Denver Is Getting a Beautiful Hotel in an 1880s Mansion — and We Got a Sneak Peek

Denver’s hotel scene is just as diverse as the city itself, using travelers very unique and, sometimes, pretty unusual experiences (a video game-themed suite, anyone?). And in early 2023, the city will welcome another unique residential or commercial property housed in a historic 1880s estate.

Urban Cowboy, the design- and community-driven hospitality brand name with homes in Nashville, the Catskills, and Brooklyn, New York, will open its Denver outpost in the George Schleier Mansion, a National Register of Historic Places-listed structure, changing it from a workplace into an 18-room boutique hotel with a two-story dining establishment and bar.
Exterior view today of George C. Schleier Residence
Denver architect, Frank Edbrooke, created the striking estate from Colorado sandstone in the elaborate Queen Anne style for Schleier, a German-born hat tycoon, on the intersection of Grant Street and Seventeenth Avenue overlooking the Mile High City’s Downtown. While the building will maintain its elaborate façade and unique architectural features such as gargoyles, Bavarian swans, and “onion” tower, the interiors will be changed to match the company’s cowboy-inspired aesthetic. Contemporary components and soaking tubs, together with ornamental products sourced from Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado, will develop a special vibe influenced by the “romantic, rustic nostalgia of what was authentically cowboy” in the Centennial State, per a declaration from Edbrooke.
” It’s a jewel box already and was love at very first sight,” Lyon Porter, who, together with Denver-native Jersey Banks, co-founded Urban Cowboy in 2014, said in a press release. “I see my job here as showcasing the home’s detailed details and honoring its bones. Working with GBX Group and Historic Denver on the job has been a win-win: we have the opportunity to preserve a historical building for future generations to delight in while bringing long-lasting, positive economic impacts to the area.”

The estate also has a two-story carriage home that will be transformed into a restaurant/bar with a lounge location and an event area. The food and beverage program, spearheaded by Urban Cowboy’s Nashville drink director, will include pies from Brooklyn’s famous Roberta’s Pizza, craft cocktails, and a turning list of white wines.
” Guests coming to stick with us can likewise anticipate a couple of surprise rooms throughout the home. One of my preferred motion pictures is ‘Clue,’ so I always like to use some secret components that guests will find by themselves,” Lyon informed T+L. “There will be the signature Urban Cowboy clawfoot tubs in every room, along with a customized wallpaper that I have totally designed using motivation from some of the really first wallpaper ever made.”

The new property will likewise be boosted with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to make sure higher ease of access.

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