The Governor's Mansion was once the home of former Governor Jesse McDonald and is centrally located in Leadville's National Historic Landmark District. Part of this house was built in 1881, with the mansion portion completed in 1893. Former Governor, Jesse McDonald, who sought and found his fortune in Leadville, built this big house to entertain guests as they travelled through town.


Stay in one of our two Victorian condos, each with their own private entrances, and fully equipped kitchens.

The Governor's Mansion is located just a half block off of Harrison Avenue (Leadville's Main Street), which means you can walk to all of Leadville's restaurants, shops and musuems.

You'll be surrounded by the highest mountains in the Colorado Rockies where majestic scenery blends with a lively history. There is much to do during your stay including:

  • Skiing at nearby Ski Cooper, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek.
  • Ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and Nordic skiing on the Mineral Belt Trail.
  • Mountain biking for any level of expertise. World-class hiking, mountain climbing, fishing and hunting.
  • Four-wheeling from beginner level to the more advanced 13,186' Mosquito Pass, the highest vehicular road in the United States.

  • Guest Access

    Each space is completely private from the rest of the house and has a dedicated parking spot.

  • Interaction with Guests

    We live in the main unit of the house and will be available to greet you at checkin, and will be available for any questions you might have.

  • Wifi & Satellite TV

    There is free wifi available in both units, along with DirecTV with Showtime and HBO.


Jesse McConald Suite
Top of the Rockies Suite

Jesse McConald Suite

This unit is located on the first floor and exudes Victorian charm. Enjoy your own kitchen and bathroom, and always be steps away from downtown.

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Top of the Rockies Suite

The suite encompasses the whole 3rd floor with a large 2nd story deck where guests can enjoy the view of Leadville and the surrounding mountains.

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The Governor's Mansion Guest Suites
129 W. 8th St
Leadville, CO 80461
p. +1 (719) 486-1865