B&B is exceptionally clean and quiet and the service is wonderful. We stayed in the Master Suite, which was warm and inviting. Breakfast was very good and enough to hold us for a good part of the day. If there is a downside, it is that there is no TV in the room, but depending on your perspective, that could be an upside as well! The innkeepers do a superb job at making sure all your needs are met. I would highly recommend this B&B.
Thank you for sharing your review. We try to make your experience special and away from noise of TV's and thing you do daily. We always look forward to guests helping us meet guests expectations. The overall rating is very much appreciated.
5 on April 03, 2010
From the time we walked in, everything was perfect. Jennifer was friendly and so personable. The house was beautiful, the rooms just so comfortable. No detail was left out. They even had a Happy Anniversary banner for us. We will be back!
Thank you for sharing your review. We always look forward to guests helping us meet guests expectations. The overall rating is very much appreciated.
4.6 on March 31, 2010
My husband and I truely enjoyed our stay here. The ambience of the Franklin suite was perfect for celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. Jennifer is very knowledgable about the the local area, friendly and a super cook. I highly recommend a stay here:)
Thank you. The Franklin Victorian B&B was awarded for the second year in a row, one of 'Best in the Midwest' by bedandbreakfast.com for 2009 & 2008.
4.8 on March 29, 2010
Thanks very much, Jennifer and Steve, for making such a wonderful home available to us. You have done a great service in preserving this masterpiece. And, the blueberry scone was heavenly.
Thank you for taking the time to pen this review. Our goal is meeting every expectation of our guests. Glad to provide an "all you could ask for" kind of experience!
5 on March 14, 2010
What a wonderful adventure!! This Bed and Breakfast house is a must to see. Wonder rooms, love the oak woodwork. Our murder mystery was a hoot, we had so much fun laughting. The service and food was way beyond what I had expected.
It is our goal to excede our guests expections during their fun stay with us during our murder mystery season. We do have a wonderful time with losts of laughs, great food and alot of you dun it fun!
4.0 on March 08, 2010
A beautifully restored inn, very personable inn keepers. Its a must see bed and breakfast in small town of sparta.
It assures us that we are offering the right levels of history, comfort and hospitality that they are looking for in a getaway.
4.8 on February 15, 2010
The hospitality of Steve was amazing. The room was beauitful and this was our first time at a bed and breakfast. It met all of our expectations. The morning breakfast was outstanding.
We make it our goal to meet everyone's expections during their stay. It is your kind words that inspire us to continue with meeting those expections! Thank you.
5 on January 18, 2010
warm, homey, family like with a breakfast to die for, a must stay in the Sparta, WI area.
Meeting guests expectations and providing an atmosphere that meets those expectations is our goal. We proudly appreciate your kind words.
5 on January 02, 2010
Loved all the little details and amenities.
That's the hidden treasure to a January stay - The inn maybe to yourself! Appreciate your kind comments.
5 on November 29, 2009
my husband and I needed a night to ourselves the franklin was a perfect spot
Thank you for taking the time for your review. Happy Holidays
5 on October 26, 2009
Even though the weather was not always cooperating our stay was wonderful. The house was beautiful as well as comfortable and inviting. Jennifer and Steve were very nice and accommodating. The breakfasts were absolutely out of this world!
Thank you for your review and look forward to your return stay with us...Happy Holidays.
4.6 on October 12, 2009
It's been years since we have stayed at a b and b but we quickly remembered why we used to enjoy these stays so much. Everything was wonderful; the ONLY complaint is that the mattress was a bit saggy (I am used to a firm mattress). Very clean, fabulous service, would like to return some day.
Yes, we have had a cooler October but the Fall Color is wonderful on the roads and bike trails. We are so happy you had a nice stay with us. (Yes, if we could have mattress for all likes that would be wonderful). We are happy for your review and we look forward to your return.
4.0 on October 09, 2009
We don't normally stay at B & B's, but our wonderful experience at Franklin Victorian has changed our minds. The lovely decor was very comfortable with so many little details that made us feel at home. It was the perfect place to relax after a long day of biking on the Sparta-Elroy trail. Transportation to the trail, storage for our bikes, walking distance to good dining establishments, delicious breakfasts, variety of beverages available 24/7, computer, TV, and comfortable beds were just a few of the amenities of Franklin Victorian. Best of all, innkeeper, Jennifer, was genuinuely, friendly and accommodating. Jeanne & Bill
Thank you for your review and we are happy you enjoyed our services and what we offer at our Award Winning bed and breakfast.
5 on October 07, 2009
A most gracious Victorian, decorated to the tee! No detail regarding authenticity, comfort, convenience was left out! We very much enjoyed the little town feel of the shops and we enjoyed adventuring in the Amish village near Cashton.
We are so happy for you taking the time for our review of our B&B and are even happier you had a nice time on your visit and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us!
5 on October 01, 2009
The Franklin Victorian B&B had it all, beautiful victorian charm, many amenities, even an ipod docking station. Jennifer served us an outstanding breakfast. We'll be back!
Happy Anniverary.. and we are happy you shared it with us. We look forward to your return for your next anniversary or anything speical!
4.8 on September 25, 2009
Jenny was a very hospitable Inn keeper. She was friendly, considerate and was informative on the happenings in the surrounding areas. She was attentive to the little things...candy dishes, treats, drinks and homemade cookies. The Inn was super clean.
Thank you for the wonderful review and we pride our business on keeping our guests happy and to enjoy there stay...thank you!
5 on September 21, 2009
The Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast was one of the best places I have ever stayed at. The house was charming and the Mater Room was so comfortable. I really enjoyed the king sized bed. I had not slept that well in months! There was a tone of info in the room about the town we were in and previous guests left suggestions and that was very helpful when it came time to find a place to eat. I would strongly recommend the Franklin as a great place to stay. The breakfast in the morning was so delicious and the conversation with the other guests was a great way to start off your day. Plus, the chocolate around the house was a nice treat!!
We are SOOOO happy you had a great nights sleep and stay with us. Thank you
5 on September 11, 2009
The Dunns have left out no detail in the comfort of their Inn. They are to be commended on their professional Inn management. I highly recommend this B&B to anyone staying in Sparta, a delightful city in which to spend some time!
Thank you for taking the time for a reivew and we are so happy you had a nice stay and we do take our business serious and we want to have happy and satified guests.
4.8 on September 09, 2009
Very tasty generous breakfasts along with a full array of thoughtful snacks and chocolate throughout the inn. Jennifer was very helpful in highlighting things to do and places to dine. We especially appreciated all the attention to detail including a pair of slippers! She also provided shuttle service to the bike trail which was a wonderful convenience.
Delightful stays and Delightful Guests are music to our reivew!
4.6 on September 01, 2009
We wanted some romantic alone time to celebrate our anniversary. FVBB provided just that. The innkeepers thought of every detail: soft music, robes, slippers, snacks and the whirlpool bath. Jennifer is a very gracious hostess and the house is beautiful !!!
Happy Anniversay and many more! Thank you
5 on August 30, 2009
We had spent five nights in northern Wisconsin at a friends lake house. We were only seven hours away from home, but wanted to continue our relaxing week, so we choose to stop about half way home and stay at the Franklin Vistorian Bed & Breakfast in Sparta. This B&B was warm, welcoming, and more than was advertised. We also got to meet 3 other wonderful couples and enjoyed talking with them during the wine and cheese tasing in the evening, after dinner, and during the delicious breakfast that was served. Jennifer and Steve are delightful host.
Our guests are wonderful and many friendships are made during their stays. Thank you
4.6 on August 28, 2009
We loved all the amenities. It seemed like every possible detail was thought of and taken care of. It was quiet and relaxing!
We are happy you enjoyed your stay and we do offer many wonderful things to keep you comfortable. thank you :)
4.6 on August 27, 2009
We enjoyed our stay at the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast, the room was wonderful, Jennifer Dunn was a great hostess, we will return!
4.8 on August 21, 2009
It was our first stay in a bed and breakfast. We had recieved a gift card for a wedding gift and didn't get around to using it until a year later. When we were getting ready to go, my biggest concern was lack of privacy. We just wanted to get away and spend quiet time with each other. The Franklin House is so wonderful. The only time we really saw the other guests was at breakfast. It was very nice to hear the experiences the others have had with other B & B's. The guests gave suggestions too on what to do in the area as we hadn't ever been to Sparta. We never got bored or ran out out of things to do. The porch was AWESOME, sitting and listening to the birds and having a cup of coffee to start the day. We were so impressed that we will definitely plan another trip back. Jennifer was a most enjoyable host, she made us feel very comfortable and was available whenever we needed her. It made us believe we can enjoy another B & B. We have decided that we would rather stay at a B & B instead of a hotel/motel anytime. Thank you so much Jennifer for everything.
5 on August 12, 2009
From taking us to a bike shop to buy an extra tube (we were plagued with flats on our weekend visit) to offering helpful hints about restaurants and directions, we were well taken care of during our visit at the Franklin Victorian B&B. Lovely home, gracious hosts.
4.6 on August 07, 2009
We had a great stay at The Franklin Victorian. It was nice to receive the shuttle to the Elroy Sparta trail and suggestions of where to stop along the way. All of the extras were fun too - candy dishes with candy, pop in the fridge and cookies at night. They thought of everything - robes, games, movies, many choices of drinks available at any time. The front porch is a fun place to sit and relax.
5 on August 04, 2009
We've stayed at the Franklin Victorian B&B every summer for six years during our annual bike trip. The B&B is gorgeous, clean, and the inn keepers are friendly and welcoming. Also, the breakfast is wonderful!
We enjoy our return guests and we are happy that they are happy.
4.8 on July 28, 2009
Excellent facility and shuttle service to Elroy-Sparta bike trail really met our needs.
We do offer a great service and the bike shuttle is another service that so many of our guests are happy we offer and enjoy the bike ride one way back to the b&b.
4.8 on July 28, 2009
I had the pleasure of staying here on a business trip recently. I had driven 9 and a half hours to get to Sparta and was well in need of recharging my batteries. The house is gorgeous, the accommodations were pleasant and inviting and the service was impeccable. The peacefulness of this house gave me the necessary respite to continue by journey. Far better than staying at a chain hotel. Highly recommended. Kevin
Thank you Kevin and we hope you will stay with us again on your business trip to Sparta.
4.2 on July 22, 2009
Traveling by bike on the Elroy-Sparta trail, we arranged to stay at the Franklin Victorian B&B. It was a gorgeous victorian home in a friendly residential neighborhood.
Thank you for taking the time to review. We are happy to accomendate people who arrive by bike with inside secure bike storage for all our guests and good eateries with in walking.
4.0 on July 21, 2009
I was pleasantly surprised at how large the Bethany room was and how comfortable the accommodations. We had great breakfasts each morning and the inn was very helpful in giving us suggestions on sights to see, trails to bike, etc. The owners thought of every detail and we really enjoyed our stay.
We are happy you were pleased and all our guests rooms are large with wonderful comfort.
4.6 on July 20, 2009
The owner has thought of everything, robes, slippers, small refreshments area outside the rooms, cookies, chocolates everywhere, rooms are beautiful. Walking distance to a good italian resuurant with excellent service. Would certainly stay again.
Thank you for the nice review and we look forward to your return stay.
4.6 on July 20, 2009
Amazing breakfast, friendly service, comfortable environment
4.0 on July 16, 2009
This was by far the nicest B&B we have stayed at. The house was beautiful and the hosts were friendly.
Thank you for taking the time to highly recommend our B&B and we are pleased you had a nice time.
5 on July 13, 2009
Loved the warm reception upon checking in. Learning all about the history of the home. Our room was beautiful and loved all the extras- from the chocolate on the pillow to the beautiful view.
We enjoy meeting our guests and telling them about our B&B and the National Register Property that it is. It has wonderful history, beauty and we are happy to share. Thank you for the review.
5 on July 13, 2009
From hospitality, cleanliness, and all the little extras, my first time experience will not be forgotten. Jennifer is a gem!!
We are happy you had a superb time staying with us and we look forward to your return stay.
4.6 on July 12, 2009
My husband and I spent 2 days and nights in Sparta for a fun, romantic getaway. One day we biked nearly 60 miles, then canoed lazily down the Kickapoo River the next. We felt spoiled to be able to come back to our B&B each evening to relax and unwind. We especially enjoyed rocking on the front porch and joining in with the small town pace of Sparta.
We are happy you were able to enjoy the many silent sports that our area has to offer. Many bike the trails and roads but there is many more things to do for everyone in the area. Thank you.
4.4 on July 06, 2009
Jennifer was lovely and very helpful. Our room was great-she had a lot of extra touches that you don't always get. Great time and we will definitely go back
We like to make all our guests feel special.
4.6 on July 03, 2009
My stay couldn't have been better. My room was spotless and breakfast was tasty and beautifully presented. Jennifer was cordial and made every attempt to make my life easier while I was there.
Glad you had a "Great Stay" :)
4.6 on July 02, 2009
The Franklin Victorian was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the room, the amenities, and the food was delicious!
Glad you were able to relax and enjoy your stay at our B&B.
4.4 on July 01, 2009
Our first time at a B&B. My wife and I loved it. They made us feel like we were at home. We will definately be staying again next year.
We are so happy you had a nice first time at a B&B and we are happy we shared that with you. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
5 on June 30, 2009
This place is great place to stay.The innkeeper is a very good cook, all of the breakfasts was very GOOD. The room was very clean and the place is located in a quiet neighborhood. This is very good keep up home. If I was in the area, I would stay there again.
5 on June 29, 2009
This B&B is absolutely fantastic! Trust me - there won't be enough room to truly rate this facility! The Innkeepers (Steve & Jennifer Dunn) go out of their way to make you feel at home and with our visit, they succeeded! The facility is spotless, beautiful & so cozy! The food is out of this world! I've even gone so far as to print some of their recipes to enjoy them at home. I just can't say enough good about the Franklin Victorian B&B. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who enjoys B&B's and to those who have never stayed in a B&B, this is the place to stay! Fantastic, wonderful, etc., etc., etc.!
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review of your stay with us and we appreicate it!
4.4 on June 26, 2009
Lots of little touches to make it special. Accommodated a late arrival with no problem.
4.2 on June 24, 2009
Very nice rooms/home with little extras such as drinks, snacks, candy, etc. Scrumptious breakfast.
Glad you enjoyed our breakfast and all what we have to offer at our B&B.
5 on June 18, 2009
What a wonderful experience at the FVBB. Highly recommended to everyone. I have stayed at some of the best hotels in the U.S. and the FVBB competes with all of them and exceeds in the hospitatlity, amenities, cleanliness, service, etc. We'll be back for sure!
Wow...Thank you so much for your kindness in your review of our B&B!! We look forward to your return stay.
5 on June 17, 2009
This hotel was really nice. Room was really clean and bathroom also. Everything was nice decorated and the owner was kind. We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. I would recommend this hotel to everyone who wants to stay in that area.
Thank you for your kind review...we are a Bed and Breakfast which is a great way to travel on your time away from home.
4.0 on June 16, 2009
The accommodations and service were wonderful. I would recommend this as a destination to anyone. The attention to every detail is clearly a high priority. This is a gem.
Sparta and The Franklin Victorian B&B are a Wisconsin's destination to all and we look forward to meeting our guests. Thank you for your business and we look forward to your return.
5 on June 09, 2009
We came here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. This was the most elegant, beautiful, romantic place I ever stayed in! We absolutely loved it!! My husband arranged the whole thing as a surprise and Mrs. Dunn was completely accommodating. Wonderful!!
Thank you for letting us make your Anniversay special and a place for memories to take hold. We are happy you loved it here.
5 on June 02, 2009
This is a wonderful place to stay! We loved our room, the feed was excellent, and the innkeeper was very personable and respectful.
Thank you for takiing the time to give us a review. We are glad you have a wonderful stay.
5 on May 26, 2009
Franklin B&B is a beautiful old house in Sparta, Wis., known as the “Biking Capital of the World.” This B&B offers so many amenities – spring water, coffee, tea, snacks, toiletries, board games, magazines, CD player and CDs – that we felt pampered and very well taken care of. Jennifer, the innkeeper, prepared special breakfasts with our food allergies and special diets in mind – for which we are grateful. Tourist information, including bike trail books and brochures, was plentiful and appreciated. The room was comfortable, quiet and spotless. Karen & Rich
Thank you so much for taking the time to complete this review. We are glad you had a nice time and thank you for the kind words.
5 on May 11, 2009
Excellent! I would recommend to friends!
4.0 on May 06, 2009
We were surprizied at how beautiful the B&B was. It is a beautiful home with all the most beautiful furnishings and accessories The food was wonderful. Jennifer is a wonderful cook. The food was as good as any fine dining restaurant. The Dunn's were perfect hosts and hostess. The Murder Mystery weekend was so much fun. We met some great people. We have recommended the Franklin B&B to others.
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy lives to write a nice review while staying at our B&B and we are happy you had a nice time at the Murder Mystery Weekend...we had fun too!
3.8 on May 04, 2009
The food was phenomenal, the murder mystery was a lot of fun and the place was really cozy and lovely. I was disappointed that our room didn't get made up while we were out for the day, and we didn't get a new breakfast order card when we requested it. I would still go back and really enjoyed the experience. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone.
Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We always freshen room daily inless we there is do not disturb sign on the door, we respect peoples privacy. We provide you daily drink choices if needed. Please let us know if there is anything we can do while you stay with us. We are happy that you had a nice time during your stay and look forward to your return.
5 on May 04, 2009
We had the best time. Jenny is so friendly and warm. She pampered all of us.
Thank you fro taking the time for the review. We are very happy you had a nice time.
4.6 on April 20, 2009
Food was excellent, very nice house, and Jennifer is great. A great place to stay, within a leasurely walk to downtown Sparta.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and Thank you for Supporting our Downtown Sparta.
4.6 on April 10, 2009
My sister and I have come a second time to this lovely B&B. Once you come, you won't want to leave! Amish country is close by.
We are glad you returned and we know you will be back to share more memories together.
4.8 on March 30, 2009
We had a very relaxing time enjoying a glass of wine, talking and watching a funny movie that we found in the library of DVD's. The conversation at breakfast was great with the other guests both days. Thanks again for another great weekend at your B & B.
Breakfast is a very special time for guests and they can enjoy with other guests or can have room service. We are happy you had a wonderful sister weekend.
4.8 on March 30, 2009
We had such fun last year participating in the Murder Mystery weekend that we decided to come back again. It was truly a relaxing and fun weekend and we hope to return yet again!
The murder mystery season is fun filled and exciting~ Hope you come back soon.
4.2 on February 25, 2009
We stayed 1 night at FVBB in the Master Suite. The room was very comfortable with lots of little touches. I was very impressed with these as this was the most attention to detail we've seen at a B and B. However given that, there were a few negatives that if improved would make the inn topnotch. The first is their beverage/snack area in the second floor hallway. Just about everything was thought of and included but pop and bottled water were offered for a fee on an honor basis. These costs are so insignificant, they should be included in the room rate. I thought it very unusual to offer so many other complimentary beverages but not these. The next item was the shower. It's very nice, has different shower heads, but was at times burning hot and others lukewarm at best. Depended on time of day. Was difficult to get a nice temperature. The last item that could be better was how breakfast is served in room. We would much rather prefer a basket or tray placed outside our door. The innkeeper actually comes in to set the table with the first course and comes back again with the main course. Our idea of a private in-room breakfast does not involve having the innkeepers enter our room. Overall this inn is beautiful, peaceful, and they've thought of many details but with a few improvements, it could be absolutely outstanding.
"Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are always seeking ways to improve our services and it was kind of you to take time from your busy schedule to give us a candid review. We welcome ideas from our customers and will certainly review your suggestions carefully."
4.8 on February 17, 2009
Was a wonderful get away weekend in a beautiful house with great service. Definitely exceeded all expectations. All of the many small extra hospitalities make it feel like home away from home! Overall great place to stay!
Glad you had a nice time and we exceeded your expectations. Thank you
3.8 on February 16, 2009
This was a surprise weekend for my wife and a chance for us to get away from it all. Jennifer helped make this adventure a great memory and a joyous time with many helpful suggestions. Warm and hospitible are the two overwhelming ways to describe this bed and breakfast. ~Thanks~
We love to help in surprises ~ glad you had a nice time.
4.8 on February 16, 2009
This was the most romantic get-away I have ever been. The Franklin has the best service and nicest rooms.
Come back for another get-a-way...
4.8 on February 15, 2009
Great place to stay. Really enjoyed. Have stayed in a number of different bed and breakfast, and this is the best we have experienced.
4.2 on January 22, 2009
beautiful old house with history. innkeepers did a great job of putting together a stay with the little extras that make you really remember your time. breakfast in the room was fabulous. master Suite was clean, bright, and enjoyable. Thanks!
Thank you for your review.
5 on December 22, 2008
We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning! Our first B&B experience! Jennifer is a wonderful host and a great cook! We really enjoyed the town and especially the trails! We look forward to returning on our anniversary!
Glad you had a great B&B experience and look forward to your return.
5 on December 09, 2008
I have stayed in a lot of B&B's; this is the nicest I have ever been in. I will always stay there!
Thank you for the nice review and I am very glad you had a wonderful stay.
4.0 on November 11, 2008
My husband and I had a delightful time. We found the Franklin a perfect weekend get-away from the busyness of everyday life.
MOST INNKEEPERS PROVIDE A ROOM; WE PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE
5 on November 08, 2008
Jennifer was an outstanding hostess! The breakfast that she made was amazing and the room that we stayed in was enchanting! My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this inn to describe the wonderful experience that we had.
We pride outselves on being above and wonderful hostesses for our guests. Thank you for the kind review and we look forward to your stay with us again.
3.6 on October 28, 2008
I enjoyed the tour before we entered our room!
We look foward to your return~ Thank you!
4.4 on October 24, 2008
Our stay was only one night, but we tried to fit a few experiences into a short time. We both enjoyed checking out the architecture and the beautiful stain glass window in the open stairwell. We remarked many times of the details that the owner's attended to for guest comfort. A walk downtown. Purchased four antique chairs. Later walked downtown to dine at an Italian resturant, which was simply delicious! Thank you Jennifer and Steve for a memorable experi- ence.
Thank you for being our guests and just being you~
4.0 on October 21, 2008
We stayed in Bethany's room. The room was well decorated and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfasts were awesome. We enjoyed a shuttle ride with Steve to Elroy so we could bike the Elroy-Sparta trail back to the B&B. Would definitely stay again. Steve and Jennifer are great hosts.
All Aboard the FVBB Shuttle...~
4.8 on October 15, 2008
Fabulous food and service--enjoyed wine and cheese, breakfast and homemade cookies!
Gratitude is the heart's memory~
5 on October 14, 2008
We are repeat customers because of the excellent treatment we always receive--friendly service and delicious breakfasts, cozy quarters, and the bicycling in the area is great.
Thank you for coming and staying with us again. We love to see you again soon.
4.0 on October 13, 2008
Beautiful place, clean, wonderful breakfasts! Would recommend it to everyone! Great location. We had a fantastic time. Was a gift from our children.
If, out of time, I could pick one moment and keep it shining, always new, of all the days that I have lived, I'd pick the moment I met you.
4.6 on October 13, 2008
We had a wonderful stay in your B&B. The home itself is absolutely gorgeous. I have stayed in many B&B's but have never stayed in one so well appointed. I can't think of a single thing missing but I could go on to mention many, many things present in the rooms that I've not seen in other B&B's (i.e.,great books, magazines, games, chocolate, teas, white noise machines, DVD players, etc.). I can't conclude without noting the phenomenal breakfast. I truly shouldn't have eaten it all but it was far too good to pass up. I don't think one could top the apple dumplings!
He who can give thanks for little will always find he has enough~
5 on October 13, 2008
The FV B&B is so beautiful. Jennifer does a wonderful job! The food was fabulous and she thought of every amenity and detail.
4.8 on October 05, 2008
FVBB is a beautifully restored Victorian B&B. We were very impressed by elegant, delicious, gourmet breakfast. Jennifer is a wonderful hostess.
A Day of Thanks~
3.8 on October 01, 2008
We stayed two days in Sparta. The Franklin was very accomodating -- my wife is allergic to eggs and the Dunn's were very good to work with and met my wife's dietary needs. Jennifer was also knowledgeble about the community and shared insights to make our trip more enjoyable -- we'll be back !
Softly Float the Leaves of Fall~
4.8 on September 25, 2008
Hearty breakfast served with flair in the atmosphere of a banker's home in the early 1900's. Friendly innkeeper with knowledge of the inn's history, and things to do and see in the local area.
Crisp, Apple Red Days and Cozy Nights~
4.4 on September 24, 2008
Very nice, comfortable place. Food was great! The surrounding countryside was gorgeous. Can't wait til fall color! We loved the Amish places and families.
4.6 on September 24, 2008
Everything was wonderful, from the decor to the bedrooms to the exceptional breakfast. No detail is overlooked. We definitely hope to stay here again.
Nod to the sun. Summer is over; fall has begun!
4.4 on September 24, 2008
The Innkeeper was very accommodating. We found her Inn very clean, warm & beautiful. It was a wonderful way to be pampered & relax.
I walked on paths of crisp, dry leaves, that flamed with color and crackled with laughter.~
5 on September 22, 2008
My wife and I stayed here for a 2 day weekend bike trip to the Elroy Sparta trail. We had a very pleasent stay. We were in the master bedroom - which was excellent! The food was great, and the innkeepers were very friendly. Thanks for a great weekend! My wife and I will be back!
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.~
5 on September 22, 2008
My husband and I recently stayed at the Franklin Victorian B & B in Sparta, Wisconsin. What a wonderful experience! It exceeded all our expectations. It was CLEAN, quiet, charming, the food was delicious and the innkeepers very friendly. I would highly recommend this B & B and plan to return. Karleen K.
Thank you~ Fabulous Fall
5 on September 18, 2008
It was a very relaxing, beautiful experience. I loved the Master Bedroom. It felt like home. Everything was so perfectly put together. Breakfast was hot & delicious. Prepared with care for the guests. Antoinette Habermann
5 on September 11, 2008
FVBB was by far the most beautiful place I'd ever stayed in. The breakfast was delicious, the home was immaculate, the hosts knew who wanted to chat and who wanted to be left secluded, and everything was very relaxing and wonderful. Highly recommended!
Thank you~ Merrily Sing the Harvest Home
4.0 on September 08, 2008
Beautiful, immaculate home with every possible/potential need thought of.
Quote~ A Crop of Good Friends
4.8 on September 08, 2008
The Franklin Victorian is a beautiful old home with a great deal of history. The inn keepers have done a fantastic job with creating a step back in time feel, and all the extras and special touches provided made for a very enjoyable stay.
Thank you, we are happy you had a nice time.
4.8 on September 02, 2008
My wife and stayed at the inn for our first anniversary and loved everything about it. The breakfast was excellent both days we stayed. The second day we stayed, the power was out but Jennifer went out of her way to prepare a wonderful fruit bowl to tide us over until the power had been restored. Even after the power came back on, she tool the time to prepare a full meal for all of us. That's dedication! And it was greatly appreciated by all of us. The Franklin (the room we had) was very spacious and had distinct separation between the bedroom and the sitting area/bathroom. It was all very quaint and exactly what we love about B&B's. Plus the prices are great! Others B&B's I had looked at on this site were higher priced and not close to the Elroy-Sparta trail. If you're in the Sparta area looking for a place to stay while biking in the area or if you're just looking for a weekend retreat away from the city where you actually CAN see stars, you definitely can't go wrong staying at the Franklin.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.~
4.6 on September 02, 2008
This was my first B&B experience and has convinced me that a B&B is the way to go. The Franklin Victorian is a beautiful place that I would recommend to anyone (in fact I aready have). The cleanliness and comfort was next to none.
Happiness is Homemade~
5 on August 29, 2008
Thanks for making me feel at home? Bob Dotson~ National Correspondent NBC TODAY, New York
Thank you Bob for staying with us and can't wait to see the show ... "Millionaire Monks" Airs Friday, October 10th, the closing segment in the 8:30am to 9:00am half hour
5 on August 29, 2008
Excellent! Loved the room and breakfast.
Thank you Amanda (producer for NBC TODAY SHOW) for staying with us and can't wait to see the show ... "Millionaire Monks" Airs Friday, October 10th, the closing segment in the 8:30am to 9:00am half hour
4.0 on August 27, 2008
My husband & I needed some time away and some friends of ours stayed at the Franklin Victorian B & B this past summer and recommended it. My husband’s passion is biking so this was a perfect choice for both our liking. Not having stayed in a B & B prior to this I was not sure what to expect. The home was beautiful; our room The Master Bedroom provided enough room and atmosphere for great one on one time. My only issue would be no space to store clothing. THE FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. Jennifer's cooking is amazing...who knew strawberry soup could taste so fantastic. We spent time reading from the library and played a game of "Some Enchanted Evening" which took us back 20 years in romantic memories and we hope our laughter didn’t annoy anyone. Jennifer kept the cookie jar outside our room filled with the best homemade cookies (We think every guest there was sneaking out every so often to have “Just One More”) and there was plenty of healthy snacks and drinks available as well. Our time spent on the Sprata-Elroy bike trail was one we wont soon forget. The scenery was breathtaking & we had a great lunch at one of the trailside stops. We were able to keep our bikes safe in the garage and Jennifer unlocked it bright and early for my husband who likes to get a few 25 miles in before 7 am. I would most certainly recommend the Franklin Victorian B & B to anyone looking to relax and maybe even fall in love all over again. Thanks Jennifer & Steve for a great time!! Thanks to my husband too!!
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in Harmony.~
4.2 on August 26, 2008
The Dunns pay particular attention to details in the comforts that they provide their guests. We are impressed with their affiliations with being a green environment and meeting national standards. It is fascinating to look at the history of the home they provide as well as the carefully thought out reading and touring materials available.
Happiness is Homemade~
5 on August 22, 2008
We loved our visit to Franklin Victorian B&B. Jennifer was so kind and helpful, with good suggestions about what to do, where to eat, and what to see. The house and gardens are beautiful and she and Steve keep everything so nice. After a day of biking the massage shower was oh-so-wonderful. And porch sitting in the evenings was the frosting on the cake. We turned our two night stay into three...just didn't want to leave. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
If you want to be happy, be.~
4.4 on August 19, 2008
The Franklin Victorian B&B is a perfect inn for a weekend of biking, r&r, or for celebrating a special occasion. Impeccably decorated rooms, any amenity one could want, and very gracious innkeepers. We'll be back.
Gratitude is the heart's memory.~
5 on August 18, 2008
Franklin Victorian bed and breakfast is an absolute gem. The quaint and BEAUTIFUL home is only outdone by the amazing hospitality of the innkeepers. The breakfasts are pretty amazing too. I would definitely recommend this B&B for anyone staying in the Sparta area! A great escape!!!!
He who can give thanks for little will always fine they have enough.~
4.0 on August 15, 2008
Jennifer Dunn is a charming, thoughtful hostess, and her house is beautiful. Not over done, Not stuffy. Just Right, and oh, so comfortable.
Thank you for Touching our life.~
5 on August 13, 2008
Evey detail from from the first step inside ... to morning breakfast makes you feel welcome and special! Jennifer's warmth and caring is evident in her decor and little touches everywhere.The preservation of the historical richness of this home is wonderful. Wonderful books, games, music, snacks...We only wish we could come here more often!! jerry and judie de wald
Thank You for Just being you with kind words.~
4.8 on August 12, 2008
It was very clean and the smells were great. The attention to detail was outstanding and the wine and crackers were a nice touch after a long bike ride. We really enjoyed sitting on the front porch talking, laughing and relaxing. There were lots of books and games too if you like that kind of thing. It was our best sister weekend yet and we have been doing it for awhile.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.~
4.8 on August 12, 2008
We had another wonderful and relaxing stay at your B&B. Breakfast was fabulous! See you next year. Dan and Stacy
You make the world a better place just by being in it. Thanks!~
5 on August 10, 2008
Although our stay was only one night, it was quite surreal how it gave us the feeling of an entire vacation. It felt as though we did a weeks worth of vacationing and yet the entire time was so relaxing and every moment was perfect. It was the greatest experience and exactly what we needed.
Thank you for being our friends.~
4.6 on August 08, 2008
Well, we loved it. !!! The FOOD was fantastic. it was QUIET. We could come and go as we pleased!!! Jen was very helpful with anything that came up, being it questions, or comments. It was close to the bike trial and the museum, and that is why we came that way in the first place, I would so go again.!!!!!
Thanks a Million-To Someone Who Make Us Feel Like One in a Million.~
4.6 on August 04, 2008
We enjoyed the attention to detail in this lovely restored Victorian home. The perfect scents, games, hospitality, and breakfasts. We also enjoyed the company of the other guests.
These is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.~
5 on August 03, 2008
I have stayed at the Franklin Victorian B & B many times for about the last 10 years and I love it!!! It is like being home but way better. You are treated like family. Extra amenities make the stay even more memorable. The breakfasts are fabulous. Jennifer, Steve and family are the best. Carol Strozewski
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.~
4.8 on August 02, 2008
Enjoyed the beautiful historic B&B. Breakfast was absolutely wonderful and provided much needed nourishment for the bicycle trails. One of our favorite B&B's.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.~
4.8 on August 02, 2008
A very relaxing time. We will be back.
Thank you and we look forward to your return.
3.4 on July 28, 2008
Was a very nice B&B....we were pleased....very efficiently run...my only suggestion is the home was quite historic and had many beautiful antiques and some of the furnishings ie curtains/valances etc were a bit "cheap" which took away from the charm in my opinion...and too many nicknack's made for clutter...otherwise i was pleasantly surprised at how lovely the experience was.
Many of us have subjective opinions of others decor & what maybe consided clutter. When you do not know what was the cost is others unfair opinions. When people typically stay at prime motels there is not a comfortable home feeling which we provide and the majority of our guests and reviews please love the experiece of our B&B.
5 on July 24, 2008
We enjoyed staying in the master bedroom. Very pretty. The two lounge rooms were beautiful. Beautiful wood trim and doors. Very creative delicious breakfast.
Thank you for touching our life and stay with us in our B&B.
4.8 on July 21, 2008
the romantic package was just right & a very nice get away weekend for Us! would stay again if in area!!
Thank you and we are so happy you enjoy your package and we hope others will too!
5 on July 20, 2008
Comfortable lodging, great food, bike shuttle and great location.
Biking on the Sparta trail so many enjoy and we were very happy to shuttle you. Thank you for staying with us!
4.0 on July 20, 2008
The B&B was beautiful and very homey. The owner was friendly and very helpful. It was comfortable and the foood was great!
We have pride in our business and what we do for our guests. We look forward to your return.
4.8 on July 19, 2008
My girlfriend and I were in Sparta for a surprise birthday party for my sister and decided to stay at the Franklin. We couldn't have made a better choice. The innkeepers are extremely nice and friendly and the service was really outstanding. This is a beautiful B & B. Steve and Jennifer really make you feel wecome and comfortable with lots of treats, a white noise machine in each room, CD player in each room, plush robes and slippers, and great food. The one thing our room didn't have was a jacuzzi tub for two, but that was hardly a negative. One doesn't always need a whirlpool to soak in and set the mood. The furnishings and ambience of this turn of the century home do indeed take one back to a quieter time when life wasn't nearly as frantic and frenzied as today. We will be going back, and soon.
We are so happy the Birthday Surprise was a great time. Thank you for the kind words and we are so happy you were about to relax and we hope for you to come again.
4.6 on July 19, 2008
You have a lovely B & B. It was nice to have everything necessary in the room. You are doing a great jog, Jennifer! Thank you.
Thank you and we love doing business and serving our guests!
5 on July 19, 2008
Very good experience.
We are so happy you had Fun!!!
5 on July 19, 2008
Jennifer and Steve provided an absolutely delightful stay for our biking adventure. The house is gorgeous and the owners charming and welcoming. The room (Bethany) was lovely and the bathroom perfect - claw tub and shower. The breakfasts in the perfectly period diningroom were a combination of wonderful food and friendly conversation with the other guests. Jennifer provided a shuttle service to Elroy to start the trail pointing out eating areas we could try on our ride back. It was a perfect stay with charming hosts.
We love when our guests have great experiences and that your biking adventure was wonderful!
5 on July 17, 2008
I had a wonderful stay in this extraordinarily fine historic home. The innkeepers went out of their way to make sure I had a comfortable visit.
The B&B is on the State and National Register since 2005 and it is a beautiful piece of history and we are happy you had a nice stay.
4.6 on July 15, 2008
This B&B was fabulous! Jennifer Dunn has a wonderful B&B. She is welcoming and very open to needs. She has thought of everything.
Years being in business and taking pride of what we do and we enjoy our guests that stay with us.
5 on July 14, 2008
Jennifer and Steve think of everything and give you the space to enjoy your stay. Breakfasts are fresh and fabulous. Highly recommended!
It is your B&B and we are happy enjoyed your stay.
4.8 on July 12, 2008
Jennifer is a wonderful hostess who does everything possible to make your stay wonderful. The house is a piece of craftmanship you should not miss. You have the access to most of the first floor as guests and I felt like my was stay at my sister's home. Carol Raitz Lexington, KY
Thank you Carol for your kind words and we enjoyed meeting you.
4.2 on July 09, 2008
We ended our week long vacation at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast. As we approched the Bed & Breakfast on that evening I said - what a beautiful place! We stayed in the Master Bedroom. It was so relaxing and comfortable. One thing I noticed was although the inn was full I could not hear anyone else in the place. My husband enjoyed the history of this house. The breakfast was so good as well as everything else. We would like to come back again.
The sunshine that comes from your heart is warmer than any that comes from the sky...Thank you
5 on June 22, 2008
First stay at a B&B and have a feeling this will be a hard act to follow. Wonderful hosts...lots of memories with friends...fantastic breakfast...emaculate rooms with everything you could possibly need...Looking forward to staying there again!
Thank you, Memories are the flowers in the garden of life.
3.6 on June 16, 2008
The rooms were very clean and the beds slept well. The house is beautiful and was a delight. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. We would recommend this B & B to anyone. We will definitely be back!
We are so happy you had a good nights rest and we look forward to your return.
4.8 on June 15, 2008
My wife and I stayed at the Franklin Victorian B&B for 3 nights June 12-15, 2008. The room was very special, the entire B&B very comfortable, and Jennifer was always at our beck and call. We would stay again if ever in the area and highly recommend this B&B to others.
Thank you for taking the time to do a review on our B&B, we appreicate it and welcome you as our guests again soon.
4.4 on June 04, 2008
Great place! Definitely plan to return!
We also look forward to your return to Bed...Breakfast..Bike and Beyond.
5 on May 31, 2008
Jennifer, the innkeeper, was very flexible with our schedule, having to arrive somewhat late. The room was beautifully decorated and the ammenities were outstanding, especially our home cooked breakfast!!
We are a flexiable B&B and we are glad to have you as our guests. We welcome you back to our B&B again soon.
4.6 on May 29, 2008
I was travelling on business to Sparta but could not find a nationally know chain hotel after a quick internet search. This was to my benefit as I found the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast and decided to give it a try. The property, both inside and out, is immaculate. The feeling of walking back in time to the Victorian age in America is tangible. My room was clean and comfortable and the private bath unexpectedly large. "Bethany's Room" was very nice but if I have a chance to return, I will reserve one of the other more "masculine" rooms. The common rooms were beautifully furnished with both historic and modern ammenities. I was glad to see there was a computer terminal and wireless throughout the inn. Jennifer Dunn was a fantastic hostess. She gave a nice introductory tour and was available to answer all of my questions. She prepared an unexpectedly delicious breakfast which I won't soon forget. I hope to return to Sparta with my wife so she can also enjoy a relaxing stay at the Franklin Victorian.
Thank you for coming to us during your business travel and we look forward to being you Midwest choice soon.
5 on May 27, 2008
Great food. Great hospitality. Jennifer was extremely helpful. She made our stay very relaxed and comfortable.
Thank you for your business.
5 on May 25, 2008
Our first visit to Sparta, a great bike ride, and a lovely place to stay away from home. The Inn was full but we enjoyed a private and quiet room, full of special touches. Early coffee and chocolates in every nook and cranny, plus a delicious breakfast (don't be afraid to ask about dietary restrictions) served in a fancy dining room. Highly recommended.
Thank you for the nice comments. Glad you had experience that makes true lifelong memories.
5 on May 21, 2008
We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful stay. It was so clean & comfy. And all the nice details made this our best stay EVER! (at any B & B or hotel!!).
Thank you for the nice comments and we can't wait for you to stay with us again soon.
4.0 on May 19, 2008
We were greeted the moment we opened the door...and the greetings continued throughout the house during our stay: dishes of chocolate treats, wine and cheese at night, coffee to greet you in the morning. And that doesn't even include the beautiful 4-course breakfast! It simply was wonderful!!!
Thank you and we were happy to be your hosts.
5 on May 14, 2008
the house and the room was very beautiful everything you could want was available in the room the food was delicious
Thank you and look forward to seeing you again.
3.4 on May 12, 2008
What a spectacular house. Great room, great food and wonderful setting. We were so pleased with our stay...we hope to return sometime!
Thank you, and please come again too... Bed...Breakfast...Bike & Beyond
4.0 on May 12, 2008
We stayed one night in the Master bedroom. Nicely decorated. There seemed to be lots of signs indicating what you could and couldn't do (e.g., don't use white towels for removing make-up, etc). However, the innkeepers did think of all kinds of little things to make sure that guests are comfortable. Food was great.
We provide quality and an experience for all our guests. Really just one reminder sign for our guests to help in providing a quality product for the next.
5 on April 29, 2008
My first experience at a B&B was a great one. The rooms were immaculate and beautifully decorated. The food was beyond delicious and Steve and Jennifer were accomodating beyond necessity. The murder mystery my seven friends and I participated in was so much fun. I know we will be back as a group and I will be certain to enjoy another stay myself, and try other B&Bs instead of hotels next time I travel.
Thank you for the kind words, it was a wonderful time with you all.
5 on April 29, 2008
Myself and 7 other girlfriends stayed at the B&B, for the Murder Mystery Slumber Party. We had a great time and had a pleasant stay. The B&B was so unique. Each room had their special qualities and the service was excellent. The food and hosptality given was above my expectations. I would definately do this again and I would recommend it to anyone I cross paths with!
Your murder mystery group was alot of fun and I am glad you had a great time. Thank you
5 on April 28, 2008
Myself and seven of my friends stayed at the Franklin Victorian B&B for a Murder Mystery slumber party. It was one of the best trips and experiences that I have had in a long time. The food was to die for and we all loved playing the Murder Mystery game. It really was a great way for us to step out of our comfort zone, dress up into a costume and then try and figure out who the murderer was among us. We had a lot of laughs and we all agreed we would definitely stay here again. The rooms were also magical. The decorations and feel to each room was more than impressive. Each bedroom had its own bathroom which I thought was a major plus since this was my first time staying at a B&B and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Kuddo’s to Jennifer and Steve for running a top notch establishment!! Thanks for the wonderful memory!!!!!!! Jackie Burkhardt
Thank you for your review and glad you had a fabulous time.
5 on April 28, 2008
Steve and Jennifer made us feel very welcome. The food was wonderful and everything was very relaxing for all of us. I have never stayed at a bed and breakfast before but from now on I will look to see what is available next time I am traveling.
Thank you and we look forward to serving you again soon.
4.0 on April 21, 2008
This lovely bed and breakfast is terrific. Our Red Hat group stayed for the murder mystery weekend and had an absolutely wonderful time. The food was great and so were the rooms!
We love "Red Hat Groups" Thank you for staying with us.
3.2 on March 24, 2008
Good service, everything as advertised!
Thank you, we pride ourselves in running a wonderful B&B.
4.6 on March 24, 2008
Jennifer was very friendly and the house wa amazing. Both Lori Anne and I enjoyed our stay immensely and would both recommend this BNB to friends and plan to stay again!
Thank you for your time.
5 on December 29, 2007
The hosts made the Franklin Victorian feels like a home away from home. I got up in the morning to a delicious breakfast, went out for the day and got back to a warm house and a warm cup of hot chocolate or tea and a comfortable bed.
Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay!
5 on October 31, 2007
Wonderful atmosphere, and outstanding food. The wine and cheese in the early evenings was a special touch.
Thank you for your comments.
5 on September 11, 2007
Jennifer and Steve went out of their way to make sure that my stay was memorable. My breakfasts were just as tasty and beautifully presented as the other guest's. Being gluten (wheat) intolerant makes breakfast a real challenge! Fantastic Inn!
Glad we provided a memorable stay and you had a nice time and enjoyed our breakfast.
5 on August 25, 2007
Absolutely fantastic B & B. The house is immaculate and a credit to Jennifer and Steve.The attention to detail is wonderful and the breakfasts were truly amazing. Would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys staying in an historic home, you won't regret it.
Can't wait for your return to Sparta, USA
5 on August 24, 2007
We had a awesome stay at this B&B. Jennifer is a wonderful host, great cook and prides her B&B with wonderful service, cleanliness, offers great packages and Loves what she does, and it shows! We can not wait to go back with our "Pillow Point Special" card. We have recommended this B&B to many of our friends.
We are happy you had an awesome stay and we can't wait for your return also. Thank you for recommending us to your friends.
4.6 on August 20, 2007
We were highly impressed. We've stayed in numerous B&Bs and this was in our top 3. We stayed in the suite. Great value!!!
Thank you for your review and look forward to being your host again.
4.2 on August 13, 2007
Loved the preserved history of the home. Also impressed it is a 'green' B & B. Delicious breakfasts, comfortable beds and pillows. A great experience.
Thank you and Yes, we are a certified www.TravelGreenWisconsin.com Bed and Breakfast. We have made a commitment to continuously imporve our B&B in order to reduce the environmental impact.
4.4 on August 10, 2007
Nice atmosphere in all the rooms. The breakfast was fantastic.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride our bed and breakfast with wonderful service, guest rooms, breakfasts and great amenities to our guests. See our B&B Specials and Packages available on our website.
5 on August 05, 2007
We were given a night's stay as a gift from our children and it was a fabulous excursion. The hosts were great, especially considering we rode our bikes 20 miles in the rain to get to the inn. The host let us wash off our bikes and provided dry storage for the bikes and plastic bags for our wet clothes. The decor of the inn is unbelieveable. The woodwork is the original from 1900 and looks magnificient. The rooms are very spacious with lots of treats and amenities to make for a great stay. Breakfast was delicious. Great restaurants in the area to choose from as well. This place is a definite must for Bed & Breakfast people.
Thank you and we are glad you had a wonderful stay.
5 on July 29, 2007
We stayed with two other couples. We biked the Elroy Sparta Trail. Jennifer and Steve were very warm and inviting. Cared for our luggage before we checked in and after so we could do our biking. The accommodations were lovely. The history of the home very interesting. Jennifer made dinner suggestions. The breakfast was fabulous. We hope to return... soon!
Glad you and your firends had a nice time and you loved your experiece with us.
5 on July 25, 2007
Everything in the guest rooms are carefully consider to make the experience enjoyable. CD's for gentle music and informative reading material is available. The food and service are first class.
Glad you have an experience of our B&B.
5 on July 24, 2007
Found this B&B online and was not familiar with the area. When we arrived, before check in time, Jennifer very graciously helped us with a map of the bike trail and directions to find where to start. Our shower was great after a long day on a bike! Felt right at home which is why we prefer to stay at B&B's. Made for a very memorable 34th anniversary. We'll tell our friends about the Inn and the area.
Glad you found our Awesome website and hope it will be a favorite and we look forward to your return.
5 on July 17, 2007
I would highly recommend this AWESOME B & B! My husband and I have stayed at numerous B & B's and the Franklin Victorian is truly one of the BEST! We were fortunate to enjoy the Franklin Suite. From the moment you drive up to this 6000 square foot Victorian Home to the closing of the double solid oak front doors our stay exceeded all expectations. The entire home is absolutely immaculate, Jennifer was very helpful, our suite was very relaxing and beautifully decorated, the breakfast was the best we have ever had at a B & B, the location is also excellent to access the bike trail and some excellent restaurants. You can tell the Dunn's love their job and it truly shows in how much pride they take in sharing this one of a kind home with others and seeing that your stay is memorable. Sparta is only 25 miles from LaCrosse and we will definintely make the drive to stay at the FVBB when we are in the area again.
We are so happy you had an Awesome stay!
4.2 on July 11, 2007
Good food and fun close by. Great place to stay if you want to go bicycling and/or play golf. They make a fabulous breakfast.
Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy you enjoy the wonderful bike trails and golf course. Sparta "The bicycling capital of the world".
5 on July 08, 2007
The house is even more beautiful than we imagined! Our room was comfortable, well appointed, and breakfast was over the top. Our hosts Steve and Jennifer were friendly and helpful with local information and dining suggestions. They also provide a great service of shuttling us and our bicycles anywhere along the Sparta-Elroy bike trail. This made our ride more enjoyable and we were able to experience more of the that great trail, which was the purpose of our visit. (and to relax too!)Thanks to our hosts for a great B&B experience.
We are very happy you had a nice time and come back soon to bike again!
5 on May 25, 2007
We are bicyclers and this is very convenient to the trails. We are repeat customers-this B&B is habit forming. Jennifer's wonderful breakfast will keep you bicycling all day!
Thank you and please tell your bicycler friends about us, we would love to have them as our guests.
5 on April 29, 2007
Was all very nice only small thing was parking. I was not crazy about parking on the road. Otherwise all was wonderful
We provide safe, quiet street parking. We have never had any problems or concerns from our guests.