Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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




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

Great experience

5 on October 22, 2017

Innkeepers had thought of everything that we might need or want.

Innkeeper Response
We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve you. Thank you

- Jennifer (innkeeper)

Great small town B&B

5 on October 16, 2017

My partner and I stayed here for two nights in October in the Master suite. Jennifer was helpful, kind, and an excellent cook! The rooms were very well maintained and we were so comfortable. Will definitely stop again if visiting in the area.

Innkeeper Response
We really appreciate that you took the time to share details about your recent visit to our location. We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve you.

- Jennifer (innkeeper)

Great place prior to the trail

5 on September 03, 2017

Great from start to finish. Classic home in spectacular condition. Coffee & breakfast in the morning exceptional, Also, great value.

Innkeeper Response
We are constantly hard at work doing everything we can to deliver high quality experiences to every one who walk thru our door. Thank you!

- Jennifer (innkeeper)

Home Away from Home

5 on August 20, 2017

From the minute we walked in the door we felt at home. We probably could have spent the entire time in our beautiful suite. The breakfasts were delicious and such fun conversation with the other guests. Jennifer was above and beyond helpful. The next time we are in the area we will definitely stay here.

Innkeeper Response
We are extremely grateful for your review. We believe that business is all about people and the greatest compliments we can receive are those that highlight the commitment we delivered. Your review makes a difference to us and it is incredibly helpful as a way to introduce others to what we do here. Thank you

- Jennifer (innkeeper)

One of our favorites!!

5 on August 01, 2017

We enjoyed our stay and will hopefully be back next year. The food was amazing and so was our room!

Innkeeper Response
5-stars...and your words of appreciation make a world of difference and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

- Jennifer (innkeeper)

Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast was lovely

5 on July 30, 2017

Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast was lovely. They sent an email a couple of days in advance with clear directions to the B&B. Jennifer met us when we arrived and gave us a tour. The room was welcoming. We appreciated the mini-fridge with sparkling water and juices and the snacks. The breakfast was delicious. They made me vegetarian patties because I don't eat meat. I liked the thought. I would definitely recommend this Bed and Breakfast..

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your time with us and future guests or ours. We are constantly hard at work doing everything we can to deliver high quality experiences to every one who walk thru our door.

- Jennifer (innkeeper)

Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast

4.0 on July 02, 2017

Jennifer was a great hostess. The breakfast she served every morning was delicious. The rooms were clean and the bed and breakfast was overall very nice to stay at.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing and we and very glad you had a great time.

- Jennifer (innkeeper)

Sparta Weekend

3.8 on June 20, 2017

Wi-fi not working when arrived, was Later the same evening reset and working. Individual window air-conditioners. Very Clean. Breakfast was Excellent. Shuttle service to bike drop-off, very informative. Would stay again if in the area

Innkeeper Response
Hello, and thank you for taking the time for your review and we are so happy you had a great time and enjoyed your stay. We have pride in our business and we are look forward to your return stay. Yes, the world of the internet does time to time give us all a challenge but with patients and understanding we can make it work. Sometime like this time...we just needed to re-set the router and all things were good. We have great internet here, but we all can have a hick ups now and then.

- JENNIFER (innkeeper)

30th wedding anniversary celebration.

5 on June 12, 2017

Our biggest regret is we didn't find this place sooner! What a gem. Jennifer was so kind to us. She took the time to explain any questions about the towns history along with her beautiful B&B that we had. Honestly out of our three B&B places we visited during a weeks long run this was the best place by far! The price was very reasonable. We really look at how the rooms are as well but most of all how we are treated. Breakfast was amazing and will speak for itself. These people make you feel special. Give them a try. I know we will be back sooner then later and this time we will bring our bikes! Thank you so much for making our 30th anniversary extra special with that little cake and strawberries too! What a wonderful added bonus.

Innkeeper Response
5- stars and you had a wonderful anniversary staying with us! Wow we are so happy! People should get a way to celebrate these life long mile stones and we are happy you shared your with us!

- Jennifer (innkeeper)

Friend reunion

4.4 on May 01, 2017

It was a great place to gather together with childhood friends. Very comfortable room. Beautiful community space where we shared our photos. Delicious breakfast! We also enjoyed our walk around the covered bridges. I would like to return to use it as a home base for riding the Sparta-Elroy bike trail.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking a few moments to let us know how we are doing. We look forward to see you again.

- Jennifer (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

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

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $130

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Mitchell's Room

Queen Bed, Free WI-FI, Private Bath-shower with body spray, Sitting Area , All Season Fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location Type

Close to La Crosse and Onalaska, Small town


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

Directions to property:

I-90, Exit 25.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Library, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone , Wine for 2

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No Smoking policy in or on property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children Must be 13 and Older
  • Childcare Provided: No No children
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We are unable to accommodate pets.
  • Disabled Access No

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Jennifer and Steve Dunn

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

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

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

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten Free

Signature Dish

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


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Hot Deal

Spring Loaded Deal is Here

Regular Rate: $125 now $100 (20% Savings:)

Spring Loaded Hot Deal! The Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast, in Sparta, WI is a perfect place to come and see and do many wonderful outdoor activities or just stay in. Stay with us during the weekdays in our standard guest rooms and receive this Spring Loaded Hot Deal! Please mention you saw us on bedandbreakfast Please contact the inn directly at 1 6083661427 to redeem this deal.

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Special Package

Ongoing Discount

Quiet Season Special Rate a Discount of $10. Per / Night Use Promo Code - QUIET In the Drift-Less area the “Quiet Season” is for many reasons. Guests love coming to the area to relax and de-stress after the holidays, enjoying the scenery with fewer crowds than in the summer and fall seasons. And our “Quiet Season” special rate gives you a little more reason to come and explore as the year gets started. (Please use promo code at the time of booking)

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