Wonderfully romantic stays at the Mandolin Inn Dubuque, Iowa
Beautifully restored historic mansion in downtown Dubuque, operating for over 29 years as a Bed and Breakfast. Come join us as you explore the beautiful and historic Upper Mississippi River. Perfect for Romance, business travel, reunions and retreats

Surrounding Area

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.

Front Door


The Mandolin Inn was built in 1908 as the family home of Nicholas J. Schrup, Dubuque’s leading financier. Schrup founded the American Trust and Savings Bank, served two terms as state senator and was knighted by the king of Belgium during World War I.

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.

Beautiful Dining Room

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199 Loras Blvd, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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The Mandolin Inn
199 Loras Blvd, Dubuque, Iowa


$105 Queen-size bed Burled oak furniture and a lovely non-working fireplace. Bay window with parlor chairs, a chaise lounge and TV/DVD. Private bathroom with shower is five steps from room. Teal walls/ moss green carpet. Faces south.

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.

Grand Tour
$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.

Holly Marie
$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.
Contact us for availability and reservations.

Pond’s Edge
$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.

Sunset Suite
$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.



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

Music Room

Policies & Restrictions

Full gourmet breakfast and afternoon beverages are included in the lodging rates.
•For the comfort of others, smoking is not permitted inside the bed and breakfast.
•Well behaved children delight in exploring the Inn and are always welcome.
•The Inn is handicapped accessible.
•Pets are not invited because the two sweet resident housecats are a bit selfish about sharing their space with other animals.
•Guest Parking is available on Main Street or at the Behr Funeral Home, one block north of the Inn. While checking in and out and handling luggage, guests may use the parking lot on the west side of the Inn.
•Check-in is from 4 to 6 p.m
•Check-out by 11 a.m.
•Other arrangements may be made with the Innkeeper
•To make a reservation for lodging, please guarantee one night’s rate using Master Card, Visa, American Express or Discover. Personal checks or company checks are also welcomed.
•Refunds are cheerfully given to guests who provide notice 72 hours prior to cancellation.
•Special rates are available for business travelers or extended stays. Please contact Amy for more details.
•The magnificent dining room can be used to host meetings or gatherings for up to 16 people.
•You may entertain your guests with a catered dinner at the Inn.
•Use of the Mandolin Inn for weddings, anniversaries, receptions and family reunions can be arranged.
•Amy will happily recommend activities and sites to visit; Dubuque, Iowa is a wonderful pace to explore.

Tiffany Window - Water Lillies


Amy Boynton
The Mandolin Inn
199 Loras Blvd
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
United States

Listing # RA-1212631

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USD $85 per night
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