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Historic Shotgun Victorian Home Near Downtown Laramie, WY

Bedrooms 1
Space 65 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom historic home fully remodeled with modern amenities

Available for longer-term rentals starting September 10, 2017. Contact us for more information: three zero seven, seven six zero, nine four seven five / casita properties at yahoo dot com.

This Victorian-era guest house is a clean modern 700 sf. home located in Laramie, Wyoming. Only three blocks from downtown Laramie and twelve blocks from the University of Wyoming, it is in the perfect location to walk or bike around town. Off-street parking, a private deck with a gas grill and patio furnishings, and a fully-fenced landscaped yard provide private, secure outdoor spaces. Guest bikes, a Forest Service parking pass, and lots of maps and trail information will help you make good use of all that Laramie has to offer. Cable TV and internet services are the best available.

The kitchen is fully equipped for everything from cooking a great meal to just making a great cup of coffee. Appliances include a gas range and oven, full-sized fridge, and microwave plus butcher block counter tops, and all the cookware, dishes, and utensils you might need.

The guest house has a beautiful bathroom with a walk in shower, low-flow Toto toilet, and uniquely styled Japanese tile. Bath towels are provided.

The front, and most unique, room in the house has a Brazilian Koa wood floor with five windows surrounding a bright, cozy reading nook.

The bedroom floors are a mixture of Cherry and Hickory. There is a comfortable queen-sized bed. All bedding and linens are provided.

All of downtown is just a few blocks away. Walk to breakfast at Night Heron Bookstore (and peruse the fantastic selection of used books while you're at it) or Coal Creek Coffee. Numerous lunch, dinner, and drinking establishments are all within a few blocks of the guest house.

This is a green-renovated house that used as much of the original material as possible -- preserving the character and uniqueness of the house.

Flat screen TV with DVD and free WiFi make this guest house ideal for business travelers. Children are welcome.

Please call or email with any questions you may have about the house or Laramie and the surrounding area.

All the best,

Amy and Ranie

P.S. If the dates you are hoping to come are already reserved, you might want to consider staying at the Mad Carpenter Inn B&B (307-742-0870 • 353 North 8th Street ).

More Details

Amy and Ranie
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2018

Why Amy and Ranie chose Laramie

When we bought this house it's Victorian-style trim and front porch gave us a vision it's potential. Renovating small, old, unmaintained houses into modern, livable spaces is our passion and this little shogun house was just calling out for a new lease on life.

What makes this house unique

When we purchased 807 S 2nd Street it was in rough shape. Originally built in the 1880s to house Union Pacific railroad workers, the house had fallen into disrepair. We renovated it ourselves--from the roof to the foundation--keeping the character of an old shotgun rail house while adding modern amenities and giving the house a second life as a comfortable space to enjoy Laramie's south side.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Laramie

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Tiled sink and walk-in shower. Low-flow Toto toilet. The bathroom has lots of fluffy white towels, bath mats, shampoo, conditioner, and bath soap as well as a few incidentals you may have forgotten such as band-aids, tweezers, a spare toothbrush, and the like.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Bedroom has a queen-size bed. A futon sofa bed is appropriate for children. Please note that the 'shotgun' style of this house means that the the bedroom does not have a separate closing door--the futon and bed are basically in the same room, divided by a curtain that pulls across for some privacy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • wind-surfing


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(33 traveller reviews)

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Historic Shotgun Victorian Home Near Downtown Laramie, WY
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Everything went smoothly. Great communication; excellent well organized home. Amy pays attention to the little details. We would stay here again in a minute.

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a great place to stay! Ranie & Amy go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Thank you

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is beautifully appointed & the owners always incredibly helpful. Great location & a beautiful town.

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage in downtown Laramie a handful of blocks from restaurants and bars

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely renovated. Has everything you need for two adults and a dog. Amy and Raine are very thoughtful and kind hosts.

- Ben & Louise Edwards

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, Tennessee & Tie Siding, Wyoming


  • 5 of 5

When I travel with my dogs, I do not look for aesthetics. I want a dog door, fenced yard, and surfaces they won't mess up. But, boy was I bowled over when I opened the door to a beautiful, comfortable, exquisitely renovated house--with all my requirements as well--all within walking distance of my favorite bookstore (2nd Story) and the chocolate store next door. I'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Euxton Chorley, Lancashire

Quirky little house

  • 4 of 5

A well equipped, comfortable house very close to all amenities and shops in Laramie. The weather during our July stay was very hot and Aircon would have been a benefit at night, this is the only reason for it not getting 5 stars. Amie & Ranie were very helpful and responsive before, during and after our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh no! Our first four star review! As charged, and as with the majority of houses in Laramie, our place does not have central air conditioning. While the sun can feel warm at 7200 feet, our average high temperature this July according to NOAA was 78 degrees F (the maximum in July this year was 88) and nighttime lows averaged to 43. For most people simply opening two windows at night and closing them during the day makes the house cool enough for sleeping. We also provide a small evaporative cooler and fans. Our apologies if things got a little too warm.
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Great location, comfortable, and well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed about one month and thoroughly enjoyed our stay during that time. The house is located just a few blocks' short walk from Laramie central and was both quiet and cosy. Our hosts accommodated our wishes and we will stay again when we are back in Laramie.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Laramie Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Altitude Chophouse and Brewery
Nearest Ferry
1125 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Jacoby Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Lots of options downtown.
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Snowy Range Ski Area
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Lake Hattie

Laramie is home to the University of Wyoming, with numerous sporting and multicultural events. Laramie also offers seemingly endless recreation opportunities, from hunting and fishing to hiking, skiing, and snowmobiling.

The house is 3 blocks from downtown, the hub of Laramie. Excellent places to eat (and drink) include Altitude's Chophouse and Brewery, Sweet Melissa's (vegetarian, and also has the original pre-1900 bar from Hartville, WY), the Crow Bar, The Library Bar and Grill (1.5 blocks), Thai Spice, Anong's, Night Heron Books (and excellent breakfast/lunch!), Coal Creek Coffee, and the list goes on and on.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Laramie

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$254.86
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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