We wanted to stay in the Butte area while traveling with our dog, and options were very limited. The Copper King Mansion was pet friendly, so we booked a room. The place is a museum as well and a free museum tour is included with the bed and breakfast. However, due to time constraints we elected to skip the tour.
The owners are to be commended for being pet friendly. The rooms are full of antiques and so we were pleasantly surprised to learn that our dog would be allowed. She was welcomed, which we appreciated very much.
We had a large bedroom, a sitting room, a huge bathroom, and a huge closest, with more space than many apartments! The place is truly antique in every sense. The water pressure is non existent so there is no shower, but a nice old bathtub. There are no electrical outlets for a hairdryer so don't plan on using anything electric while there. (No internet access either). No tv or phone - this is a place to get away from it all so go expecting that and not expecting modern conveniences. We have no complaints about this, just know that you'll be staying in a very old and very unique place and go for the experience, not modern amenities. The bed was not very comfortable because the modern mattress did not fit well on the antique frame and the bed sagged in the middle. Also there is some noise from nearby bars that made it a little difficult to sleep (not the fault of the B&B).
The hosts were very nice. This area of Butte, however, is quite run down. While historic, it has not been maintained or restored much, so only the B&B and one or two other homes seem to be making any effort. There is a new correctional facility nearby but most of the buildings in this area and falling down or boarded up. That said, there are some nice restaurants in walking distance so if you want a unique place to stay and a good meal, you can get that. (The Uptown Cafe is nearby and excellent; see separate review).
Overall, a decent place to stay if you want unique and not a chain place, and you know what to expect. Very kind of them to be pet friendly.
- 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