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Franklin Inn on Durkee

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Franklin Inn on Durkee

310 North Durkee  
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911

Phone: 920-993-1711
Judy and Ron Halma

Guest rooms: 4, each with private bath.
Open all week.

Check-in: 4 p.m.

Check-out: 11 a.m.

Breakfast: Full breakfast served in dining room.

Rates: $115-$220

Accepts: Cash, checks, Master Card and Visa

Policies: Children over 6 are permitted. No pets allowed. Reservations are held with credit card. 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 cancelled in less than 21 days prior to the booking date, then the deposit cannot be returned and the entire room rental rate will be charged. Money will be refunded if the room is rented after cancellation, less the $25 fee. Room rates may be higher during the following community events: Green Bay Packers' game nights, Pyrotechs Convention, Appleton's Octoberfest, or high demand special sports tournaments. Room rates always have an up-charge during the summer EAA Air Venture Show. For EAA policy, see our website.

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About the inn

Elegance is expressed in every detail in the Albert F. Huetter home as you step back to 1894 and the grace of the Victorian Age. Our bed and breakfast inn is nestled in a charming historic neighborhood.  The home is surrounded by impressive century old churches on every corner in a five block area. By following our walking tour map of the neighborhood (including other historical record houses and the downtown area with original business store fronts), life 100 years ago will seem so alive.

Our Queen Anne is back in fabulous form after a head-to-toe restoration.  Upon entering, you get the warm feeling of days gone by.  All of the home's original character is still maintained even as a bed and breakfast.  Notable features are: the front turret and balcony, its large and stately size spanning 4 floors, original oak pocket doors, beautiful open and grand oak staircase, maids stairway, lovely birds-eye maple hardwood parquet floors, high ceilings, wide woodwork trim, leaded glass windows, brick fireplace, old chandeliers, period antiques and oriental rugs.  The newly remodeled Franklin Inn on Durkee, Appleton, WI bed and breakfast awaits your visit.

Pampering and style affected each decision as the international theme suites and rooms were created for the Franklin Inn on Durkee.  The Shangri-La, Primavera, Petit Chateau, & Sea Breeze 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, comfortable sofas and easy chairs. Enjoy an on-site massage. Pamper yourself in the suites with the whirlpool or beside its fireplace.  Guests also enjoy relaxing in our main floor Gathering Room by the fireplace or the Fox Room. Our second floor kitchenette is most convenient for supplying a complimentary beverage and bedtime treat for guests.

The key to a great Wisconsin getaway is going through the door at the Franklin Inn on Durkee! These excellent B&B amenities and accommodations, which you will experience at the Franklin Inn on Durkee, far surpass those of typical hotel lodging.
Your full gourmet breakfast will be served at our formal dining room table under the pineapple chandelier. Look around to see our growing collection of pineapple theme decor. That is your assurance of a warm welcome because the symbol of a pineapple represents the hospitality that we offer to our guests. Guests staying in the suites have a complimentary breakfast room service option.

Our inn and Judy & Ron, the innkeepers, have been featured numerous times on "Living with Amy" on the daily Fox 11 morning show.  These TV opportunities have helped share the news about our inn as an unique place for people looking for a getaway, to celebrate an anniversary or 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. 

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 offer the best of years gone by combined with today's modern conveniences for your special enjoyment. Open our door for charm and hospitality when you stay at this bed and breakfast in Appleton, WI.


Petit Chateau Suite
Monday - Thursday $179.99 per night
Friday - Sunday $189.99 per night

Escape to the city of love at this inn for a panache experience that rivals a luxury hotel stay and is definitely ooh la-la! Enjoy the two-person, vintage-style whirlpool, sit on the French country-style love seat by the fireplace, eat breakfast at your sidewalk café-style nook, and sleep in either a king-size bed or two extra long twins in this suite. The décor in this room just radiates with charm. Central air, complimentary room service and cable flat screen TV.

Sea Breeze Suite
Monday - Thursday $209.99 per night
Friday through Sunday: $219.99 per night

Couples find this suite very romantic as they soak up the tropical pleasures and exotic ambiance in this spacious two-floor paradise vacation spot. But its special features make this suite appealing to many more guests: two lounge chairs, private bath, whirlpool, fireplace, queen sofa sleeper, breakfast nook for four, and sleeping area for up to eight people (king or two extra long twins, two full size, and one queen). Larger groups dine on the main floor. Rattan, wicker, and bamboo are the featured furniture. Decorating with bamboo has added texture, color, warmth, and charm.

Primavera Room
Monday - Thursday $120.99 per night
Friday - Sunday $135.99 per night

When in Italy, do as the Italians do! Let us recommend the best of Italian dining here in the Fox Valley. After Italian cuisine, return to your "Little Italy" to a private balcony, private bath, and queen-size four-poster bed beside a wall mural of beautiful Italy. The plush area rug with the grape cluster border design and carefully selected Italian artwork and sculptures make this setting complete.

Shangri-La Room
Monday - Thursday $114.99 per night
Friday - Sunday $129.99 per night

If there is a Shangri-La here on earth, then it is said that it exists in the village deep in the valley of Paro, Bhutan established in the 1930s. Sometimes our Fox Valley guests want the experience to awaken their senses as they refresh, rest, and relax. Stay in this oriental theme room with its private bath and queen-size bed for a passage to your own secret haven of peace and serenity.


Amenities: King, queen and double beds, fireplace in common area, fireplace in guest rooms, TV in all guest rooms, movie library, book library, early morning coffee/tea available, complimentary beverages and snacks, Travel Green certified, private nature trails.

Nearby activities: Lawrence University, Fox River Mall, Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, 1,000 Islands Environmental Center, Hearthstone Historic House Museum, History Museum at the Castle, Trout Museum of Art, Paper Discovery Center, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, High Cliff State Park, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Barlow Planetarium, Weis Earth Science Museum.

Nearby communities: Oshkosh (20 miles), Green Bay (28 miles), De Pere (20 miles), New London (25 miles), Waupaca (35 miles), Fond du Lac (35 miles), Kaukauna (8 miles), Little Chute (5 miles), Menasha (3 miles), Neenah (8 miles), Kimberly (3 miles) and Omro (28 miles).

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GPS: LAT 44.264379 LONG 88.402348

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