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Historical Victorian Rental

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Welcome to the charm of the McCombe House!


Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This unique Victorian Rental has all the comforts of home with a large kitchen and living spaces ideal for the gathering of family and/or friends. It sleeps 6 to 10 people comfortably and is equipped for babies too. The sunroom is especially pleasing during the fall, winter, and spring months --it's a great place to soak up the rays!

During the warmer months we have two backyard patio areas filed with beautiful flowers, a water feature, fire pit, barbeque grill and plenty of seating. In both summer and winter we are close to numerous outdoor activities. You can walk two blocks to numerous museums, restaurants and shops and just one block to Leadville's scenic railroad.

The McCombe House History: The house was built by John (Jack) McCombe in 1880, hence the name “McCombe House.” Jack was an Irishman who came to America at the age of 18, and, finally, to Leadville to earn his fame and fortune--in many ways his dreams came true. He held interests in several large mines in Leadville, was elected city Alderman, and was the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of the state.

Jack McCombe owned many rental properties in Leadville, but this was his home. He held meetings of the “Irish Land League” here and entertained often. Jack, and wife, Alice often traveled and while they were abroad on a particular occasion they rented the house to a young couple who later gained fame of their own --Margaret and J.J. Brown. J.J. Brown made millions in Leadville and later bought a home in Denver which is currently a museum. The “Unsinkable Molly Brown” of the Titanic fame is none other than this same Margaret Brown. (We have dedicated our largest bedroom & sitting room to her.)

While you visit the McCombe house, we invite you to read the historical research paper titled 'The McCombe House' by Mary Ebuna and published in Mountain Diggings magazine. The article gives an interesting account of real people who lived in Leadville during the 1880's and beyond.

Please come and be our guests!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Both front and back yards are fenced...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There are sitting areas for outside smokers....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Sunroom


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Downstairs room. Large walk-in closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Downstairs large bedroom w/seating and television...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Upstairs room, quiet at back of the house...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

    Attic room. Not for very young children....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) Two queens, Double Beds (1) One double, Twin or Single Beds (6) Six Twin beds, (2)Baby Cribs (1) And High Chair available...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Double sink vanity. Toilet and shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Both bathrooms are large and supplied with plenty of towels and extra bath mat. Hair dryers, bath soap, facial tissues and toilet paper....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Located two blocks from downtown stores and restaurants, one block from the train station, four blocks from cross country ski trails. Three blocks from race central for the Trail 100 foot and bike races....moreless


  • Books:

    Adult and children books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Two downstairs and one upstairs w/dvd...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Games and kid's toys...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are two blocks from the main street with restaurants, shops and bars....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Leadville is surrounded by the highest mountains in Colorado where the snow never totally melts. One of the most picturesque views is seen from our front yard --the tall church steeple with Mt Massive in the background....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large table in kitchen. Second table in Sun room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric large capacity dryer....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas forced air heat....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two 'living' room areas plus sun-room seating....moreless

  • Parking:

    On street parking --front and side...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Our home is on corner lot with plenty of on-street parking in front and on the side of the house...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity washer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip insulated coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, skillets (cast iron and clad stainless steal)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Two sets of dishes, plenty of silverware....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen table expands to seat up to 8 comfortably and another table in the sunroom to seat 4 more....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the stove microwave. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Crockpot, blender, toaster, mixer, turkey roasting pan....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large side-by-side refrigerator with in-door water and ice dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric Range and oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four slice toaster....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Tables with umbrellas and other comfortable seating...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flower beds, water feature, potted flowers, small lawn. Sandbox and toys for children. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill. Charcoal grill (upon request) ...moreless



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Aug 1 - Aug 25
4 night min stay
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3 night min stay

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  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 8.8%

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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124 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eagle County Airport 63 miles or Denver
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mount Massive Golf Course
100 Metres
Nearest Train
Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad Co
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Golden Burro
13 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Cooper

Car: Recommended

Skiers --we have 5 world class ski areas within an hour of our home! And as another service to our guests, we offer Ski Cooper tickets at a 25%- 30% discount off the window ticket price!

Quilters and antique seekers are welcome. Two great shops one block away! If you like sports, history or nature we have it! Leadville has a great 9 hole golf course with reasonable prices and fabulous views.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1976

About the owner: Mary and Tim, are both retired teachers and Leadville history buffs.

Why the Owner Chose Leadville:
My husband and I moved to Leadville straight out of college. We love the outdoor lifestyle and were struck by the incredible views of Colorado’s highest mountains all around us. We fell in love with the Victorian homes here and once we saw the McCombe house we new it was ours. Tim and I restored the house over many years and raised our family here. It is too big for just the two of us now, but we still take great pride in caring for it and sharing it with others.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The McCombe house has been a labor of love for us. The house’s 133 years parallel the rags to riches history of its Irish builder, Jack McCombe, and Leadville itself. Margaret (Molly of the Titanic fame) and J.J. Brown also lived in the home. We have short summers, so we love keeping a beautiful yard and flowers for our summer guests. In winter, we have plenty of snow for winter sports enthusiasts. We are two blocks from the center of town and one block from the scenic railroad. Our corner lot is just the right distance from all the activities; the home is quiet and restful even during our highest tourism season. Did I mention that we live next door? Our guests have all the privacy they desire and we are still available to answer questions and assure a perfect stay. See our web site for maps! Need more housing for a family reunion or other event? We have two other properties just next door to keep the group together! See our web site or call for more information.

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • Welcome to the charm of the McCombe House!

    Welcome to the charm of the McCombe House!

  • Desk with local tourist information

    Desk with local tourist information

  • One of three sitting areas for conversation or television viewing

    One of three sitting areas for conversation or television viewing

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