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“Great B&B in Sparta!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

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Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 5 Sparta B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Great B&B in Sparta!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Owners do a wonderful job-- very friendly and accommodating. Delicious breakfasts! (Can even make them GF!)
Shuttle service to Elroy to begin the bike trail was a nice extra touch. -- All in all a very nice place to stay !

  • Stayed June 2014
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Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

We stayed at this lovely inn for the second time. Our room was comfortable, clean and inviting. We used the sound machine to go to sleep. The breakfasts were delicious and filling. My husband even stepped out of his comfort zone and tried a couple things he normally wouldn't have. When we departed, the hostess said she'd love to have us back again. I think we'd like that!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Wisconsin
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We came here for our 16th anniversary and had a nice visit. First experience at a bed and breakfast. Our expectations were exceeded. Breakfast was tasty and room was super clean! Would definitely recommend this place if your in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014
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St Louis MO
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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I stayed at the Franklin Victorian while on business and found everything I needed. Jennifer was gracious enough to make me a breakfast "to go" because I had to be out the door at a very early hour, which I deeply appreciated. The house is located in a well-maintained neighborhood with easy access to downtown stores and businesses; I hope to be back again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We were there for a mid week getaway before the peak season, so it was quiet. Room was clean and comfortable and had all the amenities that we could need: plenty of towels, robe, hairdryer, etc. Outside of the room is a buffet stocked with fixings for hot drinks as well as cold drinks in a little fridge. You are encouraged to help yourself. A carafe of coffee showed up at 7:30 every morning, which was great. A jar of home make cookies for snacks was there during the day too. Lots of magazines were available in the living room and lots of printed material showcasing various area activities were in the front entry for your information. The house is beautiful, charming. I enjoyed lounging in the parlor in the evening with my ipad, a magazine, a board game, and briefly, the TV, to catch my favorite show. I believe it is the only TV in the house, which is all well and good when visiting B&Bs. Breakfasts were generous. We enjoyed what was offered. I don't think there are alternatives if you have a fussy eater with you, but I am sure you could ask. Jennifer was very nice and attentive.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Branson, Mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Not only is this a beautiful B&B, but Jennifer and Steve are the "hostess wit the mostest." They have all the special amenities that make for a great B&B stay.
I can't say enough about the wonderful breakfast we were served. We were there for 3 nights and each breakfast was different but equally delicious. Jennifer is a fabulous cook.
Most of the other guests were bikers, since Sparta is the biking center of Wisconisn. We were there to enjoy the area on our first trip into Wisconsin. We always pick B&B's to stay in while traveling or vacationing. Some are better than others. This is one of the best.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SandyH42
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

A clean quiet B&B. Rooms are thoughtfully appointed... Jennifer has thought of all the amenities. Location is great. It's within a mile of the Elroy Sparta and La Crosse bike trails. The inn has a bike barn to securely store bikes over night. . We purchased our trail passes and the shuttle through the inn. This worked out perfectly. After a delicious breakfast, Jennifer shuttled us to Elroy and we were ready to ride. We would definitely stay here again when we ride the trails.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

Property: Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast
Address: 220 E. Franklin St., Sparta, WI 54656
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Sparta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Sparta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award-Winning, The Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn in Sparta, WI, "The Bicycling Capital of America". Come experience a refreshing change from typical hotel lodging. Our inviting accommodations and abiding sense of hospitality promise welcome, rest, and renewal to one and all.Come and ride the Famous Elroy-Sparta Bike Trails. ... more   less 
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