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  • Rhodes Room
  • Franklin Grand Suite
  • Franklin Whirlpool
  • Lawrence Room
  • Dining Room
  • Turret Dining View
  • Parlor With Fireplace Welcome
  • Full Breakfast Crepes
  • Franklin Street Inn Exterior
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Franklin Street Inn, LLC

Your host(s):
Judy & Ron Halma
Web Site:
318 E. Franklin Street
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
Guest Rooms:
4Bathrooms: 4
$120 - $220
Check In/Out:
4:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Extra Person Fee:

Franklin Street Inn, LLC

The award winning Victorian Franklin Street Inn in Appleton, WI begins its 20th year. We aim to go beyond your expectations to guarantee a pleasurable stay.  We want to thank our guests for voting the inn to receive the following awards as top 15 in the USA through Arrington Publishing:  2003 & 2004 Best Near A College or University, 2005 Best Holiday Getaway, and 2006 Best Inn to Recommend to Others. From 2008-2011, our inn was voted "Best B & B in the Valley" by the locals in the Post Crescent competition.  In 2009, we were honored to be interviewed and photographed in two magazines.  In 2011, the inn was photographed to be included in the Fox Cities Visitor Guide.  We are pleased that this area values the historical houses so that they will be preserved for future generations.  The Mayor has presented an award to us for our historical preservation.  Thank you to our guests for the Guest Favorite Award in 2013 from  Our inn and Judy & Ron, the innkeepers, have been featured numerous times on "Living with Amy" on the daily Fox 11 morning show.

The Rhodes, Lawrence, Franklin, and Turret have been decorated with great attention to detail. Whatever amenities you value most in your bed and breakfast experiences, just look for it here because we have it: private baths, top notch beds with feather pillows, robes, hair dryers, cable TV, DVD & CD players, internet access for business travelers, and comfortable sofas and easy chairs. Enjoy an on-site massage. Pamper yourself in the suites with a whirlpool or beside its fireplace. Enjoy the antique decor throughout the house because it combines the elegance of the nineteenth century with the amenities of the twenty-first. Your reservation includes a full scrumptious breakfast served in our formal dining room or in your suite. Recipes come from the innkeeper's own published cookbook.  Complimentary beverages and welcome treats are provided. Guests also enjoy relaxing on our wrap around porch or by the parlor fireplace. These excellent B&B amenities and accommodations, which you will experience at the Franklin Street Inn, far surpass those of typical hotel lodging.

Our romantic Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast is a unique place for your next getaway, celebrating an anniversary or your honeymoon. Guests also travel to the inn for murder mystery dinners, red hat pajama parties, scrap booking events, Victorian teas, small weddings, showers, business meetings and retreats. Our inn is just steps from the History Museum at the Castle, Trout Museum of Art, Lawrence University, City Park, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, fine restaurants, and shopping. Combine your stay here with a short drive to the Fox River Mall, golfing, Green Bay Packer games, EAA, or Door County.     

This Queen Anne inn, approved by Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association, is nestled in a charming historic neighborhood. The home was built in 1898 for William Rhodes, who, according to history, was a grocer on College Avenue. W.W. Delong, was the architect for this Victorian home. On your visit to the inn, drive by three other look-like Delong homes all with turrets. He included a double air space principle by building a double vestibule at the front entrance. The original oak pocket doors, beautiful open and grand oak staircase, lovely birds-eye maple hardwood floors, window seats, high ceilings, oriental rugs, leaded and stained glass windows, and old chandeliers give you the warm feeling of other times. All of the home's character is still maintained even as a bed and breakfast. The original dining room built in china cupboard displays our china collection beside the swinging maid's door. Now located in what was the maid's bedroom, our largest bathroom can be enjoyed by Lawrence Room guests. The back stairway for the maid, years ago, is where our guests can now enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks from the inn's refrigerator. We will provide you with a historical walking tour for our neighborhood. Special noted buildings: Edna Ferber's home and Temple Zion, circa 1890, is where Houdini's father was the rabbi.

We, your hosts, Judy and Ron Halma welcome you to enjoy the beauty and warmth of our turn of the century Victorian with authentic period decor. We have the best of years gone by combined with today's modern conveniences for your special enjoyment. Open our door for charm and hospitality!

Packages & Specials So Sweet, Spa & Say It With Flowers - $117. plus suite rate
Pamper yourself with one relaxing on-site 60 minute massage and then enjoy your whirlpool bath. Advance requests for a massage will allow you to book your most convenient time. Let us place a long stem rose in 4 different colors in an attractive vase arrangement in your suite: white, yellow, pink, & peach. Each rose will have a different love note symbolized by that color for you to read to your lover. When we deliver your complimentary room service full home-cooked breakfast, your fifth red rose will be on the tray with a final romantic message. Your candlelight breakfast includes two etched souvenir champagne flutes with complimentary champagne or an option to make your own mimosas. You are welcome to personalize these messages in advance as we work to plan your very romantic stay. ***Option: 30 or 90 minute massages or adding a second massage changes the pricing of this package.

Hold My Hand & I'll Take You There - $47 plus suite choice
Have you seen West Side Story? I quote, Hold my hand and I will take you there, somehow, someday, somewhere. To celebrate your love: *There: Franklin Street Inn *Somehow: Make your reservation. We will do the planning! *Someday: Available March 12 - September 3, 2015 *Somewhere: Choose from Turret Royale or Franklin Grand Suite *Package includes: goblets or flutes, complimentary beverage, whirlpool with aromatherapy, fireplace, truffles, rose, dessert, breakfast, late check-out plus bonus surprises waiting for you. *Package cost only $47. plus the cost of your suite. Upgrade pkg. with on-site massage. *Call 920-209-9711 for questions or book on-line at (Subject to availability)

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is necessary, your deposit will be refunded less a $25. processing fee in the form of a gift certificate. If the room is canceled in less than 14 days prior to the booking date, then your room deposit cannot be returned and the entire room rental rate will be charged. However, if we can rent your booked room(s), then your money will definitely be refunded,less the $25 fee.

Area Activities

  • Cultural: Breweries
  • Cultural: Galleries
  • Cultural: Historic Sites
  • Cultural: Museums
  • Cultural: Wineries
  • Cultural:Theater
  • Shopping: Antiquing
  • Shopping: Outlet Malls
  • Shopping: Unique Shops
  • Silent Sports: Biking
  • Silent Sports: Birding
  • Silent Sports: Canoeing
  • Silent Sports: Fishing
  • Silent Sports: Golf
  • Silent Sports: Hiking
  • Silent Sports: Kayaking
  • Silent Sports: National/State Parks
  • Silent Sports: Swimming
  • Silent Sports: Tennis
  • Winter: Cross Country Skiing
  • Winter: Ice Skating
  • Winter: Snow Tubing
  • Winter: Snowshoeing

Food Service

  • Breakfast: Full
  • Complimentary: Early Morning Coffee / Tea
  • Complimentary: Evening / Afternoon Dessert
  • Complimentary: Wine or Wine / Cheese
  • Special Diets Accommodated

Inn Amenities

  • Accessibility: First Floor Rooms
  • Accessibility: Limited Handicap
  • Air: Central
  • Business: Copy Service
  • Business: Corporate Rates
  • Business: Fax Service
  • Business: Government Rate
  • Business: Internet Access
  • Business: Meeting Rooms
  • Carriage Rides
  • Common Area: Computer
  • Common Area: Fireplace
  • Common Area: Piano
  • Common Area: TV
  • Complimentary: Beverages
  • Complimentary: Light Refreshments
  • Complimentary: Wine/Cheese
  • Entertainment: Movie Library
  • Murder Mysteries
  • National Historic Register Property
  • On Site: Gift Shop
  • Outdoor: Gardens
  • Outdoor: Guest Areas
  • Outdoor: Off Street Parking
  • Parking: inside for motorcycles
  • Parking: off street for cars
  • Parking: off street for motorcycles
  • Spa: Massages on Site
  • Travel Green Certified

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • Children Inquire
  • Children: 8+ Permitted
  • Payment: Cash Accepted
  • Payment: Checks Accepted
  • Payment: Credit Cards Accepted
  • Payment: Traveler's Checks Accepted
  • Pets: Not Permitted
  • Smoking Outside Only

Minimum Stay Required

  • Holidays
  • Special Events
  • Weekends: Peak Season

Property Type / Geographic Setting

  • City / Urban / Suburban

Room Amenities

  • Air: Air Conditioned Room
  • Air: Ceiling Fan
  • Appliance: Iron/Ironing Board Available
  • Appliance: Microwave
  • Appliance: Refrigerator
  • Bath: Air Jet Tub
  • Bath: Hair Dryer
  • Bath: Private
  • Bath: Robes
  • Bath: Shower
  • Bath: Whirlpool Tub
  • Bed: Extra Bed Available
  • Bed: Full Bed
  • Bed: King Bed
  • Bed: Luxury Linens
  • Bed: Queen
  • Bed: Twins
  • Bed:Two Beds in Room
  • Entertainment: CD Player
  • Entertainment: DVD or VCR
  • Entertainment: Television
  • Entertainment: Wi-Fi Access
  • Fireplace: Decorative
  • Fireplace: Electric
  • Fireplace: Gas
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance

Well Suited For

  • Group Events
  • Group Meetings
  • Retreats: Quilters
  • Retreats: Scrapbooking
  • Romance: Elopement
  • Romance: Escape
  • Romance: Honeymoons
  • Romance: Weddings
  • Travel: Business
  • Travel: Family
  • Travel: Gay Friendly
  • Travel: Single
  • Travel: Vacation Getaway

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