Situated 1.3 miles from Quinn's Pond Beach in Boise, Franklin House features accommodation with air conditioning and free WiFi.

There is also a kitchen in some of the units equipped with a dishwasher, a microwave, and a fridge.

After a day of hiking, skiing or cycling, guests can relax in the shared lounge area.

Popular points of interest near the bed and breakfast include Idaho State Capitol, Boise Centre and CenturyLink Arena Boise. The nearest airport is Boise Airport, 7.5 miles from Franklin House.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Franklin House has been welcoming guests since 25 Mar 2020.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Free parking available on-site


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Room type
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1::
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2::
1 large double bed
Bedroom 3::
1 large double bed
Bedroom 4::
1 large double bed
Bedroom 5::
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Do u have to be 21 to stay there or is it as long as there is one over 21
    Hello. All guests are required to be 21 to be all premises. Thank you for asking.
    Answered on 3 November 2021
  • Am I sharing a house with other people??
    Yes. You are renting a room in a house, a "Bed and Beer". We also have a beer garden in the backyard that is open to the public four days a week. Ther..
    Answered on 21 April 2021
  • Do you allow pets in any of your rooms
    No, I'm sorry we do not allow pets in our house or any of the rooms. We are a very small establishment and do not have those accommodations.
    Answered on 5 October 2022
  • hello! do all rooms have tubs for 2? are they jetted rubs or just oversized rubs? thank you!!!
    Hello! 2 of our 5 rooms (named Carmine and Ashby) have (air) jetted large 2 person tubs. They are super luxurious! They come with bath salts and bubbl..
    Answered on 8 January 2021
  • Is there a coffee pot in room?
    No, we don't have individual coffee pots in the rooms, but we have a large kitchen and prepare coffee in the morning to be ready at 7am. You are also ..
    Answered on 8 April 2022
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Hosted by Gavin and Jen

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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 (Wednesday - Saturday, from March 15 - October 15) 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.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Facilities of Franklin House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Table tennis
  • Skiing Off-site
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Bar (Temporarily closed)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Adult only
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Franklin House takes special requests - add in the next step!


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

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Payments by 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

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

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.

Bar is closed from Sat 16 Oct 2021 until Wed 16 Mar 2022

FAQs about Franklin House

  • 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

  • Franklin House is 0.8 miles from the centre of Boise.

  • Franklin House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Table tennis
    • Happy hour

  • Room options at Franklin House include:

    • Double
    • Holiday Home