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Richards House Bed and Breakfast

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 August 2013

My husband and I truly enjoyed a 5day stay inside the Library Suite on a special getaway. I searched for months for a bed and breakfast that was inviting and immediately felt that after clicking onto their site. I fell in love with the photos and decided to reserve a suite in June. The outside might throw you, but you...

Thank Timothy W
Iowa, United States
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Dave and Michelle were excellent hosts for our weekend getaway, and the breakfasts were top notch. When the room we had reserved wasn't available due to renovations, they comped us a night and let us use an even better room (the library) on our second day. Admittedly, the outside isn't much to look at and serious renovations are in the...

Thank ISUCyHopper
Eau Claire
Reviewed 28 May 2013

My husband and I enjoyed 2 nights in the Library Suite over Memorial Day. We feel quite lucky to have found this wonderful B and B. Dave and Michelle were so welcoming and very helpful with ideas and suggestions. Our room was spacious and clean. We had 2 fireplaces that we enjoyed on this rainy weekend. The clawfoot soaker tub...

Thank wisara
San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I booked a one night in the Richards House, hoping the photos did the B&B justice...they did and more. The interior is wonderful...they inkeepers, Michelle and David are very hospitable and the accomodations were great. The location and value is also excellent. The state of restoration varies from inside to outside. The size of the property makes this a huge...

1Thank Judith L
Dubai, UAE
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Just got back from a long weekend at the Richards House. What a gem in Dubuque!! The house is in amazing condition and our room was full of wonderful furniture and antiques. Michelle does a fantastic breakfast every morning and is ready to accommodate any diet needs. We loved all the personal touches and recommendations from her over our coffee...

Thank MsJewl
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Michelle and David are excellent innkeepers with a passion for their home. I have stayed at The Richards House seven times over the past 12 years. It is a worthwhile destination unto itself for lovers of Victorian architecture, working fireplaces and stained glass windows. Almost every room offers a fireplace of marble or handmade tiles. The 90 stained glass windows...

1Thank 195KellyH
LaGrange, IL
Reviewed 29 March 2013

As many have noted, you must look beyond the exterior to give this beautiful house a chance. It is truly like taking a step back in time, with an amazing collection of antiques and remarkably detailed original woodwork and other trim. We were surprised by the generous extras: a huge collection of dvds, free soda, pastries, popcorn and wine. The...

3Thank designmstr
TheRichardsHouse, Owner at Richards House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are sorry your children didn't like their room. That room was used by a long term stay for over a year just before your stay. He had several Glade PlugInns in his room the entire time (put fresh ones in as necessary) he was there. The room smelled strongly of the Glade, not cat urine. We ask all our...

Ames, Iowa
Reviewed 26 March 2013

This is a beautiful house. The food was amazing. There were lots of extras like tea, popcorn, wine, homemade cakes, etc. For the price I felt this was a good deal. The downside is it does need some work, which I am sure will come with time. Our room the bathroom paint was peeling off and the shower/Tub sprayer which...

Thank Beth L
Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

Very unique house that is filled with stained glass windows, beautiful chandeliers, and lots of antiques. Very tasty breakfasts and excellent coffee cakes. Very enjoyable! Still a work in process but still enjoyable!

1Thank Pammistrips
La Crescent, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 11 February 2013

This was our first time ever staying at a bed and breakfast. When searching the internet for B&Bs within 3 hours of travel we discovered The Richards House. My husband and I enjoy antiques and old houses and the pictures on the internet intriqued us. So glad we booked the weekend! We chose the Library Suite...loved the claw foot soaker...

1Thank Ann K

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

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Address: 1492 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001-4714
Region: United States > Iowa > Dubuque
Number of rooms: 6
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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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