Situated 2.4 miles from ExtraMile Arena 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, Idaho Central Arena and Boise Centre. The nearest airport is Boise Airport, 8.7 miles from Franklin House.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Franklin House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 25 Mar 2020.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Free parking available on-site


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Max adults: 2
Queen Room with Spa Bath
  • 1 large double bed
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Queen Room with Spa Bath
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Max adults: 10
Five-Bedroom House
  • 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
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Queen Room
  • 1 large double bed
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About Franklin House

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  • 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. There are common areas plus the backyard in addition to the rented private sleeping rooms in the house.


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    Answered on 21 April 2021
  • 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.


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    Answered on 2 November 2021
  • 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 bubbles, and best of all, a welcome drink. Hope to see you soon!


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    Answered on 8 January 2021
  • Do you have anything available for an extended stay? Anything with cooking facilities?

    Hello, we take maximum 7 day stays at this time. We have a shared kitchen which may be used by guests occasionally for light cooking and food prep., but since it is shared we do not recommend that the kitchen be used like a stand alone residence.


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    Asked about: Queen Room with Spa Bath • Answered on 17 October 2020
  • Our son is getting married tomorrow and we hope to find a place for the couple to spend the night. We were also hoping for a space for a small family gathering for a couple hours in the afternoon. No alcohol or smoking involved. Is this something you could accommodate? Cindy Jones

    I'm sorry Cindy, I just saw this message. Next time, feel free to give us a call! Thanks! Franklin House


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    Asked about: Queen Room with Spa Bath • Answered on 8 January 2021
  • What exactly shared bathroom mean, is it the bathing facilities or entire bathroom. thank you melody pink

    Each room has different bathroom facilities and some rooms share a bathroom with other rooms. Please select specific room to see bathroom facilities for that room.


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    Answered on 15 December 2021
  • If I schedule for two nights do I get a different rate

    Hi, for 2 nights, you would only pay only cleaning fee which results in a slightly different per night rate for 1, 2, 3, 4 etc. nights, because that fee is a 1 time charge per stay only.


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    Answered on 4 September 2020

Hosted by Gavin and Jen

Host review score 9.6
Gavin and Jen

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

Property surroundings *
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What's nearby
  • Idaho State Capitol
    0.6 miles
  • Idaho Central Arena
    0.7 miles
  • Zoo Boise
    1.1 miles
  • Boise Art Museum
    1.1 miles
  • Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
    1.2 miles
  • Idaho Black History Museum
    1.3 miles
  • Boise State University
    1.5 miles
  • ExtraMile Arena
    1.5 miles
  • Bronco Stadium
    1.6 miles
  • Albertsons Stadium
    1.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar Franklin House Backyard Beer Garden
    0 miles
  • Restaurant Cloud 9 Brewery
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • Old Idaho Penitentiary
    2.7 miles
  • Roaring Springs Water Park
    9.8 miles
  • Bogus Basin Ski Resort
    11 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Boise River
    1.3 miles
  • Mountain Bogus Basin
    16 miles
Closest airports
  • Boise Airport
    4.3 miles
How to get to Franklin House from Boise Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Franklin House
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom
  • Linen
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Table tennis
  • Skiing Off-site
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Adult only
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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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!

Check-in

15:00 - 22:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

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

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

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

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

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

Pets

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.

FAQs about Franklin House

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

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • 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
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at Franklin House include:

    • Double
    • 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