This was my first time in Butte and I was glad we got to do some sightseeing the next day after arriving late. We arrived 9PM. The owners are friendly and went out of their way to find a restaurant for us that was open late. We slept in two double beds. The room (The Family Suite) itself was huge and had a fresco ceiling and lots of cool antiques. The bathroom was adequate though there wasn't a lot of space to put your things. The sleigh beds were comfortable for me although I am 6'2". A large bay window that was open provided a nice cool breeze. Sure, this mansion is not an ideal B&B, adapted for modern standards of comfort. It maintains its historic integrity. But I loved feeling a part of a bygone era and having breakfast in the large dining room. The breakfast was good with fresh cut strawberries, quality orange juice and excellent French Toast. There is a shower in the large bathroom that is an experience many won't try but I used it twice. It was installed early in the 20th Century and is like putting your body in a car wash! You get sprayed from the top and from tubing around the sides. You are enclosed by thick plastic clear curtains. I am glad I did it. But then again, I love history.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The mansion is a 32-room Victorian mansion built in 1884 by William Andrews Clark, one of Montana's territorial pioneers. We are located one block west of the Butte Silver Bow County Courthouse.The Copper King Mansion is one of Butte's most elegant Victorian period architectural achievements. The moment you enter the building you are overwhelmed by the elegance of craftsmanship; the stained glass windows, hand painted ceilings, and hand carved woodwork are just the beginning.We boast 5 Bed and Breakfast rooms for rent, either individually or together. ... more less