Upon arrival please ring the doorbell, your host will greet you warmly at the door and welcome you inside. The Inn-keepers themselves are what makes this home so charming and your first few minutes with them will make this evident. Their brief tour of the main guest facilities will include a stroll through the breathtaking dining room where you’ll be served a delicious Breakfast. The friendly atmosphere and warm surroundings make conversation at the table comfortable and charming whether you discuss your stay at the inn or your plans in historic Dubuque.

Through the dining room is the guest pantry, here the Hancock House invites you to help yourself to a hot cup of coffee or some popcorn any time, also available are complimentary pop, tea, hot chocolate, etc. for your enjoyment.

The wrap around porch is a perfect place to spend quiet relaxing moments, enjoying breathtaking sunrises and incredible sunsets. The porch swing is ideal for a romantic conversation or just a place to sip your favorite beverage and listen to the summer crickets enchanting song.

Also located on the main floor is the south parlor, where you are welcome to relax and drink in the charm of this Queen Ann styled home. The period furnishings and handsome decor can spur hours of conversation. Perhaps you can even corner Simon for some historical background to the home and the beautiful antiques within. Be sure to ask about the fireplace in this room, it won a blue ribbon at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

You are also welcome to lounge in the north parlor and enjoy the beautiful view overlooking historic Dubuque and the Mississippi river. There is even a telescope here so you can make the most of this rare view.