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Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

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220 E. Franklin St., Sparta, WI 54656
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jennifer was so welcoming, and her cooking was fantastic! What a beautiful home, and our room was perfect. Couldn't have asked for a more cozy, relaxing way to spend New Year's Eve. The B&B is located on a nice corner in Sparta, and walking distance to good Italian food, and even a band (though we didn't stay for that). We... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had reservations here to bike the Sparta Trail back in June, 2014, but a health issue forced us to cancel. Jennifer was kind enough to issue a gift certificate which we finally used the last day the Trail was open for 2015. I am not a big fan of B&Bs as they can be noisy, cramped,... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Thanks to Jennifer and Steve for a nice relaxing weekend. They are very inviting and loved hearing the history of the B&B right when we got there. The breakfasts were delicious and the bed sheets were amazing! Thanks for a great weekend! Dawn and Jason

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This B&B combines the elegance of a Victorian century house with all modern conveniences.The room was tastefully decorated and every detail had been planned to have your needs met and more! We had the Franklin Suite and enjoyed the two rooms and the luxury of having our breakfast served in our room!The breakfasts were amazingly delicious and attractively presented.Jennifer was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This lovely B&B is a stone's throw from the center of town (Sparta--biking capital of the Americas), 30 minutes from the heart of cranberry growing country (we walked into a bog with thigh-high waders!), and less than an hour from the Minnesota border across the Mississippi River. My husband and I felt enveloped by charm and comfort at Jennifer and... More 

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Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the Mitchell Room. The bed was very comfortable! The bathroom was quite small and very difficult to maneuver in the corner shower. Not much space either to brush your teeth as the sink was a miniature pedestal. The common rooms, living room and dining room were lovingly maintained and decorated appointed with original and outstanding woodwork! Jennifer... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Our party booked two rooms for a biking weekend. The house is beautiful. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The hosts are friendly, knowledgable and helpful. The breakfasts were delicious. We enjoyed our stay and the town. They have a bicycle barn to safely store bicycles. They have a reliable shuttle for bicyclists if needed.

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Pleasant Hill
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The inn itself is very nice. This was our 2nd time and both times the inn keeper (Jennifer) was cordial but not overly friendly. We had 3 breakfast's which were ok but nothing to write home about. A lot of sugar, not much protein. The $30 per couple bike shuttle cost is too high if a full load is being... More 

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FVBBowner, Owner at Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Phil T from IA, Thank you for staying with us on your visit to Sparta, Wisconsin. We always appreciate our guests who make return visits to stay with us at our Bed and Breakfast. We choose to offer a complimentary Full breakfast rather than a continental. In doing so, we offer with each meal a variety of fresh foods to... More 

North Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you are planning on spending the night in Sparta, book a room at the Franklin Victorian B&B. The house is an architectural delight; the hospitality gracious, the accommodations restful and the breakfast scrumptious! Owner Jennifer Dunn is friendly and goes above and beyond with the myriad amenities she offers gratis, from beverages (usual sodas and waters in minifridge but... More 

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FVBBowner, Owner at Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for completing this nice review of your stay with us! We are happy you had a wonderful time. More 

Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Can't say enough about the Franklin Victorian b & b. It is clean and spotless! We biked with our friends the 37 miles from Elroy to Sparta for one night and returned to Elroy the next day.Bikes are all locked away in a garage and there is even a bike wash. The rooms are clean and comfortable. All the amenities... More 

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FVBBowner, Owner at Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and biking the trails was excellent also. We want to make sure you have a nice stay and you have a nice time with each other while here. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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