As you may or may not know, I love going on road trips and staying at unique hotels/bed & breakfasts. The older the building, the better. I LOVE buildings that have lots of history. Saturday, I took off on a new journey to Dubuque. I’d only been to Dubuque once before.
Brian told me that I need to check out Moondog Music, so that was my very first stop!
This store was INCREDIBLE. I remember frequenting these music stores in the 90s, but they are almost non-existent now. You walk in and it smells like soothing incense. They had tons of CDs, vinyl, t-shirts, music memorabilia, smoking accessories, incense, sage and more! Moondog Music is truly a treasure. The owner said they’ve been open for 32 years, and I hope they stay open for many more years to come. Next time you’re in Dubuque stop by. You won’t be disappointed! I bought a used Staind CD.
I took your suggestions on where to go for coffee and food. Robbie suggested Jumble Coffee, so I went to their drive-thru location. Excellent coffee! I also took Angela’s suggestion and ordered in from Mario’s Italian Restaurant. VERY GOOD!!
Next, I checked into The Richards House Bed & Breakfast! This mansion was built in 1883 and owned by Mr. Richards. Here’s his picture:
The house has only had 2 owners since 1883. In 1989 David Stuart bought it, and Michelle has been the innkeeper since 1989 as well. Don’t let the outside of the house turn you away, because it needs a lot of work. The inside is IMMACULATE! Almost everything inside is original, too! Tons of stained glass and beautiful detailed tiles and woodwork! When I walked in, it felt like I went back in time, especially with the 1940’s music that was playing from the living room.
My lovely room was on the 3rd floor by itself. I LOVED MY ROOM!
Of course I brought my copy of “The Shining”, but they had a HUGE collection of blu-rays to choose from!
Here’s a picture looking down the stairwell from my room.
On the second floor, there’s a fridge stocked with soda and wine for guests, AND platters with homemade goodies!!
Sunday morning I went down to the dining room for breakfast. Boy, I did NOT expect it to be so good! I sat at the table, and a couple from Coggon sat at the other end. Dave was cooking away in the kitchen and Michelle took a break to sit down and chat it up with us. The menu was homemade pear cobbler, then a baked peach with granola, crepes with banana/nut syrup, bacon and green onion quiche!! Everything was very YUMMY! It was wonderful chatting it up with everyone for about an hour, too!
Dave knew that I really wanted all the pics I could get, so he showed me a couple other rooms after the guests checked out. (That’s why the beds aren’t made in these pics lol.)
I honestly didn’t expect much going, but man… I VERY MUCH enjoyed my stay at The Richards House! I will DEF be going back.
Check out their website HERE to book yourself a stay!