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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 1-2-3 Go For A Suite for Your Sweetie - $145 Bonus For You Pkg.
First: invite your sweetie. Second: Call at the last minute of 24 hrs. before check-in. Book the luxurious & spacious Turret Royale & be the king & queen of this castle theme suite for two nights with a whirlpool, fireplace, & complimentary full breakfast room service. Turret Royale Suite discounted from $219.99 to $199.99 per night, complimentary wine/champagne, Wilmar fine chocolates,fresh flowers & early or late check-out. Complimentary pkg. value is $145. Extra take home bonus: fond memories of Franklin Street Inn Where Royal Treatment Begins!(subject to availability & note if suite is booked, then ask us about an equal promo as a substitute)

Just What The Romantic Ordered - Save $70. on your 1 night stay/$147. on your 2 night stay
Celebrate with this offer anytime subject to availability so reserve early & mention WBBA-VIP. If this suite is booked on your favorite night, then you may substitute another suite so pkg. rate varies. *Pamper yourself in our Turret Royale luxurious & spacious full floor suite at only $219.99 per night with complimentary early check-in. *Relax in the two person whirlpool & sit by the fireplace in our plush bathrobes. *Look forward to our decadent welcome treat or bedtime snack. *Yes, we thought of everything because we have 3 additional bonus games waiting for you to explore according to your wishes(Fan the Flames, Romantic Sensations or An Enchanting Evening) *Sweet surprises waiting for you in your suite: complimentary chilled champagne or wine with cheese & crackers, chocolates on your pillow,& a long stem rose on the bed. *Complimentary room service for your full home-cooked candlelight breakfast served until 10:00. *Complimentary late check-out until noon. *On-site massage available for an up-charge by advance appointment only. *Reserve a second night and receive more complimentary bonuses from the inn: $25. dinner gift card with our reservation service to one of Appleton's finest award-winning restaurants by our inn, and gourmet Chocolate Truffles fresh from our local Wilmar's Shop on your pillow.

Green Wisconsin Getaway - Two Night Stay 10% Discount
Go Green to reduce our environmental footprint! Our inn is "Travel Green" certified. We have pledged to set an example to go green! Let us make your life more green by saving you some green bucks! Book a two night stay & receive a 10% discount off your bill. Not available with gift certificates/gift cards, other pkgs. or during holiday or special event weeks.

Care-free Cruising - $35 discount
Make your reservation to stay with us in any suite & your gas tank will be filled by us so that actually is a $35. discount off your stay. Gas prices have gone up, but "No Worries, We Have Gas!" Not available with other pkgs. or during holiday or special event weeks.

The Ultimate Relaxation - $30 off second massage
Indulge yourself by relaxing in one of our whirlpool tubs in your suite while staying overnight at the inn. We'll have a licensed massage therapist come to the inn for your two-one-hour massages. You only pay $65 for the first massage and the second massage is half price at only $35. Massage appointment must be made at time of reservation. *Not available on holiday or special event weeks or with other 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.

Girls Gotta Have Fun! - 2nd night reduced $139
Group Rate 1 night stay for $369 with $85 in complimentary extras & 2 night stay for only $599. Turret Royale sleeps 7 ladies. Reserve this suite with a fireplace & whirlpool. Early check in & late check-out to maximize your time! Welcome tea/coffee & dessert time in the dining room. One goblet of complimentary wine per gal & crackers & cheese will be waiting, too! We will serve you a full home-cooked breakfast in our formal dining room. Select your favorite rental DVD movie & it will be waiting for you, scrapbook, rubber stamp, play games, listen to CD music & chat. *On-site massage available by appointment for additional fee. (subject to availability, not valid holiday or special event weeks)

Guys Gotta Have Fun! - 2nd night reduced $139
Group Rate 1 night stay for $369 with $85 in complimentary extras & 2 night stay for only $599. Turret Royale sleeps 7 guys(kings) in this castle decor room. Leave the work of planning to us! How does a dinner reservation by the Fox River at Fratellos sound? Let us help with your golf tee times or reserving your Timber Rattler Ballgame tickets. Our area offers fishing on Lake Winnebago, Packer games, Oneida Casino, bowling, several disc golf courses, and the bike trails run right in front of our inn. For the motorcycle group, take a day ride up and back to Door County. Gordon Bobultz Nature Preserve offers birding, cross country skiing & hiking. This suite has a fireplace or central air. Refresh in the whirlpool after the days activities. Complimentary early check in & late check-out to maximize your time! Welcome coffee & dessert time in the dining room. End the day by enjoying a beer sampler tray from our local Stone Cellar Brewpub with popcorn. Relax on our wrap-around porch or in your suite. Select your favorite DVD movie & it will be waiting for you. We serve a hearty home-cooked breakfast in our dining room each morning. *On-site massage available by appointment for additional fee.(subject to availability, not valid holiday or special event weeks)

King of the Castle Getaway - Suite Reduced $40 on a 2 night weekend stay with free extras
Our Turret Royale Suite will be just what your Special Man ordered! He will be the king of this castle theme full floor suite with whirlpool & fireplace. Let this getaway be his delight! Let us welcome you both with our favorite treat of apple pie a la mode & coffee. You know his interests & we have all the choices: Packer games,Oneida Casino,bowling, cross country & downhill skiing, birding, & fishing. Oh, do not forget our Man Mall. We have the shops for picking up a gift of sporting equipment. Need a gift certificate? Let us help! Can we make a dinner reservation at the Stone Cellar Brew Pub or Fratellos by the Fox River? End the day by enjoying a complimentary beer sampler tray from our local Stone Cellar Brewpub with popcorn. Your complimentary room service for his hearty breakfast will be his morning temptation! We have on-site massage available to relax & recharge your king!(subject to availability/not available during holiday or special event weeks)

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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