Dubuque, IA 

The Richards House

1492 Locust St
Dubuque, IA 52001-4714 US

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Rates: $45 to $115
Total Rooms: 7
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (2 reviews)


Circa 1883. Owner David Stuart estimates that it will take several years to remove the concrete-based brown paint applied by a bridge painter in the '60s to cover the 7,000-square-foot, Stick-style Victorian house. The interior, however, only needed a tad of polish. The varnished cherry and bird's-eye maple woodwork is set aglow under electrified gaslights. Don't let the exterior renovations deter your visit. Ninety stained-glass windows, eight pocket doors with stained glass and a magnificent entryway reward those who pass through.Publicity and Awards: Collectors Journal, Telegraph Herald.Location: City/Urban.

Room Detail

The Library Suite
First floor suite consisting of the Library and Parlor. Private and quiet with two working fireplaces, a five and a half foot claw-foot tub, an antique half-canopied queen bed, a dozen stained glass windows, a sitting area, and 12 foot ceilings with cherry woodwork and built-ins. (Rollaway bed not available for this suite.) Phone, TV, DVD, VCR and tapes/disks.
Rates: $70 - $210

Rooms with private baths
These large rooms are furnished with period antiques and feature fireplaces, a sitting area with table, stained glass windows, and an antique half-canopied queen bed. A rollaway will fit in these rooms. Phone,concealed TV, DVD, VCR and tapes/disks.
Rates: $60 - $190

Rooms that share a bath queen bed
These rooms are simpler and smaller, but are also furnished with period antiques. A one-person rollaway will fit in these rooms. TV, DVD, VCR and tapes/disks.
Rates: $45 - $120

Room that shares a bath full bed
A small room with an antique full bed and antique furnishings. TV, VCR and tapes.
Rates: $40 - $95

Two bedroom Suite

Rates: $100 - $305



Rooms & Rates

Rates: $45 to $115
Payment types accepted include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Diners Club, Carte Blanche and Travelers Checks.
Rooms: This property has 5 total guest accommodations, 4 with private bath, 4 with fireplaces, 1 suite and 1 conference room.


Cancellation: 72 hours
Pets: Pets Allowed and Innkeepers pets on premises.
Smoking: Limited.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Full Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Snacks/Refreshments.
Amenities In Room: Cable TV, Reading Lamps, Telephone, Desk and VCR.
Amenities On Site: Parlor Games, Phone, Fax, Fireplace and Television.


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Meetings, Weddings and Romantic Getaways.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Fishing, Live Theater, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Skiing Cross Country, Skiing Downhill and Water Sports.

Historic Interest

Five historic districts are in Dubuque.
Historic Awards: National Register (Granted).
Historic Memberships: National Trust and Local Historical Society.