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.
5 on April 30, 2015
The Richards House is a pleasant walk from downtown Dubuque, and after exploring it was the perfect place to come home to. The interior is simply gorgeous! The cats are friendly, and Michelle is an accommodating hostess and amazing cook--she served our group one of the most delicious breakfasts ever. I definitely recommend this B&B for weekend getaways, anniversaries, girls' nights, or any other special occasion.
4.8 on April 23, 2015
The outside of this place is currently under construction, but the inside is glorious. It has a ton of charm. The proprietor was super helpful and very accomodating for our large party. The breakfast in the morning was delicious. There are cats everywhere in this house, so if you don't care for these creatures or have allergies, this might not be the place for you. However, for us, it added to the place's delightful personality
5 on November 05, 2014
This B&B was absolutely incredible!! I have never felt more at home while away from home! I still can't get over how good Michelle's cooking was, and we saw SO MUCH of it for just an overnight visit! I will definitely be staying here again in the near future!
2.0 on July 22, 2014
We did not expect to be staying in a place under construction. The exterior of the house is scary and our bathroom was still under construction, with unfinished plaster, unfinished fixtures and missing molding. On a scale of 1 to 10, this place is a 2 at best. Oh, and cats everywhere.
5 on December 29, 2013
We stayed the night of the 27th. What a lovely place! The history of the house is fascinating, the furnishings are beautiful, and the light in the house is amazing because of all the stained glass.
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!
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.
Nightly Rate: $65 - $115
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.
Nightly Rate: $55 - $105
Simpler rooms with antique queen bed. TV, DVD, VCR and tapes/DVDs.
Nightly Rate: $45 - $65
Smaller and simpler room with antique full bed.
Nightly Rate: $40 - $50
Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 3 miles
Locust Street is the north-south street at the foot of the US 20 bridge into/from Illinois. Go north on Locust Street(turn right off Highway 20 if coming from Illinois) and go through Dubuque's downtown and past the Civic Center. We are in a residential historic district on the corner of 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, Fenlen Place Elevator, National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Working fireplaces in rooms
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Horse-drawn carriage tour, Eagle watching, Outdoor concerts, Mississippi River walk, River rides, Trolley rides/tour, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian