The Lumber Baron Inn $2,270,000


Available for purchase for the first time in two decades – this is a unique opportunity to own one of Denver's historic landmarks. Located in Denver’s popular Lower Highland neighborhood, the Lumber Baron Inn is within walking distance of numerous restaurants and entertainment.

With 9,700 sqft finished on four levels, this beautiful Queen Anne Victorian is truly one of a kind. The home was built in 1890 by John Mouat, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune in the lumber trade. Lovingly restored in the early 1990s by the current owners and innkeepers, the Lumber Baron Inn exudes original character and charm.

The home features five elegant antique furnished guest suites, all with private baths, Jacuzzi tubs, and in-room HDTV home theaters. The third-level ballroom is perfect for hosting groups of up to 100 people and features a maple dance floor, two restrooms, full bar area, and a fire egress. The garden level serves as the owners’ quarters, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious living room, and a kitchenette. Surrounded by mature trees and beautiful landscaping, the fenced-in backyard features a huge garden patio capable of seating up to 150 people. Other features include a speakeasy bar/roulette table, front and back parlors, a spacious dining room, commercial kitchen, and wraparound front and back porches.


Established premier historic inn located in the heart of Denver. Turnkey business has been operating for over 20 years. Inn currently has 5 operating guest suites, but has the potential for up to 15 guest rooms. Majority of gross revenue is from B&B rooms, with the remaining revenue coming weddings & other events. Current room rates range from $149-$249/night. Commercial kitchen offers the opportunity to expand operations as a restaurant. Business includes an active liquor license that is transferable upon sale. Price includes building and land. B&B/wedding/events business, furniture, equipment, and other personal property are negotiable. PUD Zoning allows for various potential uses, including restaurant, corporate office space, wedding venue, events venue, retreat/conference center, and more.


The Honeymoon Suite:
The original owners, John and Amelia Mouat, aptly named their master suite the Honeymoon Suite as a tribute to their love. This suite has huge cherry pocket doors, a spacious round jaccuzi tub in the tower, and a seven-piece carved mahogany bedroom set whose designs match the 1906 Neoclassical pastel patterns on the ceiling.

The Anniversary Suite:
This is the perfect suite for an anniversary get-away. The light-blue Greco-Roman motif is classically romantic. This suite features twin marbled pillars which lead to a Roman bath area and a Victorian 1865 queen-sized Empire style bed. The room features a unique 1890’s Murphy bed, secretly hidden in the mahogany wardrobe with closet and secretary desk.

The Valentine Suite:
This suite was named in honor of Margaret “Valentine” Mouat, the youngest daughter of John Mouat. Her Valentine’s Day birthday gave her this nickname. This suite has a Far-Eastern Persian-style flair, with the most complex and detailed Bradbury ceiling pattern of the entire Inn, and features a king-sized Indonesian wedding bed imported from Java.

The Colonel Franklin Room:
The Colonel Franklin Room was named in honor of the owner/innkeeper’s father, Franklin Keller. He lies in Arlington National Cemetery today, but always loved this room. The room boasts an Colorado-themed Bradbury Woodland wallpaper set. See the richly grained pillared oak mantle with “old west” tiles and the dark walnut Eastlake queen-sized bed. This comfy room captures the spirit of the West!

The Keller Suite:
The Keller Suite is named in honor of the famous activist and humanitarian Helen Keller. This suite features an Anglo-Japanese themed Bradbury wallpaper set, an antique mahogany queen bed, and an oversized mahogany armoire.


  • Built in 1890
  • 20 years as B&B
  • Last renovation in 1994
  • MLS #7448094
  • 5 Guest Rooms
  • 5 Guest Bathrooms
  • Lot size: 0.32 acres
  • 3 Parking Spots
  • Has owner's quarters
  • $2,270,000
  • $400,000 gross revenue

Listing Agent

Paul Tamburello, Generator Real Estate, LLC
3222 Tejon Street
Studio A
Denver, CO 80211

Phone: 303-991-6204
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2555 W 37th Ave. Denver, CO 80211

Photos (click to enlarge)

Aerial View of Property/Corner Lot
Front of the Lumber Baron Inn Foyer and Front Parlor
Back Parlor Library (with speakeasy bar) to Back Parlor
The Honeymoon Suite The Honeymoon Suite Bath
Anniversary Suite Anniversary Suite Bath
The Colonel Franklin Room The Valentine Suite
Keller Guest Suite Ballroom
Backyard Patio Backyard Patio

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