This bed and breakfast is a unique experience. It is a historic building in an historic town. Do not expect any modern amenities like a fridge, television or blow dryer, just step back in time and enjoy what was probably high-class living for that era. The Clark family history is interesting and the details in structure and furnishings should not be overlooked. The stained glass windows, the hand carved fireplaces, even the door hinges & knobs are a work of art. Some stories say the mansion is haunted. Could it just be the old radiators steaming up? Or could it be those dolls on the 3rd floor take to dancing in the adjoining ballroom at night?
The host/staff is friendly and accommodating. The meal is adequate. The place is very clean. The off-season rates seem a little high for the rooms that have to share a bathroom down a hallway. I would recommend warm pajamas, good cognac, and a good book.
- 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