History

 

The Ferris Mansion is a classic Queen Anne style victorian home. The 8000 Sq Ft home is a Barber pattern book design. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places is 1982.


George and Julia Ferris began construction of the mansion in 1901. Unfortunately, George died in a runaway horse team accident returning from his copper mine in Encampment, Wy before the house was completed. It is reported that the cost of the mansion plus furnishings was $60,000. Julia lived in the mansion until her death in 1931 at the age of 76.


In the 1940’s the mansion was converted into apartments.  Meticulous restoration to its original grandeur was begun in 1978 by David and Janice Lubbers and Phyllis Lenz.  The mansion was opened as a bed and breakfast in 1986.  Now it has been passed to the next generations, David and Janice’s daughter and her family continue the tradition of great hospitality in their beautiful home.  Come enjoy!