Surround yourself with elegance and craftsmanship at their best in this High Victorian home. Constructed in 1883 by manufacturer and financier B.B. Richards, this 4-story Stick style mansion with Eastlake effects is one of the finest and most original Victorian homes in Dubuque. The Richards House features a dazzling display of nearly 90 stained glass windows, eight ornate fireplaces, seven varieties of varnished woodwork, 15 patterns of embossed wall-coverings, original chandeliers, hand-painted and embossed tile, elaborate built-ins and more. Our large rooms are furnished with period antiques. Most have concealed TV's DVD players, working fireplaces and private baths featuring original fixtures. Queen sized beds are standard. Rates include a full breakfast for two served in the formal Dining room. Beverages and snacks are always available. Note: Exterior restoration is in progress. Please don't let it deter you from seeing the fabulous interior.
Private and quiet first floor suite with 12 stained glass windows, 12 foot high ceilings, varnished cherry woodwork, 2 working fireplaces, sitting area, antique half-canopied queen bed, 5 and a half foot clawfoot tub in front of a working fireplace (we furnish bubble bath), antique lights and furnighings.
Period furnished room with antique half-canopied queen bed, stained glass windows, antique lighting, varnished woodwork, sitting area, fireplace, and private bath with period fixtures. Phone, TV, DVD, VCR and tapes/disks.
Simpler rooms with antique queen bed. TV, DVD, VCR and tapes/DVDs.
Smaller and simpler room with antique full bed.
4.6 on September 06, 2013
I have stayed in over 30 B&B's in my travels throughout the states & over the last 12 years. this is THE BEST Place BY FAR to eat, rest, play, read, chat & meet people if you like. I am going back again & can't wait to tell Dave & Michelle my experiences & perspectives. Word of mouth & richness in experiences are the only way to pay it forward. I look forward to seeing their growth & stick-to-it-tiveness they have!
5 on January 15, 2013
We stayed there on December 26 and 27. The inn-keeps were very accommodating . The breakfast was very unique and delicious. The homeowners are very hard workers, passion and took pride then everything they did. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to all of my friends and family. I can't wait to go back!!!!
5 on August 14, 2012
While the outside could scare you off, don't be fooled. This B&B is a real treasure. Many gorgeous antiques, fabulous breakfast & interesting hosts!
5 on July 27, 2012
The finest historic interiors I've ever experienced. National Register in all it's glory. Wonderful lamps and stained glass. Superb breakfast -- Iowa home cooking at its best!
4.8 on January 24, 2012
We stayed at the Richards House the year before and really enjoyed our stay so we decided to come back again this year. We love the old house and the Richards. They are very welcoming. We plan on coming back again!
Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 3 miles
Go north on US 61. Take the Downtown/Locust Street exit. (First exit after the Grandview Street exit.) Go through downtown, past the Civic Center, to 15th and Locust Streets.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Univerisity of Dubuque, Loras College, Clarke College, Greyhound Park & Casino, National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Fenlen Place Elevator, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Mississippi River walk, River rides, Outdoor concerts, Trolley rides/tour, Eagle watching, Horse-drawn carriage tour, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Historic Inn, Urban Inn, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi
Working fireplaces in rooms
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian