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Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

220 E Franklin St , Sparta, WI 54656-1804 USA (Show map)
4.7
325 Reviews
$100 - $125
per night

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Award-Winning and proud to be part of the "Diamond Collection" with BedandBreakfast. The Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is Proud to be on the "State & National Register as of January 2005". We are a AAA-Travel property and AAA and State inspected. A Great Outdoors Destination with 4-seasons of Recreation. Be our guest at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn, in the heart of Sparta, Wisconsin “The Bicycling Capital of America”. The bed & breakfast is located in the Hidden Valleys of Southwestern Wisconsin. It is very close to the Elroy-Sparta and other state bike trail, and opportunities for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, Amish Country, restaurants, theaters, golf course, shopping and more. We host Murder Mystery Weekends November thru April. The warmth of our romantic retreat welcomes you at the door. Built in the early (c.1900s) by a Sparta Banker, Mr. W.G. Williams, this Queen Anne-style bed & breakfast features leaded stained glass window, fireplace, open staircase and other unique architectural features. Inside, you’ll find beautiful antiques, fresh flowers, lace window treatments, wonderful woodwork and decor. Amenities include a scrumptious full breakfast, cookies and much more, inside bike storage and shuttles service is available. Book your stay in one of our four elegant and spacious guestrooms today and see for yourself why our bed & breakfast is one of Sparta’s true treasures.

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Rooms & Rates

Franklin Suite

Franklin Suite is a large two-room suite featuring a dramatic, arched triple window with seating area for reading or just gazing outside. This well-appointed bedroom has a QUEEN-size bed with the best linens and many pillows, & two chairs! The large adjoining room with private bath has an Ultra Bathâ, air-jetted whirlpool tub and shower. The treetop view will leave you feeling peaceful and rejuvenated. A privately served breakfast is available in your room upon request at no additional charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125/$125

Master Bedroom Suite

The Master Bedroom Suite features a large spacious room, a fireplace for relaxing, and a romantic setting. The well-appointed bedroom has a KING-size bed with the best linens and many pillows, table and four chairs! This room features a private bath with a Hydro-Massage Shower System shower with five body-spray massage jets and shower head. A privately served breakfast is available in your room upon request at no additional charge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125/$125

Country Room

The Country Room is a large and spacious room. The well-appointed bedroom has a KING-size bed (note: foot board on bed has been removed since this photo was done) with the best linens and many pillows and seating area! You will also find an “All Season Fireplace" to enjoy the ambiance with or without heat! The room’s sitting area allows relaxing after visiting the local sights. This room has a private bath with a tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $115/$115

Mitchell's Room

Mitchell’s Room is a large, spacious room with a bit of an “outdoor” feel featuring warm wall-to-wall carpeting, inviting color scheme, comfy chairs, and of course great comfort for relaxing after your busy day! The well-appointed bedroom has a QUEEN-size bed with the best linens and many pillows! You will also find an “All Season Fireplace" to enjoy the ambiance with or without heat! The room’s private bath features a full shower system with six body steam-spray massage jets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115/$115

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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Very impressed!

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!


Weekend with friends

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!


The perfect mix of history and modern amenities

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.


Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

5 on March 24, 2014

Our stay was amazing! I cannot wait to go back.


Hit it out of the park with our 1st B & B experience!

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!


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Location

Location Type

City

Airport

La Crosse, WI (WSE-La Crosse County) 30 miles

Directions to property:

I-90, East

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Wisconsin Cheese Stores, Wineries, Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail, Warrens Cranberry Fest, Kickapoo River, Canoeing, Fort Mc Coy, Amish Country, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Elroy-Sparta State Trail, Great River State Trail, La Crosse River State Trail, Murder Mystery Weekends, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Bike Shuttle Service for guests, Free Wi-Fi, Free parking,, DVD's & Players, We are a Certified Travel Green WI Destination, We offer inside Bicycle storage during your stay, We offer inside Motorcycle storage while here

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Elroy-Sparta State Trail, Great River State Trail, La Crosse River State Trail, Murder Mystery Weekends, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00- 8:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children Must be 12 and Older
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We are unable to accommodate pets.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations: To secure a reservation, need a valid credit card hold. (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). Final payment with credit/debit card, cash or personal check.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations: Cancellations are difficult, but we do understand that unexpected situations arise. Please call the Inn if you need to cancel or reschedule your stay. Seven days notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations made less than 7 days will be refunded in the form of a gift certificate. No-shows, cancel day of, and early checkouts are responsible for payment of the entire reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jennifer and Steve Dunn

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

We moved to Sparta, Wisconsin in 2002 and are enjoying running an award winning bed and breakfast ever since. Jennifer wanted to own and run a bed and breakfast. With her interior design background, it only seemed natural. Both Jennifer and Steve had grown up in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Because of their love of the Midwest and their family ties in Wisconsin, they wanted to return to their roots. We love what we are doing, so come visit we would love meeting you!

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free


Signature Dish

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


Recipes

Deals

Hot Deal

SPRING INTO SAVINGS AT 20% Off!

Regular Rate: $115 now $92 (20% Savings:)

Room of the Month at 20% Off Stay two nights in our regular deluxe rooms during Sunday Thru Thursday in April and receive 20% off the room rate. (No gift certificates can be used with this special)Cannot be combined with any other offer.Cannot be applied to previous reservations, those that are canceled and re-booked, or during holidays and special events.

expires Wednesday


Special Package

Date Night Movie Package!

Date Night Movie Package! Free Dates: November 1, 2013 – October 31,2014 Come for Cuddling Date Night and Let’s Go to the Movies! Stay two nights or more and we will provide you with Free Two (2) movies tickets to the local movie theater. (Not valid with any other offer or gift certificates, reservation must be made 24 hours in advance).

Murder Mysteries

Murder Mystery Weekends at The Franklin Victorian Get a group of your friends, family, co-workers for great time at the inn. If you're interested in planning a murder mystery weekend, give us a call at 888-594-FVBB. Come spend a Friday and Saturday night with us, your friendly hostess will guide you through the game. As the game starts, you will receive your script and clues. Prove your innocence and solve the mystery in fun and laughter. Come gather your friends (or associates in crime as it were!). Our murder mystery weekend includes two nights' accommodations, full breakfast each morning, individual Murder Mystery packets, and a 4-course Murder Mystery dinner served Saturday evening-- salad, soup, and entrée of Italian, wine, & dessert. Gather your friends, dress your part, and get set for a fantasy getaway you'll never forget! We will top off the evening with the solution to the mystery. About two weeks prior to your mystery, you will receive your character information and costume suggestions in the mail. Incredible value $258-$298. Perfect for unique romantic getaways! The price of the two-night weekend will vary depending on the amenities of the guest room you choose. Ladies-Only Murder Mystery Slumber Party Bring your girlfriends for a one-night, Ladies-Only Murder Mystery Slumber Party for a group of 8 ladies. No men allowed! The slumber party includes the mystery, a four-course dinner, one night’s accommodations (2 ladies per room) more on website

Girlfriends' Getaways

Girlfriends, “Just Want to have Fun”! Reserve the entire inn for you and your closest long-time or your newest friends. Let us pamper you from the time you arrive until the time you check-out. No beds to Make. We will give you Lots of Privacy! We will take care of you all for the next 23 hours. Enjoy the lush robes and slippers and mostly Relax! You can play games, bring a craft, watch movies, shop, explore in the area or visit all night. There are four (4) guest rooms with private baths. Your package will include: Early Check-In at 1:00 p.m. Full use of the common areas at the B&B. We will treat you & friends to Pizza. Price is $85.00 per person with required 8 people. (ask innkeeper about two night stay)

Frequent Stay Programs

Stay with us and leave a review on Google and we will give you 10% off your next stay as a big Thank you. Send us an email letting us know you have done and we will note on your account.

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BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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