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1897 Historic Victorian Home - Historically Known as the Showplace of Loveland

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

Step back into time and experience the charm of this exclusive landmark building built in 1897. Historically known as the 'Showplace of Loveland' , it is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. This home is a vacation destination all on it's own and is worth every penny to really feel like you have gotten away from the everyday!

The home us unique, with its hexagon shaped rooms, southern pine wood floors, an 1870 square grand piano, tiled entryway into the foyer with the original owners initials, and numerous antiques. Enjoy the wrap around veranda porch overlooking the beautiful gardens, Carriage House and Chicken Coop. Located near downtown Loveland, it is an easy stroll to restaurants, shopping, museum and library. Downtown Loveland is a great central location to all that Northern Colorado has to offer, and a hop skip and jump from the snowy slopes of the Rockies for great skiing and snow shoeing adventures!

We offer 3 rooms in the main hourse for overnight accomodations and a fourth room in the adjacent Carriage House. All rooms have an antique furnished decor with a story for each room named after a historic family member.

Rose Haven - is named after the family that restored the home back to its glory .They raised their children here and the family still resides in Loveland and frequents the house often. The large closet was a sewing room with built in shelves and the second closet was a hiding place for Christmas gifts in its narrow curve at the end. This beautiful room has a king size bed, love seat, dresser and fainting couch.

Martha’s Room - Martha married William Henry McCreery in 1870. They came to Loveland in 1875 where he organized the United Presbyterian Church and had 3 children, Ida, Mabel and Elbert. This elegant middle room has a queen size bed, antique dresser an desk.

Julia’s Room - Julia was the second wife of William Henry McCreery. He had made several changes in the décor of the house just before they were married in 1903. The entry and 2 story tower was added at this time. This room has a stairway leading to the tower belfry for a unique sitting room. This smaller room has a trundle bed for one or two guests.

Carriage House - The second story of the carriage house has a full size bed, loveseat, no bathroom, a balcony area to sit outside with a view of the gardens.

This is a family style house with an upstairs bathroom in the hall and two on the main floor.

I can't wait to have you visit our little peice of history! It will make memories and inspire plans for your return trip next year!

See you soon!

Julie and Chris Marsh

More Details

Julie Marsh
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Julie Marsh

My husband and I purchased this wonderful property in the spring of 2017. It has been secretly on my wish list of "homes I wish were mine" for years! During the months of May through October I {Julie} use the property as a wedding and event venue, hosting 35-40 weddings a year with other private parties and corporate events mixed in. We also get a little bit of B&B business with wedding guests staying with us during event season. My husband, Chris, works for IBM full time and keeps me technilogically sane (without him my laptop would go through the window... often!). But when winter settles in I am ready to put my feet up, take a rest, and let the McCreery House be a home away from home for travelers who don't want to spend their time in a 1 room hotel. This home should be shared with many, as it is a peice of history that most people would never be able to see when privately owned. Another great perk about renting our property as a vacation rental is that we are available if you need us. We live just about 7 blocks from this wonderful property and can help make sure your stay if comfortable in any way needed! We look forward to meeting you when you stay at the McCreery House. Building relationships with travelers is a wonderful perk of our job!!

Julie Marsh purchased this house in 2017

Why Julie Marsh chose Loveland

During the off season November through March our little historic masterpiece is available as a vacation rental for families or groups of up to 8 guests. The rest of the year this property is an wedding and event venue hosting up to 40 weddings in the summer months.

Book a stay with us and you will come back again and again!

Plus we are close to the mountains for all your winter recreation without paying mountain prices. Denver, Fort Collins, and other metro areas are not far away!


Loveland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , tub , Located on the second floor
    Secind Bathroom - toilet , shower , Located on the main floor and is handicap accessible.
    Guest Bath - toilet , Located on the main floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Rose Haven - 1 king , Can be split into 2 twins
    Martha's Room - 1 queen
    Julia's Room - 2 twin/ single , The twin is a trundle bed.
    Carriage House - 1 double
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Carriage House, Chicken coop, blocks from Downtown


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1897 Historic Victorian Home - Historically Known as the Showplace of Loveland
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Christmas 2017 at the McCreery Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, her two sisters and my son and his wife rented the McCreery house for five nights during Christmas 2017 to be close to our son's/grand children's house. Ms. Marsh was at the home when we arrived and provided an excellent tour of the home, explaining where everything was in the home, all of the amenities and local things of interest.

The home and grounds are very well kept and very clean and well stocked with everything you may need. The temperature at the home was very comfortable during our stay, even with the cold snap over Christmas. The home is very welcoming and we discovered new things every day.

Ms. Marsh stayed in contact via text messages during our stay to see if there were any issues or anything that we needed..

We would definitely stay at the home again and recommend it to others. It was much more comfortable, convenient and relaxing than staying in multiple hotel rooms as we have done in past years.

Rick & Cheri Vine, Sheridan, WY.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick - Thank you and I would love to have you stay with us again when you are in town! Maybe squeeze in a summer visit so you can see the wonderful backyard gardens! Happy New Year!
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Onalaska, Wisconsin

Warm inviting like living in the past

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for three days for a family celebration and found it to be such a wonderful experience. I would recommend it to anyone who loves "old things" It is just fun to walk around the home, look at the antiques, and imagine the story of who lived there in the past. A walk up to the tower is very fun experience. Who used that? when? The breakfast was like going out to a gourmet restaurant with the exception of enjoying it among the ambience this home offers. The gardens are beautiful and sitting outside in the evening with a glass of wine would make a person never want to leave. Clean and quiet and the owner goes out of her way to make this an exceptional experience. The town of Loveland has many things to offer a guest as well. We expecially like the park with all the bronze statues. You won't be disappointed and will want to come back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake at Estes Park
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.65%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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