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Victorian Bliss In The Beautiful Rocky Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type bed & breakfast
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

A Victorian dream. Go back into time with modern comforts. My home is a walk into the past, with two parlors (living rooms), dining room, eat in kitchen, two and half bathrooms, one with a steam sauna (location-bomb shelter!), and four beautiful bedrooms. I am located two blocks from the Central City Opera House and three blocks from Main Street and one mile from Black Hawk. My home is a shoe free, shoes off at the door!

My home was built in 1875-78 (exact date not known) by an ex-slave, Jeremiah Lee. Jeremiah was stopped by the local banker, Thomas Potter, and this home was built and lived in first by the Potters (wife was a red head, as am I). Bankers were not to be trusted if they could live in a mansion. The Lees moved into their home six years later upon Mr. Potters death. The best part of the story Lees sent their children to school in the 1870's, they were sent home because of their color, the mayor heard this and went down to the school and told the principle these children will be attending! Central City should be on the map for having one of the first unsegregated schools in America. Emily Lee, wife of Jeremiah was placed on the title of this home. The pink bedroom was wall papered by none other than Emily at the turn of the last century! Most of the wall paper in the home is original. I personally stripped back the layers above the mantel in the front parlor. The Lee's were also recognized as Colorado Pioneers.

Central City is a historical gem and my home is a part of that greatness.

I offer a home for you that is complete with two rotten no good cats. They can be here or go with me. But if you want them to stay, they do expect your servitude! OB-1, the black and white cat expects doors to be opened and closed for his enjoyment of the outdoor world. Marie, the tabby, appreciates a can of food every day! I provide the food, you provide your love and attention. I do not let the cats upstairs, so if you allergies, I have an Ionizer and a HEPA rated vacuum. Most are not allergic to cats but their saliva, therefore they get baths monthly to keep allergies at bay.

I have lovingly put all my energies into restoring this home. My furnishings are unique and fit my dreams. My favorite children's book is Mr Plumbean and the Big Orange Splot, for this quote: "My house is me and I am it. My house is where I like to be and it looks like all my dreams."

This is not your typical get away in the mountains. If you're wanting to create a escape from the typical, this is the home for you!

More Details

Nicki Friedeck
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Nicki Friedeck

I love history and that is why I bought this home. I can talk for days about Central City! I can talk for days about the Lee's. I have been a surgical technologist for 21 years and now I live for this. I love to garden and restore old things.

Nicki Friedeck purchased this bed and breakfast in 2012

Why Nicki Friedeck chose Central City

My house is me and I am it. My house is where I like to be and it looks like all my dreams!

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

The feeling you get when you step into someone else's life. I offer a unique experience for all those that love history.


Central City Bed And Breakfast Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , The most colorful bathroom you will step into.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bidet , On the main level. All my leftover paint is mixed in here!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Steam sauna located in the bomb shelter!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 Katie Lee - 1 queen , Gorgeous room with fireplace, near kitchen on main level.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs, Walter Huston room with green capet and fireplace
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Electric fireplace and TV with X-box.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Mae West room, very pink!! Electric fireplace.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Most come for the casinos, I am here for the hikes, the history and the micro brewery in town.


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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Denver International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dostal Alley Brewery and Pub
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Georgetown Loop Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Century Casino
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Loveland Ski Area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150

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.