Come stay at our Appleton bed and breakfasts in quiet and safe neighborhoods of graceful, restored Victorians. Our inns are an oasis from the hustle and bustle of a hectic world, where relaxation, enjoyment, and comfort are our top priority. We aim to go beyond your expectations to guarantee a pleasurably stay at either of our Fox Cities inns. Franklin Inns are "Where Royal Treatment Begins!"

Will this be your first bed and breakfast experience?  Perhaps you could earn a frequent sleeper award with precious memories from staying at numerous inns.

The variety of guests that we have had the privilege to serve reaffirm the importance for the inn’s many services:

  • Honeymoons, anniversary, birthday, and romantic getaways
  • Lawrence University families and affiliates
  • Tourists and stay-cation locals
  • Murder Mystery Parties
  • Rehearsal dinners, small intimate weddings, and receptions
  • Bridal and baby showers

  • Business meetings, retreats, and family reunions
  • Vow Renewal Ceremonies
  • Scrapbook and rubberstamp events
  • Red Hat Pajama Parties and Victorian Tea Parties
  • Bachelorette Nights and Girlfriend Getaways

Welcome to Franklin Street Inn

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Contemporary Luxury Meets Vintage Charm

Franklin Street Inn is a Best of the Valley award winning Appleton bed and breakfast. Our utmost priority is your ultimate comfort. Contemporary Luxury Meets Vintage Charm by exceeding your expectations with the comforts of home and more. Experience “Where Royal Treatment Begins” when you sleep on our fine linens and pillow-top beds. Fluffy towels and plush robes combined with whirlpool baths and cozy fireplaces will keep you coming back for more. You will smell the appetizing aroma of our full home-cooked breakfast drifting up to your room or suite. Your delicious four course candlelight breakfast is waiting for you. In only steps away, you will enjoy downtown Appleton events and attractions. Feel like a short drive to Green Bay or Door County? Your concierge service is what we specialize in.

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Welcome to Franklin Inn on Durkee

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Modern Luxury Meets Vintage Charm

“Modern Luxury Meets Romantic Charm” welcomes you at arrival to your bed and breakfast experience in downtown Appleton. Your room or suite has been prepared especially for your ultimate comfort. For you, it is “Where Royal Treatment Begins” when you discover, fine linens, pillow-top beds, plush robes, fluffy towels, glowing fireplaces, and whirlpools. Escape into “Me” time as you explore the well-appointed international lodging. This personal invitation goes out to you, “Come and relax with us”. The professionally landscaped grounds with a romantic gazebo setting is only missing you! Your morning delight is the delicious candlelight four-course breakfast. Open our door to charm and hospitality so you will have the personal service that you know you deserve.

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Our bed and breakfasts combine the comforts of a gracious home with authentic period décor offering the amenities of a full-service luxury hotel:

  • Complimentary off-street private parking
  • Private baths, suites also have whirlpools
  • Suites with fireplaces and in the guest parlor
  • Top-notch beds with pillow or feather topper styles
  • On-site massage therapy by advanced appointment
  • Wireless Internet access and surf center with a printer
  • Cable TV, CD players, DVD players, ipod docking stations
  • Complimentary Concierge Services
  • Comfortable sofas and easy chairs
  • Grounds: Enjoy our wrap-around porch, gazebo, and flower gardens.
  • Plush robes and towels
  • My Miracle Pillows and high quality linens
  • Central air-conditioning
  • Hairdryers, alarm clocks, iron and ironing board
  • Choices for complimentary beverages, snacks, wine, cheese & crackers or bedtime dessert.
  • Gourmet full home-cooked breakfast in our formal dining room or complimentary room service to your suite

Give a gift certificate!

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Give someone the gift of time with a special person to create special memories and an opportunity to relax, refresh, and recharge.  Call for more information:  920-209-9711