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Bed and breakfast Franklin House
1502 W Franklin Street, Boise, ID 83702, United States – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 9.7/10! (score from 66 reviews)
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Gavin and Jen
ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21+ TO STAY. Please read descriptions of each room carefully. All rooms are located on the second floor (must climb stairs) and have access to the shared bathroom. Franklin House “Bed & Beer” is not your typical stay. We strive to bring a unique experience to your visit to Boise. Franklin House was built in 1896 and is one of Boise’s original Ice Houses with five bedrooms (4 on the upper floor-1 on ground floor), a shared bathroom (toilet, shower, sink), beer garden, and steps away from all Boise has to offer. We describe our accommodations as “the true local experience”. Staying in our historic house in Boise's popular North End neighborhood puts you in close proximity to many of Boise’s downtown amenities. We hope to welcome you to Boise and deliver a unique guest experience that seems to have evaporated in the recent years. More personal than a hotel, we strive to deliver the locals-only touch. The Backyard Beer Garden is seasonal and open weather depending (spring/summer/fall/occasionally winter) and equipped with natural gas fire pits.
Franklin House is the creation of Jen Bury and Gavin O'Neal, two friends who met while walking their Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the Boise foothills. Sharing the challenge of updating old homes, when one of Boise's oldest "ice houses" became available, we jumped at the opportunity to restore the 1896 home on the corner of 15th Street and Franklin Street. Our vision for the house is to provide a casual setting to build community - whether with visitors to the area or old friends looking for a place to unwind. The house features six bedrooms (5 available now). Two rooms (Carmine & Ashby) offer two-person air jetted tubs in the room, while 2 rooms (Saxe & Sage) access a shared bathroom. The downstairs room (Skye) has its own private bathroom with shower. The "Backyard" beer garden is available for guests or the community and features 14 hammock swings, occasionally a 75" television for sports or movie viewing, and two fire pits.
Located in the urban area of the North End, we are less than a 10 minute walk away from downtown Boise (southeast), Hyde Park (north), 10 minute bike ride to the Boise River Greenbelt, and Boise has 170 miles of trails in our own backyard. Albertson's is one block away, Norge Village (laundromat) is one block away, Cloud Nine (nanobrewery) and the Idaho State liquor store are only two blocks walk. In addition, you can find local hotspots Txikiteo (Basque), Fancy Freeze (dessert), Certified Kitchen and Bakery (breakfast), Chandlers (fine dining), and dozens of other eateries. The neighborhood is safe, charming, and among Boise's oldest and most historic. Driving is easy through the North End, but this area is easily explored by foot, bikes, scooters, Uber/Lyft. If flying in, a rental car is not necessary for most exploration. We are located steps from downtown, shops, grocery, and restaurants.
Languages spoken: English
Idaho State Capitol0.6 miles
Idaho Central Arena0.7 miles
Zoo Boise1.1 miles
Boise Art Museum1.1 miles
Morrison Center for the Performing Arts1.2 miles
Idaho Black History Museum1.3 miles
Boise State University1.5 miles
ExtraMile Arena1.5 miles
Bronco Stadium1.6 miles
Albertsons Stadium1.6 miles
Cafe/bar Franklin House Backyard Beer Garden0 miles
Restaurant Cloud 9 Brewery0.2 miles
Old Idaho Penitentiary2.7 miles
Roaring Springs Water Park9.8 miles
Bogus Basin Ski Resort11 miles
River Boise River1.3 miles
Mountain Bogus Basin16 miles
Boise Airport4.3 miles
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel:
- Water cooler/dispenser
- Option to opt-out of daily room cleaning
- Option to reuse towels
- Bicycle parking
15:00 - 22:00
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in
Until 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and beds
Children are not allowed.
Cot and extra bed policies
There is no capacity for cots at this property.
There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.
The minimum age for check-in is 21
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 08:00.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.
Please inform Franklin House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
FAQs about Franklin House
Franklin House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):
- Table tennis
- Happy hour
Franklin House is 0.8 miles from the centre of Boise.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Franklin House (subject to availability):
- Parking on site
- Street parking
- Free parking
Room options at Franklin House include:
- Holiday Home
The prices at Franklin House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.
Check-in at Franklin House is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.
From the nearest airport, you can get to Franklin House by:
- Car 12min