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Leadville Vacation Packages

A former gold and silver mining town, this mountain settlement has well-preserved Victorian architecture and celebrates its boom days with an annual festival. 

Few places in Colorado can boast of as colorful a history as the high-altitude town of Leadville, often touted as “The Two Mile High City.” Discover late 19th-century architecture in the historic district, view the old mines and venture beyond the town borders to discover abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, from skiing to biking and hiking. 

The town was first settled in the 1860s when gold was discovered nearby. Though the gold reserves soon ran dry, it wasn’t the end for Leadville, as silver deposits were soon discovered here. 

Ask locals to tell you the story of the famous American prospector Horace Austin Warner Tabor, or “Haw” Tabor as he would come to be known. He made his fortune investing in silver mining. Though famous for being the so-called “Silver King of Leadville,” Tabor also earned notoriety for leaving his first wife and marrying a much younger woman, a story that inspired Douglas Moore’s opera The Ballad of Baby Doe. Find out more about local mining history at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

Stroll around Leadville’s streets, 70 square blocks of which are designated a national historic landmark district. Look for landmark buildings from the Victorian era including the Delaware Hotel and the Tabor Opera House, which was built by the famous mining magnate “Haw” Tabor and offers tours as well as shows. For an even more evocative taste of the Old West, time your visit to coincide with the annual Leadville Boom Days, a festival featuring gunslinging, burro races and mining skills competitions as well as food and craft booths.

Leadville also offers plenty of adventurous activities. Ride the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad or drive along the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway to enjoy spectacular vistas of the Rocky Mountains. For more active pursuits, try hiking around or boating on the glacial waters of Twin Lakes or in winter, skiing at Cooper ski resort.

Find Leadville near the base of two of Colorado’s tallest peaks: Mount Elbert and Mount Massive. While the town itself is walkable, a car is recommended to reach nearby attractions.

Accommodation in Leadville

We recommend that you make reservations for a hotel as soon as your itinerary is known, as Expedia's Leadville lodging guide currently doesn't feature a huge selection of accommodations.

Some of the options that might tick your boxes in and around Leadville are the Rodeway Inn and Columbine Inn & Suites.


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Rodeway Inn $66
Rodeway Inn

Rodeway Inn

1128 US Highway 24, Leadville
     
    3.3
    of 5, from 546 reviews
    2.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Leadville, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum and Tabor Opera House. Leadville Heritage Museum and Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Delaware Hotel $99
    Delaware Hotel

    Delaware Hotel

    700 Harrison Ave, Leadville
       
      4.1
      of 5, from 143 reviews
      2.5 out of 5.0

      Situated near the airport, this hotel is steps from Leadville Heritage Museum, Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin, and National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. Tabor Opera House and Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad are also within 10 minutes.

      Cozy 1br/1ba Furnished House In Historic Leadville, CO
      Cozy 1br/1ba Furnished House In Historic Leadville, CO

      Cozy 1br/1ba Furnished House In Historic Leadville, CO

      , Leadville
         
        4.4
        of 5, from 31 reviews
        0.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Leadville, this vacation home is close to National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Leadville Heritage Museum, and Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin. Also nearby are Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum and Tabor Opera House.

        Mt. Zion Lookout, 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath, pet Friendly
        Mt. Zion Lookout, 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath, pet Friendly

        Mt. Zion Lookout, 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath, pet Friendly

        , Leadville
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 5 reviews
          0.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in Leadville, this vacation home is close to Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad and Tabor Opera House. Regional attractions also include Ski Cooper.

          The Leadville Bunkhouse
          The Leadville Bunkhouse

          The Leadville Bunkhouse

          , Leadville
             
            5.0
            of 5, from 1 reviews
            0.0 out of 5.0

            Situated in Leadville, this property is steps from Leadville Heritage Museum, National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, and Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin.

            Just Like new 10 Minutes to Ski Cooper and 3 Miles to Downtown!
            Just Like new 10 Minutes to Ski Cooper and 3 Miles to Downtown!

            Just Like new 10 Minutes to Ski Cooper and 3 Miles to Downtown!

            , Leadville
               
              4.8
              of 5, from 5 reviews
              0.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Leadville, this cabin is close to National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, Leadville Heritage Museum, and Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin. Local attractions also include Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum and Tabor Opera House.

              Vacation In Style In Downtown Leadville
              Vacation In Style In Downtown Leadville

              Vacation In Style In Downtown Leadville

              , Leadville
                 
                4.9
                of 5, from 26 reviews
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in the city center, this vacation home is close to Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum, Tabor Opera House, and National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. Also nearby are Leadville Heritage Museum and Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin.

                The Alpine Perch - Expansive Views, Downtown Location, and new Construction
                The Alpine Perch - Expansive Views, Downtown Location, and new Construction

                The Alpine Perch - Expansive Views, Downtown Location, and new Construction

                , Leadville
                   
                  5.0
                  of 5, from 8 reviews
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in the city center, this vacation home is close to Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum, National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, and Leadville Heritage Museum. Also nearby are Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin and Tabor Opera House.

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