December 16, 2018

A Romantic Sparta Getaway

Posted by: Jennifer

A Romantic Sparta Getaway

Western Wisconsin is a perfect romantic escape for you and that special someone in your life. Whether you are a new couple or have been together for years, romance awaits in Sparta, Wisconsin. A stay at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast is the ideal choice for an anniversary, engagement, birthday, Valentine’s weekend, or simply to treat someone special. Here is the perfect itinerary for a romantic getaway to Sparta.

To help you plan a flawless trip, we offer a Tip to Top Romantic Couples Package that includes a bottle of local wine, flower bouquet, and 60-minute couples massage. Add it to your reservation and take your getaway to the next level. All we ask is that you give us 48 hours advance notice prior to your arrival.

Day 1

Sparta is a beautiful place to explore during the winter. Though the Elroy-Sparta Trail is well-known as a cycling route, during the winter months, you can explore the trails on snowmobile instead. Sparta is the hub of the Monroe County trail system, so you’ll also find over 300 miles of well-maintained snowmobiling trails across the region. Give it a try for a thrilling adventure the two of you aren’t likely to forget. If you love winter sports, try snowshoeing in Memorial Park, a 60-acre winter wonderland, or cross country skiing at Perch Lake in La Crosse.

Start your evening with a relaxing glass of wine or bourbon at Cork & Barrel. This hip and inviting bar is located in downtown Sparta. With their modern furniture and crackling fireplaces, it is the perfect place to savor a good drink and good conversation with your date.  

From there, check out one of the area’s first-rate local theater productions at the Sparta Area Theatre & Arts Guild. If movies are more your thing, cuddle up at the Sparta Cinema 6, Sparta’s best (and only) movie theater. They screen a wide variety of films, from Blockbusters and Oscar contenders to indie, art house, and international cinema. Our exclusive Date Night Movie Package provides you with a two night stay and two standard 2D movie tickets at the Sparta Cinema 6.

Day 2

Nothing says romantic relaxation like a couples massage. There are several great local spas in the Sparta area, such as Healthy Touch and Cura Salon & Spa, where you can unwind and rejuvenate your bodies with professional massage therapists.


Declare your eternal love to your sweetheart by adding a padlock to Sparta’s Beaver Creek Love Locks Bridge. Lovers from all across Sparta, Wisconsin, and the United States have added their own Love Locks to the bridge. There is simply no better way to symbolize your love and see one of Sparta’s hidden treasures. You can purchase your lock at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast. If you want a custom engraved lock, just give us 10 days advance notice. Call 608-366-1427 to place your order.

For dinner, head over to the nearby town of La Crosse. La Crosse is home to many excellent restaurants where you and your sweetheart can savor a romantic meal. Enjoy an elegant French dinner at Le Chateau or mouthwatering steak and seafood at the Freighthouse Restaurant, located inside a historic former railroad warehouse. For a delicious meal accompanied by live piano music, reserve a table at the Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern. If you like beer, swing by the Pearl Street Brewery after dinner. Pearl Street has been brewing award-winning beer since 1999. They host live music performances on Thursdays and Fridays.


Planning a couples getaway to Sparta? Book a stay at the romantic and historic Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast.  


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