Begin your day with a gourmet breakfast as sumptuous as the room in which it is served. The dining room of the Mandolin Inn is thought by many to be the most magnificent in Dubuque. An artist has painted a fantasy forest above the oak paneling.

The beveled glass china cabinet stretches from floor to ceiling on one wall. The superb fireplace, detailed with Italian tiles, rests in the corner.

Pampered visitors relax at day’s end in the parlor or music room. In fair weather you may enjoy refreshments on the veranda.

Our guest rooms and accommodations are meticulously decorated and a perfect place to kindle (or rekindle) romance. Each lodging is uniquely furnished and decorated with beautiful period antiques.

For year-round comfort, all rooms in the bed and breakfast are provided with queen sized beds (one room with a King-sized bed), down comforters and central air conditioning.

Telephone, wireless internet access, cable television, VCR, DVD, radio, books and stereo are accessible to all guests. Within walking distance of the Mandolin Inn are three colleges and numerous cultural attractions, shops and restaurants.

During your stay you are within easy driving distance of a myriad of sites and activities in and around Dubuque, Iowa, which are sure to be of interest. Some of these are: the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens; indoor waterpark; Crystal Lake Cave; the fabulous National Mississippi River Museum; Mississippi River Cruises; casino gambling; theater; The Dubuque Iowa Museum of Art; horse-drawn carriage tours of historic Dubuque; Fenelon Place Elevator – the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway for magnificent views of the Tri-State area; Park Farm Vineyards and Winery; the Dyersville Antique Toy Museum; the Field of Dreams movie site; and historic Galena, IL, and its multitude of antique shops and art galleries. Golf, downhill and cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails are available, along with the Heritage Bike and Hiking Trails and the Shenandoah Horseback Riding Center.