A wonderful and unexpected gem in Sparta, WI. Jennifer and Steve were gracious hosts and the breakfast was very enjoyable. Comfortable and well appointed rooms made our stay a pleasant break. Our only negative, and a very small negative, was that the plethora of printed material in our room eliminated any suspension of disbelief. In other words, there were so many "instructions", cards for posting Facebook selfies, advertisements, notices for things to do and businesses to patronize, etc. that it felt at times like a conventional lower end motel rather than a luxury B&B. Our advice would be to ditch the overload of printed material. The only thing I want to know is the wifi password and after that simply to believe that I am in my private, comfortable, and luxurious universe.
We arrived late afternoon and checked in. The room was very spacious and clean. It is in short walking distance of restaurants and parks. After dark we walked to the park and saw all the Christmas lights while it was snowing. The whirlpool tub felt very nice after being out in the cold. We had breakfast served in our room. It was awesome. I would highly recommend staying here.
Loved this warm and inviting B&B. Great neighborhood and just a couple blocks from downtown with dining. Had a relaxing time putting together the puzzle set out for guests. We even got to sign the board for finishing the puzzle. What fun! I'm looking forward to visiting again in the near future.
What a treasure to find this B&B in Sparta! As beautiful as its surroundings, the extras were appreciated; from the fireplace in our room to the snacks and drinks available outside of breakfast, our stay was perfect. Breakfast was hot and fresh and Jen's dishes were creative and flavorful. I highly recommend this B&B!
We loved the quaint charm of the Franklin Victorian - it was beautiful, very clean, and the attention to detail was outstanding! Breakfast was excellent and we would definitely stay here again!
If it is truly all in the detail, Jennifer and Steve Dunn hit the mark! From the wonderful breakfast each morning to the Comfy sheets on your comfortable bed at night, this B & B is great. We will definitely be back!!
My brothers and our wives met in Sparta for an annual get together. We chose Sparta for it location to the biking trail and other local things to do. Our stay at the Franklin exceeded our expectations as far as the quality of the inn - the accommodations, the breakfasts, the amenities, and the proprietor. It was a very pleasant stay!
Love the cozy, homey feel that Jennifer creates with lots of info about the area, snacks and drinks available 24/7, dishes of candy everywhere and really comfortable beds. Love the shuttle service for trail bikers as well. Breakfast is great! Love the in-town location with an amazing Italian restaurant a block away. Been here twice and will come again!
We stayed at the Franklin Victorian B&B once a few years ago. It was a great visit, which is why we went back. There isn't a detail that is missing in the house in general or in your room in specific. The hosts are most gracious. Breakfast was yummy!!!
Excellent breakfast with perfect portion sizes. Chocolate chip cookies. All the little touches are there. We appreciate the locked bike storage. Easy walk to the downtown area. Easy access to bike trails. Rooms are clean and spacious.
The best and cleanest bed and breakfast I have ever stayed at! Our room and the snack bar had everything you could possibly want or need! The hosts were so friendly and helpful! The house is immaculate! Tons of charm! The breakfast was amazing!