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The Governor’s Mansion was once the home of former Governor Jesse McDonald and is located just a half block off of Leadville’s main street, which means you can walk to all of Leadville’s restaurants, shops, and museums. You’ll be surrounded by the highest mountains in the Colorado Rockies, where majestic scenery blends with a lively history. Former Governor, Jesse McDonald, who sought and found his fortune in Leadville, built this big house to entertain guests as they traveled through town.
Whether you’re looking to rent out the entire house (6 bedrooms) or one of the 3 units, there’s a little bit for everyone. You can rent out the Main unit (3 bedrooms, 2 baths), the Parlor Unit (1 bedroom, 1 bath), or the Attic Loft (2 bedrooms, 1 bath). Each space is completely private from the rest of the house and has a dedicated parking spot. There is free Wi-Fi available along with Netflix and HBO.
The private entrance opens into the former Governor's entertainment quarters with a 12 foot ceiling, crystal chandelier and gas fireplace with original mantel. The living room has a pool table, extremely comfortable leather couches, an antique armoir, a fireplace, and a TV loaded with Netflix and HBO.
This unit has 3 bedrooms on the second floor
The private entrance opens into a formal parlor with a 12 foot ceiling, crystal chandelier and gas fireplace with original mantel. The parlor has an antique dresser, wing-back chair, antique armoire and smart TV are also located in the living room.
- Master Bedroom
The master bedroom has a queen size bed with luxurious pillows, an antique dresser and mirror and reproduction wallpaper imported from England. This room also has original wood flooring dating back to 1881.
- Master Bedroom
The master suite is very large and charming. It has a king size bed with an ornate white iron headboard, a sink with vanity, large walk-in closet, antique dresser and mirror and a wing-back chair in a cozy sitting area. The original plank pine floors are covered with oriental style rugs.
- Dormer Bedroom
A cozy dormer bedroom with 2 twin beds is off of the living room. A dresser and matching nightstand are also in this room.
- Living Room
The living room and kitchen share the same space in a large central area. The living room has a sofa, antique upholstered chair, writing desk and cable TV.