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Richards House Bed and Breakfast

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The exterior is in need of paint and repair. I am surprised that city codes allow the disrepair of the entrance. Upon first sight of the house, we considered leaving to find another place. We stayed in the library room on the main floor. It was clean--no dust noted on the many, many nooks and crannies where it could rest....

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This Bed and Breakfast is one of the coolest places I have visited. It was built in the late 1800s and the furniture, books, decorations, etc are all from that time. The woodwork and tile work is all original. There are 10 bedroom and 8 fireplaces. The couple that owns it were fabulous. They shared so much history of the...

Thank Jamie G
Alameda, California
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Family reunion in Dubuque with Richards House as gathering place. Wonderful breakfasts, able to add extra guests for breakfast easily. Accommodating hosts. Great afternoon coffee cakes. Played lots of board games between outings around the area. Looking forward to future visits.

Thank moeller97
Mason City, Iowa
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The Richards House was definitely what we were looking for when we came to Dubuque. My breath was taken away at the jump back in time you seem to take as you walk through the front doors. Stunning lighting and woodwork are the grounds for the beauty and charm of this place. Each room is unique in it's own way....

1Thank katiespenn50401
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Richard's House eight years ago on our first visit to Dubuque, IA. Our recent spontaneous road trip took us back to Dubuque. We stopped in at 8pm on a Saturday night and the owners graciously welcomed us in. We had the same room we had years before and could see that they had made some updates....

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Do not let the outside sway you from staying here. The inside is indescribable. It is like you were taken back in time. Each room had their own fireplace with ornate tiles around them each one different. The wood in this home was unbelievable and all different types making it more unique. The breakfast was to die for. I would...

1Thank 7,058
Moline, Illinois
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Please don't let the outside renovations fool you. Richards House is amazing! The library room is beautiful. Breakfast was fantastic and there was so much wonderful food. The snacks out were also amazing, especially the apple muffins! Michelle is so nice and gives a nice tour of the home and offers great conversation over breakfast. The dvd collection was a...

1Thank baymagic
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Although the outside of the Richards House is undergoing extensive restoration, the inside is a beautiful historic treasure that will make you feel like a 19th Century money mogul. All the authentic furnishings are true to the past with half-canopied beds, oak woodwork, stained glass, and small details of the true craftsmen. Inn keepers David and Michelle are very friendly,...

1Thank russ_quim
Winona, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is the most wonderful place to stay in Dubuque! You cannot beat the prices, the services and the wonderful ambience of this historic mansion. I always stay here while I am on a business trip to Dubuque and always enjoy my visits! The rooms are scrupulously clean and fresh smelling. The décor is stunning and historically accurate while blended...

2Thank yarrow2016
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We were in awe of the woodwork and decor of the house. We felt so comfortable and at home the whole time. Breakfast was amazing and we loved talking with Dave and Michelle. We will definitely be staying again. If anyone has an appreciation for historic houses and decor, this stay is a must. It was so easy to get...

1Thank Brenna C

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Richards House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1492 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4714
Region: United States > Iowa > Dubuque
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Richards House Bed And Breakfast Dubuque, Iowa
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The library room is stunning!”
  • The stairway and view to the old
  • View down the stair to the entry hall
  • One of the six rooms to stay in. This was one without an attached bathroom.
JennaR6, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you choose not to indulge the Library Suitn, then go for the blue room if available - remodeled bathroom and very spacious!”
O5697YRchristopherh, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get over the outside appearance”
jamesoP6259TO, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sharing a bathroom isn't horrible as the other bedrooms may not be full; you could save a few bucks without a private bath.”
kbram682016, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We received a tour and all rooms were spectacular and welcoming.”
BusinessMama2016, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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