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Nestled in the Rockies at an elevation of 10,152, Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the U.S. Its downtown is designated as a National Historic Landmark of Victorian architecture and offers some fabulous attractions, including shops, eateries, and museums, while the surrounding area is ripe for outdoor adventure. These vacation rentals are some of the best you’ll find whether you’re looking for a secluded setting in the woods or a place where you can easily walk to all the attractions.
Josephine is an 1888 Victorian that’s just a block off Harrison Avenue (the main street) yet enjoys a quiet setting where you can look forward to relaxing on the wide front porch and watching the world go by. In the backyard, you’ll even have a hot tub for soaking under the stars. It also includes antique furnishings that add to the historic character, a piano and all the modern essentials. Much bigger than it looks from outside, there are four bedrooms spread over two levels, accommodating up to eight, a fully stocked kitchen with high-end appliances, a coffeemaker and coffee, Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV with a Blu-Ray player. The extensive library is enough to make you want to stay longer, with some fantastic rare, vintage books. Book lovers will definitely be in heaven here.
This historic loft sits within Leadville’s most historic buildings providing an ideal location within walking distance of everything downtown. It accommodates four guests in two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and has an extra-spacious feel with 14-foot ceilings. Enjoy a picturesque view and historic character, including exposed brick and many of the original building fixtures along with modern amenities like a 42″ TV with an Amazon Fire Stick loaded with HBO, Netflix and YouTube.
This garden-level apartment has its own private entrance, located right across the street from the Mineral Belt Trail and just a couple of minutes from the main street. Enjoy hiking, shopping, and dining steps from your door, and then come back to enjoy a space that combines history and modern comforts. It includes two bedrooms, one with a full bed and TV, the other with a queen bed, TV, and reading nook, accommodating four guests. It includes free Wi-Fi and a full kitchen too.
Located in a remodeled Victorian home downtown on West 7th Street, this two-bedroom accommodates four guests and overlooks the Sawatch Mountains, with a picture window view of Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive. It has an extra-spacious open concept living room with a sit-down/standup convertible desk that includes two 24″ monitors, a Smart TV, a gas fireplace, and a bistro table where you can sip your favorite beverage while enjoying the mountain view. The kitchen offers all you need to make your own meals and if you’re staying in the winter to take advantage of skiing at nearby Ski Cooper, you’ll appreciate the entryway which includes a ski rack and boot dryer.
This charming Victorian is just three blocks from Harrison Avenue on 9th Street, within walking distance to the downtown shops and eateries as well as the historic train. Families with kids will appreciate being just a block from a playground for the kids too. It includes a garage for storing gear like mountain bikes or skis and from the living room window you can look forward to enjoying your morning coffee with a view of Mt.Elbert and Mt. Massive. There’s a clawfoot tub, ideal for a soak after a hike on one of the many area’s trails, full kitchen, fireplace, Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer too.
Looking for something unique? Tiny House Maverick is a two-bedroom option that provides a cozy space for up to five guests. While it may be small, you won’t feel cramped and you’ll enjoy an ideal location at the edge of downtown, a perfect spot to be for exploring Leadville’s shopping, dining, and other attractions. It has a full kitchen with a propane range, full-size fridge, farm sink, and microwave. There’s a TV with Roku for streaming and Wi-Fi although the connection can be spotty so you might want to enjoy a more unplugged stay.
This private bedroom for two is located at a boutique hotel that sits within an 1880s Victorian home right downtown. The former ladies parlor room, it’s on the ground floor of the house and provides plenty of room, along with a king-size bed and renovated private bathroom. You’ll have your own personal gas fireplace, the perfect spot to curl up with a good book or glass of wine. High-speed Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the house, including your room, and there are multiple shared spaces that can be enjoyed, including a kitchen, living room, and dining room. Outdoors there’s another fireplace and a hot tub.
Only a few blocks from the center of downtown, this home accommodates up to six in two bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed, plus there’s a full-size sofabed in the living room. The living room also includes an electric fireplace for warmth and ambiance, as well as a TV with an HDMI connection. Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer to help you pack lighter.
The Governor’s Mansion is pet-friendly and comes with lots of luxuries located only a half-block from the downtown main street. Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear in a three-bedroom two-bath suite that encompasses the main unit of the mansion, built by the former Governor of Colorado, Jesse McDonald in 1893. It comfortably accommodates six, although up to eight are possible. The hosts kindly provide white noise machines and earplugs for those who are sensitive in case there is any street noise, and you’ll have a living room with comfy leather couches, an antique armoire, a fireplace, and a TV loaded with Netflix and HBO. There’s also a pool table and even a sauna for a relaxing soak. The master bedroom is especially impressive, with its own en-suite bathroom that has a Jacuzzi.
Located only 1.5 blocks to the town center and just a short drive or walk to a wide range of outdoor activities, including biking and hiking on the Mineral Belt Trail, Mountain Majesty is a two-bedroom Victorian that sleeps up to six. It includes a huge deck out front and impressive mountain views. In the summer and fall, there’s a teardrop trailer in the backyard that can also be used. Enjoy a well-stocked full kitchen with updated appliances, a washer/dryer, flat-screen TV with a Blu-Ray player and a DVD collection. There’s a corn hole bean bag game ideal for enjoying the outdoors in pleasant weather and plenty of indoor board games too. In the winter, take advantage of the sleds and head to the nearby sled hill. There are plenty of extra heavy blankets to cozy up under afterward with some hot chocolate.
An adorable locked-off unit connected to a private home, this rental is two blocks from downtown and has its own private entrance. Offered at a price that’s hard to beat, it includes a living/dining area and a bedroom with a queen-size bed, sleeping up to three. While there’s no kitchen, you will have kitchenette-type items that include a microwave, a small fridge with a freezer and a coffee pot. It also includes Wi-Fi and a 32″ HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Netflix, and Roku. Plus, for a small additional fee, seasonal kayaks can be provided too, with drop-off and pickup to area lakes like Twin Lakes. In the winter, take advantage of snowshoes, also available for a small extra fee.