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4900 Peru Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001-8304
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#2 of 8 in Dubuque
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Four Mounds is a historic estate located along the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. 60 acres of natural and cultured grounds feature three different, historic and unique options for lodging. Rent one room for a night or take over the whole site for a week. Our 1908 craftsman style Grey House features seven bedrooms and large gathering spaces. Our 1924 classically designed White House is more intimate and refined, with four bedrooms. Our 1950s cabin in the woods overlooks the river and provides rustic seclusion with all modern amenities, accommodating up to four people. Four Mounds is a unique getaway experience and when you discover it, you will fall in love. Dubuque is a culturally and economically vibrant river town that has great attractions and features year-round. Whether its an afternoon out on our trails, a trip to the National Mississippi River Museum, or a dinner excursion to the Potosi Brewery and National Brewery Museum... you will enjoy all that Dubuque has to offer.
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bannajay wrote a review Aug 2021
Murfreesboro, Tennessee22 contributions9 helpful votes
Fourteen of us, ranging in ages from 1 to 68, stayed at the Grey House for 6 nights. It was absolutely fabulous! Amazing memories for all of us! Marie, Jill, and Jay made sure we had everything we needed, from a PackNPlay to wood for the fire pit and gas for the grill. There were fresh flowers in every room when we arrived, along with fresh basil and 3 beautiful tomatoes on the kitchen table. Beds were very comfortable, AC worked great, plenty of towels in the bathrooms. The grounds were gorgeous; wild turkeys (including 6 babies!) and deer roaming around. Jay knows so much fascinating history of the house and area! And he is dedicated to restoring and decorating everything accurately. We were so impressed with not only the work that has been done at Four Mounds, but how the Foundation is giving back to the community as well.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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KMK wrote a review Jul 2021
Saint Paul, Minnesota6 contributions3 helpful votes
Now that I discovered Four Mounds as a BnB, I'll check first for availability, anytime I need a place to stay in Dubuque. It was the perfect retreat for respite and relaxation during my visit. The Majestic Suite is exceptional. Marie was a delightful host and the breakfasts were delicious.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Tonee P wrote a review Dec 2020
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I stayed at the White House and our whole family was there. It is more than comfy and the old house is amazing. The property has so much history that the Inn keeper Marie knows all the old stories. The whole property has hiking trails and great views! We brought our own food and never left the property all weekend. We all felt very Covid safe!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for the Master bedrooms they have suites with porches.
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Niese Family wrote a review Dec 2020
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We have been coming here for a long time. But every time we come it’s like the first time again and again. If you want to stay in a unique, beautiful place (in my opinion, it’s the prime location in Dubuque), Definitely visit here! Social distancing at its best. Our recent visit was something special. SNOW!!! incredible beauty! Overall, it’s the cleanest , most characteristic place to stay! But the star of Four Mounds, is Marie! Incredible service and the nicest woman you would ever meet! She puts her heart and soul into this place! Thank you for everything! And we will be back!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Danepup wrote a review Jan 2020
Iowa51 contributions72 helpful votes
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I am the owner of Everybody Bend Yoga in Cedar Rapids, IA and when I thought about where to host my first yoga retreat, Four Mound was it! I'd personally stayed at the Marvin Gardens cabin several times, so it was an easy sell to think about renting out the Grey House with another yoga studio owner to hold the retreat. As always, Marie was extremely helpful and the Grey House and grounds were PERFECT. We had eight participants for the retreat and we held it in January 2020 - Friday through Sunday. Four Mounds is easy to find, and the rooms, house and cabin were beautifully decorated for the holidays, which the participants loved. We'd asked to use the dining room for yoga and it was emptied out when we got there, which was perfect. It was so nice that there's a pocket door and the lights are on dimmer so it "felt" like a cozy yoga space. The kitchen was perfect for preparing the meals and everyone took their food and ate in the living room. The living room fireplace was ablaze the whole weekend and Marie and Jay were extremely helpful when we ran low on wood. It was nice for the other instructor and me to stay separately in the cabin - but all our participants wanted to see it too, and commented on how perfect it was for a solo retreat. There's so much natural beautiful in this location, which makes it perfect for our event. Even though it snowed, the participants went outside to go check out the trails too, and we all saw a bald eagle multiple times. The cabin and the Grey House had everything we needed and I heard from the participants that the beds were "so comfortable." If you're looking for a retreat space or just a getaway, this is the place to go! Reasonably priced, great service, and just the right vibe.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Thomas M wrote a review Sep 2019
Bellaire, Texas612 contributions224 helpful votes
my wife and I spent a night at the Four Mounds a couple of weeks ago. We stayed in the main house and had a great room with a second "screened in" room with a bed. It was nice to sleep in the breeze with all the windows open. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed walking around. Breakfast was good but everyone had to eat at 9am. The only person from the Four Mounds that we actually met was the lady who was busy making us breakfast. So there was no chatting with the proprieter. Apparently the owner doles not enjoy meeting guests.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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SriyaniT wrote a review Aug 2019
Lincoln125 contributions50 helpful votes
We just found this place to stop for the night on a road trip. The reviews looked good but the place was amazing, much better than the reviews. A well kept estate with three buildings, on 65 acres of land along the Mississippi River. The location was stunning, the service was excellent, very clean, and the grey house we stayed at was built in the early nineteen hundreds, with antique furniture, great home made breakfast, lovely trails. Just a perfect place to spend a few days. I was sorry to leave.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: We had the suite, so it was great.
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Mommabear546 wrote a review Jun 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota10 contributions13 helpful votes
My husband and I booked a room at the "White House" B&B at Four Mounds and had a terrific nights's stay. Marie, the caretaker, has found her calling in life. She is so considerate and thoughtful; and a great cook. Their was only one other couple there, also celebrating their wedding anniversary and were delightful to meet at breakfast. Else it felt like we had the place to ourselfs. Bed was very comfortable, rooms were stylish and well spaced. Shower was amazing! The history and grounds of four mounds is incredible, beautiful view of the river and thunder strorm that rolled thru the night. Will definitely be back, l hope Marie is still there!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: mar suite at the white house is amazing!
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Julia I wrote a review May 2019
Madison, Wisconsin134 contributions35 helpful votes
It’s as good as the other reviewers say. We stayed in Frindy’s room and enjoyed the adjoining sitting room and the views of the river. And the run of the White House downstairs. The rooms are so tastefully decorated. The nicest B&B we have ever stayed at. The property is quiet and secluded on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. We had the whole house one night and it still felt secluded the second night because our bedroom was at the opposite end of house from the master bedroom suite. And the grounds were lovely. I particularly enjoyed birdwatching at the feeders during breakfast and from the windows and trails all day long. The 3/4 mile bluff trail was very nice (once I found it). It was a short drive into Dubuque for dinner and near the heritage trail for a good bike ride. We hope to return one day. And I’d stay in frindys room again. Any of the rooms in the White House looked great. I’m sure the grey house rooms are nice too.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled
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travelmom85 wrote a review Mar 2019
Chicago, Illinois5 contributions4 helpful votes
Four Mounds Inn is a 20th century estate perched on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. There are two homes and a cabin on the property which offer lodging. The rooms in the homes can be rented individually or you can rent each home in its entirety. We stayed in the master suite in the White House which was spacious and beautifully appointed. It had many windows with views in three directions including sweeping views of the Mississippi. Also on the property are reminders of its former life as a gentleman's farm such as a barn, a root cellar and the chauffeur's home as well as evidence of its evolution to the 21st century such as hiking trails and a high ropes course which serves to support community endeavors. It was so fun to explore the property whereupon there are four Native American mounds of the Woodland Period - hence the name of the Inn. To top it all off, we were served a hearty, delicious breakfast in the dining room. The innkeeper, Marie, was delightful and happy to share her knowledge and love of the property with us. She also cheerfully accommodated my husband's gluten-free diet. We enjoyed our stay so much that we want to return with a a group of friends and rent the whole house!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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$134 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Four Mounds Inn B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Four Mounds Inn B&B?
Nearby attractions include Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (2.5 miles), Eagle Point Park (1.7 miles), and Fenelon Place Elevator Co. (4.0 miles).
Is parking available at Four Mounds Inn B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Four Mounds Inn B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include L.May Eatery, Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar, and Sunshine Family Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Four Mounds Inn B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mathias Ham Historic Site (2.1 miles), Clock Tower (3.8 miles), and Dubuque City Hall (3.5 miles).
Does Four Mounds Inn B&B have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.