The Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is located just a few blocks from the location of the Farmer’s Market, so stroll downtown and enjoy!
Don’t forget to mark Concerts in the Park beginning June 6th and each Wednesday until Aug 22nd the season kicks off with Sturdebaker 7. Concerts are held at Evans Bosshard Park starting at 7 pm. In the event of rain concerts are held at High School Auditorium.
Admission is FREE
- Franklin Victorian B&B is located only 2 blocks from concert site.
- We have lawn chairs if you need.
Other performers thru the season:
Brian and The Mississippi Valley Dutchmen
Army Band @ Memorial Park
Gary & Ridgeland Dutchmen
Vickie Lynn & The Lazy River Band
Red Sky Warning
Honey & Rust
Orange Bloosom Special
KG & The Ranger
Its official Bike season is here! The tunnels are open and the tourist will be biking into town. With the gas prices falling come and plan a family, friends event on the bike trail. We have some of the most beautiful country side in Wisconsin, go bike the trails and see why so many come here. The Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast offers a bike shuttle service, inside secure bike storage, flashlights for the tunnels and bike trail pass are available.
- Free Admission and Parking
- Narrated Bus Tours
- World Ware II Building Displays
- Military Equipment and Demonstrations
- Camouflage Face Painting
- Personalized Dog Tags
- Refreshments Available for Purchase
Number 8 – Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Cookbook is Coming Soon at Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast
The Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association Innkeepers are gathering recipes for the 8th addition of the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association Cookbook.
Toby Keith Live in Overdrive Tour presented by Ford F-Series. Toby Keith Concert is coming to Sparta, Wisconsin on Thursday, August 2 at Constitution Park, Fort McCoy at 7:00 pm.
A growing number of bed and breakfast inns in Wisconsin are swapping out the lace doilies and patchwork quilts for a modern look, attracting younger and more urban travelers. “They want the warmth of a bed and Breakfast inn but with a modern feel”.
We have designed our guest areas and rooms to provide the travelers with a modern bed and breakfast experience favoring clean, top quality, uncluttered design and refined color palettes to blend in with the period architectural qualities of our Historic Bed and Breakfast.
We have Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Free Wonderful Home Cooked Breakfast, cozy sheets and so much more.
Come be our guests at a Historic B&B with the modern things you need at The Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Sparta, WI.
Come and enjoy the WARM SPRING weather we are having in Sparta, Wisconsin “The Bicycling Capital of America”. This week we will enjoy the first day of Spring on Tuesday March 20. But like many of you know Spring weather has been here for a few weeks. We are all asking, is this going to last? I sure love it and I am sure you all do too!
To celebrate spring 2012 with you, we are rolling out a fantastic promotion – stay two nights in April and get your third night for just $20.12! Especially when there’s so much to explore during the spring, two nights just isn’t enough, so stay for a third while staying right on budget. Plus, with nightly rates starting at just $115, and includes a full breakfast and so much more, these prices just can’t be beat!
So, give us a call at the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast and mention our Spring 2012 deal. Pack up your bikes and ride the back road and trails. We can’t wait to meet you, give a call at
888-594-FVBB or see our website!
When it is Winter leading into Spring and the days are starting to get lighter longer and we think we have almost made it, what do you like to do?
Here at the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast we like to see what new recipes we can find, bake and serve. I will share a yummy one with you that everyone will like.
BIG OATMEAL RAISIN CHEWS
These big, soft, chewy cookies are just delicious.
2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats (do not use instant or quick oats)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp.
1 cup sugar
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have cookies sheets prepared.
Mix first 6 ingredients in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in large bowl until well blended, about 1 minute. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended, about 1 minute. On low speed, beat in dry ingredients just until blended (do not over beat). Stir in raisins.
Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto prepared sheets, spacing evenly apart and forming 6 mounds per sheet. Bake until cookies are pale golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool cookies on sheets for 5 minutes. Using metal spatula, transfer cookies to rack and cool completely.
Serve, Eat and Enjoy
Hint: serve with vanilla ice cream
Recipe provided by the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast, Sparta, WI 608-366-1427
Saturday March 3, 2012
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sparta High School
506 N. Black River St. Sparta, Wisconsin
Great show for Early Spring and Easter Items!
Hundreds of arts and crafts booths. Garden items, many kinds of jewelry, home décor, homemade candy, lotions, soaps, and MUCH MORE!
Free Admission! Food available. Everyone Welcome!
For information: Joan Cook, (608) 269-3233. (Sorry, no website or E-mail available for this event.)
For reservations, visit the Franklin Victorian website or call 888-594-3822. The inn is located at 220 E. Franklin Street in Sparta, WI