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Historic Loft on top of The Governor's Mansion

Leadville, Colorado4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
4.7·275 Reviews
$131/ night


Located in a historic mansion, offering stunning views of Leadville and surrounding mountains.
Within walking distance to Main Street attractions, nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.
Exceptionally comfortable beds in spacious rooms, perfect for groups and families.
  • Historic Loft on top of The Governor's Mansion
  • Historic Loft on top of The Governor's Mansion
  • Historic Loft on top of The Governor's Mansion
  • Historic Loft on top of The Governor's Mansion
  • Historic Loft on top of The Governor's Mansion


Located in a historic mansion, offering stunning views of Leadville and surrounding mountains.
Within walking distance to Main Street attractions, nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.
Exceptionally comfortable beds in spacious rooms, perfect for groups and families.


Leadville Colorado

What's nearby

    Within 0.4 miles from:

  1. National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum (0.1 miles)
  2. Golden Burro Cafe & Lounge (0.1 miles)
  3. Treeline Kitchen (0.1 miles)
  4. Melanzana (0.1 miles)
  5. Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad (0.4 miles)
  6. The Legendary Silver Dollar Saloon (0.3 miles)


Escape to the Leadville lifestyle and breathe the freshest air there is and drink from the source of mountain waters. Go outside and get some exercise, or stay in and read a book, and enjoy the view. You can go on an outdoor adventure for snow activities at Ski Cooper or Copper Mountain! Welcome to our charming rental property in Leadville! This suite, located on the lofted 3rd floor of a historic mansion built in 1893 by former Governor Jesse McDonald, offers a tranquil retreat. Enjoy the stunning view of Leadville and the surrounding mountains from the large 2nd story deck. The unit embodies Leadville's charm with its quiet, quaint, and colorful atmosphere. The beds are exceptionally comfortable, making it perfect for a couple of friends or a group of four. Situated just half a block from Main Street, you'll have easy access to all the attractions. Please note that the home is older, as is typical in Leadville, and noise may occasionally leak from the main unit below. However, we provide white noise machines and earplugs for your convenience. Kindly respect the neighbors by keeping noise to a minimum after 10 pm. Additionally, please be aware that while the photos may still show twin beds, they have been replaced with a queen bed for your comfort. The primary bedroom is spacious and charming, featuring a king-size bed with an ornate white iron headboard, a vanity sink, a large walk-in closet, an antique dresser with a mirror, and a cozy sitting area with a wing-back chair. The original plank pine floors are adorned with oriental-style rugs. There is a cozy dormer bedroom off the living room, furnished with a comfortable queen bed, a dresser, and a matching nightstand. The living room and kitchen share a large central area, creating a welcoming ambiance. The living room provides a sofa, an antique upholstered chair, a writing desk, and cable TV. The kitchen occupies one side of the room and is equipped with an oak table and four chairs, a stove with an oven, a refrigerator, a microwave, a toaster, a blender, and a coffee maker. Additionally, there is a spacious walk-in storage closet. The private bathroom, located off the hallway between the kitchen and the primary bedroom, features built-in storage shelves, an enclosed shower, a cute pedestal sink, and an incredible view of the Sawatch mountain range to the south. We hope you have a delightful stay in our historic mountain rental, embracing the essence of Leadville's beauty and tranquility. The space is completely private from the rest of the house and has a dedicated parking spot in the rear of the house. The unit is located on the third floor and accessed via the back deck. We're a text/phone call away! Disclosure: There is going to be some city construction going on this summer. We apologize! We will remove this disclosure when the project is completed. You may encounter some road or alley blockages near the home during your stay. Construction will not be going on outside of weekday 8am-5pm hours. Parking can be found on 7th and 8th Street. You'll be surrounded by the highest mountains in the Colorado Rockies where majestic scenery blends with a lively history. There is much to do during your stay including: - Skiing at nearby Ski Cooper, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek - Ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and Nordic skiing on the Mineral Belt Trail. - Mountain biking for any level of expertise. World-class hiking, mountain climbing, fishing and hunting. - Shopping, dining, visiting museums or taking a self-guided walking tour in a quintessential Victorian town. - Following the route of the Silver Kings in Leadville's Mining District. - Exploring ghost towns. - Four-wheeling from beginner level to the more advanced 13,186' Mosquito Pass, the highest vehicular road in the United States. Located just one block from Main street means that most places in town can be reached by foot. The property also features a dedicated parking spot, but you can catch a bus in town to Copper Mountain and to the Frisco Transit Center. License # 001270 This property does not have air conditioning. Yes, we are pet friendly - There is an additional pet fee if you are bringing a pet (2 pets max) - $60 +tax for one, $120 +tax for two Note: under no circumstances can you leave your pet(s) unattended at the property - there are doggy day care/ dog boarding options or take your pet with you! Violations of this may be met with a $100 fine or we may ask you to check-out early. If it snows more than several inches, look for snow removal signs to make sure you don't violate any temporary parking rules The Governor's Mansion was once the home of former Governor Jesse McDonald and is centrally located in Leadville's National Historic Landmark District. Part of this house was built in 1881, with the mansion portion completed in 1893. Former Governor, Jesse McDonald, who sought and found his fortune in Leadville, built this big house to entertain guests as they travelled through town. Staying in the mountains offers a unique and nature-immersed experience, characterized by a rustic charm. You might occasionally encounter some of the local wildlife, insects, and small critters that are part of the natural surroundings. We recommend keeping doors securely closed whenever possible. Rest assured, we've implemented thorough measures to ensure your stay remains undisturbed by these natural inhabitants. Altitude sickness is real. In Leadville/ Twin Lakes, the elevation can be up to 10,000 feet. Symptoms can include dizziness and nausea, so please be mindful of this. We cannot offer refunds for guests experiencing altitude sickness. If you anticipate being affected, we recommend obtaining insurance at the time of booking.View More


Bedroom 11 king bed
Bedroom 21 queen bed


Dedicated workspace
Free residential garage on premises
Pets allowed


4.7·275 Reviews




June 2024

It’s really a governors mansion!Show more




June 2024

The place was cozy and CUTE! The beds were comfy. The only hard part was climbing the stairs if you forgot something. LolShow more




April 2024

With a couple improvements, this could be a four-star stay. The hosts need a more diligent and responsive property manager. The listing didn’t mention the bedrooms had no heating, and when I visited in April, at this altitude, there were still nights in the teens. I had to ask twice for a space heater. Also had an issue with the Internet after a storm, and it would have been nice for the manager to check in on it rather than having to wait two days for it to come back up after having to ask about it. But I was here for work and needed an affordable place to stay, so the price made up for the inconvenience.Show more




March 2024

beautiful and amazing place to stay in Leadville! woke up every morning to a breathtaking view of the mountains. Main street was right down the road which made walking to all the shops very easy. The place itself had everything we needed to have a good time on our vacation in CO. the bedrooms and common areas were also extremely cozy and fairly spacious for the 3 of us. I would definitely recommend staying with the hosts as they were welcoming and supper communicative! hoping to visit Leadville again soon.Show more

Property Rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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115 W 6th St. Suite 100
Leadville, CO 80461

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