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Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

220 E Franklin St , Sparta, WI 54656-1804 USA (Show map)
4.7
375 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

2-Master Bedroom Suite

King Bed, Free WI-FI, Private, full bath has a shower and body spray, Sitting Area, Fireplace A privately served breakfast is available in room, Click On "Enlarge" for more photos. Single Person Discount Rate: next page, Specials for two and three night stays available

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

3-Country Room

KING Bed (note: foot board on bed has been removed since this photo), Free WI-FI, Private Bath-tub and shower, “All Season” fireplace, Sitting Area. Click On "Enlarge" for more photos. Single Person Discount Rate: next page. Specials for two and three night stays available

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

4-Mitchell's Room

Queen Bed, Free WI-FI, Private Bath-shower with body spray, Sitting Area , All Season Fireplace Click On "Enlarge" for more photos. Single Person Discount Rate: next page, Specials for two and three night stays available

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

1-Franklin Suite

Queen Bed, Free WI-FI, Private, en-suite deluxe full bath has a shower and an Ultra Bathâ, air jetted whirlpool tub, Sitting Area, A privately served breakfast is available in room, Click On "Enlarge" for more photos. Single Person Discount Rate: next page, Specials for two and three night stays available

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

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375 Reviews

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Well-Maintained Inn With Many Extras

4.6 on October 20, 2014

We recently spent two nights in the Master Bedroom Suite of this inn. I enjoyed the spaciousness of the room, having a table and chairs to play games at, and COMFORTABLE easy chairs (not always the case at historic inns!) The bed was comfortable; sheets were fantastic! Early morning coffee was available in hallway, or we could make it in our room. Bathroom contained a toiletry basket in case anything was left behind- always a good idea so one doesn't need to bother the innkeeper for little things. Bath towels and robes were sooo soft!!! Breakfasts were very good, and served in a pleasant setting with relaxing music playing in the background. Though we didn't take advantage of it, we could have had our breakfast delivered to our room, which was a nice option. Extras such as romantic CD's in the room, battery-operated candles, chocolates, and cookies all added to a wonderful experience. The home is meticulously maintained, and a good value for such a nice place.


Best B&B we have ever stayed in.

5 on October 19, 2014

Jennifer & Steve thought of everything in making you feel welcome. My wife & I spent our Anniversary there and we were so happy we did. There was a small bottle of wine and two wine glasses in our room along with a small jar of chocolate mints. And freshly baked chocolate chip cookies in a cookie jar at a desk in the hallway with hot coffee or tea for all guests to enjoy.Next to our beautiful new 2 person hot tub we had slippers and bath robes to use after enjoying the hot tub.


Great bed and breakfast

5 on October 17, 2014

This is a beautiful he on Sparta, Wisconsin. There is easy access to the surrounding towns including bike trails and cranberry bogs and wildlife refuges. Jennifer gave a nice history of the home, has decorated the home beautifully and prepares a delicious breakfast. We would definitely stay here again if we are on the area.


Great, short stay!

3.8 on October 15, 2014

Breakfast was fabulous! Out of 3 nights in B&Bs this weekend, my morning at the Franklin is still my favorite. Jennifer was a kind and accommodating host. The house's main floor is very beautiful. I'd absolutely return!


3 Night of our weeklong Anniversay Vacation

5 on October 06, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Franklin Victorian B&B for one night and was very pleased. The property is amazing and meticulously well taken care of. The house is over 100 years old and is a great example of keeping our past alive and well for many generations to come. If you are looking for a great place to relax we highly recommend the Franklin Victorian Andrea and Dan


Franklin Victorian B&B was Outstanding!!

5 on October 01, 2014

Excellent accomodation for B&B. Wonderful host and hostess, excellent breakfasts and friendly atmosphere. Recommend to anyone in the midwest portion of the state of Wisconsin. Great Cranberry festival and enjoyed the local bike paths also.


Outstanding

5 on September 30, 2014

As always we had a lovely stay at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast. Jennifer does a fantastic job from the time you arrive until the time you leave, we always feel very welcomed. She is also a wonderful cook who makes the best breakfast!


First Solo Stay

5 on September 26, 2014

I had an event close by the night before so when making travel plans decided to swing over for a day of biking. This isn't my first stay and I love the house so much - very peaceful. The fireplace and shower jets in the master suite are awesome. Jennifer is an amazing cook as well. I felt bad I just wasn't very hungry and actually next time I will make a note for a small portion - hate that the food was wasted and if I had had some tupperware wiith me would have brought it home.


Another memorable stay

5 on September 20, 2014

We stayed in the Franklin Suite. We have been visiting Sparta regularly since 2004 and have stayed at the FVBB many times. All the extra touches are there. The breakfasts are always wonderful. Jennifer is very welcoming and attentive to the needs of her guests. We look forward to our next visit.


Outstanding value,,,,,,,

5 on September 18, 2014

We stayed three nights; everything about our stay was perfect.


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Location

Location Type

City

Airport

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

Directions to property:

I-90, Exit 25.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail, Fort Mc Coy, Kickapoo River, Canoeing, Warrens Cranberry Fest, Wisconsin Cheese Stores, Wineries, Amish Country, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

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, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Murder Mystery Weekends, 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 No Smoking policy in our facility, porches or grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children Must be 12 and Older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We are unable to accommodate pets.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some weekends
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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

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Special Package

Summer Specials

Attention Bicyclist- Receive Two Free Bike Passes & Two Free Bike Bottles! Dates: May 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014 Stay with us anytime Sunday through Thursday for Two (2) nights or more in the same room and enjoy what Wisconsin has to offer and ride the Sparta-Elroy Bike Trail. (Offer is not valid when using any gift certificate, other special, discount, or Holidays/weekends).

Summer Specials

Attention Bicyclist Stay Three and Save – Receive Free Bike Shuttle Dates: May 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014 Stay with us Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Three (3) nights in the same room and enjoy a free bike shuttle and see what Wisconsin has to offer along the Sparta-Elroy Bike Trail. (Offer is not valid when using any gift certificate, other special, discount, or Holidays/weekends).

Sports Specials

Attention Bicyclist- People & Bicycle Shuttle Service – $ is for two people Dates: May 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014 This is an add-on available for being our biking guests. We will shuttle your bicycles and you to either Elroy, Kendall or Wilton along the Sparta-Elroy Bike Trail. Full or Half trail price is available. Then you can enjoy the bike trail, wonderful tunnels and ride back to the bed and breakfast! Set up with the innkeepers for us to shuttle you at the time of your reservation.

Ongoing Discount

AAA Members ~ We are pleased to offer a -$5 discount to current AAA members on New 2014 reservations. Membership number required at time of reservation, must be valid for date of stay. Must show proof at check-in. (Offer is not valid when using any gift certificate, other special, or Holidays/weekends).

Frequent Stay Programs

EARN A FREE NIGHT! As if a night at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast isn’t wonderful enough, now you can reward yourself even more! Sign up for “Pillow Points.” Stay six nights and get the seventh night FREE! There are no fees or expiration dates, and your nights-stayed do not need to be consecutive. Just earn credit toward your free night whenever you visit! Ask innkeeper for details & your “Pillow Points” card.

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Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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