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Historic Shotgun Victorian Home Near Downtown Laramie, Wy

(26 Reviews)

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Last updated: 12/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 bedroom historic home fully remodeled with modern amenities

Winter in Wyoming Weekly Special: From December 1st through April 30 stay for a week for just $525.

This Victorian-era guest house is a clean modern 700 sf. home located in Laramie, Wyoming. Only three blocks from downtown Laramie and twelve blocks from the University of Wyoming, it is in the perfect location if you like to walk or bike around town. Off-street parking, a private deck with a gas grill and patio furnishings, and a fully-fenced landscaped yard provide private, secure outdoor spaces. Guest bikes, a Forest Service parking pass, and lots of maps and trail information will help you make good use of all that Laramie has to offer. Cable TV and internet services are the best available.

The kitchen is fully equipped for everything from cooking a great meal to just making a great cup of coffee. Appliances include a gas range and oven, full-sized fridge, and microwave plus butcher block counter tops, and all the cookware, dishes, and utensils you might need.

The guest house has a beautiful bathroom with a walk in shower, low-flow Toto toilet, and uniquely styled Japanese tile. Bath towels are provided.

The front, and most unique, room in the house has a Brazilian Koa wood floor with five windows surrounding a bright, cozy reading nook.

The bedroom floors are a mixture of Cherry and Hickory. There is a comfortable queen-sized bed. All bedding and linens are provided.

All of downtown is just a few blocks away. Walk to breakfast at Night Heron Bookstore (and peruse the fantastic selection of used books while you're at it) or Coal Creek Coffee. Numerous lunch, dinner, and drinking establishments are all within a few blocks of the guest house.

This is a green-renovated house that used as much of the original material as possible -- preserving the character and uniqueness of the house.

Flat screen TV with DVD and free WiFi make this guest house ideal for business travelers. Children are welcome.

Please call or email with any questions you may have about the house or Laramie and the surrounding area.

All the best,
Amy and Ranie

P.S. If the dates you are hoping to come are already reserved, you might want to consider staying at the Mad Carpenter Inn B&B (307-742-0870 • 353 North 8th Street ).
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome with a small additional cleaning fee. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    While the house is all on one floor with a walk-in shower and no steps, the entry to the bathroom is not wheelchair accessible due to a tight corner. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom has a queen-size bed. A futon sofa bed is appropriate for children. Please note that the 'shotgun' style of this house means that the the bedroom does not have a separate closing door--the futon and bed are basically in the same room, divided by a curtain that pulls across for some privacy. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Tiled sink and walk-in shower. Low-flow Toto toilet. The bathroom has lots of fluffy white towels, bath mats, shampoo, conditioner, and bath soap as well as a few incidentals you may have forgotten such as band-aids, tweezers, a spare toothbrush, and the like. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A selection of books and magazines are updated every month. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray DVD player with streaming capability. ...moreless

  • Games:

    A few board games and cards. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable package with HD TV and wireless internet (30+ Mbps) is the best available in Laramie. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small radio and bedside clock radio....moreless

  • Television:

    HD TV with a cable package--135 channels. HD channels include ESPN, ESPN2, FOX and FOX Sports, Nickelodeon, Animal Planet, Disney, and many others. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    1950s vintage dining table and chairs in the kitchen area. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Although Laramie usually has cool summers, a small evaporative cooler/fan is provided in summer months. There is also a ceiling fan in the living room. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Vintage-style freestanding gas stove in the living room gives off cozy heat in the winter. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Gas and electric heat. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Cable wireless internet is the best available in Laramie. ...moreless

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

    On and off street parking. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Small washer/dryer....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular and French press. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Efficient kitchen boasts a vintage farm-style sink, butcher block and stainless steel countertops. Standard and french press coffeemakers, electric kettle, blender, hand mixer, toaster, microwave....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Small gas oven. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of fresh spices, salt and pepper, olive oil. Coffee and tea. Pasta and sauce for a last-minute dinner. Seasonally we have fresh eggs from our backyard chickens to leave for guests....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator/freezer. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Small gas range and oven. Plus plenty of pots and pans for cooking and bowls and pans for baking....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles--plus bike helmets and locks--are available for guest use. If one of these doesn't fit you be sure to let us know and we can swap it out for a different model. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A new gas grill, table, and chairs make the private back yard a perfect hang-out on summer evenings. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front yard and patio are landscaped low-water and native plants--including strawberries and rhubarb for summer picking. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Full-size propane gas grill on the back patio....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ask us if you plan to head up to the cross-country ski trails. We have lots of equipment, trail maps, and advice. Join us for a full moon ski! Medicine Bow National Forest parking pass provided. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter in Wyoming
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$525
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125
$600 $1,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Laramie Regional Airport
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Altitude Chophouse and Brewery
1125 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Francisco
2.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Jacoby Golf Course
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lots of options downtown.
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snowy Range Ski Area
28 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Hattie

Laramie is home to the University of Wyoming, with numerous sporting and multicultural events. Laramie also offers seemingly endless recreation opportunities, from hunting and fishing to hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling.

The house is 3 blocks from downtown, the hub of Laramie. Excellent places to eat (and drink) include Altitude's Chophouse and Brewery, Sweet Melissa's (vegetarian, and also has the original pre-1900 bar from Hartville, WY), the Crow Bar, Roxie's, Thai Spice, Anong's, Night Heron Books (and excellent breakfast/lunch!), Coal Creek Coffee, and the list goes on and on.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

Why the Owner Chose Laramie, WY, USA:
When we bought this house it's Victorian-style trim and front porch gave us a vision it's potential. Renovating small, old, unmaintained houses into modern, livable spaces is our passion and this little shogun house was just calling out for a new lease on life.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we purchased 807 S 2nd Street it was in rough shape. Originally built in the 1880s to house Union Pacific railroad workers, the house had fallen into disrepair. We renovated it ourselves--from the roof to the foundation--keeping the character of an old shotgun rail house while adding modern amenities and giving the house a second life as a comfortable space to enjoy Laramie's south side.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • Summertime! And a fine rainbow.

    Summertime! And a fine rainbow.

  • View from the street in the summer.

    View from the street in the summer.

  • Lucky mule shoe found during renovations welcomes guests above the front door.

    Lucky mule shoe found during renovations welcomes guests above the front door.

  • Koa wood floors in the living room and remnants of an old chimney.

    Koa wood floors in the living room and remnants of an old chimney.

  •  Kitchen stocked with a microwave, coffee maker, blender, utensils, and dishes.

    Kitchen stocked with a microwave, coffee maker, blender, utensils, and dishes.

  • The kitchen sink and our new--very shiny--dish cabinet.

    The kitchen sink and our new--very shiny--dish cabinet.

  • Bedroom has a queen size bed, TV area, desk and a small closet.

    Bedroom has a queen size bed, TV area, desk and a small closet.

  • Bathroom sink.

    Bathroom sink.

  • Daisies in the front yard.

    Daisies in the front yard.

  • Offstreet parking, accessed via alley behind house.

    Offstreet parking, accessed via alley behind house.

  • House plans--a true shotgun style house.

    House plans--a true shotgun style house.

  • View from 2nd Street in the winter.

    View from 2nd Street in the winter.

  • Entry off of 2nd Street.

    Entry off of 2nd Street.

  • Front room reading nook.

    Front room reading nook.

  • Gas heater keeps the living room toasty warm.

    Gas heater keeps the living room toasty warm.

  • Kitchen has a small gas range, vintage farm sink, and butcher block counters.

    Kitchen has a small gas range, vintage farm sink, and butcher block counters.

  • Washer/dryer.

    Washer/dryer.

  • Bedroom showing futon in foreground and queen size bed in background.

    Bedroom showing futon in foreground and queen size bed in background.

  • Tile shower.

    Tile shower.

  • Front yard landscaping in the spring.

    Front yard landscaping in the spring.

  • Bicycles available for guest use. Helmets and locks too!

    Bicycles available for guest use. Helmets and locks too!

  • Strawberries and rhubarb from the back and side yards.

    Strawberries and rhubarb from the back and side yards.

  • Remodeling--more like resurrection!

    Remodeling--more like resurrection!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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