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Copper King Mansion, Butte

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Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
The Copper King Mansion, also known as the W. A. Clark Mansion, is a 34-room residence of Romanesque Revival Victorian architecture that was built from 1884 to 1888 as the Butte, Montana residence of William Andrews Clark, one of Montana's three famous Copper Kings. The home features fresco painted ceilings, elegant parquets of rare imported wood, gas and electric chandeliers, ornate hand-carved fireplaces and stairways and stained-glass windows. The mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.The Copper King Mansion has been privately owned, operated, and occupied by the Cote family since 1953. The home is currently operated as a Bed and Breakfast, with rooms ranging in price from $105 to $200. The website is Guided tours are available during the summer tourist season, or by appointment during the winter months.The Copper King Mansion is referenced in the book about Clark's daughter, Huguette, Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
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  • I've taken several mansion tours around the country. Having preserved both the original exterior and interior architecture as well as original &/or period-authentic furnishings makes this one of the b...  read more »
  • This mansion is a very nice experience, and with the history behind it and the overall Butte area, worth going into 
  • Tremendous look into the way the mega-wealthy lived in the early 1900s. You tour several levels of the home. Unbelievable detail, stained glass windows, staircase took 4 years to build (by hand!) 
  • I love the Copper King, though part of me doesn't want to rate it because I want to make sure the rooms aren't all full the next time we go! ;) In all seriousness, it was a phenomenal experience. I stayed there for one night last week with 2 friends in Andree's room, and we also took a tour. The staff are all extremely friendly and knowledgeable, considering the owners grew up in the mansion. Erin treated us like we were part of her family for the night, which was a really welcoming experience. Our tour guide was Maureen, who told us she had only been working there for two weeks, but she already seemed to have learned quite a bit about the mansion and didn't seem nearly that new. Moreover, she was interested and enthusiastic about her job, which is really what makes someone good at what they do. I hope she's there the next time we go. Breakfast was served in the elegant dining hall with about 10 of us seated around the table, so we got to get to know the other visitors. It was a great meal of fruit, French Toast with powdered sugar, juice, and more coffee than I could drink. My friends and I are already planning and saving up for next year, because we want to stay in the master suite for at least 4 days so we can just enjoy being there instead of exploring Butte all day like we did this time. Thank you, Erin, Maureen, and crew! Mal, Cassie, and Brenna
  • Amazing historical mansion in a historic old mining town. The mansion is furnished in the decadent fashion fitting for one of the "Copper Kings". So glad this place is preserved and that it is a B&B. The staff are amazing and knowledgable! Take a step back in time and live like a king!
  • Visited the mansion with my parents, all the way from Virginia. The tour guides were knowledgeable and the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Cody was very friendly and welcoming. Overall, had a wonderful time getting to know about an important part of Butte history!
  • The home is amazing, but the experience left much to desire. Our tour guide, a young lady who lacked knowledge and the ability to articulate information about the estate. The few words we could understand was about what she disliked about the furnishings. She was very rude to the guests and was not complimentary of the experience. Randy Redmond.
  • Stayed over for 3 nights. It's a perfect spot to tour uptown Butte or visit Montana Tech University very good breakfast included in the room price.
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