The Mandolin Inn      
199 Loras Blvd, Dubuque, IA 52001-4857, USA    
(800) 524-7996, (563) 556-0069
  • Free Night Participating Inn
 
 

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  1. Amanda...
  2. English Country Garden...
  3. Grand Tour...
  4. Holly Marie...
  5. Pond's Edge...
  6. Solarium...
  7. Sunrise...
  8. Sunset Suite...

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Description

Circa 1908. This handicapped-accessible three-story brick Edwardian with Queen Anne wraparound veranda boasts a mosaic-tiled porch floor. Inside are inlaid mahogany and rosewood floors, bay windows and a turret that starts in the parlor and ascends to the second-floor Holly Marie Room, decorated in a wedding motif. This room features a seven-piece Rosewood bedroom suite and a crystal chandelier. A gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room with a fantasy forest mural from the turn of the century. There is an herb garden outside the kitchen. Located just 12 blocks away, is the fabulous National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. The inn can equally accommodate both business and pleasure travel.

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Rates

$85 to $150

Off Season: $85 to $150

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Personal Checks, Master Card, Discover, American Express and Travelers Checks.

Amenities

This property has 8 total guest accommodations, 6 with private bath, 1 with fireplace, 1 two-bedroom suite and 2 conference rooms. The types of beds available include King, Queen and Twin.

  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Handicap Access
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Television
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Gym Nearby
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • FAX On-site
  • Desk

Events Hosted

    • Seminars
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Honeymoons
    • Weddings

Foreign Languages Spoken

some Spanish and some French

Inns Of Interest

    • National Historic Register

Pet Restrictions

There are 2 sweet cats living here at the Inn and they don't share their space with unfamiliar animals
  • Innkeepers pets on premises
  • There Are 2 Sweet Cats Living Here At The Inn
  • They Don't Share Their Space With Unfamiliar Animals

Romantic Interest

The Inn is beautifully restored, has lovely furnishings and a tranquility that soothes the soul and inspires intimacy.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

IBBG, PAII

Describe Garden and Grounds

Lovely english cottage gardens - with a pond and handicap bridge and ramp through the side garden, over the pond and into the house. The primary entrance into the Inn is a gorgeous double stair case and queen anne wrap-around porch with wicker furniture and italian tile floor - overlooks front garden.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights all holiday weekends, special college weekends, festival weekends and all weekends in October

Children Restrictions

well behaved children are always welcome

Cancellation

72 hours

Smoking

Smoke Free Property.


Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries

Historic Interest

The home was the private home of Nicholas Schrup, senator and financier (owned all banks and insurance companies in the city) at the turn of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The mansion was designed and built by the renowned Swiss architect Fridolin Heer. Some exceptional aspects of the mansion include a hand-carved Queen Anne wrap-around veranda, distinctive green spanish clay tile roof, hexagonal turret, eclectic patterened brickwork, Palladian windows in the east gable and a unique leaded and stained glass window of Saint Cecelia (patron Saint of musicians) holding a mandolin.

Historic Awards:

  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)
  • The Home Is A Historically
  • Architecturally Significant Site
  • Eligible For Local
  • State
  • National Registers

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

Lead shot tower (2 miles), Ice Harbor/Port of Dubuque (1 1/2 miles), 4 historic districts - the home is right in the middle of one (the historic Jackson Park), downtown Dubuque, Galena (13 miles)

Other Awards:

USA TODAY'S "10 Best Places to Stay", Historic Rehab award by city of Dubuque, Historic Rehab award by Main Street Association

Nearby College/University

Loras College Clark College, University of Dubuque, Emmaeus Bible College, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque Seminary

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Sunday-Thursday, no holidays.

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.


Crustless Asparagus Quiche

Beautiful and tasty quiche dish. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Great with fresh fruit and sausage for breakfast; just as wonderful for lunch or dinner with a mixed field green salad and crusty bread.


Apricot and Butterscotch Scones

Generous sized delectible scones with a delightful and surprising blend of flavors


Crustless Green Onion And Mushroom Quiche

Scrumptious mushroom quiche that will melt in your mouth.


Curried Sausage

Signature Dish of the Inn - intriquing use of curry and sausage - irresistable


Sour Dough Baked French Toast

Mouth watering blend of Sour Dough flavor and carmelization make this special french toast an absolute delight.



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Our first B&B experience - Wow!!

The Mandolin Inn is our first B&B experience. Wow@ What an impressive combination of art, architecture and hospitality! The Amanda room is a serene retreat, very homey and we love the decor. The mansion is beautiful: the woodwork; the leaded/stained glass; ththe antiqie furnishings; the verandah. The Mandolin Inn is a true gem. The location is great - conveniently within walking distanve from most attractions in downtown Dubuque. We came to celebrate our 13th anniversary. Amy is a gracious hostess and makes you feel welcome. The breakfasts are delicious. Cinderella and Mokie (kitties) are so cute and friendly. We would definately recommend the Mandolin Inn and look forward to a return trip. We really loved it here! Amy you're great.
Irene and Ray K
6/18/2011

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Honeymoon in Dubuque

We enjoyed the beautiful Amanda Room, the srene atmosphere and excellent accommodations. It is luxurious and so special for our honeymoon in Dubuque. We move on to Ireland for a week and the to Salt Lake City and the home to Australia - Melbourne. The accommodations and superb breakfasts make this one of the best B&B's in the world,
Jerry and Kerry S
4/23/2011

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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The home made me feel nostalgic

You have such a beautiful home, We loved our stay with you. The room is so comfortable. I will tell my friends what a wonderful hostess you are - This was my first experience at a B&B and I must say the home made me feel nostalgic - Thank you so much for making our stay so memorable.
Buffy S
10/10/2010

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We have absolutely enjoyed being your guests

We have absolutely enjoyed being your guests here at the Inn. This was the perfect Honeymoon for us and we couldn't have dreamed of a better stay. Our room was beautiful and your company at breakfast delightful! We look forward to our next stay here + seeing you again. God Bless!
Tiffany and Jotham A
8/10/2011

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Felt at Home

From the moment we entered the Mandolin, we felt at home. I know we'll be back.
Amy E
10/21/2008

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felt at home

From the moment we entered the Mandolin, we felt at home. I know we'll be back.
Anonymous
10/21/2008

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Publicity and Press Reviews

USA Today's "10 Best" Places to Stay, Arrington's BNB Journal, 2006 Summer Inn Traveler magazine, Iowan Magazine, Dubuque, Des Moines and Chicago newspapers, Emerging Horizons (Accessible Travel News) Magazine, Lakehom Magazine, Japanese TELPAL F, a Japanese Travel Show, local FOX TV, local television Promo for Cinderella (Cinderella reading her story in the parlour of the Mandolin Inn), This American Life segment on NPR.


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