Historic Shotgun Victorian Home Near Downtown Laramie, Wy(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
1 bedroom historic home fully remodeled with modern amenities
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 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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- 700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- 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
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- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 3 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
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
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Winter in Wyoming
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- 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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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.
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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Summertime! And a fine rainbow.
View from the street in the summer.
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.
Kitchen stocked with a microwave, coffee maker, blender, utensils, and dishes.
The kitchen sink and our new--very shiny--dish cabinet.
Bedroom has a queen size bed, TV area, desk and a small closet.
Daisies in the front yard.
Offstreet parking, accessed via alley behind house.
House plans--a true shotgun style house.
View from 2nd Street in the winter.
Entry off of 2nd Street.
Front room reading nook.
Gas heater keeps the living room toasty warm.
Kitchen has a small gas range, vintage farm sink, and butcher block counters.
Bedroom showing futon in foreground and queen size bed in background.
Front yard landscaping in the spring.
Bicycles available for guest use. Helmets and locks too!
Strawberries and rhubarb from the back and side yards.
Remodeling--more like resurrection!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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