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.
The Inn, which is a premier Dubuque, IA bed and breakfast, gets its name from the unusual leaded and stained glass window on the first landing of the grand oak staircase. The window pictures Saint Cecelia, patron saint of musicians, holding a mandolin.
From the glazed tile roof of the turret to the mosaic floor of the veranda, every aspect is richly detailed, beautifully crafted and adds to the warm and intimate feel of the Inn. 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, and a beveled glass china cabinet stretches from floor to ceiling on one wall. The superb fireplace, detailed with Italian tiles, rests in the corner.
English Country Garden
$105 Queen-size bed Walnut furniture. English rose wallpaper. This is a cozy room with TV and comfortable reading chairs. Private bathroom with shower. Faces north.
$85 Queen-size bed
Tall oak bed and mission oak bureau with two Lincoln East Lake easy chairs and large Wardrobe. Sink and TV in room. Shares original master bath with the Sunrise room.
$140 King-size bed
Wedding/anniversary room. Matched rosewood furniture, including bed, dresser, armoire, vanity and TV/DVD. Turn-of-the-century wedding photos displayed on the walls. Private bathroom with shower. Faces east and south.
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$130 Queen-size bed
This first-floor lodging is handicapped (wheelchair) accessible. Sleigh bed and a working direct vented gas fireplace. This is a lovely room with a TV and comfortable easy chairs. Private bathroom has roll-in shower. (Note: this is Cinde the head housecat’s current favorite room.)
$130 Queen-size bed
White wrought-iron bed and wicker furniture with ivy accents and wallpaper. Private bathroom has small antique claw-foot tub with shower. Original sun room. Has TV/DVD. Lodging is airy and bright. Private deck with view of the bluff. Faces south and west.
$85 Queen-size bed
Lovely brass and white wrought-iron bed and a bay window, TV and two comfortable wing chairs. Rose motif. Shares original master bath with the Grand Tour room.
$150 Queen-size bed
Third-floor privacy. Bright yellow and blue bedroom with brass bed, oak bureau, chaise lounge and comfortable reading chairs. Private porch with a great view of the bluffs off sitting room. Private bathroom has tub/shower. Sunny rooms with great views. Has TV/DVD. For a third person: A wrought-iron day bed (trundle) in sitting room can be used for sleeping ��" an additional $15 charge for the third person, $10 charge for the fourth person.
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