Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast in the Bicycling Capital of America

Historic Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast – Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast

Sparta, Wisconsin is nestled in the rolling hills of Southwestern Wisconsin. An old fashioned high wheeler welcomes guests to Sparta, reinforcing its commitment to being the Bicycling Capital of America. There is no better way to start your exploration of the area than as a guest of this historic Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast.

A Historic Wisconsin B&B

Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of the Hidden Valleys of Southwest Wisconsin, making for the perfect secluded, romantic, and rejuvenating getaway. Picturesque rivers, scenic biking, hiking trails, friendly people, and the opportunity to connect with nature are combined to make Franklin Victorian the best destination for an all-seasons vacation.

Exploring Sparta, WI

Make sure you enjoy the full breakfast served each morning because you will have a busy day ahead exploring.

If you don’t have your own bike then a number of shops in town will get you set up with a top-quality bike. Trails will take you through two historic railroad tunnels, one of which is three-quarters of a mile long! Be sure to bring along your flashlight and jacket.

Take advantage of the year-round accessible 22-mile La Crosse River Trail and the 25-mile Great River Trail. Ride your bike to your heart’s content, never having to take the same trail twice.

In the evenings take a sunset stroll across Sparta’s community bridges including the Beaver Creek Covered Bridge.

Dining in Sparta can be upscale or casual. Within just a short distance of the bed and breakfast are over a dozen restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries for guests to enjoy. For a special treat, the Franklin Victorian partners with Cork & Barrel lounge and has a special offer card for visitors to take with them when they make a trip to the lounge. Just ask for the details when you check-in.

mountain bikers

A Motorcycle and Bike Friendly Town and Bed & Breakfast

The inn has an indoor, covered storage area for either your bicycle or motorcycle. Shuttles are available to transport guests and their bikes to the nearby trails from the bed and breakfast! Between May 1 and October 31, during stays of two or more nights  Monday-Thursday, with the purchase of one bike pass guests will receive a second pass for FREE.

Things to do in Winter Near Sparta, Wisconsin

While Wisconsin isn’t necessarily known for its warm winter days, it is known for its great outdoor activities during all four seasons. Whether you’re interested in snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing or tubing, Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is your perfect home base.  If downhill skiing is your interest, choose from Whitetail Ridge Ski Area or Mount La Crosse Ski Area.  Whitetail Ridge Ski Area is only 15 minutes from the inn and Mount La Crosse Ski Area is only 45 minutes from the inn. If cross country skiing is more your speed, but sure to visit the winter activity guide on the inn’s website for some great suggestions.

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