Resorts in Dubuque, Iowa

Resorts in Dubuque, Iowa
Dubuque, located along the Mississippi River in Iowa, has a natural beauty and offers absolute relaxation. It offers a range of resort types that will allow you to take in the simple beauty of this area while exposing you to a wide array of activities.

Sundown Mountain Resort

Sundown Mountain, a ski and snowboard resort, is consistently the only Midwest resort to win the NSAA Award of Excellence. Two mountain lodges look down on 100 square miles and 21 scenic trails. Children's programs teach children ages 4 to 11 how to ski or snowboard. Two lodges, overlooking the slopes, offer full- service cafeterias, a Pizza Haus, large-screen TVs, fireplaces and lounges. Weekends at Sundown has live music and barbecues.

Sundown Mountain
16991 Asbury Road
Dubuque, Iowa 52002-9493
(563) 556-6676

Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark

Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark, located in the Port of Dubuque, offers spectacular views of the bluffs and Mississippi River. Room amenities at the resort feature wireless Internet, room service, a fitness center and Nintendo. Suites offer additional amenities including sleeper sofas, Jacuzzis, wet bars and fireplaces. About 25,000 square feet of indoor water park presents water slides, rope slides, water spouts, water chutes, squirt guns, water cannons, a lazy river, activity pool and hot tubs. The Watersquirts Kids Club offers fun for the whole family with arts and crafts, drive-in movies and popcorn, boat races, candy bingo, scavenger hunts and trivia games. The Cave Arcade is Grand Harbor's video game room. The River's Edge Café provides casual lunch fare while you are enjoying a day at the water park. Tony Roma's serves up ribs, steaks, BBQ chicken and seafood while you relax with nightly drink specials, live entertainment and views of the Mississippi River.

Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark
350 Bell St.
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
(866) 690-4006

Whispering Meadows Resort

Just 32 miles south of Dubuque, Iowa, Whispering Meadows Resort offers a more rustic retreat. Three cottages are available and equipped with a kitchenette, fireplace, satellite TV, wireless Internet, whirlpool tub and charcoal grills. About 200 acres of hills and seclusion surround Whispering Meadows. Outdoor activities abound at Whispering Meadows and include hiking woodland trails, canoeing the Maquoketa River, fishing the pond, snowshoeing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and riding ATV trails.

Whispering Meadows Resort
34580 100th St.
Spragueville, Iowa 52074
(563) 872-4430

Article Written By Sommer Leigh

Sommer Leigh has produced home, garden, family and health content since 1997 for such nationally known publications as "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "Midwest Living," "Healthy Kids" and "American Baby." Leigh also owns a Web-consulting business and writes for several Internet publications. She has a Bachelor of Science in information technology and Web management from the University of Phoenix.

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