5 on February 25, 2014
We had an amazing stay in the Italian Room at Clarke Manor! It was our first time staying at a B&B and I can't wait to come back. The rooms were beautiful, learning the history behind the house was fun and engaging and the stuffed french toast that Rose made is to die for!! Thank you so much for having us and I have a feeling that we will be back soon!
5 on February 24, 2013
Rose was warm and welcoming from the first phone call! And when we arrived to a beautifully appointed, fresh, expansive Clarke Manor, we knew we would enjoy our stay and return! It has it all -- wonderful host, beautiful rooms in expansive inn, excellent breakfast, afternoon biscotti and wine! Beautiful view from rooftop! Love, love, loved it!
5 on September 11, 2012
All us siblings stayed here, 6 of us, while in Dubuque to celebrate older sister's 50th wedding anniversary. Innkeeper Rose added to our pleasure of the occasion; rooms & grounds were spotless. Even had a fountain.
5 on April 25, 2012
Rose, Thank you so much for your warm welcome and hospitality during my stay. It was wonderful for me during a difficult week. I love the house and can't wait to be back again in June, under better circumstances then! You and the homes friendliness was a welcome relief. Sincerely, Rebecca
5 on November 06, 2011
Excellent/beautiful home, met and enjoyed the owners, Taylor & Barb. Very friendly... would highly recommend Clarke Manor to everyone!
5 on September 25, 2011
Ok, so where do I start.... Rose, the inn keeper is amazing! She made our stay so fantastic! The rooms were beautiful and I started to feel like I didnt know which one to pick because I liked them all so much, but in the end we chose the Golden Gate Room and LOVED it! It was our first time at a B&B and I could not have been happier. I loved how this place was set above town in a really nice local area with low traffic and yet town was only 2 minutes away. Perfect location. The views from the Cupola were amazing and we got some really great photographs of the night skyline from there. Overall I would go there again and again! Cant wait to get the girls together now for the next trip and make a ladies weekend out of it! Thank you again Rose, it was such an honor to meet you and we appreciate the wonderful breakfast, evening cookies, snacks, wine and all that you did to make our stay worth it.
5 on September 19, 2011
I just wanted to thank Clarke Manor for a wonderful weekend. My wife and I had a great experience at Clarke Manor. Our wedding was beautiful. Exactly how we pictured it! Rose went above and beyond to make our experience special. She was so accomadating and made us feel at home. We didnt want to leave on Monday. Thank you again and we hope to return for our 1 year anniversary.
5 on August 27, 2011
We originally had booked three nights and added a fourth to our stay in this gracious and comfortable base for exploring Dubuque and the surrounding area. The house is spacious and attractively decorated without being loaded with knicknacks. Guests are welcome to enjoy various sitting rooms, including a cozy library and an airy sunroom, and to climb the spiral staircase to a newly rebuilt cupola with rooftop deck, which is one of the highest spots in Dubuque and offers great views of the Mississippi and the city. Breakfasts were wonderful, and we appreciated the afternoon treats and very much enjoyed conversation with our hosts.
5 on August 25, 2011
Beautiful house and friendly innkeeper!
4.6 on August 12, 2011
We had a delightful stay at the Clarke Manor. The ambiance of the house and grounds were most inviting. We were enamored with the unique cupola and the beautiful view form the adjacent deck. In our short visit we relished the graciousness and hospitality of Clarke Manor as a home away from home. Also, thanks to Barbara we had inside information on the city of Dubuque so that we were able to make the best of our short visit.
4.8 on January 30, 2011
Clarke manor is very clean, cozy & comfortable. The innkeeper, Rose, is very friendly & helpful. her breakfast was outstanding! We stayed in the Asia Room & loved it. We highly recommend Clarke Manor.
4.4 on January 25, 2011
Enjoyed our stay at Clarke Manor! Very Elegant! The decor is very tastefully done and Rose the inkeeper was very pleasant. Awesome breakfast. Highly recommend checking this one out!
5 on November 07, 2010
Fabulous 1850's mansion, obviously well preserved, maintained and did we mention super clean? It oozes elegance, charm and warm hospitality. We can't wait to go back, kick back, sip gourmet coffee and let the world go by. Dick and Pat
4.6 on September 14, 2010
I've had the pleasure of staying at Clarke Manor for several nights recently. (I remember the place from childhood memories as the Roshek mansion; we used to live a few doors down the street.) I enjoyed my stay immensely thanks largely to the efforts of the Manor's Innkeeper, Rose, who provided us with remarkable hospitality. What proved disappointing nonetheless, was the condition of the grounds. I had always remembered from childhood the manicured lawns and highly cultivated flower beds amongst beautiful trees. Unfortunately, the grounds have been severely neglected, begging for the attentions of a qualified gardener. Hopefully Clarke Manor can be restored to its fullest potential by bringing the grounds back to their original splendor. If this were done, why would anyone want to stay anywhere else while visiting Dubuque and the surrounding areas?
5 on August 24, 2010
My husband and I stayed recently at Clarke Manor. Rose, the Innkeeper, is a jewel (and a great cook!) The house is pretty special too. Great views from the rooftop, beautifully, comfortably decorated - not lacy & stuffy. The beds are sooo comfortable, but my husband's favorite amenity is the big screen tvs and the gorgeous paneled library. We'll definitely be back for more pampering!
4.4 on May 31, 2010
The Clarke Manor was featured twice in this months Dubuque Area Magazine: once for being on the Old House Enthusiasts annual tour and once for an Historic Preservation Award. We called at the last minute and were pleasantly surprised by the affordable room rate. Ten minutes later we were being welcomed by Rose Ames, the innkeeper. Dubuque is a treasure trove of historic architecture of which the Clarke Manor is a gracious example. The view of downtown from the rooftop patio is panoramic. All the rooms were above average. We were too busy touring to relax at the manor, but there were numerous sitting rooms, sitting rooms, patios, and porches in which to linger. The gratis fruit and wine were a nice touch. A great B&B that deserves to do well. We'll stay there again.
4.8 on January 16, 2010
Clarke Manor was exceptional in its fine, sophisticated taste, simple elegance and wonderful service. We stayed in a room the owners themselves stay in, and it was just as good as "The Ritz". Highly recommend it!
5 on January 13, 2010
My wife and I couldn't believe what wonderful care Rose and the owners treated us to. We felt absolutely at home and felt so at ease. Everything was top notch and the view from the cupola/roof deck was outstanding. If you are visiting Dubuque this is the place to be. Rose was extremely helpful with details as to what to do, where to go and where to eat. We will be back and soon. The Italian suite was our home and was ever so relaxing.
5 on September 11, 2009
rose welcomed us into the house we felt at home right away wine was waiting for us as was the run of the house great breakfast
4.0 on July 19, 2009
Clarke Manor exceeded our expectations of the typical B&B. From the gorgeous rooms to the fantastic roof deck & cupola, everything was perfect! Rose made us feel welcome & special from the first call to book our reservation. The breakfast was outstanding. We'll definitely be back!
5 on June 26, 2009
We arrived at Clarke Manor in historic Dubuque, Iowa and was greeted by Rose, the innkeeper. She is a treasure! After showing us to our room, she gave us a tour of the beautiful home. We felt so comfortable and spent a wonderful night. We were fortunate to stay in the Italian Suite. The decorating throughout the home is very tasteful and aimed at making the guests feel elegant plus comfortable. The breakfast Rose served us was wonderful!! We had a wonderful evening and I recommend it highly.